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Digital Adaptation(s)

Wednesday, July 7, 2010 - 12:39pm
English Graduate Organization at Western Illinois University

Papers for a panel on digital adaptation during the EGO Conference Humanities in the Digital Age
October 22-23, 2010, Macomb, Illinois
EGO site:

Adaptations have long taken advantage of emergent forms to extend, re-tell, and appropriate previous literary works. The very nature of adaptations is to re-interpret previous texts into new iterations, often in the guise of these emergent forms, whether the printed book, the novel, films, or the internet. This panel seeks to consider the manifestation of adaptations in digital forms and to pose questions such as:

Transformative Journeys: Literature, Faith, and Metamorphosis

Wednesday, July 7, 2010 - 12:33pm
2011 Western Regional Conference on Christianity & Literature, Vanguard University of Southern California

The 2011 Western Regional Conference on Christianity & Literature (hosted by Vanguard University of Southern California) invites proposals for scholarly or creative panels, interdisciplinary sessions, round tables, or individual fifteen to twenty-minute presentations on the interface between literary studies and Christianity. Special consideration will be given to papers relating to the conference theme, "transformative journeys."

Post-War Serbian Film—2011 SCMS Panel in New Orleans (03/10-03/13)

Wednesday, July 7, 2010 - 11:41am
Zoran Samardzija, Columbia College Chicago; Steven Shaviro, Wayne State University

This panel explores Serbian Film post-1999 and the NATO bombings that marked the end to a decade of wars throughout the former Yugoslavia. Since then, Serbian films may not have received the same international attention as those released during the wars, perhaps because the former Yugoslav Republics and the Balkans no longer hold the same perverse fascination in the Western imaginary. Yet, the last decade has produced the most disturbing and challenging films since the Yugoslav "Black Wave" cinemas of the 1960s. Prospective panelists are invited to submit proposals on recent Serbian film in relation to topics including but not limited to:

· The NATO bombings

· The overthrow of Slobodan Milošević and his subsequent Hague trial

Queer Leadership and Scholastic Development Conference

Wednesday, July 7, 2010 - 10:51am
Organizers: University of Texas at El Paso's Rainbow Miner Initiative

November 13th, 2010
CFP Deadline: August 1st, 2010

Conference URL:

The Queer Leadership and Scholastic Development Conference is a venue for dialogue about LGBTQI issues via academic scholarship and theoretically grounded activism. This forum will allow students to share methods and ideas for researching Queer issues across various disciplines. The aim is to address issues of gender and sexuality both inside and outside of academia.
Suggested Topics:
We invite submissions for individual papers, panels, and roundtable discussions that examine LGBTQI issues. Examples of topics include, but are not limited to:

Always Look on The Bright Side of Life (Oct. 7-9, 2010 in Atlanta, GA)

Wednesday, July 7, 2010 - 10:18am
New Voices Conference/Georgia State Graduate English Association

Georgia State New Voices Conference 2010, October 7-9:

What makes us laugh? Why is humor such an important cross-cultural phenomenon and universal human trait? What are the genres of humor and comedy? Can postmodernism and critical theory be funny? How can we teach humor? What are the theories of laughter? How do we research and write about humor, comedy, laughter, wit, satire, and jokes across disciplines? How global is humor? What is the place of humor in academia and in popular culture?

UPDATE New Cultures of Ageing: Narratives, Fictions, Methods & Researching the Future; deadline Nov 20011; event 04/08 - 09/11

Wednesday, July 7, 2010 - 9:51am
Prof. Philip Tew, Brunel University



New Cultures of Ageing:
Narratives, Fictions, Methods & Researching the Future

8th – 9th April 2011

An interdisciplinary conference organized by the NDA-funded FCMAP Group of Investigators and by the BCCW Research Group, Brunel University, London.


Will Self
Fay Weldon

[DEADLINE EXTENDED] Tim O'Brien Panel, ALA Symposium on Fiction, Oct.8-9, Savannah

Tuesday, July 6, 2010 - 11:04pm
American Literature Association

The Truth of War: Tim O'Brien Panel, ALA Symposium on Fiction, Oct.8-9, Savannah

"The sense of uncertainty must be very similar — the soldiers' hearts in Iraq must be similar to the soldiers' hearts in Vietnam." ~ Tim O'Brien, 2005 to an audience in Valparaiso, Indiana

[UPDATE] Edited Volume - Asexualities: Feminist and Queer Perspectives (Deadline: July 15, 2010)

Tuesday, July 6, 2010 - 9:55pm
Karli June Cerankowski, Stanford University; Megan Milks, University of Illinois at Chicago

"Asexual: a person who does not experience sexual attraction." This definition is provided on the homepage of the Asexual Visibility and Education Network (AVEN), a web community of nearly 30,000 members worldwide that is generally considered the mouthpiece of the asexual community. AVEN's political platform calls for the depathologization of asexuality and the recognition of asexuality as a legitimate sexual orientation, with AVEN working toward these goals through an engagement with a variety of media – their website, blogs and discussion boards, guest appearances on television talk shows, documentary film, and participation in public events like Pride parades and public sex workshops.