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Comics Arts Conference WonderCon March 29-31 2013

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Sunday, October 21, 2012 - 8:48pm
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Comics Arts Conference

100 to 200 word abstracts for papers, presentations, panels, and poster sessions taking a critical or historical perspective on comics (juxtaposed images in sequence) are being accepted for a meeting of scholars and professionals at WonderCon, held next spring in Anaheim, CA, from March 29-31. We seek proposals from a broad range of disciplinary and theoretical perspectives and welcome the participation of academic and independent scholars. We also encourage the involvement of professionals from all areas of the comics industry, including creators, editors, publishers, retailers, distributors, and journalists.

Call for Paper: Academic Journal of Inderdisciplinary Studies

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Sunday, October 21, 2012 - 7:38pm
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MCSER-Mediterranean Center of Social and Educational Research/Sapienza University
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Academic Journal of Inderdisciplinary Studies is calling for submission of papers. The call for paper is ongoing. AJIS is published three times a year March-July-November. Are wellcome all papers related to the human and social fields.

For more information please visit our website www.mcser.org

Global Perspectives on Death in Children's Literature

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Sunday, October 21, 2012 - 6:24pm
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Lesley Clement
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How do different cultures present the concept of death to children? How is death represented pictorially? How is death suggested metaphorically? How do the images and metaphors in children's books reflect contemporaneous beliefs, hopes, and fears? Are there taboos in the verbal and visual presentation of death? How is the transition made from death being something that happens to someone else to death being something that will inevitably happen to oneself? How is the inevitability of death made less fearful than it was in the past (or is it)? How are fear and fascination or appeal balanced? Often it is the elderly or animals that die: is this distancing conducive to empathy? What are the means of achieving empathy with those confronting death?

Translation, Transection, and Transformation, ACLA in Toronto Apr. 4-7, 2013 (abstracts Nov. 15th)

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Sunday, October 21, 2012 - 5:46pm
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American Comparative Literature Association
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Call for papers exploring broad issues in multi-disciplinary aspects of translation.

The metaphors for translation are varied and contradictory. Depending on the thinker, we might interpret translation as a range of acts; to translate is to travel, to build a bridge between cultures, to enslave oneself to an original text, to love, to serve, to betray, even perhaps to lie. Without a doubt, translation is a tricky business. It can be a force of liberation and of colonization. It offers the illusion of equivalence where none can be had. It suggests consensus where there is always room for dissent.

Essay Collection on T. S. Eliot and the Other Arts

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Sunday, October 21, 2012 - 5:19pm
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Frances Dickey, University of Missouri and John Morgenstern, Clemson University

We invite 500-word abstracts for a collection of essays that will explore intermedial dimensions of T. S. Eliot's poetry and thought, presenting new research on the relations between his work and extraliterary art forms, such as music, the visual arts, dance, drama, and cinema. Contributions may investigate Eliot's engagement with one or more extraliterary artist, artwork, or artistic medium; use Eliot's work as the occasion to theorize the relationship between poetry and another art; or trace the manifold ways in which his poetry and/or critical writings stimulated developments in the other arts.

CFP: Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Association (11/16/12; 2/13-16/2013)

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Sunday, October 21, 2012 - 4:28pm
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Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association
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Join us for the 34rd Annual Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations Conference, February 13-16, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The SW/TX PCA/ACA meeting is one of the largest annual conferences for popular culture studies. Conference is open to attendees from all regions of the US and from all areas outside the US.

Proposal submission deadline: November 16, 2012.

Charles W. Chesnutt Association sessions at American Literature Association Conference, Boston, May 23-26, 2013

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Sunday, October 21, 2012 - 11:30am
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Charles W. Chesnutt Association

The Chesnutt Association will sponsor two sessions at the American Literature Conference, Westin Copley Place, Boston, 10 Huntington Avenue, Boston MA 02116-5798
May 23-26, 2013

Session I: The Gothic in the Works of Charles W. Chesnutt. In approaching this topic, one might consider settings, ancestral curses, archetypes, the double, nightmares, narrative technique, the uncanny, gothic spaces, patriarchy, Romanticism, psychoanalysis, and/or additional gothic conventions.

Collaboration as Positioning -- 2013 ACLA Conference, Toronto

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Sunday, October 21, 2012 - 6:45am
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American Comparative Literature Association
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"Collaboration as Positioning"

Abstract Deadline: 15 November, 2012
Conference Date: April 4-7, 2013

Requiring the production and negotiation of one's position in relation to others, collaboration can be understood as a process both of mapping a whole and of locating oneself within it. Collaborations arise from the hope that multiple perspectives can generate new positions on problems, both artistic and political. This seminar welcomes papers on historical and contemporary methodologies of creative collaboration, considered as a strategy of positioning. How does collaboration affect our understanding of the relationship between community and singularity, between the private and the public?

CFP: Theatre & Performance Studies

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Saturday, October 20, 2012 - 7:06pm
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SWTX PCA/ACA
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CFP: Theatre & Performance Studies
Abstracts Due November 16, 2012

34th Annual SWTX PCA/ACA Conference
February 13-16, 2013
Albuquerque, NM
http://swtxpca.org
Conference Theme, "Celebrating Popular/American Culture(s) in a Global Context"

Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
300 Tijeras Avenue NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102

Deadlines
Submission: 11/16/12
Notification: 12/1/12

TCEA Nov 1 submission

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Saturday, October 20, 2012 - 6:59pm
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Texas College English Association
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for TCEA conference Feb. 21-23, 2013
Texas College English Association

"Lyrics, Lore and Literature of the Lone Star State"

Writers and scholars are invited to submit works that explore the lyrics, lore and literature of the Lone Star State; in other words, what makes Texas Texas. We welcome original Texas-related creative lyrics, lore and literature as well as critical analyses of each, including language, drama, film, popular culture, music, dance, visual arts, and photography.

Reading/Presentation Time: 15 minutes maximum (around 8 pages).

8th international conference on intelligent systems: theories and applications - 8th and 9th May 2013 -

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Saturday, October 20, 2012 - 1:50pm
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Ecole Mohammadia d'ingénieurs - Mohammed V university - Agdal
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****** Sincere apology for multiple postings ******

** SITA 2013-Call for Papers**

8th International Conference on Intelligent Systems: Theories and Applications

08–09 May 2013
Rabat, Morocco

ABOUT THE CONFERENCE
SITA is a conference for the presentation, discussion and dissemination of the theory and applications of intelligent systems. It is the result of fruitful cooperation between many universities and institutions. This conference brings together leading scientists, researchers and academics in Intelligent Systems from around the world.

Imagined Others, Invented Voices (ACLA, Toronto, April 4-7, 2013)

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Saturday, October 20, 2012 - 12:38pm
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Melissa White, Alma College
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This seminar seeks papers on instances where specific language suggests, but does not clearly articulate or locate, the voice of "the other." The difficulty of locating or voicing the other can represent itself in the untranslated and untranslatable, borrowed words and imagery, nonsense and puns, or formal strategies that create circular logic and blocked or slipped signification.

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