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NEMLA – APRIL 2014. The River in the Novel: Space, Place, Flow

Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - 10:27am
Paul Carranza / Northeast Modern Language Association

This panel will focus on the river as one of those spaces that offer a privileged point of entry into considerations of the novel as a form. In taking this approach, the panel will engage with theories of space and place that have become so influential in recent theorizations of the novel and its development. These approaches have focused on spaces such as the open sea; the island; and most famously, Bakhtin's influential "chronotope of the road." Less has been done on the river in the novel, despite interpretations of the river in individual novels such as Huckleberry Finn and Heart of Darkness.

Migrant Youth, Intercultural Relations and the Challenges of Social Inclusion

Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - 6:13am
Social Inclusion (http://www.librelloph.com/socialinclusion)

Title: Migrant Youth, Intercultural Relations and the Challenges of Social Inclusion

Guest Editors:

Professor Fethi Mansouri
Centre for Citizenship and Globalisation, Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia; E-Mail: fethi.mansouri@deakin.edu.au

Dr. Anna Halafoff
Centre for Citizenship and Globalisation, Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia; E-Mail: anna.halafoff@deakin.edu.au

Deadline for Submissions: 31 August 2013

[UPDATE] Postcolonial Filmmaking in French-speaking Countries

Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - 5:06am
Black Camera

Black Camera invites submissions for a Close-Up devoted to a critical assessment of Postcolonial Filmmaking in French-speaking Countries to be published Fall 2014.

We seek essays on films by African filmmakers that challenge "absolute otherness" in postcoloniality. Consider, for example, films by Ousmane Sembène, Jean-Pierre Bekolo, Merzak Allouache, Moufida Tlati, Joseph Gaï Ramaka, Jean-Marie Teno, Sylvestre Amoussou, Mahmoud Zemmouri, and Nadia El Fani.

NeoAmericanist CFP Issue 7.1

Monday, June 17, 2013 - 11:19pm

NeoAmericanist, an online multi-disciplinary journal for the study of America, is issuing a CALL FOR PAPERS to interested Undergraduate and Graduate students. We are accepting any academic PAPERS as well as REVIEWS of books from Bachelor, Master and Doctoral level students on the topic of the United States of America.

[UPDATE] Second Chances, Final Glances: Media Afterlives - Extended Deadline & Keynote Speaker

Monday, June 17, 2013 - 12:48pm
University of Pittsburgh/ Film Studies Graduate Student Organization (FSGSO)

University of Pittsburgh, October 18-19, 2013
Hosted by the Film Studies Graduate Student Organization (FSGSO)
EXTENDED Deadline: July 17, 2013

Keynote by Homay King, Associate Professor of History of Art and Director, Center for Visual Culture at Bryn Mawr College. King teaches Film Studies and her fields of specialty include American cinema, film theory, psychoanalytic theory, and feminist film theory and criticism. King is author of Lost in Translation: Orientalism, Projection, and the Enigmatic Signifier (Duke University Press, 2010).

Essays on teaching HBO's The Wire (due September 3, 2013)

Monday, June 17, 2013 - 11:48am
Dr. Naomi Crummey and Dr. Karen Dillon, Blackburn College

Considered one of the greatest television programs and one of the greatest contemporary American narratives of all time, The Wire has received much scholarly and critical attention since its run on HBO from 2002 to 2008. With its rich critique of how American institutions continually fail the citizens they serve, The Wire has been taught in college classrooms across the country, including places such as Harvard, Duke, Drexel and Middlebury College. We seek submissions for a collection of scholarly essays titled All in the Game: Pedagogical Approaches to The Wire, which focuses on pedagogical uses of The Wire in the college classroom.

Into The Pensieve: The Harry Potter Generation in Retrospect, NeMLA 2014 4/3-4/6

Monday, June 17, 2013 - 10:04am

As professors, we now teach the first generation of students to grow up reading Rowling's books and watching the movies based on them. How have a generation of children, now adults, been shaped by this phenomenon? What future is there for Harry Potter studies? Are we still in the Harry Potter Age, or have we entered a Post-Potter age? This panel seeks papers that address the idea of a Harry Potter Generation broadly, with perspectives including fan studies, pedagogy, and traditional theoretical lenses. 250-word abstracts to Emily Lauer by September 30 at lauere@sunysuffolk.edu.

Getting the Picture: On Recent Evolution in the Comics Industry (Roundtable) NeMLA 2014 4/3-4/6

Monday, June 17, 2013 - 10:02am

From one perspective, the comics form is becoming more weighty and legitimized as graphic novels are sold in standard bookshops. However, at the same time, the comics industry is moving online, where free serialized webcomics such as Penny Arcade and Homestuck create new distribution and fandom models. This roundtable seeks papers that address webcomics as a form and/or an industry, changes in comics fandom due to these newly-popular forms, the role of manga or video games in these changes, or related issues.

Please note that this will be a roundtable discussion, and I welcome comics creators and fans as well as scholars.

Conference CFP: Doctor Who and Religion [Manchester 2nd Nov 2013] - August 16th Deadline

Monday, June 17, 2013 - 4:07am
Andrew Crome, University of Manchester

Doctor Who is a cultural phenomenon in both the UK and the United States, continuing to go from strength-to-strength as it celebrates its 50th anniversary in November 2013. Over the show's long history on television—and in various spin-off TV shows, audio adventures, novels and comic books—religion and religious themes have consistently been a subject of interest. From early depictions of Buddhism and pagan religion to recent years in which the show has attracted everything from Church of England conferences dedicated to its use in preaching to guest appearances by Richard Dawkins, religion has always had some role within the universes of Doctor Who.