Alien invasion, viral outbreak, nuclear holocaust, the rise of the machines, the flood, the second coming, the second ice age—these are just a few of the ways human beings have imagined their "end of days." And someone's Armageddon clock is always ticking—we just dodged Harold Camping's rapture on May 21st of this year, and the Mayan-predicted doomsday of 2012 is just around the corner. In the end, what do we reveal about ourselves when we dream of the apocalypse? What are the social and political functions of these narratives in any given historical period? How do different cultures imagine the apocalypse, and what do these differences reveal? What is particular to the narratological design and content of apocalyptic texts?
Please consider submitting an abstract for a special themed issue on boys' love manga to be published by the Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics. The CFP is below.
Deadline for submission of abstracts is October 14, 2011. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with queries.
-- Mark McHarry
Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics
Special Issue - Boys' Love Manga
Proposals due by October 14, 2011
Mark McHarry, Independent Scholar
Kazumi Nagaike, Oita University, Japan
Dru Pagliassotti, California Lutheran University, USA
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: Reconstruction 12.3
Special Issue "(In)Securities"
SUSANA ARAUJO (University of Lisbon)
SUSANA S. MARTINS(Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)
In the past years, the world has been dealing with increasing anxieties about state and urban
security, which were largely exacerbated after traumatic experiences such as the 9/11 terrorist
attacks of New York and Washington D.C. in 2001, the 2004 train attacks in Madrid and the London bombings in 2005.
A reminder that 15 August 2011 is the deadline for submissions for this conference, which will be held at the University of Prince Edward Island on 21–24 June 2012.
"Nothing is ever really lost to us as long as we remember it." — The Golden Road (1913)
"and even if you are not Abegweit-born you will say, 'Why … I have come home!'" — "Prince Edward Island" (1939)
An interdisciplinary graduate conference.
Keynote Speaker: Prof. Russ Castronovo, Dorothy Draheim Professor of English at University of Wisconsin-Madison.
This one day interdisciplinary conference will be held at Fordham University's Lincoln Center Campus in New York City: (113 W 60th)
We are currently accepting applications from PhD and MA students (as well as junior faculty members). The conference is free of charge and includes breakfast and an after-keynote reception w/food and beverages.
We are also currently working on an after-conference event, which will most likely involve drink specials at a local pub.
NORTH AMERICAN LEVINAS SOCIETY
Seventh Annual Conference and Meeting
"Levinas, the Environment, and Cultures of Place"
May 13-15, 2012 | Anchorage, Alaska
CALL FOR PAPERS
DUE DECEMBER 20, 2011
Marx is Back: The Importance of Marxist Theory and Research for Critical Communication Studies Today
Call for Papers for a Special Issue of tripleC – Journal for a Global Sustainable Information Society.
Edited by Christian Fuchs and Vincent Mosco
For inquiries, please contact the two editors.
Proposed panel for the 2012 Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference (March 21-25, 2012 in Boston, MA)
A symposium at the University of Warwick, 23rd September 2011
Confirmed speaker: Professor Jo Little, University of Exeter
Whilst discussions of gender and space in the nineteenth- to early-twentieth century have typically focused on "women and the city", rural spaces offer equally productive contexts for exploring the intersections between gender and space in this period. As the socio-spatial relations of the country are impacted by the move into modernity, rural environments are revealed in literary and historical texts as sites of complex, contradictory and changing gendered codes.
Proposals are invited for our second, biannual interdisciplinary conference:
"Gender, Bodies and Technology: (Dis)Integrating Frames"
April 26-28, 2012 Roanoke, Virginia
Sponsored by Women's and Gender Studies at Virginia Tech