the minnesota review, a journal of literature and cultural politics, invites submissions for a "Global English" special focus section in an upcoming issue. The aim is to track the emergence of Global English as a new field within academic literary and cultural studies. Contributors might consider the place of world literature in North American English departments, or the study of English-language literature and culture at universities based in non-Anglophone countries around the world. Have the critical methodologies developed in Anglophone literary and cultural criticism traveled along with their objects of study? How has the inclusion of world literature in North American English departments impacted the discipline?
Curious, If True: The Fantastic in Literature
Graduate Student Conference 2011
University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
March 10-12, 2011
Please see the attached website for details on the 2011 southern regional meeting of the American Conference for Irish Studies. Proposals are due January 12, 2011. The conference will be held February 17-19 in Savannah, Georgia.
Twelfth Annual Graduate Symposium on Women's and Gender History
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
March 3-5, 2011
Submission Deadline: November 19, 2010
Has animation overtaken "live-action" as the dominant form of production practice?
Call for Papers: Rebecca Harding Davis in Boston and Davis's Civil War Writings: American Literature Association annual conference, May 26-29, 2011
The Society for the Study of Rebecca Harding Davis and Her World will host two sessions at the annual conference of the American Literature Association. The conference will be held May 26-29, 2011, at the Westin Copley Place in Boston, Massachusetts. For further information about the conference, please consult the ALA website at www.americanliterature.org
Deadline for Abstracts: November 30, 2010
The peer-reviewed "Journal of Philosophy: A Cross-Disciplinary Inquiry" is dedicated to bringing western and non-western humanities currents into dialogue with each other. It publishes articles, comments, and reviews, and each issue includes an interview with a known figure in philosophy, literature, or literary theory. The journal is most interested in themes of contemporary or perennial importance in the areas of philosophy, aesthetics and literature, written from post-structuralist, critical theory, deconstructionist, post-colonial and/or non-western philosophical perspectives. The journal is edited in the United States and produced in Nepal, and is sponsored by the Society for Philosophy and Literary Studies of Nepal.
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?
American society in the aftermath of WWI is distinguished by an effort to define itself resulting from a desire of emancipation from the then prevailing European model. All over the country important transformations took place with industrialization and the growing impact of capitalism or multiple immigration waves. On cultural and artistic grounds, such an incentive can be exemplified by the emergence of new forms.
American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) conference
March 31-April 3, 2011
Deadline for paper proposals: November 12, 2010