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CFP: [General] Comics Arts Conference-San Diego & WonderCon

Thursday, July 31, 2008 - 2:51pm
Peter Coogan

Call for Participation


Comic-Con International
San Diego, California July 23-26, 2009
San Francisco, California February 27-March 1, 2009

We seek proposals from a broad range of disciplinary and theoretical
perspectives, and welcome the participation of academic, independent, and
fan scholars. We welcome professionals from all areas of the comics
industry, including creators, editors, publishers, retailers, distributors,
and journalists.

We also invite scholars and professionals to participate as respondents to

UPDATE: [General] Expanding Literacy Studies International, Interdisciplinary Conference for Graduate Studies

Wednesday, July 30, 2008 - 4:46pm
Shawn Casey


Expanding Literacy Studies is an International, Interdisciplinary
Conference for Graduate Students to be held April 3-5, 2009, at The Ohio
State University.

Literacy Studies is a recent construct. At the same time, it addresses
long-standing questions and concerns within and across disciplines. But
what is literacy? Who is studying it? And how is it being studied?

CFP: [General] Education, critical pedagogy

Tuesday, July 29, 2008 - 12:31am
Rebecca Shapiro

The following is a call for manuscripts for the Peter Lang Publishing
Education and New Literacies list.
One of the premier education publishing groups, Peter Lang Publishing is
looking for works that understand how new literacies and new ways of seeing
education are being invented -- as people from all walks of life, in
diverse sites, wrestle with new technologies, shifting values, changing
institutional forms and processes, and emerging structures characteristic
of postmodernity/New Times/the Global Informational Age. These texts aim to
explore these emerging domains and to create awareness of key trends and
features, translating them into educational consciousness and practice.

CFP: [General] Volunteer Subject Area Specialist for PCA/ACA

Friday, July 25, 2008 - 8:27pm, Coordinator

Fatten your portfolio by becoming an active participant in a large,
scholarly organization. The National Popular Culture & American Culture
Association requests Subject Area Chair volunteers for the following areas:

1) Baby-Boomer Culture
2) Disability Studies
3) Disaster Studies
4) Jack London's Life & Works

If your research has delved into aspects of any of these topics, please
consider becoming the Chair for that subject area.

The duties of the Area Chair consist primarily of sending out Calls for
Papers, accepting paper/presentation proposals, and organizing the accepted
papers/presentations into panels.

CFP: [General] Prose Studies

Tuesday, July 22, 2008 - 8:36am
Sophia Blackwell

Prose Studies
History, Theory, Criticism

Call for Papers

Prose Studies is a journal for discussion of the history, theory and
criticism of non-fictional prose of all periods.

While the journal publishes studies of such recognized genres of non-
fiction as autobiography, biography, the sermon, the essay, the letter,
the journal etc., it also aims to promote the study of non-fictional prose
as an important component in the profession's ongoing re-configuration of
the categories and canons of literature. Interdisciplinary studies,
articles on non-canonical texts and essays on the theory and practice of
discourse are also included.

CFP: [General] Second Life Web Comics Comic-Con and Conference

Tuesday, July 22, 2008 - 12:52am
Beth Davies-Stofka

Call for Presenters: Second Life Web Comics Comic-Con and Conference

Proposals are invited for presentations at the Web Comics Convention to be
held in Second Life on October 3, 2008.

Sponsored by The Center for EduPunx, The Comic Book Bin, and The Institute
for Comics Studies, the conference will bring together practitioners,
educators, academics, students, journalists and others for a day-long event
aimed at lively discussion and fruitful exchange. Participation from all
over the world is avidly sought, while conference organizers and tech
support will work in English.

CFP: [General] Dragon*Con Academic Mini-Conference

Monday, July 21, 2008 - 4:51pm
Matthew J. Brown

Call for Participation

Institute for Comics Studies
Comic Book Convention Conference Series


Atlanta, Georgia
August 29-September 1, 2008

The Institute for Comic Studies and the Comics and Pop Art division of
Dragon*Con are working together to develop an academic conference for
the studies of comics and pop art to take place at Dragon*Con, the
largest multi-media, popular culture convention focusing on science
fiction and fantasy, gaming, comics, literature, art, music, and film
in the US.

CFP: [General] Late Imperial Chinese Womenâs Writings(MCAA 10/10-12 2008)

Monday, July 21, 2008 - 2:15am
Li Guo

CFP: MACC 2008
Late Imperial Chinese Women’s Writings
St. Olaf College, Minnesota: October 10-12, 2008
This panel invites papers covering Chinese Women’s writings in the Ming
(1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties. Topics may include, but are not
limited to:

1. Women’s transgression such as transvestism in literary works
2. “Talented women” or “cainü” culture
3. women’s writings and literati
4. individual writers or works
5. women’s anthology studies
6. women’s poetry clubs and occasional writings

Please send an abstract of 250 words or less to by July
27th, 2008.