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Re-tellings: Literature as Literary Criticism (deadline 30/9/10; NeMLA, 7-10/4/11)

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Monday, July 5, 2010 - 7:28am
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Rita Bode
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Whether we call them twice told tales, parallel texts, prequels, sequels, or even, most broadly, adaptations, creative re-tellings locate their source in previous texts.

Literary re-tellings offer the recognition of satisfying familiarity as well as the exciting twist of difference. This pre-approved panel proposes to examine not only the ways in which creative works of literature re-tell previous works but how these re-tellings function as a form of literary criticism. In offering alternative versions of older texts, re-tellings provide a different perspective that critiques, indeed, even transforms, the original texts.

Latino Cultures of NYC

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Saturday, July 3, 2010 - 11:12am
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New York Institute of Technology
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New York Institute of Technology announces its seventh interdisciplinary conference, "Latino Cultures of NYC." Scholars from a range of disciplines are invited to interpret the theme broadly for this one-day conference at NYiT's Columbus Circle campus on Friday, March 4, 2011.

Leon Edel Prize: Henry James Review (November 1, 2010)

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Friday, July 2, 2010 - 10:21am
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Henry James Review
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Leon Edel Prize

The Leon Edel Prize is awarded annually for the best essay on Henry James by a beginning scholar. The prize carries with it an award of $150, and the prize-winning essay will be published in HJR.

The competition is open to applicants who have not held a full-time academic appointment for more than four years. Independent scholars and graduate students are encouraged to apply.

Essays should be 20-30 pages (including notes), original, and not under submission elsewhere or previously published.

Send submissions (4 copies, produced according to current MLA style, and with return postage enclosed) to:

CFP: Lost and Othered Children

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Friday, July 2, 2010 - 9:20am
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Debbie Olson
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Edited Collection: Lost and Othered Children in Contemporary Cinema

Call for contributions to Starlight and Shadows: Images of Lost and Othered Children in Contemporary Cinema. [tentative title]

Seeking original articles for an edited collection about lost and "Othered" children in contemporary cinema (from 1980 to the present). In contrast to traditional portraits of sweetness and light, there is a large body of cinematic works that provide a counter note of darkness to the more common notion of the innocent and pure child. These films depict childhood as a site of knowingness, despair, sexuality, death, and even madness. This collection's project is to explore this filmic imagining of the dark side of childhood.

Arden of Faversham: inclusions, exclusions, transactions - August 15, 2010 - Paris, France

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Friday, July 2, 2010 - 5:23am
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Quarto

(Presentation in French, but proposals accepted in English.)

Le Groupe Quarto du Centre de Recherches Anglophones (CREA, EA 370) de l'Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense organise le 29 octobre 2010 une journée d'études sur Arden of Faversham.

A partir d'un fait divers, Arden, pièce anonyme de 1592, parfois rattachée au corpus shakespearien, dessine les contours du démantèlement de l'ordre domestique sur fond de démantèlement des monastères. Les interventions pourront aborder les questions suivantes (†) :

[UPDATE] COLLECTION OF ESSAYS ON 18TH-CENTURY LITERATURE 7/31/2010

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Friday, July 2, 2010 - 12:58am
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BOOK TITLE: New Studies in Eighteenth-Century Literature and Culture.
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New Studies in Eighteenth-Century Literature and Culture is a collection of essays featuring the work of established and emerging scholars in the areas of eighteenth-century commerce, race, law, genre and gender. The century that witnessed capitalistic growth, slavery and, in some countries, the abolition movement, the emerging of newly distinctive literary genres and fashionably defined gender roles is no longer understood as simply the time of Augustan restrictions and budding Romantic sensibilities.

Staging Sustainability, conference April 20-22, 2011, Toronto, Canada

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Thursday, July 1, 2010 - 2:33pm
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York University
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How can we produce art that reflects, celebrates, critiques and advances the cultural life of our community without contributing to the destruction of the setting that inspires these artistic endeavours?

The Faculty of Fine Arts at York University (Toronto - Canada) invites proposals for papers for Staging Sustainability: Arts, Community, Culture, Environment, a conference taking place April 20-22, 2011.

Re-thinking the Monstrous: Violence and Criminality in Society (deadline 11/1/2010, dates 7/1-3/2011, Munich)

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Tuesday, June 29, 2010 - 4:41am
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Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich

Confirmed Keynote Speakers: Prof. Dr. Peter Becker (Johannes Kepler Universität Linz)
Prof. Dr. David Schmid (University of Buffalo)
Dr. Niall Scott (University of Central Lancashire)
Dr. Margrit Shildrik (Queen's University, Belfast)

Mapping the Landscapes of Childhood May 5-7, 2011

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Saturday, June 26, 2010 - 12:00pm
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University of Lethbridge
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Childhoods Conference: Mapping the Landscapes of Childhood

Venue: University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada

Date: Thursday, May 5 – Saturday, May 7, 2011

COLLECTION OF ESSAYS ON 18TH-CENTURY LITERATURE 7/31/2010

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Saturday, June 26, 2010 - 7:39am
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BOOK TITLE: New Studies in Eighteenth-Century Literature and Culture.
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New Studies in Eighteenth-Century Literature and Culture is a collection of essays featuring the work of established and emerging scholars in the areas of eighteenth-century commerce, race, law, genre and gender. The century that witnessed capitalistic growth, slavery and, in some countries, the abolition movement, the emerging of newly distinctive literary genres and fashionably defined gender roles is no longer understood as simply the time of Augustan restrictions and budding Romantic sensibilities.

UPDATE Collection of essays and play reviews Samuel Beckett. Abstracts: 31/07/10

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Friday, June 25, 2010 - 11:45am
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A.R.T University of Toulouse- Miranda Journal of English Studies
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Collection of Essays on Samuel Beckett and Philosophy/ Play reviews of Endgame and other plays by Samuel Beckett. Electronic Journal : MIRANDA (http://www.miranda-ejournal.eu/1/miranda/index.xsp ), Universite de Toulouse 2 Le Mirail

We are looking for essays (5000-7000 words) and reviews (1000-1500 words) to complete a collection of essays to be published in the Spring 2011 issue of the peer-reviewed electronic journal Miranda dedicated to Beckett: philosophy and drama.

Language: English / French

[REMINDER] The Apocalypse and its Discontents (9/1/10; 12/11/10)

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Friday, June 25, 2010 - 4:28am
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University of Westminster

Whereas visions of destruction and fantasies of the end have always haunted humankind, the modern period in particular has been increasingly characterised by a mixed sense of concern and fascination with the apocalypse, and even more so during the twentieth century. Today we are constantly presented with scenarios of imminent destruction and annihilation, by politicians, scientists, religious groups, and writers, among others. This conference aims to explore and even question the widespread appeal of the apocalypse and we are particularly interested in narratives that either challenge or offer alternative responses to the apocalypse.

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