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[UPDATE] CELEBRATION OF MEDIEVAL-THEMED COMICS (12/1/11; Boston, MA 4/11-14/12)

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Monday, July 18, 2011 - 3:15am
full name / name of organization: 
The Virtual Society for the Study of Popular Culture and the Middle Ages

THE COMICS GET MEDIEVAL 2012:
A CELEBRATION OF MEDIEVAL-THEMED COMICS IN
COMMEMORATION OF THE 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF PRINCE VALIANT
CALL FOR PAPERS (PCA: BOSTON, MA 4/11-14/12)
SPECIAL SESSIONS OF THE COMICS & COMIC ART AREA
ORGANIZED BY MICHAEL A. TORREGROSSA AND JASON TONDRO
PROPOSALS DUE TO ORGANIZERS BY 1 DECEMBER 2011

Sport and the Nation, International Conference, 19-20 January 2012

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Sunday, July 17, 2011 - 11:22pm
full name / name of organization: 
Department of English and School of Media, Communication and Culture, Jadavpur University

The history of modern sport is intimately linked to the rise of the modern nation-state and its cultures of self-representation. Indeed, though games have existed as long as human beings have inhabited the earth, organized sport in the contemporary sense is thought to be a distinctive product of modernity. Enshrined in the curriculum of the Victorian public school and viewed as a means of training imperial administrators, sport also entered the public sphere as a spectacle for mass audiences, leading to a regulation of its practices and the foundation of sports bodies.

Contamination, Trash and Dirt in Visual Media (Society for Cinema and Media Studies [SCMS] Conference, 21-25 March, 2011)

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Sunday, July 17, 2011 - 10:15pm
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Kara Lynn Andersen / Brooklyn College

From documentary films like Gasland, to B movies like Street Trash, to art films like Safe, visual depictions of trash, dirt, filth, pollution, and uncleanliness have provoked powerful, even visceral, reactions. The boundaries between the clean and dirty, contaminated and pure, worthless and worthwhile often shift to align with cultural attitudes toward marginalized groups in a society. This panel seeks proposals on any aspect of contamination, garbage, or uncleanliness in film, television, or video games. Possible subjects for analysis include:

CFP: Book Reviews for Claremont Journal of Religion

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Sunday, July 17, 2011 - 8:50pm
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Claremont Journal of Religion
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Call for Book Reviews: Claremont Journal of Religion is issuing a call for reviews for its upcoming Inaugural Issue set to come out January 2012. We invite reviews of books related to any of these topics:

Defining Religion
Theories of Religion
Religion and Society
Religious Pluralism
Religion, the Public Sphere, and American Politics

Deadline for submission is November 1, 2011. Please see "submission" page for requirements, formatting, and general submission information. Email submissions to Kile Jones, Editor-in-chief, at kile.jones@cst.edu.

UPDATE - COMICA SYMPOSIUM 2011 - Transitions 2 New Directions in Comics Studies

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Sunday, July 17, 2011 - 5:17pm
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Birkbeck, University of London

A one-day symposium promoting new research and multi-disciplinary academic study of comics/comix/manga/bande dessinée and other forms of sequential art.

November 5, 2011, Birkbeck, University of London, London WC1E 7HX

CFP Deadline July 31st 2011

Transitions 2 is a one-day symposium devoted to promoting new research into comics in all their forms. Rather than be restricted itself to a specific theme, the aim of the symposium is to highlight research from postgraduate students and early career lecturers bringing together different perspectives and methodologies, whether cultural, historical, or formal, thereby mapping new trends and providing a space for dialogue and further collaboration to emerge.

Peace in Late Medieval London (ICMS, Kalamazoo, 10th-13th May 2012)

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Sunday, July 17, 2011 - 3:53pm
full name / name of organization: 
Rob Ellis (London Medieval Society)
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Peace in Late Medieval London

47th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, May 10-13, 2012

Session Organizer: The London Medieval Society (Contact person: Rob Ellis, Queen Mary, University of London).

Ancient Civilization: Political Institutions and Legal Regulation

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Sunday, July 17, 2011 - 3:06pm
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The Scientific & Educational Centre for Classical Studies at Yaroslavl State University (Russia)

Dear Colleagues!

The Scientific & Educational Centre for Classical Studies at Yaroslavl State University (Russia) will conduct a web-conference on «Ancient Civilization: Political Institutions and Legal Regulation». All professors, PhD students and qualified scholars in Classical Studies are invited to participate in the conference. This forum-like discussion of presented papers will be held on the centre's website. Besides the discussion of papers on the main topic, it is planning to conduct virtual round work tables (with subsequent publication of the texts) on the problems:

[UPDATE] Adapting the Text: Visual Adaptations of African American Literature (8/10/11; 11/10/11)

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Sunday, July 17, 2011 - 1:07pm
full name / name of organization: 
Wendy Rountree / North Carolina Central University
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Call for Papers

Sixth African American Literature Symposium

"Adapting the Text: Visual Adaptations of African American Literature"

North Carolina Central University's Department of English and Mass Communication will host its Sixth African American Literature Symposium on Thursday, November 10, 2011. This year's theme is "Adapting the Text: Visual Adaptations of African American Literature." This symposium will explore ways African American Literature has been (and is) depicted on television, on stage, and in film and the implications of "adapting" these texts. Our keynote speaker is Dr. Karla FC Holloway, James B. Duke Professor of English and Professor of Law at Duke University.

Perspectives on Kelly Reichardt

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Sunday, July 17, 2011 - 11:35am
full name / name of organization: 
Nicole Seymour and Katherine Fusco

Society for the Study of Cinema and Media Studies
Panel CFP
Due Date: August 1, 2011
Conference Date: March 21-25, 2011 (Boston, MA)

Perspectives on Kelly Reichardt

Representing Illness: Fiction's Sick Bodies – (03/15-18/12; 09/30/11 – NeMLA, Rochester, NY)

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Sunday, July 17, 2011 - 9:26am
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Rita Bode, Trent University
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Physical illness forces us to confront the reality of the corporeal self at the very moment when physical identity is deteriorating. The personal chaos and confusion that the sick person faces extend beyond the self to a reevaluation of external order and rationality, calling into question accepted social norms and values. Novelists have long recognized the possibilities of "illness as metaphor" as Susan Sontag so well articulated. But physical illness is an embodied presence. As Suzanne Bost writes, the body "is . . . too fundamental to be only a metaphor" [Encarnación. Fordham UP, 2010. 3).

Call for papers: Radical Criminology journal

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Saturday, July 16, 2011 - 9:45pm
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Radical Criminology
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Now Seeking Submissions
for a new journal:
Radical Criminology

revolutionary / indigenous / feminist / anti-racist
anarchist / libertarian socialist / autonomist marxist
and/or insurrectionist perspectives on crime and the state

Libri & Liberi: Journal of Research on Children's Literature and Culture

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Saturday, July 16, 2011 - 6:29pm
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Croatian Association of Researchers in Children's Literature
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Libri & Liberi will be published twice a year in printed and electronic form.
Libri & Liberi will publish peer-reviewed academic papers on various topics in the field of children's literature and young adult literature and on related topics, on their wider cultural contexts, and on their intercultural contacts in the fields of literature and the media. The journal will particularly appreciate interdisciplinary approaches and intermediality.
We will be pleased to consider for publication original manuscripts in English, German and Croatian. Articles in other languages may occasionally also be considered for publication.

Queer Desire & India - November 23-26 2011 - Canary Islands, Spain

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Saturday, July 16, 2011 - 4:36pm
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Spanish Association of Interdisciplinary India Studies (AEEII)
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As you may already know, the Spanish Association for Interdisciplinary India Studies (AEEII) holds its II International Conference with the title "Other Indias: The Richness of Indian Multiplicity" at University of La Laguna (Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain) on 23-26 November, 2011.

The organizers welcome panels from a variety of fields, and we would like to propose one on "Queer Desire & India." Given the fact that the colonial Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code was finally read down by the High Court of Delhi in 2009, the issue of the construction of a queer culture in India needs urgent attention.

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