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Thursday, January 31, 2013 - 3:43pm
MFA Program, Manhattanville College

Keynote Speakers:

• Bill Ayers, author of To Teach: The Journey, in Comics

• Joy James, editor of The New Abolitionists: (Neo)Slave Narratives and Contemporary Prison Writings

• Poets from the workshops with Justice for Domestic Workers (J4DW, London)

The MFA program in Creative Writing at Manhattanville College will host an international conference aimed at bringing into dialogue key figures and debates in the fields of creative writing and critical pedagogy with the hope of establishing frameworks for the development of a critical creative writing pedagogy, i.e., a more committed (emancipatory) teaching praxis within the field of creative writing. The conference will be held June 21-22, 2013.

Digging the Digital 2013: Graduate Research in Digital Humanities - Saturday, April 6, 2013

Thursday, January 31, 2013 - 12:33pm
University of Alberta Humanities Computing Graduate Student Association

The University of Alberta Humanities Computing Graduate Student Association is pleased to announce a call for abstracts for its annual conference:

"Digging the Digital 2013: Graduate Research in Digital Humanities,"

Date: Saturday, April 6, 2013
Location: Alumni House, University of Alberta, Edmonton AB
Keynote Speakers: TBA.

CFP: The Comics of Joe Sacco [edited volume]

Thursday, January 31, 2013 - 11:12am
Daniel Worden, University of New Mexico

The Comics of Joe Sacco: Journalism in a Visual World

The Comics of Joe Sacco: Journalism in a Visual World is a proposed volume in a new book series, Critical Approaches to Comics Artists, at the University Press of Mississippi. This volume will contain an array of critical essays on the comics of Joe Sacco, best known for his comics journalism in works such as Palestine and Safe Area Gorazde. Essays from many disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives are welcome, including critical approaches from comics studies, art history, cultural studies, literary studies, history, political science, communications and journalism, international relations, and peace and conflict studies.

Steampunk and the City, FEB 15

Thursday, January 31, 2013 - 9:58am
Brian Croxall and Rachel Bowser

We are soliciting abstracts for essays that consider in one way or another representations of the city in steampunk. The term "city" should be understood widely to signify large and small urban spaces and need not be limited to a particular geography or time period. As texts, essays could consider one or more of the following: literature (including YA lit), film, graphic novels, anime, as well as fandom and performance.

The essay will be part of an edited collection exploring steampunk in its literary, filmic, material and fan culture instantiations. The editors have met with multiple university presses who have expressed enthusiastic interest. Completed essays will be expected in early summer 2013.

National Question in Central Europe - 22–24 March 2013

Thursday, January 31, 2013 - 9:13am
Institute for Culturan Relations Policy

Conference topics: Political, economic and legal aspects in ethnic and national minority conflict resolution. Cultural diversity of Central Europe. Impacts of European Union accession policies/processes.

Symposium: Being Beyond Boundaries: Dissolving (species) Hierarchy in Contemporary Culture 10/05/2013 (06/30/2013)

Thursday, January 31, 2013 - 6:20am
Kingston University

In her recent work on human-animal encounter, Donna Haraway asks us to consider 'who "we" will become when species meet'. At the centre of Haraway's question is a concern for the mutuality of species, and a desire to reconfigure those Enlightenment inheritances which dialectically position 'animal' as the other of 'human'. Such interests demand a reappraisal not merely of humanist discourse, but also of related questions regarding ethics and responsibility.

Call for Short Articles and Digital Media Projects on Queer and Psychoanalytical Considerations of "The Screen"

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 10:28pm
The Qouch

The Qouch, an online publication of The Queer Psychoanalysis Society, is looking for short articles and digital media projects for an on-going series on "The Screen". We are interested in exploring the various functions of the concept of the screen from film theory and media studies to psychoanalytic concepts of "screen memory" and "projection" as they relate to modern theories and practices of gender and sexuality.

[UPDATE] History, Postcolonialism and Tradition 09/12-13/2013 (04/15/2013)

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 4:44pm
Kingston University/Postcolonial Studies Association

Second call for papers:

The organisers of the 2013 Postcolonial Studies Association would like to invite proposals for papers on this year's theme: 'History, Postcolonialism and Tradition'. The theme is designed to facilitate the opportunity for interdisciplinary dialogue, particularly (but not exclusively) between the spheres of literature, cultural studies, anthropology, the visual arts, the performative arts, folklore, history, politics, and the social sciences.

Contemporary Studies

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 4:10pm
Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association

Call for Papers:
Contemporary Studies
2013 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference
Friday-Sunday, October 11-13, 2013
St. Louis, MO
St. Louis Union Station Hotel, A Doubletree by Hilton
Deadline: April 30, 2013