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Lessons in Love -- edited volume (abstracts due nov 5th 2010)

Monday, July 26, 2010 - 5:51pm
Dominique Russell (Canada) and Victoria Anderson (UK)

"Lessons in Love: Love in Contemporary Cinema"

"Boy Meets Girl" is a phrase that both derives from and sums up the conventions of cinematic love. But to what extent are women's expectations of love formed by cinematic representations? Has contemporary cinema marked a shift in feminine desire?

We are seeking scholarly essays for an edited volume on the topic of Love in Contemporary Cinema. Depictions of love may be problematic or positive, realistic or fantastic. They may be Hollywood films, obscure B movies or from the heterogeneous realm of international art cinema. We are aiming for a transnational scope, and films studied should date from the last ten to twelve years to avoid duplicating existing compilations.

Open Topic: William Dean Howells Panel at the ALA, May 24-27, 2011

Monday, July 26, 2010 - 5:14pm
Lance Rubin/The William Dean Howells Society

The William Dean Howells Society is sponsoring two panels at the upcoming American Literature Association conference, which takes place over Memorial Day weekend in Boston. For one of the panels, we are interested in papers that touch upon any topic in Howells's work. We are especially keen to hear about new directions in Howells scholarship and/or texts that often get overlooked.

Please send your brief (1-2 page) abstract and a current CV as a Word attachment to Lance Rubin at lance.rubin@arapahoe.edu by September 7, 2011. Inquiries welcome!

Teaching William Dean Howells (American Literature Association, Boston, MA: May 24-27, 2011)

Monday, July 26, 2010 - 5:06pm
Lance Rubin/The William Dean Howells Society

The William Dean Howells Society welcomes submissions for a panel at the 2011 ALA in Boston that deal with any and all issues related to teaching Howells in the classroom. What has succeeded? What obstacles do you face? We are especially interested in presentations that offer insights into teaching Howells to undergraduate students and/or with such mega-anthologies as the Heath and Norton. Also important are presentations exploring the use of the vast resources of the media and the Internet.

Please submit your 200-250 word abstract and a current CV (or any inquiries) to Lance Rubin at lance.rubin@arapahoe.edu by September 7, 2010.

Teaching off the Grid: Non-Canonical Texts in the Classroom (9/15; Kalamazoo 2011)

Monday, July 26, 2010 - 3:04pm
Special Session, 46th International Congress on Medieval Studies (May 12-15, 2011)

The "canon wars" of the 1980s and 90s may seem a distant memory, yet literary canonicity continues to be a vexed and embattled concept. While the list of texts considered canonical for the medieval and early modern periods is constantly growing, the canon by nature is exclusive and omits a large number of important, interesting, and very teachable non-canonical literary texts. Often, practical difficulties—including departmental requirements, a lack of suitable editions, and the absence of pedagogical discussion about these texts—hinder the inclusion of such promising texts in our classrooms.

Filming the Internet [SCMS Panel *Abstract deadline August 8th*, Conference March 10-13]

Monday, July 26, 2010 - 1:05pm
Anthony Coman

In the early 1980's cinema began an ongoing relationship with a new young medium: the internet. Since the early depictions of hackers like Flynn in Tron (1982) and David in War Games (1983), as the technology has become ubiquitous in homes and in places of work, the internet has achieved increasing prominence in a variety of film genres. Internet films have been used as a locus for philosophizing about human nature (The Matrix (1999)) and as a method of contemporizing remakes (You've Got Mail (1998)); they have been integrated into existing genres (Weird Science (1985), Fear Dot Com (2002), Chat Room (2010)), and have reflected on the business of the internet in documentary (startup.com (2001)) and feature length films (The Social Network (2010).

Deconstruction and Poetry

Monday, July 26, 2010 - 12:09pm
Oxford Literary Review

OLR 33.2: Deconstruction and Poetry

Poetry: that can mean a turning of breath.
(Paul Celan, 'Meridian')

If we understand, if we reach an edge of meaning one way or another, it's poetically.
(Jean-Luc Nancy, Résistance de la poésie)

What is most true is poetic because it is not stopped-stoppable.
(Hélène Cixous, Rootprints)

2011 SCMS Conference – New Perspectives on East Asian Genre Films – New Orleans Mar. 10-13 (deadline Aug. 6)

Monday, July 26, 2010 - 9:38am
David Scott Diffrient / Colorado State University

I am interested in putting together a panel for next year's Society of Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS) conference to be held in New Orleans March 10-13. This panel will explore issues related to genre filmmaking in the East Asian context and seeks to expand existing work on genre theory by taking novel approaches to the subject. Currently I have received confirmation from another scholar working in this area (related to South Korean comedy), indicating her interest in being on such a panel. As such, I'm particularly keen to receive proposals for papers dealing with Japanese, Chinese, Hong Kong, and Taiwanese genre films.

IALJS-6: "Literary Journalism: Theoria, Poiesis and Praxis" - 12-14 May 2011, Brussels, Belgium

Monday, July 26, 2010 - 5:38am
International Association for Literary Journalism Studies

The International Association for Literary Journalism Studies invites submissions of original research papers, abstracts for research in progress and proposals for panels on Literary Journalism for the IALJS annual convention on 12-14 May 2011. The conference will be held at the Département des Sciences de l'Information et de la Communication (SIC) at Université Libre de Bruxelles in Brussels, Belgium.