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5th Global Conference: Visual Literacies (July, 2011: Oxford, United Kingdom

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Thursday, November 18, 2010 - 9:39am
Dr Rob Fisher/Inter-Disciplinary.Net

5th Global Conference
Visual Literacies

Friday 8th July 2011 – Sunday 10th July 2011
Mansfield College, Oxford

Call for Papers
This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary conference seeks to examine and explore issues surrounding visual literacy in regard to theory and praxis. Perspectives are sought from those engaged in the fields of education, visual arts, fine arts, literature, philosophy, psychology, critical theory and theology. These disciplines are indicative only as papers are welcomed from any area, profession and vocation in which visual literacy plays a part.

Papers, reports, work-in-progress and workshops are invited on issues related to any of the following themes;

(UPDATE)Beyond Adaptation: Appropriations, Allusions and Intertextuality One-Day Postgraduate Symposium Thusrday 27th January 20

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Thursday, November 18, 2010 - 9:01am
De Montfort University, Leicester, England

As the field of adaptation studies progresses away from questions of 'infidelity' and the 'betrayal' of source material, a new set of disciplines and theories have emerged to help us understand the relationship between texts. It is now understood that artistic works are not single entities created independently of culture, but can be understood as an amalgamation of influences, allusions, and borrowings from previous texts. This intertextual model for the mapping of texts and their influences provokes questions about the very nature of adaptation. What is adaptation, and how does it differ from intertextuality? Do boundaries between texts exist? How have multiplicity and intertextuality altered perceptions of storytelling across mediums?

Encountering Buddhism in Twentieth-Century British and American Literature/ Book Collection 31st January 2011

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Thursday, November 18, 2010 - 5:31am
Middlesex University UK

This book collection, Encountering Buddhism in Twentieth-Century British and American Literature, will be a coherent, critical examination of British and USA literature's engagement with Buddhism in the twentieth century. It will show readers how twentieth-century literature has been influenced by Buddhism, and was a major factor in bringing about Buddhism's increasing spread and influence in the West.

Global Environmental Literature: Comparative Approaches to Environmental Criticism

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Wednesday, November 17, 2010 - 7:46pm
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association

Seeking papers for a panel at the RMMLA conference in Scottsdale, AZ, October 6-8, 2011. Panel aims to highlight the direction the field of environmental studies is headed: more interdisciplinary and global approaches to environmental concerns.

Marshall McLuhan at 100: Picking through the Rag and Bone Shop of a Career.

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Wednesday, November 17, 2010 - 5:55pm
Enculturation: A Journal of Rhetoric, Writing and Cultural Rhetoric

Enculturation: A Journal of Rhetoric, Writing and Cultural Rhetoric

Special Issue
Marshall McLuhan at 100: Picking through the Rag and Bone Shop of a Career.

Guest Editors:
Kevin Brooks, North Dakota State University
David Beard, University of Minnestoa, Duluth

[Update] American Identities on Stage: 20th Century American Drama International Conference [Reminder - Deadline: 17 December]

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Wednesday, November 17, 2010 - 3:41pm
University of East Anglia, School of American Studies

University of East Anglia
School of American Studies

Celebrating 100 Years of Tennessee Williams (1911-2011)

American Identities on Stage:
20th Century American Drama International Conference

Call For Papers

To commemorate the Tennessee Williams's centennial, the School of American Studies at the University of East Anglia, will host a one-day international conference on 26 March 2011, focusing on theatrical representations of American identities. The invited keynote speaker is Professor Stephen Bottoms (University of Leeds).

Circle Gets the Square: Advancing Conversations in Game Studies [Edited Collection]

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Wednesday, November 17, 2010 - 12:27pm
Jason Thompson, University of Wyoming and Marc Ouellette, McMaster University

Game Studies—that peculiar multi-, inter-, and trans-disciplinary field wherein researchers from such diverse areas of computer science, literary studies, psychology, and media studies come together to study the how games are made, how games come to mean, and how games effect people—has reached an unproductive stasis.

[UPDATE] IALJS-6 "Literary Journalism: Theoria, Poiesis and Praxis" - Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium - 12-14 May 2011

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Wednesday, November 17, 2010 - 10:00am
International Association for Literary Journalism Studies

The International Association for Literary Journalism Studies invites submissions of original research papers, abstracts for research in progress and proposals for panels on Literary Journalism for the IALJS annual convention on 12-14 May 2011. The conference will be held at the Département des Sciences de l'Information et de la Communication (SIC) at Université Libre de Bruxelles, in Brussels, Belgium.

I, S/He, We, They: Writing Lives and Life Writing

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Wednesday, November 17, 2010 - 6:44am
Boston College

As the Presidential Theme for the 2011 MLA conference indicates, life writing is a critical element in the contemporary landscape of literary studies. The Boston College Biennial English Graduate Conference invites papers that investigate the many roles that life writing plays in the creation and analysis of discourse. Whether examining transnational narratives, ancient oral traditions, modern diaries and letters, or groundbreaking documentary film, the vast array of possibilities for life writing allows us to bring together distinct points of view in productive ways.

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