Elizabeth Judge, in her recent essay "Kidnapped and Counterfeit Characters," addresses the notion of literary characters moving from one literary vehicle to another, usually through appropriation. As Judge points out, at the beginning of the copyright era, proprietorship of characters was a rather nebulous affair: Did they belong to their authors, who did after all conceive them? Did they belong to the publisher, who could then published "unauthorized" sequels trading on the popularity of those characters? Or did they belong to the readers, who felt an emotional connection to the readers and argued, as Lady Bradshaigh did to Richardson, that they knew them as well as (or better than) their authors did?
The Department of American Culture and Literature, Baskent University, Ankara, Turkey, is pleased to announce its "International Henry James Conference," which will be held on 9-10 May 2013, at Baskent University, Ankara, Turkey. As a prolific writer of his time, Henry James's writings cover a wide range of genres and modes that include fiction, drama, non-fiction, travel, criticism and letters, and today he remains a compelling literary presence for research, criticism, and film as well as stage adaptations.
CFP for the 2013 International Information Fluency Conference taking place at the University of Central Florida in Orlando (March 13-14, 2013).
This year's theme is "Critically Examining Information Fluency Education."
Please submit your abstract proposals electronically via the conference website at www.ce.ucf.edu/if.
The 3rd Conference On Middle-earth, Part 2 solicits papers, paper proposals, and panel proposals from scholars interested in any aspect of The Worlds of J. R.R. Tolkien.
C.O.M.E. to Middle-earth! It is time to get together at the Green Dragon for a nosh and a natter.
Elen síla lúmenn' omentielvo!
29 & 30 March 2014
Westford Regency Inn & Conference Center, Westford, MA, USA
Eighteenth Conference On Baseball in Literature in Culture
April 5, 2013
On the campus of Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Keynote Address: Dr. Andrew Hazucha, Ottawa University
Luncheon Speaker: Former Major League ballplayer TBA (I can't divulge the identity now, but we're working on bringing in someone well-known).
International Journal of Engineering Sciences and Emerging Technologies
ISSN: 2231 – 6604 IJESET Impact factor:0.50
Fresh submissions invited for Nov. 15, 2012 Volume 4 issue 1
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Call for Papers for a Critical Anthology
Exploring Gender Identities in the Literature of the Indian Diaspora
Tabish Khair was born in 1966 in Gaya, a small Indian town of historical interest, in a Muslim middle class family. After his university education, he left for Delhi where he worked as a reporter for the Times of India for four years. Then he moved to Copenhagen in order to pursue his PhD. Currently he works in the Department of English at the University of Aarhus, Denmark. Khair cannot be defined as a poet, a novelist, a reporter, a scholar, but all these altogether.
Issue 5.1 Fall 2013:
Public Intellectualism & Eighteenth-Century Studies
August 9-10, 2013
Panel proposals are currently being solicited for the third biennial meeting of the Defoe Society, to be held from August 9-10, 2013 at the Normal Marriott Hotel and Conference Center in Normal, Illinois. The theme for the meeting is "Global Defoe: His Times & His Contemporaries," and the Board would like to take this opportunity to invite panel proposals that relate to this theme. Proposals for panels that are not directly linked to the conference theme are, of course, also acceptable. Please email your panel proposal of 100-150 words to Andreas Mueller at email@example.com as soon as possible.
For the June 2013 issue of Modern Horizons we invite essays that explore the various philosophical, literary, artistic, and political aspects of modernity, ideology, and the novel.
From their ubiquitous presence in folktales and fables to their anthropomorphized appearance in Hollywood blockbusters, from Picasso's Guernica to the landscape of Iranian new wave cinema, animals threaten us, haunt us, position us in countertime. Recent years have seen an increasing scholarly interest in the relationship between the human and the animal, asking the question of how the animal has opened up new ways of looking at post-Cartesian understanding of subjectivity. As we encounter terms like zoontology, zoography, and animot in our discipline, the animal – a being and a construct – forces the human, as Derrida and Agamben have argued, to re-think ideas like sovereignty, politics, ethics and justice.
Editors: Will Daddario and Karoline Gritzner
Call for Abstracts
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ACLA 2013, April 4–7, 2013, Toronto
Organizers: V. Joshua Adams (University of Chicago), Joshua Kotin (Princeton University)
Deadline for proposals: November 1, 2012
Submit proposals through the ACLA: http://acla.org/submit/index.php
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In _Modernism as a Philosophical Problem_, Robert Pippin identifies "bourgeois self-hatred" as a defining feature of modernism: