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ImageText Special Issue: Alan Moore and Adaptation

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Tuesday, September 22, 2009 - 3:36pm
ImageText: Interdisciplinary Comics Studies

ImageTexT is pleased to announce an upcoming special issue on the work of Alan Moore and adaptation. Throughout his career, Moore has displayed a willingness to adapt and appropriate the plots, characters, settings, and themes from traditional narratives and the works of other authors into his own writing. Additionally, Moore's work itself continues to be the focus of adaptation, typically in the form of big-budget Hollywood films.

"Women Performing Spirituality in the Avant Garde" ATHE 2010, August 3-6

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Tuesday, September 22, 2009 - 3:26pm
Association for Theatre in Higher Education/ATHE

CFP: "Women Performing Spirituality in the Avant Garde"
A multidisciplinary panel with the Religion and Theatre, Women and Theatre, and Performance Studies focus groups.

The Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) 2010 Conference
Los Angeles, CA, August 3-6, 2010
"Theatre Alive: Theatre, Media, and Survival"

Arab Women and the Media

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Tuesday, September 22, 2009 - 3:25pm
JOURNAL OF ARAB & MUSLIM MEDIA RESEARCH

The sudden increase in the number of Arab satellite channels targeting
Arabs inside and outside the region has been paralleled by an explosion in
the number of women working as TV presenters, producers, and news
reporters in these various channels. Their appearance has not been
confined to women's and children's programmes, but has been markedly
noticeable in the serious genres of news and current affairs too.
Furthermore, women from the most conservative societies in the Arabian
Gulf have also gained access to these channels, and their presence has
indeed been enforced by the establishment of dedicated Gulf channels such
as Al-Jazeera, MBC, Rotana Gulf, IQRA, Dubai, Sharjah and Saudi Channel2

International Annual Conference on Virginia Woolf 6/03-06/2010

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Tuesday, September 22, 2009 - 3:19pm
International Annual Conference on Virginia Woolf

Virginia Woolf and the Natural World
20th International Annual Conference on Virginia Woolf
June 3-6, 2010
Georgetown College
Georgetown, KY 40324

This conference highlights the many aspects of nature that inspired Virginia Woolf's life and writing. Please consider proposing a paper, panel, workshop, or reading. Topics include (but are not limited to): Flowers, Gardens and Gardeners, Parks and Zoos, Seascapes, Landscapes, Animals, Cornwall, St. Ives, Vacations, Country Homes and Estates, Farmers and Farming, Hiking, Sailing, Hunting, Nature as Restorative, Nature as Punitive, City "versus" Nature, Woolf and Ecology, Woolf and the Environment, Teaching Woolf and Nature

Anthologies: A Conference

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Tuesday, September 22, 2009 - 1:19pm
Department of English, Trinity College

Anthologies: A Conference

Trinity College, Hartford CT,
12-14 March, 2010

III Gothic Congress: The Monster in Art and its Different Manifestations; UNAM (Mexico City, March 22-24, 2010)

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Tuesday, September 22, 2009 - 11:49am
Tony Alcala, FFyL, UNAM

The Gothic Literature is just beginning to be accepted as a literary field worth of study among Mexican scholars. The doors remain open to deepen into the study of a style whose manifestations go beyond time, culture and genre boundaries.

Objetive: After the great response received in the two previous Gothic Congresses (2008 & 2009), this time the aim is to keep encouraging the interest in the Gothic among both students and scholars at the UNAM (National Autonomous University of Mexico) and other Mexican institutions. To achieve this, we propose to start from the study of the Monster as a central character among a series of other conventions that reappear in the Gothic into different contexts.

American Literature Association May 27-30, 2010 Science Fiction in the Caribbean/Latin American Diaspora Panel

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Tuesday, September 22, 2009 - 10:08am
Alisa K. Braithwaite

When Junot Díaz's protagonist in The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (2007) asks the question "What more sci-fi than the Santo Domingo? What more fantasy than the Antilles?" he both draws our attention to the affinity that the geographical space of the Caribbean has for the fantastical elements of science fiction (SF) and also possibly indicts the critics of the genre for their lack of acknowledgement of the narratives from this area that might fit its characteristics. This panel seeks papers that support Oscar's assertion.

Literature and Cinema of the Fascist Period

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Tuesday, September 22, 2009 - 8:38am
NeMLA 2010

Call for Papers NeMLA 2010

41st Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 7-11, 2010
Montreal, Quebec - Hilton Bonaventure

Round table
Literature and Cinema of the Fascist Period

Tennessee Williams in Europe: A Centenary Celebration, 1911-2011

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Tuesday, September 22, 2009 - 7:13am
Nancy-Université, France

The research group I.D.E.A. ("Théories et pratiques de l'interdisciplinarité dans les études anglophones") is announcing a call for papers for its international conference "Tennessee Williams in Europe: A Centenary Celebration, 1911-2011." The conference, which will be held at Nancy-Université in the east of France from 24-25 June 2011, conjoins with other major conferences celebrating the Williams centenary (e.g., New Orleans, Columbus, Clarksdale, and Provincetown) by focusing on a topic underdeveloped in theatre studies: Williams's Europe.

Texting Obama: politics/poetics/popular culture, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK, 7-10 September 2010

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Tuesday, September 22, 2009 - 4:47am
English Research Institute, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK

An Interdisciplinary Humanities and Social Sciences Conference

TEXTING OBAMA: politics/poetics/popular culture

7-10 September 2010
Manchester Metropolitan University, UK.

Hosted by English Research Institute, the MMU Writing School and
The Institute for Humanities and Social Sciences Research

Confirmed keynote speakers:
Simon Gikandi, David Theo Goldberg, Bonnie Greer, Ato Quayson.
Readings from Carol Ann Duffy, Jackie Kay and others

CFP -- The Enemy Within: Cultures of Terror in South Asian Literature and Film -- University of Turin -- 24 to 28 August 2010

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Tuesday, September 22, 2009 - 4:10am
10th ESSE TURIN 2010 - Dr Stephen Morton, University of Southampton; Dr Veronica Thompson, University of Athabasca; Dr Pascal Zinck, University of Lille3

CFP – University of Turin – 24 to 28 August 2010

The 10th ESSE conference will be held at the University of Turin.

We invite papers for a series of 3 seminars on

The Enemy Within: Cultures of Terror in South Asian Literature and Film

Meanings of Green: The Varied Perceptions of Nature, Vol. 1 No. 2, Winter 2009

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Tuesday, September 22, 2009 - 2:10am
Synaesthesia: Communication Across Cultures / Graduate School of Intercultural Communication, Okinawa Christian University

Presently receiving & reviewing submissions for the Winter 2009 issue

Authors are asked to critically discuss meanings of 'nature' or 'environment' that clash or harmonize with discourses and/or conservation practices across cultures and time.

Possible Topics to be Explored (in no way exhaustive)

Competing Views of Nature

a. Creation stories – nature as a gift
e.g.: Genesis, Shinto, Buddhist, animist, pantheist, secularist, etc.

b. Instrumental – nature as object for human use; humans possess inherent subject status that affords them the self-proclaimed right to exploit
e.g.: Drilling for oil, gas, coal. Diverting rivers, damming rivers, etc.

Blake Journal seeks submissions of nonfiction, fiction, and poetry

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Tuesday, September 22, 2009 - 12:17am
The Blake Society

The Blake Journal, an annual publication of the UK's Blake Society, seeks submissions of photography, poetry, articles, fiction, and creative nonfiction for future issues. Our mission is to explore Blake's ideas and work in old and new contexts, transgressing the boundaries of traditional scholarship. Past issues have featured G. E. Bentley, Jr., on the legions of William Blakes in the world, Susanne Sklar on Jerusalem's embrace, and reviews of Blake-related performances by Patti Smith and Richard Ramsbotham; upcoming issues will feature an exploration of Blake's principles in conjunction with corporate governance and a virtual tour of South Molton Street as it was during Blake's residence at no. 17.

"Visual Culture & Global Practices" [March 4-6, 2010]

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Monday, September 21, 2009 - 11:38pm
45th Annual Comparative Literature Conference, California State University, Long Beach

45th Annual Comparative Literature Conference
California State University, Long Beach
"Visual Culture & Global Practices"
March 4-6, 2010
Plenary Speaker:
W. J. T. Mitchell, Prof. of English & Art History, University of Chicago

The contemporary situation in humanities and social sciences is often characterized by the so called "visual turn", or the increasing emphasis of theory on the power and scope of the visual in everyday life, science, literature, media and the arts. Visual Culture as well as the formation of the field of Visual Studies stems from this renewed focus upon pictoriality and the power of the image, and its expression through various linguistic, visual and media forms.

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