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Call for Undergrad Work on Civil Rights and Race

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Friday, July 12, 2013 - 11:06am
Queen City Writers, University of Cincinnati

The year 2013 marks several important anniversaries related to, directly leading up to, and resulting from the American Civil Rights Movement. To honor these, Queen City Writers will publish undergraduate works related to civil rights and race relations in our Spring 2014 issue. We seek critical essays grounded in research; multimedia pieces including video, audio, photography, and mixed media; rhetorical analyses; and outstanding essays that show thinking "outside the box." Please encourage students from your classes last spring semester, this summer, and this fall to submit their relevant and excellent work.

Call for Papers: Excellent Undergraduate Work

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Friday, July 12, 2013 - 11:05am
Queen City Writers, University of Cincinnati

Queen City Writers is a refereed journal that publishes essays and multimedia work by undergraduate students affiliated with any post-secondary institution. We want to see and possibly publish what your students are composing. We are currently seeking submissions for the fall 2013 and spring 2014 issues; we operate on a rolling deadline basis and will consider your students' works as we receive them. Please encourage your students from last spring semester and next fall semester to consider submitting.

[UPDATE] The Ethics of War and Conflict in Graphic Narratives, April 3-6 2014, The Hague, Netherlands (Abstracts due Oct. 1)

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Friday, July 12, 2013 - 4:02am
European Association for American Studies (EAAS) annual conference

This session seeks papers by Americanists from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds who are interested in the ways that graphic narratives address the ethical dimensions of war and conflict. We are using the term "graphic narrative" (cf. Chute and deKoven) here to refer to a variety of genres in comic book format because it usefully covers comic strips, superhero comics, graphic reportage, autobiographical comics, etc.

Leeds IMC 2014 - Call for Papers: Anglo-Norman Texts, Language and Contexts

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Friday, July 12, 2013 - 3:50am
Anglo-Norman Dictionary

The Anglo-Norman Dictionary (www.anglo-norman.net) is interested in sponsoring a session or series of sessions at the Leeds IMC 2014 devoted to new research on Anglo-Norman texts and their contexts. We are particularly interested in hearing about new texts, new editions of texts, and texts that fall outside of the literary context. Paper topics could include, but are not limited to:

-the use of Anglo-Norman in literary and non-literary contexts

-the intended audience of Anglo-Norman texts throughout the medieval period

-the transmission of Anglo-Norman texts

-the revision, annotation or translation of Anglo-Norman texts

Essay Collection: Comic Continuations and Adaptations

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Thursday, July 11, 2013 - 9:25pm
Margo Collins / Nadine Farghaly

Comic Continuations and Adaptations

Although multi-media tie-ins to television series are not a new phenomenon, there has recently been an upswing in the number of continuations and adaptations in comic book form of science-fiction and fantasy television shows. Joss Whedon, for example, has authored and authorized graphic novels continuing Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, and Firefly. The Sci-Fi channel's Farscape has a series continuation beginning just after the end of the mini-series The Peacekeeper Wars. The CW's Smallville has similarly moved to comic books, picking up where the series ended. Patricia Briggs' popular urban fantasy novel series featuring Mercy Thompson is augmented by the graphic novel Mercy Thompson: Homecoming (2009).

[UPDATE] Staging Disability in Medieval Drama, May 8-11, 2014 at Kalamazoo

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Thursday, July 11, 2013 - 5:35pm
Sponsored by the Medieval and Renaissance Drama Society (MRDS)

From the blind man and Simon the leper in the Chester cycle to the "deformed" and "lamely" Richard III, early audiences experienced the staging of a range of disabilities and impairments in a variety of medieval contexts. This panel seeks to examine performance aspects of these portrayals and the social, religious, and cultural work that they do. How were disabilities performed, in either original or modern productions? How are categories of 'abled' and 'disabled' complicated through performance? Is there historical evidence for the inclusion of actors or audience members with disabilities? Do the plays of a specific cycle, topic, genre, or period offer a consistent attitude towards disabilities? Or are attitudes highly particularized?

CFP for proposed panel: "Runaway Credits: Production Incentives in the U.S." SCMS 2014

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Thursday, July 11, 2013 - 5:29pm
Dr. Mary Erickson

Call for Papers for SCMS 2014

PROPOSED PANEL: Runaway Credits: Production Incentives in the U.S.

I am soliciting paper proposals for a panel on US state media incentive programs, for presentation at the Society for Cinema and Media Studies conference in Seattle (March 19-23, 2014). I am interested in including both scholarly and industry viewpoints to highlight the complexity of production incentives.

British Women Writers Conference @ Binghamton University (SUNY): June 19-21, 2014

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Thursday, July 11, 2013 - 12:48pm
Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century British Women Writers Conference

"REFLECTIONS"

22nd Annual Meeting of the British Women Writers Conference
June 19-21, 2014
Binghamton University, State University of New York

For the 22nd annual meeting of the British Women Writers Conference, we will focus on the theme of "Reflections." Cross-disciplinary in scope and implication, we invite papers—as well as panel and roundtable proposals—to explore "reflections" as broadly as possible, whether they are physical or metaphysical; individual or cultural; social, historical or fictional; real or imagined; seen or unseen.

2013 SAMLA Conference "Cultures, Contexts, Images, Texts: Making Meaning in Print, Digital, and Networked Worlds" Poster Session

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Thursday, July 11, 2013 - 12:44pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association

Visual Representations of Scholarly Work

INTERSECTIONS OF TEXT, IMAGE, AND RESEARCH
SAMLA welcomes proposals of representations of scholarly work that serve to explicate a researched topic and expand understanding through visual design and incorporation of visual elements and graphics. Proposals for this session should explain how research will manifest itself in the presentation. The presentation may be multimedia or a poster display. Limited technology may be available for multimedia/multimodal works.

Staging Disability in Medieval Drama

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Thursday, July 11, 2013 - 11:30am
Sponsored by the Medieval and Renaissance Drama Society (MRDS)

From the blind man and Simon the leper in the Chester cycle to the "deformed" and "lamely" Richard III, early audiences experienced the staging of a range of disabilities and impairments in a variety of medieval contexts. This panel seeks to examine performance aspects of these portrayals and the social, religious, and cultural work that they do. How were disabilities performed, in either original or modern productions? How are categories of 'abled' and 'disabled' complicated through performance? Is there historical evidence for the inclusion of actors or audience members with disabilities? Do the plays of a specific cycle, topic, genre, or period offer a consistent attitude towards disabilities? Or are attitudes highly particularized?

ARGs in the Real World

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Thursday, July 11, 2013 - 9:31am
Digital Studies / Le champ numérique

This is a call for papers on Alternate Reality Games and the real world, by the journal DS/CN. Digital Studies / Le champ numérique (ISSN 1918-3666) is a refereed academic journal serving as a formal arena for scholarly activity and as an academic resource for researchers in the digital humanities. DS/CN is published by the Société canadienne des humanités numériques (CSDH/SCHN), a partner in the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organisations (ADHO). DS/CN was founded for CSDH/SCHN at the Electronic Textual Cultures Lab, University of Victoria, in 2008 by Ray Siemens and Christian Vandendorpe.

6th Global Conference,Hope (March 2014, Prague, Czech Republic)

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Thursday, July 11, 2013 - 7:58am
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

6th Global ConferenceHope

Friday 14th March – Sunday 16th March 2014
Prague, Czech Republic

Call For Presentations:

When Pandora's box emptied all of its ills that would plague the world, one small winged creature still remained: hope. The project inquires into the nature of this gift. Is hope, in fact, a good, encouraging us to do or be good? Or is it an evil; an illusion, perhaps an impossible fantasy? How does hope manifest itself in the world, in language, literature, and the arts? How – should – hope be encouraged? Is hope individual or collective in nature? Or both? What does hope contribute to individual or national identity?

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