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SAMLA 88: Women's Studies Affiliated Panel: Women & Visions of Utopia/Dystopia in Comics and Graphic Novels

Monday, March 28, 2016 - 11:17am
SAMLA (South Atlantic Modern Language Association) 88

SAMLA 88: Utopia/Dystopia: Whose Paradise Is It?
Women's Studies – Affiliated Panel
Jacksonville, Florida – November 4-6, 2016
Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront

Whose Paradise is It?: Women & Visions of Utopia/Dystopia in Comics and Graphic Novels 

Comics have depicted worlds without men with varying degrees of social commentary about gender politics and the agency of women—from Wonder Woman's Paradise Island, a utopian haven for Amazonian warriors of myth, to Brian K. Vaughn's Y: The Last Man, in which the main character navigates his survival in a newly fashioned matriarchal dystopian world.  

2016 Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association Conference:Contemporary Studies

Sunday, March 27, 2016 - 9:27pm
Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association

2016 Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association Conference
Call for Papers
Contemporary Studies Area

Thursday-Sunday, 6 - 9 October 2016
Chicago, IL
Hilton Rosemont Chicago O'Hare
Deadline: April 30th, 2016

The Contemporary Studies Area of The Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association is now accepting proposals for its upcoming Conference in October 2015.

Running Wild: Library Archives, Faculty Engagement, and the Artist Book PAMLA Nov 11-13, 2016

Sunday, March 27, 2016 - 5:50pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Languages Association

Academic archives and special collections are treasure troves for student engagement. These repositories contain tactile examples of institutional history that are instrumental for student research and inspirational for student creativity. Increasingly teaching faculty are collaborating with archivists and librarians in the promotion and use of these unique treasures. From these materials, students draw inspiration, often transforming the notion of what constitutes a book. Archives in turn may curate these works, documenting student research and properties for future generations. We invite presentations of work derived from or inspired by archival holdings and present strategies for encouraging similar artistic expression and curation.

Call for Peer Reviewers

Sunday, March 27, 2016 - 9:37am

[Inter]sections is the annual online journal of American Studies at the University of Bucharest (ISSN 2068 – 3472). It has been a peer-reviewed academic publication since 2009. You can find us here:

We are currently seeking peer reviewers. If you are interested in doing peer review work for [Inter]sections, please send us an e-mail by May 10 at

Please make sure you attach the following:

MSA 2016: "The Pool Film Group and Beyond: Modernism's Media" (Abstracts due 4/12/16)

Saturday, March 26, 2016 - 11:11pm
The H.D. International Society

The H.D. International Society invites paper submissions for a proposed panel, "The POOL Film Group and Beyond: Modernism's Media," at the Modernist Studies Association conference, November 17-20, 2016, in Pasadena, CA. We are especially interested in papers that consider Bryher, H.D., or Kenneth Macpherson's involvement with the Pool film group or that in other ways focus on media technologies or media industries in relation to the orbit of these figures. Please send a brief bio and 250 word abstract to Rebecca Walsh ( and Celena Kusch ( by April 12, 2016.

Flow 2016 Conference on Television and New Media (Austin, 9/15-9/17)

Saturday, March 26, 2016 - 8:00pm
Flow 2016

The 2016 Flow Conference will feature a series of roundtables, each organized around a discussion question on contemporary issues in television and new media culture and scholarship. Respondents are asked to submit a brief (150-word) abstract addressing one of the Flow 2016 roundtable questions.

Responses in the form of 150 word abstracts should be submitted using our online form. To ensure full consideration, please submit your proposal by Friday, May 20 at 5 PM (CST).

Deconstruction and the Politics of Matter

Saturday, March 26, 2016 - 5:35pm
Oxford Literary Review

This issue of the OLR (39:2) invites contributors to forge unexpected encounters between deconstruction, matter, and new and older materialisms—be they mechanical, historical, dialectical, speculative, textual, neurological, corporeal, cosmo-physical, or indeed "of the encounter." Guiding questions might include: how does deconstruction address the philosophy and politics of matter, materiality, and materialism? How might deconstruction articulate alternative accounts of materialism? In what ways might an attention to matter be itself already deconstructive, and what would be at stake in such a claim? How might attention to matter and materialism animate the politics of deconstruction?