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Leon Edel Prize: Henry James Review (November 1, 2010)

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Friday, July 2, 2010 - 10:21am
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Henry James Review
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Leon Edel Prize

The Leon Edel Prize is awarded annually for the best essay on Henry James by a beginning scholar. The prize carries with it an award of $150, and the prize-winning essay will be published in HJR.

The competition is open to applicants who have not held a full-time academic appointment for more than four years. Independent scholars and graduate students are encouraged to apply.

Essays should be 20-30 pages (including notes), original, and not under submission elsewhere or previously published.

Send submissions (4 copies, produced according to current MLA style, and with return postage enclosed) to:

CFP: Lost and Othered Children

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Friday, July 2, 2010 - 9:20am
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Debbie Olson
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Edited Collection: Lost and Othered Children in Contemporary Cinema

Call for contributions to Starlight and Shadows: Images of Lost and Othered Children in Contemporary Cinema. [tentative title]

Seeking original articles for an edited collection about lost and "Othered" children in contemporary cinema (from 1980 to the present). In contrast to traditional portraits of sweetness and light, there is a large body of cinematic works that provide a counter note of darkness to the more common notion of the innocent and pure child. These films depict childhood as a site of knowingness, despair, sexuality, death, and even madness. This collection's project is to explore this filmic imagining of the dark side of childhood.

[UPDATE] Subversions of Hi/story and Desire for Memory, October 21-22, 2010 (DEADLINE EXTENDED / ANANDA DEVI PANEL ADDED)

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Friday, July 2, 2010 - 1:38am
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Department of French and Francophone Studies at the University of California Los Angeles
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Subversions of hi/story and desire for memory

15th Annual Graduate Student Conference in French and Francophone Studies of the University of California Los Angeles

October 21-22, 2010

[UPDATE] Deadline extended to July 20! Communicating Forms: Aesthetics, Relationality, Collaboration

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Thursday, July 1, 2010 - 6:06pm
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University of Chicago Departments of English Language and Art History

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JULY 20, 2010
Call for Papers and Creative Proposals:
Communicating Forms: Aesthetics, Relationality, Collaboration
Fifth Annual English Graduate Conference, University of Chicago
A joint conference between English Language & Literature and Art History

October 21-22
Keynote speaker: Leo Bersani

Animal Rights and Deep Water Horizon (Deadline for Abstracts: 8/1; Conference: 10/8-9

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Thursday, July 1, 2010 - 9:53am
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Sean Kelly/FGCU Humanities and Sustainability Conference
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Call for papers for a panel on Animal Rights and Deepwater Horizon at the 2nd Annual Florida Gulf Coast University Humanities and Sustainability Conference (October 8-9 at FGCU, Fort Myers, FL)

The U.S. popular media had constructed the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico as an environmental, ecological, economic, and even political disaster. While all of these are undeniably fair readings of the catastrophe, these same outlets have not expended much of an effort considering the effect that this event can and should have on how we perceive our duties and responsibilities toward the individual animals impacted by it.

Beyond Adaptation: Appropriations, Allusions and Intertextuality One-Day Postgraduate Symposium Thusrday 27th January 2011

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Thursday, July 1, 2010 - 9:41am
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De Montfort University, Leicester, England

As the field of adaptation studies progresses away from questions of 'infidelity' and the 'betrayal' of source material, a new set of disciplines and theories have emerged to help us understand the relationship between texts. It is now understood that artistic works are not single entities created independently of culture, but can be understood as an amalgamation of influences, allusions, and borrowings from previous texts. This intertextual model for the mapping of texts and their influences provokes questions about the very nature of adaptation. What is adaptation, and how does it differ from intertextuality? Do boundaries between texts exist? How have multiplicity and intertextuality altered perceptions of storytelling across mediums?

Material Cultures conference, 9/15/2010

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Tuesday, June 29, 2010 - 11:10pm
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University of Ottawa
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Material Cultures

May 6-8, 2011
Department of English, University of Ottawa

How do objects circulate in our social, imaginary, and textual worlds? What are the politics of material culture and how do these politics inform our reading of historical and contemporary texts? In what ways do we perceive and come to know the material world, and in what ways does the material make and unmake this "we"? Proposals for papers are invited for a conference on Material Cultures in Canadian and Transnational Contexts, the 2011 edition of the Canadian Literature Symposium at the University of Ottawa. Interdisciplinary, hemispheric, and theoretical approaches to the conference theme are welcome.

Activism versus Elitism: Reexamination of the Battle in Seattle

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Tuesday, June 29, 2010 - 3:08pm
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Kim Richardson/SBCC
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Activism versus Elitism: Reexamination of the Battle In Seattle

Santa Barbara City College: Sociology 106 with Professor Helen Meloy (Spring 2009)
Written by Kim Richardson

I. Introduction: Elite deviance can unravel the very fabric of society but through social movements, norms may be reestablished through cultural dynamism in which individuals find identity again as people converge to interpret the situation.

Bodies of Art

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Tuesday, June 29, 2010 - 12:42pm
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The Center for Body, Mind and Culture and the Center for Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Florida Atlantic University
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Bodies of Art

Featured Speakers:
Linda Nochlin, Lila Acheson Wallace Professor of Modern Art
Institute of Fine Arts, NYU

Orlan, Internationally Acclaimed Artist

The Center for Body, Mind and Culture and the Center for Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies invite proposals for papers to be presented at a 2-day conference, Dec. 2nd and 3rd, 2010, at Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton.

Re-thinking the Monstrous: Violence and Criminality in Society (deadline 11/1/2010, dates 7/1-3/2011, Munich)

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Tuesday, June 29, 2010 - 4:41am
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Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich

Confirmed Keynote Speakers: Prof. Dr. Peter Becker (Johannes Kepler Universität Linz)
Prof. Dr. David Schmid (University of Buffalo)
Dr. Niall Scott (University of Central Lancashire)
Dr. Margrit Shildrik (Queen's University, Belfast)

CFP "Romance". Deadline for submissions: October 31, 2010

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Monday, June 28, 2010 - 4:41pm
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Mosaic, a journal for the interdisciplinary study of literature, University of Manitoba

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: "Romance".

The OED has to give some three pages to defining the word ROMANCE that, with all of its rich history, is at the centre of this Mosaic Call for Papers. We invite innovative
interdisciplinary literary and critical submissions for a special issue we are planning on this theme. For this issue, our interests include, but are not limited to, the following: "the Romantics," who have undergone a renascence of late; the French novel, the roman; romantic fiction; Romanticism; the state of the love story in literature and/or film; and the figure of the "romantic."

Modernism, Mediation, and the Image Space (MSA12, Nov 11-14, 2010)

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Monday, June 28, 2010 - 12:43pm
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Modernist Studies Association
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This panel, already accepted for MSA12, will explore the intersection of non-canonical modernist spaces with the images and image-producing mechanisms which create and define them. Papers will pursue the shifting modernist response to the visuality of such image-spaces, engaging with the perception/consumption of these image environments, the relative materiality or insubstantiality of such images and spaces, the reciprocal relationship between image and space in the manufacture of such environments, and the technologies or media implicated in such spatio-image constructions.

Please send a 300-word abstract and a 2-3 sentence biographical statement by July 3.

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