DEADLINE EXTENDED: 5/15/11
CfP: Production and Consumption in Victorian Literature and Culture
International Conference on Comics and Graphics Novels (Alcalá de Henares, Madrid.
November 10th-12th, 2011)
The main objective of the conference is to bring together the largest number of specialists and researchers of comics (graphic novels, manga, BD, etc) in order to reflect on the study of this area.
CHARLES HATFIELD, JESSICA ABEL, ROGER SABIN and ANTONIO ALTARRIBA have confirmed their assistance as plenary speakers to this conference.
The theme is "Sites of visual and textual innovation" and it welcomes papers on (but not limited to):
-The origins of comics,
-Avant-garde and experimental works
-Biography and autobiography.
The languages of the conference will be English and Spanish.
The students of the Department of Comparative Literature at the City University of New York Graduate Center present an interdisciplinary graduate student conference on November 10-11, 2011.
Due to numerous submissions to this CFP we have moved the date forward TWO WEEKS for proposals. The new date is now the 16th May 2011.
Although we are happy to consider all proposals that focus specifically on writing incest we would particularly welcome those that relate to:
Incest fictions may be considered in the widest possible terms.
As we have a number of renowned academics involved, along with early interest from a major publisher, we require submissions of no more than 300 words, along with a brief biography, by the 16 of May, 2011. Please direct all enquires and submissions to both editors.
NABMSA's fifth conference will once again bring together scholars and lovers of British music from various academic fields and locales for three days of papers, discussions, and musical performances. The 2012 conference will take place from July 25-28 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Please see our current issue at http://nwi.ivytech.edu/atrium/ The past issues of The Atrium have dealt with broad issues that connect classroom to culture and to community. Our Fall 2011 issue continues to invite general submissions, both creative works and research-based articles, but we are issuing a particular call in two areas: Using Technology to enhance instruction and engage students, and Classroom Management to encourage creative learning across the disciplines. Deadline for submissions to our Fall issue is July 1. Please see the general guidelines at our website, and read the specific calls below.
Call for Papers: "Science, Art, and Gender in the Global Rise of Indigenous Languages" (26-29 October 2011, Higher Institute of Human Sciences of Jendouba, Jendouba University).
Call for papers
(English Version--see our site for French, Italian, German & Spanish versions).
"Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my life, or whether that station Will be held by anybody else, these pages must show."
Charles Dickens, David Copperfield
Playful Interruptions in Recent Film
In Jean-Luc Nancy's The Inoperative Community representations are not just works of art (oeuvre); they also, in fact, work. Representations present "community" and thereby give a disparate group of beings an identity, borders, and a body. If representations work, what happens when a work founders, when it falls apart, and opens onto something else? Would this opening then be the place or space of play, even serious play? What does this "absence of work" look like formally? What are the ethical consequences of such playful interruptions? Papers on non-mainstream directors are of particular interest.