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"Why Not Smollett?" ASECS 2011, Vancouver BC, March 17-20

Monday, September 13, 2010 - 3:08pm
American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies

This panel will examine why Tobias Smollett has remained a fairly marginal figure in critical discourse, despite his influence and popularity during the period and his engagement with a range of topics (print culture, historiography, the rise of the novel, etc.) that are central to our understanding of eighteenth-century literature and culture. How would our sense of literary history change if we shone our critical spotlight on Smollett instead (or alongside) of those contemporaries who have received more scholarly attention? I envision a roundtable format, with a panel of 4-5 speakers, each given a maximum of 10 minutes to address this question. Please send proposals to lkahan@iusb.edu by September 15, 2010.

Electronic Records to Born-Digital Archives: Evolution in Theory and Practice (11/1/2010; 3/1/2011)

Monday, September 13, 2010 - 12:19pm
Mark Matienzo, Guest Editor/Archivaria, the Journal of the Association of Canadian Archivists

Archivists have dealt with digitally-created records for over 35 years. During this time, the archival profession has made significant progress towards establishing bodies of knowledge and expertise in their management. This sector of the profession has evolved continually in response to changes in technology, society, mandates, and expectations. The time is right to reflect on and critically examine this evolution in theory and practice with an eye towards future professional obligations and possibilities.

Paris in American Literature

Monday, September 13, 2010 - 12:18pm
Jeffrey Herlihy and Vamsi K. Koneru, Editors


We invite submissions from new and established scholars for a volume on the role of Paris in American Literature. Original articles, theoretical pieces, linguistic analyses, and historical perspectives concerning any period, are welcome.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:


History of Americans in Paris
Literary Life in France


Expatriate Cultural Mimicry
Use of French Language by Americans in Paris
Imagining Americans: Parisian Responses to Artistic Exiles
Displacing Plymouth to Paris: Writing New Identity


Picture this: postcards and letters beyond text - CFP deadline 13 November, 2010. Conference dates 24-26 March 2011.

Monday, September 13, 2010 - 11:43am
University of Sussex

Picture this: postcards and letters beyond text
A conference at the University of Sussex, UK
March 24, 2011 – March 26, 2011

Our website, with our call for papers and submissions process, is now launched at http://www.postcards-letters.org.uk
We welcome creative and critical papers that range widely across the theme. All papers will be considered for publication - details to follow.

Confirmed speakers: Ann Dumas (Curator of The Real Van Gogh, Royal Academy); Professor Nicholas Royle (University of Sussex); Professor Marcus Wood (University of Sussex).

1 November 2010

Monday, September 13, 2010 - 10:39am
Roehampton University / Antwerp University

Call for papers
The translation and reception of Grimm's fairy tales
The fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm belong to the most frequently translated and best known stories in the world. A systematic history of the translation of these tales and their reception outside of Germany still needs to be written, and parallels between the reception in different countries or parts of the world are yet largely unexplored. With this volume, we hope to gain insight into the afterlife of the Grimm tales in translation, and how they merged with the fairy-tale traditions of other countries and inspired new writings. Also, the critical reception of the Brothers Grimm's fairy tales, both in scholarship and in fiction is part of this reception.

[UPDATE]NEMLA 2011 convention 7-10 April 2011 New Jersey Cinema and Demos

Monday, September 13, 2010 - 10:26am
elif sendur/Binghamton University

From its very inception the relation between cinema and masses is somewhat a concern among any scholar who takes cinema seriously. Whereas Kracauer underlines cinema's performance in fulfilling mass desires, Benjamin inaugurates the birth of a new subject who is simultaneously a critique and an actor. For Balazs and Munsterberg, the control of the production of cinema and preventing the mis-distribution of its meaning are of primary importance. Hence, from the very first moments, cinema has been conceptualized as a pharmakon even though critics have not put it in those terms explicitly.

Political Theology Agenda Symposium 2011

Monday, September 13, 2010 - 10:23am
Sussex Centre for the Individual and Society (SCIS)


Political Theology Agenda Symposium 2011

Organized by: Sussex Centre for the Individual and Society (SCIS)

Location: Ecumenical Institute of the World Council of Churches (WCC) and the University of Geneva, Château de Bossey, near Geneva, Switzerland

Date: 12-13 July 2011

The "Political Theology Agenda" (www.political-theology.com) has been run by the Sussex Centre for the Individual and Society since January 2009. The blog is the premier resource on the net for the comparative study of political theology and political theologies across the boundaries of various traditions and academic disciplines.

Afro-Caribbean Literature (11/1/2010, 3/31-4/2/2011)

Monday, September 13, 2010 - 9:51am
Laura Barrio-Vilar / College English Association

Call for Papers, Afro-Caribbean Literature at CEA 2011
42nd Annual Conference | March 31 - April 2, 2011 | St. Petersburg, Florida
The Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront, 333 First Street South, St. Petersburg, Florida 33701; (727) 894-5000
Submission deadline: November 1, 2010 at http://cea-web.org/

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Afro-Caribbean Literature for our 42nd annual conference.

CfP: Media, race, politics

Monday, September 13, 2010 - 3:06am
PLATFORM: Journal of Media and Communication

CfP: Media, race, politics


Last call for papers: Full papers due 11 October 2010

(6,000-8,000 words, including 200 word abstracts and six keywords)

Election campaigns are a constant feature of political and democratic debate. They are also a time when political communication reaches extraordinary levels as political leaders and organisations (formal and informal) try to influence voters to align with their positions and values. This issue of PLATFORM: Journal of Media and Communication invites papers that challenge and explore the visibility (and invisibility) of race and racism in media coverage of political communication and election campaigns.

The Fin de Siècle and the Idea of 'End' and Degeneration

Sunday, September 12, 2010 - 5:03pm
Northeast Modern Language Association, April 7-10, 2011, New Brunswick, New Jersey

This panel welcomes papers dealing with the different ideas and the representation of 'end' and degeneration in the arts and literature of the Western European fin de siècle. Among other things, the comparative study will reveal how the concept of degeneration is related to the national culture and identity.

Abstract Deadline: September 30, 2010

Marja Harmanmaa