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SANEjournal Seeks Articles, Rationales, and Reviews for 2012, 2013 issues

Friday, February 3, 2012 - 1:25pm
SANEjournal: sequential art narrative in education

The founding editor of _SANEjournal: sequential art narrative in education_, an open-access, peer reviewed, online journal recently added to the Directory of Open Access Journals, seeks research-based and practitioner-based articles on teaching comics or with comics in every setting, from preschool to graduate school.

The editor also seeks rationales and book reviews and announces two calls:

1. The 3rd issue is scheduled for a late 2012 release and focuses on the "viewing" and "visually representing" prongs of NCTE/IRA's six-pronged definition of "English Language Arts" and their ramifications for using comics in the classroom. Submissions should be made via registering at the journal online and submitted by June 1, 2012.

Kurt Vonnegut (Critical Insights essay collection); abstracts due 30 March 2012

Friday, February 3, 2012 - 1:18pm
Robert T. Tally Jr.

Critical Insights: Kurt Vonnegut, edited by Robert T. Tally Jr.

Call for proposals

The editor of Critical Insights: Kurt Vonnegut seeks proposals for essays on any aspect of Kurt Vonnegut's life and work. Please send proposals of 250–300 words, along with a brief CV listing previous publications, to by March 30, 2012.

If accepted, contributors' final essays of 6,000–7,000 words will be due on August 31, 2012.

[UPDATE] Race/Ethnicity: Multidisciplinary Global Contexts

Friday, February 3, 2012 - 10:47am
Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity

Race/Ethnicity: Multidisciplinary Global Contexts has ceased publication. Calls for papers for the following issues are canceled:

* Volume 6 Number 1 (Spring 2013) Racism, Colonialism, and Law.

* Volume 6 Number 2 (Summer 2013) Grassroots Politics in the Postcolony.

Back issues of the journal are available from the publisher, Indiana University Press.

The International Conference of Thomas Paine Studies 2012

Friday, February 3, 2012 - 8:22am
Iona College

Iona College, the home of the Thomas Paine Collection, seeks proposals for presentations for an international conference of professional, graduate, undergraduate and lay scholars to be held October 19-21, 2012. Presentations should aim to be 20 minutes in length. The Conference Committee welcomes proposals for individual papers on any subject related to Thomas Paine's life, legacy [current or past], writings or ideas [e.g. history, literature, politics, philosophy, rhetoric, media studies/mass communication, cultural anthropology, and education]. Please submit a one page abstract of your proposed presentation by March 15, 2012.

1st Global Conference Making Sense of: Play

Friday, February 3, 2012 - 4:53am
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

1st Global Conference
Making Sense of: Play
Wednesday 11th July 2012 – Friday 13th July 2012
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

"Unlike children in other countries, the Eskimos played no game of war. They played with imaginary rifles and harpoons, but these were never directed against people but against the formidable beasts that haunted the vast wastes of their land."
(Marie Herbert)

Special Issue of *Interdisciplinary Literary Studies* on the Literary and Moral Philosophy of Martha Nussbaum

Thursday, February 2, 2012 - 8:19pm
David Gorman (Associate Professor of English, Northern Illinois University) and Kenneth Womack (Professor of English & Integrative Arts, Penn State Altoona)

Call for Papers: Special Issue of Interdisciplinary Literary Studies: A Journal of Criticism and Theory (
We invite essays that respond to Nussbaum's proposal to consider literary works in the context of moral philosophy or that, in a literary context, consider the issues raised by Nussbaum's reflections on the academic and indeed public significance of the humanities.
Accepted essays will be published in a Special Issue of the peer-reviewed journal Interdisciplinary Literary Studies (Penn State University Press).

Flannery O'Connor and ... ?, RMMLA, Boulder, CO, Oct 2012

Thursday, February 2, 2012 - 6:27pm
David Z. Wehner

Panel will examine O'Connor in conjunction with other writers and artists she influenced, who influenced her, who help us better illuminate some aspect of her work. Deadline March 1, 2012.

[UPDATE] Bondage and Power: 15 February 2012 (journal issue)

Thursday, February 2, 2012 - 3:51pm
Schuylkill Graduate Journal

We are in bondage to the law in order that we may be free. -- Marcus Tullius Cicero

All things are subject to interpretation; whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth. -- Friedrich Nietzsche

Bondage is the life of personality, and for bondage the personal self will fight with tireless resourcefulness and the most stubborn cunning. -- Aldous Huxley

East-European Women's Migration Narratives at MLA 2013 (3-6 January, Boston)

Thursday, February 2, 2012 - 3:00pm
Maria-Sabina Draga Alexandru

This panel will examine recent (post-communist) narratives in an enlarged sense (fiction, newspaper articles, documentaries, websites, blogs, forums, visual narratives, oral stories and/or testimonies) by and about East-European women engaged in transnational relocation. Please send 250-word abstracts and short biographical notes (150 words) to by March 15, 2012.

[UPDATE] Deadline Extended - Shakespeare in Performance conference, UMF

Thursday, February 2, 2012 - 1:45pm
University of Maine at Farmington

Shakespeare in Performance
University of Maine at Farmington May 4-6 2012

The deadline for proposals has been extended to 20 February 2012.

Shakespeare and performance in all its expressions, with a focus on the tragedies. This includes stage and screen adaptations, but we are also especially interested in papers and proposals for workshops, demonstrations, and non-traditional presentations on previously under-examined Shakespearean performance (musical scores, ballet, puppetry, street theater, digitization, hybridization, and so forth). Papers engaging the intertextualities of play, performance, and reception, source and script, and that are sensitive to the multiplicity of competing interpretations are also encouraged.

[UPDATE] Miami Vice:The Role of Immorality and Depravity in Constructions of the Self and Community

Thursday, February 2, 2012 - 12:05pm
The 9th Annual Miami University English Graduate Student and Adjunct Association (MEGAA) Symposium

What's vice today may be virtue, tomorrow. -- Henry Fielding

In order to know virtue, we must first acquaint ourselves with vice.--Marquis de Sade

Greed, avarice, and lust; bribery, prostitution, and blackmail; sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll—vice is a sign and cause of social ills as well as an outlet of rebellion against structure and stagnation. How we (dis)associate ourselves with vice helps constitute our individual and group identities and affiliations.