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Relations between litterature and movies from 1895 to 1930

Monday, October 4, 2010 - 9:41am
Danielle Crepaldi Carvalho/ UNICAMP (Campinas - S. Paulo - Brasil)

I'm studying short stories related to movies published in Brazilian newspapers and magazines from 1895 to 1930. I'm interested in the relations between literature and movies, as well as elite and mass culture.

CU-Boulder Asian Studies Graduate Association Annual Conference, February 18-20, 2011

Sunday, October 3, 2010 - 5:11pm
CU-Boulder Asian Studies Graduate Association

The University of Colorado at Boulder Asian Studies Graduate Association is now welcoming submissions of 250-word paper abstracts for its annual conference, to be held on February 18-20, 2011. CU-Boulder's Department of Asian Languages and Civilizations is home to graduate and undergraduate programs in Chinese and Japanese, as well as a number of more recently added undergraduate programs in Arabic, Farsi, Hindi/Urdu, Indonesian, and Korean. This conference aims to bring together graduate students focusing on these and other Asian countries to share and discuss their work with other graduate students in related fields.

The Black Maritime Atlantic in the Nineteenth Century (10/10/2010 ; 4/7-11/2011)

Sunday, October 3, 2010 - 3:18pm

[UPDATE] deadline extended:
The Black Maritime Atlantic in the Nineteenth Century (10/10/2010 ; 4/7-11/2011)


According to historical census records, over the nineteenth century a growing number of blacks – slaves liberated from slave ships, indentured servants and freed men – joined the ranks of the naval and merchant marine service as sailors, stokers, cabin boys, translators and navigators. This panel calls for papers on maritime literature that represented, for example, "Black Jacks," "Prize Negroes," "Seedy Boys" and "Kru Men," and their experience of and contribution to nineteenth-century Atlantic maritime culture.

The Neighbor (March 11-13, 2011; University of California, Berkeley)

Friday, October 1, 2010 - 4:04pm
Department of German, University of California at Berkeley

Call for Papers


Interdisciplinary German Studies Conference
University of California, Berkeley
March 11-13, 2011

Keynote Speaker: Kenneth Reinhard
Departments of English and Comparative Literature
Director, Program in Experimental Critical Theory
University of California, Los Angeles

The Sincerest Form: Literary Imitation, Adaptation, and Parody

Friday, October 1, 2010 - 3:59pm
University of Notre Dame Department of English

The Sincerest Form: Literary Imitation, Adaptation, and Parody
Notre Dame English Graduate Student Conference
University of Notre Dame
South Bend, Indiana
March 3-4, 2011
Keynote Speaker: Professor Julie Sanders, University of Nottingham


Friday, October 1, 2010 - 11:59am

How did the nineteenth century conceive, construct, and represent the physical world? In what ways did nature as an ideology and/or material reality shape the nineteenth century? How did the nineteenth century understand the relation of human beings to nature?

The 2011 Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies (INCS) Conference invites proposals that investigate any aspect of this topic from multiple interdisciplinary perspectives, including and/or integrating Literature, History, Science, Art History, Environmental Studies, Law, Philosophy, Sociology, Anthropology, Music, Economics, and Theology.

Topics may include (but are not limited to):
• human nature
• animal nature
• plant nature

[UPDATE] General Issue - Essays Due October 30

Friday, October 1, 2010 - 11:47am
Pennsylvania Literary Journal

Due to a thinner-than-expected stack of submissions for our "19th Century British Literature" call for papers, we have decided to expand this issue into a general issue. Papers on British topics will receive preference, and will be placed in a seperate section. If you are working on interesting, well-written essays in any Language or Literature fields, please send us the submission, as soon as possible, hopefully before our October 30th deadline. We have begun the peer-review process, and plan to publish the issue in December 2010. Please send a query to the Editor, Anna Faktorovich (Instructor, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania), if you have questions about your idea.

Shaw Session at 2011 Comparative Drama Conference: Deadline Dec. 10, 2010

Friday, October 1, 2010 - 11:28am
Richard Dietrich / International Shaw Society

Send abstracts for papers by December 10, 2010 on any Shaw-related topic for the 2011 CDC in Los Angeles on March 24-26. Send via attachment a 250 word abstract (with title) & CV to "Tony Stafford" , , or by mail to Dr. Tony Stafford, Department of English, University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX 79912. Information about the conference may be obtained from Kevin Wetmore at or at Or see below:

35th Comparative Drama Conference
Text & Presentation
Call for Papers
Abstract Submission Deadline: 11 December 2010

21st Annual International Virginia Woolf Conference - 'Contradictory Woolf'

Friday, October 1, 2010 - 10:58am
University of Glasgow

Call for Papers

University of Glasgow
Thursday 9th to Sunday 12th June 2011

"BUT, you may say" (A Room of One's Own)

"her own voice saying without prompting undeniable, everlasting, contradictory things" (To the Lighthouse)

Keynote Speakers:
Judith Allen, Suzanne Bellamy, Rosi Braidotti,
Marina Warner, Pat Waugh, Michael Whitworth

- Proposals for papers are invited addressing any aspect of Woolf studies, and treating the contradictory as mode and/or theme.

- Topics may include (but are not limited to):

UPDATE: Contemporary Theatre in South Africa

Friday, October 1, 2010 - 8:57am
Northeast Modern Language Association

NEMLA (Northeast Modern Language Association) invites papers exploring South African drama today (20th century to the present). We are interested in all explorations of drama and performance art in South Africa. The 2011 NEMLA conference will be held in New Brunswick, NJ, convenient to NYC on April 7-10, 2011. Abstracts for papers should be submitted electronically by Oct. 10, 2010 to Suzanne Kaebnick at

Rollins Documentary Film Award

Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 4:13pm
Popular Culture/American Culture Associations of America

The jury for the PCA/ACA Peter C. Rollins Documentary Award is currently accepting film and video documentary/nonfiction entries that treat aspects of popular and American culture. Selection for the Rollins Award will be based primarily on strength of message, creativity, technical innovation, and overall style as the work treats popular and American culture topics or themes.

Bollywood Shakespeare 12/15/2010

Thursday, September 30, 2010 - 10:22am
Craig Dionne/Eastern Michigan Univ & Parmita Kapadia/Northern Kentucky Univ.

Bollywood Shakespeare: Cultural Dialogues through World Cinema and Theater

Abstracts/drafts/letters of interest due by Dec. 15 2010. Email as attached to both: and

Special Issue of The Journal of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies focusing on Australian Literature

Wednesday, September 29, 2010 - 6:30pm
The Journal of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies

Proposals are invited for a special issue of The Journal of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies on Australian literature. The editors will consider papers on any aspect of Australian literature, but papers must have a postcolonial theoretical orientation. The editors are particularly interested in papers addressing work by Indigenous and emerging authors, and papers dealing with issues such as transnationalism, settler colonialism and immigration.

Sixteenth Conference on Baseball in Literature and Culture (April 1, 2011/proposals due January 21, 2011)

Wednesday, September 29, 2010 - 9:30am
Ron Kates/Middle Tennessee State University

Sixteenth Conference On Baseball in Literature in Culture
April 1, 2011
On the campus of Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Keynote Address: Dr. Steve Andrews, Grinnell College
Luncheon Speaker: Jim Rooker, former Major League pitcher and announcer, and current children's book author.

Fall 2010 Issue of Diesis: Footnotes on Literary Identities [Submission Deadline November 22]

Tuesday, September 28, 2010 - 6:53pm
Diesis: Footnotes on Literary Identities

Fall 2010 Issue of Diesis: Footnotes on Literary Identities.
Article Submission Deadline: November 22nd

Open Call for Articles

The editorial board of Diesis: Footnotes Literary Identities welcomes submissions for our Fall 2010 issue. A diesis (or double dagger) is a typographical symbol that indicates a footnote or point of reference within a written work. Diesis seeks to act as a point of reference in the study of the maturation and diversity of socially and biologically constructed performances of identity through a variety of critical lenses. Essays that explore authorial, literary, and socio-political identities across time, space, and genre are particularly encouraged.