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The Superhero

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Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 7:35am
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Inter-disciplinary.net

The Superhero
The Superhero Project: 2nd Global Meeting

Call for Presentations 2016

Friday 9th September – Sunday 11th September 2016
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

"With great power, comes great irresponsibility…" – Deadpool

In the twenty-first century, the Superhero now holds an unparalleled position within pop culture. Having vastly expanded beyond its birth medium of comic books to what is a fierce and pervasive presence in multiple media, this domination is no more apparent than the realms of mainstream cinema, where blockbuster superhero films routinely break box-office records and more than thirty further films are set to be released by 2020.

Current Thinking on the Western III

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Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 5:49am
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University of Leeds/University of Bradford (UK)
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Current Thinking on the Western III

14-15 June 2016
University of Bradford, West Yorkshire, UK.

A conference convened by Dr Lee Broughton (Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellow, University of Leeds) with Dr Mark Goodall (University of Bradford).

Keynote speakers:

Professor Sir Christopher Frayling (Professor Emeritus of Cultural History, Royal College of Art).

Alex Cox (filmmaker (Repo Man, Straight to Hell, Walker, Sid and Nancy) and academic practitioner, University of Colorado).

Shakespeare and Fear

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Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 4:42am
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Société Française Shakespeare

Call for papers for the 2017 conference of the French Shakespeare Society

Annual Conference of the Société Française Shakespeare

12-14 January 2017

Fondation Deutsch de la Meurthe, Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris

Call for papers

Autofiction in English

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Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 4:22am
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Hywel Dix, Bournemouth University, UK
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Since the term was coined by Serge Doubrovsky in 1971, autofiction has become established as a recognisable genre within the French literary pantheon. Over the same period, it has attracted increasing critical and theoretical scrutiny so that it has developed into a dynamic field of scholarly research in France. Indeed, the increase and variety of autofiction scholarship has had the effect of placing the characteristics of the genre itself in question.

"Engendering Form: Gender and Genre in English Literary History" [Abstract Due March 31st, 2016]

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Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 12:45am
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FEMINIST STUDIES IN ENGLISH LITERATURE, Korean Association for Feminist Studies in English Literature

Special Issue, Feminist Studies in English Literature 24:3
Call for Papers: "Engendering Form: Gender and Genre in English Literature History"
Deadline for abstracts: March 31st, 2016

After the Deluge: Reframing/Sustaining Critique in Post-Harper Canada (October 28-29, 2016)

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Wednesday, March 9, 2016 - 9:22pm
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Carleton University

Proposals are invited for an interdisciplinary conference hosted by Carleton University's School of Canadian Studies. We encourage submissions from scholars and graduate students working across disciplines.

When: October 28-29, 2016

Location: Carleton University, Ottawa

Deadline for Proposals: April 30, 2016

Call for Submissions—Inks: The Journal of the Comics Studies Society [NEW JOURNAL]

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Wednesday, March 9, 2016 - 8:21pm
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The Comics Studies Society
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We are pleased to announce the official call for submissions for Inks the new journal of the Comics Studies Society. Each issue of Inks will seek to bring together scholarly essays, archival materials, and insights and discoveries from leading cartoon professionals. Special roundtables will be featured each year, on topics of importance to the members of the Society. In addition to scholarly essays, Inks will also include archival discoveries and contributions from comics professionals about insights and concerns central to the field.

Gender, Identities and Education, 23-25 May, BeniMellal, Morocco

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Wednesday, March 9, 2016 - 6:00pm
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University Sultan Moulay Slimane

The objective of "Gender, Identities and Education" conference is to bring

researchers and scholars from various fields to share current research interest and experience

in the area of Gender Studies.

By so doing,the conference ultimately aims at offering a sound platform for the effective

launch of this highly important Erasmus + project.

Scholars interested in Gender Studies and Education, Cultural Studies, and media are invited

to submit proposals for paper presentations (max 300 words) that address any aspect of the

conference topics including but not limited to:

- The issue of gender in language, culture and society.

- Gender in cultural studies,

UPDATE - Production Studies: Film, Television, and their Industrial Contexts

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Wednesday, March 9, 2016 - 4:10pm
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CATH Postgraduates / De Montfort University
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Production Studies: Film, Television, and their Industrial Contexts

Wednesday 15 June 2016

Cinema and Television History (CATH) Research Centre, De Montfort University

Confirmed Keynote Speaker: Dr Bridget Conor, Senior Lecturer at King's College London and co-editor of Production Studies, The Sequel!: Cultural Studies of Global Media Industries (2015)

The Cinema and Television History (CATH) Research Centre, De Montfort University, invites postgraduates and early career researchers to its fifth annual postgraduate conference.

Michel Foucault: Discourse Theory and the Archive (Göttingen University, 16 July 2016)

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Wednesday, March 9, 2016 - 2:55pm
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Johannes Schlegel / Ralf Haekel / Julia Kroll

Michel Foucault: Discourse Theory and the Archive
(Göttingen University, 16 July 2016)

This year marks not only Michel Foucault's 90th birthday, but also the 50th anniversary of the publication of his seminal book Let Mots et les Choses, which made Foucault a prominent intellectual figure throughout Europe. We would like to commemorate this double anniversary with a one-day symposium organised by the Department of British Literature and Culture at Göttingen University in cooperation with the Göttingen Center for Genderstudies and the Center for Theory of Culture and Society.

NOSTALGIA - Deadline 20th April 2016

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Wednesday, March 9, 2016 - 11:06am
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Dandelion Journal, Birkbeck College

The Dandelion editors seek submissions on the theme of NOSTALGIA for their forthcoming issue.

Nostalgia is a ubiquitous presence in contemporary culture. Images and fantasies of the past permeate cultural and political discourses: from the mediated recycling of retro culture and popular history, to nostalgia as a method of political renewal (for example, Donald Trump's campaign slogan 'Make America Great Again!' and Ken Loach's The Spirit of '45).

The Comics Work of Neil Gaiman: In Darkness, In Light, and In Shadow (essay abstracts due 15 May 2016)

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Wednesday, March 9, 2016 - 10:47am
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Joseph Michael Sommers, CMU, and Kyle Eveleth, U-Kentucky
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Call for submissions to an edited collection requested by publisher

Since his seminal writing on The Sandman (1989-present) and long since before and after on works such as Batman, Miracleman, The Books of Magic, The Endless, Stardust, The Graveyard Book, etc. from adult graphic novels (Neverwhere) to voluminous amounts of children's graphic novels and illustrated texts (Coraline, Chu's Day, Fortunately, the Milk, Hansel and Gretel etc.), Neil Gaiman has established himself as one of the most prominent, if not prolific, writers in the medium of sequential art in the late twentieth and twenty-first century.

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