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"Practicing Theory" :The 2011 ASCA International Conference and Workshop. 2-4 March 2011

Monday, July 5, 2010 - 8:14am
“Practicing Theory” :The 2011 ASCA (Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis) International Conference and Workshop. 2-4 March 2011

Call for Papers
"Practicing Theory"

The 2011 ASCA International Conference and Workshop:

Date: 2-4 March 2011
Venue: University Theatre, Nieuwe Doelenstraat 16, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

The Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis (ASCA) invites proposals for papers and performances on the theme of Practicing Theory for its annual International Conference and Workshop.

Re-tellings: Literature as Literary Criticism (deadline 30/9/10; NeMLA, 7-10/4/11)

Monday, July 5, 2010 - 7:28am
Rita Bode

Whether we call them twice told tales, parallel texts, prequels, sequels, or even, most broadly, adaptations, creative re-tellings locate their source in previous texts.

Literary re-tellings offer the recognition of satisfying familiarity as well as the exciting twist of difference. This pre-approved panel proposes to examine not only the ways in which creative works of literature re-tell previous works but how these re-tellings function as a form of literary criticism. In offering alternative versions of older texts, re-tellings provide a different perspective that critiques, indeed, even transforms, the original texts.

National Borders and Medieval Spaces (08/10/2010; Kalamazoo, MI 5/12-15/10)

Saturday, July 3, 2010 - 5:30pm
University or Oregon, Department of Romance Languages

Panel Title: "National Borders and Medieval Spaces"

This panel investigates the role modern national geographic, linguistic and textual borders play in our understanding and reading of the medieval past. Under question in this panel are concepts related to pure vs. hybrid languages, genres and literatures, national literary canons, borders and border spaces, and the idea of community, whether political, literary, or otherwise. Ideally this panel includes a broad range of
European literary traditions and aims to problematize the divide between medieval and modern. The notion of borders is broadly conceived and can address nation, discipline, time, genre, gender, etc. Areas of investigation might include:

Architecture & Urbanism, vernacular, building, culture and people,

Saturday, July 3, 2010 - 3:44pm
Reza Leylian

Architecture & Urbanism, vernacular, building, culture and people, city planing design,Traditional Architecture of Iranian Water Mills, Understanding the Importance of Sustainable Buildings in Occupants, transportation.

TV Series in the World: Changing Places / Places of Exchange – 15-16-17June 2011, University of Le Havre, France

Saturday, July 3, 2010 - 12:00pm
Groupe de Recherche Identités et Cultures, University of Le Havre

This interdisciplinary conference aims at examining the TV series of/in different countries (USA, UK, France, Spain, Hispanic America, Brazil, India, Japan, Korea, Russia, Canada, Oceania, Africa …) through the prisms of exchange, transposition and transfer. We welcome a variety of approaches – aesthetic, narrative, linguistic, cultural, ideological, historical, geographical… – in order to explore the following aspects:

Latino Cultures of NYC

Saturday, July 3, 2010 - 11:12am
New York Institute of Technology

New York Institute of Technology announces its seventh interdisciplinary conference, "Latino Cultures of NYC." Scholars from a range of disciplines are invited to interpret the theme broadly for this one-day conference at NYiT's Columbus Circle campus on Friday, March 4, 2011.

Philip Roth Society Panel for the JAHlit conference, Miami, Florida, November 7-11

Saturday, July 3, 2010 - 10:35am
Philip Roth Society

The Philip Roth Society is to sponsor a panel at this year's Jewish American & Holocaust Literature Conference, to be held at the landmark BETSY hotel in Miami, South Beach, Florida, November 7-11, 2010. Please send proposals for 15-minute papers on any aspect of Roth's work, together with full contact details and affiliations, to d.brauner@reading.ac.uk by 26th July.

Leon Edel Prize: Henry James Review (November 1, 2010)

Friday, July 2, 2010 - 10:21am
Henry James Review

Leon Edel Prize

The Leon Edel Prize is awarded annually for the best essay on Henry James by a beginning scholar. The prize carries with it an award of $150, and the prize-winning essay will be published in HJR.

The competition is open to applicants who have not held a full-time academic appointment for more than four years. Independent scholars and graduate students are encouraged to apply.

Essays should be 20-30 pages (including notes), original, and not under submission elsewhere or previously published.

Send submissions (4 copies, produced according to current MLA style, and with return postage enclosed) to:

CFP: Lost and Othered Children

Friday, July 2, 2010 - 9:20am
Debbie Olson

Edited Collection: Lost and Othered Children in Contemporary Cinema

Call for contributions to Starlight and Shadows: Images of Lost and Othered Children in Contemporary Cinema. [tentative title]

Seeking original articles for an edited collection about lost and "Othered" children in contemporary cinema (from 1980 to the present). In contrast to traditional portraits of sweetness and light, there is a large body of cinematic works that provide a counter note of darkness to the more common notion of the innocent and pure child. These films depict childhood as a site of knowingness, despair, sexuality, death, and even madness. This collection's project is to explore this filmic imagining of the dark side of childhood.

Creative Writing - Short Fiction (deadline: March 2011)

Friday, July 2, 2010 - 7:17am
Andrew Madigan / UAEU

I'm editing an anthology of short fiction, for an American publisher, related to the Middle East/the Muslim world. Entries must be set in the region, and address the concerns of the region, though the characters (and the authors) can be from any culture or nationality. Translated works will be considered. Word count is not the central issue, though works of 2,000-10,000 words are more likely to be accepted. Send submissions as RTF or Word 1997-2003 documents. No abstracts or CVs are required. Deadline is March 2011. Please contact Andrew Madigan (amadigan@uaeu.ac.ae or andrewjmadigan@hotmail.com) at United Arab Emirates University for more information.

Arden of Faversham: inclusions, exclusions, transactions - August 15, 2010 - Paris, France

Friday, July 2, 2010 - 5:23am

(Presentation in French, but proposals accepted in English.)

Le Groupe Quarto du Centre de Recherches Anglophones (CREA, EA 370) de l'Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense organise le 29 octobre 2010 une journée d'études sur Arden of Faversham.

A partir d'un fait divers, Arden, pièce anonyme de 1592, parfois rattachée au corpus shakespearien, dessine les contours du démantèlement de l'ordre domestique sur fond de démantèlement des monastères. Les interventions pourront aborder les questions suivantes (†) :


Friday, July 2, 2010 - 12:58am
BOOK TITLE: New Studies in Eighteenth-Century Literature and Culture.

New Studies in Eighteenth-Century Literature and Culture is a collection of essays featuring the work of established and emerging scholars in the areas of eighteenth-century commerce, race, law, genre and gender. The century that witnessed capitalistic growth, slavery and, in some countries, the abolition movement, the emerging of newly distinctive literary genres and fashionably defined gender roles is no longer understood as simply the time of Augustan restrictions and budding Romantic sensibilities.