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[REMINDER] "Surrounded by Bodies": Contact, Corporeality, and the Long Eighteenth Century

Saturday, August 21, 2010 - 9:17am
ASECS Graduate Student Caucus (2011 Annual Meeting)

Much has been said about bodies, yet the body still remains one of the most contested concepts in fields such as anthropology, art, history, literature, medicine, philosophy, religion, and gender/sexuality. In *An Essay Concerning Human Understanding* (1689), John Locke noted that all "are born into the world, being surrounded by bodies that perpetually and diversely affect them." By conceptualizing the world as one of bodies in contact, his assertion prefaced a growing eighteenth-century preoccupation with corporeality. This panel seeks to explore such investigations of the body by examining how these figures wrote about and experienced bodies, health, illness, contagion, mixture, and death.

Call for Articles-Sequential Art, Graphic Novels, comics and Education

Friday, August 20, 2010 - 5:17pm
Rob Weiner

CFP: Sequential Art, Graphic Novels, and Comics in Education
Edited by Robert G. Weiner and Carrye Syma Texas Tech University Library
In recent years the use of graphic novels, comics, and sequential art in education has exploded. This is due not only to the boom in superhero movies that are based on comic book characters, but also to the wide literary range that graphic novels now have. There are now literally hundreds of college and university courses all over the world that are using graphic novels in their curriculum. The days when comics were just seen as children's trash, with no redeeming literary or educational value, are hopefully behind us.

Call for papers: The Use, Misuse, and Abuse of Bodies in Icelandic Literature

Friday, August 20, 2010 - 4:29pm
New England Saga Society (NESS)

NESS invites papers addressing any aspect of the question of bodies in the literature of medieval Iceland and Scandinavia. The panel will address the conception of the body--the living body or the dead, whole or disfigured, young or old, male or female--as a narrative construction. How was the body constructed narratively, and how did interpretations of bodies change from one period or text to another? As this question necessarily addresses intersections of religion, gender, disability studies, and other critical models, a wide range of papers is hoped for.

Meta- and inter-images in art / La méta- et l'inter-image artistiques, Deadline: October 1st 2010

Friday, August 20, 2010 - 10:20am
9th Conference of The International Association of Word and Image Studies / Association Internationale pour l'Etude des Rapports entre Texte et Image, Montreal 22-26 August 2011

Meta- and inter-images in art / La méta- et l'inter-image artistiques

Panel at The 9th International Conference on Word and Image Studies
The Imaginary / L'imaginaire
Université du Québec à Montréal, Montréal
22-26 August 2011

(UPDATE) Filolog: journal for literary, cultural and language studies - call for papers (DEADLINE 30/10/2010)

Friday, August 20, 2010 - 8:52am
Faculty of Philology, Banja Luka

Filolog (Philologist) is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal with an international Editorial Board.

We are calling for papers dealing with contemporary literary, cultural, and language theories and/or their applications to particular works. We would also welcome papers dealing with meta-theories and their significance for the human and social sciences.

Papers should be a maximum of 5000 words, and use the New Harvard Citation System. Papers must include abstracts and key words in the author's native language. Authors should also provide a short bio (up to 20 lines).

Design Research with RMIT University Press

Friday, August 20, 2010 - 1:35am
RMIT Publishing

Design Research with RMIT University Press: Call for Proposals

Our aim is to promote the publication of design research. Design is a core activity in many disciplines, yet there are few publishers who specialise in design-driven research. Research can be conducted through designing, and the process of designing also parallels "traditional" research in interesting ways. Designers have a way of thinking and communicating that is different to traditional researchers, but which is equally robust when applied to its own kind of questions.

Special Issue: Pedagogical Responses to Caring for the Disabled

Thursday, August 19, 2010 - 12:16pm
Susan Campbell Anderson/Spelman College

Pedagogy: Critical Approaches to Teaching
Literature, Language, Composition, and Culture

Special Issue: Pedagogical Responses to Caring for the Disabled

Editor: Susan Campbell Anderson, Spelman College

Panel CFP: Walter Pater's Poetics **Correction**

Thursday, August 19, 2010 - 8:20am
Kate Hext, University of Exeter

Panel CFP: Walter Pater's Poetics
Decadent Poetics, a conference at the University of Exeter
1st-2nd July 2011 (& not in 2010 as I previously wrote!)

I am seeking abstracts on Walter Paters Poetics for a panel proposal at Decadent Poetics, next summer. The general conference CFP can be found here:
The confirmed keynote speakers are Stephen Arata (Virginia), Joseph Bristow (UCLA), Regenia Gagnier (Exeter), Catherine Maxwell (Queen Mary, London).