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[UPDATE] Adapting the Text: Visual Adaptations of African American Literature (8/10/11; 11/10/11)

Sunday, July 17, 2011 - 1:07pm
Wendy Rountree / North Carolina Central University

Call for Papers

Sixth African American Literature Symposium

"Adapting the Text: Visual Adaptations of African American Literature"

North Carolina Central University's Department of English and Mass Communication will host its Sixth African American Literature Symposium on Thursday, November 10, 2011. This year's theme is "Adapting the Text: Visual Adaptations of African American Literature." This symposium will explore ways African American Literature has been (and is) depicted on television, on stage, and in film and the implications of "adapting" these texts. Our keynote speaker is Dr. Karla FC Holloway, James B. Duke Professor of English and Professor of Law at Duke University.

Perspectives on Kelly Reichardt

Sunday, July 17, 2011 - 11:35am
Nicole Seymour and Katherine Fusco

Society for the Study of Cinema and Media Studies
Panel CFP
Due Date: August 1, 2011
Conference Date: March 21-25, 2011 (Boston, MA)

Perspectives on Kelly Reichardt

Representing Illness: Fiction's Sick Bodies – (03/15-18/12; 09/30/11 – NeMLA, Rochester, NY)

Sunday, July 17, 2011 - 9:26am
Rita Bode, Trent University

Physical illness forces us to confront the reality of the corporeal self at the very moment when physical identity is deteriorating. The personal chaos and confusion that the sick person faces extend beyond the self to a reevaluation of external order and rationality, calling into question accepted social norms and values. Novelists have long recognized the possibilities of "illness as metaphor" as Susan Sontag so well articulated. But physical illness is an embodied presence. As Suzanne Bost writes, the body "is . . . too fundamental to be only a metaphor" [Encarnación. Fordham UP, 2010. 3).

Call for papers: Radical Criminology journal

Saturday, July 16, 2011 - 9:45pm
Radical Criminology

Now Seeking Submissions
for a new journal:
Radical Criminology

revolutionary / indigenous / feminist / anti-racist
anarchist / libertarian socialist / autonomist marxist
and/or insurrectionist perspectives on crime and the state

Libri & Liberi: Journal of Research on Children's Literature and Culture

Saturday, July 16, 2011 - 6:29pm
Croatian Association of Researchers in Children's Literature

Libri & Liberi will be published twice a year in printed and electronic form.
Libri & Liberi will publish peer-reviewed academic papers on various topics in the field of children's literature and young adult literature and on related topics, on their wider cultural contexts, and on their intercultural contacts in the fields of literature and the media. The journal will particularly appreciate interdisciplinary approaches and intermediality.
We will be pleased to consider for publication original manuscripts in English, German and Croatian. Articles in other languages may occasionally also be considered for publication.

Queer Desire & India - November 23-26 2011 - Canary Islands, Spain

Saturday, July 16, 2011 - 4:36pm
Spanish Association of Interdisciplinary India Studies (AEEII)

As you may already know, the Spanish Association for Interdisciplinary India Studies (AEEII) holds its II International Conference with the title "Other Indias: The Richness of Indian Multiplicity" at University of La Laguna (Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain) on 23-26 November, 2011.

The organizers welcome panels from a variety of fields, and we would like to propose one on "Queer Desire & India." Given the fact that the colonial Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code was finally read down by the High Court of Delhi in 2009, the issue of the construction of a queer culture in India needs urgent attention.

CFP for Virginia Woolf MIscellany #83

Saturday, July 16, 2011 - 1:14pm
Virginia Woolf Miscellany

CFP for Virginia Woolf Miscellany, Issue #83--Spring 2013

Guest edited by Sara Sullam and Emily Kopley

Topic: Virginia Woolf and Literary Genre

We invite short essays (up to 2500 words) on the relationship between
Woolf and literary genre, a category that includes the novel, the
short story, the essay, poetry, drama, and biography, as well as more
specific genres such as lyric, epic, verse drama, elegy, satire,
detective fiction, etc. Potential topics include Woolf's definition of
a particular genre, her adherence to or challenging of generic
conventions, her blending of genres, her relationship to writers of a
particular genre, and her work's reception in varied genres.

[UPDATE] Renaissance Verse [SAMLA, Atlanta, Nov. 4-6]

Friday, July 15, 2011 - 6:39pm
Southeastern Renaissance Conference at SAMLA

Renaissance Verse

Sir Philip Sidney wrote that poetry "is an art of imitation; for so Aristotle termeth it in the word [Greek text]; that is to say, a representing, counterfeiting, or figuring forth: to speak metaphorically, a speaking picture, with this end, to teach and delight." What, then does poetry teach us? How does it continue to delight us? This panel seeks papers that explore or even celebrate the triumph of poetry in English during the 16th and 17th centuries. From sonnets to soliloquies, how do Early Modern poets and playwrights utilize verse? Please send abstracts of no more than 500 words to Lynne Simpson at by August 1.

Popular Music and Memory in Film (Society for Cinema and Media Studies, Boston, March 21-25, 2012)

Friday, July 15, 2011 - 2:48pm
Katherine Spring / Wilfrid Laurier University

Popular music in film has been said to trigger, construct, and reinforce memory in terms both general (e.g., music as collective cultural memory; as transcultural or "universal" language; etc.) and localized (e.g., the song hook as memorable leitmotif). Less frequently considered is how popular music may function as a means by which the act of memory itself is represented on the screen.