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[UPDATE] Roth@80, Newark, NJ, March 18-19, 2013

Saturday, July 7, 2012 - 2:42pm
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Philip Roth Society
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The Philip Roth Society proudly announces a call for papers for Roth@80, a conference event organized, in conjunction with the Newark Preservation & Landmarks Committee, to mark the 80th birthday of Philip Roth. It will take place on March 18-19, 2013, at the Robert Treat Hotel in Newark, NJ.

Individuals are encouraged to submit abstract proposals that cover the entire range of Philip Roth's writings, from his earliest novels and stories to his more recent "Nemeses" tetralogy. A diversity of topics and critical perspectives is welcome. Individual proposals will be considered along with ready-made panels. The Roth Society welcomes proposals for:

Gamers love movies too: Common ground for cinema and videogame studies (SCMS 3/6/13-3/10/13, Chicago)

Saturday, July 7, 2012 - 12:52pm
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Tim Welsh
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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?

Technical Communication in the Middle Ages - May 9-12, 2013 - Abstract due Sept. 15, 2012

Saturday, July 7, 2012 - 9:39am
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M. Wendy Hennequin / Tennessee State University
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CFP: Technical Communication in the Middle Ages

48th International Congress on Medieval Studies

May 9-12, 2013

Western Michigan University

Kalamazoo MI

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.

Illustration, Comics, and Animation Conference at Dartmouth College, April 19 – 21 2013

Friday, July 6, 2012 - 5:28pm
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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


Friday, July 6, 2012 - 5:21pm
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University of Banja Luka & DeMontfort University
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1st International Conference of the University of Banja Luka (BiH) in cooperation with De Montfort University (UK)

Contemporary Approaches to the Study of Language, Literature and Culture
Banja Luka, 6 – 8 June 2013


Update: Disabilities in Children's Literature (long cfp)

Friday, July 6, 2012 - 3:31pm
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Children's Literature Association Quarterly
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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.

Postgraduate Journal of Aesthetics: Special Issue on Philosophy and Literature; 1 August

Friday, July 6, 2012 - 1:38pm
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Postgraduate Journal of Aesthetics


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.


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:

Southern Short Fiction: Representation and Rewriting of Myth

Friday, July 6, 2012 - 12:55pm
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Centre de Recherche Interdisciplinaire en Langue Anglaise (Angers, France); Suds d’Amériques (Versailles, St Quentin en Yvelines, France); Catholic University (Lille, France).

Call for papers: Lille, FRANCE June 20-22, 2013

Southern Short Fiction: "Representation and Rewriting of Myth"

K'Zoo 2013 Roundtable: "Productive Anachronism?: the Promise and Peril of Historical Analogy in the Study of Medieval Culture

Friday, July 6, 2012 - 12:54pm
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Jonathan Newman, Dartmouth College/ Anna Wilson, University of Toronto

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 [Edited Book]:African traditional and oral literature as pedagogical tools in

Friday, July 6, 2012 - 10:53am
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Co-editors: Lewis Asimeng-Boahene, PhD Associate Professor of Social Studies Education and Mary Napoli, Associate Professor of Reading and Children’s Literature Penn State Harrisburg

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

Peace and Nuclear-Non Proliferation February 15-17, 2013 Guilford College

Friday, July 6, 2012 - 10:21am
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Professor for Peace

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.

Generative & Algorithmic Art, Leonardo Electronic Almanac - Submission Deadline September 15, 2012

Friday, July 6, 2012 - 9:57am
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Leonardo Electronic Almanac
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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.