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'WHODUNIT' AND HOW HAVE THEY 'DUNIT'? INVESTIGATING AGATHA CHRISTIE'S WORKS AND THEIR ADAPTATIONS

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Tuesday, March 8, 2011 - 8:37am
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Department of Film and Media Studies, The University of Derby, UK
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Whodunit', and how have they 'dunit'? Investigating Agatha Christie's works and their adaptations

FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS

Agatha Christie is the best-selling author of all time. She has sold over two billion books worldwide and has been translated into over 45 languages. She has written over 80 novels and a number of plays. Her work has been adapted for cinema, television, animation and, more recently, computer games. The characters she created have assumed the status of 'fictional celebrities'; Poirot and Miss Marple have become transnational phenomena, and are the protagonists of Japanese animations series and video games for various platforms.

Hospitality and Literature

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Tuesday, March 8, 2011 - 1:16am
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MLA Special Session Proposal Seattle 2012 meeting
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There is no custom of hospitality here, we do not need guests.'
--Kafka The Castle

The ethics of Hospitality is embedded with the politics of national and foreign diplomacy in Immanuel Kant's Perpetual Peace Treaty (1798) in which he puts forth the hypothesis that the extension of this action is not of one related to philanthropy, but of one related to right. Jacques Derrida further defines this 'right' proposed by Kant as one 'in relation to citizenship, the state, the subject of the state' going so far as to declare that it is an 'international right' (Derrida 3).

[EXTENDED DEADLINE] CPF: Science and Literature RMMLA 2011

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Tuesday, March 8, 2011 - 12:35am
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Ira Walker / Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
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The Literature and Science session of the RMMLA invites interpretive
papers focusing on science and its intersection with written
methods of transmission. They might include the reuse of
scientific matter in literary forms; the relationship of
individual writers to science and of certain scientists to
literary figures of their day; the combination of scientific
and literary methods of knowledge making. Papers focusing on
the representation or integration of science in specific
literary texts are especially encouraged. However, proposals
dealing with any aspect of the interdisciplinary field of
literature and science are welcome.

Francis Bacon Workshop for 2011 RMMLA, October 6-8,2011

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Monday, March 7, 2011 - 10:03pm
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Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
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Francis Bacon Workshop*
Dibakar Pal, 7A 2 1 1 Srinath Chakrabarty Lane, Kolkata, West Bengal India 700 035; 033-25773205; dibak_p@yahoo.com
Description: Francis Bacon (1561-1626) wrote many essays namely Of Love, Of Friendship, Of Ambition, Of Studes, etc. We invite essays from scholars, creative writers, teachers and students following Baconian Style preferably within 500 words on any topic.

Graduate Conference: The American Tapestry -- Multicultural Influences in Late American Literature

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Monday, March 7, 2011 - 5:47pm
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University of Houston Graduate English Department

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Guest speakers: Bridget K. Gorman (Associate Professor of Sociology, Rice University) and Robert Donahoo (Associate Professor of English, Sam Houston State University)>

Creative Writers: Thea Lim Tasneem Mandviwala

MLA Special Session: Marilyn Monroe's Fragments

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Monday, March 7, 2011 - 4:13pm
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Zachary Lamm
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Any approach to the recently-published archival text, including comparative, historical, psychoanalytic, feminist, queer, materialist, biographical; Monroe as icon, poet, performer; in celebrity culture, fashion, politics, and film. 300-word abstracts by 20 March 2011.

CFP Slave Revolt and the Neo-Slave Genre in the 1930s, MSA, Structures of Innovation. Buffalo, New York, October 6-9, 2011.

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Monday, March 7, 2011 - 3:00pm
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MSA Panel
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This panel seeks papers on the neo-slave genre in relation to modern literary fiction that illustrate how the neo-slave genre is not simply a re-fashioning of antebellum slave narratives but is rather a discursive genre that revises the realist aesthetic and politics of the slave narrative while it deepens our understanding of race, gender, temporality and the meaning of freedom in a diasporic context. Topics may include, but are not limited to:

Poetry in Motion (SAMLA 11/4-6; Deadline 6/1)

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Monday, March 7, 2011 - 1:54pm
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Myrna Santos
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Paper proposals sought for a special session at the South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference to be held in Atlanta, 11/4-11/6/11.

Re-inscribing the Old Plantation: Florida as a Site of (Re-)Memory, Oct. 13-14, 2011. Submission deadline: April 29, 2011.

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Monday, March 7, 2011 - 1:20pm
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Florida College English Association
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The Florida College English Association invites submissions for its annual conference, to be held October 13-14 at the Crowne Plaza Melbourne-Oceanfront in Indialantic, Florida.

This year's conference theme is "Re-inscribing the Old Plantation: Florida as a Site of (Re-)Memory." We invite submissions for panels and papers that address the intersection of Florida's literary and cultural heritages with the present. We also welcome submissions that discuss any aspect of English language, literature, and pedagogy as well as allied studies.
Graduate students are also invited to submit.

The City: 2nd International Conference, May 5 & 6, 2011

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Monday, March 7, 2011 - 1:06pm
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Interdisciplinary Themes

Our conference program is filling up, but we do have a few spots open and thus continue to consider proposals.

For further information, please contact Christian Riegel -- cityconf@interdisciplinarythemes.org.

To submit, please use our website process: http://www.interdisciplinarythemes.org/conferences/index.php/C2/C2/sched...

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