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.
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"
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
Virginia Woolf and the Natural World
20th International Annual Conference on Virginia Woolf
June 3-6, 2010
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
Trinity College, Hartford CT,
12-14 March, 2010
A Call For Proposals
The Second Annual International Conference on Popular Romance:
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.
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.
Call for Papers NeMLA 2010
41st Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 7-11, 2010
Montreal, Quebec - Hilton Bonaventure
Literature and Cinema of the Fascist Period
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.
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 – 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
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.
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.
45th Annual Comparative Literature Conference
California State University, Long Beach
"Visual Culture & Global Practices"
March 4-6, 2010
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.