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Adaptation and Film (Popular Culture Session I) November 8-10th

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Sunday, April 14, 2013 - 5:26pm
SAMLA Conference /Shane Trayers

Adaptation and Film (Popular Culture Session I
SAMLA Conference
November 8-10, 2013

So many recent films are adaptations. This is a general call for papers considering the adaptations of works into film (such as Hunger Games, Wizard of Oz, World War Z, The Perks of Being a Wall Flower, The Host, etc.) or from one culture to another (such as Being Human, Life on Mars, etc.). This panel is open to the discussion and analysis of the process of adaptation, the way in which works are changed meaning gained and lost, and other aspects of adapting works into film or discussion of that process to make a particular film.

Literary Identities: Kingdoms, Nations, Villages, Conference 3rd June 2013

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Sunday, April 14, 2013 - 4:09pm
King's College, London

This year, we are taking the theme of Kingdoms, Nations and Villages to explore how literature has represented, interpreted and subverted identities. Recent research at Kings (such as the Leverhulme funded Commodities and Culture Network as well as comparative literary scholarship in the Menzies Centre) has suggested that this theme would provoke a timely inter-Collegiate, inter-period critical discussion and conversation.

Micro vs Macro Literatures in English: Aesthetics, Politics, and Ethics of Distant Reading in Literatures, Cultures, Humanities

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Sunday, April 14, 2013 - 3:34pm
English Language and Literature Association of Korea (ELLAK)

CALL FOR PAPERS
2013 ELLAK INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

"Micro versus Macro Literatures in English:
Aesthetics, Politics, and Ethics of Distant Reading in Literatures, Cultures, Languages, and the Humanities"

Sookmyung Women's University
Seoul, Korea
November 7-9, 2013

For the details of the conference schedule and program, please refer to the website:
http://www.ellak.or.kr

Conference Theme:

"Except Asia: Agamben's Work in Transcultural Perspective" conference open for registration

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Sunday, April 14, 2013 - 7:17am
Department of English, National Taiwan Normal University

The international conference "Except Asia: Agamben's Work in Transcultural Perspective," to be held at National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan, June 25-27, 2013, is now open for registration. Please register at the conference website:

http://www.concentric-literature.url.tw/AgambenConference/index.html.

The last day for registration is May 25, 2013.

The conference program and other information can also be found at the website.

The Society for Utopian Studies Conference, Charleston, SC (Nov. 14-17th)

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Friday, April 12, 2013 - 9:19pm
The Society for Utopian Studies

"Freedom and Utopia"
38th Annual Meeting
Francis Marion Hotel, Charleston, South Carolina
November 14-17, 2013

Scholars and artists are encouraged to present on the intersections between freedom and Utopia (but not exclusively). On this 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation we welcome papers that analyze the meaning of utopic freedom and the potential limits to that freedom. As the history surrounding the Proclamation suggests, utopian visions of freedom are often multi-vocal and conflicted. We thus encourage participants to explore the contradictions surrounding invocations of freedom on a variety of topics, from the earliest utopian visions to the speculations and yearnings of the 21st-century.

Journal of Jesuit Studies: Artistic Discourses of Liberation Theology (themed edition)

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Friday, April 12, 2013 - 2:30pm
University of Salford, Greater Manchester

The idea of Liberation Theology continues to exert profound challenges - theological, ontological and theoretical - to the Catholic Church, long after the first context of its emergence and reception (the Cold War) and its first attempted censure and routing. At a time of global financial crises and the immiseration of previously comfortable stratas of Western nations, renewed imperial intrigues and grass-root insurrections in the Middle East, and the explosion of zones of the "Global South" in and around the citadels of the North, Liberation Theology holds out the promise of a direct acquaintance with the poor and oppressed of the new millennium.

Call For Papers: Cityscapes of the Future (June 30)

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Friday, April 12, 2013 - 2:29pm
Dr. Yael Maurer, Shawn Edrei, Meyrav Koren-Kuik / Tel-Aviv University

Cityscapes of the Future: Urban Spaces in Science Fiction

The city has played a pivotal role in science fiction narratives since the earliest days of the genre. Towering megastructures, dystopian urbanity and the otherworldly configurations of alien cities have contributed greatly to representations of imagined futures.

Our project aims to take a broad view of the science-fictional cityscape, in any medium (television, film, novels, comics/graphic novels, anime, video games, etc.).

All relevant topics are welcome; we encourage interdisciplinary and comparative perspectives, as well as discussions of non-Western texts. We are especially interested in the following subjects:

[Reminder] English 1700 to Present (PAMLA Nov. 1-3)

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Friday, April 12, 2013 - 1:00pm
Stephanie Harper / California State University, Northridge

This panel is a standing session at PAMLA and invites critical papers on any aspect of English literature since 1700.

Proposals of 500 words or less can be submitted via PAMLA's online submission process found here: http://www.pamla.org/2013/topics/english-1700-present

While I welcome potential presenters to email me regarding any questions they may have, please know that I cannot accept proposals via email. They must be processed through the online submission system.

Proposals are due April 15th.

DH SoCal Research Slam

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Friday, April 12, 2013 - 12:57pm
DH SoCal

DH SoCal is a network dedicated to building community and collaboration amongst digital humanists in Southern California. On May 4, 2013 we are holding our first research slam at California State University, Northridge. This one-day event will be designed to showcase Digital Humanities work being done in California and to create opportunities for interaction between digital humanists from around the region.

Silent Spring: Chemical, Biological and Technological Visions of the Post-1945 Environment - Travel Bursaries Available

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Friday, April 12, 2013 - 11:41am
An AHRC collaborative skills project hosted by Birkbeck, University of London

A number of travel bursaries are available for postgraduates and early career researchers to participate in this project, which uses Rachel Carson's Silent Spring to explore the relationship between arts and science research. Building on the first workshop, which took place at the University of York in March 2013, we are delighted to announce details for the second workshop:

June 7th 2013

School of Arts, Birkbeck, University of London

Confirmed speakers include: George Ttoouli (Warwick), John Wills (Kent), Amy Cutler (Royal Holloway)

Travel Bursary Deadline: Monday 29th April 2013

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