The importance of Art Spiegelman as a pioneer and theorist of comics is hard to overstate. His work has not only pushed the boundaries of comics (both in terms of form and subject matter) but also convinced many readers and critics of this art form's inherent aesthetic value. Indeed, the development of the term "graphic novel" in part signaled a burgeoning critical appreciation of the power of comics, an appreciation that Spiegelman's pen — from his underground comix to his Pulitzer Prize-winning MAUS to his tireless critical advocacy of comics and cartooning — helped foster.
Deadline extended to May 15!
Digital Frontiers seeks conference submissions that explore creativity and collaboration across disciplinary boundaries in the arena of public humanities and cultural memory for the fourth annual Digital Frontiers Conference and THATCamp, September 17-19, 2015 at the University of Texas at Dallas. Submissions may include individual papers, fully-constituted panels, birds-of-a-feather discussions, hands-on tutorials, or posters. We encourage presentations that incorporate audio-visual/multimedia elements.
Internationa Conference: ExRe(y). Spaces of Expression and Repression in Post-Millennial North-American Literature and Visual Culture
Maria Curie-Sklodowska University
April 7-8, 2016
We are seeking proposals for papers focusing on the literature, culture and social history of the British/Anglophone long-eighteenth century.
As a standing session, our panel entertains paper proposals on a wide variety of topics. A great opportunity to share your work with other scholars.
If you are interested in submitting your proposal, please do so before the PAMLA deadline of May 15th, 2015 using the on-line submission system at:
The conference will be held in Portland, Oregon from Friday, November 6th to Sunday, November 8th 2015.
Call For Papers: Persona Studies 2015 Issue 2
Special Issue: Work(ing) Personas
Persona Studies is seeking papers and creative projects that investigate the ways in which personas are produced, managed, used, and disseminated in the contexts of our working lives and careers. What work do these personas do? How does our work shape and dictate them? What are the constraints and effects of these personas?
Abstracts and Expressions of Interest (250-300 words) should be submitted by 19 June 2015 to email@example.com with the subject heading "2015 Issue 2 Abstract." Full papers may also be submitted at this time.
Call for Papers:
NINETEENTH CENTURY POPULAR CULTURE
2015 Midwest Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association Conference
Thursday-Sunday, October 1-4
Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza
35 W. Fifth Street, Cincinnati, OH 25202
Deadline: May 15, 2015
Topics may include, but are not limited to, historical and literary treatments of women's and children's periodicals or books, international affairs, nineteenth century "fads" or trends, travel/tourism, technology, science and medicine, temperance, advertising, and slavery.
The Subculture Area of the MPCA/MACA requests 150-250 word proposals for papers to be presented at the 2015 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference. Proposals for co-authored papers, complete panels (3-4 presenters), or nontraditional formats such as workshops, roundtables, open forums, and/or visual/artistic/creative approaches are also welcomed. All proposals must be submitted by May 15, 2015.
CFP: Fortean Approaches to the Study of Religion (Deadline for Abstract Submissions, June 15th 2015)
Currently seeking abstract submissions for inclusion in the following proposed collection:
Damned Facts: Fortean Approaches to the Study of Religion
Edited by Jack Hunter (Doctoral Candidate, Dept. Archaeology & Anthropology, University of Bristol)
CALL FOR PAPERS
Visionary Texts, Past and Present: (Re)visionings and (Re)imaginings
Pivot: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies and Thought
"The visionary starts with a clean sheet of paper, and reimagines the world." — Malcolm Gladwell
"It's a very salutary thing to realize that the rather dull universe in which most of us spend most of our time is
not the only universe there is." — Aldous Huxley