As one of the biggest and most successful film franchises of all time, Marvel's approach to developing an interconnected film universe has seemingly revolutionized the way superhero films are being made. Creating a shared universe with elements that crossover and interconnect individual films (culminating in perhaps the ultimate "team-up" film, The Avengers), this approach to filmmaking changed the way characters and storylines are developed. Marvel's foresight has resulted in a long-term plan for the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), which at this point consists of three distinct phases, each of which is to conclude with an Avengers film.
Call for Submissions, AAIS Conference: Boulder, CO, Mar. 26-29, 2015
This is the "Call for Submissions" for the 2015 AAIS Conference sponsored by the Department of French and Italian at the University of Colorado.
At this time, colleagues who want to submit proposals for sessions and roundtables are welcome to write directly to the conference organizer, Valerio Ferme, at his email address: firstname.lastname@example.org. In addition, session and roundtable organizers are invited to publicize their sessions on the AAIS list serve.
The English Department of the University of Bucharest invites proposals for the Literature and Cultural Studies section of its 17th Annual Conference:
Religion and Spirituality in Literature and the Arts
Dates: 4–6 June, 2015
Venue: The Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures,
Str. Pitar Mos 7–13, Bucharest, Romania
The Jim Harrison Society is seeking individual paper proposals for a panel at the American Literature Association conference in Boston, May 21-24, 2015.
All topics are welcome, but suggestions include:
Harrison and Place
Harrison and Food
Harrison and McGuane
Harrison and Myth
Presentations should be 15-20 minutes. Please send 200-word abstract and a brief bio or c.v. to Prof. Robert Murray at email@example.com by January 16, 2015.
The New York Public Library is pleased to offer Short Term Research Fellowships to support scholars from outside the New York metropolitan area engaged in graduate-level, post-doctoral, and independent research. Individuals needing to conduct on-site research in the Library's special collections to support projects in the humanities, business and the arts are welcome to apply. Preference is given to scholars whose work is based on materials in the NYPL research collections, especially when those materials are unique; fellowships are normally not granted to scholars who live within commuting distance of the library.
The Sports Studies Caucus of the American Studies Association seeks panel proposals for the 2015 Annual Meeting in Toronto, Canada, October 8-11, 2015.
In particular, we seek proposals that address the 2015 Annual Meeting theme: "The (Re)production of Misery and the Ways of Resistance." We likewise encourage panel submissions that engage the Canadian sportscape and its role in the sporting cultures of the Americas.
"TRANSLAUTHORS". Interrogating Writing from Translation.
Intertwined Perspectives on Literature and Cultural Exchange from the XVIth to the XXIst Century
Université catholique de Louvain (Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium)
10th of September 2015
CONFERENCE DATES: April 17 – 19, 2015 @ Binghamton University
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: January 10th, 2015
TO SUBMIT: e-mail an abstract of no more than 500 words and short bio of no more than 150 words to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Special Issue of Ecozon@
Optional abstract: January 15, 2015
Submission deadline: July 15, 2015
We need new figurations for the humanities. We need to explore intellectual pathways in which critique goes together with creativity. We need critical practices that, defamiliarizing consolidated patterns of thinking, escort us out of the safety zones in which anthropocentrism, Eurocentrism, sexism, speciesism, ableism, constitute the normal discourse of our cultural paradigms. These inspiring ideas were expressed by the philosopher Rosi Braidotti in her keynote lecture on "Posthumanist Paradoxes" held in Zurich at the 2014 Conference of the American Association for Italian Studies.
Deadline for Submission: March 15, 2015
The New Voices Planning Committee is proud to announce that we are now accepting proposals for the 2015 New Voices Conference. This year's annual conference will be held February 5-7, 2015, at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia, and will feature papers, panels, workshops, creative writing readings, and speakers related to our annual theme, which is as follows.
New Submission Deadline: December 10, 2014
The New Voices Planning Committee is proud to announce that we are now accepting proposals for the 2015 New Voices Conference. This year's annual conference will be held February 5-7, 2015 at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia, and will feature papers, panels, workshops, creative writing readings, and speakers related to our annual theme, which is as follows.
Dirty Talk:The Forms and Language of Pleasure
The 11th Annual Graduate Conference on Language and Literature (MadLit)
at the University of Wisconsin-Madison // February 26-28, 2015w
Dirty talk. Guilty pleasure. Darkest desire. Our everyday discourse is littered with phrases that shun or shame the pleasurable. Yet seeking pleasure, as fig- ures from Chaucer to Freud have argued, is a basic human instinct. Scholarship across a variety of fields has gravitated toward humanity's complex relationship with pleasure.
Looking for additional participant(s) for "Arriving in the 20th Century: Public Speaking and Literary Resistance" panel at 2015 MELUS conference (April 9-12, Athens, GA). Please respond with 250-word abstract and two-page cv by December 12 so that we may meet the MELUS submission deadline of December 15; send to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org. Broadly speaking, papers could focus on the work of literary/political figures and their writings, public speeches, or performances pertaining to uplift, belonging, citizenship, assimilation, or other related topic, at the turn of the 20th century.