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France and Ireland in the Public Imagination

Wednesday, January 18, 2012 - 8:39am
8th annual conference of AFIS (Association of Franco-Irish Studies), Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, 25-26 May 2012

France has been a cultural icon for centuries. Its reputation for refinement, sophistication, gastronomy and architecture is appreciated and respected across the world. The very mention of 'France' or 'French' conjures up images of fashion, haute cuisine, literature, philosophy, sport, wine. The names Montaigne, Pascal, Molière, Racine, Napoleon, Rousseau, Voltaire, Flaubert, Balzac, Zola, Camus, Sartre, Mauriac, Derrida, Michel Platini, Thierry Henri, Fabien Pelous, all evoke immediate recognition in their respective areas.

Edited Collection on Sherlock Holmes Adaptations

Wednesday, January 18, 2012 - 6:46am
Mareike Jenner, Stephanie Jones, Nia Edwards-Behi, Department of Theatre, Film and Television Studies, Aberystwyth University

Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes stories have recently gained new popularity through a variety of adaptations and re-interpretations in a broad variety of media forms. This edited collection will focus on three ways to access these texts: Fan and audience activity, adaptations throughout history and their political and ideological contextualization, and intertextual influences. We welcome submissions for articles of 200 word abstracts on adaptations of Sherlock Holmes. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

Medical Humanities Research Network Scotland (MHRNS) Symposium 2012

Wednesday, January 18, 2012 - 6:03am
Medical Humanities Research Network Scotland (MHRNS), University of Glasgow

Medical Humanities Research Network Scotland (MHRNS) Symposium 2012

The first symposium of the MHRNS will be held in the School of Critical Studies, University of Glasgow, on Saturday 28 April 2012.

The RSE-funded MHRNS aims to enable greater and more sustained collaborative research within Scotland in the medical humanities. The network's website is available at:

The symposium addresses two of the network's themes: "Why Historicise?" and "Theory into Practice".

CFP: "Queer Interventions and Intersections" *EXTENDED DEADLINE*

Wednesday, January 18, 2012 - 1:21am
Trans-Scripts, an interdisciplinary online journal in the Humanities and Social Sciences at UC Irvine

Call for Submissions
*Extended Deadline*

Trans-Scripts, an interdisciplinary online journal in the Humanities and Social Sciences at UC Irvine

Volume II: 2012, "Queer Interventions and Intersections"

Journal Publication Date: April 15, 2012
*EXTENDED* Deadline for submissions: February 1, 2012

Trans-Scripts – a new interdisciplinary online journal in the Humanities and Social Sciences based at the University of California, Irvine – invites graduate students to submit their work for publication. The theme of the second volume will be "Queer Interventions and Intersections."

[UPDATE: Extended Deadline] 4th Annual Graduate and Undergraduate Student Conference - March 23- 24

Tuesday, January 17, 2012 - 8:51pm
Sigma Tau Delta - Xi Alpha chapter and The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

We are welcoming graduate and undergraduate student papers or full panel proposals that address any area of literature (British, American, world, colonial and post-colonial, medieval, modern, contemporary, etc.), rhetoric, composition, or pedagogical studies. Please submit a 250-300 word abstract to Submissions must include name, institutional affiliation, student status (graduate or undergraduate), contact information (name, phone number, address, email address), and a list of any audio/visual equipment needed for your presentation. Presentation time should be limited to 20 minutes (usually about ten pages).

Re-visioning Concord: a 21st century look at the New England Transcendentalists (MLA Jan 2013 Boston)

Tuesday, January 17, 2012 - 5:35pm
Modern Language Association (CCHA Affiliate Organization Panel)

For this roundtable, we are interested in 10-15 minute focused presentations on new approaches (readings, interpretations, pedagogies)to the New England Transcendentalists (Emerson, Thoreau, the Alcotts, Fuller, Hawthorne, etc.).

The Community College Humanities Association is an Affiliate member of the Modern Language Association, and this is our guaranteed session. While we encourage community college faculty to send proposals, all proposals are welcome.

The 2013 convention is in Boston from Jan 3-6.

Submission requirements: 250 word abstracts

Deadline for submissions: 15 March 2012

CFP: (Re)Articulations of Queer Citizenship at The New School on Feb 28

Tuesday, January 17, 2012 - 3:52pm
Coming Out in the Developing World (CODW)

For 2 years now, the Global Studies Program at The New School for Public Engagement has coordinated the Coming Out in the Developing World (CODW) lecture and discussion series, which highlights the 'coming out' experience, particularly in the Global South. To date, topics have ranged from the role of porn in the formation of sexual identities in Eastern Europe to the negotiations of same-sex relationships in the Middle East as well as the impact of international organizations in combatting homophobia in North and East Africa. CODW has also examined policy areas including immigration, asylum, and the Defense of Marriage Act in the United States and its impact on binational couples.

'Theatre Plays on British Television' conference, 19 October 2012

Tuesday, January 17, 2012 - 2:39pm
University of Westminster, UK

The first conference arising from the AHRC-funded research project Screen Plays: Theatre Plays on British Television will be held at the University of Westminster on Friday 19 October 2012.

Moving Children. PAMLA 10/19-21/2012

Tuesday, January 17, 2012 - 2:34pm
Kate C. Watt, UC Riverside

Whether "transported," imprisoned, committed to the workhouse, trained for positions in "service," apprenticed, shipped off to Canada, adopted, or otherwise disposed of, poor children have been moved, often against their will, for centuries, in both fiction and non-fiction. Explorations of narrative tropes and tensions, rhetorical and ideological rationalizations, and cultural responses to such narratives are welcome.

PAMLA, Seattle, October 19-21, 2012.

Inquiries welcome. Please include PAMLA in your subject line.

Comics Arts Conference San Diego, July 12-15

Tuesday, January 17, 2012 - 2:13pm
Comics Arts Conference

100 to 200 word abstracts for papers, presentations, panels and poster sessions taking a critical or historical perspective on comics (juxtaposed images in sequence) are being accepted for a meeting of scholars and professionals at Comic-Con International, held in San Diego, CA from July 12-15. We seek proposals from a broad range of disciplinary and theoretical perspectives and welcome the participation of academic and independent scholars. We also encourage the involvement of professionals from all areas of the comics industry. The Conference is designed to bring together comics scholars, professionals, critics, and historians to engage in discussion of the comics medium in a forum that includes the public.

'Comics, Religion & Politics' Lancaster University 4-5th September 2012

Tuesday, January 17, 2012 - 2:08pm
Emily Laycock, Lancaster University

Alongside the continued popularity of political themes in comics recent years have also seen the rise of religious themes entering into the medium. The aim of this conference is to explore the relationship between comics, religion and politics in greater depth, to show how through the unique properties of the medium comics have the ability to be as thought-provoking as they are entertaining. The conference will examine the history and impact of religious and political themes, their relationship to audiences, and consider the future of such themes in all forms of sequential art narrative.