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Digital Adaptation(s)

Wednesday, July 7, 2010 - 12:39pm
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:

Renaissance Trauma (NeMLA Convention April 7-10 2011) Deadline: September 30, 2010

Wednesday, July 7, 2010 - 12:24pm
Northeast Modern Language Convention / Rutgers University

Renaissance Trauma

This panel seeks papers that explore the experience and/or representation of trauma in Early-Modern texts or of how Early-Modern cultural, religious, and political institutions dealt with trauma. Papers that look at trauma theory and its use in Early-Modern studies are also invited.

Papers might explore, but are not limited to the following issues:

-How trauma was experienced and represented in Early Modern literature and culture.

-How Early Modern cultural, religious, and political institutions dealt with trauma; Renaissance therapies

-Representations of mourning and melancholy

Always Look on The Bright Side of Life (Oct. 7-9, 2010 in Atlanta, GA)

Wednesday, July 7, 2010 - 10:18am
New Voices Conference/Georgia State Graduate English Association

Georgia State New Voices Conference 2010, October 7-9:

What makes us laugh? Why is humor such an important cross-cultural phenomenon and universal human trait? What are the genres of humor and comedy? Can postmodernism and critical theory be funny? How can we teach humor? What are the theories of laughter? How do we research and write about humor, comedy, laughter, wit, satire, and jokes across disciplines? How global is humor? What is the place of humor in academia and in popular culture?

[UPDATE] CFP: Evil Children in Film and Literature

Wednesday, July 7, 2010 - 10:02am
LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory


Call for Papers:
Evil Children in Film and Literature _________________________________________

UPDATE New Cultures of Ageing: Narratives, Fictions, Methods & Researching the Future; deadline Nov 20011; event 04/08 - 09/11

Wednesday, July 7, 2010 - 9:51am
Prof. Philip Tew, Brunel University



New Cultures of Ageing:
Narratives, Fictions, Methods & Researching the Future

8th – 9th April 2011

An interdisciplinary conference organized by the NDA-funded FCMAP Group of Investigators and by the BCCW Research Group, Brunel University, London.


Will Self
Fay Weldon

[UPDATE] Edited Volume - Asexualities: Feminist and Queer Perspectives (Deadline: July 15, 2010)

Tuesday, July 6, 2010 - 9:55pm
Karli June Cerankowski, Stanford University; Megan Milks, University of Illinois at Chicago

"Asexual: a person who does not experience sexual attraction." This definition is provided on the homepage of the Asexual Visibility and Education Network (AVEN), a web community of nearly 30,000 members worldwide that is generally considered the mouthpiece of the asexual community. AVEN's political platform calls for the depathologization of asexuality and the recognition of asexuality as a legitimate sexual orientation, with AVEN working toward these goals through an engagement with a variety of media – their website, blogs and discussion boards, guest appearances on television talk shows, documentary film, and participation in public events like Pride parades and public sex workshops.

Alfred Hitchcock Panels - San Antonio, Texas, April 20-23, 2011

Tuesday, July 6, 2010 - 6:36pm
PCA/ACA & Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations

Call for Papers: Alfred Hitchcock

PCA/ACA & Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations Joint Conference

San Antonio, Texas
April 20-23, 2011
Marriott Rivercenter
101 Bowie Street
San Antonio, Texas 78205 USA
Phone: 1-210-223-1000
Submission Deadline: December 15th, 2010

Conference Website: (updated regularly)

Panels now forming for presentations on the films and career of Alfred Hitchcock. Listed below are some suggestions for possible presentations.

Aging, Old Age, Memory, Aesthetics: March 25-27th, 2011, University of Toronto [UPDATE]

Tuesday, July 6, 2010 - 5:28pm
University of Toronto, Canada

Confirmed Keynote Speakers: Kathleen Woodward (Washington), Stephen Katz (Trent), Philip Sohm (Toronto)
Selected conference presentations will be published in a forthcoming issue of the journal "Occasion: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Humanities" (
Complete CFP and conference details available here:

(De)constructing the Archive in a Digital Age. Due 30th July 2010

Tuesday, July 6, 2010 - 7:19am
Iris; the international women’s photography research resource

(De)constructing the Archive in a Digital Age.
10th September 2010, School of the Arts Loughborough University, UK.
Organised by Iris
Paper Submission Deadline; Friday 30th July 2010
One-day debate on the possibilities of the archive.
This event aims to provide an environment for sharing information whilst stimulating debates about the role of the archive within art, culture and design.
Possible topics of enquiry may include but are not limited to;
• The discussion about how the archive should respond to the digital age continues. How does the physical archive change and adapt in the face of new technologies?

[UPDATE] Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference 2nd Futurist Theory and Fiction: Fear, Horror, and Terror(ism)

Monday, July 5, 2010 - 11:28pm
Lee Baxter & David Briggs / SETS Department of University of Guelph

Stephen King once stated: "everything we do has a history. No matter where you come in on any situation, you are not coming in at the beginning." King's observation diagnoses a primary function of horror fiction: to remind contemporary audiences of their placement within this historical, gothic continuum. Horror narratives may, as Robin Wood famously suggested, reflect "our collective nightmares" but this collective is by no means limited to the contemporary moment for fleshing out these nightmares. Horror implicates readers and viewers by exhuming the past—monsters return, bodies rise from graves, and ghosts haunt the present. Furthermore within the Gothic imagination new terrors lurk beyond our social and technological horizons.

Be the Media: Film, New Media, and Social Formations (deadline 8/3/10; dates 3/10-3/13/11, New Orleans)

Monday, July 5, 2010 - 4:39pm
Chris Robe'/Florida Atlantic University/Panel at Society for Cinema and Media Studies

For a proposed panel at the 2011 Society for Cinema and Media Studies:

The work of scholars like Clemencia Rodriguez, John Downing, David Graeber, and Jeffrey Juris has increasingly revealed the necessity of analyzing film and new media in relation to broader activist social formations that transgress institutional and national boundaries. Although film and media studies has offered some substantive scholarship regarding this topic—particularly in regards to AIDS activism and Third Cinema—, it has all-too-often relegated concerns of activism and social movements to sociology and communication studies.

Modernist Literature and Economic Theory Website Project (12/31/2010)

Monday, July 5, 2010 - 1:26pm
Tudor Balinisteanu

Contributions are invited for a website connecting modernist literature and economic theory: . This is intended as an ongoing collaborative project.

The site consists of three main pages containing cross-referenced material. One page lists authors with derivative links to fragments from their works. Another page lists economic theory/ concepts. And a third page lists criticism connecting the theory/ concepts with the texts and authors.

Contributions to the site should be in the form of: