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[Update] Articles on Latin American Arts and Literature

Friday, July 9, 2010 - 12:12am
Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities

Call for Papers
Revisiting Latin American Literature and Arts: Special Issue dedicated to the Bicentennial of Mexican Independence
(To be edited by Prof. Reynaldo Thompson, Universidad de Guanajuato, Mexico)

New Humanities Publisher

Thursday, July 8, 2010 - 6:56pm
Infra-Thin Press

Infra-thin is Marcel Duchamp's word for measuring the almost imperceptible margins of difference between two seemingly identical items. Infra-thin measures the all but immeasurable interstice between two things or ideas as they transition into and between one to the other, the passage between sense and non-sense, and the delay or deferral of these passages between the senses themselves.

Cripping Chinese Cinemas (Conference Panel; due July 31, 2010)

Thursday, July 8, 2010 - 12:18pm
Kenneth Chan

In his book "Crip Theory," Robert McRuer theorizes how the notion of "compulsory able-bodiedness, which in a sense produces disability, is thoroughly interwoven with the system of compulsory heterosexuality that produces queerness: that, in fact, compulsory heterosexuality is contingent on compulsory able-bodiedness, and vice versa" (p. 2). The conference panel that I propose deploys this intersecting theoretical framework in order to "crip" Chinese cinemas, thus examining the cinematic representations and discourses of disabilities and disability identities, and their relationship to genders and sexualities.

[UPDATE] CFP -- Edited volume on Trains, Modernity and Cultural Production (abstracts due sept. 30, 2010)

Thursday, July 8, 2010 - 9:35am
Benjamin Fraser, Steven Spalding

Essays are being solicited for an edited volume on the topic of trains, modernity and cultural production. The volume is intended to be interdisciplinary and transnational in scope, likely covering areas such as Europe, South and East Asia, Latin America and more, and spanning the period of the mid-to-late nineteenth century to the present day. Submissions of interest will not have been published elsewhere, and will deal with railroads, trains, subways, etc. from a perspective grounded in cultural studies or cultural history, either incorporating an analysis of cultural artifacts or dealing with train travel in a more theoretical sense in a specific regional, urban or area context. Comparative studies are also welcome.

Interfictions Zero: The Virtual Anthology of Interstitial Writing and Original Essays / Sept 10, 2010

Wednesday, July 7, 2010 - 9:23pm
Interstitial Arts Foundation

Interfictions Zero: The Virtual Anthology of Interstitial Writing and Original Essays, to be edited by Delia Sherman and Helen Pilinovsky, will be published online by the Interstitial Arts Foundation in late 2010.

What Is Interstitial Writing?
Interstitial writing breaks rules, ignores boundaries, cross-pollinates the fields of literature, and helps them grow and develop. It's about working between, across, through, and at the edges and borders of literary genres. It occurs in the cracks between other movements, terms, and definitions. Interstitiality isn't a genre, but many interstitial pieces serve as the seeds of new genres and sub-genres.

2011 PCA/ACA & Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations Joint Conference

Wednesday, July 7, 2010 - 5:53pm
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations

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

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: