category: film and television

20th Biennial Conference, Mont Fleur, Stellenbosch, South Africa

full name / name of organization: 
Southern African Society for Medieval and Renaissance Studies
contact email: 
viljol@telkomsa.net

The theme of the Conference is "Afterlives: Survival and Revival".

What Postcolonial Theory Doesn't Say, July 3-5, 2010, University of York

full name / name of organization: 
University of York
contact email: 
ziad12@gmail.com

Call for Papers and Panels
What Postcolonial Theory Doesn’t Say

TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY MEDIEVALISMS (12/31/09; Plymouth State Medieval and Renaissance Forum 4/16-17/10)

full name / name of organization: 
The Society for the Study of Popular Culture and the Middle Ages
contact email: 
Popular.Culture.and.the.Middle.Ages@gmail.com

TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY MEDIEVALISMS:
CONTEMPORARY RE-CREATIONS OF THE MEDIEVAL

CALL FOR PAPERS
PROPOSALS DUE BY 12/31/09

cfp: Reception: Texts, Readers, Audiences, History 8/15/2009

full name / name of organization: 
Reception Study Society c/o Phil Goldstein
contact email: 
pgold@udel.edu

The editors of Reception: Texts, Readers, Audiences, History, the journal of the Reception Study Society, invite submissions for its second issue, which will appear in the fall of 2009.

[UPDATE] Call for Book reviews on Visual Arts

full name / name of organization: 
Rupkatha Journal
contact email: 
editor@rupkatha.com

Authors are invited to contribute reviews of book on Visual Arts for the Special Autumn Issue, 2009. Reviews can be submitted on books dealing with

Lost Pasts/Broken Futures: Forgetting as Narrative Crisis in Film: NEMLA April 7-11 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Thomas Knauer
contact email: 
thomas.knauer@sunyit.edu

NEMLA, Montreal, Quebec April 7-11 2010

Lost Pasts/Broken Futures: Forgetting as Narrative Crisis in Film

April 7-11, 2010 Textual Refigurations: Examining the Practice of Rewriting Old Texts into New Contexts. A 2010 NeMLA panel

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Moder
contact email: 
wsduffy@buffalo.edu

This panel will examine the practice of importing characters and plot lines from one literary work to another.

CFP Colporteurs' Conference 2009 "Spaces, Places, Landscapes", 23 September 2009. Abstracts deadline: 31 July 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Irina Marchesini, Luca Pasquale, Luca Vancini - University of Bologna, Italy.
contact email: 
colporteurs2009@libero.it

The group Colporteurs is pleased to announce their annual conference, which will be held on Wednesday, 23rd September 2009 at the Department of Italian Studies at Bologna University (via Zamboni, 32

[UPDATE] Pockets of Change: Cultural Adaptations and Transitions

full name / name of organization: 
The University of Queensland, Work-in-Progress conference
contact email: 
wipconference@gmail.com

Pockets of Change: Cultural Adaptations and Transitions
13th Annual Work-in-Progress Conference
The University of Queensland, St. Lucia campus
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
September 4-6, 2009

Journal of Philosophy: A Cross-Disciplinary Inquiry

full name / name of organization: 
Philosophical Society of Nepal
contact email: 
philosophical_journal@yahoo.com

The Philosophical Society of Nepal, and its reviewed Journal of Philosophy: A Cross-Disciplinary Inquiry, seeks articles in a wide range of philosophical topics and from a wide range of perspectives,

[Update] Spatialities: Dynamic Places and Spaces. ABSTRACTS DUE JULY !

full name / name of organization: 
Rice University
contact email: 
rice.symposium@gmail.com

Rice Graduate Symposium
October 2-3, 2009
Rice University, Houston, TX

Call For Papers
Submission Deadline: July 1, 2009

[UPDATE] “Catastrophe and the Cure”: The Politics of Post-9/11 Music (Deadline July 1, 2009)

full name / name of organization: 
Anthology Theorizing Post-9/11 Music
contact email: 
post911anthology@gmail.com

In current debates about the War in Iraq, it has become commonplace for politicians and journalists to conjure the specter of the Vietnam War as a means of quantifying the impact of the current war in American culture and throughout the world. Surprisingly, though, few have scrutinized these comparisons to examine the differences between the popular music of the Vietnam era and the music of the current post-9/11 era. While the Vietnam era found countless bands and musicians responding in protest to that war, there has arguably been a significantly smaller amount of contemporary musicians who have taken overt stances, in their music, about the politics of post-9/11 life, in America and elsewhere.

_“Catastrophe and the Cure”: The Politics of Post-9/11 Music_ is the title of a proposed anthology examining “post-9/11” music. Abstracts are sought for articles attempting to theorize what post-9/11 music is, if such a category can be said to exist, and what political action it takes (or needs to take), if any. Proposed articles should be theoretically engaged and should be written with an academic readership in mind. Of particular interest are abstracts that seek to extend discussions of post-9/11 music beyond the bands/musicians/albums—U2, _The Rising_, The Dixie Chicks, Toby Keith, etc.—typically associated with 9/11.
We are especially interested in abstracts on the work of underrepresented groups, such as non-white, LGBT, female, non-western, etc. bands and musicians. Topics may include, but are not limited to, the following:

[UPDATE] Literature and Film: 2nd International Graduate Conference (November 2009)

full name / name of organization: 
Ozden Sozalan/Istanbul University
contact email: 
literatureand@gmail.com

"LITERATURE AND FILM" 2nd International Graduate Conference (Istanbul University, Istanbul, Turkey, November 2009)

Transpacific Visions of Native America: Collection (Deadline for Abstracts: September 15, 2009)

full name / name of organization: 
National Ilan University (Taiwan)
contact email: 
transpacificindigenous@gmail.com

Western scholarship has historically adopted a vision of contemporary aboriginal literature and art as categorizable along racial, cultural, regional and historical characteristics.

Frontier Technology/Techno-Frontiers: Technology and the American West (8/15/09; 10/29/09-10/31/09)

full name / name of organization: 
John R. Milton Writers' Conference / The University of South Dakota
contact email: 
Lee.Roripaugh@usd.edu

Please join us for the biennial John R. Milton Writers' Conference, held October 29-31, 2009, at The University of South Dakota in Vermillion, South Dakota.

Call for Book Reviews

full name / name of organization: 
MP: an Online Feminist Journal
contact email: 
Lynda_hinkle@yahoo.com

MP Journal, an online international feminist journal (http://www.academinist.org/mp/) is currently seeking book reviews for future issues.

[UPDATE] "Leaps of Faith" SAMLA Atlanta 11/6-11/9/2009 DEADLINE 7/8/2009

full name / name of organization: 
Stephen J. Gallagher
contact email: 
jeng_steveg@hotmail.com

South Atlantic MLA Atlanta GA 11/6-11/9/2009

This panel will interrogate the upsurge of the new(?)

MISSED CONNECTIONS Penn Humanities Forum Graduate Conference 2/19/10

full name / name of organization: 
Graduate Humanities Forum, University of Pennsylvania
contact email: 
nichols.rachael@gmail.com

MISSED CONNECTIONS

Unlikely Bedfellows: Unexpected Collaborations Within the Information Environment ALISE Conference 2010 – January 12-15, 2010; B

full name / name of organization: 
Cindy Welch/ALISE - Historical Perspectives Special Interest Group
contact email: 
cwelch11@utk.edu

CFP: Unlikely Bedfellows: Unexpected Collaborations Within the Information Environment
ALISE Conference 2010 – January 12-15, 2010; Boston, MA

Kate Chopin International Society Panel- submission deadline 6/19/09!

full name / name of organization: 
Kate Chopin International Society
contact email: 
kobrien1@memphis.edu

The KCIS is newly affiliated with the Society for the Study of American Women Writers and, as such, we will be presenting a panel at the SSAWW conference being held in Philadelphia on October 21-24.

Myth and Reality: Language, Literature, and Culture in Modern Ireland (Oct. 29-30; due 08/31/2009)

full name / name of organization: 
Dalarna University Centre for Irish Studies, DUCIS, at Dalarna University
contact email: 
cza@du.se

According to mythographer Lewis Spence a myth explains “our relation to the universe, the environment or a social programme”.

[UPDATE] Postcolonial Actualities: Past and Present - 6th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference, 16 and 17 October 2009, Austin TX

full name / name of organization: 
Program in Comparative Literature, The University of Texas at Austin
contact email: 
sessolo@mail.utexas.edu

The deadline for submitting an abstract for the conference "Postcolonial Actualities: Past and Present" to be held at the University of Texas at Austin on October 16 and 17, 2009, has been postponed t

Ireland and Wales: Correspondences

full name / name of organization: 
Laura Wainwright Cardiff University
contact email: 
wainwrightl@cardiff.ac.uk

Ireland and Wales: Correspondences
Call for Papers

[UPDATE] EXTENSION "Utopian Spaces of British Literature and Culture, 1890-1945"

full name / name of organization: 
English Faculty, University of Oxford (UK)
contact email: 
utopianspaces@ell.ox.ac.uk

"Utopian Spaces of British Literature and Culture, 1890-1945"
18 September 2009
University of Oxford

***NOTE: The deadline for submission of abstracts has been extended until 15 July. Registration will open after this date; the registration form will be available for download on the conference website.***

From the fin de siècle to the Second World War, the construction of alternative social and private spaces exerted a peculiar fascination for many British writers. The cataclysmic historical events of the period stimulated Utopian thinking and feeling even as they seemed to make them problematic or impossible. At the same time radical demands for new spaces, whether political, religious or aesthetic, also generated new ways of reading and writing the familiar urban and domestic spaces of everyday life.

The focus of the conference is on the spatial manifestations, geographies and practices of Utopianism, rather than on Utopianism as a category of millenarian anticipation. Papers are invited which address the various material and imaginary spatial forms of the Utopian impulse in the literature of period. How do certain spaces become associated with particular political or aesthetic visions of modernity? Does the Utopian bear a particular affinity to some spaces, rather than to others? Is the Utopian impulse articulated as a desire for order or anarchy?

Please send an abstract of no more than 250 words in length, including your name, position and institutional affiliation to utopianspaces@ell.ox.ac.uk. Deadline for submission: 15 July 2009.

Plenary speakers: Professor Jay Winter (Yale); Dr Matthew Beaumont (UCL); Iain Sinclair (London)

For further information, accommodation possibilities and updates please visit our website: http://www.utopianspaces.org

[UPDATE] "Carver Across The Curriculum: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Teaching the Fiction and Poetry of Raymond Carver

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Paul Grant, Memorial University of Newfoundland
contact email: 
pgrant@swgc.mun.ca

CARVER ACROSS THE CURRICULUM: INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACHES to TEACHING the FICTION and POETRY of RAYMOND CARVER
Cambridge Scholars Publishing

Edited by Paul B. Grant

18th Colloquium on Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literatures and Linguistics. Abstracts deadline: September 1, 2009. Austin, Texas

full name / name of organization: 
The University of Texas at Austin, Graduate Student Organization
contact email: 
18coloquiout@gmail.com

Exploring Childhood Studies

full name / name of organization: 
Rutgers University-Camden/Graduate Students of Department of Childhood Studies
contact email: 
mmodica@vfcc.edu; ptcox@camden.rutgers.edu; anandini@camden.rutgers.edu

Department of Childhood Studies
Rutgers University, Camden

Call for Papers – Exploring Childhood Studies

Jack London Society Panel for the ALA Symposium on American Fiction 1890-Present at Savannah, October 8-10

full name / name of organization: 
Jack London Society
contact email: 
kbrandt@scad.edu

The Jack London Society is sponsoring a panel at this year's American Literature Association Symposium on American Fiction 1890-Present, October 8-10, 2009.

[UPDATE]The Beautiful and the Good: Exploring the Beauty Controversy in Contemporary Fiction DEADLINE EXTENDED

full name / name of organization: 
Margaret E. Mitchell/ SAMLA (Atlanta, GA, November 6-8 2009)
contact email: 
mmitchel@westga.edu

Writers, philosophers and artists have long pondered the relationship between the beautiful and the good.

NeMLA 2010 Convention: April 7-11; Montreal, Quebec

full name / name of organization: 
Javier Venturi / University of Massachusetts
contact email: 
jventuri@spanport.umass.edu

Amnesia and Memory in Contemporary Spanish Cinema:

[UPDATE] “Catastrophe and the Cure”: The Politics of Post-9/11 Music (Deadline July 1, 2009)

full name / name of organization: 
Anthology Theorizing Post-9/11 Music
contact email: 
post911anthology@gmail.com

In current debates about the War in Iraq, it has become commonplace for politicians and journalists to conjure the specter of the Vietnam War as a means of quantifying the impact of the current war in American culture and throughout the world. Surprisingly, though, few have scrutinized these comparisons to examine the differences between the popular music of the Vietnam era and the music of the current post-9/11 era. While the Vietnam era found countless bands and musicians responding in protest to that war, there has arguably been a significantly smaller amount of contemporary musicians who have taken overt stances, in their music, about the politics of post-9/11 life, in America and elsewhere.

_“Catastrophe and the Cure”: The Politics of Post-9/11 Music_ is the title of a proposed anthology examining “post-9/11” music. Abstracts are sought for articles attempting to theorize what post-9/11 music is, if such a category can be said to exist, and what political action it takes (or needs to take), if any. Proposed articles should be theoretically engaged and should be written with an academic readership in mind. Of particular interest are abstracts that seek to extend discussions of post-9/11 music beyond the bands/musicians/albums—U2, _The Rising_, The Dixie Chicks, Toby Keith, etc.—typically associated with 9/11.
We are especially interested in abstracts on the work of underrepresented groups, such as non-white, LGBT, female, non-western, etc. bands and musicians. Topics may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Ireland and Wales: Correspondences

full name / name of organization: 
Laura Wainwright / Cardiff University
contact email: 
Wainwrightl@cardiff.ac.uk

Ireland and Wales: Correspondences

Call for Papers

Passions:Promises and Perils Conference call for abstracts; extended deadline JUNE 29

full name / name of organization: 
Graduate Program in Communication, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
contact email: 
passions_conference@googlegroups.com

Passions: Promises and Perils

Conference hosted by the Graduate Program in Communication
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Date: October 16-17, 2009

CFP : We Want Roses Too : Gender and Sexuality in Recent Cinema

full name / name of organization: 
Jura Gentium Cinema : www.jgcinema.org
contact email: 
f.dellucchese@gmail.com

The journal Jura Gentium Cinema (www.jgcinema.org) seeks submissions for a publication entitled “We Want Roses Too”.

GOING CARIBBEAN! EXTENDED DEADLINE: JUNE 15th

full name / name of organization: 
University of Lisbon
contact email: 
caribbean@fl.ul.pt
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