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Panels and Pedagogy: Teaching the Graphic Novel (Abstracts due September 30)

Monday, June 4, 2012 - 2:41pm
Northeast Modern Language Association

This panel works towards understanding and adding to emerging pedagogies of the graphic novel and other forms of illustrated works. What do these visual texts change about how we approach the classroom? Possible topics include but are not limited to adaptation and teaching across mediums and disciplines; the graphic novel as literature; approaches to visuality as composition; and the limits of genre and medium.

Submit 250- to 500-word proposals by September 30, 2012, to Joel Simundich ( and Derek McGrath (

[UPDATE] Second Hidden Cinema of the Southwest and Mexico Symposium Oct. 5-6, 2012 University of Arizona, Tucson/CFP 7/15/12

Monday, June 4, 2012 - 1:48pm
Hidden Cinema of the Southwest and Mexico Symposium

Building on the success of the inaugural Hidden Cinema Symposium in 2011, we seek to further explore how amateur, scientific, educational, and independent films have portrayed the Southwestern U.S. and Mexico. We wish to cultivate a more comprehensive understanding of the Southwest's and Mexico's cinematic past by showcasing and analyzing the ways the region has been imagined in "hidden" and lesser-known films produced by non-Hollywood and amateur filmmakers.

Spectacles of Alienation: Deconstructing the Theatrical in Contemporary Culture (deadline 9/30/2012)

Monday, June 4, 2012 - 12:28pm
NeMLA (March 21-24, 2013)

This panel explores the tension between the theatrical and the anti-theatrical in contemporary culture. From the increasing ubiquity of performance art in mainstream theatre to the public spectacle of the political protest, this panel solicits papers that asks what role theatre plays in a world that blurs the boundaries between social ritual and performative fiction. We welcome papers that address political performance as well as studies of aesthetic practice in modern theatre. Send abstracts of less than 250 words to by September 30, 2012.

International Conference "Report from the Pop Line: On the Life and Afterlife of Popular": 3-4 December 2012, Lisbon

Monday, June 4, 2012 - 11:58am
Catholic University of Portugal

CECC – The Research Centre for Communication and Culture announces:
3rd Graduate Conference in Culture Studies
December 3-4, 2012
Faculty of Human Sciences – Catholic University of Portugal, Lisbon

Report from the Pop Line: On the Life and Afterlife of Popular

The concept of the popular, or popular culture for that matter, has never ceased to be an ambivalent one. Although it has come to occupy a particular place under the spotlight over the past decades within the broad study of culture, such apparently privileged position has not deprived it of the manifold ambiguities, complexities or misconceptions that have often involved its general understanding.

[UPDATE] - Literature After 9/11

Monday, June 4, 2012 - 11:29am
SAMLA 2012 - Victoria M. Bryan

**DEADLINE*EXTENSION** Deadline is now July 1st.

Very quickly after September 11, 2001, fiction writers were asked to responding to the attacks. Various writers' reactions were expected and anxiously awaited while other authors were harshly criticized for their decisions to represent the events of the day, respond to the resulting trauma, or criticize the causes/motivations behind such tragedy.

"Protean Shakespeare: Adapting, Tradapting, Performing Early Modern Plays" , (10/1/12-06/26-29/13), Montpellier, France

Monday, June 4, 2012 - 11:18am
European Shakespeare Research Association

CFP:Panel: "Protean Shakespeare: Adapting, Tradapting, Performing Early Modern Plays"
Montpellier University, France, 26-29 June 2013
European Shakespeare Research Association International Colloquium

Pavel Drábek, Masaryk University
Pascale Drouet, University of Poitiers
Nathalie Rivere de Carles, University of Toulouse

[UPDATE on contributors] CFP: "Documenting Asia Pacific" (journal special issue)

Sunday, June 3, 2012 - 8:13pm
Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies

Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies
Vol. 39 No. 1 | March 2013
Guest Editors: Kuei-fen Chiu & Chi-hui Yang
Responding to the Issue: John A. Lent & Abé Mark Nornes

Deadline for Submissions: August 15, 2012

Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies is a peer-reviewed journal published two times per year by the Department of English, National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan. The journal is devoted to offering innovative perspectives on literary and cultural issues and advancing the transcultural exchange of ideas. While committed to bringing Asian-based scholarship to the world academic community, Concentric welcomes original contributions from diverse national and cultural backgrounds.