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20th Biennial Conference, Mont Fleur, Stellenbosch, South Africa

Monday, June 22, 2009 - 11:31am
Southern African Society for Medieval and Renaissance Studies

The theme of the Conference is "Afterlives: Survival and Revival". In an effort to facilitate a wide-ranging, interdisciplinary conversation, we encourage scholars working in any discipline to submit abstracts addressing this theme. The conference theme is designed to promote reflection on appropriations, adaptations and continuities in cultural production. A selection of the papers presented at the conference will be published in a special issue of The Southern African Journal of Medieval and Renaissance Studies (accredited for South African research subsidy purposes).
Suggested topics include, but are by no means limited to:
• new ways of looking at old texts
• textual appropriation and imitation
• textual transmission

Writing the Midwest: A Symposium of Scholars and Creative Writers May 13-15, 2010

Monday, June 22, 2009 - 10:06am
SSML Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature

The Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature invites participation in its 40th Annual Symposium:

Writing the Midwest: A Symposium of Scholars and Creative Writers

May 13-15, 2010 at Michigan State University Union, East Lansing, Michigan

SSML is devoted to the study and production of Midwestern literature in whatever directions the insight, imagination, and curiosity of the members may lead. The annual symposium brings together writers, scholars, and filmmakers to present criticism, poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction.

We welcome proposals for individual papers, panels, and roundtables on Midwestern literature, and reading of creative work with a Midwestern emphasis. All proposals must include the following:

What Postcolonial Theory Doesn't Say, July 3-5, 2010, University of York

Monday, June 22, 2009 - 9:22am
University of York

Call for Papers and Panels
What Postcolonial Theory Doesn't Say

A conference at the University of York, UK, 3-5 July 2010, in partnership with the University of Leeds and Manchester Metropolitan University

Postcolonial Studies is firmly ensconced in the Anglophone metropolitan academy: the field has its own specialised journals, academic posts, postgraduate courses, and dedicated divisions within learned bodies. But how well have these configurations travelled to other locations, institutions and disciplines? What topics, questions and approaches remain unexplored? And what's 'theoretical' about postcolonial theory anyway?

TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY MEDIEVALISMS (12/31/09; Plymouth State Medieval and Renaissance Forum 4/16-17/10)

Monday, June 22, 2009 - 12:50am
The Society for the Study of Popular Culture and the Middle Ages



For "Time, Temporality, History": 31st Annual Medieval and Renaissance Forum, Plymouth State University (Plymouth, NH), 16-17 April 2010

cfp: Reception: Texts, Readers, Audiences, History 8/15/2009

Sunday, June 21, 2009 - 1:15pm
Reception Study Society c/o Phil Goldstein

The editors of Reception: Texts, Readers, Audiences, History, the journal of the Reception Study Society, invite submissions for its second issue, which will appear in the fall of 2009.

[UPDATE] Call for Book reviews on Visual Arts

Sunday, June 21, 2009 - 7:47am
Rupkatha Journal

Authors are invited to contribute reviews of book on Visual Arts for the Special Autumn Issue, 2009. Reviews can be submitted on books dealing with
• New insights into the works of individual artists
• Discussion of trends/movements in a particular field of visual arts
• Discussion on Indigenous art forms including folk arts
• Comparative study of arts and artists
• Digital arts (Rise, development and possibilities)
Word limit: 1500-3000 words.
Deadline of Submission: 30 September, 2009
Contact us for submission of articles at editor@rupkatha.com. Read detailed guidelines or download the guidelines.

Lost Pasts/Broken Futures: Forgetting as Narrative Crisis in Film: NEMLA April 7-11 2010

Saturday, June 20, 2009 - 5:44pm
Thomas Knauer

NEMLA, Montreal, Quebec April 7-11 2010

Lost Pasts/Broken Futures: Forgetting as Narrative Crisis in Film
Numerous films--from Memento and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind to Manchurian Candidate and Spellbound--are preoccupied with acts of forgetting. More than just a plot element, forgetting serves as a narrative device that keeps afloat multiple narrative possibilities, forcing the viewer to engage manifold variables by denying the possibility of a singular narrative. This panel invites papers that investigate how the act of forgetting--rather than the attempt to remember--is used as a narrative device in film. Send abstracts to Thomas Knauer at thomas.knauer@sunyit.edu.

Insular Identities and the Borders of Medieval Britain: NEMLA April 7-11, 2010

Saturday, June 20, 2009 - 5:40pm
Katherine H. Terrell

NEMLA, Montreal, Quebec April 7-11 2010

Insular Identities and the Borders of Medieval Britain

While England, Scotland, and Wales each produced their own bodies of literature in the Middle Ages, their physical proximity at times engendered a sense of shared literary culture, even as the fraught political relations among them complicated any notion of a shared identity. This panel seeks to explore Britain's insular identities through an examination of its borders, and invites papers dealing with depictions of borders, bordered identities, border theory, or cross-border relations in medieval Britain. Send 300-500-word abstracts to Katherine Terrell: kterrell@hamilton.edu.