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[cfp] New Narrative IV: Image and Spectacle Call For Papers

Posted 01 Jan, 2011

May 4-6, University of Toronto

Human beings often display worlds to others in performances that engage and generate images. The spectacle of performance leads to many kinds of reflection - from performativity to epistemology, from theories of history to literary and aesthetic theory, from cultural criticism to palaeography. It extends ultimately to examining the role of reflection (speculation) and criticism of images and their worlds.

We are again soliciting papers on a wide range of issues that fall generally under the rubric of "image and spectacle". The focus of the New Narrative has been graphic novels, comic art, and related visual media; but we also welcome papers from a variety of fields: English, Philosophy, History, Art, Film, Cultural Studies, and Political Science (among others).

Proposals should be 400-500 words and must clearly indicate significance, the line of argument, principal texts considered, and relation to existing scholarship (or originality). One email copy of the proposal, and a 50 words bio note must be included, as an attachment in MS Word (in .doc or .rtf, but not .docx).

Deadline for proposals is 15 March 2011 (responses by 31 March 2011)

Question? Submissions? Email me! Dr. Andrew Lesk, Department of English, University of Toronto. E-Mail:

Keynote Speakers:

  • Diane Obomsawin (author of Kaspar)

To see the originaL cfp at Dr. Andrew Lesk's site, as well as a printable poster of the event, follow this link.



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