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National Borders and Medieval Spaces (08/10/2010; Kalamazoo, MI 5/12-15/10)

Saturday, July 3, 2010 - 5:30pm
University or Oregon, Department of Romance Languages

Panel Title: "National Borders and Medieval Spaces"

This panel investigates the role modern national geographic, linguistic and textual borders play in our understanding and reading of the medieval past. Under question in this panel are concepts related to pure vs. hybrid languages, genres and literatures, national literary canons, borders and border spaces, and the idea of community, whether political, literary, or otherwise. Ideally this panel includes a broad range of
European literary traditions and aims to problematize the divide between medieval and modern. The notion of borders is broadly conceived and can address nation, discipline, time, genre, gender, etc. Areas of investigation might include:

TV Series in the World: Changing Places / Places of Exchange – 15-16-17June 2011, University of Le Havre, France

Saturday, July 3, 2010 - 12:00pm
Groupe de Recherche Identités et Cultures, University of Le Havre

This interdisciplinary conference aims at examining the TV series of/in different countries (USA, UK, France, Spain, Hispanic America, Brazil, India, Japan, Korea, Russia, Canada, Oceania, Africa …) through the prisms of exchange, transposition and transfer. We welcome a variety of approaches – aesthetic, narrative, linguistic, cultural, ideological, historical, geographical… – in order to explore the following aspects:

Latino Cultures of NYC

Saturday, July 3, 2010 - 11:12am
New York Institute of Technology

New York Institute of Technology announces its seventh interdisciplinary conference, "Latino Cultures of NYC." Scholars from a range of disciplines are invited to interpret the theme broadly for this one-day conference at NYiT's Columbus Circle campus on Friday, March 4, 2011.

Leon Edel Prize: Henry James Review (November 1, 2010)

Friday, July 2, 2010 - 10:21am
Henry James Review

Leon Edel Prize

The Leon Edel Prize is awarded annually for the best essay on Henry James by a beginning scholar. The prize carries with it an award of $150, and the prize-winning essay will be published in HJR.

The competition is open to applicants who have not held a full-time academic appointment for more than four years. Independent scholars and graduate students are encouraged to apply.

Essays should be 20-30 pages (including notes), original, and not under submission elsewhere or previously published.

Send submissions (4 copies, produced according to current MLA style, and with return postage enclosed) to:

CFP: Lost and Othered Children

Friday, July 2, 2010 - 9:20am
Debbie Olson

Edited Collection: Lost and Othered Children in Contemporary Cinema

Call for contributions to Starlight and Shadows: Images of Lost and Othered Children in Contemporary Cinema. [tentative title]

Seeking original articles for an edited collection about lost and "Othered" children in contemporary cinema (from 1980 to the present). In contrast to traditional portraits of sweetness and light, there is a large body of cinematic works that provide a counter note of darkness to the more common notion of the innocent and pure child. These films depict childhood as a site of knowingness, despair, sexuality, death, and even madness. This collection's project is to explore this filmic imagining of the dark side of childhood.


Friday, July 2, 2010 - 12:58am
BOOK TITLE: New Studies in Eighteenth-Century Literature and Culture.

New Studies in Eighteenth-Century Literature and Culture is a collection of essays featuring the work of established and emerging scholars in the areas of eighteenth-century commerce, race, law, genre and gender. The century that witnessed capitalistic growth, slavery and, in some countries, the abolition movement, the emerging of newly distinctive literary genres and fashionably defined gender roles is no longer understood as simply the time of Augustan restrictions and budding Romantic sensibilities.

[UPDATE] Deadline extended to July 20! Communicating Forms: Aesthetics, Relationality, Collaboration

Thursday, July 1, 2010 - 6:06pm
University of Chicago Departments of English Language and Art History

Call for Papers and Creative Proposals:
Communicating Forms: Aesthetics, Relationality, Collaboration
Fifth Annual English Graduate Conference, University of Chicago
A joint conference between English Language & Literature and Art History

October 21-22
Keynote speaker: Leo Bersani

Animal Rights and Deep Water Horizon (Deadline for Abstracts: 8/1; Conference: 10/8-9

Thursday, July 1, 2010 - 9:53am
Sean Kelly/FGCU Humanities and Sustainability Conference

Call for papers for a panel on Animal Rights and Deepwater Horizon at the 2nd Annual Florida Gulf Coast University Humanities and Sustainability Conference (October 8-9 at FGCU, Fort Myers, FL)

The U.S. popular media had constructed the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico as an environmental, ecological, economic, and even political disaster. While all of these are undeniably fair readings of the catastrophe, these same outlets have not expended much of an effort considering the effect that this event can and should have on how we perceive our duties and responsibilities toward the individual animals impacted by it.

Beyond Adaptation: Appropriations, Allusions and Intertextuality One-Day Postgraduate Symposium Thusrday 27th January 2011

Thursday, July 1, 2010 - 9:41am
De Montfort University, Leicester, England

As the field of adaptation studies progresses away from questions of 'infidelity' and the 'betrayal' of source material, a new set of disciplines and theories have emerged to help us understand the relationship between texts. It is now understood that artistic works are not single entities created independently of culture, but can be understood as an amalgamation of influences, allusions, and borrowings from previous texts. This intertextual model for the mapping of texts and their influences provokes questions about the very nature of adaptation. What is adaptation, and how does it differ from intertextuality? Do boundaries between texts exist? How have multiplicity and intertextuality altered perceptions of storytelling across mediums?