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Monday, August 22, 2011 - 7:18pm
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University of Kansas

Recently we had been seeking submissions for a reader, a collection of essays on the popular and critically acclaimed series Justified (FX). We have had many great submissions and have been given the opportunity to turn this project into the first issue of the new academic journal Series/Season/Show. This allows us to invite more contributors to this first issue.
Topics can include but are not limited to the following:

Call for Conference and Film Festival Reports - Alphaville: Journal of Film and Screen Media, Issue 2 (Winter 2011)

Monday, August 22, 2011 - 7:04pm
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Stefano Odorico, Film Studies, University College Cork

The editors of Alphaville: Journal of Film and Screen Media seek conference and film festival reports from doctoral, postdoctoral and early career researchers for Issue 2 – Winter 2011.
Potential contributors are invited to submit a conference or film festival report, along with a short bibliography and contact information to the editors by 7 October 2011. Reports should be 1,500 – 2,500 words in length and should be original, unpublished, in print or electronically, and not under consideration elsewhere.

Please contact the Conference and Festival reports editors at:

[UPDATE] Espionage: Love and War. Aphra Behn Society. ASECS March 23-25, 2012

Monday, August 22, 2011 - 5:47pm
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ASECS 2012/ Aphra Behn Society
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Spies, allegations of spying, voyeurism, double agents, and the buying, trading, and coveting of intelligence abounds in the work of the former royal spy, Aphra Behn. Both morally dubious and exceptionally effective, spies are deployed, in disguise or in the person of a bosom friend, as a means to win battles of love and war. The Aphra Behn Society invites paper proposals on espionage, in all its permutations, in women's literature and art, 1660-1830. How do the women of this period investigate and participate in various forms of espionage? How do their texts explore the uses of espionage, and anxieties over the potential infiltration of the spy into private spaces, and the communication of intelligence to external or hostile parties?

Re-visioning: Isn't there already a film version of this book?

Monday, August 22, 2011 - 4:56pm
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NeMLA 2012, Rochester, NY, March 15-18
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Conference Panel:
Television and comics serials get 'rebooted' and filmic versions of classics pile up in seemingly endless succession. Re-adaptations must acknowledge the visual heritage of the adaptations that came before them, while also asserting some sort of uniqueness - a return to the source text or a resituating in time and space: an 'update.' This panel will interrogate the need for such re-imaginings. What makes a character or world ripe for re-envisioning, and what shapes the way that re-envisioning occurs?

Topics may include, but are not limited to:

CFP: Harry Potter Studies (SW/TX PCA/ACA)

Monday, August 22, 2011 - 3:55pm
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Christopher Bell / SW/TX PCA/ACA
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33rd Annual Conference of the
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association
Feb. 8-11, 2012
Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center
Albuquerque, New Mexico

SW/TX PCA/ACA invites scholars to submit papers to the inaugural session of the Harry Potter Studies Area for the 2012 conference. The Harry Potter Studies Area is an interdisciplinary/cross-disciplinary field that focuses on both the novel and filmic versions of J.K. Rowling's work. Papers may address the work as a whole, specific characters, themes, relationships, social and/or cultural implications, individual texts within the series, etc.

call for papers for anthologies

Monday, August 22, 2011 - 2:26am
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DR. Arvin Nawale /Dr. Nibedita Mukherjee


1. Indian Drama in English: A Feminine Perspective
2. The Fictional World of Amitav Ghosh
3. The Changing Face of Diaspora in Commonwealth Literature

Dr. Arvind Nawale
Dr. Nibedita Mukherjee

No Contribution/Subscription fees. Papers will be accepted and published free of cost and only on basis of quality and each contributor will get a free complimentary copy from publisher

[UPDATE] Filming Shakespeare(s) Panel

Sunday, August 21, 2011 - 7:06pm
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Phillip Zapkin / NeMLA 2012
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This panel seeks papers about modernist and/or postmodernist film versions or adaptations of Shakespearean or Renaissance plays. We will examine how these films negotiate between contemporary cultural/ideological concerns (expressed in the films) and those of Shakespeare's time (expressed in the plays). Papers about non-Anglophone film adaptations are also welcome, especially if they deal with (post)modern concerns. Please send 200-300 word abstracts to Phillip Zapkin, , by 30 Sept. 2011.

NeMLA 2012 will be hosted by St. John Fisher College in Rochester, NY, from 15-18 March. The conference will take place at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Rochester.

Calls for Papers: Mystery/Detective Fiction Area

Sunday, August 21, 2011 - 6:42am
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Southwest/Texas and and American Popular Culture Association

Proposal submission deadline: December 1, 2011

Conference hotel:
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
300 Tijeras Avenue NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Further conference details are available at

Proposals are now being accepted for panels in the mystery/detective section area. Professionals, independent scholars, teachers, graduate students, and others are encouraged to submit 200-250 word abstracts for individual presentations or 500 word proposals for panel presentations on subjects ranging from the classic detective/mystery to the marginalized, innovative, and/or speculative.

Possible areas include, but should not be limited to:

2012 ACLAR Conference; June 20-22, 2012; Canberra, Australia

Saturday, August 20, 2011 - 11:09pm
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Australasian Children's Literature Association for Research (ACLAR)
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'If We're Being Honest: The Facts and Fictions of Children's Literature'

The 2012 Biennial Conference of the Australasian Children's Literature Association for Research (ACLAR) --

National Library of Australia, Canberra ACT, June 20 – 22, 2012