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'WHODUNIT' AND HOW HAVE THEY 'DUNIT'? INVESTIGATING AGATHA CHRISTIE'S WORKS AND THEIR ADAPTATIONS

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Tuesday, March 8, 2011 - 8:37am
full name / name of organization: 
Department of Film and Media Studies, The University of Derby, UK
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Whodunit', and how have they 'dunit'? Investigating Agatha Christie's works and their adaptations

FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS

Agatha Christie is the best-selling author of all time. She has sold over two billion books worldwide and has been translated into over 45 languages. She has written over 80 novels and a number of plays. Her work has been adapted for cinema, television, animation and, more recently, computer games. The characters she created have assumed the status of 'fictional celebrities'; Poirot and Miss Marple have become transnational phenomena, and are the protagonists of Japanese animations series and video games for various platforms.

Hospitality and Literature

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Tuesday, March 8, 2011 - 1:16am
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MLA Special Session Proposal Seattle 2012 meeting
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There is no custom of hospitality here, we do not need guests.'
--Kafka The Castle

The ethics of Hospitality is embedded with the politics of national and foreign diplomacy in Immanuel Kant's Perpetual Peace Treaty (1798) in which he puts forth the hypothesis that the extension of this action is not of one related to philanthropy, but of one related to right. Jacques Derrida further defines this 'right' proposed by Kant as one 'in relation to citizenship, the state, the subject of the state' going so far as to declare that it is an 'international right' (Derrida 3).

[EXTENDED DEADLINE] CPF: Science and Literature RMMLA 2011

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Tuesday, March 8, 2011 - 12:35am
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Ira Walker / Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
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The Literature and Science session of the RMMLA invites interpretive
papers focusing on science and its intersection with written
methods of transmission. They might include the reuse of
scientific matter in literary forms; the relationship of
individual writers to science and of certain scientists to
literary figures of their day; the combination of scientific
and literary methods of knowledge making. Papers focusing on
the representation or integration of science in specific
literary texts are especially encouraged. However, proposals
dealing with any aspect of the interdisciplinary field of
literature and science are welcome.

Francis Bacon Workshop for 2011 RMMLA, October 6-8,2011

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Monday, March 7, 2011 - 10:03pm
full name / name of organization: 
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
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Francis Bacon Workshop*
Dibakar Pal, 7A 2 1 1 Srinath Chakrabarty Lane, Kolkata, West Bengal India 700 035; 033-25773205; dibak_p@yahoo.com
Description: Francis Bacon (1561-1626) wrote many essays namely Of Love, Of Friendship, Of Ambition, Of Studes, etc. We invite essays from scholars, creative writers, teachers and students following Baconian Style preferably within 500 words on any topic.

MLA Special Session: Marilyn Monroe's Fragments

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Monday, March 7, 2011 - 4:13pm
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Zachary Lamm
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Any approach to the recently-published archival text, including comparative, historical, psychoanalytic, feminist, queer, materialist, biographical; Monroe as icon, poet, performer; in celebrity culture, fashion, politics, and film. 300-word abstracts by 20 March 2011.

Flannery O'Connor Society, open topic, SCMLA, Oct. 27-29, 2011

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Monday, March 7, 2011 - 11:51am
full name / name of organization: 
Mark Graybill

The Flannery O'Connor Society seeks proposals for papers on any aspect of O'Connor's work. Final presentations should last no longer than 20 minutes.

Please send proposals of 250 words or fewer by April 3, 2011, to Mark Graybill at msgraybill_at_mail.widener.edu.

[UPDATE] New Horizons Postgraduate Conference

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Monday, March 7, 2011 - 8:19am
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Aberystwyth University Department of English and Creative Writing
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The Aberystwyth University English and Creative Writing Postgraduate Conference in cooperation with the National Library of Wales has extended the deadline for abstracts for New Horizons: Crossing the Borderlands of the Humanities, the annual postgraduate conference to be held 11 May to 13 May 2011.

'A Self-Conscious Voice'- an Exploration of Expatriation and Literature. May 11th 2011

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Monday, March 7, 2011 - 7:23am
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University of Bristol Department of English

'A Self-Conscious Voice' - an Exploration of Expatriation and Literature
A post-graduate conference at the University of Bristol on May 11th, 2011

Website: http://www.bris.ac.uk/english/events/selfconsciousvoice/
Poster: https://www.bris.ac.uk/english/events/selfconsciousvoice/poster-scv.pdf

Obsession in Context: The Fourth East Asian Conference on Comparative Literature

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Monday, March 7, 2011 - 2:08am
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Comparative Literature Association of the Republic of China (CLAROC) v.s. Department of English Language and Literature at Soochow University
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We take great pleasure in announcing that the Fourth East Asian Conference on Comparative Literature, sponsored by the Comparative Literature Association of the Republic of China (CLAROC), will be hosted by Soochow University in Taipei, Taiwan, on March 10, 2012. The theme for this conference is "Obsession in Context."

5th Annual Oceanic Popular Culture Association Conference CFP

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Sunday, March 6, 2011 - 11:18pm
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Oceanic Popular Culture Association Conference
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5th Annual Oceanic Popular Culture Association Conference
Honolulu, HI
May 27-28, 2011
Chaminade University of Honolulu

PROPOSAL DEADLINE EXTENDED TO APRIL 17, 2011

Panel and individual paper proposals are now being accepted for the 5th Annual Oceanic Popular Culture Association Conference. All topics and proposals are welcome, particularly those treating cultural productions within and/or about the Oceanic region.

250-350 word abstracts/proposals for individual papers or
3-4 paper panels are due April 17, 2011. Direct abstracts and proposals to Cheryl Edelson cedelson@chaminade.edu

NeMLA 2012: Accepting Panel Proposals (Deadline April 22, 2011; Conference March 15-18, 2012)

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Sunday, March 6, 2011 - 8:33pm
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NeMLA
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Form a session, submit an abstract: mark your calendar for NeMLA 2012! The 43rd annual convention will be held March 15-18th in Rochester, New York at the Hyatt Regency Hotel downtown, located minutes away from convenient air, bus, and train transportation options for attendees. St. John Fisher College will serve as the host college, and the diverse array of area institutions are coordinating with conference organizers to sponsor various activities, such as celebrated keynote speakers, local events, and fiction readings. Building upon the excellence of past NeMLA conferences, the association continues to grow as a vibrant community of scholars, thanks to the wide array of intellectual and cultural opportunities at every venue.

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