As one of the biggest and most successful film franchises of all time, Marvel's approach to developing an interconnected film universe has seemingly revolutionized the way superhero films are being made. Creating a shared universe with elements that crossover and interconnect individual films (culminating in perhaps the ultimate "team-up" film, The Avengers), this approach to filmmaking changed the way characters and storylines are developed. Marvel's foresight has resulted in a long-term plan for the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), which at this point consists of three distinct phases, each of which is to conclude with an Avengers film.
Toxic Grounds: Environmental Pollution and Materiality (deadline 11/24/14)
Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment (ASLE) Eleventh Biennial Conference
June 23-27, 2015
University of Idaho, Moscow, ID
Join us for the 36th Annual Southwest Popular Culture and American Culture Association Conference, February 11 – 14, 2015 at the beautiful Hyatt Regency in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The conference theme this year is "Many Faces, Many Voices: Intersecting Borders in Popular and American Culture."
The Area Chair for Stardom and Fandom of the Southwest Popular Culture/American Culture Associations (www.southwestpca.org) invites paper or panel proposals on any aspect of stardom or fandom.
Proposal submission deadline extended to: November 15, 2014. (Please see below)
Any and all topics will be considered - we especially encourage proposals on:
The First World War: Literature, Culture, Modernity
Wednesday 12 & Thursday 13 November 2014, 9.30am to 5.00pm
The British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AH
Dr Santanu Das, King's College London, and Dr Kate McLoughlin, University of Oxford
Call for Papers
Studies in South Asian Film and Media
Special Issue: Science Fiction in South Asian Film, Media, Arts and Literature.
The quint's twenty fifth issue is issuing a call for theoretically informed and historically grounded submissions of scholarly interest—as well as creative writing, original art, interviews, and reviews of books. The deadline for this call is 20th November 2014—but please note that we accept manu/digi-scripts at any time.
All contributions accompanied by a short biography will be forwarded to a member of the editorial board. Manuscripts must not be previously published or submitted for publication elsewhere while being reviewed by the quint's editors or outside readers.
Call for Papers: Special Issue, The Comparatist
General Editor: Zahi Zalloua (Whitman College)
Modern Language Studies, the journal of the Northeast Modern Language Association, is seeking reviews for the summer 2013 issue.
I am especially interested in reviews of primary sources (including scholarly editions, contemporary literature, art, film, comic books, visual and popular culture), pedagogical works, and hypertext publications. However, reviews are no longer restricted to these categories.
Graduate students are welcome to contribute to the journal. Please submit your review electronically (as a Word attachment) to Randy Robertson, Reviews Editor of MLS, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
International Conference: Digital Literary Studies
Date: May 14-15, 2015
Location: School of Arts and Humanities, University of Coimbra
36th Annual Conference February 11-14, 2015
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
Submission Deadline: 11/15/14
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
Albuquerque, NM 87102
For those of you who would (have) like(d) to send us an article on these theme, I just wanted to let you know it's still time. I will (re)attach the cfp and........well......looking forward to hearing from you!
Phd Lecturer Sorina Georgescu
THE DEPARTMENT OF LETTERS AND FOREIGN LANGUAGES
-THE FACULTY OF SOCIAL, HUMANISTIC AND NATURAL SCIENCES-
TO SEND THE FINAL VERSION OF YOUR ARTICLES FOR OUR VOLUME ENTITLED
CULTURAL AND INSTITUTIONAL MEMORY AS (A) MEANS OF PROGRESS
PROPOSAL DEADLINE EXTENDED: December 1, 2014
The Coming of Age of LGBTQ Studies: Past, Present, and Future Directions
San Diego State University, April 17-18, 2015
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Karen Tongson (USC)
Plenary film screenings:
Suddenly, Last Winter (2009), with directors Gustav Hofer and Luca Ragazzi
Homeboy (2011), with director Dino Dinco
As LGBTQ Studies finds disciplinary space on a growing number of university and college campuses, questions about the cultural and intellectual effects of academic institutionalization have become progressively more urgent:
The 23rd annual Midwestern Conference on Literature, Language, and Media (MCLLM) at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, IL is currently accepting proposals for 15-minute papers from individuals and panels. MCLLM welcomes proposals from a wide range of studies in the English and communication fields. Some possible topics for investigation may include: literature and poetry, creative writing, linguistics, written and visual rhetoric, journalism, narrative and documentary film, games/video games, television, radio, new and social media, and pedagogy in these fields.
Penn State's Department of Asian Studies announces Global Asias 3, a conference to celebrate the launch of a new journal, Verge: Studies in Global Asias (published by the University of Minnesota Press). By bringing into relation work in both Asian Studies and Asian American Studies, Verge covers Asia and its diasporas, East to West, across and around the Pacific, from a variety of humanistic perspectives—anthropology, art history, literature, history, politics, sociology—in order to develop comparative analyses that recognize Asia's place(s) in the development of global culture and history.
The University of Texas at Arlington is proud to announce the 3rd Annual UTA English Graduate Conference on April 3, 2015
Title: "Navigations and Narrations: Exploring Space and Place"
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Nathanael O'Reilly, Texas Christian University