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?
American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) conference
March 31-April 3, 2011
Deadline for paper proposals: November 12, 2010
'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)
The Association for Canadian and Québec Literatures (ACQL)
L'Association des littératures canadienne et québécoise (ALCQ)
Call for Papers / Appel à communications
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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.
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?
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: http://www.brunel.ac.uk/about/acad/sa/artsub/english/engresearch/fcmap/c...
Call for Papers: RAP AND HIP HOP CULTURE
PCA/ACA & Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations
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
Keynote Address by Dr. Shoshana Felman, Emory 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?
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.