This panel seeks to explore and critique Alexander McCall Smith's fiction, while implicitly or explicitly commenting on the academy's willingness to accept popular and escapist literature. There is much to enjoy and consider in his writing, but as yet, he is primarily treated as 'merely' a writer of popular fiction. This panel invites papers that will seriously consider his work, the pleasures of reading, and the relationship of each to the academy. Please send 250-500 word abstracts to Nicole Willey at email@example.com.
An Invitation to an International Performing Arts Summit ON DIRECTING
Presented by the DiPA Research Network
In collaboration with Acadia University
Dalhousie Theatre and Humber School of Creative & Performing Arts
June 20-21, 2013
Humber College Lakeshore Campus
This International SUMMIT will explore DIRECTING as a uniquely interdisciplinary art form. We invite proposals from artists and researchers for papers, practical presentations and conversations. Our focus is on DIRECTING across the disciplines, from theatre to film/TV to dance to musical drama to new media. Topics include, but are not limited to:
*NEW DEADLINE 9/30*
This panel seeks to explore representations of intuition in Modernist literature. As developments in technology, medicine, industry, and other areas seemed to rely on and value solely cognitive forms of sense making, many Modernist writers focused on intuitive knowledge as a possible remedy to the problems of the early 20th century. Abstracts that explore representations of alternative forms of knowing more broadly are welcome.
Please submit abstracts of no more than 400 words to Dr. Ellen McWhorter at firstname.lastname@example.org by September 30, 2012.
Call for Papers
WSQ Special Issue: Engage!
Guest Editors: David A. Gerstner & Cynthia Chris
"I must decline your invitation owing to a subsequent engagement." — Oscar Wilde
"There is always something to do. There are hungry people to feed, naked people to clothe, sick people to comfort and make well. And while I don't expect you to save the world I do not think it's asking to much for you to love those with whom you sleep, share the happiness of those whom you call friend, engage those among you who are visionary and remove from your life those who offer you depression, despair and disrespect."
— Nikki Giovanni
The Conversations Project: Interdisciplinary Conversations About Comics, Literacy, and Scholarship
Dr. James Bucky Carter seeks abstracts/papers for an edited collection currently entitled The Conversations Project.
The 18th Irregular Miami J'yce Birthday Conference:
Joyce and England
University of Miami
January 31-February 2, 2013
CALL FOR PAPERS
Papers are now being solicited for the 18th Irregular Miami J'yce Birthday
Conference to be held at the University of Miami, January 31-February 2, 2013.
Possible topics could include:
• English characters in Joyce
• Joyce and the English language
• Joyce and subversion
• nationalism & imperialism
• Joyce visiting England
• Joyce and English contemporaries
• Joyce and Shakespeare
• Joyce and Cardinal Newman
• English politics and Joyce
• BUT ALL JOYCE TOPICS ARE WELCOME!
For anyone interested in the upcoming Countering Contingency conference in Pittsburgh, please be advised that the wrong email address was given in the original CFP.
The correct email address for all correspondence is email@example.com
CFP: Comics and the American Southwest and Borderland
The editors of Comics and the American Southwest and Borderlands seek submissions for this collection, which has interest from the University Press of Mississippi. We hope the collection does for the Southwest and Border region what Costello and Whitted's Comics and the U.S. South did for that region and Southern studies via mining, creating, and illuminating the intersections of comics scholarship and established academic writing on the Southwestern United States, the U.S-Mexico border, and their literatures, identities, and cultures.
The Sequential Monster: Reading Comics as Monstrous
Comic books, graphic novels and webcomics generally combine words and images to create narratives. Perhaps we can see them, therefore, as monstrous: beasts that combine the elements of verbal and visual, narrative and static communication forms. Like a monster composed of pieces of other animals, the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. This panel will examine a social understanding of comics forms and the kinds of literacies required to accept and interpret them.
Abstracts of 300 words to firstname.lastname@example.org; Deadline: September 30, 2012. Include: name, affiliation, anticipated a/v requirements.
Call for Papers: Edited Volume
Libre acceso: Critical disability studies in Latin American literature and film
Co-Editors: Susan Antebi (University of Toronto) and Beth E. Jörgensen (University of Rochester)
Scholarly essays are sought for a collection on the "dark/gothic" fairy tale motif in children's and young adult literature. One of the most popular and long standing traditions in literature for youth, fairy tales have always had elements of fantastical horror, dark motifs, and other Gothic themes built into them. Cannibalism, murders, despair, rape, kidnapping, reincarnations, broken families and many other horrific elements are to be found in these stories. Countless experts insist that their inclusion was, and still is, vital to the growth and maturation of the child reader. The melding of the traditional fairy tale and Gothic literature themes help the reader not only to see the positive aspects of life, but the darker side as well.
*Forum: Issue 15, Imitation and Repetition*
For the winter issue of FORUM, a peer-reviewed postgraduate journal based at the University of Edinburgh, we are seeking submissions from a range of disciplines relating to the arts or culture that consider the topic of IMITATION AND REPETITION.
The International Conference on E-Technologies and Business on the Web (EBW2013)
University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce, Bangkok, Thailand
May 7-9, 2013
The proposed conference will be held at University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce, Bangkok, Thailand. From May 7-9, 2013 which aims to enable researchers build connections between different digital applications.
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