BRIEF DESCRIPTION: Much has been written on how queer characters in novels are "straightened" in mainstream television and film adaptations. This panel seeks to investigate the opposite practice: the queering of straight or coded characters in the process of adaptation from written text to film, television, or fan fiction.
Call for Papers
The 2010 Annual Conference of the Caribbean Chapter of the College English Association will be held on Friday, March 19 and Saturday, March 20 at the University of Puerto Rico at Rio Piedras in San Juan
Boundaries and Bridges: English Studies in the Borderlands
The journal "Jura Gentium Cinema" is seeking reviews (between 5000 and 10000 words) for the New Zealand-South African movie " District 9" by Neill Blomkamp.
The review should particularly address the postcolonial dimension of the movie. The review should be informative and evaluative, without being dismissive: that is, the reviewer should find some value in the work being reviewed.
Reviews in French, Spanish, Italian are also welcomed.
Please contact dr. Filippo Del Lucchese for proposals (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Jura Gentium Cinema
This online journal is for critical and creative works. Pennsylvania Literary Journal is created to make a positive contribution to literary criticism and to the arts around the world, and, more narrowly, in Pennsylvania, Indiana, and at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania. The first Summer Issue, "Experiments," is now available, at http://sites.google.com/site/pennsylvaniajournal. No requirements were set on the length, type, style, genre and the like for the submissions. Thus, the work reflects the various interpretations that the writers had of the topic, "Experiments."
CALL FOR PROPOSALS FOR A SESSION ON HEROISM AND VILLAINY IN WEIRD FICTION, 1925-1945
SW/TX PCA/ACA CONFERENCE, FEBRUARY 10-13, 2010
Science Fiction/Fantasy Area
Brief reflections, from 250 to 750 words, are invited for 'Wilde
& the Jews,' a special Autumn 2009 forum in the peer-reviewed
We are seeking short anecdotes for inclusion in a forthcoming book (Tentative Title: Publishing for Profit and Promotion) addressing publishing and professional development opportunities for non-tenured faculty (graduate students, part-time faculty, adjuncts, assistant professors, academic professionals, lecturers, and other contingent faculty). We invite stories that share:
4th Global Conference
Evil, Law and the State: Issues in State Power and Violence
Friday 12th March - Sunday 14th March 2010
Call for Papers
This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary conference will explore issues surrounding evil and law, with a focus on state power and violence. Perspectives are sought from those engaged in any field relevant to the study of law and legal culture: anthropology, criminology, cultural studies, government/politics, history, legal studies, literature, philosophy, psychology, religion/theology, and sociology, as well as those working in civil rights, human rights, prison services, politics and government (including NGOs), psychiatry, healthcare, and other areas.
Call for Papers
** CINEMA AND LANDSCAPE**
University of Sheffield
April 16-18, 2010
Following the publication of a major new edited book in Winter 2009, Cinema and Landscape (Intellect, 2009), featuring essays by notable film scholars from around the world, an international conference is to be held on the subject of cinema and landscape.
The conference will be hosted at the University of Sheffield, April 16-18 2010, with the aim of exploring the intersection between Film, Film Culture, Landscape, Place and Geography.
Proposals** (a 150 word abstract) are very welcome for:
Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference
University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Friday, February 26th, 2010
Future Theory, Present Praxes
Interdisciplinary Approaches to Thinking and Acting "Timely"
"The affirmation of the future to come: this is not a positive thesis. It is nothing other than the affirmation itself, the "yes," insofar as it is the condition of all promises or of all hope, of all awaiting, or all performativity, of all opening toward the future, whatever it may be..."
Jacques Derrida, Archive Fever