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Religion and the Image at the Illustration, Comics, and Animation Conference at Dartmouth College, April 19 – 21 2013

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Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 7:48am
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Illustration, Comics, and Animation Conference at Dartmouth College, April 19 – 21 2013

This special topics panel seeks papers that explore the relationship between religion or religious practice and the hand-drawn image in all of its forms, from comics and illustrations in childrens literature to animated cartoons.

In addition to papers on individual texts or artists whose work merits consideration given the topic, we are also interested in papers responsive to the following questions:

[UPDATE] Illustration, Comics, and Animation Conference at Dartmouth College, April 19 – 21 2013

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Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 7:30am
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Illustration, Comics, and Animation Society

What is the future of illustration studies?
What can comics scholars learn from animation studies and vice versa?
Do illustrated books or graphic novels resist the supposed obsolescence of the book?
What do pictures want (now)?

These and related questions will be explored at the Illustration, Comics, and Animation Conference at Dartmouth College to be held April 19 – 21 2013.

Scholars interested in the illustrated image in all of its mediated guises are invited to participate in this interdisciplinary conference. Nearly all illustrated or drawn 'texts' are eligible for consideration:
*comics and graphic novels
*cartoons and animated films
*illustrated books

ALA 2013: Stephen Crane Society Panels (1/13/2013)

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Wednesday, October 31, 2012 - 10:09pm
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Stephen Crane Society
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CFP: Stephen Crane Panels at ALA 2013

The Stephen Crane Society will sponsor two sessions at the American Literature Association Conference at the Westin Copley Place, Boston, on May 23-26, 2013. All topics are welcome. Here, for example, are a few suggestions:
· Crane's depiction of war

· Crane and the arts (e. g., painting, photography, music)

· Crane's depiction of the city

· Crane's poetry

· Crane's journalism

· the Sullivan County tales and sketches

· the Western stories

· the Whilomville stories

· one of Crane's lesser-known novels (The Third Violet, Active Service, or The O'Ruddy)

· Crane's depiction of women

CFP: "Phantom Asian America" (journal special topic)

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Wednesday, October 31, 2012 - 10:08pm
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Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies, Department of English, National Taiwan Normal University

Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies
Vol. 39 No. 2 (September 2013)
Special Topic "Phantom Asian America"
Deadline for Submissions: January 31, 2013

Since its emergence in the late 1960s, Asian American studies has gained ground in the academy, and yet the term "Asian America" itself remains in doubt. Where is Asian America? Who are Asian Americans? What constitutes Asian American experience and who is qualified to speak for and about Asian Americans? Why does "Asian American" remain an appealing identity category despite its inherent vagueness?

Adolescence in Film and Television (proposals due November 30, 2012)

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Wednesday, October 31, 2012 - 9:20pm
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Popular Culture Association and American Culture Association
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Seeking proposals pertaining to any aspect(s) of the topic Adolescence in Film and Television for presentation at the annual joint meeting of the national Popular Culture and American Culture Associations, to be held March 27-30, 2013 at the Wardman Park Marriott in Washington, D.C.

MadLit 2013: Between Surface and Depth

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Wednesday, October 31, 2012 - 3:55pm
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University of Wisconsin-Madison
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The University of Wisconsin-Madison's ninth annual Graduate Conference on Language and Literature (MadLit) will be held February 28–March 1, 2013. This year's conference, "Between Surface and Depth," investigates how humanistic disciplines articulate notions of superficiality and depth in their scholarly practices. Building from the debates surrounding Stephen Best and Sharon Marcus's "Surface Reading: An Introduction" (Representations 108.1 (Fall 2009): 1–21), this conference will explore the implications of using spatial models to conceptualize the location of meaning in language, literature, and discourse.

[Update] Spaces--Due 12/1/2012

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Wednesday, October 31, 2012 - 3:26pm
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The Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies
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The Occupy movement, mediated by what we refer to as the "virtual" spaces of the internet, began in earnest with the co-optation of a privately-owned public space in order to allow individuals to draw attention to disparities in how economic and political spaces of power are shared. The disruption of what we assume about the organization of a city, brought about by the prolonged presence of human bodies, thereby discloses the importance of space in 21st century as a cultural phenomenon.

Thinking the Political: The Work of Ernesto Laclau

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Wednesday, October 31, 2012 - 2:21pm
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University of Brighton
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For over 40 years Ernesto Laclau's work has consistently, almost obstinately, sought to rethink the status of the political. This conference reflects on the theoretical debates inspired by these interventions, revisiting older debates, while looking towards new avenues for research opened up by Laclau's work. The conference critically interrogates Laclau's work and the various directions in which other scholars have taken his ideas.

Topics might include, although this list is by no means exhaustive:

· Politics and the Political;

· Antagonism and Democracy;

· Rhetoric and Discourse Theory;

· Discourse Theory and Political Economy;

· Laclau's critique of Marx and Marxism;

Feminism; Influence; Inheritance (23rd March 2013)

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Wednesday, October 31, 2012 - 2:04pm
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School of English and Drama - Queen Mary, University of London

This one-day symposium hosted by the School of English and Drama at Queen Mary, University of London aims to bring together postgraduates and academics to explore how the issues of feminism, influence and inheritance animate or problematize their work and practice in the field of literary study. Through this conference we aim to begin a discussion about the challenges and anxieties, but also the significant rewards of engaging with our substantial feminist inheritance as scholars working in English Studies today. It will seek to consider how contemporary research relates to the rich, complex and extensive history of feminist research in the discipline and explore how new directions in literary study might be informed by the work of the past.

Valley Humanities Review seeking Undergraduate Papers

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Wednesday, October 31, 2012 - 1:46pm
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Valley Humanities Review
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Encourage your best students to send their papers and creative writing to us; the VHR publishes the best undergraduate research in the humanities. We're in our third year, and we have published students from a wide variety of colleges including Elizabethtown College, Princeton, Harvard, Brown, Columbia, York St. John in the UK, and the Baha'i Institute for Higher Education. Our deadline is Dec 15.

CFP-AAIS 2013-Feminisms and Postfeminisms

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Wednesday, October 31, 2012 - 1:23pm
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Culture and Politics of Gender Research Group

CFP – American Association of Italian Studies 2013 Annual Conference -University of Oregon, Eugene – April 11-14, 2013

Feminisms and Postfeminisms: Women's Films in Italy

This panel will explore Italian films by and for women from the late 1960s to the present. All theoretical approaches are welcome. Papers engaging with feminist theories of film and cultural studies are encouraged.

CFP - AAIS 2013- Testimony in Italy from Postwar to Today

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Wednesday, October 31, 2012 - 1:20pm
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Paola Bonifazio and Alessandra Montalbano

CFP - American Association of Italian Studies 2013 Annual Conference - University of Oregon, Eugene (April 11-14, 2013)

Testimony in Italy from Postwar to Today

In the last decade, testimony has perhaps been one of the most flourishing genres in Italian literary and visual production and played a key role in shaping both the memory and opinions of civil society on issues such as terrorism, mafia, war, and the abuse of power.

This panel will explore the genre of testimony in Italian literature, philosophy, and the visual arts from the postwar period to today. All theoretical approaches are welcome.

7th Annual Graduate Conference: "alt/" (March 16-17, 2013; abstracts due 12/15)

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Wednesday, October 31, 2012 - 1:18pm
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Northeastern University English Graduate Student Association

"Alt," neither a word nor a prefix in the grammatical sense, has nevertheless been a generative concept in contemporary scholarly interrogations of non-normative ways of engaging with and inhabiting the world. Various fields and disciplines have begun to investigate the meaning, value, and application of alt, inviting critical discourses around questions of alterities, alternations, and alternatives. From considering relations with others to shifting theoretical frameworks to imagining alternate realities, alt complicates periodizations, genres, identities, subjectivities, epistemologies, and discourses.

Irish Journal of Gothic and Horror Studies: Issue 12

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Wednesday, October 31, 2012 - 12:53pm
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Irish Journal of Gothic and Horror Studies

The Irish Journal of Gothic and Horror Studies (ISSN 2009-0374) is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary, electronic publication dedicated to the exploration of Horror and Gothic literature, film, new media and television. The submission deadline for the next issue is 31st January 2013.

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