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From Akira to Žižek:Comics and Contemporary Cultural Theory

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Sunday, October 23, 2011 - 9:36am
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Studies in Comics journal

Papers are invited for Studies in Comics volume 3.2. This special issue seeks to provide a forum for new articulations between comics studies and contemporary cultural theory.

The importance and continued relevance of poststructuralist/postmodernist thought, the Frankfurt school's studies of mass culture, McLuhan's media theory and Bourdieu's critical sociology are rightly acknowledged. Such figures dominate theoretical academic discourse on comics, as in other areas of cultural studies, often at the expense of engagement with alternative strands of critical thinking.

elizabeth taylor 1912-1975: a Centenary Conference

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Sunday, October 23, 2011 - 6:58am
full name / name of organization: 
Professor Mary Joannou, Anglia Ruskin University

Abstracts are invited on any aspect of the writing of the novelist Elizabeth Taylor.These should be about 250 words and sent in the form of an e-mail attachment to arrive by December 8 2011. The conference will be held at Anglia Ruskin's Cambridge campus. Participants include John Brannigan, Erica Brown, Alice Ferrebe, Maud Ellmann, Faith Pullin, N. H. Reeve. The plenary speaker is Nicola Beauman. Papers will be of 20 minutes duration.

The convenor is happy to talk informally to or correspond with anyone who may be considering submitting a proposal. Please include your postal address and daytime telephone number. Ph. D students are also asked to give the title of their dissertation and the name and e-mail address of their supervisor.

Elizabeth Taylor, 1912-1975: a Centenary Conference

updated: 
Sunday, October 23, 2011 - 6:41am
full name / name of organization: 
Professor Mary Joannou, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK

Abstracts are invited on any aspect of the writing of the novelist Elizabeth Taylor.These should be about 250 words and sent in the form of an e-mail attachment to arrive by December 8 2011. The conference will be held at Anglia Ruskin's Cambridge campus. Participants include John Brannigan, Erica Brown, Alice Ferrebe, Maud Ellmann, Faith Pullin, N. H. Reeve. The plenary speaker is Nicola Beauman. Papers will be of 20 minutes duration.

The convenor is happy to talk informally to or correspond with anyone who may be considering submitting a proposal. Please include your postal address and daytime telephone number. Ph. D students are also asked to give the title of their dissertation and the name and e-mail address of their supervisor.

The Projector: An Electronic Journal on Film, Media and Culture -- Special Issue on the "B Feature"

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Saturday, October 22, 2011 - 7:22pm
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The Projector: An Electronic Journal on Film, Media and Culture
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The Projector: An Electronic Journal on Film, Media, and Culture is a peer-reviewed journal published twice a year under the auspices of the Department of Theatre and Film at Bowling Green State University. The Projector is seeking research-based essays for a special double issue on the B feature or "low-budget" film, studio-produced or independently financed, in any genre or country of origin. This proposed special issue will comprise our Fall 2012 and Spring 2013 issues.

Topics include:

SSAWW 2012 Awards Announcement

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Saturday, October 22, 2011 - 6:34pm
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Kristin J. Jacobson/Society for the Study of American Women Writers

THE SOCIETY FOR THE STUDY OF AMERICAN WOMEN WRITERS 2012 AWARDS

The Society for the Study of American Women Writers was founded in 2000 to promote the study of American women writers through research, teaching, and publication. The following three awards were established in 2011 to honor the work and legacies of the Society's founding members and to further SSAWW's goal to support and broaden knowledge among academics as well as the general public about American women writers.

[UPDATE] 22nd Annual English Graduate Student Association Mardi Gras Conference @ LSU

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Saturday, October 22, 2011 - 3:31pm
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English Graduate Student Association--Co-Chairs Doris Raab & Catherine Riley

Major Minors: Neglected and New Issues in Literary Studies

The 22nd Annual Graduate Student Mardi Gras Conference at Louisiana State University

LSU Student Union

February 16th & 17th, 2012

Keynote Address by Meredith L. McGill, Rutgers University

ALA 2012: Hemingway's Other Loves

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Saturday, October 22, 2011 - 12:50pm
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The Ernest Hemingway Society
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American Literature Association Conference
May 22-27, 2012 in San Francisco, CA

The Hero's Quest in a Classical or Medieval Text

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Saturday, October 22, 2011 - 9:12am
full name / name of organization: 
Bernard Schweizer
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We urgently seek a replacement chapter for an upcoming volume of criticism on literary works that deal with the theme of the hero's quest. The volume will be part of Salem Press's and EBSCO's Critical Insights series, a literary criticism series designed to introduce high school and undergraduate students to commonly studied works, authors, and literary themes.

Visual Spaces: An International Conference

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Saturday, October 22, 2011 - 3:20am
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C PRACSIS
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C PRACSIS International Conference on
VISUAL SPACES
JANUARY 21 & 22, 2012 • CHENNAI, INDIA
in association with Asian College of Journalism, Chennai

"The space of our primary perception, the space of our dreams and that of our passions hold within themselves qualities that seem intrinsic: there is a light, ethereal, transparent space, or again a dark, rough, encumbered space; a space from above, of summits, or on the contrary a space from below of mud; or again a space that can be flowing like sparkling water, or space that is fixed, congealed, like stone or crystal."
—Michael Foucault, "Other Spaces"

[UPDATE] PCA/ACA (Boston, April 11-14, 2012)/Film Adaptation

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Friday, October 21, 2011 - 10:40pm
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Dr. David L. Moody/Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
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Call for Papers

PCA/ACA (Boston, April 11-14, 2012)
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association.
Film adaptation considers all paper topics. To be considered, please submit an abstract online of no more than 250 words to: http://ncp.pcaaca.org.
Instructions for logging in and submitting proposals appear on the home screen of the site.
Instructions are also available at: http://www.pcaaca.org/conference/instructions.php

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