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CFP: The Ridiculously Violent in Science Fiction (10/30/10; ICFA 32 3/16/11-3/20/11)

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Saturday, October 9, 2010 - 10:44pm
Andrew Ferguson / University of Virginia

Participants are being sought for a paper session on violence considered or depicted as ridiculous, for the 32nd annual International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts.

Possible topics include slapstick, gallows humor, spatterpunk/gore, gleeful dismemberment, Grand Guignol, or any other form of over-the-top grotesquerie or violence taken to a ridiculous extreme (in keeping with the conference theme, The Ridiculous in the Fantastic) in science-fiction literature, television, cinema, graphic narrative, or any other medium.

CFP: Partners in Suspense: Bernard Herrmann and Alfred Hitchcock: 24th-26th March 2011

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Saturday, October 9, 2010 - 5:36am
Dr Steve Rawle / York St John University

Partners in Suspense: Bernard Herrmann and Alfred Hitchcock: 24th, 25th, 26th March 2011

Organised by Faculty of Arts, York St John University, York, UK

"Hitchcock and Herrmann shared a dark, tragic sense of life, a brooding view of human relationships, and a compulsion to explore aesthetically the private world of the romantic fantasy." Donald Spoto, The Dark Side of Genius: The Life of Alfred Hitchcock

Transitions: New Directions in Comics Studies (Symposium - Nov. 5th 2010)

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Saturday, October 9, 2010 - 1:21am
Birkbeck, University of London/Comica 2010

Comica Symposium 2010
Transitions: New Directions in Comics Studies http://www.bbk.ac.uk/arts/news/comica-symposium-2010 Friday November 5th 2010
School of Arts, Birkbeck, University of London, London
9:30 am to 5 pm, room B01, Clore Management Centre,25-27 Torrington Square, WC1E 7JL

A one-day event promoting the multi-disciplinary academic study of comics/comix/manga/bande dessinée and other forms of sequential art.

UPDATED: CFP: New Essays on EDWARD P. JONES. Nov. 1, 2010 (abstracts, early submissions); March 20, 2011 (completed articles)

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Saturday, October 9, 2010 - 1:00am
Daniel Wood / University of Melbourne

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Submissions are now being sought for the first ever collection of essays on the life and work of Edward P. Jones. The collection, entitled Edward P. Jones: New Essays, will be published in the second half of 2011.

Essays should take the form of full-length scholarly articles approximately 5,000 words in length, and may be submitted either in full (if already completed or nearing completion) or provisionally as 500-word abstracts outlining the central thesis of a proposed article. Longer articles will receive consideration, but contributors who wish to submit such articles should first send a brief query to epjessays@gmail.com.