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Medieval Romance Kalamazoo 2015

Friday, July 25, 2014 - 9:11am
Medieval Romance Society

Call for Papers: Medieval Romance Society, Kalamazoo ICMS 2015

How do we think about things? Scholarship's recent "material turn" offers an exciting new focus on things that forces us to rethink romance's well-recognised but under theorised relationship with stuff: in particular, the trappings of courtly and chivalric life (costly fabrics, rich foodstuffs, glittering jewels, shining weapons, luxury furnishings) and the thing-ness or object-ness of the texts themselves, whether books or booklets, loose leaves or other fragments, some extravagantly decorated, others poor and tatty.

Information Overload - REMINDER - CALL FOR PAPERS - Deadline 1st August 2014

Friday, July 25, 2014 - 9:10am
Information Overload : Hosted at University of Edinburgh

"The question... is not whether we will have the storage capacity to accumulate copies of every book, film, song, conversation, e-mail, etc. that we amass in a lifetime (yes, eventually) but how do these accumulations, these massive drifts of data, interact with irreducible levels of lived experience?" – Matthew Kirschenbaum, Mechanisms

Critical University Studies - ACLA 2015 Seattle (March 26-29, 2015)

Friday, July 25, 2014 - 7:16am
Ian Butcher, Duquesne University

With the increased prominence of movements like the New Faculty Majority and the MLA Subconference, along with the sensational cases of Margaret Mary Vojtko and Mary-Faith Cerasoli, criticism on the social, political, and economic factors which shape the processes of higher education has emerged as an urgent and vital component of the contemporary humanities. A growing body of scholarship has placed labour issues, student debt, the job market, education funding, and resource allocation among the fundamental elements which condition the production and distribution of knowledge in not just the humanities, but the university as a whole. This seminar seeks to contribute to this field by considering a number of questions:

Popular Narratives

Friday, July 25, 2014 - 6:03am
StoryTelling Journal

StoryTelling is dedicated to analyses of popular narrative in the widest sense of the phrase and as evidenced in the media and all aspects of culture. Manuscripts should: see the narrative as a reflection of culture; use theory to analyze the work, not work to illustrate theory; employ scholarship; and be written for the general audience. No limits on period or country covered. No creative writing. All articles are peer-reviewed. StoryTelling is indexed in the MLA database.


Friday, July 25, 2014 - 4:13am
World Journals of Academic Advances

World Journals of Creative Writing is inviting submissions. We welcome articles which meet the general criteria of significance and scientific excellence. The journal publishes poetry, short stories, plays and book reviews.
World Journal of Creative Writing is an open access journal seeking to advance frontiers of knowledge by publicizing original works that contribute something new to knowledge while entertaining our readers. We strive to maintain high scholarly practice in our review process and publication.
Submission to our journal is now open. Each manuscripts received will be published as soon as it is accepted for publication.


Friday, July 25, 2014 - 4:13am
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 &am p; 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.

Dracula in Popular Culture Panel

Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 9:54pm
Michael Torregrossa

I'm trying to organize a panel on Dracula in popular culture for the 2014 New England Regional Meeting of the American Conference for Irish Studies. The conference meets from 21-22 November 2014 at Wheaton College. Further details at http://acisweb.org/announcement/cfp-acis-new-england-regional-nov-21-22-....

Please email me, ASAP (but no later than 8/15/14), at NEPCAFantastic@gmail.com if are interested using "Dracula Panel" as your subject.

Michael Torregrossa

Movement Control and the Modern Novel

Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 7:46pm
Jesper Gulddal, University of Newcastle, Australia; Charlton Payne, Universität Erfurt

[For a seminar on "Mobilty and Movement Control" at the American Comparative Literature Association Annual Meeting, March 26-29 2015, Seattle, we invite 300-word presentation abstracts by August 22 2014.]


Ye Nexte Generacioun: Young Scholars Look to the Next Fifty Years (A Roundtable @ Kalamazoo 2015)

Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 9:25am
Kaitlin Heller

In honor of the 50th Congress, this roundtable proposes to take a "state of the field" snapshot from the point of view of those who hope to see the next fifty. Scholars now starting their careers face a host of disciplinary, institutional, and technological changes. Even as fields such as queer theory and gender theory are now taking their place in the canon, they are complicated and challenged by new fields, including disability studies, temporality theory, affect theory, ecocriticism, and fan studies. Hiring practices in North America and Europe have shifted in the wake of the recession, resulting in a much-reduced job pool for those seeking tenure-track careers and a much-increased field of sessional workers.

Romanticism and the Future, 24-25 October, Paphos, Cyprus

Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 9:02am
University of Cyprus

Papers are invited for an international conference on the concept of the future and speculative representations of the future in Anglophone and European Romantic literature, philosophy and art, but also on the legacy of Romanticism since the nineteenth century, on its continuing relevance in contemporary literary, artistic and theoretical production. Poetry and prose about the future as hope and promise for a better world in the early days of the French Revolution appeared in France, the UK and across Europe.

Midwest Conference on Utopian Studies

Thursday, July 24, 2014 - 8:52am
Carter Hanson/Valparaiso University

The Midwest Conference on Utopian Studies will be held March 20-21, 2015, at Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN. The Midwest Conference on Utopian Studies is a regional conference dedicated to exploring the rich tradition of utopianism in all its forms. We invite papers on topics related to the utopian tradition, from the ancient to the present day, from diverse fields, such as: utopian and dystopian literature, the history of actual or planned intentional communities, political theory, music, art, architecture, media and popular culture, urban/rural planning.