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CFP: Lost and Othered Children

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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.

[UPDATE] COLLECTION OF ESSAYS ON 18TH-CENTURY LITERATURE 7/31/2010

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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

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

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JULY 20, 2010
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

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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

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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?

We're plotting our evil, feminist agenda: Women's Documentaries

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Wednesday, June 30, 2010 - 2:16pm
42nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

Call for Papers

We're plotting our evil, feminist agenda: Women's Documentaries

42nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

April 7-10, 2011

New Brunswick, NJ – Hyatt New Brunswick

Host Institution: Rutgers University

Over a year ago I took a course on Women's Modernist Documentaries with Prof. Jane Marcus at the CUNY Graduate Center. This panel is an extension/continuation of the work I began with Prof. Marcus, and my interest in Gellhorn's war journalism and Welty's photography.

[UPDATE] "Surrounded by Bodies": Contact, Corporeality, and the Long Eighteenth Century (Deadline: September 15, 2010)

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Wednesday, June 30, 2010 - 10:14am
ASECS Graduate Student Caucus

Much has been said about bodies, yet the body still remains one of the most contested concepts in fields such as anthropology, art, history, literature, medicine, philosophy, religion, and gender/sexuality. In *An Essay Concerning Human Understanding* (1689), John Locke noted that all "are born into the world, being surrounded by bodies that perpetually and diversely affect them." By conceptualizing the world as one of bodies in contact, his assertion prefaced a growing eighteenth-century preoccupation with corporeality. This panel seeks to explore such investigations of the body by examining how these figures wrote about and experienced bodies, health, illness, contagion, mixture, and death.

Material Cultures conference, 9/15/2010

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Tuesday, June 29, 2010 - 11:10pm
University of Ottawa

Material Cultures

May 6-8, 2011
Department of English, University of Ottawa

How do objects circulate in our social, imaginary, and textual worlds? What are the politics of material culture and how do these politics inform our reading of historical and contemporary texts? In what ways do we perceive and come to know the material world, and in what ways does the material make and unmake this "we"? Proposals for papers are invited for a conference on Material Cultures in Canadian and Transnational Contexts, the 2011 edition of the Canadian Literature Symposium at the University of Ottawa. Interdisciplinary, hemispheric, and theoretical approaches to the conference theme are welcome.

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