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NeMLA 2015: Growth in Writing, Teaching, and Learning (due September 30, 2014)

Sunday, July 6, 2014 - 11:22pm

46th Annual NeMLA Conference
April 30 - May 3, 2015
Toronto, Canada

Submission Deadline: September 30, 2014

Growth in Writing, Teaching, and Learning

In his classic composition text Writing Without Teachers, Peter Elbow asks us to consider the metaphor of growing as a way to encourage and teach fluid, flexible writing. The idea of growth applies to so many aspects of scholarship, as we approach the profession simultaneously as teachers, students, and researchers in our own rights. This roundtable session seeks to explore the idea of growth broadly conceived, thinking about the ways we develop our writing and teaching, as well as the ways our students' writing develops.

Chairs: Erin M. Andersen, Hilarie Ashton

Gerne Bending in the Brut (9/15: Kalamazoo, 8/14-17)

Sunday, July 6, 2014 - 10:09pm
International Lawman's Brut Society

Since its publication in 1847 by Sir Frederic Madden, Lawman's Brut has challenged scholars with the question of genre, as various studies have tried to categorize it as a "chronicle," "epic," "romance" or as some other form of literature. Recent studies have also noted Lawman's blending of the features of different poetic and prose genres. Seeking to further this debate, this session asks for proposals that examine issues of genre in the Brut. It encourages papers that take on questions of how best to categorize Lawman's work and proposals that examine his use of the various genres and sub-genres available to him, including for example hagiography and the homily.

2015 Shakespearean Theatre Conference: "Language in Text and Performance" (Stratford, Ontario, June 18-20)

Sunday, July 6, 2014 - 8:24pm
University of Waterloo and the Stratford Festival

We invite paper, session, and workshop proposals for the inaugural Shakespearean Theatre Conference, to be held June 18-20, 2015, in Stratford, Ontario. Both text-based and performance-based approaches to language in Tudor-Stuart drama are welcome, and we especially encourage proposals that explore the relationship between text and performance.

Plenary speakers:
Joel Altman (University of California, Berkeley)
Antoni Cimolino (Artistic Director, Stratford Festival)
Russell Jackson (University of Birmingham)
Lynne Magnusson (University of Toronto)

UPDATE - TRANSITIONS 5 – New Directions in Comics Studies

Sunday, July 6, 2014 - 4:15pm
Birkbeck, University of London

TRANSITIONS 5 – New Directions in Comics Studies
Saturday October 25th 2014 at Birkbeck, University of London
Call for Papers

Keynotes: Dr. Jason Dittmer (UCL, Captain America & the Nationalist Superhero); Dr. Antonio Lázaro-Reboll (University of Kent)
Respondent: Dr. Roger Sabin (Central Saint Martins, Comics, Comix & Graphic Novels)

We are pleased to announce the call for papers for the forthcoming 5th Transitions symposium, promoting new research and multi-disciplinary academic study of comics/ comix/ manga/ bande dessinée and other forms of sequential art.

Queer TV in the 21st Century (Abstracts due September 5, 2014)

Sunday, July 6, 2014 - 12:05am
Kylo-Patrick R. Hart, Ph.D.

Recently, I guest-edited a special issue of New Cinemas: Journal of Contemporary Film on the theme of queer cinema in the 21st century. Based on the success of the project, it has been suggested that I edit a conceptually related academic anthology on the theme of queer television in the 21st century, and I am very enthusiastic about doing so.