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[Update] American Writers in Europe: 1850 to the Present. Extended proposal deadline: 1 Oct. 2011. Essay deadline: 15 Jan. 2012.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011 - 8:10am
Ferda Asya, Associate Professor of English, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania

The editor of a collection of essays for a book, tentatively titled American Writers in Europe: 1850 to the Present, invites proposals for original essays on the literary works written by American writers who lived and wrote in Europe from 1850 to the present.

From Text(s) to Book(s)

Tuesday, August 23, 2011 - 4:24am
Nancy University, France (I.D.E.A., Interdisciplinarity in English Studies)

From Text(s) to Book(s), 21-23 June 2012, Nancy-Université. An international conference sponsored by the IDEA (Interdisciplinarité dans les Etudes Anglophones) research group at Nancy University. Deadline for proposals: 15 December 2011.
Conference website:

[REMINDER] Tra i libri degli altri. Il lavoro editoriale fra strategie di mercato e progetto culturale

Tuesday, August 23, 2011 - 2:37am
Osservatorio sul romanzo contemporaneo- Graduate School in Literary, Linguistic and Philological Studies

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Intellettuale editore, curatore editoriale, consulente, editor: sono molti i nomi con cui viene indicato il ruolo di chi trasforma il manoscritto nel prodotto editoriale vero e proprio, il libro. Questa incertezza terminologica registra i cambiamenti nel lavoro editoriale dal Dopoguerra a oggi e manifesta la permeabilità di un ruolo, quello dell'editor, svolto in tempi e modi diversi da gran parte degli intellettuali italiani del Novecento.

[UPDATE] NeMLA March 15-18 2012 Panel: Feminist Revisions of the Sacred (DEADLINE Sept. 30th 2011

Monday, August 22, 2011 - 8:16pm
Jill Neziri/ Fordham University

As Alicia Ostriker demonstrates in her final chapter of Stealing the Language, revisionist mythology is a practice that extends across cultures and centuries. In late 20th century America, second wave feminists seized upon this strategy as they sought to locate and emphasize women's roles in history, literature, mythology and sacred traditions. In particular, many feminists utilized the practice of revisionism as a means of coming to terms with the sacred and of carving out a place in both traditional and non-traditional religions for a women-centered spirituality. This panel focuses on feminist revisions of the sacred in 20th century American literature.


Monday, August 22, 2011 - 7:18pm
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
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
ASECS 2012/ Aphra Behn Society

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
NeMLA 2012, Rochester, NY, March 15-18

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
Christopher Bell / SW/TX PCA/ACA


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.