EIGHTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON THE BOOK
6-8 November 2010
University of St. Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland
The Book Conference serves as an inclusive forum for examining the past, current and future role of the book. It proceeds from recognition that although the book is an old medium of expression, it embodies thousands of years' experience of recording knowledge. The pervasive influence of this experience continues to shape newer forms of information technology, while at the same time providing a reference point for innovation.
Proposals are invited for a special issue of The Journal of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies on Australian literature. The editors will consider papers on any aspect of Australian literature, but papers must have a postcolonial theoretical orientation. The editors are particularly interested in papers addressing work by Indigenous and emerging authors, and papers dealing with issues such as transnationalism, settler colonialism and immigration.
Celebrating African American Literature: Race, Sexual Identity, and African American Literature
September 30-October 1, 2011
Penn State University
Nittany Lion Inn
Call for Papers Transgressive/Trash/Exploitation/Art Cinema
PCA/ACA & Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations
April 20-23, 2011
San Antonio, TX
Proposal submission deadline: December 15, 2010
Conference hotel: Marriott Rivercenter San Antonio
101 Bowie Street
San Antonio, Texas 78205 USA
Irish Postgraduate Film Research Seminar 2011
Space and Time in Film
University College Cork, Ireland
29–30 March 2011
The 8th Irish Postgraduate Film Research Seminar will take place at University College Cork on the 29th and 30th of March 2011.
The seminar is aimed at postgraduates who are researching in the field of Film Studies, and is designed to provide a platform for the presentation of new research on aspects of film, television and media by scholars in Irish and non-Irish third-level institutions. This event encourages the development and exchange of ideas, and is intended to contribute to the training of students in research methods and to the advancement of their academic profiles.
CALL FOR PAPERS- Technology and Health
CALL FOR PAPERS
O Instituto Politécnico da Guarda (Portugal; http://www.ipg.pt), em colaboração com a Universidade de Sakarya (Turquia; http://www.sakarya.edu.tr/en/; www.int-e.net), vão promover, no dia 8,9,10 de Junho a Conferência Internacional Novos Horizontes para a Educação 2011 (International Conference on New Horizons in Education INT-E 2011).
Sixteenth Conference On Baseball in Literature in Culture
April 1, 2011
On the campus of Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Keynote Address: Dr. Steve Andrews, Grinnell College
Luncheon Speaker: Jim Rooker, former Major League pitcher and announcer, and current children's book author.
The Dark Man: The Journal of Robert E. Howard Studies, a peer-reviewed journal sponsored by the Department of English at the University of La Verne (California), welcomes papers on any aspect of the life and work of Robert E. Howard, the creator of Conan, Red Sonya, Solomon Kane, Sailor Steve Costigan, and many other pulp characters from the 1930s. Essays on the various cinematic and comic book/graphic novel adaptations of Howard's characters and stories are also welcome. In addition, essays on writers associated with Howard—such as H. P. Lovecraft, L. Sprague de Camp, Lin Carter, and so forth—will also be considered, but the connection to Howard's life and/or work should be a prominent element of the argument and analysis.
The recent explosion of popular serialized forms, from Lost and Battlestar Galactica to computer game expansion packs, has provoked renewed interest in the economics and mechanics of serialization as well as the impact of this cultural form on readers, viewers and gamers. How do contemporary serials relate to earlier forms of serialization, and how do they affect our understanding of the concept of serialization? What are the economic, narratological, and social effects of contemporary serials? And where does the form go from here?