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Early literary centuries— Literatures from the early 20th and 21st centuries and their links with the previous centuries

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Wednesday, June 8, 2011 - 7:21am
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Journal "Textes et contextes"
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The 7th issue of e‐journal Textes et contextes (EA 4182, Research centre Interlangues, TIL, University of Burgundy, Dijon, France) will be devoted to the literatures of the early 20th and 21st centuries in their links with their preceding centuries, in a project questioning aesthetics, genre issues and literary history. We invite contributions on the formal, genre and ethical filial links between the two eras, questioning those "débuts de siècle" (see Terence McCarthy, ed., Les Débuts de siècles, published in Dijon in 2000) in the wake of many literary or historical studies on "fins de siècle" (J. R. Aymes and S. Salaün, eds., Les Fins de siècles en Espagne, 2003).

The Winter's Tale symposium -- 12 November 2011

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Wednesday, June 8, 2011 - 6:19am
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University of Liverpool. UK
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This one-day Symposium is a part of the larger month-long Liverpool Winter's Tale Festival (www.liv.ac.uk/the-winters-tale) celebrating the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale. It aims to enhance our understanding of this complex play, and papers presented at the symposium may focus on the text at the moment of production, its relationship with its predecessors and contemporaries, both within Shakespeare's own writing and beyond, its transmission through editorial processes, as well as its interpretation through contemporary performances and re-readings.

The Notion of Friendship in Dante and Medieval Italian Writers.

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Wednesday, June 8, 2011 - 2:52am
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NEMLA (Rochester, NY March 15-18, 2012)
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The Notion of Friendship in Dante and Medieval Italian
Writers.

The representation of friendship and its theoretical
background (as found in works by Aristotle, Cicero, Augustine
and others) has not yet been sufficiently probed in the field
of Italian literature. This panel seeks to foster critical
discussion on friendship in Dante and other medieval authors.
Abstracts of 150 words to Francesco Ciabattoni by
September 30th.

CFP: Vanguard & Revolution / Bicentenary, 15 August 2011

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Wednesday, June 8, 2011 - 12:54am
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Centro de Estudios Latinoamericanos "Rómulo Gallegos" (Celarg), Caracas, Venezuela

vanguardia & revolución/ tiempos bicentenarios

Cierre de la convocatoria: 15 de agosto de 2011

Para el segundo número de SUR/versión, proponemos, no una convocatoria doble, sino una convocatoria que se desdobla en vanguardia & revolución / tiempos bicentenarios. E identificamos, a partir de este desdoblamiento y cruce, las siguientes líneas de indagación:

Rethinking the rules: women in Mafia

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Tuesday, June 7, 2011 - 11:00pm
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Nemla - Northeast Modern Language Association
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This session analyzes and diverse ways of considering women in the Mafia, that is, how new, twenty-first century representations of Mafia women have completely changed the organization and structure of criminal organizations from the inside. Both older and more recent American and Italian films have reflected on this shifting role of Mafia women on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean, and in particular how this image has emerged in the new millennium. Please send a 250-300 word abstract to serenata.1@osu.edu.

What Ever Happened to Irish Modernism? (Abstract Due 9/30/2011)

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Tuesday, June 7, 2011 - 8:03pm
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Northeast Modern Language Association Conference 2012
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This session will explore the work of modernist, experimental, or 'innovative' Irish poetry from any angle: critical, theoretical, pedagogical, etc. Work on poets from the turn of the twentieth to the 21st century is welcome. In particular, papers are sought on the under-represented work of innovative Irish poets such as Randolph Healy, Trevor Joyce, Billy Mills, Maurice Scully, Geoffrey Squires and Catherine Walsh. Please send 200-400 word abstracts to

CFP - NeMLA March 15-18 2012, Rochester, NY: The Jewish Experience in Contemporary Italophone Literature and Cinema.

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Tuesday, June 7, 2011 - 6:03pm
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Philip Balma / Northeast Modern Language Association
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Papers exploring the literary and cinematic representations of the Italophone Jewish experience will constitute the principal focus of this panel. Presentations on unstudied/understudied artists are especially welcome. This panel aims to move beyond the tendency exhibited in some academic circles to look at Primo Levi's experiences as emblematic of those of the Italkim in general, but also to properly contextualize the study of Italian-speaking, foreign-born authors such as Edith Bruck and Giorgio Pressburger who (among others) have had an undeniable impact on how audiences perceive the modern Italian Jewish experience.

Dreamscapes Projected: The Oneiric in Italian Film Culture (NeMLA 2012)

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Tuesday, June 7, 2011 - 5:54pm
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Francesco Pascuzzi / Rutgers University
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Dreams have informed cinema since its inception. This panel aims to discuss the oneiric in Italian cinema: from filmic representations and visualizations of dreams, nightmares, hallucinations, dream-like and hypnagogic states, to dreams as cinematic allegories and metaphors and the theoretical frameworks applied to the investigation of this relationship. Relevant comparative studies between Italian and American, European and non-Western cinema are encouraged. Please send 250-300 word abstracts to Francesco Pascuzzi, ciski77@eden.rutgers.edu.

Call for Papers: Ethnic Literatures and Transnationalism, 4/19-22

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Tuesday, June 7, 2011 - 2:11pm
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joint conference of MELUS and USACLALS (Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the US, and US chapter of Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies)
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THEME: Ethnic Literatures and Transnationalism

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: Bill Ashcroft, Wlad Godzic, Francisco Jimenez, David Marriott

Unreliable Narration in the Eighteenth Century (22-25 March 2012; proposals by 15 Sept 2011)

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Tuesday, June 7, 2011 - 1:45pm
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American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies 2012 Meeting. San Antonio, TX, 22-25 March 2012
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Proposals are invited for papers which help to reconceive the nature of unreliable narration in the eighteenth century, be this in journalism, polemical writing, the novel, poetry, or other genres. Analyses of individual works are welcome, as are broader overviews. Presenters may opt for textual, theoretical or historical approaches to the subject, either to better historicize our understanding of narrative voice, demonstrate how unreliability operates in particular texts, or to fit eighteenth-century works or genres into a larger poetics of unreliability. The session will take the standard format, with three 20-minute presentations followed by wider discussion. Please email enquiries or proposals to Nicholas Seager by 15 September 2011.

HUC 2011: Storytelling, Memories and Identity Constructions

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Tuesday, June 7, 2011 - 1:15pm
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International Society for Cultural History and Cultural Studies (CHiCS)
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HUC 2011: Storytelling, Memories and Identity Constructions
Mexico: 4 - 9 November 2011

Deadline for paper proposal submissions: 15 July, 2011
(Deadline has been extended for all sessions and sub-conferences)
Conference Languages: English, Castilian, German, French and Nahuatl
Languages for presentation: English, Castilian.

[UPDATE] Materialist Readings of Children's Literature and Culture: Classic and Contemporary Essays

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Tuesday, June 7, 2011 - 11:58am
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Angela Hubler/Kansas State University
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CFP

Materialist Readings of Children's Literature and Culture:
Classic and Contemporary Essays

Call for papers for an edited collection tentatively titled Materialist Readings of Children's Literature and Culture: Classic and Contemporary Essays. This collection will consist primarily of new analyses, but will also include previously published essays in order to chart the development of materialist criticism of children's and young adult literature, culture, and film. The aim of the collection is to demonstrate the significance of historical materialist approaches to children's literature and culture (i.e. Marx, Lukacs, Williams, Eagleton, Jameson, Ariel Dorfman, Jack Zipes, Ian Wojcik-Andrews, Gayatri Spivak, etc.).

SLOT AVAILABLE FOR CHAPTER FOR EDITED COLLECTION - DOCTOR WHO: THE ELEVENTH HOUR

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Tuesday, June 7, 2011 - 11:46am
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Andrew O'Day
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I am editing a collection of essays on the Steven Moffat/Matt Smith era of Doctor Who titled Doctor Who: The Eleventh Hour. The book is under contract with I.B. Tauris and will be published in November 2013 to coincide with the programme's 50th anniversary. A further slot has become available with the working title 'Monsters under the bed'. This chapter should provide close readings of the fairy tale, gothic elements in Moffat's Who and situate them in relation to the larger context of the programme and in relation to British children's television, addressing the issue of whether Moffat's Who is for children/adults/both.

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