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Silent and Ineffable: Functions of the Unsaid in Literature and the Humanities. Nov. 26-27th, 2010

Friday, June 18, 2010 - 10:26pm
National Taipei University of Technology, Taiwan

"Love, and be silent," Cordelia says in Act One. To some, Cordelia's verbal intransigence toward Lear marks her as proud and stiff-necked, to others as truth incarnate. Without doubt, it is her silence that sets the drama into motion, and the question of whether it issues from a refusal or from an inability to speak constitutes an interpretive crux of Shakespeare's play. Cordelia's silence can be taken to exemplify countless other instances where the meaning, structure and intensity of a literary work hinge on the significance of that which remains unsaid.

Losing Battles & Welty's complex interplay of the visual and verbal.

Friday, June 18, 2010 - 6:11pm
Eudora Welty Society

From signs to photographs to letters to oral history, Eudora Welty employs layers of visual and verbal texts in her 1970 novel Losing Battles. Celebrating the 40th anniversary of the publication of this novel, this session seeks papers that examine the interplay between text and image in, arguably, Welty's most complex novel. Please send 500 word abstracts to Rebecca Harrison (rharriso@westga.edu ) by June 30, 2010 (extended deadline).

For more information about the 2010 SAMLA convention, visit their website at http://samla.gsu.edu/

Thinking Comparatively in Contemporary Literature - NeMLA, Apr. 7-10, 2011 (abstract due Sept. 30, 2010)

Friday, June 18, 2010 - 1:40pm
Cornelius Collins / NeMLA

How might interpretive juxtapositions between such divergent modes as fiction and nonfiction, literary and nonliterary, and verbal and visual articulate some of the current ambivalence about method in the discipline of literary studies? Papers welcome on all aspects of comparative thinking by period, genre, or media in relation to 20th/21st century literature. Abstracts and short vitae to Cornelius Collins, Rutgers University (corneliuscollins (at) rocketmail.com).

42nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 7-10, 2011
New Brunswick, NJ – Hyatt New Brunswick
Host Institution: Rutgers University

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Summer Call for Curators

Friday, June 18, 2010 - 12:55pm
In Media Res

Summer Call for Curators
In Media Res

In Media Res is currently seeking theme-week curators for the period of July 5, 2010 through September 17, 2010. Please forward this CFC to anyone you think might be interested in taking part.

In Media Res, a website devoted to experimenting in collaborative, multi-modal online forms of scholarship, asks contributors to curate a 30-second to 3-minute clip accompanied by a 300 to 350-word impressionistic provocation. Descriptions of the planned theme-weeks included below are meant as a guide only—individual contributors have wide berth for their own creativity and interests.

CFP: Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference 2nd Futurist Theory and Fiction: Fear, Horror, and Terror(ism) University of

Friday, June 18, 2010 - 12:48pm
Lee Baxter & David Briggs / SETS department of University of Guelph

Stephen King once stated: "everything we do has a history. No matter where you come in on any situation, you are not coming in at the beginning." King's observation diagnoses a primary function of horror fiction: to remind contemporary audiences of their placement within this historical, gothic continuum. Horror narratives may, as Robin Wood famously suggested, reflect "our collective nightmares" but this collective is by no means limited to the contemporary moment for fleshing out these nightmares. Horror implicates readers and viewers by exhuming the past—monsters return, bodies rise from graves, and ghosts haunt the present. Furthermore within the Gothic imagination new terrors lurk beyond our social and technological horizons.

Mervyn Peake and the Fantasy Tradition: A Centenary Conference:15-16 July, 2011

Friday, June 18, 2010 - 9:17am
University of Chichester,UK/Sussex Centre for Folklore, Fairy Tales and Fantasy

CFP: 'Mervyn Peake and the Fantasy Tradition: A Centenary Conference'

An international conference hosted by the English & Creative Writing Department, University of Chichester, and the Sussex Centre for Folklore, Fairy Tales and Fantasy

15th and 16th July 2011 Chichester, UK

Keynote Speakers include: Joanne Harris | Michael Moorcock | Peter Winnington | Colin Manlove | Farah Mendlesohn | Sebastian Peake

CFP: The Big Screen vs. The Small Screen (Feb 16 2011 conference; Oct 1 2010 deadline)

Friday, June 18, 2010 - 8:49am
Canterbury Christ Church University, UK


The Big Screen vs. The Small Screen

A one-day conference exploring the competing cultures and contexts of cinema and television in a changing media environment

Canterbury Christ Church University (Department of Media), UK

February 16, 2011

Confirmed key speakers:

Professor Charlotte Brunsdon (University of Warwick, UK)
Professor Mark Jancovich (University of East Anglia, UK)
Dr. Karen Lury (University of Glasgow, UK)

Feminist Studies in English Literature, journal issue

Friday, June 18, 2010 - 3:38am
Korean Association of Feminist Studies in English Literature

Call for Papers

The Korean Association for Feminist Studies in English Literature (KAFSEL) invites papers for Feminist Studies in English Literature (FSEL), volume 18, number 2.