42nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 7-10, 2011
New Brunswick, NY – Hyatt New Brunswick
Host Institution: Rutgers University
Directions of Realism
A graduate conference sponsored by the Johns Hopkins University Humanities Center
Deadline for abstracts: 31 AUGUST 2010
Length: 2,500-7,500 words with maximum 10,000 WORDS
Call for papers for a collection of critical essays on various aspects of or approaches to Dave Sim's comic book Cerebus, both a scholarly and popular, though coherent, companion (and introduction) to the series.
Any subject matter is welcome, so long as it pertains to Dave Sim and/or Cerebus.
Some recommendations of subjects that in which I am most interested:
Discussion of 1970's comics scene in which Sim first started to contribute together with a discussion of the various influences on Cerebus (Howard the Duck, Conan the Barbarian, Red Sonja)
Cerebus as satire of the comics medium (The Roach, "reads," etc)
In keeping with this year's conference theme of "Media Citizenship," this panel aims to consider the relationship between media and cultural notions of what it means to be a senior citizen. This panel seeks to address the particular relationship between aging and the media, be this in terms of aging audiences or older demographics, aging media producers, aging stars, or representations of aging in film, television or new media.
This is a broad call for presentations that examine this important but underrepresented topic.
Please send a 250-300 word abstract along with 3-5 bibliographic sources by August 10 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We seek 500-word proposals for essays to appear in a book collection tentatively entitled "Up Jumped the Devil: Explorations of Evil in Popular Music." The project will be a collaborative study of the aesthetic, ethical, and philosophical dimensions of popular music since the beginning of the twentieth century, including such genres as blues, folk, country, rock, and rap, and focusing especially on the way popular music engages such issues as evil, violence, God, Satan, existentialism, terrorism, sensibility, and others.
46th International Congress on Medieval Studies (May 12-15, 2011)
CFP: "Teaching the Robin Hood Tradition I: Robin Hood in Literary and Historical Texts"
46th International Congress on Medieval Studies - Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, May 12-15, 2011
The 19th Annual 18th- and 19th-Century British Women Writers Conference The Ohio State University Columbus, OH "Curiosities" March 31- April 3, 2011 Call for Papers: The theme for this year's conference is "Curiosities." We encourage submissions that consider how the concept of curiosity—in its dual meaning of intellectual pursuit and particular material objects—influenced the lives and work of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century women writers, and continues to drive our scholarship today.
Call for Papers: Film & History
Final-round Deadline for Abstracts/Proposals: 15 December 2010
PCA/ACA & Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Associations' Joint Conference
San Antonio, TX, April 20-23, 2011
At a time when the current global financial crisis is prompting profound reassessments of economic models, practices and transnational relationships, how can postcolonial studies inform our understanding of relations between local cultures and global capital? This interdisciplinary conference aims to explore the relationships between postcolonialism and economic structures, historicising crisis as well as engaging with contemporary concerns. How might we situate present economic relations within longer (post)colonial histories of capitalism, deprivation, debt and dependency? How do moments of crisis interrelate with ongoing economic struggles outside the west?
Thomas R. Dunlap provocatively argues, in his book Faith in Nature, that environmentalism can be interpreted "as an expression of the human impulse toward religion," defining religion, with William James, as the "belief that there is an unseen order, and that our supreme good lies in harmoniously adjusting ourselves thereto" (4-5). In a similar fashion, Lawrence Buell suggests, in an essay for the collection There Before Us (ed. Roger Lundin), that, "however much religion is repressed or theorized out of existence by western intellectual discourse, its resources will still be needed and called upon not just to dramatize but also to conceptualize humankind's relation to the nonhuman" (235).
[CFP] ImageTexT Special Issue -- Invisible Art: Lettering, Coloring, Publication Design and Other Invisible Elements of Comics
Guest Editors, Zach Whalen and Aaron Kashtan
Eighteenth-Century Women and Popular Culture
Dear Graduate Program Directors, Administrators, and Grad Students:
Following is an announcement for the Eighth Annual Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies Graduate Conference. Please distribute this and the following CFP to any students who may be interested in submitting an abstract.