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Teaching Graphic Novels in English and Literature Courses

Sunday, November 29, 2015 - 10:21am
Dr. Alissa Burger

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).

CFP: 42nd Annual Conference of the African Literature Association (April 6-9, 2016)

Sunday, November 29, 2015 - 10:08am
African Literature Association

Emory University and Kennesaw State University
cordially invite you to submit your proposals for seminars, roundtables, and panels
at the
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:

Replotting Performance

Saturday, November 28, 2015 - 11:39pm
Association for Research in Theatre at Indiana University (ART@IU)

Replotting Performance

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."

Literature and Politics (Nov. 3-5, 2016)

Saturday, November 28, 2015 - 4:47pm
South Central MLA (

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

Multiculturalism, Multilingualism and the Self: PASE 2016 Conference, 31 March-2 April, 2016

Saturday, November 28, 2015 - 4:46pm
University of Silesia, Poland, Institute of English and Institute of English Cultures and Literatures

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:

[UPDATE] Religious Experience in the Americas, April 9, 2016

Saturday, November 28, 2015 - 9:09am
The 5th Biennial Mercyhurst Colloquium on the Americas

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


Saturday, November 28, 2015 - 7:24am
Rutgers University Program in Comparative Literature

The Rutgers University Program in Comparative Literature is pleased to announce its 2016 graduate student conference:


Keynote Speaker: JOSÉ DAVID SALDÍVAR, Stanford University

March 3, 2016

"Scotland and the Sea" Scottish Studies/Etudes écossaises, 2017 Issue

Friday, November 27, 2015 - 3:33am
Université Grenoble Alpes - ILCEA 4

"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.

Consuming (the) Victorians: annual BAVS conference 2016

Thursday, November 26, 2015 - 4:21pm
School of English, Communication and Philosophy, Cardiff University in conjunction with the British Association for Victorian Studies

Annual BAVS conference 2016


Cardiff University
Wednesday 31 August to Friday 2 September 2016

Keynotes: Christina Bashford (Illinois) & Frank Trentmann (Birkbeck)
Neo-Victorian Plenary: Patricia Duncker (Manchester)