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[UPDATE] DEADLINE EXTENDED: From Here to There and Back Again: Allusion, Adaptation and Appropriation (10/21-10/22/2010)

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University of Florida English Graduate Organization

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2010 University of Florida Graduate Conference
October 21-22

Keynote Speaker: Douglas Lanier, University of New Hampshire

Author of Shakespeare and Modern Popular Culture (2002)

The English Graduate Organization of the University of Florida invites papers from across the discipline(s) concerning textual adaptation or appropriation. Adaptation and appropriation, regarding questions of performance, translation, and occasionally plagiarism, concern both new and old media. The process of becoming or the process of naming a text are formulated on sometimes vague thresholds or border lines when one text becomes another.

Narrative is the Essence of History: The History of the Historical Novel

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Monday, August 30, 2010 - 10:40am
Northeast Modern Language Association

This roundtable will explore the genre of historical fiction. Topics include: reception; historical context; historiographic and literary theory; fact and
fiction; reappraisal of those who have not received their critical due; "serious" and "popular" historical fiction; recent subgenres within historical fiction, etc.
What is the essence of historical fiction? Why does it continue to be such a popular and resilient genre? What is its history? What is its future? Please submit 250-300 word abstracts (MSWord) to Jackie Cameron at jackiec159@hotmail.com.

The Art of Villainy: Machiavelli and the Creation of the Fictional Villain

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Monday, August 30, 2010 - 10:38am
Northeast Modern Language Association

This panel will explore Machiavelli's impact on villains from the early modern period to today, from Iago and Milton's Satan to Lex Luthor, Voldemort and Tony Soprano. Machiavelli may have inspired these writers, but how have their own cultural backgrounds and historical contexts shaped their depiction of his ideas? This panel hopes to gain a better understanding of
how our view of Machiavelli and our view of villainy have changed over the years. Please submit 250-300 word abstracts (MSWord) to Jackie Cameron at
jackiec159@hotmail.com.

[UPDATE] Gender and Sexuality in Contemporary Detective Fiction

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Monday, August 30, 2010 - 9:30am
Julie H. Kim / Northeastern Illinois University

Reminder: Abstracts (250 words) and brief cv due September 15 for edited collection of essays on gender and sexuality in contemporary detective fiction.

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I have received a contract for this collection--currently titled Gender and Sexuality in Contemporary Detective Fiction--from McFarland & Company (through which press I published in 2005 another edited volume on detective fiction titled Race and Religion in the Postcolonial British Detective Story).

Please submit your abstract (250 words) and a brief cv by Sept 15 to be considered for this collection. I am pasting below fuller details from my original post (of July 12):

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Rodopi Dialogue Series: Mary Wollstonecraft, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

CALL FOR ESSAYS
Mary Wollstonecraft, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (1792)

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