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Book on Mad Magazine

Tuesday, June 2, 2015 - 11:23am
Judith Yaross Lee/Ohio University

Call for papers for a book on Mad magazine. We are looking for scholarly examinations of the magazine, its humor, its artists, its cultural and political impact, and its influence. The book is under consideration by a major university press, and will expand what was covered in a recent special issue of Studies in American Humor. Here is the link to the contents of that issue:

Freedom of Culture – Culture of Freedom

Tuesday, June 2, 2015 - 10:37am
Faculty of International and Political Sciences, University of Łódź

In 2015, 800 years has elapsed since the adoption of Magna Carta, regarded as the symbolic beginning of parliamentary culture and the cornerstone of British democracy. Its spread in the era of Great Britain's colonial expansion influenced governance of many countries that were hewn from the Empire's fabric, increased the popularity of the myth of Britishness, and enhanced the development of democratic values throughout the world. We believe that the forthcoming anniversary is a great opportunity to reconsider Magna Carta's legacy and its notions of freedom in culture, politics and mass media.

Reminder-Order and Disorder Symposium-September 20th, 2015

Tuesday, June 2, 2015 - 9:33am
ISSH of Jendouba, Université de Jendouba, Jendouba, Tunisie

Full title: Order and Disorder Symposium
Date: 6-Nov - 7-Nov 2015
Location: ISSH of Jendouba, Université de Jendouba, Jendouba, Tunisie
Contact person: Sihem Arfaoui
Meeting email:
Call deadline: September 20th, 2015.
Symposium language: English, French and/or Arabic.

[UPDATE] Negotiating Space for (Dis)ability in Drama, Theatre, Film and Media - 25-27 September 2015

Tuesday, June 2, 2015 - 8:52am
Department of Studies in Drama and Pre-1800 English Literature at the University of Łódź, Poland

Due to several requests we have decided to extend the deadline for submissions until Monday, 15 June 2015.

The Department of Studies in Drama and Pre-1800 English Literature at the University of Lodz invites you to attend the 2015 biannual "Lodz Conference in Drama, Theatre, Film and Media," which will focus on the theme of (dis)ability. The event is a continuation of the series of conferences organized under the title: "Drama through the Ages."

New Mediums of Modernism: Modernism and Popular Culture- SAMLA- 6/12 Deadline

Monday, June 1, 2015 - 10:48pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA)

Peter Nicholls argues that modernism should not be conceived of as a large single movement but as a multiplicity of smaller undertakings that at once reinforced, contradicted, drove, and inhibited one another. These diverse submovements were united only by their shared inspiration--the emerging technologies, ideas, and events that were rapidly remaking the world in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

[Deadline Extended] Food for Thought: New Critical Perspectives on Veganism and Meat Consumption

Monday, June 1, 2015 - 7:23pm
Rasmus Simonsen & Jodey Castricano

Published in the Ecocritical Theory and Practice series by Lexington Books, this edited collection will re-examine the ethics, politics and aesthetics of veganism. In recent years, a burgeoning array of vegan cookbooks—The Joy of Vegan Baking, How it all Vegan!, Sinfully Vegan—have departed from earlier stereotypes of healthy but unappealing vegetarian food to emphasise pleasure and taste as key components of a diet free from animal products. Contemporary popular culture offers up humorous representations of vegans, such as those in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World and David Agranoff's The Vegan Revolution…with Zombies.

NCSA Emerging Scholars Award

Monday, June 1, 2015 - 2:25pm
Nineteenth Century Studies Association

The Nineteenth Century Studies Association (NCSA) is pleased to announce the 2016 Emerging Scholars Award. The work of emerging scholars represents the promise and long-term future of interdisciplinary scholarship in 19th-century studies. In recognition of the excellent publications of this constituency of emerging scholars, this award will be given to an outstanding article or essay published within five years of the author's doctorate. Entries can be from any discipline focusing on any aspect of the long 19th century (the French Revolution to World War I); they must be published in English or be accompanied by an English translation, and must be by a single author. Submission of essays that are interdisciplinary is especially encouraged.