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The Intellectual Silk Road: Cross-Media and Cross-Cultural Adaptations

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Tuesday, February 22, 2011 - 4:00am
full name / name of organization: 
Association of Adaptation Studies

The topic of this year's Association of Adaptation Studies conference will focus on adaptation as a site for cultural exchange, reflecting the importance of trading activities along the Silk Road as sites for the transmission not just of goods but of ideas and cultures. Possible issues to be addressed in this conference might include:

Transgressions

updated: 
Tuesday, February 22, 2011 - 1:35am
full name / name of organization: 
Steen Christiansen
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As the boundaries between cultures and cultural practices become increasingly more permeable, the need to study, explain and analyze such phenomena only becomes greater. Transgressions and transgressive practices have often been at the forefront of seeking out and pointing to the presence of boundaries, whether we look at aesthetic practices, social conventions or national borders.

On the one hand, then, transgressions move beyond boundaries and easy categorization, usually in order to disrupt cultural order or question cultural, social or national divisions. Conceptual blurring is thus a key aspect of transgression.

"Subversive Texts/ Radical Readings" graduate student conference May 6-7th, 2011, proposals due March 13th

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Tuesday, February 22, 2011 - 1:11am
full name / name of organization: 
Hunter College Graduate Student Conference
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If every text is a product of an established tradition, written in a preexisting language, how does a text become subversive? Does subversion lie in the speaker's voice and his or her intent? Does it depend directly on that, which it means to undermine? Is subversion created in the interaction between different cultures, and if so, in a globalized society are all texts, by definition, subversive? Is it tied directly to the language that is being used, making literature written in dialect inherently subversive, while rendering texts written "in the language of the oppressor" less likely to undermine the dominant ideology? Or does it take a reading – radical in either its extreme or fundamental perspective – to make a text (any text) subversive?

[UPDATE]: Food Panel @ PAMLA 2011 With Pens And Forks: A Frank Look At American Food Writing

updated: 
Monday, February 21, 2011 - 11:45pm
full name / name of organization: 
Lyndsey Lefebvre
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CFP: Food Panel @ PAMLA 2011
With Pens And Forks: A Frank Look At American Food Writing

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association - Scripps College, Claremont, California (about thirty minutes east of Los Angeles, in the lovely town of Claremont, one of the real jewels of Southern California). Nov. 5 & Nov. 6, 2011

Considering the power of current food journalists, Eric Schlosser and Michael Pollan, Americans have been trying to figure out ways to write about the plate for over a century. Considering the power of the food publishing industry, many voices are starting to influence the way that Americans cook, dine, and choose their foods.

UPDATE -- Originations: Dangers and Desires [MLA 2012] -- Proposals due March 10, 2011

updated: 
Monday, February 21, 2011 - 6:54pm
full name / name of organization: 
Modern Languages Association, Jan 5-8, 2012, Seattle, WA

This session welcomes papers concerning representations and intimations of nostalgic utopias, formative memory, and mother tongues, in order to discuss the dangerous necessities inherent in desiring origins. The session welcomes papers from across a wide array of disciplines and media.

250-word proposal and brief CV due March 10, 2011.

Kaleidoscope: New perspectives on the humanities, University of Warwick, UK, 28-29 May, 2011

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Monday, February 21, 2011 - 11:21am
full name / name of organization: 
Kaleidoscope: New perspectives on the humanities
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The first event organised by the University of Warwick's HRC 'Postgraduate Scholars Program' is as follows:

Kaleidoscope: New perspectives on the humanities

28 – 29 May 2011, Millburn House

This event seeks to intertwine different disciplines and artistic practices through the theme of colour and its relationship with:

· Being

· Perceiving

· Responding

· Communicating

· Belonging

Special guests include Professor Paul Smith (History of Art, University of Warwick) and Shirin Ramzanali Fazel (Writer)

An anthology on Indian English Drama - Submit by 30 April 2011

updated: 
Sunday, February 20, 2011 - 10:44am
full name / name of organization: 
Abha Shukla Kaushik
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Indian English Drama

An anthology on Indian English Drama is proposed to be published. Research papers which are scholarly and unpublished are solicited from scholars/ faculty/ researchers/ writers for this anthology.

Proposed Publisher:
• The anthology is to be published with an ISBN by renowned publisher.

RESEARCH PAPERS ON WORLD LITERATURE - SUBMIT BY 30 APRIL 2011

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Sunday, February 20, 2011 - 10:38am
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IMPRESSIONS - (ISSN 0974 – 892X)

Impressions

CALL FOR RESEARCH PAPERS ON WORLD LITERATURE

August 2011 (Vol. 5 Issue 2)

Impressions, A Refereed Bi-Annual Journal of English Studies (ISSN 0974 – 892X) strives to present work of high quality in English Literature, linguistics and cultural studies from the multi disciplinary and multi cultural perspective. The aim of the journal is to publish substantial scholarly and critical interventions on emerging trends in literature in English and works in translation.

Society for Utopian Studies 36th Annual Conference

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Saturday, February 19, 2011 - 9:52pm
full name / name of organization: 
Society for Utopian Studies
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THE SOCIETY FOR UTOPIAN STUDIES - 36th Annual Meeting

Archiving Utopia – Utopia as Archive

The Nittany Lion Inn on the Penn State Campus
State College, Pennsylvania
October 20-23, 2011

[Update] Singapore - The Contemporary - June 24th-26th, 2011

updated: 
Saturday, February 19, 2011 - 10:26am
full name / name of organization: 
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
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The Contemporary
An International Conference of Literature and the Arts

June 24th-26th 2011
Division of English
College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

A conference co-organised and supported by the Division of English (School of Humanities & Social Sciences) & the Centre for Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (CLASS), NTU.

Main Speakers:

Shirley Chew
Iftikhar Dadi
Reed Dasenbrock
Keith Hopper
Brian Richardson
Lisa Samuels
Ronald Schleifer

Multiple Childhoods Graduate Student Forum

updated: 
Friday, February 18, 2011 - 11:46am
full name / name of organization: 
Patrick Cox/Rutgers University
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Multiple Childhoods/ Multidisciplinary Perspectives: Interrogating Normativity in Childhood Studies. May 19-21, Philadelphia.

Graduate Student Forum: Charting the Course

Studies in American Culture - submissions

updated: 
Friday, February 18, 2011 - 11:16am
full name / name of organization: 
Studies in American Culture
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Studies in American Culture

Call for Submissions

Studies in American Culture welcomes the submission of essays on all aspects of American culture, including studies of the literature, language, visual arts, and history of the United States, and from all scholarly and critical approaches.

The Editorial Board welcomes studies of art, music, theatre, political science, sociology, literature, history, or any other area related to American Studies. We will consider any essay that explores an interesting dimension of American culture but are particularly eager to see submissions that approach their subjects from an interdisciplinary perspective.

[UPDATE] 'To fasten words again to visible things': the American imagetext

updated: 
Friday, February 18, 2011 - 7:25am
full name / name of organization: 
University of East Anglia

Final call for papers:

A two day conference held by the American Studies department at the University of East Anglia, 18th-19th June 2011

Keynote speakers:
WJT Mitchell:
'The Historical Uncanny:  Phantoms, Doubles, and Repetition in the War on Terror'

Miles Orvell:
'The Talking Picture:  Speech, Silence, and Ventriloquism in the Discourse of Photography'

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