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[UPDATE] Digital Adaptation(s) DEADLINE EXTENDED until OCT. 1

Tuesday, August 31, 2010 - 4:50pm
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:

The Humanities And Technology Camp (THATCamp): $500 fellowships available (ongoing)

Tuesday, August 31, 2010 - 1:34pm
The Humanities And Technology Camp (THATCamp)

THATCamp is an interdisciplinary "unconference" where humanists and technologists meet to work together for the common good. Through the generosity of the Mellon Foundation, the Council on Library and Information Resources, and the Kress Foundation, $500 (USD) fellowships are available to academics in the humanities, librarians and archivists, and art museum professionals of all ranks and fields to encourage humanists to begin acquiring skills such as text encoding, data visualization and mapping, website development, and other digital skills that can help further the study of the humanities.

Aesthetics and Politics of Literary Multilingualism at NeMLA Convention, April 7-10, 2011 at Rutgers University, New Brunswick,

Tuesday, August 31, 2010 - 1:06pm
Paola Gambarota

Literary multilingualism has an ancient and continuous history and yet scholars and critics have taken up this issue only intermittently. This panel aims to discuss recent theories of literary multilingualism, its aesthetic elements and political implications as well as specific examples able to provide relevant models of analysis.

The Emblematic Queen: Studies in Early Modern Visual Culture (submission deadline January 15, 2011)

Tuesday, August 31, 2010 - 10:47am
Debra Barrett-Graves/Queenship and Power Series

Interdisciplinary contributions are being solicited from scholars specializing in early modern visual culture. Essays should run approximately 6,000 words for the body of the text (and no longer than 8,000 words with footnotes). Submissions should contribute to an understanding of the strategies that queens—both consorts and regnants, as well as female regents—pursued in order to wield political power within the structures of male dominant societies through their control, or lack thereof, of the printed and visual medias available.

Women's Studies Area of PCA/ACA cfp 12/15/10

Tuesday, August 31, 2010 - 10:14am
Popular and American Culture Association

As Area Chair for the Popular Culture/American Culture Association's
"Women's Studies" area, I invite abstracts for the Spring 2011 joint ACA/PCA conference to be held in San Antonio, TX April 20-23, 2011.

To find additional information about the association and conference, visit

Please send 250 word abstracts to me by 12--15--10 via e-mail:

Social Networks, Communities, and/or Public Service [article submissions; Nov 25]

Monday, August 30, 2010 - 9:22pm
PROTEUS: A Journal of Ideas

Social Networks, Communities, and/or Public Service

_Proteus: A Journal of Ideas_ seeks submissions that explore themes relating to social networks, communities, and/or public service for an upcoming issue titled Building and Strengthening Communities and Social Networks. We are soliciting a wide range of articles and creative works—including broad theoretical inquiries, individual case studies, traditional scholarly articles, and works of creative nonfiction. Theme-related photographs, poetry, and creative writing are welcome.

"A Queerer Time, A Queerer Place" (August 11-14, 2011)

Monday, August 30, 2010 - 7:19pm
LGBT Focus Group / Association for Theatre in Higher Education

LGBT Focus Group
Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) Conference
August 11-14, 2011, Palmer House Hilton Hotel, Chicago, IL

Submission Deadlines:
Individual Papers or Presentations: October 15 (send to conference planner Nick Salvato,
Complete Sessions: November 1 (submit online directly to ATHE at

[UPDATE]--Material Cultures conference, CFP deadline 9/15, conference date May 6-8, 2011

Monday, August 30, 2010 - 3:23pm
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.

Performing Knowledge (deadline 9/30/10; NEMLA April 7-10, 2011)

Monday, August 30, 2010 - 2:59pm
John Savarese, Rutgers University

This panel invites papers that examine how literary texts perform knowledge, and how literature becomes an object of scholarly knowledge in a variety of disciplinary settings. Panelists might address literary representations of the cleric, the virtuoso, or the pedant; the use of scholarly paratexts (the gloss, the appendix, the footnote); or, more broadly, the influence of disciplinarity and professionalization on the literary text. For more information, see below.

Send abstracts to Sean Barry,, and John Savarese,, by 9/30/10.

NeMLA 2011: New Brunswick, NJ, April 7-10, 2011.