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VICTORIANS INSTITUTE CONFERENCE (Charles DIckens: Past, Present, and Future), October 21-22, 2011

Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 9:41am
Victorians Institute

Call for Papers: Victorians Institute Conference
Charles Dickens: Past, Present, and Future
October 21-22, 2011, Myrtle Beach, SC

To help usher in the global celebration of his bicentenary in 2012, the 41st annual conference of the Victorians Institute will focus rather broadly on the life and work of Charles Dickens. We welcome papers that examine Dickens's writings and their relevance to us today. We are particularly interested in interdisciplinary essays exploring the literary life and legacy of Dickens in relation to science, economics, psychology, sociology, philosophy, law, history, aesthetics, and theater and film adaptation.

Topics may include, but are not limited to:

CFP: "Under Pressure" JLS special issue

Tuesday, March 22, 2011 - 10:29pm
Yetta Howard

Call for Papers: Journal of Lesbian Studies
Special Issue: "Under Pressure"
Guest Edited by Yetta Howard

KJV in Budapest, September 16-18, 2011

Tuesday, March 22, 2011 - 4:52pm
Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church in Hungary

The Institute of English Studies, The Centre for Hermeneutical Research of Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church in Hungary ( and The Hungarian Bible Society are proud to announce an interdisciplinary conference on "THE KING JAMES BIBLE (1611-2011): PREHISTORY AND AFTERLIFE" to be held in Budapest, September 16-18, 2011. Proposals related to any literary, linguistic, cultural or theological aspects of the subject are invited from scholars wishing to contribute. Our institution is named after the 16th century Reformed Pastor Gáspár Károli who published the first complete Hungarian Bible in 1590.

Call for Submissions: Academic Exchange Quarterly

Tuesday, March 22, 2011 - 11:07am
Academic Exchange Quarterly

Call for Submissions: Academic Exchange Quarterly

Special Feature editors Rebecca Feind and Crystal Goldman are pleased to announce that manuscripts are now being accepted for the following issue of Academic Exchange Quarterly. The Winter 2011 issue theme is Alternative Library Instruction. The goal of this issue will be to provide examples of alternative library instruction created by librarians or faculty members in all settings, K-12, public, academic, special, etc., that can be implemented by others. Alternative library instruction can be, but is not limited to:

[UPDATE] Collection: The Cartographical Necessity of Exile (abstracts, 5.1.11)

Tuesday, March 22, 2011 - 9:55am
Karen Elizabeth Bishop

Seeking several articles to round out work-in-progress on:

Editor: Karen Elizabeth Bishop

Derek Walcott identified a cartographical necessity of exile in his 1984 collection of poetry, Midsummer, when he wrote:

So, however far you have travelled, your
steps make more holes and the mesh is multiplied –
… exiles must make their own maps

The Deeds of Love in the Service of Peace

Tuesday, March 22, 2011 - 9:27am
Conference on Christianity and Literature October 28-29 2011

In Christian tradition love it is not an attitude, a relation, a feeling, or a condition sufficient unto itself. Love requires action, deeds. Sometimes, great deeds and other times, small ones, hidden from view, invisible but effective no less. Christian tradition also promises a messiah who will bring peace, whose kingdom is the most peaceable. While this implies a kingdom ordered by love, Jesus is still the Prince of Peace and not the Prince of Love--at least in the prophet Isaiah.

Deep Drawings: Philosophical And Socio Political Themes in Anime and Manga (MLA, 5-8 January 2012)

Monday, March 21, 2011 - 10:01pm
Modern Language Association (special session)

The "serious turn" in European and American comic markets has often been traced to the departure carved out by Art Spiegelman, a veteran American comics artist who hoped his works would "make ethics hip." Western comic realism warrants comparison with the "serious turn" in Japan's manga and anime that followed the Second World War and is often neglected owing to the ubiquity of kawaii ("cuteness"). This panel puts Japan's anime and manga in a global context, with attention to "uncute" philosophical and socio‐political themes in graphic novels and animation from several areas of the world.

Comica Symposium 2011 - Transitions 2: New Directions in Comics Studies

Monday, March 21, 2011 - 7:19pm
Birkbeck, University of London - School of Arts

Transitions 2 is a one day symposium devoted to promoting new research into comics in all their forms. Rather than restricting itself to a specific theme, the symposium will highlight research from postgraduate students and early career lecturers bringing together different perspectives and methodoogies, whether cultural, historical, or formal, thereby mapping new trends and providing a space for dialogue and further collaboration to emerge. By thinking about comics across different disciplines, the intention is to spark debate and address a wide spectrum of questions.

We welcome abstracts of 250-300 words for twenty minute papers on topics as diverse as, but not limited to:

3rd annual Louisiana Studies Conference, September 23-24, 2011

Monday, March 21, 2011 - 4:39pm
Northwestern State University of Louisiana

The 3rd annual Louisiana Studies Conference will be held September 23-24, 2011 at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana. The Conference is co-sponsored by the Folklife Society of Louisiana, the Louisiana Folklife Center, and the NSU College of Arts, Letters, Graduate Studies and Research.