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(UPDATE)Beyond Adaptation: Appropriations, Allusions and Intertextuality One-Day Postgraduate Symposium Thusrday 27th January 20

Thursday, November 11, 2010 - 5:52am
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?

Bodies in Movement: Intersecting Discourses of Materiality in the Sciences and the Arts (interdisciplinary conference)

Wednesday, November 10, 2010 - 9:13pm
Department of English Literature, University of Edinburgh

Conference CfP:

'Bodies in Movement: Intersecting Discourses of Materiality in the Sciences and the Arts'

The University of Edinburgh, UK, May 28-29 2011

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

Dr. Patricia MacCormack (Anglia Ruskin University)
Dr. Luciana Parisi (Goldsmiths, University of London)
Dr. Johanna Oksala (University of Dundee)

[UPDATE] Mobility and Migration in Canadian and Quebec Literatures

Wednesday, November 10, 2010 - 8:00pm
The Association for Canadian and Quebec Literatures / L'association des littératures canadiennes et québécoises

The Association for Canadian and Québec Literatures (ACQL)
L'Association des littératures canadienne et québécoise (ALCQ)

Call for Papers / Appel à communications
(Le texte français suit)

Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences
University of New Brunswick and St. Thomas University
Fredericton, New Brunswick
May 28-30, 2011

Mobility and Migration in Canadian and Quebec Writing

The Association for Canadian and Québec Literatures is pleased to invite papers on the subject of mobility and migration in the literature of Québec and of Canada for the purposes of its 2011 conference to be held in Fredericton.

[UPDATED] Forms of Devotion: Fan Culture(s) and Transformative Works DEADLINE 12 Nov 2010

Wednesday, November 10, 2010 - 3:06pm
Regina Yung Lee / American Comparative Literature Association

This panel at the ACLA annual meeting (Vancouver, March 31- April 3, 2011) seeks to actively engage with the transnational, translational, affective, and transformative aspects of fandom communities, especially in (but not limited to) new media contexts. As Donna Haraway puts it, "when were love and knowledge not co-constitutive?" What are fan culture's canon and literacies? Who actively reads fandom's texts, and what does that literacy entail? What social constructs govern and emerge from these subcultural activities? And whose purposes do these questions serve?

Older Women & Life Story Narratives in Fiction panel at the New Cultures of Ageing Conference, 8-9 April 2011

Wednesday, November 10, 2010 - 12:38pm
Emma Filtness, Brunel University

On the 8-9 April 2011, Brunel University will hold the 'New Cultures of Ageing Conference', an interdisciplinary event focusing on representations of ageing in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Keynote speakers include Fay Weldon and Will Self. For more information about the conference, please visit:

Rap and Hip Hop Culture - American Culture/Pop Culture Association

Wednesday, November 10, 2010 - 12:22pm
American Culture Association/Pop Culture Association (Southwest)


PCA/ACA & Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations
Joint Conference
April 20-23, 2011
San Antonio, TX
Proposal submission deadline: December 15, 2010
Conference hotel: Marriott Rivercenter San Antonio
101 Bowie Street
San Antonio, Texas 78205 USA
Phone: 1-210-223-1000

Apocalypse Literature Panel, American Literature Association

Wednesday, November 10, 2010 - 12:14pm
Amanda Wicks, Louisiana State University

Apocalypse, post-apocalypse, atomic and nuclear narratives have increasingly shifted from the science fiction genre to pervade American literature as a whole. Authors such as Thomas Pynchon, Don DeLillo and Cormac McCarthy, among many others, consider historical or imagined catastrophes that usher in new sensibilities, while simultaneously shattering connections to the past. Traditionally, apocalypse narratives attempt to assert order and coherence where none previously existed. Does apocalypse literature still presume control over disaster? What has apocalypse literature come to signify in the U.S.? What does apocalypse literature offer? How have imagined or real endings come to be portrayed in American literature?

Women and Mythology

Wednesday, November 10, 2010 - 10:33am
Association for Study of Women and Mythology

The Association for the Study of Women and Mythology (ASWM) invites proposals for presentations at two regional symposia in 2011: for "The Embodied Goddess," March 12-13 in Philadelphia, PA, including aspects of gender and sexuality; body wisdom; maternity, menstruation and other women's mysteries; Asian women's traditions; and other folk traditions; and for Art and Inspired Scholarship," May 19 in Madison, WI, including discussions of art and living cultures; fiber/textile work and women's traditions; art and oracle; and generation of knowledge. Papers and workshops related to those topics will be given priority, but general topics are also welcome.