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Sacred Texts and Comics: Religion, Faith, and Graphic Narratives

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015 - 10:11am
Ken Koltun-Fromm, Haverford College; Assaf Gamzou, Israeli Cartoon Museum

The last decade has produced critical and expressive studies in sacred canonical texts and comics. Witness, for example, the artistic works from R. Crumb's The Book of Genesis (2009) and JT Waldman's Megillat Esther (2005), as well as scholarly publications from Karline McLain's India's Immortal Comic Books (2009), A. David Lewis's edited volume Graven Images: Religion in Comic Books & Graphic Novels (2010), and Samantha Baskind's and Ranen Omer-Sherman's editorial work for The Jewish Graphic Novel: Critical Approaches (2010).

DE RE MEDITERRANEA - INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE 4-5 DECEMBER 2015 - ABSTRACTS DEADLINE July 15th, 2015

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015 - 5:37am
STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY AND FLORENCE UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS

CALL FOR PAPERS
Stony Brook University and Florence University of the Arts
are pleased to announce the 7th Annual Conference that will take place in Florence on the 4th and 5th of December 2015.
The international conference is entitled:
DE RE MEDITERRANEA
How does "Mare Nostrum" shape the civilizations and societies inhabiting its geographical reach?
Despite borders shared by the diverse shores of southern Europe, North Africa, and Anatolia,
is it possible to speak of a Mediterranean identity?
The conference explores the many connections that define the Mediterranean as a symbol of tradition and modernity.
CONFERENCE THEME

Faulkner and the City at American Literature Association Symposium on September 10-12

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Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - 10:02pm
American Literature Association

I am organizing a proposed panel on representations of the city within Faulkner's texts for the upcoming ALA Symposium "The City and American Literature." I'm looking for 2-4 proposals on any aspect of the city in Faulkner's works. If interested, please send a 250-500 word abstract to jcobrien@memphis.edu by June 27, 2015.

Jefferson, Mississippi is definitely on the table, but I am especially interested in his treatments, portrayals, and uses of larger cites (Memphis, New Orleans, Chicago, Los Angeles, etc.).

Sarah Gordon Award, $500 prize for an Article Written on O'Connor or Souther Studies, Deadline Aug. 1st

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Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - 1:07pm
Bruce Gentry/ Flannery O'Connor Review

The Sarah Gordon award is given each year to Graduate student for the best article written on Flannery O'Connor or Southern Studies. Each entrant must be a graduate student as of August 1st, 2015. Articles must be submitted by 1 Aug. 2015 to be considered for the 2015 award. Please note: aa lentries will be considered for publication in the Flannery O'Connor Review. Articles may take any approach but must conform to the Review's usual guidelines, available at http://www.gcsu.edu/english/oconnor.htm

(In)visible Lines: Feminist & Gender Studies. Uni of Limerick, 20-21st November 2015

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Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - 11:21am
Sibéal Network

The feminist movement has been categorised as a series of different waves, first, second and third, with some contemporary critics suggesting we are now on the precipice of a fourth wave. Each of these stages had their own aims and means of achieving those aims: underlying all was a quest for equality, for some or for all. Increasingly this neat categorization of the feminist movement has been questioned and challenged, especially with the internet age offering a greater platform of communication for female-identified individuals and feminists alike.

[UPDATE] Unity and Division in the History of Art - DEADLINE EXTENDED!

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Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - 11:08am
Cleveland Symposium/Department of Art History and Art, Case Western Reserve University

CALL FOR PAPERS – DEADLINE EXTENDED
Unity and Division in the History of Art
41st Annual Cleveland Symposium
Friday, October 23, 2015
The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio

In what ways can the visual arts unite or divide humanity? How can their subjects and functions stir us to collaboration or lead to disagreement, apathy, or even war? How do objects themselves change when their relationships to one another, or to the viewer, are altered or rearranged?

The Time is Ripe for a Christian Renaissance

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Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - 10:26am
Patrick Henry College

Patrick Henry College (Purcellville, VA) is hosting a conference (April 8-9, 2016) entitled, "The Time is Ripe for a Christian Renaissance." Leland Ryken, Cameron Anderson, and Patrick Kavanaugh will be keynote speakers.

Textual Liberation: Feminist Writing at the Fin-de-Siècle November 13–15, 2015

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Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - 10:04am
SAMLA 87 Durham, North Carolina

Feminism altered the course of literature by challenging those literary conventions that governed the portrayal of women and women's experience at the fin de siècle. Feminist texts explicitly advocated social change and discussed new women's roles in society. This panel welcomes papers about any aspect of nineteenth-century feminism. Comparative approaches are welcome. By June 19, 2015, please submit a 250-300 word abstract, brief bio, and A/V requirements to Elena Shabliy, eshabliy@tulane.edu.

SAMLA 87 – In Concert: Literature and the Other Arts
Sheraton Imperial Hotel & Convention Center
Durham, North Carolina
November 13–15, 2015

Indian Popular Culture

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Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - 1:52am
Aju Aravind & M. Abou Raihan Rinku/ Indian School of Mines

Call for paper

Topic:
Indian Popular Culture

Concept note:

Textual Liberation: Feminist Writing at the Fin-de-Siècle, November 13–15, 2015, Durham, North Carolina DEADLINE JUNE 18

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Monday, June 15, 2015 - 8:05pm
SAMLA 87 Durham, North Carolina

Feminism altered the course of literature by challenging those literary conventions that governed the portrayal of women and women's experience at the fin de siècle. Feminist texts explicitly advocated social change and discussed new women's roles in society. This panel welcomes papers about any aspect of nineteenth-century feminism. Comparative approaches are welcome. By June 18, 2015, please submit a 250-300 word abstract, brief bio, and A/V requirements to Elena Shabliy, eshabliy@tulane.edu.

SAMLA 87 – In Concert: Literature and the Other Arts
Sheraton Imperial Hotel & Convention Center
Durham, North Carolina
November 13–15, 2015

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