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Forum Issue 13: "Vengeance" (1st September 2011)

Tuesday, May 24, 2011 - 6:49am
Forum, Postgraduate Journal of Culture & the Arts (

Issue theme: Vengeance
Deadline: 1st September 2011

"Vengeance offers the writer a compelling mix of ingredients: strong situations shaped by violence; ethical issues for debate;
a volatile, emotive mixture of loss and agitated grievance. The avenger, isolated and vulnerable, can achieve heroic grandeur by coming to personify nemesis." – John Kerrigan, Revenge Tragedy

World Literature/Global Empathy (NeMLA March 15-18, 2012)

Saturday, May 21, 2011 - 2:25pm
Benjamin D. Carson / Bridgewater State University

Call for Papers

World Literature/Global Empathy

43nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 15-18, 2012
Rochester, New York – Hyatt Rochester
Host Institution: St. John Fisher College
Keynote speaker: Jennifer Egan, 2011 Pulitzer Prize winner, A Visit from the Goon Squad

Dreams In legend & Tradition

Thursday, May 19, 2011 - 4:52pm
Jeremy Harte, Folklore Society

A two-day conference on Dreams in Legend and Tradition will be held on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th September 2011 as the sixth Legendary Weekend of the Folklore Society in the Assembly Rooms in Swaffham, Norfolk, UK - home of the most famous dreamer of them all. We'd like to hear from anyone who can attend and present a paper. Presentations, which should be 20 minutes long, can take the form of talks, performances, or DVD. We'd welcome papers on prophecy, divination, healing and philosophy including folk religion, the gendered supernatural, magical resistance and the clash of disparate dream cultures. If you would like to attend or to present a paper or performance, please contact:
Jeremy Harte
Bourne Hall
Spring Street

Alone Together/Together Alone UCLA Graduate Student Conference in French and Francophone Studies, Oct. 6-7 2011

Thursday, May 19, 2011 - 2:27pm
UCLA Department of French and Francophone Studies Graduate Students

Alone Together/Together Alone
16th Annual UCLA Graduate Student Conference October 6-7 2011 With Keynote Speaker Tom Conley (Harvard)

"Technology proposes itself as the architect of our intimacies." Sherry Turkle, Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other (Basic Books, 2011)


Thursday, May 19, 2011 - 10:29am
Maria K. Bachman / Victorians Institute

Charles Dickens: Past, Present, and Future
October 21-22, 2011, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Victorian Literary Cinema, Northeast Modern Language Assoc., March 15-18, Rochester, NY

Thursday, May 19, 2011 - 10:29am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

When William Makepeace Thackeray included pictorial initials and drawings in his 1847 novel Vanity Fair, the author could hardly have anticipated the text's adaptive afterlife in contemporary cinema. While scholars from Stam to Elliott have framed various approaches to the novel/film debate, scholarly attention towards the burgeoning genre of the Victorian cinematic novel has been underexplored. The recent tide of Victorian films, including Burton's Alice in Wonderland, Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes and Fukunaga's Jane Eyre have offered modern viewers a cinematic privileging of canonic novels.

[FINAL CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS] Textus: Gothic Frontiers. Abstracts by 1 June, 2011

Thursday, May 19, 2011 - 2:29am
Francesca Saggini and Glennis Byron

Textus: English Studies in Italy No. 3 – 2012: Gothic Frontiers
Editors: Francesca Saggini (Università della Tuscia) and Glennis Byron (University of Stirling)

This issue of Textus aims to showcase and provide further space for debate and discussion to researchers engaged in exploring, testing and redrawing the expansive frontiers of gothic and its multiple, evolving discourses.