Morality and ethics shape our lives in a plethora of ways. It affects how individuals act on a daily basis, interact with one another, and—most tellingly—act when faced with important decisions that could influence culture and history. Personal morals are not only indicators of who a person truly is but also of their perceptions on their society, life and death, and quality and worth of life.
44th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 21-24, 2013
Host Institution: Tufts University
To diversify the current critical discussion of sexuality and spirituality in the works of William Blake, this panel invites explorations of the relationships between these two areas, broadly defined. How, in Blake's words and images, are issues of sex (gender, eroticism, procreation, sexualities, straight or queer, etc.) related to issues of spirit (faith, spiritual vision, religious institutions and practices, etc.)? All critical approaches are welcome. E-mail 250 word abstracts (MS Word or PDF) to Karen Guendel, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Proposals for both panels and individual papers are now being accepted for all aspects of Fan Culture and Theory.
Submission deadline is November 30, 2012
Topics may include, but are not limited to, the following areas:
Presenters sought for a panel on "Global Realism" at the 2013 meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association in Toronto. Panel abstract below, and submissions should be made at http://www.acla.org/acla2013/propose-a-paper-or-seminar/ You need not be a member of the ACLA to submit, but accepted participants will need to become members prior to registering for the conference.
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CALL FOR PAPERS: Anthology on Zombies, Sex and Sexuality
1st Global Conference
Virtualosity: Gaming, Interfaces and Digital Arts
Monday 4th February – Wednesday 6th February 2013
I seek proposals for original critical essays on the films of Wes Anderson to be included in a possible edited collection.
The peer-reviewed journal Interdisciplinary Humanities invites submissions of scholarly articles, nonfiction essays, and book and film reviews that explore representations and theories of fat, gender and eating.
Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:
Eating: Representations of eating in popular culture, literature, film, and art. How is eating positioned as an activity of significance/insignificance? How is eating gendered, raced, classed, sexed, etc? What are the linkages between eating and identity, and how are these connections theorized?
February 13-16, 2013
Proposal submission deadline: November 16, 2012
The Pedagogies and the Profession Area of the Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association is now accepting proposals for paper presentations and panels on any topic involving successful or innovative approaches for teaching literature, media studies, film, cultural studies, television, rhetoric and composition, technical writing, or technology. We also welcome proposals that identify and discuss the existence or implication of specific pedagogical problems or issues, whether or not these advance any new methodologies.
From the rage of Achilles to Priam's subservient pleadings for Hector's body, from the conceit of King Lear to the meekness of Cordelia, from the terribilità of Michelangelo's Moses to the earthy nobility of Van Gogh's Potato Eaters, from the detachment of Lao Tzu to the powerful assertions of Nietzsche, and from the pride punished in Dante's Purgatory to the pride celebrated by Michael Eric Dyson; writers, thinkers, and artists through the ages have addressed fundamental questions about the nature of pride and humility.
"Show me a hero and I'll write you a tragedy." – F. Scott Fitzgerald
"You either die a hero or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain." – Harvey Dent, Batman: The Dark Knight
Call for Papers: Deadline November 30, 2012
Galaxy: International Multidisciplinary Research Journal (ISSN 2278 – 9529)
Research Papers are invited for January 2013 Issue (Vol. II. Issue. I)
Journal is Indexed/ Included in:
Every Writer's Resource
Library of Congress
The Knowledge Network
National Library of Sweden
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For submissions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Islam and the West: A Love Story?
A Postgraduate Interdisciplinary Symposium
University of Glasgow
Saturday 24th November 2012
Call for Papers:
Phoenix Award Session
Deadline: November 30, 2012
40th Annual Children's Literature Association Conference
University of Southern Mississippi, Biloxi, Mississippi
June 13-15, 2013
The Phoenix Award Committee and the Phoenix Picture Book Award Committee of the Children's Literature Association are planning a joint session at the 40th Children's Literature Association Conference, held in Biloxi, Mississippi from June 13 to 15, 2013 and hosted by the University of Southern Mississippi. The Phoenix Awards recognize books published twenty years previously that did not win a major award at the time, but that the committees have determined to be of lasting value.
Attention is increasingly regarded by cognitive scientists and evolutionary anthropologists as a faculty whose development in human animals is constitutive of what it means to be human. This conference invites papers on (1) the ways in which literary texts encode this faculty (tropologically, discoursively, narratologically, ideologically), and/or (2) the ways in which theories of reading have recognized or underestimated the arts and techniques of attention. We particularly invite contributions developing or dismissing the suggestion that literature offers privileged insight into the function of attention as a possibility condition for the imagination, for agency, and for community formation.