category: twentieth century and beyond

The Second Birth of Cinema: A Centenary Conference (1-2 July 1911; 30 Sept 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Andrew Shail
contact email: 
a.e.shail@ncl.ac.uk

*The Second Birth of Cinema: A Centenary Conference*
Percy Building, Newcastle University, 1-2 July 2011
Keynote speakers: André Gaudreault & Philippe Marion, Ian Christie, Joe Kember

The Dark Spectacle: Landscapes of Devastation in Film and Photography

full name / name of organization: 
Culture and Space Journal: International Journal of Social Spaces. Special edition.
contact email: 
dark.spectacle@gmail.com

In Regarding the Pain of Others, Susan Sontag writes that “to find beauty in war seems heartless,” but that “the landscape of devastation is still a landscape.” She points out that the “cla

Call for book reviewers

full name / name of organization: 
Studies in the Novel
contact email: 
studiesinthenovel@unt.edu

Studies in the Novel (www.engl.unt.edu/sitn/) is a quarterly journal that features criticism of the novel in all periods.

Twentieth-Century Blake

full name / name of organization: 
Jon Gagas / Temple University
contact email: 
jongagas@temple.edu

Recent scholarship has explored William Blake’s influence on a number of twentieth-century writers, from W.B. Yeats to Philip K. Dick and Laura Moriarty. This panel seeks to find new links between Blake and the twentieth-century writers with whom he is most often associated – Yeats, Huxley, and Lawrence, among others – and to put Blake’s art in dialogue with other artists, including graphic novelists, filmmakers, and non-Anglo-American writers.

Precious and Push-- Black Camera (IUPress)

full name / name of organization: 
Black Camera Journal
contact email: 
PRECIOUSJOURNALISSUE@GMAIL.COM

Black Camera invites submissions for a special issue or section of a future issue devoted to a critical assessment of the Film Precious and the Novel Push by Sapphire (upon which Precious is based) to

CFP: "Contemporary Fiction from the Middle East" (Due September 30, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Sally Gomaa/NeMLA
contact email: 
sally.gomaa@salve.edu

42nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 7-10, 2011
New Brunswick, NJ – Hyatt New Brunswick
Host Institution: Rutgers University

[UPDATE] Literature and the Sacred (EXTENDED deadline for abstracts: July 23rd; conference: October 14–16th, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Literature and Belief, a semiannual publication of the Center for the Studies of Christian Values in Literature, Brigham Young University
contact email: 
daniel_muhlestein@byu.edu or jesse_crisler@byu.edu

The conference will include sessions on Literature, the Sacred, and Texts; Literature, the Sacred, and the Environment; and Literature, the Sacred, and Philosophy.

New perspectives on Janet Frame’s The Lagoon and Other Stories - 21 October 2010

full name / name of organization: 
École Normale Supérieure de Lyon, France
contact email: 
Vanessa Guignery: vanessaguignery@wanadoo.fr; Catherine Pesso-Miquel: catherine.pesso.miquel@univ-lyon2.fr

We propose to offer new perspectives on Janet Frame’s first collection of short stories, The Lagoon and Other Short Stories (1951).

Poster Presentations: SAMLA 2010

full name / name of organization: 
SAMLA
contact email: 
dparker@gardner-webb.edu

In addition to traditional paper sessions and roundtables, through the poster presentation session, SAMLA welcomes visual presentations as well.

Call for papers - information history

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Toni Weller
contact email: 
tweller@dmu.ac.uk

The international, peer reviewed journal, Library & Information History is seeking submissions for a special issue on Information History.

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