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Call for Articles in Communication/Media/Journalism studies

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016 - 1:09pm
Hungarian Communication Studies Association

KOME, an international Open Access journal published by the Hungarian Communication Studies Association is currently seeking articles for its 2016 issues.

Spooks, Spies and Intelligence Communities: Narrative, Film and Culture

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016 - 12:07pm
Brunel Centre for Contemporary Writing , University of Brunel

In the post-1945 Cold War, in the post-millennial 9/11 period with Daesh-influenced ideological cultural clashes, the concept of undercover espionage and the spy has returned center-stage if in a different set of cultural markers. During the post 1945 era we had Checkpoint Charlie, moles, counter-intelligence and now one is faced with a vocabulary consisting of betrayers, Western-sponsored agents who are beheaded in the Middle East, Ukrainian counter-intelligence agents who are betrayed on both sides. How do social, filmic and literary narratives deal with such broad paradigms? What is the aesthetic of espionage and counter-espionage? Historically such issues have a long resonance, stretching back to at least the reign of the first Elizabeth in England.

DEADLINE EXTENDED: The Worlds of John Thelwall (NYC: 12/15/16; 6/25/16)

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016 - 10:58am
Fordham Romanticism Group

THE WORLDS OF JOHN THELWALL

The Fordham Romanticism Group and the John Thelwall Society invite paper proposals for a one-day symposium to be held at Fordham University in New York City on 25 June 2016. Building on the inaugural John Thelwall Society conference held at the University of Notre Dame's London Center in 2014, "The Worlds of John Thelwall" will consider how Thelwall and his contemporaries thought about the global scene.

Plenary: Judith Thompson (Dalhousie University): "John Thelwall, Global Citizen: Revolution, Anti-Imperialism, Education"

Papers might attend to how the works of Thelwall and other writers from the Romantic era relate to:

Sustainability and Relevance: The Independent Library in 2016

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016 - 10:35am
Association of Independent Libraries

Independent libraries occupy a unique place in the world's cultural life. Rather than seeing independent libraries as niche or elitist, the Financial Times described the UK's independent libraries as 'havens of books, conversation and cultural events with histories stretching back centuries.' The role and function of the independent library is a little-explored area, but growing numbers of scholars and researchers are joining the public in working in and around these institutions. As a space, the independent library generates lively debate around literacy, the role of the state, local and national identity, and cultural value.

Reminder: Andrew Davies: the Screenwriter as Adaptor (18th March, 2016)

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016 - 7:52am
De Montfort University

Keynote and plenary discussion with Andrew Davies

In celebration of the newly acquired Andrew Davies archive, the Centre of Adaptations and Centre for Textual Studies, De Montfort University, are hosting a one-day conference on the British screenwriter. Alongside entering into a conversation about the writer's oeuvre, conference delegates will be invited to attend a discussion with Davies and visit a new exhibition at De Montfort University's Heritage Centre. Archival materials on display will include original scripts from some of Davies' most loved adaptations, such as Pride and Prejudice, alongside letters and notes between Davies and his collaborators.

Samuel Beckett and World Literature

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Tuesday, January 19, 2016 - 7:20am
Thirthankar Chakraborty / University of Kent

Keynotes

Stanley E. Gontarski, Fábio de Souza Andrade

Almost unknown before the première of En attendant Godot in 1953, the immediate success of the play led to Samuel Beckett very quickly acquiring an international reputation. Since then, his works have been translated into numerous languages, and have exerted a considerable influence upon art and literature across the world. The award of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1969 confirmed Beckett's status as a major figure in world literature.

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