With dozens of nonfiction books on Joss Whedon's works from Buffy to Avengers, one critical area has been ignored: Whedon's comics. In fact, he's written several series for Marvel and DC, along with independents and the many issues of Angel, Buffy, and Serenity comics for IDW and Dark Horse. While a few isolated essays have tackled Buffy season eight or Whedon's X-Men run, there is no anthology devoted to only Whedon comics. Now that's about to change.
Indo-British Anthology of New Fiction, 2014: Call for Submissions
Radical fiction or 'New Fiction' (NF) is a challenger that is here to break tradition. The passé is no longer acceptable in the Anthology, a book of new writing in English that aims to promote new modes of thinking, seeing and expression.
NF is all about innovation in writing, fiction written in a new way, challenging our preconceptions. It is 'dangerous' stuff composed by mobile, imaginative minds across a fast-shrinking globe. We are looking for short stories in all their manifestations, preferably composed in English, from Indian or British writers.
The Line that Lies Within: Form and Poetics in the Pricke of Conscience
Dates: June 11–13, 2015
Location: University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA
Keynotes: Martín Espada, Patricia Hampl, Steven Schwartz
The North American Review, the longest-lived literary magazine in the United States, is pleased to announce that it is now accepting submissions to its Bicentennial Creative Writing & Literature Conference, to be held on the campus of the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, IA, June 11-13, 2015. The editors invite proposals for individual papers, pre-formed panels (3-4 panelists), or roundtable discussions (4-6 participants).
For the PCA/ACA national conference (1-4 Apr. 2015 in New Orleans), we invite proposals of individual papers, special panels, or sessions organized around a sea-related theme. DEADLINE: 1 Nov. 2014.
Possible sea-related topics include, but are not limited to:
►Film, art, music, and television
►Sea sagas from western & non-western cultures
►Recreation, technology, business
Identities in Consultation: Diversity in the South and Beyond
What does it mean to be "southern" in a country where regionalism is becoming less important to identity and more important as a commodity? What does it mean to be a regional writing center when regionalism is not relative to the populations we service? How do we begin to understand emerging educational communities and their developing identities, which include new education standards, shifts in demographics, online instruction, and multimodal writing prompts that move students away from traditional writing tasks? What is the evolving function of a writing center to a generation of students who have spent their lives reading and blogging with their peers throughout the world?
The College English Association—Caribbean Chapter, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English, welcomes proposals for presentations (20-minute papers) for our annual conference which will be held at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez on 12-13 March 2015. The topic is Disability Studies. We welcome papers that investigate the cultural, social and political interactions of the humanities (arts, language and literature) and technology, as they relate to the conceptualizing Dis/Ability.
liquid blackness invites abstracts for its no. 4 issue titled "fluid radicalisms"
Planned in conjunction with the presentation of the Black Audio Film Collective film series hosted by liquid blackness at Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA on September 26-28 and October 3-4, this issue will address a range of topics prompted by, but not limited to, BAFC's filmmaking practice in the context of Black Atlantic artistic and intellectual flows.
Northeast Modern Language Association 46th Annual Convention
Toronto, Ontario - April 30-May 3, 2015
NeMLA's Women's and Gender Studies Caucus welcomes abstracts for the approved panels below – panel descriptions, submission guidelines and the full cfp are available at: www.nemla.org/convention/2015.html
Abstract Deadline: September 30, 2014
Building on from our successful Symposium on David Mitchell held at NYU London on 9 May, we are moving forward with a proposal for a collection with a major publisher and are seeking abstracts for selection.
Mitchell's oeuvre is often celebrated for its distinctive vision of cosmopolitanism, remediation of genre(s), and relationship to postmodern, posthuman, and postcolonial discourses. This collection of essays aims to expand our understanding of Mitchell's work by considering all aspects of his literary and cultural output, including novels, short stories, cinematic adaptation, opera/libretti, and multimodal aesthetics.
Works by David Mitchell
The deadline for proposal submission has been extended until 31 July, 2014.
Yaşar University, Department of English Language and Literature
Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies Symposium
REMNANTS OF THE NATION
Literature and TV series
Université de Bretagne Sud, Lorient, 26-28 March 2015
Annual conference for GUEST (Groupe Universitaire d'Études sur les Séries Télévisées)
The International Academic Forum, in conjunction with its global partners, is pleased to announce the Fifth Asian Conference on Language Learning, to be held from April 30 - May 3, 2015, at the Rihga Royal Hotel & the adjoining Osaka International Conference Center, Osaka, Japan.
Publish before a global audience. Present in a supportive environment. Network and create new relationships. Hear the latest research. Experience Japan. Join a global academic community.
2015 Conference Theme: "Integrated Practices: Creating Experiences to Enhance Learning"
Youth Culture in Contemporary Media
Co-chairs: Karin Beeler and Timothy Shary
Society for Cinema and Media Studies annual conference, March 2015, Montreal, Canada
Please join us for the 36th annual conference of the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association, February 11-14, 2015, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel and Conference Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The theme for 2015 is "Many Face, Many Voices: Intersecting Borders in Popular and American Culture."