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Religion and the Image (abstracts due: November 15)

Saturday, September 28, 2013 - 11:37pm
Illustration, Comics, and Animation Conference Dartmouth College February 28 – March 2, 2014

Religion and the Image is a special-topics panel to be held at the 2nd Annual Illustration, Comics, and Animation Conference at Dartmouth College, February 28 – March 2, 2014

This panel seeks papers that explore the relationship between religion or religious practice and the hand-drawn image in all of its forms, from comics and illustrations in children's literature to animated films.

In addition to papers on individual texts or artists whose work merits consideration given the topic, we are also interested in papers responsive to the following questions:

Resisting Vulnerable Times

Saturday, September 28, 2013 - 7:03pm
MLA Subconference

(Please note that the subconference is in no way affiliated with or endorsed by the Modern Language Association.)


This year, the MLA hosts its annual convention in Chicago, IL under the title of "Vulnerable Times." As in past years, committees and special sessions will be convened to address the pressing material and financial conditions shaping our profession and its possible futures.

Between Theatre and Cinema: Intermediality and Aesthetic Renewal

Saturday, September 28, 2013 - 3:29pm

This panel seeks to explore the aesthetic and theoretical ties between cinematic and performance texts when a play is filmed. Proposals in French or in English on the following topics are welcomed: dialectical implications resulting from the filming of the stage; differences between what is commonly called the "film de théâtre" and its fictional or documentary homologues; interdisciplinary approaches generated by the broad range of relationships between film and theater. Send 200-word proposals to Sandrine Siméon: sps211@psu.edu.

"Stuff and Stuffing" (24-27 May 2014 at Brock University): Submissions due 1 Nov 2013

Saturday, September 28, 2013 - 1:56pm
Joint Session: Victorian Studies Association of Ontario (VSAO) at ACCUTE

Henry James' infamous condemnation of nineteenth-century novels as "loose baggy monsters" is so perfectly devastating that many forget that the author was posing a question. Flummoxed by a literary form that so readily included "the accidental and the arbitrary" in its representations, James pondered: what do they "artistically mean?" Walter Benjamin, another modern looking back on the nineteenth century with a sense of bewilderment, suggested elliptically that the swollen cushions, ample hangings, and profusion of dust covers, doilies, and antimacassars of the nineteenth-century interior were evidence of a deeply ingrained "posture...of struggle and defense."

[UPDATE] Crime and Detection in the Age of Electronic Reproduction: Tradition, Expectations, Genres and Codes

Saturday, September 28, 2013 - 12:37pm
Zeno Vernyik / English Department, Technical University of Liberec

The English Department, Faculty of Science, Humanities and Education, Technical University of Liberec in cooperation with the Department of Foreign Languages, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Brno University of Technology kindly invite you to the international conference

Crime and Detection in the Age of Electronic Reproduction:
Traditions, Expectations, Genres and Codes.