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CFP: Monsters and the Monstrous 9 (September, 2011; Oxford, United Kingdom)

Friday, February 4, 2011 - 10:08am
Dr Rob Fisher/Inter-Disciplinary.Net

9th Global Conference
Monsters and the Monstrous

Saturday 10th September – Tuesday 13th September 2011
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Call for Papers
This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary project seeks to investigate and explore the enduring influence and imagery of monsters and the monstrous on human culture throughout history. In particular, the project will have a dual focus with the intention of examining specific 'monsters' as well as assessing the role, function and consequences of persons, actions or events identified as 'monstrous'. The history and contemporary cultural influences of monsters and monstrous metaphors will also be examined.

CFP: Gender and Love (September, 2011; Oxford, United Kingdom)

Friday, February 4, 2011 - 8:37am
Dr Rob Fisher/Inter-Disciplinary.Net

1st Global Conference
Gender and Love

Monday 19th September – Wednesday 21st September 2011
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Call for Papers
The study of gender is an interdisciplinary field intertwined with feminism, queer studies, sexuality studies, postcolonial studies, and cultural studies (to name just some relevant fields).

"Why Comics Are and Are Not Picture Books": MLA Proposed Session (5 March 2011; 5-8 Jan. 2012)

Friday, February 4, 2011 - 1:37am
A Joint Proposal by the MLA Children's Literature Division and the MLA Comics and Graphic Narratives Discussion Group

This panel will explore the possible relationships between comics and picture books, two imagetext genres implicated in children's literacy learning which, despite overlapping formally and aesthetically, nonetheless stand apart socially and culturally. The potential application of picture book theory to comics, and, conversely, comics theory to picture books, promises to challenge this apartness—that is, to call into question the generic distinctiveness of the two forms. In that spirit, this panel invites participation from multiple perspectives, including but not limited to genre theory, education, history, formalism, aesthetics, semiotics, and ideological criticism.

NANO: New American Notes Online--Issue 1.2 Special Theme: Mystery, the Unknown, Surprise, deadline: 18 March 2011

Thursday, February 3, 2011 - 3:52pm
NANO: New American Notes Online

NANO: New American Notes Online: An Academic Journal for Big Ideas in a Small World

Call for Papers: Issue 1.2

Deadline: 18 March 2011

Special Theme: Mystery, the Unknown, Surprise

What's up? What went down? How are you doing? What happened? We all want to know what is going on. We want knowledge. We want to solve the crime. We want to get it right. Yet, we also get a thrill from being in suspense. We like surprise parties and a good mystery novel. This issue of NANO is dedicated to both the sleuth and the mystery maker.

Three question clusters:

[UPDATE] Deadline extended to 2/15/2011 for "Complicities," The Stony Brook Graduate English Conference

Thursday, February 3, 2011 - 2:38pm
Stony Brook University

Date: Friday, March 11, 2011
Location: Stony Brook Manhattan Campus, Midtown NYC

Keynote Speaker: Prof. Stanley Aronowitz – CUNY Graduate Center

Event Description:

Home to the longest-running graduate conference in the nation, the English Department at Stony Brook University invites scholars of all disciplines to submit papers to its 2011 Manhattan event.

Journal of Applied Arts and Health

Thursday, February 3, 2011 - 10:19am
Journal of Applied Arts & Health/Intellect Publishers

he Journal of Applied Arts and Health (JAAH) serves a wide community of artists, researchers, practitioners and policy-makers in the area of Applied Arts and Health.

Co-op Mode: Interactivity and Narrative, May 21-22 [DEADLINE EXTENDED to FEB 15]

Thursday, February 3, 2011 - 9:11am
University of Ottawa English Graduate Student Association

Co-op Mode
Interactivity and Narrative
The Sixth Annual University of Ottawa English Graduate Conference
May 21-22, 2011
Call for Papers

"Games can't tell their stories through disconnected segments of gameplay strung together by cut scenes. Games need to tell their story through the gameplay. Narrative should drip from every texture and be integrated into every facet of the world. It should come through in the menus and the interface and in every loading screen."
- Daniel Floyd and James Portnow

Converting Cultures, Building the Empire: American Missionaries in the 19th and 20th Centuries (Claremont, CA - Nov. 5-6, 11)

Thursday, February 3, 2011 - 2:03am
Pacific Ancient Modern Language Association

CFP: Missionaries Panel - PAMLA 2011
Scripps College in Claremont, CA (near Los Angeles)

American missionaries spread more than religious ideology as they sought to convert "others" around the world. This panel seeks to explore the ways in which American cultural expansion occurred as a consequence of the American foreign mission movement in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Possible broad paper topics are not limited to:
Missionary presses
Topic of your choosing