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Autofiction in English

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Friday, April 1, 2016 - 5:37am
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Dr Hywel Dix, Bournemouth University, UK
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Since the term was coined by Serge Doubrovsky in 1971, autofiction has become established as a recognisable genre within the French literary pantheon. Over the same period, it has attracted increasing critical and theoretical scrutiny so that it has developed into a dynamic field of scholarly research in France. Indeed, the increase and variety of autofiction scholarship has had the effect of placing the characteristics of the genre itself in question.

Special Issue: Andrew Davies: the screenwriter as adaptor

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Friday, April 1, 2016 - 5:13am
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Journal of Adaptation in Film and Performance

In celebration of the newly created Andrew Davies archive at De Montfort University, Leicester, The Journal of Adaptation in Film and Performance is issuing a special edition on the British screenwriter.
Davies is perhaps most famous for his work on the BBC's 1995 Pride and Prejudice with his vision of Darcy becoming one of the most enduring images of late 20th century popular culture. As well as revisiting Darcy with commercially successful adaptations of Helen Fielding's modern-day adaptation of Pride and Prejudice - Bridget Jones's Diary - Davies' legacy is wide-ranging in terms of classic-novel and contemporary fiction adaptations.

Cultural Intertexts issue 5/ 2016

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Friday, April 1, 2016 - 1:57am
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Cultural Intertexts - Academic Journal of Literature and Cultural Studies
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CULTURAL INTERTEXTS, academic journal of Literature and Cultural Studies, ISSN 2393-0624, E-ISSN 2393-1078, edited by the Department of English, Faculty of Letters, "Dunarea de Jos" University of Galati, Romania, with the support of the Doctoral School of Socio-Humanities and the Research Centre Interface Research of the Original and Translated Text – Cognitive and Communicative Dimensions of the Message, invites proposals of original articles, related to the general theme of the journal.
This year's issue focuses on Textual Representations of Cultural Politics
The editors will consider for publication papers which tackle, among others:
- (literary) text, pretext and context;
- history and his story;
- women's voices;

Performing Precarity: Refugee Representation, Determination and Discourses

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Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 11:06pm
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Performance of the Real Research Theme / University of Otago

Performing Precarity: Refugee Representation, Determination
and Discourses

An interdisciplinary conference hosted by The Performance of the Real Research Theme,
The University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand, 21-23 November 2016

Keynotes:
Professor Suvendrini Perera (Curtin University, Perth, Australia)
Professor Nikos Papastergiadis (University of Melbourne, Australia)

[UPDATE] Performance of the Real Postgraduate and Early Career Researcher Symposium [Extended CFP]

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Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 11:03pm
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Performance of the Real Research Theme / University of Otago

CFP: Performance of the Real Postgraduate and Early Career Researcher Symposium

An international symposium hosted by the 'Performance of the Real Research Theme' at the University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
June 8th – 10th 2016

Keynote speaker: Dr Bree Hadley (Queensland University of Technology)

[UPDATE - DEADLINE EXTENSION] States of the Book

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Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 7:28pm
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Adam Karr / Department of English and Philosophy, West Point
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The Department of English and Philosophy at West Point will host an interdisciplinary symposium to consider the relation of the material text to the formation and function of states and state-like structures. In particular, we seek to investigate the methods and effects of state and institutional manipulation of textual materialities to create, control, or shape responses. We welcome abstracts that consider texts from the oral ancient to the digital contemporary.

Keynote speaker: Michael F. Suarez, S.J. (University Professor and Director of the Rare Book School at the University of Virginia, Member of the National Council on the Humanities).

VISUAL DADA – INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE, Bucharest, June 24-25th 2016, Central University Library

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Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 6:18pm
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University of Bucharest - Center of Excellence in Image Study CESI
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VISUAL DADA – INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
Bucharest, June 24-25th, 2016
University of Bucharest
Center of Excellence in Image Study CESI

Some Preceding VISUAL DADA Events

Monday, June 20th: Dada films at the Cinémathèque
Tuesday, June 21st: Unteatru: Travesties, by Tom Stoppard
Wednesday, June 22nd: Lectures at the MNAR (National Art Museum)
Thursday, June 23rd: Lectures at the MNAR (National Art Museum)

VISUAL DADA – INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
Bucharest, June 24-25th, 2016
Central University Library

PEER REVIEWERS NEEDED

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Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 4:01pm
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Layman Poupard Publishing
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Layman Poupard Publishing seeks peer reviewers for forthcoming entries in volumes of the Literature Criticism Series published by Gale Cengage. Reviewers will be asked to vet an 1800-word background essay and a primary works checklist. They will also be asked to recommend published critical essays to be reprinted in the entry. Reviewers will be credited in print and paid an honorarium. Academic affiliation is required.

To apply, please send a short vita with cover letter describing your research interests to info@lpppub.com.

Current needs are:

CONTEMPORARY LITERATURE CRITICISM

Author Entries:
Charles Baxter
Virginie Despentes
Saul A. Kripke
Marie Redonnet

Early Modern Women Writers

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Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 3:25am
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Professor James Fitzmaurice, University of Northern Arizona
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Early Modern Women Writers (approx. 1550-1700)
at Othello's Island CVAR, Nicosia, Cyprus
5 to 9 April 2017

Early Modern Women Writers is a semi-autonomous conference strand within the annual interdisciplinary conference on medieval, renaissance and early modern studies, held annually since 2013, in Cyprus, called Othello's Island.

As a whole, Othello's Island attracts approximately 100 delegates, whose topics include archaeology, art history, history, and literary studies, to name but a few. Since its inception a significant section of the conference has covered early modern women writers, such as Mary Wroth, Aphra Behn and Margaret Cavendish.

'Gothic Afterlives: Mutations, Histories, and Returns', Biennial GANZA Conference, 23-24 January 2017

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Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 11:49pm
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Gothic Association of New Zealand and Australia (GANZA)
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The Gothic Association of New Zealand and Australia (GANZA) welcomes papers for its third biennial conference, to be held at Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand, on 23-24 January 2017.
The conference will be organised in the spirit of the Association.

GANZA is interdisciplinary in nature, bringing together scholars, students, teachers and professionals from a number of Gothic disciplines, including literature, film, music, television, fashion, architecture, and other popular culture forms. It is the aim of the Association to not only place a focus on Australasian Gothic scholarship, but also to build international links with the wider Gothic community as a whole.

[UPDATE] Reading Coetzee's Women conference (27-29 September 2016)

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Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 8:40pm
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Monash University, Prato Centre, Italy

Confirmed Speakers:

Professor J.M. Coetzee (Adelaide)
Professor Elleke Boehmer (Oxford)
Professor Carrol Clarkson (Amsterdam)
Professor David Attwell (York)
Professor Derek Attridge (York)

This three-day international conference asks preeminent and emerging scholars to bring their attention to bear on 'Coetzee's women', broadly conceived, as well as possible reasons for the lack of sustained critical engagement with this theme until now.

Call for Papers now extended until 15 April 2016.
See http://artsonline.monash.edu.au/reading-coetzees-women/ for full details.

Proposed Collection on Walter Besant

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Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 6:19pm
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Kevin A. Morrison, Syracuse University
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I am interested in receiving expressions of interest or an abstract from potential contributors to a proposed collection on Walter Besant. Several presses have indicated interest.

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