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Das Wunderkino: A Cinematic Cabinet of Curiosities/7.28.2011-7.30.2011

Monday, April 4, 2011 - 11:04am
Northeast Historic Film Summer Symposium

Die Wunderkammer (German for "the wonder-room" or "the miracle chamber") was merely one incarnation of the phenomenon of the "cabinet of curiosities" that first appeared in Europe in the 16th century. The cabinet of curiosities was based in the collection of objects, specimens and artifacts that inspired curiosity and wonder, and sometimes defied the terms classification. In many ways, the Cabinet of Curiosities was a precursor to the modern museum.

[UPDATE] Deadline Extended for Lifewriting Annual, Vol. 4, to June 1, 2011

Monday, April 4, 2011 - 9:48am
Lifewriting Annual

Lifewriting Annual seeks critical and scholarly essays on lifewriting in all forms: biography, autobiography, memoir, journals, diaries, graphic "novels" and new media. We look especially for articles describing and assessing scholarly resources for biographical writing, such as manuscript collections and letters. For the "Crossings" section, hybrid essays combining one or more lifewriting genres with another genre are welcome. We publish reviews of recently published biographies, autobiographies, and other works of lifewriting, but do not publish reviews of critical works on lifewriting. Submissions may treat works in any language or period but must be written in English.

New Deadline: June 1, 2011


Monday, April 4, 2011 - 3:36am
Anthology Editor

Scholarly essays are invited for an anthology of critical essays on Aesthetics of Haiku Poetry to be published by a reputed publisher from India. The essays may include the traditional as well as contemporary trends in Haiku poetry with special focus on evolution and development of Haiku in English language across the world. For further details, please write to Editor of the anthology at


MSA 13 (Oct. 6-9, 2011)--Proposed Panel on Empathy and Modernism

Sunday, April 3, 2011 - 11:31pm
Meghan Marie Hammond / New York University

We are looking for a third contributor to round out a proposed panel on empathy and modernism for the 2011 Modernist Studies Association conference in Buffalo. Please send 250-word abstracts for papers exploring problems of "thinking with" or "feeling with" others in modernism, along with a short cv, to by Monday, April 11. We welcome papers on any modernist topic, but especially those treating the visual arts. Please note if you are not already a member of the MSA you will have to join for the 2011-2012 membership year (starting July 1, 2011) in order to participate.

[UPDATE] International Conference "Barbarism Revisited: New Perspectives on an Old Concept" (Leiden, May 31-June 1, 2012)

Sunday, April 3, 2011 - 7:29pm
Leiden University (Netherlands) & The University of Bonn (Germany)

International Conference

Barbarism Revisited
New Perspectives on an Old Concept


Organizing institutions: Leiden University (Netherlands) & The University of Bonn (Germany)
Location: Leiden

Date: May 31 - June 1, 2012

Organizers: Prof.Dr. Christian Moser (Bonn) & Dr. Maria Boletsi (Leiden)

Confirmed keynote speakers:
- Terry Eagleton
- François Hartog

Transcultural/Transmedia Adaptations of Shakespeare [UPDATE]

Sunday, April 3, 2011 - 5:43pm
University of Guelph

Transcultural/Transmedia Adaptations of Shakespeare
full name / name of organization:
contact email:
Outerspeares: Transcultural / Transmedia Adaptations of Shakespeare
The 1st Annual Conference of the Guelph Early Modern Studies Group
University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario - November 1, 2011
Deadline for Proposals: May 1, 2011

South Asian Cultural Productions and Everyday Life (Tentative Proposal Due 4/13)

Sunday, April 3, 2011 - 2:55am
Mosarrap Hossain Khan/ Dept. of English, New York University

Inviting abstracts for a panel on "South Asian Cultural Productions and Everyday Life" at the 22nd European Conference on South Asian Studies (ECSAS), 25-28 July, 2012, Lisbon, Portugal. Areas of focus:

- Cultural productions (literature, film, music, visual culture etc.) and its representation of everyday life in South Asia

- Cultural productions and Everyday Islam in South Asia

- Everyday life as a space of negotiation between the sacral and the secular

- Relation between anthropology and cultural productions in the depiction of everyday life

If interested in being part of the panel, please contact with a tentative proposal (150 words) no later than 13 April, 2011: