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But Will They Know About My Novel?: The Kindle, Publishing, and Creative Writing (Roundtable)

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Tuesday, June 26, 2012 - 9:45am
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Northeast Modern Languages Association
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44th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 21-24, 2013
Boston, Massachusetts
Host Institution: Tufts University

When the Justice Department sued Apple and six major publishers for collusion, there were clear signs of anxiety over a publishing monopoly based in no small part on one party's dominance over the eBook market. That future may be debatable, what's less debatable is that book publishing has already changed dramatically. This roundtable will examine how new publishing models and electronic publishing will change our hiring practices, our tenure and promotions, our creative writing departments, and our writing. Please send 250 word abstracts to Scott Henkle at

Filming this Insubstantial Pageant: Medieval and Renaissance Drama on Film

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Tuesday, June 26, 2012 - 7:36am
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Northeast Modern Language Association
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This panel seeks papers about film adaptations of medieval and Renaissance English drama, both in English-speaking countries and around the world. Papers might compare different adaptations of the same play, discuss problems associated with the notion of fidelity to text or of relocating a play in a different historical or cultural milieu, or consider the effectiveness for use in scholarly work or in the classroom. We seek investigation of continuities across disciplines: medieval/Renaissance, cinema studies/literature. What is at stake in these adaptations? What do these directors, writers, performers, and audiences bring to the table?

GIW 2012 : The 23rd International Conference on Genome Informatics (December 12-14)

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Tuesday, June 26, 2012 - 2:16am
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The 23rd International Conference on Genome Informatics / National Cheng Kung University

The aim of this conference is to bring together researchers, academics, and industrial practitioners. We invite submissions that address conceptual and practical issues of bioinformatics. GIW2012 invites high-quality original full papers on any topic related to Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, but not limited to, the following topics:

Still Getting Medieval on Television: Medieval-Themed Television of the Twenty-first Century and Its Impact on Medieval Studies

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Tuesday, June 26, 2012 - 1:47am
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The Virtual Society for the Study of Popular Culture and the Middle Ages

CALL FOR PAPERS
STILL GETTING MEDIEVAL ON TELEVISION:
MEDIEVAL-THEMED TELEVISION OF THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY AND ITS IMPACT ON MEDIEVAL STUDIES
A ROUNDTABLE FOR THE 48TH INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON MEDIEVAL STUDIES (WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY, KALAMAZOO, MI) FROM 9-12 MAY 2013
SPONSORED BY THE VIRTUAL SOCIETY FOR THE STUDY OF POPULAR CULTURE AND THE MIDDLE AGES
PROPOSALS BY 1 SEPTEMBER 2012 (EARLY SUBMISSION RECOMMENDED)

Arthurian Monster Quest: Investigating the Monsters of the Arthurian Tradition, Medieval through Modern (Kalamazoo 2013; 9/1/12)

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Tuesday, June 26, 2012 - 1:23am
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The Alliance for the Promotion of Research on the Villains of the Matter of Britain

CALL FOR PAPERS
ARTHURIAN MONSTER QUEST
INVESTIGATING THE MONSTERS OF THE ARTHURIAN TRADITION, MEDIEVAL THROUGH MODERN A SESSION FOR THE 48TH INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON MEDIEVAL STUDIES (WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY, KALAMAZOO, MI) FROM 9-12 MAY 2013
SPONSORED BY THE ALLIANCE FOR THE PROMOTION OF RESEARCH ON THE VILLAINS OF THE MATTER OF BRITAIN
PROPOSALS BY 1 SEPTEMBER 2012 (EARLY SUBMISSION RECOMMENDED)

Women's and Gender Studies Caucus of NeMLA, March 21-24, 2013; due: Sept 30, 2012

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Monday, June 25, 2012 - 5:36pm
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Northeast Modern Language Association - NeMLA, WGSC
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Chairs of the pre-approved panels and roundtables of the NeMLA Women's and Gender Studies Caucus seek proposals. Unless otherwise stated, proposals are due by September 30th.
For panel / roundtable descriptions, and submission information, please see: http://nemla.org/convention/2013/cfp_womensstudies.html

CFP: Supernatural: Fan Phenomena (Intellect - abstracts 30 August 2012)

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Monday, June 25, 2012 - 4:07pm
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Katherine Larsen/George Washington University
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Now accepting abstracts for consideration for the new Supernatural (Fan Phenomena) title from Intellect Press. This will be part of the series of Fan Phenomena books, which aim to explore and decode the fascination we have with what constitutes an iconic or cultish phenomenon and how a particular person, TV show or film character/film infiltrates its way into the public consciousness.

CFP: Literature and Photography Special Issue, September 17, 2012

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Monday, June 25, 2012 - 3:57pm
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LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory
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How do you "see" literature? How do you "write" photography? In recent years, scholars have drawn a connection between the nineteenth-century realist novel and the rise of photography, suggesting that the novel genre is intrinsically photographic. This argument hinges, in part, on realism, or at the very least on reality effects. Nineteenth-century photography was indeed often used to document: to record landscapes, cityscapes, portraits, and crime scenes. Yet it was also from the start a creative technology, a mode of representation open to experimentation and artistic innovation. How does photography intersect with literature when the aims of one or both are not to represent reality?

C PRACSIS International Conference on Cinema Cultures in South India 13 & 14 October, 2012 • Thrissur, Kerala, India

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Monday, June 25, 2012 - 1:53pm
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Centre for Performance Research and Cultural Studies in South Asia
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South-Indian cinema, from its inception, has exhibited unique yet subtle moves in technology, production, distribution, consumption, spectatorship, aesthetics, and representation. In a span of more than hundred years, South-Indian cinema has exceptionally formulated its own niche within the larger contours of World cinema and the Indian film industry and has evolved as a significant cultural expression which deserves meticulous critical attention. Any contemporary approach to South-Indian cinema includes the enormous systems of stardom, fan-dom, image-nation, spectacle-spectator, economy of film production, technology, cultural politics of film and viewership.

Essay Collection on Detective and Mystery Fiction (Abstract 8/31/12)

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Monday, June 25, 2012 - 12:24pm
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Casey Cothran and Mercy Cannon
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"The murder novel," declares Raymond Chandler, "has a depressing way of minding its own business, solving its own problems and answering its own questions. There is nothing left to discuss. . ." Or is there? Does detective and mystery fiction provide such seamless closure as to render critical voices irrelevant? What does the metafictional quality of this genre offer the careful reader? What happens when we turn our attention from defining and classifying mysteries to analyzing the formal properties of the texts and the cultural work performed by them? In this proposed volume, we seek nuanced readings that will open up discussion on modern works of fiction (such as P.D.

APPS AND AFFECT: October 2013

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Monday, June 25, 2012 - 10:49am
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University of Western Ontario (FIMS and CSTC)

There has been a palpable shift in the digital world, primarily motivated by the growing popularity of the raise of an app as a new signifier, media object, and technique of ubiquitous computing. Although the term has been in use colloquially since 2009 (following Apple's iPhone ad campaign built upon the slogan "There's an app for that"), the rapid adoption of the term and the tool was unforeseen by media theorists. Nonetheless, many social, cultural and media theorists predict the death of the Web, the reinforcement of control and censorship of the online content, and the end of a general purpose computer (Zittrain). Whereas the logic and environment of the Web is one of open, free, and constantly changing or updating (i.e.

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