Overview: The last half-dozen years have seen an explosion in U.S. publications addressing the intersection of religion and comics, but little has been said on the body of work taken as a whole. Outside of individual reviews, rarely are these works discussed in terms of their applications, their intertextuality, their audiences, their shortcomings, or the new questions they raise. This panel is to act as a forum addressing either portions of these works, entire books, their shared space, or the next steps to which they may all lead. In addition to the print publications recommended below, this panel also invites reflections on some of the websites and blogs conducting similar work, also listed:
Poetry Studies and Creative Poetry
2012 Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association National Conference
Boston, MA, April 11-14
Deadline: 15 December 2011
The 2012 PCA/ACA Poetry Studies & Creative Poetry Area chair is seeking two kinds of panelists: those reading original poetry and those delivering short papers on some aspect of American poetry.
Call For Papers – "So What?: Exploring the Importance and Implications of Humanities Studies in the 21st Century"
Third Annual Graduate Student Conference
Submission deadline: November 15, 2011
The Association of English Graduate Students at North Carolina State University is pleased to announce the call for papers for our third annual graduate student conference which will be held February 24-25, 2012, in Tompkins Hall.
In this conference, we wish presenters and participants to examine and explore the continued need for humanities studies, and the place of humanities studies in societies that increasingly value technological advances in communication.
Thinking Feeling: Critical Theory, Culture, Feeling
18th -19th May 2012
University of Sussex, Brighton, UK
Speakers will include: Timothy Bewes (Brown University), Ben Highmore (University of Sussex) and Alex Düttmann (Goldsmiths College, University of London); others tbc.
'Happiness is obsolete: uneconomic.' (Theodor Adorno, Minima Moralia)
The semantic slipperiness of 'will' fascinated the Renaissance: in all manner of texts of the period we find 'Will too boote, and Will in over-plus'. The structural conceit of the opening lines of John Donne's poem, 'The Will', exemplifies a key thematic construct to be found in much early modern literature and a prevalent intellectual thread in the culture from which this literature emerges: 'Before I sigh my last gasp, let me breath / Great Love, some legacies'. This poem – this willed enactment of the speaker's last will and testament to the world he will shortly leave behind – encapsulates the polyvocal qualities of the human 'will' and all that it signifies.
I'm organizing a session for the IAPL (International Association for Philosophy and Literature) conference in Tallinn, Estonia in May-June 2012. For the session (see brief description below) I'm looking for abstract submissions that deal with money in literature and/or money in philosophy, or the parallels between writing and money. If you are interested, please contact me soon and send an abstract by the end of September (max. 1000
words). The session can include 4 to 5 speakers. And please note: all speakers must be IAPL members by the end of September 2011.
Here is a link to the IAPL website: http://www.iapl.info/
Thirteenth Annual Graduate Symposium on Women's & Gender History
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
March 1-3, 2012
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 1, 2011
For an upcoming special issue of *Studies in American Humor* devoted to "Vonnegut and Humor" (please see our call for proposals: http://call-for-papers.sas.upenn.edu/node/42617), we would also like to invite book reviews of recently scholarship on the life and work of Kurt Vonnegut. *Studies in American Humor* prefers longer review-essays, but we would welcome shorter reviews (c. 2,000 words) as well. We are especially interested in reviews of the following books:
The 8th Biennial Conference of the International Auto/Biography Association
17-20 July 2012, Canberra, Australia
Deadline for paper and panel proposals: 15 November 2011
Notification of acceptance: 15 December 2011
Conference website: http://www.iaba2012.com
The Humanities Research Centre and National Centre of Biography at the Australian National University, in partnership with the National Portrait Gallery, present Framing Lives, the 8th Biennial Conference of the International Auto/Biography Association.
PCA/ACA Fat Studies 2012 Call for Papers