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From Boardroom to Bijou: Exploring Cinema Distribution and Exhibition (proposals by 30th June 2010)

Sunday, March 7, 2010 - 4:45am
Post Script: Essays in Film and the Humanities - special issue

Post Script: Essays in Film and the Humanities (Texas A & M University-Commerce) welcomes original manuscript submissions for a special issue on cinema distribution and exhibition.

The classic Hollywood studio model had three main strings: production, distribution and exhibition. Less print space has been devoted to scholarship on the latter two, which remain essential to the story of cinema in the United States and the rest of the world. Post Script aims to address this imbalance with a special issue focusing on the business of film distribution and the art of cinema exhibition. Papers, essays, interviews, reviews and other articles on any area of cinema distribution or exhibition are welcome.

[Update]: Philosophy of Language and Narrative (3/15/10; MLA 2011)

Friday, March 5, 2010 - 12:28pm
Jami Bartlett

What can the philosophy of language contribute to narrative theory?

When we ask how a sentence in use expresses the thought that attaches to it, or how descriptions of relations conjure the fictional world that in turn depends upon them, what we are really revealing is the conditions that must obtain if the sentence or relations are to count as meaningful. Each referring term in a narrative carries its truth conditions with it—-a speaker's propositional attitudes or background, her intention, the conventions within which she and the narrative operates, the criteria under which readers can verify, use, translate, or name the object of her sentence—-and as these conditions shift, characters and plots emerge and develop.

Reimagining Shakespeare: Essay Collection

Friday, March 5, 2010 - 10:05am
Reimagining Shakespeare: Essay Collection

The editors of Reimagining Shakespeare invite contributions for an interdisciplinary collection of essays on film adaptations of Shakespeare's plays. We are particularly interested in exploring film adaptations that reimagine, revise, or remodel the worlds of Shakespeare's works. Contributors may choose to address films that radically alter the plays in terms of tone, ideology, or even genre by transforming them into other stand-alone works of art, such as Akira Kurosawa's recasting of King Lear as samurai epic in his 1985 Ran. We also invite considerations of popular updatings of the plays such as Baz Luhrman's 1997 Romeo + Juliet. Further, we welcome essays that focus on the pedagogical opportunities (or challenges) such film adaptations offer.

The Asian Conference on Education - ACE 2010, 02-05 December, Osaka, Japan

Thursday, March 4, 2010 - 1:13am
The International Academic Forum

Special Theme: Internationalization or Globalization?

Education systems across the world are becoming increasingly socially, ethnically and culturally diverse, both as a consequence of globalization and in response to internationalization. The conference theme, "Globalization or internationalization?", has a particular focus on adult, distance and access education, and the organizers encourage submissions that approach this question from a variety of perspectives.

However, the submission of other topics for consideration is welcome and we also encourage sessions within and across a variety of disciplines and fields related to Education, including:

Ethics of Racial Identity

Thursday, March 4, 2010 - 12:44am
Adebe DeRango-Adem, PAMLA

PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association) is the western regional affiliate of MLA. The 2010 conference will take place November 13-14 at Chaminade University, Honolulu, Hawaii. This special session invites papers addressing the role of social media (Twitter, Facebook, wikis, blogs, tags) in researching, analyzing, and writing about literature. Presenters may discuss specific applications, case-studies, or general theories about online collaboration and research. Submit proposals online by April 5 at

The Ethics of Racial Identity: PAMLA Special Session

[UPDATE] Spectacle! The Seduction of Illusion

Wednesday, March 3, 2010 - 9:52pm
Crisis Carnival 2010

Crisis Carnival 2010: Spectacle! The Seduction of Illusion

What do the Olympic opening ceremony, drag queens, and Shakespeare have in common?

Linguistic theorists such as Judith Butler, Jean Baudrillard, and Guy Debord have all conjectured that we engage daily in performances that obscure the line between illusion and reality. These performances both re-affirm and challenge society's values, boundaries, and taboos. By analyzing these spectacles, we can question the relationship between performance and the "real," with the hopes of discovering the motivations behind these seductive visions.

Nineteenth-Century American Literatue and Popular Culture

Wednesday, March 3, 2010 - 2:48pm
MPCA/MACA - October 1-3, 2010 - Minneapolis, MN

The MPCA/ACA is seeking paper proposals that address any aspect of 19th century American popular culture. We are especially interested in papers that focus on literature and/or culture from a specific critical perspective; however, no particular approach is required. Possible topics include (but are not limited to):

- Literature
- Dime novels
- Politics
- Sports
- Religion
- Westward expansion
- Native Americans
- Women in popular culture
- Entertainment
- The Gothic

CFP: Feminism 2010

Wednesday, March 3, 2010 - 7:51am
MP: an International Feminist Journal

MP: Feminism 2010 (Spring Issue) - Deadline April 30, 2010

Feminism 2010: One decade into the new millennium, what have we gained? What have we lost? How do we
shape feminism for the next decade? MP Journal is seeking academic papers, book reviews, and other well-written inquiries on the subject of feminism in the coming decade. Submissions may be in any accepted academic format such as MLA, APA, Legal Bluebook, Chicago Style but must be consistent throughout and thoroughly and carefully edited. They will be considered only with the attachment of a 50 word bio and CV and if submitted before midnight on April 30, 2010

Queer Migration in Literature (MLA Convention in Los Angeles, 1/6-9/2011)

Tuesday, March 2, 2010 - 4:24pm
Ed Chamberlain

CFP for MLA Convention in Los Angeles, 1/6-9/2011 -

In recent years, critics have increasingly considered the role that sexuality plays in matters of migration. To expand on these studies, this panel seeks papers that analyze the intersections of sexuality and border crossing in literature. Essays should ideally examine literature that connects human movement with the lives of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer people. Papers will ideally explore these issues by employing some critical discourse or theory. Please submit 1 page abstracts as Word documents to by Saturday March 20th.

Multicultural Voices in Literature and the Arts of the 1920s

Monday, March 1, 2010 - 3:50pm
The McCleary Interdisplinary Symposium

The Department of English at Texas Southern University will host the 12th Annual Interdisciplinary McCleary Symposium, March 25-26, 2010, in Houston, Texas. The general topic of the presentation is "Multicultural Voices in Literature and the Arts of the 1920s." Scholarly research on presentations are invited that cover a wide area of interest, including, but not limited to the following:

The Harlem Renaissance
The Lost Generation
Modernism in Literature, Art and Music
Post WWI thought
Expatriate Artists
Literature and the War
The Anti-War Novel and short story

Harold Pinter Society Panels

Monday, March 1, 2010 - 1:59pm
Midwest Modern Language Association

The Harold Pinter Society invites 250-word abstracts for consideration for inclusion in the Pinter panels of the 2010 Midwest Modern Language Association (M/MLA) annual conference (November 4-7, Chicago, IL). Especially welcome are papers exploring the representation of love relationships in absurdist and neo-absurdist drama and papers considering the relationship of Pinter's work to that of Beckett and the project of the "new theatre" more generally. Please send abstracts to Judith Roof at by 31 March 2010.


Monday, March 1, 2010 - 4:40am
University of Naples L'Orientale

Submissions are invited for publication in "Re-imagining Africa: Creative Crossings" edited by Simon Gikandi (sgikandi@Princeton.EDU) and Jane Wilkinson ( In its first issue devoted specifically to Africa, Anglistica opens to creative writing and artworks. The issue will include words, sounds and images by African artists, alongside interviews, theory and criticism. Deadline for completed articles: 15 June 2010.

"Unity in Diversity" International Conference on the niche Areas in Commonwealth Linguistics, Literature 21-24 October 2010

Monday, March 1, 2010 - 12:43am
English Department, University of Szczecin, Poland

International Conference "Unity in Diversity" on the Niche Areas in Commonwealth Linguistics, Literature and Culture

"The minor but not dismissed, the dismissed but not excluded,the excluded but not forgotten"
Department of English, Szczecin University, Poland, 21 -24 October 2010.

Recent literary, linguistic and cultural studies have been largely dominated by burgeoning new theories paving the way for the most interesting and up-to-date concepts, notions and ideas. Yet there are many scholars whose main research area is centered at the peripheries of these mainstream discoveries thus leading to the emergence of niche fields of study within current literary and linguistic research projects.