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From TV to Screen: The Critical Relationship Between Popular Televison Programmes and their Transition to Film

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Thursday, November 26, 2015 - 5:45pm
Open Library of Humanities

This Special Collection of articles for the Open Library of Humanities (OLH) will examine the critical and often complex relationship between television and film when popular television programmes are re-made for the big screen. The collection therefore aims to illuminate the complex networks of knowledge involved in this process, and to encourage a variety of critical approaches to examining the TV-to-Screen transition. 

Papers can include, but are not restricted to, examinations of the transitional processes of:

Consuming (the) Victorians: annual BAVS conference 2016

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Thursday, November 26, 2015 - 4:21pm
School of English, Communication and Philosophy, Cardiff University in conjunction with the British Association for Victorian Studies

Annual BAVS conference 2016

CONSUMING (THE) VICTORIANS

Cardiff University
Wednesday 31 August to Friday 2 September 2016

Keynotes: Christina Bashford (Illinois) & Frank Trentmann (Birkbeck)
Neo-Victorian Plenary: Patricia Duncker (Manchester)

CFAP > PSF2016: Intermittence+Interference | Group Exhibition

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Thursday, November 26, 2015 - 12:47pm
Post-Screen: International Festival of Art, New Media and Cybercultures

CALL FOR ART PROJECTS
MILLENNIUM GALLERY: Opening on November 11, 2016
Lisbon, Portugal
Deadline for submission: January 31, 2016

The PSF2016 in partnership with the Millennium Gallery – a joint effort of Faculty of Fine Arts of Lisbon University and Lusófona University – is calling for artists to submit an artwork to be presented at the group exhibition of the Post-Screen: International Festival of Art, New Media and Cybercultures.

Ponying the Slovos - Art-languages and translation corpora in literary criticism (18th March 2016, Coventry UK).

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Thursday, November 26, 2015 - 11:09am
Coventry University

Call for Papers: Ponying the Slovos -
Art-languages and translation corpora in literary criticism

A team of researchers based at Coventry University and the University of Birmingham have been studying how invented languages are translated, using parallel corpus techniques and comparing translations of Anthony Burgess's A Clockwork Orange.

We now invite papers for a special one-day symposium event to be held at Coventry University on 18/3/2016, which will explore and expand upon all the various contexts of this interdisciplinary study.

Possible topics include:

Roald Dahl Centenary Conference

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Thursday, November 26, 2015 - 7:14am
Cardiff University

This interdisciplinary international conference, held in the city of Roald Dahl's birth and childhood in his centenary year, will give further impetus to the substantial critical attention devoted to the author's work by seeking new ways of understanding his achievement and place in twentieth- and twenty-first-century culture, broadly considered. The emphasis will be on defamiliarizing Dahl in the very act of bringing him 'home'.

Gender, Translocality and the City Interdisciplinary Workshop

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Thursday, November 26, 2015 - 6:33am
Gender, Translocality and the City Research Group, University of Debrecen, Hungary

Gender, Translocality and the City Workshop
Interdisciplinary Workshop

February 26-27, 2016
Institute of English and American Studies, University of Debrecen

Organisers:

Ágnes Györke, Senior Lecturer, Department of British Studies
Imola Bülgözdi, Senior Lecturer, North American Department

The Spanish Civil War and World Literature, London, July 11-12, 2016

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Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 9:36pm
Institute of Modern Languages Research, Senate House, University of London

July 2016 marks the 80th anniversary of the military revolt in Spain and the start of the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939). Few 20th-century conflicts were as ideologically and emotionally charged. The consequences of a military victory and the fall of the Spanish Republic were dire: the outbreak of World War six months later, forty-years of repressive rule in Spain, and thousands of Spanish exiles and refugees displaced across Europe and the Americas. Internationally, writers and artists responded with moral outrage to the attack on democracy by military and fascist forces: Auden, Dos Passos, Ehrenburg, Hemingway, Koestler, Lee, Malraux, Neruda, Orwell, Vallejo, to name a few.

Call for Submissions: riverSedge: A Journal of Art and Literature

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Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 3:31pm
riverSedge: A Journal of Art and Literature

Since 1977, riverSedge has published the very best art and literature from the South Texas region and beyond. Past artists and authors have included Barry Deutsch, Eleanor L. Bennett, Larry McMurtry, Rolando Hinojosa, Angela de Hoyos, and Sandra Cisneros.

For our upcoming issue, all submissions (except reviews and interviews) will be eligible for contest prizes in three categories: poetry, prose, and art. Here are the full guidelines:

riverSedge 2016 General Submissions/Contest Guidelines

Texas Center for Working-Class Studies Conference (3/31/2016) Deadline: 1/29/2016

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Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 3:04pm
The Texas Center for Working-Class Studies at Collin College

The Texas Center for Working-Class Studies, housed at Collin College, just north of Dallas, is pleased to announce a one-day Working-Class Studies conference for interested scholars and students. The conference will consist of panels in a range of disciplines and on a variety of issues related to social class and labor issues, both historical and contemporary. The keynote speaker will be noted Working-Class Studies scholar Dr. Sherry Linkon, Professor of English at Georgetown University. Dr. Linkon is the author of several books, including New Working-Class Studies, Steeltown U.S.A.: Work and Memory in Youngstown, and Teaching Working Class.

[UPDATE] CFP: Biology and Manners: The Worlds of Lois McMaster Bujold. Abstracts due 8 Jan 2016.

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Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 1:32pm
Dr. Una McCormack and Dr. Regina Yung Lee

Call for Papers:

Potential contributors are invited to submit an abstract for a chapter for inclusion in a forthcoming edited volume on the works of Lois McMaster Bujold.

This volume, arising from an inter-disciplinary conference held in Cambridge in August 2014, will explore the works of Hugo and Nebula Award winning writer Lois McMaster Bujold, encompassing both her science fiction and her fantasy novels.

Abstracts are particularly welcome that address issues related to any of the following theoretical perspectives or themes related to the works of Lois McMaster Bujold:

"Terrible Beauty" (April 15 -17, 2016) [Updated]

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Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 1:08pm
University of Virginia

We take our title from W. B. Yeats' poem "Easter, 1916" to invite new takes on an old tune: the relation of aesthetics to politics. This three-day graduate conference at the University of Virginia, featuring poet Paul Muldoon as keynote speaker, will mark the centenary of the Easter Rising in Ireland and invite fresh thinking about how art rises through its occasions.

Today it has become a commonplace within the academy that human artifacts—artistic or otherwise—be considered within the social and material contexts of their production. As Rita Felski has observed, "What word ["context"] could be more ubiquitous in literary and cultural studies: more earnestly invoked, more diligently defended, more devoutly kowtowed to?"

[REMINDER] British Shakespeare Association Conference: 8-11 September 2016

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Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 1:02pm
University of Hull

Shakespearean Transformations: Death, Life, and Afterlives

University of Hull, 8-11 September 2016

www.hull.ac.uk/bsa2016

Keynote speakers:

Susan Bassnett (University of Warwick)
Andrew Hadfield (University of Sussex)
Michael Neill (University of Auckland)
Claudia Olk (Free University of Berlin)
Barrie Rutter (Northern Broadsides)
Tiffany Stern (University of Oxford)
Richard Wilson (Kingston University)

CALL FOR PAPERS

[UPDATE] CFP: Post45 Graduate Conference [Deadline Extended]

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Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 12:07pm
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Post45 Graduate Student Conference
February 5 & 6, 2016
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Keynote Speech by Danielle Christmas

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill English Department seeks graduate-level works-in-progress in post-1945 American literature and culture. Works-in-progress may range from conference papers to article or dissertation chapter drafts.

Special Issue: The Family in African Film and Media

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Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 6:51am
Journal of Cultural and Media Studies

The Journal of Cultural and Media Studies seeks papers for a themed issue on The Family in African Film and Media (film, television, video games, YouTube, social media, etc). Papers should address any aspect of the following, but not limited to:
• Family types in African film and media
• Family roles (teenagers, patriarchs/matriarchs, etc) in African film and media
• Social media and the African family
• Family communication in African film and media
• Marriage in African film and media
• Generational relationships in African film and media
• Family consumption/reception patterns of African film and media
• Families and African film/media ownership

The Postcolonial Turn: Critical Essays on the postcolonial intervention in Literary Genres, approaches and criticism

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Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 5:43am
The University of Maroua, Editors Prof. Edward O. Ako Dr Blossom N. Fondo, foreverblossom@gmail.com

Postcolonial theory has been engaged in uncovering and castigating the legacies of the colonial contact on the colonized. This has seen a lot of discussions on postcolonial theory which focus on the material effects of colonialism such as the identity crisis occasioned by the loss of culture, the new boundaries created by colonialism and which continue to have far-reaching effects decades after the formal demise of colonialism, and the gross exploitation and humiliation of the colonized which has resulted in the inferiority complex and a loss of self- esteem. Postcolonial theory in a general sense therefore often involves the response of the colonized to the cultural and human consequences of colonial control.

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