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CFP: Creative Translation: Film Adaptation (grad) (2/10/06; 4/7/06-4/8/06)

updated: 
Saturday, January 14, 2006 - 2:47pm
Maggie Gover

  Creative Translation: Film Adaptation
   
  (dis)junctions: lost in translation
  April 7-8, 2006
  University of California, Riverside
   
  This panel will consist of papers discussing various concerns of film adaptations. What problems arise when adapting a work of literature to a screenplay? How do various adaptations of the same work use the primary text differently in their adaptations? What role does fidelity play in screenplay adaptation? What problems in auteur/authorship arise in screenplay adaptation? Etc.
   

CFP: Queer Canadian Cinema (3/15/06; MLA '06)

updated: 
Saturday, January 14, 2006 - 2:47pm
Julia A. Mendenhall

CFP: "Blame Canada"? Queer Canadian Cinema.
Special Session Proposal
MLA 2006, Philadelphia

Papers exploring extra-ordinary desires, refractory subjectivities, unruly
narratives, curious genre
crossings, subversive genders and sexualities, or other queer provocations
in Canadian feature films.
1-page abstracts by 15 March 2006 to Julia Mendenhall (
julia.mendenhall_at_utoronto.ca).

Julia A. Mendenhall
Temple University, English
 juliam_at_temple.edu
University of Toronto, Cinema Studies
julia.mendenhall_at_utoronto.ca

CFP: Brokeback Mountain (3/31/06; collection)

updated: 
Saturday, January 14, 2006 - 2:46pm
Jesse Matz

Call for Papers:

For a collection of essays and reflections on the Annie Proulx story and/or the
Ang Lee film.

Please send 300-500 word abstracts (or questions) to:

William Handley <handley_at_usc.edu>
or
Jesse Matz <matzj_at_kenyon.edu>

Deadline: March 31, 2006

CFP: Catastrophe and Representation (3/1/06; journal issue)

updated: 
Saturday, January 14, 2006 - 2:46pm
Lois Wolfe

FACS Literary Journal

Florida Atlantic University Comparative Studies=20

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Call for Papers: Catastrophe and Representation

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Images of catastrophe increasingly assault us through the media. The =
world is reeling from the effects of war, natural disasters, famine, and =
disease. Violence - natural and unnatural - has become a standard motif =
in contemporary storytelling, cultural documentation and sociopolitical =
reportage. How, then, is such representation captured and =
characterized? What is being said and unsaid, and why? Is catastrophe a =
comparative experience?

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CFP: Reading Code (3/17/06; MLA '06)

updated: 
Saturday, January 14, 2006 - 2:46pm
Rita Raley

The Media & Literature discussion group is arranging the following session for the MLA meeting in Philadelphia, December 2006:

"Reading Code"

Papers on the aesthetics, politics, and poetics of code; machine translation; relations between natural languages & programming languages; codework; protocols; genetic code and biomedia; operational text.

Abstracts and brief CVs by March 17 to Rita Raley <raley at english.ucsb.edu>.

UPDATE: Confronting Danger (1/15/06; 4/6/06-4/9/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, January 10, 2006 - 2:34pm
Carrie Collenberg

CONFRONTING DANGER Update: Please note that we have extended the date
for proposal submittals to January 15th.

Call for Papers:

The graduate students in the Department of German, Scandinavian & Dutch
of
the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities are pleased to announce the
upcoming conference, "Confronting Danger," which will take place April
6-9,
2006.

UPDATE: Emerging Spaces, Transforming Scapes (1/20/06; 3/24/06-3/26/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, January 10, 2006 - 2:33pm
fcty

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UPDATE: Emerging Spaces, Transforming Scapes - New Adjunct Workshop and Web Site

Deadline: January 20th, 2006

If you could, please post this update concerning "Emerging Spaces, Transforming Scapes," the Intersections Graduate Student Creative Conference 2006, in Toronto:

In association with the Toronto Universities Policy Discussion Group (TUPDiG) a new Adjunct Workshop and Web Site have been developed. For more information concerning the workshop and the conference please see the details that follow below, or please check the web site at the following URL:

CFP: Class, Reportage and War (3/15/06; MLA '06)

updated: 
Tuesday, January 10, 2006 - 2:33pm
Todd Vogel

Class, Reportage and War
The MLA Division on Non-fiction Prose, Excluding Auto-biography is hosting a
panel on class, reportage and war that is designed to plumb the class
underpinnings of supposedly factual reporting. Whether in a straight news
story, a feature article or a longer non-fiction piece, for years reporters
have made their journalistic reputations on their war correspondence. These
reports, like other cultural texts in society, are larded with class-based
ideologies that say much about power and social organization. Papers for
this panel may focus on a writer, a piece or a publication. It may seek
comparisons between a distant war and the current war in Iraq or a

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