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Conference CFP: 'Translation and Transcendence' -- REVISED DEADLINE: 15 JULY, 2013

Monday, July 1, 2013 - 5:54pm
Modern Horizons Journal

Modern Horizons conference CFP – Translation and Transcendence


For the third annual Modern Horizons conference—to be held October 24th and 25th, 2013 in Toronto, Ontario—we invite proposals for 20 minutes presentations, in English or French, on 'Translation and Transcendence.'

Intimate Archives: Photography and Life-Writing, University of Oxford, 29 November 2013

Monday, July 1, 2013 - 4:50pm
Lee-Von Kim and Christine Fouirnaies, University of Oxford

Intimate Archives is a one-day interdisciplinary conference that seeks to explore the intersection of photography and life-writing. Photography has come to play an increasingly self-conscious role in life narratives, raising questions about truth, fictionality, authenticity and the limits of referentiality. What role does photography have in the construction of life narratives? How are intimate and affective relations negotiated and represented in photographic life narratives? Furthermore, what is at stake when intimate records of familial and private lives are published or exhibited? This conference seeks to engage with these issues.

Anti-Communism: Culture, Literature, Propaganda (28 August 2013; Institute of English Studies, Senate House, Univ. of London)

Monday, July 1, 2013 - 3:53pm
Dr Benjamin Kohlmann (Columbia University/Freiburg University) and Dr Matthew Taunton (UEA)

Some two decades after the fall of the Soviet Union, this symposium will explore the complex literary and cultural legacies of one of the twentieth century's most influential and under-theorised political philosophies. Anti-communism had a shaping influence on the development of twentieth-century Western liberalism and social democracy as well as providing intellectual justifications for McCarthyism and the jingoism of the Cold War Right. It was a key element of Nazism, but also of twentieth-century anarchism. Its relation to literary and artistic culture was equally complicated.

Female Captivity and the Autobiographical Impulse

Monday, July 1, 2013 - 2:39pm
Emily Hipchen and Rebecca Harrison, University of West Georgia

Early American captivity narratives by women were, from the beginning, a form of life writing that engaged and authorized subjective female experiences in the wake of New World colonization. These accounts—the spiritual, secular, propagandistic, and purely fictional—are, arguably, "the first American literary form dominated by women's experiences as captives, storytellers, writers, and readers" (Stodola xi). This genre (and its paradigmatic form) remains popular with women writers engaged in self-construction, especially as they explore and define their own identities as confined by both male-dominated economies and cultural anxieties concerning female authorship.

Adaptation and the Novel - Saturday 9th November 2013

Monday, July 1, 2013 - 2:06pm
Keele University

Organisers: Joanna Taylor and Nick Seager

Plenary lectures by Rachel Carroll (Teeside University) and Sarah Wootton (Durham University)

Are novels tainted or legitimated in the process of adaptation? What aesthetic challenges and opportunities does the transition of a story from one genre to another present? And in what cultural, commercial, and artistic contexts have processes or adaptation and appropriation taken place?

Soil in Early Modern Literature (essay collection; abstracts by 12/15/2013)

Monday, July 1, 2013 - 12:01pm
Hillary Eklund / Loyola University New Orleans

Amidst changing patterns of land use, contested political ideologies, and shifting religious beliefs, early modern writers considered soil not just as a material resource but as a site for exploring questions of power, belonging, and being. Still, soil remains a surprisingly under-examined element in the current critical literature (Cf. recent books on plants, animals, and water in the period). This volume seeks to organize a critical conversation about representations of soil across an ample range of early modern texts. Essays may address topics such as
- soil ecology
- agrarianism/husbandry
- soil amendment/manuring
- public works
- excavation
- mining and mineral harvesting
- habitation/identity

The Limits of Responsibility: Histories, Species, Politics (papers due 9/30)

Sunday, June 30, 2013 - 9:58pm
Massey University


As a follow-up to the "Limits of Responsibility" conference held at Massey University, New Zealand in December 2012, we now invite all those with a research interest in the topic to submit full papers to be considered for inclusion in an edited anthology and/or a special journal issue on the conference topic.

UPDATE STARGATE Collection of Essay

Sunday, June 30, 2013 - 11:29am
Nadine Farghaly

The 28th of October 1994 marked the beginning of one of the most successful franchises in television history. It was the day Roland Emmerich released the first Stargate movie to the cinemas. Little did he know that was laying the foundation for one of TV's longest and most successful TV shows. Only three years later Brad Wright and Jonathan Glassner decided to create a TV show that would pick up exactly where the movie blockbuster ended. Stargate SG-1 was born and ran for ten successful seasons. Moreover, two spinoffs originated from Stargate SG-1, Stargate Atlantis which ran for five seasons, as well as Stargate Universe which ran for two seasons.

Foreignness in Art, Literature, and Thought – CFP

Saturday, June 29, 2013 - 9:38pm
Interdisciplinary Literary Studies: A Journal of Criticism and Theory

Interdisciplinary Literary Studies: A Journal of Criticism and Theory is a peer-reviewed journal that explores the interconnections between literary study and other disciplines, ideologies, and cultural methods of critique. All national literatures, periods, and genres are welcomed topics.