This proposed roundtable will discuss intersections of cinema and videogame studies. Though videogames clearly borrow from and even influence film, much early videogame criticism was at pains to distinguish gaming as a unique medium. Having at this point thoroughly complicated the notion that videogames are "interactive movies," how do we now discuss the relationship between games and film? How do we put videogame studies and film studies in conversation while respecting the specific qualities of each medium? What theoretical and methodological approaches allow for productive interdisciplinary and comparative study?
CFP: Technical Communication in the Middle Ages
48th International Congress on Medieval Studies
May 9-12, 2013
Western Michigan University
Scholars have long recognized Chaucer's "Treatise on the Astrolabe" as an early technical document, yet few similar medieval texts have been discussed as specimens of technical communication. This session seeks to consider the traditions and conventions of medieval technical communication, as well as the connections between medieval and contemporary technical writing.
Proposed Panel: "Media, Technology, and the U.S. Prison Regime"
Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference
6-10 March 2013
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
1st International Conference of the University of Banja Luka (BiH) in cooperation with De Montfort University (UK)
CELLS - CONFERENCE ON ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERARY STUDIES
GOING AGAINST THE GRAIN
Contemporary Approaches to the Study of Language, Literature and Culture
Banja Luka, 6 – 8 June 2013
CALL FOR PAPERS
Disabilities in Children's Literature:
A Special Issue of Children's Literature Association Quarterly
Disability Studies is an interdisciplinary field that began its rise to prominence in the late twentieth century, marked by the founding of the Society for Disability Studies in 1982.
CALL FOR PAPERS: POSTGRADUATE JOURNAL OF AESTHETICS
SPECIAL ISSUE ON PHILOSOPHY AND LITERATURE
The Postgraduate Journal of Aesthetics invites high quality contributions from postgraduate students for its September 2012 issue (vol. 9 no. 3). Successful contributions will be published alongside an interview with Professor Angela Leighton.
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: 1 August 2012
For this issue, we invite papers on the topic of 'philosophy and literature'. We welcome papers written from diverse perspectives (including analytic, continental and historical ones). Topics covered may include, but are not limited to:
Call for papers: Lille, FRANCE June 20-22, 2013
Southern Short Fiction: "Representation and Rewriting of Myth"
In the twentieth century, a rift developed between communities of historians who approached the past by physically recreating circumstances and practices and the more institutionally sanctioned world of (largely textual) scholarship. As a result, historical analogy has become associated with amateurism, an over-enthusiastic application of free association, and a tendency to distort the past it meant to recover. But to discard historical analogy—to posit the alterity of the past as absolute—is to lose a valuable tool, and moreover to efface the inevitability of accessing the past through comparisons with our own experience.
Call for Papers: Modernist Life Narratives—Bildungsroman, Biography, Autobiography
Guest Editor: John Paul Riquelme
Deadline for Submissions: September 1, 2012
Proposals are currently being sought for a critical volume titled African traditional oral literature as pedagogical tools in Content Area Classrooms: K – 12
We are seeking chapter contributions to complete the edited collection, which is already secured for publication
Abstracts Due: November 15, 2012
Peace and Nuclear Non-Proliferation: A World of No Nukes?
This is an interdisciplinary, international mini-conference that addresses the theory and practice of peace in the world today from the disciplines of the humanities and sciences. Goals of the conference include initiating dialogues on peace that will shape future social policies and cultural conversations, exchanging research and pedagogy, and creating positive social change in our communities. Limited conference enrollment.
Papers should address any the topic in one of the panels below. Questions listed below the panel are starting points but papers may address broader issues within the panel title and theme.
This special issue of Leonardo Electronic Almanac seeks to investigate the long history of generative and algorithmic art, from historical predecessors, to contemporary computational artworks. We invite proposals for articles examining generative and algorithmic art practices from the ancient world to the present day, and artists' projects and pictorial essays engaging with these procedures and structures.
Call for Papers
Disability and Its Discontents (Seminar)
44th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 21-24, 2013
Host Institution: Tufts University
This special session seeks papers that focus on any aspect of Irish women's fiction from approximately 1880-1930. Irish women's writing from nineteenth and early twentieth centuries remains underresearched, though several volumes, including Ann Owens Weekes's Irish Women Writers: An Uncharted Tradition, have sought to remedy this lack. This session aims to encourage such continued exploration.
Please send proposals in Word format as attachments of 250-300 words to Dr. Audrey D. Johnson, email@example.com, by July 13, 2012.