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Circling Our Wagons: Reflections on Hip-Hop Landscape(s) Conference April 11-13 2014

Friday, April 26, 2013 - 10:02am
Albany State University Department of English, Modern Languages, and Mass Communication.

In Hip Hop Wars, Tricia Rose argues that, "Hip Hop has become a primary means by which we talk about race in the United States." Rose's insight delves into the historical evolution of the genre and the sociological progression of the movement called Hip Hop. More importantly, Rose's inquiry of Hip Hop admits that Hip Hop has become an important apparatus by which critics, scholars, and artists can engage and examine the American social, personal, public, and private landscapes.

Call for submissions

Friday, April 26, 2013 - 4:37am
International Journal of Literary Linguistics

The International Journal of Literary Linguistics (IJLL) is an open-access, peer-review journal published by Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz (Germany) that is dedicated to the publication of original research at the interface of literary studies and linguistics. The journal provides an innovative forum for articles participating in the recent reshaping of the field of literary linguistics under the influence of pragmatics, functional linguistics and cognitive studies. The journal aims at contributing to a new, dialogic understanding of literary production and reception and invites contributions from scholars working on different languages and literatures.

Making a Scene - Networks of Intimacy 19th July 2013

Thursday, April 25, 2013 - 10:02am
Loughborough University

A half-day afternoon symposium to meet, discuss your own research and make connections with others interested in intimacy, its practices, representation and theorisation. This event aims to be cross-disciplinary, informal, and centred around the potential to foster collaborations and knowledge-sharing across different fields, disciplines and institutions.

[UPDATE] PAMLA 2013: Technology and Communication. Extended deadline: May 12

Thursday, April 25, 2013 - 6:45am
Bret Noble

At a time in which social media is alternately praised as a driver of revolution and democracy and feared as a threat to genuine interpersonal communication and expression, this panel invites critical explorations of any technologically mediated communication in literature, film, and art media.

Submission Deadline Extended to May 12, 2013.

To submit a proposal, please visit:

[UPDATE] New Narratives of Disaster and Crisis: Reflecting on 9/11in the Obama Era -- Proposals Due 5/31/2013

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 - 7:19pm
SAMLA Chairpersons

Chairpersons of the 2012-2014 SAMLA 9/11 and Literature special sessions seek high quality, previously unpublished submissions to supplement a strong collection of essays emerging from the 2012 and 2013 annual SAMLA conventions, entitled New Narratives of Disaster and Crisis: Reflecting on 9/11in the Obama Era. The aim of this collection is to open discussion on a new wave of cultural response to 9/11 and we invite scholarly essays (6,000-7,000 words) on topics relating to the newer representations and/or interpretations of 9/11, including both visual and literary texts. These representations have moved beyond the commemorative and heroic becoming increasingly reflexive and politicized.

All Kinds of Music is Pouring Out of Me: Living Large and Feeling Big in Musical Theatre Performance and Reception

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 - 9:41am
American Society for Theatre Research

When the eponymous Sweet Charity (1966) realizes somebody loves her, not only does the scene shift from dialogue into song, but she, self-reflexively, acknowledges the largeness of her emotional response, singing, "Now I'm a brass band," conjuring an ensemble of dancers, and proceeding to sing and dance in celebration. Such moments in musical theatre are at the heart of the form's appeal for many spectators (including but not limited to bullied, closeted, or marginalized spectators), allowing them to vicariously live large, and loud, for the duration of the musical, and sometimes beyond.

Transitions 4 Comica Symposium - CFP deadline 30 July 2013

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 - 12:46pm
Birkbeck, University of London

Transitions 4 is a one-day symposium promoting new research and multi-disciplinary academic study of comics/ comix/ manga/ bande dessinée and other forms of sequential art, now in its fourth year at Birkbeck.

Saturday the 2nd of November 2013
School of Arts, Birkbeck, University of London, London WC1E 7HX
Keynote: Dr. Ann Miller (University of Leicester, joint editor of European Comic Art)
Respondent: Dr. Roger Sabin (Central St. Martins, University of the Arts London)