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Stage to Screen: Contemporary Playwrights (PAMLA, Deadline 3/31/12)

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Wednesday, February 1, 2012 - 8:53am
PAMLA: Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

Papers are sought for an approved PAMLA special session panel: Stage to Screen: Contemporary Playwrights. While much attention has been paid to film versions of Shakespeare, film adaptations of contemporary playwrights' work have received relatively little scholarly notice. This panel will examine stage-to-screen adaptations of post-1950 dramatic works, and the changes wrought upon them by the possibilities and demands—technical, artistic, and commercial—of the different medium. Topics we are interested in include (but are not limited to):
· adaptations across linguistic, national and cultural boundaries.
· the consequences of commercial imperatives, or the "hollywoodization" of artistic works.

Agora: TAMUC Graduate Student Conference

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Wednesday, February 1, 2012 - 8:25am
English Graduates for Academic Development (EGAD) at Texas A&M University-Commerce

English Graduates for Academic Development (EGAD)

Presents:

Agora: TAMUC Graduate Student Conference

April 12-13, 2012
Texas A&M University-Commerce
(Submission deadline extended until Feb. 29th)

Keynote Speakers
Roberta Seelinger Trites, Jay Telotte, Sara Cushing Weigle

Special Issue of *Interdisciplinary Literary Studies* on Contemporary Episodic Televisual Narrative

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Tuesday, January 31, 2012 - 9:16pm
James M. Decker (Professor of English, Illinois Central College) and Kenneth Womack (Professor of English & Integrative Arts, Penn State Altoona)

Call for Papers: Special Issue of Interdisciplinary Literary Studies: A Journal of Criticism and Theory (www.psupress.org/Journals/jnls_ILS.html)

We invite essays that employ interdisciplinary approaches towards the study of the rise and growing hegemony of contemporary episodic televisual narrative in such texts as Dexter, Mad Men, The Wire, Breaking Bad, Walking Dead, Weeds, Boardwalk Empire, Downton Abbey The Tudors, and Sherlock (BBC), among a wide range of others. We are especially interested in the applications of multidisciplinary frameworks in the analysis of contemporary televisual texts.

Survival, Friday, October 26, 2012

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Tuesday, January 31, 2012 - 5:31pm
Michigan College English Association

Call for Papers: MCEA Conference, Friday, October 26, 2012
Theme: Survival
Luncheon Speaker: Patricia Clark, Poet-in-Residence at GVSU

Location: Eberhard Center of Grand Valley State University
301 W. Fulton St., Grand Rapids MI 49504

CEA Critic Call for Articles: "The Idea of the West" (4/1/12)

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Tuesday, January 31, 2012 - 3:32pm
CEA Critic

The CEA Critic solicits articles on "The Idea of the West." Deadline 4/1/12.

The University of Northern Colorado is the new home of The CEA Critic, the journal of the College English Association. The University is located in Greeley, Colorado, a city named for famed journalist Horace Greeley, who popularized (although was not the first to utter) the injunction, "Go West, young man!" For Greeley, and for so many others before and after him, the West has been a location both literal and figurative. For our inaugural issue of The Critic, the new editors solicit essays that investigate, reflect on, seek to define, or look to challenge the notion of the West as it is addressed in any mode or genre of text.

CFP: Modernist Necrophilia (MSA 14; 10/18/12-10/21/12; DEADLINE 3/25/12)

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Tuesday, January 31, 2012 - 2:15pm
Janine Utell / Modernist Studies Association

Papers on modernist responses to the intersections among death, intimacy, and erotic life. The following topics would be welcome, but potential contributors are certainly not limited to this list:

+ modernist gothic
+ the uncanny
+ spiritualism
+ fiction, poetry, art dealing with the death of a beloved
+ representations of corpses, ghosts, etc. in film, art, dance
+ generic considerations: memoir, elegy, etc.
+ approaches: psychoanalytic, feminist, queer, trauma studies, affect/emotion studies, narrative theory

Feminism Unbound NWSA Conference Theme; Several CFPs

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Tuesday, January 31, 2012 - 12:42pm
Aging and Ageism Caucus within National Women's Studies Association (NWSA)

Due 2/10/12. Contact me if you want more details. All proposals must relate to aging and or ageism. They will be reviewed. Selected papers will be forwarded to NWSA for a 2nd review round. Papers/panels that are accepted will be part of the NWSA Annual Conference in Oakland, CA, November 8-11, 2012

#1 Women in the Fourth Stage—Harbingers of Decline or Feminist Heralds of a Revolutionary Future?

#2 Older Women: Networked for Change or Kicked to the Social Media Curb?

#3 Imagining a Future that Deprivileges Youth: Decolonizing Knowledge to Overcome Hegemonic Norms of Western Beauty Culture

#4 Stuck in "The Middle": Class Status and the Female Caregiver in American Popular Culture

"The Fictions of Finance," Special issue of Radical History Review, Abstracts due March 15, 2012

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Tuesday, January 31, 2012 - 9:39am
Radical History Review

Across the humanities and social sciences, a new conversation has begun about the enigmas of capital, and of finance capital, in particular. This special issue of the Radical History Review on "The Fictions of Finance" aims to intervene in that conversation and to help to shape it. From geography, history, and literary studies to anthropology, sociology, and labor studies, there has been an efflorescence of work on finance and commercial capital, flourishing amid the current capital crisis and chronic "recession." As a historical primer on the planetary intersections of the rhetorical and the operational dimensions of "The Fictions of Finance," this issue is designed to knit together the disparate strands of these renewed conversations.

Lex-ICON : treating text as image & image as text : International interdisciplinary conference 7 - 9 June 2012 UHA, France

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Tuesday, January 31, 2012 - 4:35am
Jennifer K Dick and Océane Delleaux

Multidisciplinary conference on text and image creation, use and reception in ultra-contemporary literature and visual art (works created in the 21st century). http://lex-icon21.blogspot.com/

« The sum of human wisdom is not contained in any one language, and no single language is CAPABLE of expressing all forms and degrees of human comprehension. » — Ezra Pound

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