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CFP: Electronic Communication (11/1/06; PCA/ACA, 4/4/07-4/7/07)

updated: 
Sunday, July 9, 2006 - 1:29pm
Leslie Fife

    Call for Papers
   
  CULTURES OF NOISE:
  Communicating Error in an Information Age
   
  Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
  National Conference
   
  Boston, MA
  April 4-7, 2007
   
  The Electronic Communication and Culture Area
  of the Popular Culture Association is soliciting proposals
  for panels and individual papers on the theme of error/noise
  in a cybernetic society.
   
  In a culture of information, "noise" marks a rupture
  of signification that lays bare the dispersive and dissipative
  features of digital networks. In what ways are "error" and
  "noise" structured in popular culture as a threat to social

CFP: Readers, Reading and Reception in Medieval Devotional Literature and Practice (9/30/06; collection)

updated: 
Sunday, July 9, 2006 - 1:29pm
uselmanns_at_rhodes.edu

apologies for x-posting
 
READERS, READING AND RECEPTION IN DEVOTIONAL LITERATURE AND PRACTICE
(Essay Collection)
 
We are currently soliciting proposals for essay-length studies about
readers, reading, and reception in devotional literature and practice,
with particular interest in England in the later Middle Ages. This
collection of essays draws on current scholarly interest in medieval
readers, reading, and reception that extends across such disciplinary
bounds as art history, architecture, social history, and literature
studies. We seek proposals for papers that investigate a wide variety
of approaches to and examples of devotional readers, reading or
reception in the later Middle Ages.

CFP: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Appropriations of Medieval English Literature (9/15/2006; Kalamazoo, 5/10/07-5/13/07)

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Sunday, July 9, 2006 - 1:28pm
Erik Vorhes

The writer of Ecclesiastes laments, "Of making many books there is no
end, and much study is a weariness of the flesh." This session aims
to explore various models of appropriation of medieval English
literature. Topics include the adoption of the medieval concept of
'auctoritas'; the use of earlier texts as polemic; the adaptation of
earlier or contemporary material for satirical purposes; the
deliberate or accedintal misattribution of an author to a text; and
the material reuse of manuscript pages in bookbinding, the assembly
of leaf books, and the composition of commonplace books.

CFP: Reading in History (8/15/06; collection)

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Saturday, July 1, 2006 - 11:13am
Bonnie Gunzenhauser

Proposals are sought for essays to be published in an edited collection titled Reading in History: New Methodologies from the Anglo-American Tradition. Please see the description of the proposed collection below. Cambridge Scholars Press has expressed interest in publishing this collection; negotiations for publication will be completed later this year, and completed essays will be due in late 2006.

 

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CFP: William Blake, Image and Text (9/15/06; NEMLA, 3/1/07-3/4/07)

updated: 
Monday, June 26, 2006 - 10:28pm
Josie McQuail

Intersections of Image and Text in William Blake

 

Proposals sought for papers to be presented at the Northeast Modern Language Association's 2007 convention in Baltimore, Maryland, March 1-4, 2007. Explorations of the combination of text and image in the oeuvre of William Blake, whether in illuminated poem, book illustrations, commercial work or unpublished manuscripts by Blake. Proposals by e-mail preferred. Papers may not be presented in absentia, and should be 15-20 min. Send abstracts or completed papers to Josephine A. McQuail, Box 5053, Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville TN 38505 USA ph. (931) 372-6207; FAX (931) 372-3484; <jmcquail_at_tntech.edu>

UPDATE: The Word, The Icon and The Ritual: Ireland - Renaissance, Revoution, Regeneration (UK) (6/20/06; 11/10/06-11/12/06)

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Monday, June 26, 2006 - 10:26pm
Alison Younger

In Association with the North East Irish Culture Network
  Fourth Annual Irish Studies Conference
  10-12 November 2005
  The Word, The Icon and The Ritual [iii] -Ireland - Renaissance, Revolution, Regeneration.
  Following the success of its last three international conferences: Representing-Ireland: Past, Present and Future, [2003] and The Word, The Icon and The Ritual, [2004], and Lands of Saints of Scholars, [2005] the University of Sunderland, in association with NEICN, is soliciting papers for an interdisciplinary conference, which will run from 10-12 November 2006.

CFP: Picture Books and Children's Comics: Semiotics of Text and Image (9/15/06; NEMLA, 3/1/06-3/4/06)

updated: 
Monday, June 26, 2006 - 10:26pm
Vanessa Raney

38th Annual NeMLA Convention, 1-4 Mar. 2007, Baltimore, MD
Panel: Picture Books and Children's Comics: Semiotics of Text and Image
Chair: Vanessa Raney, Michigan State University

If we follow the argument that comics are for children, then what
distinguishes them from picture books? In the last decade, a newer focus on
the semiotics of picture books has begun to inform scholarship on comics.

Yet, for comics specifically written for children, do these reflect similar
patterns as found in picture books? If not, where do children's comics
diverge to be grouped along with comics intended for adults?

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