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A conference on the work of Patricia Duncker

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Sunday, July 8, 2012 - 4:35pm
Ben Davies and Jana Funke

About the Conference
This two-day conference, dedicated exclusively to Patricia Duncker's work, is the first of its kind. It aims to bring together an international group of scholars to explore the various aspects of Duncker's work and to facilitate a lively exchange between the author, her readers and critics.

Theme issue: Art and Freedom of Expression

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Saturday, July 7, 2012 - 11:40pm
Seismopolite Journal of Art and Politics

Call for papers – Seismopolite Journal of Art and Politics
Theme: Art and Freedom of Expression
www.seismopolite.com

The next issue of Seismopolite Journal of Art and Politics will discuss how art can promote freedom of expression.

Contributors from diverse disciplinary backgrounds are invited to submit articles, reviews or interviews that address this theme through a high variety of possible angles.

Topics may include (but are not restricted to):

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

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Saturday, July 7, 2012 - 2:42pm
Philip Roth Society

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)

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

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

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Saturday, July 7, 2012 - 9:39am
M. Wendy Hennequin / Tennessee State University

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.

Media, Technology, and the U.S. Prison Regime

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Friday, July 6, 2012 - 5:29pm
michael litwack

Proposed Panel: "Media, Technology, and the U.S. Prison Regime"
Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference
6-10 March 2013
Chicago, IL

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

updated: 
Friday, July 6, 2012 - 5:28pm
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

CFP: CONFERENCE ON ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERARY STUDIES 6-8 June 2013

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Friday, July 6, 2012 - 5:21pm
University of Banja Luka & DeMontfort University

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

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

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

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

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

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:

Southern Short Fiction: Representation and Rewriting of Myth

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Friday, July 6, 2012 - 12:55pm
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

updated: 
Friday, July 6, 2012 - 12:54pm
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.

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