Abstracts are being welcomed for a proposed collection examining the toy as hero. Toys, a celebrated part of childhood and often key figures in children's imaginative play, have a fantastic history of heroism in print and on film. Open to examinations of literature, comics, and film, the collection seeks to be a repository of original essays that analyze the roles toys play as protectors of the child(ren) they love, as heroes of their own stories, or as champions for the greater good.
Silence: A Semiotics of (in)Significance, University of Liverpool, 1-3 July 2015
<<< Last chance to submit abstracts: 30 March 2015 >>>
The conference proceedings will be published as a special issue of the International Journal of Literature and Psychology, and will include a separate edited volume on "silence". Submissions for the proceedings should be received no later than
30 April 2015.
Deadline: April 30, 2015
Submit to: Submissions.mpcaaca.org
Papers can explore any topic relating to heroes and/or prevailing notions of heroism as they present themselves in popular culture. Topics may include, but are not limited to:
-Superheroes and action stars as heroic icons
-Video games and the experience of vicarious/learned heroism
-Connections between violence and heroism
-The gendering of heroism
-Heroines in young adult fiction
-Anti-heroes in media
-Pop culture heroes and religion/mythology
-Real world heroes in the news and biographies
BAKEA Symposium is open to all participants from the fields of English Language and Literature, American Culture and Literature, French and German Language and Literary Studies, Comparative Literature, Translation Studies.
DEADLINE EXTENDED- Call for papers for an interdisciplinary conference
Proposals Due: April 6th, 2015 12am.
AFFECT: MEMORY, AESTHETICS, AND ETHICS
With Keynote Speakers: Lauren Berlant, John T. Cacioppo and Ronald de Sousa
Featuring Special Seminars by: Amy Schmitter, Daniel M. Gross, Isobel Armstrong and Noreen Giffney
18-20 September 2015, The Fort Garry Hotel, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Catwalk: The Journal of Fashion, Beauty, and Style, part of the Global Interdisciplinary Research Studies series, Oxford, UK, is a triple blind peer reviewed inter- and trans-disciplinary academic journal, published twice a year that emphasizes theoretical and methodological analyses of fashion, beauty, style. Lavishly illustrated in color and black/white with high production values, Catwalk publishes articles focused on the historical, social, cultural, psychological, political, business, media, technology, performance, representational, and artistic dimensions of fashion, beauty, and style.
Open submissions: We are currently open to submissions of poetry, short fiction, literary essays, book reviews, and artwork. Our theme for this issue to be published in Fall 2015 is Continuance: beginning, transitioning, sustaining. This can include things which invite or consider complexity of presence, modernities, future planning and leadership, memory, activism, syncretism. The deadline is June 1, 2015.
This is a proposed panel for the MSA 17 conference in Boston in November 2015. The conference as a whole is entitled 'Modernism and Revolution'
Metamorphoses:The III International Flann O'Brien Conference
Charles University, Prague, 16-19 September 2015
EXTENDED DEALINE: 1 APRIL
Joseph Brooker (Birkbeck, University of London)
Catherine Flynn (University of California, Berkeley)
Brian Ó Conchubhair (University of Notre Dame)
Kevin Barry (City of Bohane; winner of the 2013 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award)
For more information see: https://www.facebook.com/events/664950926965862/
The Human Difference? –– 2015 IRC Summer Conference, University of Oxford
The Ian Ramsey Centre for Science and Religion (University of Oxford)