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"The Decorated Page" of Medieval Images and Graphic Novels (9/15/11; Medieval Congress, May 2012)

Wednesday, July 13, 2011 - 9:26am
International Medieval Congress in Kalamazoo, Michigan

"The Decorated Page" of Medieval Images and Graphic Novels: "Sequential Theory" in dialogue with medieval art
International Medieval Congress in Kalamazoo, Michigan
10-13 May 2012

We can follow the history of the "Decorated Page" from illuminated medieval manuscripts to the graphic novel, but what if we skip the pesky intervening years from one to the other? That is, what can the theories and analysis of medieval manuscripts, wall paintings or other medieval visual mediums tell us about how we read the graphic novel, and how might the theories behind contemporary graphic novel analysis help us read medieval illustrations and art?

Update-Conference CFP, Website and Blog

Wednesday, July 13, 2011 - 8:46am
Dr Nick Davis-University of Liverpool

Paranoia and Pain (University of Liverpool, 2-4 April 2012) is an international cross-disciplinary conference, seeking to raise an awareness of various intersections of literature and science. The conference aims to explore overlapping paradigms of paranoia and pain in psychology, biological sciences, and literary texts/contexts.

For further information on the conference and events, please visit

The Postgraduate Journal of Medieval Studies is looking for editors and contributions

Wednesday, July 13, 2011 - 3:03am
Postgraduate Journal of Medieval Studies

The Postgraduate Journal of Medieval Studies aims to provide a platform for students of Medieval Studies to publish their work.

As publishing in established journals can be difficult for postgraduates, the PGMS can provide the necessary experience of writing, reviewing and editing as well as provide an insight into what postgraduate students are currently researching. Therefore, this journal is mainly looking for contributions from MA and MPhil students. However, PhDs are also welcome to submit articles and reviews.

Exceptional undergraduate dissertations will also be considered for publication.

CFP--Soundings: An Interdisciplinary Journal

Tuesday, July 12, 2011 - 10:04pm
Florida State University Center for Humanities & Society

Soundings: An Interdisciplinary Journal invites essays on topics related to any and all aspects of human values, including aesthetic, moral, political, economic, scientific, or religious values. Affiliated with the Society for Values in Higher Education, the journal has recently moved to Florida State University, where it will be housed in the Center for Humanities & Society and edited by John Kelsay of the FSU Department of Religion. We welcome work from a variety of disciplinary and/or interdisciplinary approaches, including the arts, cultural studies, history, literature, philosophy, and religion, among others.

[UPDATE]: The Ethics of Pleasure in Early Modern Literature and Philosophy (St. Louis, MO, Nov. 3-6, 2011)

Tuesday, July 12, 2011 - 11:33am
Midwest Modern Language Association (M/MLA)

eflecting the 2011 MMLA conference theme "Play…No, Seriously," this interdisciplinary panel seeks to bring together scholars interested in examining the value and uses of pleasure in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century literature and philosophy, especially in texts in which the two disciplines intersect. The panel welcomes submissions from the European tradition widely construed and beyond. Submissions might include, but are not limited to, topics on any of the following:


Tuesday, July 12, 2011 - 11:10am
William Wootten/University of Bristol


Plenary Speakers: A. Alvarez, John Fuller, Edward Lucie-Smith and Tom Raworth

To mark 50 years since the first publication of A. Alvarez's The New Poetry and the beginning of the Penguin Modern Poets series, the Bristol University Poetry Institute and the Penguin Archive Project will host a One Day Conference on 'Penguin Poetry and the 1960s' on Friday, 16th March 2012, 9.30am-9.30pm, in the Wills Memorial Building at the University of Bristol.

It All Ended: Harry Potter and Popular Culture

Tuesday, July 12, 2011 - 9:37am
De Montfort University, Leicester, UK

It All Ended.
Harry Potter and Popular Culture.

A one-day conference hosted by De Montfort University, Leicester, UK.

Friday 29th February 2012.

J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter novels and Warner Bros' film adaptations constitute one of the most successful media franchises of the modern age. Now that both books and films have reached a spectacular conclusion, this conference aims to assess Harry Potter's place in popular culture.

We welcome papers which look at any aspect of the Potter phenomenon, from creative, artistic or industrial evaluations, through to case studies of related products and fan communities.

Proposals (of no more than 300 words) should be sent to:

Call for Entries --- George Washington Encyclopedia

Tuesday, July 12, 2011 - 9:25am
George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate, Museum and Gardens

George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate, Museum and Gardens—the most popular presidential site in America—is seeking submissions for entries on a variety of topics to be included in a new online encyclopedia. Scholars of eighteenth century America are particularly encouraged to apply, however applications are also welcomed from academics and graduate students with an advanced degree in any period of American History. All contributors will receive full authorial recognition on their entries. The online encyclopedia will be a high traffic website, affording writers the opportunity to have their work read by broad audiences.

Deadline: September 15, 2011

Monday, July 11, 2011 - 2:58pm
New York Institute of Technology

New York Institute of Technology's 8th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference:

March 2, 2012
NYIT's Manhattan Campus
16 W. 61st St. (12th Floor Auditorium)

This interdisciplinary conference will look back on New York City of roughly 100 years ago, emphasizing the city's relation to concepts of modernism and modernity --considered broadly. We invite participants from all fields of study to focus on New York as (perhaps) a principal site of modernist visual art, literature, society, and politics, and to propose ways that the cultural life of the early twentieth century continues to influence the metropolis today.

The Once and Future Classroom Journal seeks submissions (by 12/15/2011)

Monday, July 11, 2011 - 2:20pm
TEAMS: The Consortium for the Teaching of the Middle Ages

The Once and Future Classroom is an electronic journal published by TEAMS (The Consortium for Teaching the Middle Ages). This peer-reviewed journal seeks to encourage medieval studies in the K-12 and community college contexts by providing teachers with inspiring topics, new strategies and academically-sound resources. The OFC is dedicated to representing the diversity of medieval studies and the most current pedagogical modes. The journal welcomes a variety of formats: annotated bibliographies, lesson plans, reviews of teaching materials, books, or films, as well as more traditional scholarship on teaching medieval topics.