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Friday, July 25, 2014 - 4:13am
Birkbeck, University of London

TRANSITIONS 5 – New Directions in Comics Studies
Saturday October 25th 2014 at Birkbeck, University of London
Call for Papers

Keynotes: Dr. Jason Dittmer (UCL, Captain America & the Nationalist Superhero); Dr. Antonio Lázaro-Reboll (University of Kent)
Respondent: Dr. Roger Sabin (Central Saint Martins, Comics, Comix &am p; Graphic Novels)

We are pleased to announce the call for papers for the forthcoming 5th Transitions symposium, promoting new research and multi-disciplinary academic study of comics/ comix/ manga/ bande dessinée and other forms of sequential art.

Dracula in Popular Culture Panel

Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 9:54pm
Michael Torregrossa

I'm trying to organize a panel on Dracula in popular culture for the 2014 New England Regional Meeting of the American Conference for Irish Studies. The conference meets from 21-22 November 2014 at Wheaton College. Further details at

Please email me, ASAP (but no later than 8/15/14), at if are interested using "Dracula Panel" as your subject.

Michael Torregrossa

Movement Control and the Modern Novel

Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 7:46pm
Jesper Gulddal, University of Newcastle, Australia; Charlton Payne, Universität Erfurt

[For a seminar on "Mobilty and Movement Control" at the American Comparative Literature Association Annual Meeting, March 26-29 2015, Seattle, we invite 300-word presentation abstracts by August 22 2014.]


Ye Nexte Generacioun: Young Scholars Look to the Next Fifty Years (A Roundtable @ Kalamazoo 2015)

Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 9:25am
Kaitlin Heller

In honor of the 50th Congress, this roundtable proposes to take a "state of the field" snapshot from the point of view of those who hope to see the next fifty. Scholars now starting their careers face a host of disciplinary, institutional, and technological changes. Even as fields such as queer theory and gender theory are now taking their place in the canon, they are complicated and challenged by new fields, including disability studies, temporality theory, affect theory, ecocriticism, and fan studies. Hiring practices in North America and Europe have shifted in the wake of the recession, resulting in a much-reduced job pool for those seeking tenure-track careers and a much-increased field of sessional workers.

Romanticism and the Future, 24-25 October, Paphos, Cyprus

Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 9:02am
University of Cyprus

Papers are invited for an international conference on the concept of the future and speculative representations of the future in Anglophone and European Romantic literature, philosophy and art, but also on the legacy of Romanticism since the nineteenth century, on its continuing relevance in contemporary literary, artistic and theoretical production. Poetry and prose about the future as hope and promise for a better world in the early days of the French Revolution appeared in France, the UK and across Europe.

Midwest Conference on Utopian Studies

Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 8:52am
Carter Hanson/Valparaiso University

The Midwest Conference on Utopian Studies will be held March 20-21, 2015, at Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN. The Midwest Conference on Utopian Studies is a regional conference dedicated to exploring the rich tradition of utopianism in all its forms. We invite papers on topics related to the utopian tradition, from the ancient to the present day, from diverse fields, such as: utopian and dystopian literature, the history of actual or planned intentional communities, political theory, music, art, architecture, media and popular culture, urban/rural planning.

Kalamazoo 2015 -- Medieval Texts and Digital Environments: New Directions, Old Problems

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 3:52pm
Society for Early English and Norse Electronic Texts / Piers Plowman Electronic Archive

50th International Congress on Medieval Studies
14-17 May, 2015

The proliferation of digital and digitized editions of medieval texts available online poses new questions about the forms, uses, and scholarly objectives of critical texts and textual archives. For this session at Kalamazoo, we invite scholars and editors engaged in digital text projects to discuss new work in any of the following areas: editorial theory and practice in digital environments; intellectual, technical, and institutional challenges posed by born-digital textual projects (along with proposed solutions); and interpretive work on medieval literature that is made possible by the availability of digital text corpora.

Oscillate! Metamodernism and the Humanities: Critical and Creative Practice

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 2:24pm
University of Strathclyde - English Literature, Journalism and Creative Writing


Metamodernism and the Humanities: Critical and Creative Practice


Keynote speaker: Dr Timotheus Vermeulen, assistant professor in cultural studies and theory, University of Nijmegen, editor of Notes on Metamodernism

Hosted by the Journalism, Creative Writing and English Literature postgraduate researchers at the University of Strathclyde

Tuesday September 16th 2014
School of Humanities, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow,

The Versatile Genius: Renaissance Women Artists and the Canon (NeMLA 2015.Toronto; April 30-May 3, 2015).

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 1:55pm
Elisa Modolo / Northeast Modern Language Association

This session seeks papers on pioneering women whose innovative work opened new fields of expression in literature, theater, music or the visual arts; on female artists who created or re-wrote the artistic canon; versatile talents who crossed genres and disciplines; women who resisted or rebelled against the limitations of their gender or socio-economical condition through art. Areas of interest: European female artists between the 15th and 17th centuries. Comparative and interdisciplinary approaches are welcome.

Shakespeare on Film and Television

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 1:51pm
Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association

Shakespeare on Film & Television

All Proposals & Abstracts Must Be Submitted Through The PCA Database.
Please submit a proposal to only one area at a time. Exceptions and rules


We have previously had panels on the following topics and invite new ideas all the time.