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[UPDATE] "Navigating Place and Power" Graduate student conference at Duke, with keynote speaker Thomas Laqueur

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Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 12:40pm
Duke University Department of History

The Graduate Students of the Duke University Department of History are pleased to invite graduate students in the humanities and social sciences to submit papers for Navigating Place and Power, an annual one-day conference at Duke University on Friday, February 15, 2013. Our keynote speaker will be Dr. Thomas Laqueur, professor of history at University of California, Berkeley. This interdisciplinary conference will seek to promote dialogue between scholars of various disciplines in order to explore how individuals and groups negotiate systems of power. Papers may engage with various scales of power and explore dimensions of place, from broad transnational networks to the politics of everyday life.

Special Illustrated Issue of a/b: Auto/Biography Studies, "Framing Lives"

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Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 11:00am
a/b: Auto/Biography Studies

CFP: Special Issue of a/b: Auto/Biography Studies, "Framing Lives"

The editors of a/b: Auto/Biography Studies, in collaboration with Guest Editor Paul Arthur of the Australian National University, invite submissions for a special illustrated issue that grows from the 2012 International Auto/Biography Association Conference, "Framing Lives."

20th Lesbian Lives conference: THE MODERN LESBIAN - at the University of Brighton, 15&16th February 2013

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Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 10:55am
Univeristy of Brighton and UCD

FINAL CALL - EXTENDED DEADLINE - 5 NOVEMBER 2012

20th Annual Lesbian Lives Conference
'The Modern Lesbian'
15-16th February 2013
Hosted by University of Brighton LGBT and Queer Life Research Hub in conjunction with Women's Studies Centre, University College Dublin

The theme for the 20th Annual Lesbian Lives Conference is The Modern Lesbian.

19th Annual Robinson Jeffers Association Conference, February 15-17 2013, Charleston, SC, Keynote Speaker: Nikky Finney

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Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 10:42am
John Cusatis / Robinson Jeffers Association

The 19th Annual Robinson Jeffers Association Conference
February 15-17, 2013, Charleston, SC
"Integrity is Wholeness": The Moral, Aesthetic, and Social Implications of Jeffers's Worldview
Keynote Speaker: Nikky Finney, 2011 National Book Award Winner
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Translating the City: Cartographies of Cultural Contact and Change - ACLA 2013 - Nov 15 abstract deadline

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Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 10:07am
Regina Galasso (University of Massachusetts Amherst), Evelyn Scaramella (Manhattan College)

Cities are sites of ever-changing cultural and historical encounters, and languages have a significant role in shaping the urban experience. Both predictable and surprising challenges and opportunities arise when city borders are crossed, voices meet, and artistic traditions find their counterparts. Using the Latin word for "translation," translatio, or "to carry across," as a theoretical point of departure, this seminar examines the dynamics of translation in urban spaces and the constructions of imaginative geographies. Translation, in this sense, is not solely a linguistic matter, but more broadly a sensory experience that manifests its traces and residues in music, visual media, architecture, and literature.

[UPDATE] ICAF: International Comic Arts Forum

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Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 9:37am
International Comic Arts Forum

ICAF, the International Comic Arts Forum, invites proposals for scholarly papers for its sixteenth annual meeting, to be held at the White Stag Building at the University of Oregon in Portland, from Thursday, May 23, through Saturday, May 25, 2013.

The REVISED deadline to submit proposals is November 12, 2012. (Scroll down for proposal guidelines and submission information.)

"The reality and the prospects of gender equality after "the Arab spring" May 30-31, 2013

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Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 9:33am
The program on gender, society and human development and the research group “Identity and Difference,” at the faculty of Letters, Mohammed I University, Oujda, Morocco

As we all witnessed over the last 2 years, the Arab world has been shaken as it has never been in its entire history. Autocratic regimes crumbled like sand castles; others started reforms that would have been unthinkable a few years ago; social dynamics have been reconfigured and long crushed and silenced identities came to the surface. The whole world discovered for the first time that the monolithic image they had of this vast region and its cultures was a media-entertained ideological construction. Yet it came as no surprise to anyone in the region that from Casablanca to Sanaa women played a key role in the success of the uprisings that wiped out long ruling oligarchies in the region, ushering in an era of political reforms.

African American Comics, Graphic Novels, and Animation, (12/15/2012)

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Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 8:34am
Illustration, Comics, and Animation Conference Dartmouth College April 19 – 21 2013

This is a special topics call for papers for the Illustration, Comics, and Animation Conference to be held at Dartmouth College April 19 – 21 2013.

Papers are sought that investigate the recent outpouring of works by and about African Americans and black history.

A keynote discussion for the conference will celebrate the accomplishments of Jeremy Love, author and artist of DC Comics _Bayou_, and Milton Knight, veteran animator and illustrator of comics adaptations of Zora Neal Hurston as well as many other authors in the _Graphic Classics_ series. Papers that address any of their works are particularly welcome.

In addition, we seek papers that respond to some of the following questions:

The Human and the Hand-Drawn Image (12/1/12) Illustration, Comics, and Animation Conference Dartmouth College April 19 – 21 201

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Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 8:07am
Illustration, Comics, and Animation Conference Dartmouth College April 19 – 21 2013

This special topics panel seeks papers that explore the relationship between the human and the hand-drawn image in all of its contemporary forms in media from comics and illustrations in childrens literature to animated cartoons.

Some particular questions to respond to include:

In what ways do these images theorize the human?

What is the status of the hand-drawn image in the age of digital reproduction? How does that status relate to the human?

To what extent do such images intervene upon the aesthetics and politics of realism?

How might the study of hand-drawn images and visual culture pertain to the current status of the humanities?

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
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
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
Stephen Crane Society

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

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