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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.

call for papers for anthologies

Monday, August 22, 2011 - 2:26am
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
Phillip Zapkin / NeMLA 2012

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
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
Australasian Children's Literature Association for Research (ACLAR)

'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

Reality TV (Dec. 1, 2011; Feb. 8-11, 2012)

Saturday, August 20, 2011 - 11:03pm
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association

The Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association will hold its 33nd Annual Conference in Albuquerque, NM on February 8-11, 2012. Proposals are now being accepted for panels on Reality TV.

Over the past decade, the global proliferation of reality TV programming has exploded. It is hard to flip through television stations at any given hour of the day without coming across some sort of reality programming that is reflecting another niche in the ever-evolving cultural landscape of the modern world. At the moment, reality TV is a field of study that has enormous potential because it touches such a wide range of subjects—from media studies to business, regional studies to education, social sciences to the humanities.

What Happens Now? Interdisciplinarity for the Future

Saturday, August 20, 2011 - 11:44am
The Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference

The Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference 2012

What Happens Now?
Interdisciplinarity for the Future

On February 24-25 2012, graduate students from across academic disciplines will gather at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee to query, "What happens now?"

This conference invites contemporary, cutting-edge interdisciplinary work in the humanities, arts, and sciences. We seek to raise new questions, extend disciplinary and interdisciplinary boundaries, and reflect upon the current state of knowledge production in relation to our 21st century future.

Contemporary Latin American Women Directors and Corporeal Aesthetics

Saturday, August 20, 2011 - 11:02am

In the past fifteen years, Latin American cinema has witnessed the emergence of a new generation of women filmmakers, among whom Lucrecia Martel and Claudia Llosa, who have known great popular and critical successes. This panel will examine their work, with a special interest in submissions that explore questions related to aesthetics and embodiment. Please submit 250-300 word abstracts to Caroline Godart by September 30.

"Women Taking Risks in Contemporary Autobiographical Narratives."

Friday, August 19, 2011 - 10:05pm
Anna Rocca/Salem State University

Despite the common belief that suggests that women are averse to risk, the purpose of this panel is to uncover autobiographical stories of women that overcome obstacles by taking risks and, as a result, ameliorate their lives. If it is generally true that part of being a writer means also being willing to take chances, for a woman author this often translates into confrontation with societal order, refusal to follow scripts of female conduct, and it sometimes can bring about geographical displacement. Furthermore, it is not uncommon that when women do take risks, the unexpectedness of their action combined with society's unwillingness to recognize their bravery often leaves their courage unnoticed.