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International Conference on Comics and Graphic Novels

Tuesday, May 3, 2011 - 8:15am
Instituto Franklin-UAH

International Conference on Comics and Graphics Novels (Alcalá de Henares, Madrid.
November 10th-12th, 2011)

The main objective of the conference is to bring together the largest number of specialists and researchers of comics (graphic novels, manga, BD, etc) in order to reflect on the study of this area.

CHARLES HATFIELD, JESSICA ABEL, ROGER SABIN and ANTONIO ALTARRIBA have confirmed their assistance as plenary speakers to this conference.

The theme is "Sites of visual and textual innovation" and it welcomes papers on (but not limited to):

-The origins of comics,
-Avant-garde and experimental works
-Biography and autobiography.

The languages of the conference will be English and Spanish.

Desire: From Eros to Eroticism November 10-11, 2011

Monday, May 2, 2011 - 9:54pm
CUNY Graduate Center Comparative Literature Department

The students of the Department of Comparative Literature at the City University of New York Graduate Center present an interdisciplinary graduate student conference on November 10-11, 2011.

[UPDATE] Writing Incest in the Post-War Years

Monday, May 2, 2011 - 8:00pm
Emma Miller (University of Durham) & Miles Leeson (University of Portmouth)

Due to numerous submissions to this CFP we have moved the date forward TWO WEEKS for proposals. The new date is now the 16th May 2011.

Although we are happy to consider all proposals that focus specifically on writing incest we would particularly welcome those that relate to:

Queer Theory
Narrative theory/philosophy

Incest fictions may be considered in the widest possible terms.
As we have a number of renowned academics involved, along with early interest from a major publisher, we require submissions of no more than 300 words, along with a brief biography, by the 16 of May, 2011. Please direct all enquires and submissions to both editors.

The Atrium: A Journal of Academic Voices, deadline July 1 for Fall 2011 issue

Monday, May 2, 2011 - 3:38pm
Ivy Tech Community College

Please see our current issue at The past issues of The Atrium have dealt with broad issues that connect classroom to culture and to community. Our Fall 2011 issue continues to invite general submissions, both creative works and research-based articles, but we are issuing a particular call in two areas: Using Technology to enhance instruction and engage students, and Classroom Management to encourage creative learning across the disciplines. Deadline for submissions to our Fall issue is July 1. Please see the general guidelines at our website, and read the specific calls below.

Station to Station: An International & Nomadic Conference, 1-3 December 2011, proposals due 15 June 2011

Monday, May 2, 2011 - 12:16pm
STATION TO STATION International conference organized by Didier Girard, Frederique Toudoire-Surlapierre and Jennifer K Dick for the research groups ILLE and CRESAT (Université de Haute Alsace, Mulhouse) and the international doctoral programme Cultural
Call for papers
(English Version--see our site for French, Italian, German & Spanish versions).

"Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my life, or whether that station Will be held by anybody else, these pages must show."
Charles Dickens, David Copperfield

Playful Interruptions in Recent Film (6/1; 11/3-6/11, M/MLA, St. Louis)

Sunday, May 1, 2011 - 7:58pm
Drs. Comer and Vayo

Playful Interruptions in Recent Film

In Jean-Luc Nancy's The Inoperative Community representations are not just works of art (oeuvre); they also, in fact, work. Representations present "community" and thereby give a disparate group of beings an identity, borders, and a body. If representations work, what happens when a work founders, when it falls apart, and opens onto something else? Would this opening then be the place or space of play, even serious play? What does this "absence of work" look like formally? What are the ethical consequences of such playful interruptions? Papers on non-mainstream directors are of particular interest.

[UPDATE] Creatures of the Night October 2011 EXTENDED DEADLINE

Sunday, May 1, 2011 - 5:57pm
M.A. Nadine Farghaly, Paris-Lodron University, Salzburg, Austria

October 20 – October 22, 2011 – Salzburg, Austria

This is the first conference for young academics at the Paris-Lodron University in Salzburg, Austria. The conference committee seeks papers on a variety of topics all connected to the overall theme "Creatures of the Night."
Our goals are to create a welcoming and warm environment for young academics who are looking forward to present their unique ideas to other participants. Furthermore, we want to offer a stage where academics can not only share and support their research interests, but where they can also engage in an academic discourse and can connect with people in their respective fields.