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[EXTENDED] The Grimm Mouse: Violence in Post-9/11 Animated Disney Films

Saturday, January 6, 2018 - 5:31pm
Christie Rinck and Heidi Tilney Kramer, University of South Florida
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 25, 2018



In 2009, Hubka, Hovdestad and Tonmyr examined Disney animated films from 1937-2006 for "child endangerment," finding a total of 26 of the 42 (62%) main characters were maltreated at least once.  This trend continues in contemporary American G and PG rated animated features.

Not only are child characters in these films treated and portrayed poorly, 9/11 related themes have skyrocketed since 2001; these include issues of patriotism versus nationalism, the security state, and even torture scense.  For example, think of toddler Boo strapped into the torture chair ("scream extractor") in Monsters, Inc.

E. M. Forster: Nature, Culture, Queer!

Monday, October 16, 2017 - 12:40pm
Dr Heiko Zimmermann, University of Education Ludwigsburg
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 1, 2017

The œuvre of E. M. Forster is undoubtedly based on contrast: nature vs. culture, nature vs. queer, and/or culture vs. queer. However, there seems to be many instances when the oppositions dissolve in the triad of nature, culture and queerness. Nature sometimes functions as a connection between culture and life, and the life tends to be quite specific, queer. Sometimes still it is queerness (of the sex or of the mind) that links nature with culture. In turn, culture may be responsible for bringing nature and queerness together. The proposed conference shall shed more light on the relation of the triad nature, culture, and queerness in relation to the life and works of E. M. Forster.

Listening to Refugees & Immigrants

Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 1:32pm
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 15, 2018

albeit, an innovative, MLA-indexed online journal of scholarship and pedagogy, invites scholarly articles, detailed lesson plans, book reviews, creative pieces, and nonfiction essays exploring the theme of literature by and concerning refugees and immigrants.

Topics for this issue can include, but are not limited to:
Fictional accounts of exile
The Jewish diaspora
Literature of political disillusionment
The role of nostalgia in displaced writers
Being “at home” in America
Trauma and/as emigration
Representations of exile in comics and graphic novels

Virtual D.H. Lawrence Conference for Graduate Students

Monday, October 16, 2017 - 12:40pm
D.H. Lawrence Society of North America
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 15, 2017

The D.H. Lawrence Society of North America is organizing a virtual conference for graduate students, on Saturday, April 14, 2018.

Abstracts are welcome on any topic in D.H. Lawrence studies, including any aspect of his poetry, prose, essays, his circle, modernism, and WWI. We especially welcome papers on Lawrence and the 1920s or Lawrence and New Mexico, in anticipation of the next International D.H. Lawrence conference, which will be held in New Mexico in 2020.

Call for Proposals : AAS-in-Asia 2018 - Asia in Motion: Geographies and Genealogies

Monday, October 16, 2017 - 12:39pm
Association for Asian Studies and Ashoka University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 15, 2017

On behalf of the Association for Asian Studies (AAS) and Ashoka University, India, we are pleased to invite you to submit proposals for organized panels and roundtables to be presented at the fifth AAS-in-Asia Conference to be held between 5th and 8th of July 2018 at the India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, India.


Monday, October 16, 2017 - 12:38pm
University of Belgrade - Faculty of Architecture
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 25, 2018

Scale and proportion in art and architecture are both concerned with size: while scale refers to the size of an object in relationship to another object, proportion refers to the relative size of parts of a whole. Throughout history of art, many artworks represent what was considered as an ideal based on the ancient classical Greek model and therefore serve as an illustration of both scale and proportion in art.

Here, we are interested in how scale and proportion function today in art and architecture, therefore we invite you to submit papers to bring scale and scaling into view. What ideals and/or ideology do they represent, how measurement scales are built and what are these, what are the relationships between materiality and size?