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The Intellectual Silk Road: Cross-Media and Cross-Cultural Adaptations

Tuesday, February 22, 2011 - 4:00am
Association of Adaptation Studies

The topic of this year's Association of Adaptation Studies conference will focus on adaptation as a site for cultural exchange, reflecting the importance of trading activities along the Silk Road as sites for the transmission not just of goods but of ideas and cultures. Possible issues to be addressed in this conference might include:


Tuesday, February 22, 2011 - 1:35am
Steen Christiansen

As the boundaries between cultures and cultural practices become increasingly more permeable, the need to study, explain and analyze such phenomena only becomes greater. Transgressions and transgressive practices have often been at the forefront of seeking out and pointing to the presence of boundaries, whether we look at aesthetic practices, social conventions or national borders.

On the one hand, then, transgressions move beyond boundaries and easy categorization, usually in order to disrupt cultural order or question cultural, social or national divisions. Conceptual blurring is thus a key aspect of transgression.

"Subversive Texts/ Radical Readings" graduate student conference May 6-7th, 2011, proposals due March 13th

Tuesday, February 22, 2011 - 1:11am
Hunter College Graduate Student Conference

If every text is a product of an established tradition, written in a preexisting language, how does a text become subversive? Does subversion lie in the speaker's voice and his or her intent? Does it depend directly on that, which it means to undermine? Is subversion created in the interaction between different cultures, and if so, in a globalized society are all texts, by definition, subversive? Is it tied directly to the language that is being used, making literature written in dialect inherently subversive, while rendering texts written "in the language of the oppressor" less likely to undermine the dominant ideology? Or does it take a reading – radical in either its extreme or fundamental perspective – to make a text (any text) subversive?

[UPDATE]: Food Panel @ PAMLA 2011 With Pens And Forks: A Frank Look At American Food Writing

Monday, February 21, 2011 - 11:45pm
Lyndsey Lefebvre

CFP: Food Panel @ PAMLA 2011
With Pens And Forks: A Frank Look At American Food Writing

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association - Scripps College, Claremont, California (about thirty minutes east of Los Angeles, in the lovely town of Claremont, one of the real jewels of Southern California). Nov. 5 & Nov. 6, 2011

Considering the power of current food journalists, Eric Schlosser and Michael Pollan, Americans have been trying to figure out ways to write about the plate for over a century. Considering the power of the food publishing industry, many voices are starting to influence the way that Americans cook, dine, and choose their foods.

UPDATE -- Originations: Dangers and Desires [MLA 2012] -- Proposals due March 10, 2011

Monday, February 21, 2011 - 6:54pm
Modern Languages Association, Jan 5-8, 2012, Seattle, WA

This session welcomes papers concerning representations and intimations of nostalgic utopias, formative memory, and mother tongues, in order to discuss the dangerous necessities inherent in desiring origins. The session welcomes papers from across a wide array of disciplines and media.

250-word proposal and brief CV due March 10, 2011.

Kaleidoscope: New perspectives on the humanities, University of Warwick, UK, 28-29 May, 2011

Monday, February 21, 2011 - 11:21am
Kaleidoscope: New perspectives on the humanities

The first event organised by the University of Warwick's HRC 'Postgraduate Scholars Program' is as follows:

Kaleidoscope: New perspectives on the humanities

28 – 29 May 2011, Millburn House

This event seeks to intertwine different disciplines and artistic practices through the theme of colour and its relationship with:

· Being

· Perceiving

· Responding

· Communicating

· Belonging

Special guests include Professor Paul Smith (History of Art, University of Warwick) and Shirin Ramzanali Fazel (Writer)

An anthology on Indian English Drama - Submit by 30 April 2011

Sunday, February 20, 2011 - 10:44am
Abha Shukla Kaushik

Indian English Drama

An anthology on Indian English Drama is proposed to be published. Research papers which are scholarly and unpublished are solicited from scholars/ faculty/ researchers/ writers for this anthology.

Proposed Publisher:
• The anthology is to be published with an ISBN by renowned publisher.


Sunday, February 20, 2011 - 10:38am
IMPRESSIONS - (ISSN 0974 – 892X)



August 2011 (Vol. 5 Issue 2)

Impressions, A Refereed Bi-Annual Journal of English Studies (ISSN 0974 – 892X) strives to present work of high quality in English Literature, linguistics and cultural studies from the multi disciplinary and multi cultural perspective. The aim of the journal is to publish substantial scholarly and critical interventions on emerging trends in literature in English and works in translation.

Society for Utopian Studies 36th Annual Conference

Saturday, February 19, 2011 - 9:52pm
Society for Utopian Studies


Archiving Utopia – Utopia as Archive

The Nittany Lion Inn on the Penn State Campus
State College, Pennsylvania
October 20-23, 2011