Papers exploring the literary and cinematic representations of the Italophone Jewish experience will constitute the principal focus of this panel. Presentations on unstudied/understudied artists are especially welcome. This panel aims to move beyond the tendency exhibited in some academic circles to look at Primo Levi's experiences as emblematic of those of the Italkim in general, but also to properly contextualize the study of Italian-speaking, foreign-born authors such as Edith Bruck and Giorgio Pressburger who (among others) have had an undeniable impact on how audiences perceive the modern Italian Jewish experience.
Dreams have informed cinema since its inception. This panel aims to discuss the oneiric in Italian cinema: from filmic representations and visualizations of dreams, nightmares, hallucinations, dream-like and hypnagogic states, to dreams as cinematic allegories and metaphors and the theoretical frameworks applied to the investigation of this relationship. Relevant comparative studies between Italian and American, European and non-Western cinema are encouraged. Please send 250-300 word abstracts to Francesco Pascuzzi, email@example.com.
THEME: Ethnic Literatures and Transnationalism
KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: Bill Ashcroft, Wlad Godzic, Francisco Jimenez, David Marriott
Proposals are invited for papers which help to reconceive the nature of unreliable narration in the eighteenth century, be this in journalism, polemical writing, the novel, poetry, or other genres. Analyses of individual works are welcome, as are broader overviews. Presenters may opt for textual, theoretical or historical approaches to the subject, either to better historicize our understanding of narrative voice, demonstrate how unreliability operates in particular texts, or to fit eighteenth-century works or genres into a larger poetics of unreliability. The session will take the standard format, with three 20-minute presentations followed by wider discussion. Please email enquiries or proposals to Nicholas Seager by 15 September 2011.
HUC 2011: Storytelling, Memories and Identity Constructions
Mexico: 4 - 9 November 2011
Deadline for paper proposal submissions: 15 July, 2011
(Deadline has been extended for all sessions and sub-conferences)
Conference Languages: English, Castilian, German, French and Nahuatl
Languages for presentation: English, Castilian.
Materialist Readings of Children's Literature and Culture:
Classic and Contemporary Essays
Call for papers for an edited collection tentatively titled Materialist Readings of Children's Literature and Culture: Classic and Contemporary Essays. This collection will consist primarily of new analyses, but will also include previously published essays in order to chart the development of materialist criticism of children's and young adult literature, culture, and film. The aim of the collection is to demonstrate the significance of historical materialist approaches to children's literature and culture (i.e. Marx, Lukacs, Williams, Eagleton, Jameson, Ariel Dorfman, Jack Zipes, Ian Wojcik-Andrews, Gayatri Spivak, etc.).
I am editing a collection of essays on the Steven Moffat/Matt Smith era of Doctor Who titled Doctor Who: The Eleventh Hour. The book is under contract with I.B. Tauris and will be published in November 2013 to coincide with the programme's 50th anniversary. A further slot has become available with the working title 'Monsters under the bed'. This chapter should provide close readings of the fairy tale, gothic elements in Moffat's Who and situate them in relation to the larger context of the programme and in relation to British children's television, addressing the issue of whether Moffat's Who is for children/adults/both.
Call for Papers:
"Science, Art, and Gender in the Global Rise of Indigenous Languages" (26-29 October 2011,
Higher Institute of Human Sciences of Jendouba, Jendouba University).
Deadline for proposals extended to July 10th 2011
Keynote speakers: Marshall Boswell (Rhodes College) and Stephen Burn (Northern Michigan University)
Three years after the author's death, David Foster Wallace is increasingly seen as a catalyst for a new generation of writers—a generation that tries to reach beyond the representational aporias of postmodernist fiction. At a time when literary reputation is often influenced by Internet buzz and the surrounding hype machine, the publication of Wallace's unfinished novel The Pale King in April 2011 will no doubt affect this development in a variety of ways.
Southeastern Writing Center Association Conference 2012
February 16-18, 2012
Eastern Kentucky University
Next-Gen WC: Composing Spaces, Exploring Ideas
Diesis Volume 1, Issue 2: the Other Issue
Submission Deadline: October 1st, 2011
The Editorial Board of Diesis: Footnotes Literary Identities would like to welcome you to submit to its second issue. This second issue will continue the inaugural issue's study of identity, concentrating this time on the diesis, or double dagger, which indicates a footnote or point of reference.
The 28-29th of October, 2011, Mesa State College will sponsor a multidisciplinary conference with the theme of " Globalization and the Media" that proposes to explore this relationship--positive and negative, past and future, real and imagined—in the Four Corners region, in the United States and in the whole world from a variety of perspectives and academic disciplines including Social Sciences, Linguistics, Communications, Literature, Film, Technology and others.
Researchers and practitioners are invited to send proposals for presentations on industry, the humanities, human services, national security, criminal justice, identity, language or culture.
Conference Website: http://www.scu.edu.tw/english/complit
CALL FOR PAPERS
Obsession in Context
The Fourth East Asian Conference on Comparative Literature
Deadline of abstract submission has been extended to July 1, 2011
We take great pleasure in announcing that the Fourth East Asian Conference on Comparative Literature, sponsored by the Comparative Literature Association of the Republic of China (CLAROC), will be hosted by Soochow University in Taipei, Taiwan, on March 10, 2012. The theme for this conference is ¡§Obsession in Context.¡¨
For its sixth annual interdisciplinary conference in English studies, we at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro's English Graduate Student Association ask you to join us as we work to build a community of graduate scholars. Our conference provides forums for ongoing research in an encouraging and receptive academic environment. Additionally, the Writing into the Profession conference brings graduate scholars into contact with established professionals who can answer questions about best practices, research methods, and the field of English Studies.
To submit: http://ucb-cluj.org/submissions/
Call for Submissions!
The UC Berkeley Undergraduate Journal is currently accepting submissions for its inaugural Fall 2011 issue! We are looking for critical articles with subject matter that falls under the wide banner of Comparative Literature, from international literary trends to literary comparisons between two specific cultures to theoretical literary discourse. The (rolling) deadline to submit is June 15, 2011. Any undergraduate is encouraged to apply. Additional information for non-US students is at the bottom of the page.