Under the auspices of the Modernism Studies Centre in Australia, the School of English, Media, and Performing Arts at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, will host the 'Faulkner in the Media Ecology' conference, on November 24-26, 2011.
[Note: This CFP is only aimed towards graduate students in the California State University system]
The Cal State L.A. EGSA is proud to organize Significations, an annual academic conference meant to foster graduate level exploration in the fields of literature, composition & rhetoric and creative writing as well as cultural studies, critical theory, film, gender studies and visual & performing arts.
The conference will take place on Saturday, April 30th, 2011. Students are invited to enter seminar length papers considering any period or genre of literary, linguistic, and visual culture.
Call for Submissions
At century's end and after, a dystopian mood - what Peter Fitting
calls "the sense of a threatened near future" - has been evident in
daily life and, of course, national literatures. Seeking to explore
literary iterations of that mood, the editors of 'After NAFTA:
Contemporary North American Dystopian Literature' encourage submissions
about a variety of literary genres - novels, short fiction, or graphic
novels (written in English or translated) - published by Canadian,
American, and Mexican authors between 1994 and 2010.
The editors of After NAFTA have an agreement for publication with
Wilfrid Laurier University Press.
First Annual Studies in Gothic Fiction Conference
San Diego, California
March 16-17, 2012
As interest in Gothic studies grows exponentially, what is considered Gothic and how we define it continues to evolve. At this conference we will explore not only the origins of the Gothic, but the evolution of the genre.
Papers which explore any aspect of the Gothic in literature, film, and other media are encouraged.
Topics which could be explored include:
Midwest Popular Culture Association/ Midwest American Culture Association Conference
October 14 – 16, 2010
Millwaukee, WI – Hilton Milwaukee City Center
509 W. Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, Wisconsin United States 53203
More information on the conference, including the official call for papers and hotel information,
can be found at http://www.mpcaaca.org. Note: Please do not submit the same item to more than one Area Chair.
The Medieval and Renaissance Postgraduate Discussion Group at Durham University invites abstracts for its fifth annual conference on the 23rd and 24th of June 2011 addressing the theme of "Beauty".
The interdisciplinary conference aims to offer a broad ranging forum, and will be followed by a display of Durham's medieval and Renaissance manuscripts,introduced by staff from the University's Palace Green Library.
Possible areas of discussion might include, but are by no means limited to:
~The appreciation of beauty within literature; poems, manuscripts, and books as beautiful objects; the performance of beauty in drama.
Friday, May 13, 2011
*KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Professor Adrian Parr, dual appointment in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and the School of Architecture and Interior Design, author of the book "Hijacking Sustainability"
Recently adaptation theorists have argued for a re-valuing of adaptations and of the dynamic between originary texts and their adaptation. Critics such as Brian McFarlane, Imelda Whelehan, and Deborah Cartmell have argued that adaptations carry "cultural capital" equal to the original's, and that putting a material, original text in dialogue with an adaptation provides an opportunity to revalue, perhaps increase the value of the original.
Whodunit', and how have they 'dunit'? Investigating Agatha Christie's works and their adaptations
FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS
Agatha Christie is the best-selling author of all time. She has sold over two billion books worldwide and has been translated into over 45 languages. She has written over 80 novels and a number of plays. Her work has been adapted for cinema, television, animation and, more recently, computer games. The characters she created have assumed the status of 'fictional celebrities'; Poirot and Miss Marple have become transnational phenomena, and are the protagonists of Japanese animations series and video games for various platforms.
We are happy to accept articles for the peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary yearbook Jahrbuch immersiver Medien/Yearbook of Immersive Media. The 2011 issue is entitled 'Immersion: Classifications, Definitions and Explorations'.