In the last couple of decades, comics and graphic novels have made their way into a wide variety of classrooms, from science to the humanities. As Robert G. Weiner and Carrye Kay Syma argue in 'Graphic Novels and Comics in the Classroom: Essays on the Educational Power of Sequential Art,' "It is no longer a question of whether sequential art should be used in educational settings, but rather how to use it and for what purpose" (1).
Emory University and Kennesaw State University
cordially invite you to submit your proposals for seminars, roundtables, and panels
African Literature Association 2016 Conference
Justice and Human Dignity in Africa
and the African Diaspora
Venues: Marriott Marquis and National Center for Civil and Human Rights in
Atlanta, Georgia. USA.
April 6-9, 2016
Conference website: http://ala2016.com
Jon McKenzie, in his 2001 book Perform or Else, makes the prediction that "performance will be to the twentieth and twenty-first centuries what discipline was to the eighteenth and nineteenth, that is an onto-historical formation of power and knowledge."
We are currently seeking papers for this open topic session which explores the intersections of literature and politics. Please e-mail 350-500 word abstracts to Marina Trninic by March 31, 2016.The theme for this year's conference is "The Spectacular City: Glamour, Decadence, and Celebrity in Literature and Culture." For more on the 2016 SCMLA conference in Dallas, visit the website at http://www.southcentralmla.org/conference/
The Institute of English and Institute of English Cultures and Literatures at the University of Silesia and the Polish Association for the Study of English are pleased to invite you to the 25th annual Conference of The Polish Association for the Study of English.
The theme of the conference is
Multiculturalism, Multilingualism and the Self
Submissions are welcome in the area of literature, culture studies, linguistics, applied linguistics, translation and teacher training.
The following topics are only our suggestions for presentations at the conference:
Religious Experience in the Americas
The 5th Biennial Mercyhurst Colloquium on the Americas
We are soliciting papers from any discipline on topics discussing religious experience in the Americas.
Possible topics include (but are by no means limited to):
• Religion and social activism
• Religion and political life
• Religious communities
• Monasticism in the Americas
• Religion and public health
• Religion and migration
• Religion and integration
• Interfaith initiatives
• Religion and the arts
The Rutgers University Program in Comparative Literature is pleased to announce its 2016 graduate student conference:
URBAN (DE)COLONIALITY AND LITERATURE
Keynote Speaker: JOSÉ DAVID SALDÍVAR, Stanford University
March 3, 2016
"Scotland and the Sea"
Études écossaises/ Scottish Studies, n°20, 2017
The 2017 edition of the journal Études écossaises / Scottish Studies (Université Grenoble Alpes – ILCEA4) is seeking submissions of papers on Scottish culture, history and politics on the theme of the sea. Papers in English or French are welcomed from specialists in all fields of Scottish studies including arts and literature, civilization studies, history, political science, culture and the media.
Call for Papers
Art as Concept and Institution: History and Semiotics of an Evolving Category
Special issue of Punctum
Annual BAVS conference 2016
CONSUMING (THE) VICTORIANS
Wednesday 31 August to Friday 2 September 2016
Keynotes: Christina Bashford (Illinois) & Frank Trentmann (Birkbeck)
Neo-Victorian Plenary: Patricia Duncker (Manchester)