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African Studies Area

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Wednesday, March 9, 2011 - 1:30am
Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

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MIDWEST POPULAR CULTURE ASSOCIATION/AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATION

2011 Milwaukee, WI!

The African Studies area of the Midwest Popular Culture Association seeks panel and paper proposals for the annual Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association conference, this year to be held at the Hilton Milwaukee City Center in Milwaukee, WI from Friday 14 October to Sunday 16 October, 2011.

The area seeks papers whose topics address any aspect of popular culture on the African continent.

Topics might address, but are not in any way limited to:

[UPDATE] Faulkner in the Media Ecology (11/24-26, 2011)

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Tuesday, March 8, 2011 - 10:33pm
University of New South Wales

Under the auspices of the Modernism Studies Centre in Australia, the School of English, Media, and Performing Arts at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, will host the 'Faulkner in the Media Ecology' conference, on November 24-26, 2011.

Significations

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Tuesday, March 8, 2011 - 6:16pm
Cal State University of Los Angeles English Graduate Students Association

[Note: This CFP is only aimed towards graduate students in the California State University system]

The Cal State L.A. EGSA is proud to organize Significations, an annual academic conference meant to foster graduate level exploration in the fields of literature, composition & rhetoric and creative writing as well as cultural studies, critical theory, film, gender studies and visual & performing arts.

The conference will take place on Saturday, April 30th, 2011. Students are invited to enter seminar length papers considering any period or genre of literary, linguistic, and visual culture.

Contemporary US/Canadian/Mexican Dystopian Fiction Anthology

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Tuesday, March 8, 2011 - 5:14pm
Grubisic, Baxter, and Lee

Call for Submissions

At century's end and after, a dystopian mood - what Peter Fitting
calls "the sense of a threatened near future" - has been evident in
daily life and, of course, national literatures. Seeking to explore
literary iterations of that mood, the editors of 'After NAFTA:
Contemporary North American Dystopian Literature' encourage submissions
about a variety of literary genres - novels, short fiction, or graphic
novels (written in English or translated) - published by Canadian,
American, and Mexican authors between 1994 and 2010.

The editors of After NAFTA have an agreement for publication with
Wilfrid Laurier University Press.

CFP: First Annual Studies in Gothic Fiction Conference, San Diego, March 16-17, 2012 (abstract due Nov. 1, 2011)

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Tuesday, March 8, 2011 - 3:23pm
Studies in Gothic Fiction

First Annual Studies in Gothic Fiction Conference
National University
San Diego, California
March 16-17, 2012

As interest in Gothic studies grows exponentially, what is considered Gothic and how we define it continues to evolve. At this conference we will explore not only the origins of the Gothic, but the evolution of the genre.

Papers which explore any aspect of the Gothic in literature, film, and other media are encouraged.

Topics which could be explored include:

Twentieth Century Studies

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Tuesday, March 8, 2011 - 1:38pm
Midwest Popular Culture Association/ Midwest American Culture Association

Midwest Popular Culture Association/ Midwest American Culture Association Conference
October 14 – 16, 2010
Millwaukee, WI – Hilton Milwaukee City Center
509 W. Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, Wisconsin United States 53203
More information on the conference, including the official call for papers and hotel information,
can be found at http://www.mpcaaca.org. Note: Please do not submit the same item to more than one Area Chair.

CfP June 23-24 Medieval Postgraduate Conference Durham University

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Tuesday, March 8, 2011 - 12:34pm
Medieval & Renaissance Discussion Group at Durham University; part of the Institute of Medieval & Renaissance Studies

The Medieval and Renaissance Postgraduate Discussion Group at Durham University invites abstracts for its fifth annual conference on the 23rd and 24th of June 2011 addressing the theme of "Beauty".

The interdisciplinary conference aims to offer a broad ranging forum, and will be followed by a display of Durham's medieval and Renaissance manuscripts,introduced by staff from the University's Palace Green Library.

Possible areas of discussion might include, but are by no means limited to:

~The appreciation of beauty within literature; poems, manuscripts, and books as beautiful objects; the performance of beauty in drama.

[UPDATE, REMINDER] Composing Spaces: An Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference, 5/13/11

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Tuesday, March 8, 2011 - 12:21pm
University of Cincinnati, Department of English & Comparative Literature

Friday, May 13, 2011
*KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Professor Adrian Parr, dual appointment in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and the School of Architecture and Interior Design, author of the book "Hijacking Sustainability"
*WEBSITE: http://www.artsci.uc.edu/collegedepts/english/events/ComposingSpaces.asp...

CFP Aphra Behn Society/CSECS/NEASECS "Adaptation and Eighteenth-Century Literature" -- March 15 deadline

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Tuesday, March 8, 2011 - 12:12pm
Aphra Behn Society / Canadian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies / Northeast American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies

Recently adaptation theorists have argued for a re-valuing of adaptations and of the dynamic between originary texts and their adaptation. Critics such as Brian McFarlane, Imelda Whelehan, and Deborah Cartmell have argued that adaptations carry "cultural capital" equal to the original's, and that putting a material, original text in dialogue with an adaptation provides an opportunity to revalue, perhaps increase the value of the original.

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

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Tuesday, March 8, 2011 - 8:37am
Department of Film and Media Studies, The University of Derby, UK

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
MLA Special Session Proposal Seattle 2012 meeting

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
Ira Walker / Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association

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
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association

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.

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