What is the future of illustration studies?
What can comics scholars learn from animation studies and vice versa?
Do illustrated books or graphic novels resist the supposed obsolescence of the book? What do pictures want (now)?
These and related questions will be explored at the Illustration, Comics, and Animation Conference at Dartmouth College to be held February 28 – March 2, 2014.
Scholars interested in the illustrated image in all of its mediated guises are invited to participate in this interdisciplinary conference. Nearly all illustrated or drawn 'texts' are eligible for consideration:
comics and graphic novels
cartoons and animated films
illustrated books and picture books
The Southeastern Women's Studies Association Conference
27-29 March 2014, The University of North Carolina Wilmington
Women in French Session
Call for Papers
Pregnancy in French Cinema
Papers are invited for the first academic conference dedicated to the writing of Geoff Dyer—novelist, essayist, critic, travel writer and omnivorous public intellectual. Winner of many prestigious awards (including the 1992 Somerset Maugham Prize, the 2009 Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Best Comic Novel and the 2011 National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism) he is also a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.
We can now confirm that Geoff Dyer will be attending the day and will give a short reading and a Q&A at the end of the day's proceedings.
Despite its conservative emphasis on stability, "tradition" has been conceptually uprooted by twentieth and twenty-first century literature and theory. Recent critical attention to tradition has begun to demonstrate its fragile foundations, politically and metaphysically, by suggesting that the unequivocal solidity traditionalism seeks in a nostalgic past ultimately relies on the unpredictable future into which each inheritor carries tradition's legacy. Such structural unmooring at the heart of tradition, its constitutive exposure to differentiation and its genealogical precariousness, thus accounts for the possibility of comparatism and translation, as well as appropriation, re-contextualization, revisionism, homage, and betrayal.
With just one month to go until our deadlines for abstracts, we're delighted to announce that we have added Professor Nick Couldry (Goldsmiths, University of London) to our already fabulous line up of keynote speakers, including:
• Richard Dyer (Kings College, University of London)
• Diane Negra (University College Dublin)
• Mandy Merck (Royal Holloway, University of London)
• Sean Redmond (Deakin University, Melbourne)
The details of the CFP are below.
All the best
James and Su
1st Global Conference: Sexuality and Disability
Tuesday 6th May – Thursday 8th May 2014
Call For Presentations:
"Sexuality is an integral part of the personality of everyone: man, woman and child; it is a basic need and aspect of being human that cannot be separated from other aspects life." (World Health Organisation)
The Narrative Bridge: Connecting through the Health Humanities
Keynote address and workshop by Dr. Sayantani DasGupta
The Writing Body: Oralité, Ecriture, and Corporeal Language
45th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) April 3-6, 2014
Host: Susquehanna University
4th Global Conference: Urban Popcultures
Saturday 10th May – Monday 12th May 2014
Call For Presentations:
This inter- and multi-disciplinary conference aims to examine, explore and critically engage with issues related to urban life. The project will promote the ongoing analysis of the varied creative trends and alternative cultural movements that comprise urban popcultures and subcultures. In particular the conference will encourage equally theoretical and practical debates which surround the cultural and political contexts within which alternative urban subcultures are flourishing.
The University of Southern California Center for Law, History & Culture, UCLA School of Law, Columbia Law School, and Georgetown University Law School invite submissions for the tenth meeting of the Law & Humanities Junior Scholar Workshop to be held at USC School of Law in Los Angeles, CA on June 8 & 9, 2014.
Transformations is calling for submissions for Issue 25: New Immaterialities
This special issue of Transformations will examine the various ways in which immateriality is encountered, invoked, conceptualised and investigated in cultural theory and research. It explores how the immaterial is reconfigured within changing materialisms.
Sixth issue will be dedicated to the bicentenary of the birth of Petar Petrovic Njegos.
We accept papers from all fields of linguistics, literaturology and culturology.
The deadline for paper submission is December 1, 2013.
For further information on your paper submissions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
9th Global Conference: Cybercultures
Wednesday 15th May – Friday 17th May 2013
Call For Presentations:
This inter- and multi-disciplinary conference aims to examine, explore and critically engage with the issues and implications created by the growing adoption of information technologies for inter-human communication. The project will also focus on assessing the continuing impact of emergent cybermedia for human communication and culture. In particular the conference will encourage equally theoretical and practical debates which surround the cultural contexts within which cybermedial and technological advances are occurring.
12th Global Conference: Violence
Friday 2nd May – Sunday 4th May 2014
Call for Presentations