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Medieval Translator 2010 - The Cardiff Conference on the Theory and Practice of Translation in the Middle Ages - 23-27 July 2010

Sunday, March 8, 2009 - 5:31pm
Università degli Studi di Padova

Linguistic and literary traditions include translation in their myth of origin – thus the linguistic and scholar Gianfranco Folena proposed to substitute the motto In principio fuit poëta with the humbler In principio fuit interpres. Following his suggestion, we welcome papers addressing translation in the Middle Ages, marking the relationship between classical, Middle Eastern and vernacular languages, and studying translation as the representation of ideas and texts in different media.

Plenary speakers: Roger Ellis, Domenico Pezzini, David Wallace.

Papers may be given in English, French, or Italian, and should be twenty minutes long. Please send a 500-word abstract and brief curriculum vitae by 31 August 2009 to:

CFP: Buster Keaton Celebration Student Presenter Competition 5/1/09

Sunday, March 8, 2009 - 2:49pm
Bowlus Center of Iola KS

Call for Entries

Buster Keaton Celebration Student Presentation Competition

The 17th Annual Buster Keaton Celebration, which will be held September 25 and 26, 2009, is hosting its second annual Student Presentation Competition. The winner will receive a spot on the schedule of respected film and cultural authorities who are asked to take part in the celebration each year, and will receive a stipend of $100 and travel expenses up to $400 (airfare or mileage) to facilitate his/her attendance. The student presenter will be expected to present a 30- to 40-minute presentation to the Celebration audience in PowerPoint format (with images—either still or moving) and so must be able to attend the conference as scheduled.

ICR 2009 - Cities and Citizens

Sunday, March 8, 2009 - 10:44am
Gerard Cohen-Vrignaud

We invite submissions for a special panel titled, "Cities and Citizens: Romanticism in the Liberal Metropolis," part of this year's International Conference on Romanticism, to be held November 5-8 in New York City.

Responses to the War on Terror

Sunday, March 8, 2009 - 6:13am
English and American Studies, University of Manchester, UK

Special issue of The Journal of Postcolonial Writing

Robert Spencer and Anastasia Valassopoulos (English and American Studies, Manchester)

Title: Literary Responses to the War on Terror

This special issue seeks to bring together scholars working on post September 11th fiction in order to engage with the prolific literary production that has taken as its subject the perceived consequences of September 11th and the subsequent 'war on terror'.

Folklore and Mythology

Sunday, March 8, 2009 - 5:46am
Sufen s Lai/ PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association)

PAMLA 2009
107th Annual Conference
San Francisco

Topics related to studies of Folkore and Mythology

Deadline: March 15, 2009
Proposals of 500 words and a 50-word abstract must be submitted online in the following webaddress:



Sunday, March 8, 2009 - 12:41am
Swaralipi Nandi and Esha Sanyan

Call for Papers:
We seek abstracts for our forthcoming anthology to be tentatively published in Spring 2010. "The Bloody screen: a study of violence and masculinity in postcolonial films."

Transforming Visions in African American Literature and Rhetoric (M/MLA, 11/12-15/09, deadline 4/20/09)

Sunday, March 8, 2009 - 12:32am
Permanent Session on African American Literature for the Midwest Modern Language Association

Transforming Visions in African American Literature and Rhetoric

This is an open call for presentations at the Permanent Session on African American Literature. We invite papers that respond broadly the conference theme of "migration." Projects may treat literary, rhetorical, theoretical, and/or pedagogical concerns raised by the work of African American authors from any period. Papers that pursue transnational analytics or concerns are encouraged. Projects that intersect with feminist, queer, disability, and religious/spiritual inquiries are especially welcome. Proposals due by April 20 to T J Geiger at geiger.tj@gmail.com.

51st Annual Convention of the Midwest Modern Language Association