Recently adaptation theorists have argued for a re-valuing of adaptations and of the dynamic between originary texts and their adaptation. Critics such as Brian McFarlane, Imelda Whelehan, and Deborah Cartmell have argued that adaptations carry "cultural capital" equal to the original's, and that putting a material, original text in dialogue with an adaptation provides an opportunity to revalue, perhaps increase the value of the original.
Jewish American literary experimentation in new and mixed media. How are innovative modes of storytelling reshaping Jewish American literature?
250-word abstract by 15 March 2011; Monica Osborne (email@example.com).
New educational technology provides both increasing pressure and exciting possibilities for teachers in the humanities. It has the power to absorb our time or free it, excite our students or alienate them. We are interested in publishing two types of articles on educational technology.
Articles describing how educators are using
o smart classrooms
o bulletin boards
o web logs
o online photo archives
o oral history software
o school-wide systems like Blackboard
o or other technology to enhance traditional learning
Articles that consider the theoretical, ethical, and budgetary impact of educational technology in all of its emerging forms.
Call for Papers
In its next issue Arena Romanistica wishes to focus on metropolitan cities. In this post-industrial era, new economies and altered migration patterns have transformed the city. To account for this transformation, the notion of metropolis may help us to rethink the urban as a global, modern and intercultural phenomenon. How do film, literature and language reflect these social and cultural changes?
Possible topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
Vol. 38 No. 1 (March 2012)
Submissions due August 15, 2011
In the beginning was murder. Then came drama: the hair-tearing (or eye-gouging) discovery of one's own overweening hubris, the inconsolable grieving over the loss of the most basic sense of humanity, and, simply, more killing. Indeed, murderers are significant figures in what Erich Auerbach would call "scenes of drama from European literature": Cain, Oedipus, Medea, the parricides in Dante's inferno, and Shakespeare's army of villains. Acts of killing in these literary texts not only contribute to the excitement of the drama, but also make imperative a rethinking of social order, justice, morality, state power, and human-God relations.
This is a proposed special session for the 2012 MLA convention.
Do the conditions of modernity engender psychopathological behavior? Do the changes wrought by industrialization cause new types of psychological stress? Do they bring about madness? How do characters in modernist fiction and/or poetry react to these changes?
This panel seeks papers that examine pyschopathology in single or multiple works of modernist fiction and/or poetry. While psychopathological tendencies are not unique to (post) industrial society, this panel will investigate how modernity (particularly in the transition from pre-industrial to [post] industrial, rural to urban, etc.) may lead to certain types of psychopathological behavior.
EXTENDED CALL FOR PAPERS
'To fasten words again to visible things': the American imagetext
A two day conference held by the American Studies department at the University of East Anglia, UK, 18th-19th June 2011
'The Historical Uncanny: Phantoms, Doubles, and Repetition in the War on Terror'
'The Talking Picture: Speech, Silence, and Ventriloquism in the Discourse of Photography'
Postmodern Poetry and Politics
With the recent publication of Roland Barthes' Mourning Diary, we rediscover his greatest loss. How does Barthes rewrite mourning? How do we read his grief?
250-word abstracts by 15 March 2011.
This CFP is for a PROPOSED special session at the 2012 MLA in Seattle. The session is not guaranteed.
CALL FOR PROPOSALS
MIDWEST POPULAR CULTURE ASSOCIATION/AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATION
2011 Milwaukee, WI!
The African Studies area of the Midwest Popular Culture Association seeks panel and paper proposals for the annual Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association conference, this year to be held at the Hilton Milwaukee City Center in Milwaukee, WI from Friday 14 October to Sunday 16 October, 2011.
The area seeks papers whose topics address any aspect of popular culture on the African continent.
Topics might address, but are not in any way limited to: