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Ancient Drama, Modern Practice - ALSC Conference, Oct. 9-11, 2009

Wednesday, May 20, 2009 - 10:01am
Association of Literary Scholars and Critics

Convener: Michael Poliakoff (University of Colorado)
Each generation creates new versions and adaptations of the classics. This panel will examine recent translations, performances and adaptations of the classic drama of Greece and Rome, examining a wide range of forms (theater, film, dance, opera, forms of translation, etc.) the underlying question to be addressed is that of what classical antiquity means to contemporary artists and audiences. Please send proposals to Michael Poliakoff at, with a CC to

Representations of the intellectual in Ireland: extended deadline June 15, '09:

Wednesday, May 20, 2009 - 8:23am
ETUDES IRLANDAISES -French Journal of Irish Studies (Peer review): extended deadline June 15, '09





French Journal of Irish Studies

Autumn 2009 issue / Numéro d'Automne 2009

Special issue / Numéro Thématique

Representations of the intellectual in Ireland


Figures de l'intellectuel en Irlande

Editors/Dirigé par:

Prof. Carle Bonafous-Murat


Prof. Maurice Goldring


English version

Crisis: tension, transition, transformation - Annual Postgrad Symposium, October 15-16, 2009

Wednesday, May 20, 2009 - 2:34am
School of English, Media and Performing Arts, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

1st call for papers: The 16th Annual Postgraduate Symposium of the School of English, Media and Performing Arts will be held at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Thursday 15 October and Friday 16 October 2009.

Submissions of proposals are now open.
Please submit proposals of 250-300 words by 17 July 2009 to

URL to download CFP:

In Derrida's Wake: a Symposium on Deconstruction After Jacques Derrida

Tuesday, May 19, 2009 - 10:21pm
Stephen Abblitt, La Trobe University, Australia

In Derrida's Wake
9 October 2009
La Trobe University

8 October 2009 marks the fifth anniversary of the death of French deconstructionist Jacques Derrida. Given Derrida's concern with dates and contexts, but also with notions of trying to mourn for lost friends and the responsibilities of the living towards the dead and their legacies, it seems a more than appropriate time--perhaps a day late, because we hesitate, trying to postpone the inevitable--to bring together some friends and scholars of Derrida, not to mourn a man so concerned with the impossibility of mourning, but to begin to celebrate the enduring influence of deconstruction, to survey the state of play across the disciplines, in Derrida's wake.        

The Cartographical Necessity of Exile

Tuesday, May 19, 2009 - 4:36pm
Karen Elizabeth Bishop (Harvard University)

The Cartographical Necessity of Exile

Derek Walcott identified a cartographical necessity of exile in his 1984 collection of poetry, Midsummer, when he wrote:

So, however far you have travelled, your
steps make more holes and the mesh is multiplied –
… exiles must make their own maps

[UPDATE] Call for Chapters - Religion in Popular Media due Dec. 1st, 2009

Saturday, May 16, 2009 - 12:17am
Edited Volume

Pete: "I've always wondered, what's the devil look like?"

Everett: "Well, there are all manner of lesser imps and demons, Pete, but the great Satan hisself is red and scaly with a bifurcated tail, and he carries a hay fork."

Tommy Johnson: "Oh, no. No, sir. He's white, as white as you folks, with empty eyes and a big hollow voice. He loves to travel around with a mean old hound. That's right."

~O Brother, Where Art Thou?

Comics and Comic Book Culture

Friday, May 15, 2009 - 9:55am
Florida Conference of Historians-Special Interest Section on Media Arts and Culture

From the debut of Superman in 1938 through recent tales of narrative crisis and politically divided superheroes, superhero comic books have made an indelible mark on American culture. The current popularity of stories and characters originating in comic books has expanded interest in the medium and in the superhero genre which itself incorporates a mixture of other genres. Recent scholarship has striven to define the superhero's unique relationship to American culture. Submissions that address the ways the comic book superhero represents, constructs, and distorts American culture are welcomed. Submissions on comic culture, characters, and comics-inspired media are welcomed at the FCH annual meeting.