This panel seeks papers to examine why mainstream comic books are often excluded from classroom instruction and scholarly discussions about comics and graphic novels. What are the strategic reasons for these exclusions? What roles do publishing formats and/or narrative themes have on such choices? How are such exclusions linked to preconceptions regarding high and low culture? Why have some texts become canonical and why is the canon so narrow? How have the textual choices and exclusions informed or reinforced academic discourse about comics and graphic novels? Please send 200-300 word abstract and a brief biography to Kenneth Sammond, firstname.lastname@example.org by September 30, 2013.
Immersion and Intervention: Convergences in Art and Science Research
Edited by Hervé Regnauld and Alan Ramón Clinton
This panel will examine how Francophone literary works represent museums or occupy them as artifacts on display. While wall text and written documents have always played a key role in exhibits, various genres of literature are also the object of their own museums. Moreover, contemporary writers from Bessora (53 cm, 1999) to Nicole Brossard (Musée de l'os et de l'eau, 2008) have taken an interest in the text as a form of discursive museum in its own right.
Northeast Modern Language Association 2014 Convention
April 3-6, 2014
Deadline for abstracts: September 30th, 2013
The society for the study of Existential and Phenomenological Theory and Culture / Théorie et culture existentialistes et phénoménologiques (EPTC/TCEP) invites papers discussing any aspects of existential or phenomenological theory or culture. For example, papers dealing with theoretical or cultural issues in relation to authors such as Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Dostoyevsky, Kafka, Beckett, Husserl, Heidegger, Jaspers, Levinas, Malraux, Marcel, Buber, Frankl, Sartre, Camus, Merleau-Ponty, Beauvoir, Irigaray, or Laing are all welcome. Submissions from all disciplines are welcome.
NINE: A Journal of Baseball History and Culture announces the 21st Annual NINE Spring Training Conference on the Historical and Sociological Impact of Baseball
Wednesday, March 12-Saturday, March 15, 2014
Fiesta Resort Conference Center
2100 South Priest Drive
Call for Papers
The 21st Annual NINE Spring Training Conference invites original, unpublished papers that study all aspects of baseball, with particular emphasis on history and social policy implications. Abstracts only, not to exceed 300 words, should be submitted by December 3, 2013, to email@example.com .
Another session of 'Heretical Texts and Texts About Heresy' is being organized for next year's International Medieval Congress in Leeds, taking place 7-10 July 2014. This session---or sessions, if there is enough interest---invites 20-minute papers on any subject involving the theme of heresy and inquisition in relation to the production and circulation of texts in the Middle Ages. Topics may include, but are not limited to:
-The circulation/reception history and/or manuscript traditions of specific heretical or anti-heretical texts.
-The production, transmission, and use of texts within a heretical sect.
-The use of texts in the repression of heresy.
The ninth annual conference of the British Society for Literature and Science will take place at the University of Surrey, Guildford, on 10-12 April 2014. Keynote speakers will include Professor Bernard Lightman (York University, Toronto) and Professor Mary Orr (University of Southampton). The conference will finish with an opportunity to visit Down House, the home of Charles Darwin, on the afternoon of Saturday 12 April.
The 2014 Computers and Writing Conference, "Evolutions, Revolutions, Convolutions," will be held at Washington State University in Pullman, WA from June 5-8, 2014. Our submission system is open and ready for business. We invite presentations, workshops, and other events that open or enact an examination of evolutions, revolutions, and convolutions of interfaces, texts, and technologies. If you would like to receive peer feedback on your proposal, the submission deadline is September 30, 11:59 p.m. (Eastern time). Final proposals are due October 31, 11:59 p.m. (Eastern time).
For the full CFP and proposal guidelines, visit:
Abstract deadline: September 22, 2013
The abstract should include: author affiliation, author contact information, essay title and 250-500 word description. Full manuscripts will be due January 31, 2014.
Since Ellen Moers' original designation of the Female Gothic, the term continues to evolve: The amalgamation of femininity's depiction in literature and Gothic studies does not conclude with Literary Women (1976). Therefore, this panel will concentrate on the female body's involvement in what is considered Gothic; as Moers denotes, what "predominates over reality, the strange over the commonplace, and the supernatural over the natural, with one definite auctorial intent: to scare." At the root of this fear is a woman's anxiety of childbirth and the subsequent call to motherhood, according to Moers. This fear can be dealt with in a variety of ways: avoidance, elimination, and torture.
The Vampire in Literature, Culture and Film area of the Popular Culture, American Culture Association seeks paper and/or roundtable submissions for presentation at the PCA/ACA national conference in Chicago April 16-19. Papers and roundtable presentations on any aspect of the vampire (including the representation of werewolf culture in vampire films) is welcome. Please visit the PCA/ACA website at www.pcaaca.org and submit your 250-300 word abstract under the Vampire subject area. Thank you.
Call for Book Proposals: The Cultural Politics of Media and Popular Culture
Series Editor: C. Richard King, Washington State University
CALL FOR PAPERS: Collecting Geographies - Global Programming and Museums of Modern Art
Organized by Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; ASCA/ACGS University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam; Moderna Museet, Stockholm; Folkwang Museum, Essen;Tropen Museum, Amsterdam
Location: Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
Dates: 13-15 March 2014
Deadline for papers: September 30, 2013
Admittance fee: €100,-