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Call for Articles (Edited Collection): Fragmented Nightmares: Transnational Horror across Visual Media Proposals by 9/15/11

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Tuesday, July 5, 2011 - 4:12pm
full name / name of organization: 
Dana Och and Kirsten Strayer/ University of Pittsburgh
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This anthology will investigate the horror genre across national boundaries and different media forms. Perhaps more than any other genre, horror is characterized by its ability to be simultaneously aware of the local while able to permeate national boundaries, to function on both regional and international registers. Horror, in testing the limits of identity, manifested its transnational nature early on, establishing grids of intersection between art, film, theater, and new technologies. Yet, even historically attuned theories have continued to locate the American industry at the center of most discussions, in the process ossifying a sense of the dominant and the marginal.

Genre, Nation, and the 'International' Western

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Tuesday, July 5, 2011 - 1:23pm
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Northeast MLA (NeMLA) conference

From the dawn of cinema western stories were filmed in other countries and in other languages: the 'spaghetti' westerns and 'Indianerfilme' represent only two well-known inflections. In these films, which arguably neither show the American west nor tell its stories, nation and genre find unsure footing. How do these films negotiate nation, narrative, genre, and their intersection? Send 300-500 word abstracts on film history, genre theory, or comparative topics to Tim Scheie at tscheie@esm.rochester.edu

Call for Articles: Diesis: Footnotes on Literary Identities (Submission Deadline October 1st)

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Tuesday, July 5, 2011 - 11:57am
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Diesis: Footnotes on Literary Identities

Diesis Volume 1, Issue 2: the Other Issue

Submission Deadline: October 1st, 2011

The Editorial Board of Diesis: Footnotes Literary Identities would like to welcome you to submit to its second issue. This second issue will continue the inaugural issue's study of identity, concentrating this time on the diesis, or double dagger, which indicates a footnote or point of reference.

CFP: Future of Early Tamil Cinema

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Tuesday, July 5, 2011 - 10:46am
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BioScope: South Asian Screen Studies
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On the back of a recent workshop entitled, The Future of Early Tamil Cinema, held at the Rojah Muttiah Research Library, Chennai, the editors of BioScope: South Asian Screen Studies are issuing a general call for paper submissions to broaden and extend the scholarly engagement with archival practice as a way of preserving, evaluating and re-energizing the history of early Tamil cinema. BioScope editorial adviser Steve Hughes will be special guest editor for the issue.

Canadian Creative Writers and Writing Programs CCWWP Conference 2012 Creative Writing in the 21st Century: Research and Practice

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Tuesday, July 5, 2011 - 10:45am
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Canadian Creative Writers and Writing Programs CCWWP

Canadian Creative Writers and Writing Programs CCWWP Conference 2012
Creative Writing in the 21st Century: Research and Practice
Humber Lakeshore Campus, Toronto
Thursday, May 10th – Sunday, May 13th , 2012
Keynote Speakers: Joseph Boyden, Nicole Brossard, David Fenza, Erin Mouré, Yvette Nolan, and Tim O'Brien

RES Essay Prize - closing date 30/09/2011

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Tuesday, July 5, 2011 - 10:03am
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Oxford University Press
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*Submit your work to the RES Essay Prize*
The editors of The Review of English Studies invite contributions to the RES Essay Prize on any topic of English literature or the English language from medieval times to the twentieth century. The winner will receive:
- Publication of the winning essay in The Review of English Studies
- A cash prize of £250
- £250 worth of OUP books
- A free year's subscription to The Review of English Studies
*How to enter*
Visit http://www.oxfordjournals.org/page/4274/1 for entry guidelines and full details of the competition rules.

New College Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 3/8/12-3/10/12. Abstracts due 9/15/11

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Tuesday, July 5, 2011 - 3:41am
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Nova Myhill/ New College of Florida
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Call for Papers

The eighteenth biennial New College Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Studies will take place 8–10 March 2012 in Sarasota, Florida. The program committee invites 250-word abstracts of proposed twenty-minute papers on topics in European and Mediterranean history, literature, art, and religion from the fourth to the seventeenth centuries. Interdisciplinary work is particularly appropriate to the conference's broad historical and disciplinary scope. Planned sessions are welcome.

Adating Historical Narratives -- corrected version

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Tuesday, July 5, 2011 - 3:36am
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Deborah Cartmell, De Montfort University
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Adapting Historical Narratives
A one-day conference

Organised by the Centre for Adaptations,

De Montfort University, Leicester,

Tuesday 28 February 2012

Papers are invited across a wide range of interpretations of the topic,
genres of 'historical narrative' (fictional, fact-based, hybrid),
represented periods, and histories (from royal to political to
popular-cultural). Focuses might include heritage cinema; historical
documentaries and docudramas; biopics; retro nostalgia; contemporary history
on screen; new-media developments and convergences in the representation and
remediation of history; and constructions of national histories and
historical nationalisms.

2012 Workshop on Computational Models of Narrative / May 20-22, 2012, Istanbul, Turkey

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Monday, July 4, 2011 - 7:34pm
full name / name of organization: 
Mark Finlayson, MIT

First Call for Papers:

International Workshop on Computational Models of Narrative
May 20-22, 2012, Istanbul, Turkey

Submissions Due: Friday, February 24, 2012

http://narrative.csail.mit.edu/ws12

Workshop Aims
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Narratives are ubiquitous in human experience. It is clear
that, to fully understand and explain human intelligence,
beliefs, and behaviors, we will have to understand why
narrative is universal and explain the function it serves.

Call for Articles: Edited Collection: 21st Century British Cinema Proposals by August 21, 2011.

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Monday, July 4, 2011 - 2:57pm
full name / name of organization: 
Martin Carter and Dr Emmie McFadden Sheffield Hallam University
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British cinema has undergone significant transformation between the establishment of the UK Film Council in 2000 and its abolition in 2011. In light of recent changes to British film financing brought about by government spending cuts, it seems a timely moment to reflect on the social, cultural and aesthetic significance of British cinema throughout the first decade of the twenty-first century. During this time, the British film industry stimulated economic investment to create opportunities for a host of film ventures for both emerging and established British talent alike. From the international success of the Harry Potter films to the art-house acclaim of Fish Tank, British cinema has been characterised by consistency and diversity.

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