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[UPDATE] African Studies at Midwest Popular Culture -- DEADLINE EXTENDED

Wednesday, May 4, 2011 - 12:32am
Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association





2011 Milwaukee, WI!

The African Studies area of the Midwest Popular Culture Association seeks panel and paper proposals for the annual Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association conference, this year to be held at the Hilton Milwaukee City Center in Milwaukee, WI from Friday 14 October to Sunday 16 October, 2011.

The area seeks papers whose topics address any aspect of popular culture on the African continent.

Topics might address, but are not in any way limited to:

CFP: Prisons, Peace, and Social Justice

Wednesday, May 4, 2011 - 12:22am
Jason L Mallory, Brooklyn College


"During the civil rights movement and the peace movement against the Vietnam War, the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. taught us that the bombs we drop overseas explode in our own cities. There was hope at the demise of the Cold War that the Military Industrial Complex would be dismantled. Instead, it has expanded to many more fronts—including the domestic front, where it is paralleled by the 'Prison Industrial Complex'.... The domestic 'war on crime' calls for a domestic peace agenda" (Magnani and Wray, Beyond Prisons 2006, 4-5).

[Update] Battlegrounds: Sites and Sights of Conflict, University of Pittsburgh, October 14-16, 2011

Tuesday, May 3, 2011 - 4:05pm
Film Studies Graduate Student Organization (FSGSO)

Battlegrounds: Sites and Sights of Conflict
University of Pittsburgh, October 14-16, 2011
Hosted by the Film Studies Graduate Student Organization (FSGSO)

Keynote by Stephen Prince, professor of Theatre and Cinema at Virginia Tech and author of Firestorm: American Film in the Age of Terrorism (Columbia, 2009), Classical Film Violence: Designing and Regulating Brutality in Hollywood Cinema, 1930-1968 (Rutgers, 2003), Savage Cinema: Sam Peckinpah and the Rise of Ultraviolent Movies (University of Texas, 1998), and The Warrior's Camera: The Cinema of Akira Kurosawa (Princeton, 1991).

Diversions, Digressions, and Unusual Connections: New Media and Narrative Practice (6/3/11,MMLA 11/3-11/6/11 St Louis, MO)

Tuesday, May 3, 2011 - 12:28pm
Kristine Kelly

This panel considers the idea of the digital humanities especially with regard to how new media technologies and ideologies associated with the "information age" influence creative and critical practices. We might ask, what are the links or divergences between traditional forms of narrative and those which make use of virtual space, hypertext, and visual or auditory manipulation? Or as Lev Manovich asks in The Language of New Media, "What is unique about how new media objects create the illusion of reality, address the viewer, and represent space and time?" How can literary and cultural criticism engage with new media in innovative ways?

International Conference on Comics and Graphic Novels

Tuesday, May 3, 2011 - 8:15am
Instituto Franklin-UAH

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.

Desire: From Eros to Eroticism November 10-11, 2011

Monday, May 2, 2011 - 9:54pm
CUNY Graduate Center Comparative Literature Department

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.

[UPDATE] Writing Incest in the Post-War Years

Monday, May 2, 2011 - 8:00pm
Emma Miller (University of Durham) & Miles Leeson (University of Portmouth)

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:

Queer Theory
Narrative theory/philosophy

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.