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The Comics of Art Spiegelman [edited volume]

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Monday, May 4, 2015 - 5:26pm
Georgiana Banita (University of Bamberg, Germany), Lee Konstantinou (University of Maryland, College Park)

The importance of Art Spiegelman as a pioneer and theorist of comics is hard to overstate. His work has not only pushed the boundaries of comics (both in terms of form and subject matter) but also convinced many readers and critics of this art form's inherent aesthetic value. Indeed, the development of the term "graphic novel" in part signaled a burgeoning critical appreciation of the power of comics, an appreciation that Spiegelman's pen — from his underground comix to his Pulitzer Prize-winning MAUS to his tireless critical advocacy of comics and cartooning — helped foster.

[REMINDER] American Lit before 1865 Panel- PAMLA

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Monday, May 4, 2015 - 12:54pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Languages Association

PAMLA 2015 will be held in Portland, November 6-8.

To submit to the American Literature before 1865 Panel or to find a list of all sessions, please click here: http://www.pamla.org/2015/topic-areas .

Proposals are due May 15th, 2015.

You may propose to more than one panel, but can only accept one invitation to present. You do not need to be a member of PAMLA to submit, but you do need to become one to present and attend and the conference.

For any inquiries, please contact Amanda Kong at along@calstatela.edu.

Digital Frontiers (5/15/15; 9/17-19/15)

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Monday, May 4, 2015 - 12:30pm
Digital Frontiers

Deadline extended to May 15!

Digital Frontiers seeks conference submissions that explore creativity and collaboration across disciplinary boundaries in the arena of public humanities and cultural memory for the fourth annual Digital Frontiers Conference and THATCamp, September 17-19, 2015 at the University of Texas at Dallas. Submissions may include individual papers, fully-constituted panels, birds-of-a-feather discussions, hands-on tutorials, or posters. We encourage presentations that incorporate audio-visual/multimedia elements.

CFP: Persona Studies Special Issue: Work(ing) Personas

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Monday, May 4, 2015 - 5:59am
Persona Studies Journal

Call For Papers: Persona Studies 2015 Issue 2
Special Issue: Work(ing) Personas

Persona Studies is seeking papers and creative projects that investigate the ways in which personas are produced, managed, used, and disseminated in the contexts of our working lives and careers. What work do these personas do? How does our work shape and dictate them? What are the constraints and effects of these personas?

Abstracts and Expressions of Interest (250-300 words) should be submitted by 19 June 2015 to personastudies@deakin.edu.au with the subject heading "2015 Issue 2 Abstract." Full papers may also be submitted at this time.

The Food Issue / La bouffe en question; September 25, 2015

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Sunday, May 3, 2015 - 9:07pm
Transverse journal Centre for Comparative Literature, University of Toronto

With the recent trends in dietary choices and food preparation techniques, we are constantly bombarded with statements that point fingers at our eating habits. We are told that we are what we eat! The rise of awareness to vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free lifestyles, as well as the prevalence of fair trade campaigns, have rendered the slogan so ubiquitous that it runs the risk of metamorphosing into a dead metaphor. As such, for Transverse Issue 15, we want to challenge the assumption that inevitably binds the product and the consumer into a one way relationship, and focus on the active roles food plays within cultural spaces.

[UPDATE] 'James Ellroy: Visions of Noir' 1-3 July 2015

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Sunday, May 3, 2015 - 5:42am
Dr Steven Powell University of Liverpool

'James Ellroy: Visions of Noir' will be held at the University of Liverpool from 1-3 July 2015. This conference will examine Ellroy's influence on the genre, his inspirations as a writer and his achievements in forging an idiosyncratic and unique style. We seek to foster an interdisciplinary approach in order to explore subjects such as Ellroy's reinterpretation of the history of Los Angeles and the United States, as well as the connections between genre fiction and cinema through film noir.

Jewish Literature and Culture: May 15 Paper Deadline (MLA Conference Nov. 6-8, 2015, Portland, OR)

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Saturday, May 2, 2015 - 8:58pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)

This session on Jewish Literature and Culture welcomes paper proposals on any aspect of Jewish literature and culture, but this year, given the conference theme of Literature and Time, papers exploring Jewish concepts of time and/or memory are particularly welcome. - See more at: http://www.pamla.org/2015/topics/jewish-literature-and-culture#sthash.77...

Nineteenth Century Popular Culture deadline 5/15 (Midwest PCA/ACA October 1-4, 2015)

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Saturday, May 2, 2015 - 3:35pm
Midwest Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association Conference

Call for Papers:
NINETEENTH CENTURY POPULAR CULTURE
2015 Midwest Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association Conference
Thursday-Sunday, October 1-4
Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza
35 W. Fifth Street, Cincinnati, OH 25202
Deadline: May 15, 2015
http://submissions.mpcaaca.org/

Topics may include, but are not limited to, historical and literary treatments of women's and children's periodicals or books, international affairs, nineteenth century "fads" or trends, travel/tourism, technology, science and medicine, temperance, advertising, and slavery.

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