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Word Meets Image: The Graphic Novel (3/31/2012; 10/19/2012-10/21/2012)

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Friday, February 3, 2012 - 3:42pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)

This special session invites papers on the graphic novel and related genres of literature that combine graphic elements with textual elements. Papers that examine the history of the graphic novel, that theorize the rapidly evolving visual rhetoric of this form of literature or that investigate some other aspect of the genre are welcome.
Please submit paper title, 500-word proposal, and 50-word abstract online at www.pamla.org/2012/ by March 31, 2012.
PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association) is the western regional affiliate of MLA. The 2012 conference will take place October 19-21 at Seattle University, Seattle, Washington

[UPDATE:Extended Deadline and New Email Address] "Rough Music": Representing Violence (March 31, 2012)

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Friday, February 3, 2012 - 3:05pm
Southern Methodist University English Graduate Students

CFP
"Rough Music": Representing Violence – an interdisciplinary graduate conference sponsored by the Southern Methodist University Department of English on
March 31, 2012

In The Plague of Fantasies, Slavoj Žižek describes Lacan's readings of classical, literary, and philosophical texts as "a case of violent appropriation…displacing the work from its proper hermeneutic context." And yet, he argues, "this very violent gesture brings about a breathtaking 'effect of truth'" and "a shattering new insight."

Mapping the Atlantic: Digital Humanities and Atlantic Studies. April 13-14 at the University of Michigan

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Friday, February 3, 2012 - 2:29pm
The Atlantic Studies Workshop, University of Michigan

This graduate student conference seeks to foster interdisciplinary discussion among scholars studying the American, European, and African continents as well as those engaged in global and transnational projects. Research incorporating new methods for researching the Atlantic with the aid of digital materials and methodologies is particularly welcome. The Atlantic Studies Workshop invites submissions of abstracts from all disciplines in the humanities and social sciences.

Religion in the Age of Enlightenment, Volume 4 (annual)

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Friday, February 3, 2012 - 1:45pm
AMS Press

Religion in the Age of Enlightenment (RAE), an annual published by AMS Press, is accepting articles for volume 5, due out the spring of 2014. Articles received by Nov. 15, 2012 will be considered for this volume; articles received after this date will likely be considered for a later volume. Please visit the following link for a description of RAE's scope and focus, and for detailed submission guidelines:

http://www.amspressinc.com/rae.html

Volumes 1 and 2 of RAE are now available at www.amspressinc.com.

SANEjournal Seeks Articles, Rationales, and Reviews for 2012, 2013 issues

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Friday, February 3, 2012 - 1:25pm
SANEjournal: sequential art narrative in education

The founding editor of _SANEjournal: sequential art narrative in education_, an open-access, peer reviewed, online journal recently added to the Directory of Open Access Journals, seeks research-based and practitioner-based articles on teaching comics or with comics in every setting, from preschool to graduate school.

The editor also seeks rationales and book reviews and announces two calls:

1. The 3rd issue is scheduled for a late 2012 release and focuses on the "viewing" and "visually representing" prongs of NCTE/IRA's six-pronged definition of "English Language Arts" and their ramifications for using comics in the classroom. Submissions should be made via registering at the journal online and submitted by June 1, 2012.

Kurt Vonnegut (Critical Insights essay collection); abstracts due 30 March 2012

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Friday, February 3, 2012 - 1:18pm
Robert T. Tally Jr.

Critical Insights: Kurt Vonnegut, edited by Robert T. Tally Jr.

Call for proposals

The editor of Critical Insights: Kurt Vonnegut seeks proposals for essays on any aspect of Kurt Vonnegut's life and work. Please send proposals of 250–300 words, along with a brief CV listing previous publications, to robert.tally@txstate.edu by March 30, 2012.

If accepted, contributors' final essays of 6,000–7,000 words will be due on August 31, 2012.

[UPDATE] Race/Ethnicity: Multidisciplinary Global Contexts

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Friday, February 3, 2012 - 10:47am
Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity

Race/Ethnicity: Multidisciplinary Global Contexts has ceased publication. Calls for papers for the following issues are canceled:

* Volume 6 Number 1 (Spring 2013) Racism, Colonialism, and Law.

* Volume 6 Number 2 (Summer 2013) Grassroots Politics in the Postcolony.

Back issues of the journal are available from the publisher, Indiana University Press.

The International Conference of Thomas Paine Studies 2012

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Friday, February 3, 2012 - 8:22am
Iona College

Iona College, the home of the Thomas Paine Collection, seeks proposals for presentations for an international conference of professional, graduate, undergraduate and lay scholars to be held October 19-21, 2012. Presentations should aim to be 20 minutes in length. The Conference Committee welcomes proposals for individual papers on any subject related to Thomas Paine's life, legacy [current or past], writings or ideas [e.g. history, literature, politics, philosophy, rhetoric, media studies/mass communication, cultural anthropology, and education]. Please submit a one page abstract of your proposed presentation by March 15, 2012.

1st Global Conference Making Sense of: Play

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Friday, February 3, 2012 - 4:53am
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

1st Global Conference
Making Sense of: Play
Wednesday 11th July 2012 – Friday 13th July 2012
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

"Unlike children in other countries, the Eskimos played no game of war. They played with imaginary rifles and harpoons, but these were never directed against people but against the formidable beasts that haunted the vast wastes of their land."
(Marie Herbert)

Special Issue of *Interdisciplinary Literary Studies* on the Literary and Moral Philosophy of Martha Nussbaum

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Thursday, February 2, 2012 - 8:19pm
David Gorman (Associate Professor of English, Northern Illinois University) and Kenneth Womack (Professor of English & Integrative Arts, Penn State Altoona)

Call for Papers: Special Issue of Interdisciplinary Literary Studies: A Journal of Criticism and Theory (www.psupress.org/Journals/jnls_ILS.html)
We invite essays that respond to Nussbaum's proposal to consider literary works in the context of moral philosophy or that, in a literary context, consider the issues raised by Nussbaum's reflections on the academic and indeed public significance of the humanities.
Accepted essays will be published in a Special Issue of the peer-reviewed journal Interdisciplinary Literary Studies (Penn State University Press).

Flannery O'Connor and ... ?, RMMLA, Boulder, CO, Oct 2012

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Thursday, February 2, 2012 - 6:27pm
David Z. Wehner

Panel will examine O'Connor in conjunction with other writers and artists she influenced, who influenced her, who help us better illuminate some aspect of her work. Deadline March 1, 2012.

[UPDATE] Bondage and Power: 15 February 2012 (journal issue)

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Thursday, February 2, 2012 - 3:51pm
Schuylkill Graduate Journal

We are in bondage to the law in order that we may be free. -- Marcus Tullius Cicero

All things are subject to interpretation; whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth. -- Friedrich Nietzsche

Bondage is the life of personality, and for bondage the personal self will fight with tireless resourcefulness and the most stubborn cunning. -- Aldous Huxley

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