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Green Literature: Ecocriticism

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009 - 8:53pm
Bhavya Tiwari and Cynthia Francica ACLA 2010

Many cultures, literatures, and philosophies have systematically stressed the intimate relation between the human and the animate or inanimate "other." The present threat to our planet and the species inhabiting it demands that we (re)consider, (re)construct and (re)assess the structural connections and biological ties that exist between human beings, their natural surroundings and art forms or genres. What are the links between literature and ecology? Is ecocriticism a new "ism," or has it always existed? What structural elements, themes, and associations allow for the conception of notably "green" artistic forms (however "greenness" is defined)? Can we read literature of the past through "green" lenses?

Literary London 2010, 7-9 July 2010

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009 - 7:38pm
Literary London

Literary London 2010

Representations of London in Literature: An Interdisciplinary Conference

Hosted by the Institute of English Studies, University of London

Organised by the University of Northampton, Kingston University, London, and the Institute of English Studies, University of London

7-9th July 2010

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Professor Michael Slater (Birkbeck, University of London)

Professor Susan Alice Fischer (Medgar Evers College, City University of New York)

Professor Roger Luckhurst (Birkbeck, University of London)

Proposals by 31st March 2010

Re-defining art: Artistic genres in literary works.

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009 - 4:43pm
The American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA)

This seminar seeks to identify how and why contemporary literature uses visual works of art (murals, montages, sculpture, paintings, photography, etc) as a means of interpretation. How does the translation of a visual piece into textual form affect both the verbal and the visual expressions? With a particular interest in inter-arts encounters that are cross-cultural in nature, we ask: How does the textualisation of art affect its reception? Does using art in crosscultural works add to or diminish its value as a cultural representation? Does textualization permit the representation of more than one culture? Does reinterpretation involve the loss of an essence, or a change? What is the role of the reader?

[UPDATE] National Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference Call for Papers - USF Tampa - March 25 - 27, 2010

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009 - 3:42pm
University of South Florida English

National Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference Call for Papers
University of South Florida – Tampa, Fl.
March 25-27, 2010

Conference Theme: "Anything But Silence: Politics, Poetry, and Pedagogy"

"Being invisible and without substance, a disembodied voice, as it were, what else could I do?
What else but try to tell you what was really happening when your eyes were looking through?
And it is this which frightens me:
Who knows but that, on the lower frequencies, I speak for you?" -- Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man

National Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference Call for Papers - USF Tampa - March 25 - 27, 2010

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009 - 3:35pm
University of South Florida English

National Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference Call for Papers
University of South Florida – Tampa, Fl.
March 25-27, 2010

Conference Theme: "Anything But Silence: Politics, Poetry, and Pedagogy"

"Being invisible and without substance, a disembodied voice, as it were, what else could I do?
What else but try to tell you what was really happening when your eyes were looking through?
And it is this which frightens me:
Who knows but that, on the lower frequencies, I speak for you?" -- Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man

"Longing in the Age of New Media" 2/19/10

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009 - 11:52am
USC Comparative Literature Symposium/USC Department of Comparative Literature

We invite you to submit paper proposals to the 2010 Comparative Literature Symposium at USC. We welcome submissions from all disciplines relevant to the conference theme:

"Longing in the Age of New Media"
Symposium Date: Feb. 19th, 2010

Please submit an abstract by November 8th 2009 to Coltsymposium@gmail.com

Ravenna, an online journal dedicated to the relationship between the British decadent movement and Italy

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009 - 9:07am
http://www.oscholars.com/Ravenna/Ravenna2/toc.htm

I am pleased to announce the publication of the second volume of "Ravenna", an online interdisciplinary journal devoted to the relationship between the British Decadent movement and Italy. "Ravenna" is edited by Elisa Bizzotto and Luca Caddia and published by Steven Halliwell at The Rivendale Press as one of THE OSCHOLARS group of fin de siècle journals under the general editorship of D.C. Rose.

http://www.oscholars.com/Ravenna/Ravenna2/toc.htm

This issue includes the following articles:

In the Company of Animals [in the long eighteenth century]

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Monday, October 26, 2009 - 8:36pm
SCSECS: South Central Society for Eighteenth Century Studies

Inviting papers that explore any aspect of humans' perception of or relationships with other animals for a panel at SCSECS annual conference, Salt Lake City, Feb. 25-27 2010. Deadline for paper proposals is Dec. 1.

The Landscape of Love 3/1/10; 11/11-14/10)

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Monday, October 26, 2009 - 2:32pm
Cynthia J. Miller/Film & History

Call for Papers
"The Landscape of Love: Nature and the Environment in Film and Television"
2010 Film & History Conference: Representations of Love in Film and Television
November 11-14, 2010
Hyatt Regency Milwaukee
www.uwosh.edu/filmandhistory
Second-Round Deadline: March 1, 2010

AREA: "The Landscape of Love: Nature and the Environment in Film and Television"

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