The past thirty years have witnessed a transformation in our perception of the mid-Victorian literary field, due in large part to the extensive recovery of sensation fiction and a corresponding recognition of that genre's importance in the literary debates, trends, and wider cultural practices of the period. As Andrew Maunder has recently suggested, "[i]t is now acknowledged that if sensation fiction is cut out of the picture it is impossible to gain an accurate sense of nineteenth-century literary historiography".
In recent years, musicologists and music theorists, as well as other scholars, have created a considerable body of scholarship examining the intersection of music and disability. Music and disability studies, drawing heavily on pioneering work done in disability studies (which seeks to identify and interrogate social, political, and cultural constructions of disability), has developed into a robust but still expanding sub-discipline within musicology, music theory, and other areas of the humanities. Music and disability is a complex and broadly construed topic, encompassing research from several scholarly approaches.
DEADLINE EXTENDED: 5/15/11
CfP: Production and Consumption in Victorian Literature and Culture
International Conference on Comics and Graphics Novels (Alcalá de Henares, Madrid.
November 10th-12th, 2011)
The main objective of the conference is to bring together the largest number of specialists and researchers of comics (graphic novels, manga, BD, etc) in order to reflect on the study of this area.
CHARLES HATFIELD, JESSICA ABEL, ROGER SABIN and ANTONIO ALTARRIBA have confirmed their assistance as plenary speakers to this conference.
The theme is "Sites of visual and textual innovation" and it welcomes papers on (but not limited to):
-The origins of comics,
-Avant-garde and experimental works
-Biography and autobiography.
The languages of the conference will be English and Spanish.
This year the SACOMM conference will be hosted by the Department of Communication Science at UNISA, and will be held at the Stone Cradle conference venue in Pretoria, South Africa.
Additionally, a pre-conference will be held on the day prior to the SACOMM conference, which will be hosted on the UNISA main campus in Muckleneuk, Pretoria.
Abstracts are hereby invited for the SACOMM main conference.
Please visit the SACOMM website for the conference theme and full call for papers!
Medieval and Renaissance alchemists often described mercury not merely as the quintessence, but as the medium within which opposing elements combined to produce the philosopher's stone. In many respects, the practice of alchemy itself was a medium uniting diverse--and sometimes opposing--elements:
The students of the Department of Comparative Literature at the City University of New York Graduate Center present an interdisciplinary graduate student conference on November 10-11, 2011.
Harry Potter: Still Recruiting!
Due to numerous submissions to this CFP we have moved the date forward TWO WEEKS for proposals. The new date is now the 16th May 2011.
Although we are happy to consider all proposals that focus specifically on writing incest we would particularly welcome those that relate to:
Incest fictions may be considered in the widest possible terms.
As we have a number of renowned academics involved, along with early interest from a major publisher, we require submissions of no more than 300 words, along with a brief biography, by the 16 of May, 2011. Please direct all enquires and submissions to both editors.
UPDATE -- EXTENDED DEADLINE
Translations 2011: Cross-Cultural Awareness through Poetry
Bates College, Lewiston, Maine
International Conference: October 27 – 29, 2011
Deadline for proposals: June 20, 2011
The language departments at Bates College invite proposals for a scholarly conference to be held in conjunction with the second annual Bates International Poetry Festival, Translations 2011: Cross-Cultural Awareness through Poetry.
NABMSA's fifth conference will once again bring together scholars and lovers of British music from various academic fields and locales for three days of papers, discussions, and musical performances. The 2012 conference will take place from July 25-28 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
The "Authorship and Auteurism" area of the Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association is now accepting proposals for its upcoming conference. The MPCA/MACA conference will be held Friday-Sunday, 14-16 October 2011, at the Hilton Milwaukee City Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
This panel seeks papers that analyze any aspect of auteur theory or authorship studies. Topics may explore any popular medium or cultural production from any time period or country. Of particular interest are papers that focus on authorship and auteurism within the contexts of corporate conglomeration, "globalization," and technological convergence.
Potential topics relevant to authorship may include:
Please see our current issue at http://nwi.ivytech.edu/atrium/ The past issues of The Atrium have dealt with broad issues that connect classroom to culture and to community. Our Fall 2011 issue continues to invite general submissions, both creative works and research-based articles, but we are issuing a particular call in two areas: Using Technology to enhance instruction and engage students, and Classroom Management to encourage creative learning across the disciplines. Deadline for submissions to our Fall issue is July 1. Please see the general guidelines at our website, and read the specific calls below.
Call for Papers: "Science, Art, and Gender in the Global Rise of Indigenous Languages" (26-29 October 2011, Higher Institute of Human Sciences of Jendouba, Jendouba University).