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[UPDATE] Treatment of Medieval Poetry in the Modern World (SAMLA Nov. 4-6, 2011)

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Thursday, June 2, 2011 - 10:06am
Carola Mattord / Kennesaw State University

In the wake of Peter Ackroyd's prose translation of The Canterbury Tales, Dante's Inferno video game, and Baba Brinkman's The Rap Canterbury Tales, this session will explore the various treatments of medieval poetry in the modern world and/or the value (or cause for concern) that these treatments, whether visual, textual, audio, etc., bring to producing access for a wider modern audience. Perspectives or reflections on various treatments of medieval poetry in the university classroom setting are also welcome. The 250-word proposal submission has been extended to June 20.

[UPDATE] Gabriel JOSIPOVICI (LISA e-Journal, special number)

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Wednesday, June 1, 2011 - 12:03pm
Marcin Stawiarski - ERIBIA, Université de Caen-Basse Normandie

Gabriel JOSIPOVICI (LISA e-Journal, special number)

LISA e-Journal seeks contributions for its special issue devoted to Gabriel Josipovici to appear in February 2012.

TEN YEARS ON – 9/11 IN EUROPEAN LITERATURE Call for Papers

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Tuesday, May 31, 2011 - 6:41pm
Svenja Frank / Oxford University

- apologies for cross posting -

TEN YEARS ON – 9/11 IN EUROPEAN LITERATURE Call for Papers
Oxford University, September 15-16, 2011

Special Guest: Thomas Lehr, currently holding the Heiner-Müller-Gastprofessur at Freie Universität Berlin, will be reading from his much acclaimed novel September. Fata Morgana (2010).

"Ils ont souffert 102 minutes – la durée moyenne d'un film hollywoodien."
(Frédéric Beigbeder: Windows on the World)

[UPDATE] deadline extended: June 30, 2011. (mis)Representing Difference in Media and Everyday Items

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Tuesday, May 31, 2011 - 3:57pm
Susan Booker Morris, Interdisciplinary Humanities

Although reason and discourse are important in framing and communicating 'truths' about the human being, increasingly visual representation is serving to communicate attitudes, histories, beliefs, and values. This special issue on the representation of the 'other' invites your analysis of race, ethnicity, nationality, queerness, or gender as found in representations in television, ads, films, photographs, video games, computer images, etc. If these othernesses are constructed, the visual representation is one arena in which the construction takes place and is disseminated. Any theoretical bases are welcome.

Literature, Trauma, and Healing: Refusing to Silence the Discourse (abstract deadline: Sept. 30; conference: March 15-18)

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Tuesday, May 31, 2011 - 1:16pm
43nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

Conference:
43nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 15-18, 2012
Rochester, New York – Hyatt Rochester
Host Institution: St. John Fisher College
Keynote speaker: Jennifer Egan, 2011 Pulitzer Prize winner, A Visit from the Goon Squad

Panel/Session Description:

SHAKESPEARE, TRANSLATION AND THE EUROPEAN DIMENSION

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Monday, May 30, 2011 - 9:33am
University of Bucharest

SHAKESPEARE, TRANSLATION AND THE EUROPEAN DIMENSION
October 1, 2011
Bucharest- English Department of the University of Bucharest
This conference is organized as part of the CNCSIS-funded project The European Dimension of Shakespearean Translations: Romanian Perspectives, ID_1978/2008
Keynote speakers:
Keith Gregor (University of Murcia)
Laura Tosi (Ca' Foscari University of Venice)
Valerie Henitiuk (University of East Anglia)

Conference CFP - Romanticism and Philosophy - Proposals due Sept. 15, 2011

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Monday, May 30, 2011 - 5:49am
University of Paris and University of Lille, France

Call for papers

Romanticism and Philosophy

An international conference
co-organized by the SERA (Société d'Etude du Romantisme Anglais), by the Université Paris 7 – Denis Diderot and the Université Lille 3 – Charles de Gaulle
to be held at Université Lille 3 – Charles-de-Gaulle on 28-29 September 2012

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