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ICAF: International Comic Arts Forum, May 23-25, 2013

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Friday, August 31, 2012 - 12:09pm
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International Comic Arts Forum
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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 deadline to submit proposals is November 9, 2012. (Scroll down for proposal guidelines and submission information.)

UPDATE: edited collection: BUST CULTURE: THE GREAT RECESSION IN FICTION, FILM, AND TELEVISION (Lexington Books, 2013)

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Friday, August 31, 2012 - 9:38am
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Editors: Kirk Boyle (UNC Asheville) and Daniel Mrozowski (Trinity College)
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Abstracts due Oct 1, 2011 (250-300 words; include contact info and short bio)
Final essays due December 2012 (4,000-8,000 words)
We are specifically seeking two proposals examining representations of race and ethnicity in the popular culture of the Great Recession. Bust Culture: The Great Recession in Fiction, Film, and Television is under contract with Lexington Books with a scheduled 2013 publication date.

War and Peace: Violence, Justice, Representation. Macomb, IL, November 9-10, 2012.

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Thursday, August 30, 2012 - 6:51pm
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English Graduate Organization of Western Illinois University
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War and Peace: Violence, Justice, Representation

The English Graduate Organization and Liberal Arts and Sciences Graduate Organization of Western Illinois University invite submissions for our ninth annual conference. We are interested in how the humanities, social sciences, and sciences navigate and interpret the spaces of war and peace. We seek papers and panels that address any aspect of war or peace.

Possible topics include but are not limited to:

CFP - Edited Collection - Critical Innovations: Reading and Writing Experimental Texts

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Thursday, August 30, 2012 - 6:20pm
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Kristina Quynn (CSU) & Robin Silbergleid (MSU)

We seek essays for an edited collection on the topic of innovative criticism. Building on the work of the autobiographical or creative modes popularized in the late 1980s and early 1990s, this collection assembles essays that explore the alternative methods, approaches, and practices that experimental, innovative, alternative, minor, and/or avant-garde texts call for or require. As such, this collection acknowledges that the act of literary or cultural criticism is not neutral or distanced but is a personal and politicized practice that performs critical authority and expertise according to understood and agreed upon critical conventions.

Wreck, The UBC Grad Journal of Art History - Processes of Change: Translation, Metamorphosis, and Conversion -Deadline Oct 15/12

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Thursday, August 30, 2012 - 5:17pm
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Wreck - The University of British Columbia Graduate Journal of Art History, Visual Art, and Theory
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Call for Papers and Reviews
Wreck – University of British Columbia Graduate Journal of Art History, Visual Art & Theory, Volume 4 (2012)

Processes of Change: Translation, Metamorphosis, and Conversion

"Change alone is eternal, perpetual, immortal." – Arthur Schopenhauer

Horror (Text, Media, Culture)

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Thursday, August 30, 2012 - 1:32pm
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Popular Culture / American Culture Associations
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HORROR
(text, media, culture)

2013 NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE POPULAR CULTURE / AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATIONS

The Horror Area co-chairs of the Popular Culture Association invite interested scholars to submit proposals for papers or complete panels on any aspect of horror in fiction, cinema, television, gaming, theory and culture for the 2013 PCA/ACA National Convention to be held in Washington, DC. The conference runs from 27 to 30 March, 2013.

Horror Co-Chairs:
Dr. James Iaccino, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Chicago, IL
Dr. Carl Sederholm, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT
Kristopher Woofter, Concordia University and Dawson College, Montréal, QC

The May Swenson Centenary Panel at NeMLA in Boston, March 21-24

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Thursday, August 30, 2012 - 12:20pm
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Northeast Modern Language Association

The year 2013 marks the hundredth anniversary of the birth of American poet May Swenson, who has been recognized as one of the greatest poets of the Twentieth-Century by critic Harold Bloom among other poets and scholars. In her lifetime, Swenson penned ten collections of poetry along with several plays and short stories, received artistic fellowships from the Guggenheim and MacArthur foundations, and served as chancellor of the Academy of American Poets from 1980 to 1989, the year she died.

The Cognitive Turn in Contemporary American Literature

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Thursday, August 30, 2012 - 11:51am
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NEMLA 2013--Boston
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This panel will explore the 'cognitive turn' in literary studies as it emerges in contemporary American fiction and non-fiction. Since George H. W. Bush declared the 1990's the "decade of the brain," there has been a surge of cross-disciplinary work done at the site of cognitive studies, neuroscience and the humanities. For example, scholars such as Lisa Zunshine and Paul John Eakin have called for literary methodologies that account for cognition and perception in their analyses. Additionally, a growing number of fiction and non-fiction texts use cognitive studies and neuroscientific research to upend generic constraints, as well as challenge assumptions about how we construct, perceive, and describe the world and ourselves within it.

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