From the debut of Superman in 1938 through recent tales of narrative crisis and politically divided superheroes, superhero comic books have made an indelible mark on American culture. The current popularity of stories and characters originating in comic books has expanded interest in the medium and in the superhero genre which itself incorporates a mixture of other genres. Recent scholarship has striven to define the superhero's unique relationship to American culture. Submissions that address the ways the comic book superhero represents, constructs, and distorts American culture are welcomed. Submissions on comic culture, characters, and comics-inspired media are welcomed at the FCH annual meeting.
Present Difference: The Cultural Production of Disability
Manchester Metropolitan University In conjunction with BBC Northwest and the Cultural Disability Studies Research Network
Wednesday 6th – Friday 8th January 2010
CFP, Extended Deadline: July 1st 2009
States of Crisis
Friday, 9 October 2009
Department of English and American Literature
Seventh Annual Graduate Conference
Plenary Speakers: Professor Edward Glaeser, Harvard University; Professor David Sherman, Brandeis University
New York College English Association
October 23-24, 2009
Niagara County Community College
The Fall 2009 NYCEA Conference will be held October 23-24, 2009, at Niagara County Community College, north of Buffalo, east of Niagara Falls
Call for Papers
NYCEA CALL FOR PAPERS
Abstracts of 250 words are requested by Wednesday, June 24, 2009 on topics related to the conference theme of RISK. Please send abstracts of 250 words to Jim Murphy, email@example.com
Call for Papers: MCEA Conference on Friday, October 2, 2009
Theme: In Times of Crisis
Speakers: Sari Adelson & Mary Heinen, Coordinators, Prison Creative Arts Project, a program that collaborates with incarcerated youth and adults, urban youth, and the formerly incarcerated to do creative expression, especially in theater, poetry, and art
Location & Co-Sponsor: Eastern Michigan University
Student Center at 900 Oakwood St., Ypsilanti, MI 48197
National Central University Journal of Humanities
Call for Papers
1. The National Central University Journal of Humanities is a purely
academic journal sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts of National
Central University. As of July 2007 it will become a quarterly journal, with
issues appearing in January, April, July, and October.
2. The main goal of the journal is to promote "interdepartmental,
interdisciplinary, and intercultural" humanities research, and we welcome
contributions from domestic and foreign scholars on related topics in
literature, history, philosophy, art, society, or culture.
Forum: The University of Edinburgh Postgraduate Journal of Culture and the Arts
Call for papers: Issue 9 - Voice/s
Call for Participation
Institute for Comics Studies
Comic Book Convention Conference Series
WIZARD WORLD UNIVERSITY: PHILADELPHIA
June 21-29, 2009
WIZARD WORLD UNIVERSITY: CHICAGO
August 6-9, 2009
The Institute for Comics Studies is soliciting proposals for presentations, book talks, slide talks, roundtables, professional focus discussion panels, workshops and other panels centered around comics or comics related areas of study for Wizard World University—Philadelphia and Wizard World University—Chicago, the academic tracks of Wizard World Comic Book Conventions.
Papers are invited exploring any aspect of classical, medieval, or Renaissance studies, including commentary or reminiscences about the work of Professors Michael Murrin and James Nohrnberg, biblical studies, magic, poetry, dragons, etc. Submissions are encouraged from scholars whose research is comparative in approach, particularly those investigating texts in languages other than English.
Please send 300-350 word abstracts to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Review of abstracts will begin June 1, 2009.
• Notification by August 14, 2009.
Call for Papers: Captive Senses and Aesthetic Habits.
A joint graduate conference between English Language & Literature and Art History
Fourth Annual Graduate Conference ~ October 8-9, 2009
The University of Chicago
But what sort of sense is constitutive of the everydayness? Surely this sense includes not sense so much as sensuousness, . . . a knowledge that lies as much in the objects and spaces of observation as in the body and mind of the observer.
– Michael Taussig, "Tactility and Distraction"