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REMINDER - Transitions 4, 2 November 2013

Sunday, June 2, 2013 - 11:34am
Birkbeck, University of London

Transitions 4 is a one-day symposium promoting new research and multi-disciplinary academic study of comics/ comix/ manga/ bande dessinée and other forms of sequential art, now in its fourth year at Birkbeck.

NeMLA 2014: The Loud Twentieth Century: Literature Sounds Off

Sunday, June 2, 2013 - 11:00am

45th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 3-6, 2014
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Host: Susquehanna University

This panel invites papers attuned to modern and contemporary exchanges between the printed word and sound matter. In an age of sound reproduction, transmission, and storage, what has, and will, become of a mute medium like the book? What relationships exist between innovations in the technologies of voice and evolutions of the novelistic/poetic/theatrical voice? How has the amplification of noise and the proliferation of sound been represented formally and thematically? Please send 200-300 word abstracts to Fred Solinger (solinger@rutgers.edu).

Re-Thinking the Creative Writing Workshop (NeMLA 2014)

Sunday, June 2, 2013 - 10:39am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

With over 1000 creative writing programs offered nationwide, the standard workshop model is a relatively fixed and unquestioned paradigm. While this tried-and-true method has benefited thousands of creative writing students, it does not explore other pedagogical possibilities. An important question arises: How can we re-think or re-design the creative writing workshop? What alternative possibilities would be beneficial to all? Please send a 250-300 word abstract for essays that explore alternatives to tcabrera69@gmail.com and robert.glick@rit.edu.

[UPDATE] DEADLINE APPROACHING Performing Gender: cultural ideals, expectations, and representations of gender in American

Sunday, June 2, 2013 - 9:18am
SAMLA Conference

During the rise of the middle-class in the 19th century, American writers produced a variety of conduct and advice books to help those moving from the working-class into the middle-class "act properly" in society. These conduct books set up American ideals in regard to gender roles and housekeeping; their influence can be seen in the consumer culture and even in the design of houses in the 19th century. The conduct and advice book genre is alive and well today, and in many respects so are the same ideals from their 19th century counterparts.

John Banville and His Precursors, 9-10 Nov. 2013

Sunday, June 2, 2013 - 6:37am
Michael Springer, University of York

Keynote speakers: Dr Elke D'hoker (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven), author of Visions of Alterity: Representation in the Works of John Banville (Rodopi, 2004)

Dr Derek Hand, author of John Banville (Liffey Press, 2002) and A History of the Irish Novel (CUP, 2011)

John Banville's work, with its extensive and searching engagement with literary, aesthetic, philosophical and scientific traditions, is exemplary of Borges' understanding of the writer's relation to his or her precursors.

CFP: Invisible Cities Grad Symposium - Kitchener ON, October 26

Saturday, June 1, 2013 - 11:11pm
Critical Media Lab (in association with the Canadian Association of American Studies)

Call for participants Invisible Cities: Located Knowledge and Digital Design
Graduate Symposium and Expo
October 26, 2013
Critical Medial Lab, University of Waterloo, Kitchener Ontario
In association with Canadian Association for American Studies

At times I feel your voice is reaching me from far away, while I am prisoner of a gaudy and unlivable present, where all forms of human society have reached an extreme of their cycle and there is no imagining what new forms they may assume. And I hear, from your voice, the invisible reasons which make cities live, through which perhaps, once dead, they will come to life again.
Invisible Cities, Italo Calvino


Saturday, June 1, 2013 - 9:07pm
OTM Academy

*ODBASE 2013: 12th International Conference on Ontologies, DataBases and Applications of Semantics: *
*CN'13: International Workshop for Database Development for Knowledge/Information Management of High-Complexity Networks *
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* 10th – 11th September 2013 *
* Graz, Austria *
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* URLs: http://www.onthemove-conferences.org/index.php/odbase13 *
http://www.onthemove-conferences.org/index.php/cn2013 *
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Changes in Bullying in Pop Culture

Saturday, June 1, 2013 - 8:18pm
Abigail Scheg, Elizabeth City State University

Bullying has been a hot topic in recent years in terms of education, social media, and garnering awareness and protection of all persons from bullying. While being bullied or picked on used to be considered something of a rite of passage of elementary and high school, it is now considered a serious offense and can result in school expulsion and criminal charges. The scope of bullying within popular culture has also changed radically; depicting scenes in television or movies regarding bullying is now considered offensive and come with a warning at the start of an episode.

Minorities and Americanness in American culture and literature (submission 15/ 10/ 2013)

Saturday, June 1, 2013 - 3:21am
Salwa Karoui- Elounelli

AMERICANA Founder: Dr. Abdelmajid Ayadi
Organize Americana 11th Conference

Minorities & « Americanness »
In American Culture and Literature
December 10 & 11, 2013
Deadline for abstract submission: October, 15, 2013 Venue : l'Ecole Normale Supérieure, Tunis.