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[UPDATE] Digital Adaptation(s) DEADLINE EXTENDED until OCT. 1

Tuesday, August 31, 2010 - 4:50pm
English Graduate Organization at Western Illinois University

Papers for a panel on digital adaptation during the EGO Conference Humanities in the Digital Age
October 22-23, 2010, Macomb, Illinois
EGO site:

Adaptations have long taken advantage of emergent forms to extend, re-tell, and appropriate previous literary works. The very nature of adaptations is to re-interpret previous texts into new iterations, often in the guise of these emergent forms, whether the printed book, the novel, films, or the internet. This panel seeks to consider the manifestation of adaptations in digital forms and to pose questions such as:

Aesthetics and Politics of Literary Multilingualism at NeMLA Convention, April 7-10, 2011 at Rutgers University, New Brunswick,

Tuesday, August 31, 2010 - 1:06pm
Paola Gambarota

Literary multilingualism has an ancient and continuous history and yet scholars and critics have taken up this issue only intermittently. This panel aims to discuss recent theories of literary multilingualism, its aesthetic elements and political implications as well as specific examples able to provide relevant models of analysis.

Women's Studies Area of PCA/ACA cfp 12/15/10

Tuesday, August 31, 2010 - 10:14am
Popular and American Culture Association

As Area Chair for the Popular Culture/American Culture Association's
"Women's Studies" area, I invite abstracts for the Spring 2011 joint ACA/PCA conference to be held in San Antonio, TX April 20-23, 2011.

To find additional information about the association and conference, visit

Please send 250 word abstracts to me by 12--15--10 via e-mail:

Social Networks, Communities, and/or Public Service [article submissions; Nov 25]

Monday, August 30, 2010 - 9:22pm
PROTEUS: A Journal of Ideas

Social Networks, Communities, and/or Public Service

_Proteus: A Journal of Ideas_ seeks submissions that explore themes relating to social networks, communities, and/or public service for an upcoming issue titled Building and Strengthening Communities and Social Networks. We are soliciting a wide range of articles and creative works—including broad theoretical inquiries, individual case studies, traditional scholarly articles, and works of creative nonfiction. Theme-related photographs, poetry, and creative writing are welcome.

"A Queerer Time, A Queerer Place" (August 11-14, 2011)

Monday, August 30, 2010 - 7:19pm
LGBT Focus Group / Association for Theatre in Higher Education

LGBT Focus Group
Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) Conference
August 11-14, 2011, Palmer House Hilton Hotel, Chicago, IL

Submission Deadlines:
Individual Papers or Presentations: October 15 (send to conference planner Nick Salvato,
Complete Sessions: November 1 (submit online directly to ATHE at

[UPDATE]--Material Cultures conference, CFP deadline 9/15, conference date May 6-8, 2011

Monday, August 30, 2010 - 3:23pm
University of Ottawa

Material Cultures

May 6-8, 2011
Department of English, University of Ottawa

How do objects circulate in our social, imaginary, and textual worlds? What are the politics of material culture and how do these politics inform our reading of historical and contemporary texts? In what ways do we perceive and come to know the material world, and in what ways does the material make and unmake this "we"? Proposals for papers are invited for a conference on Material Cultures in Canadian and Transnational Contexts, the 2011 edition of the Canadian Literature Symposium at the University of Ottawa. Interdisciplinary, hemispheric, and theoretical approaches to the conference theme are welcome.

Theorizing Dickens. Northeast Modern Language Association Annual Convention, New Brunswick, New Jersey April 7-10 2011

Monday, August 30, 2010 - 1:56pm
Northeast Modern Language Association

Theorizing the Victorian Novel

This session will explore the ways in which literary theory can be helpful in illuminating Victorian novels and those accompanying social contexts and issues that we find in the Victorian age. How might Victorian novels in turn be helpful in illuminating different schools of theory? 250 words abstract by Sept. 30, 2010. Send to Robert Lougy, Penn State University,