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Legacies of Trauma: The Tragedy of Before and After

updated: 
Wednesday, October 27, 2021 - 4:52am
Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 31, 2021

CALL FOR PAPERS

Legacies of Trauma: The Tragedy of Before and After

80 Years and Beyond: The Past, Present, and Future of Canadian Comics

updated: 
Friday, January 7, 2022 - 7:35pm
Canadian Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 31, 2022

The Canadian Parliament passed the War Exchange Conservation Act (WECA) late in 1940 to preserve its currency for the war effort by limiting the importation of nonessential goods. Periodicals, including popular American comic books, were one casualty. Within a few months, Canadian artists and entrepreneurs responded by launching a domestic comic book industry often regarded as Canada’s golden age of comics. This industry produced four publishing companies and six years of original Canadian comics production, including Robin Hood Comics and Triumph-Adventure Comics, which featured Adrian Dingle’s Nelvana of the Northern Lights, one of the earliest female superheroes in comics.

Humanities Podcasting Symposium

updated: 
Thursday, July 15, 2021 - 12:13pm
Humanities Podcast Network
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, July 15, 2021

Humanities Podcasting Symposium

Call for Contributors

Humanities Podcasting Symposium

October 15-16, 2021

The Humanities Podcast Network (humanitiespodnetwork.org) is inviting expressions of interest for our first annual symposium on academic podcasting.

The symposium will build on the aims of the HPN to offer guidance and support to instructors, scholars, and independent creators working in the Humanities who are interested in incorporating podcasts into their classroom practice and/or making their own podcasts.

Superheroes: A Companion

updated: 
Thursday, July 15, 2021 - 12:13pm
Lorna Piatti-Farnell and Carl Wilson
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 30, 2021

As media texts show us superheroes from around the world(s), demonstrating extraordinary abilities and living a life shaped by a moral code, how we define their iconic features and cultural impact has been the focus of much scholarly debate.

Superheroes have proliferated and multiplied in the 21st Century, coming to prominence in film, television, and video game industries the same way that their popular narratives had begun to flourish in the comic book industry some eighty years before. Yet, while all of these stories and characters are tethered to these early years of the genre, through iterative retellings, reboots, and cultural readjustments, superheroes have consistently found renewed life in modern and contemporary re-imaginings.