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Flannery O'Connor in Film. SAMLA 2010

Monday, January 18, 2010 - 11:27am
Flannery O'Connor Society

This panel affiliated with the Flannery O'Connor Society welcomes papers that explore the SAMLA 2010 special focus "The Interplay of Text and Image" in O'Connor and film. While papers dealing with film adaptations of O'Connor's works will be considered, the session's specific goal is to expand our understanding of how filmmakers have incorporated and/or have contrasted O'Connor's themes, character types, etc. in their own works. Preference will be given to papers that seek creative connections between O'Connor's works and films that are not obvious adaptations of O'Connor's fiction.

Please e-mail abstracts (500 words) to Amy K. King at akking@olemiss.edu before Friday, 26 March 2010.

[UPDATE] Cultural Bankruptcy: Bail Out or Bonus? DEADLINE EXTENDED

Monday, January 18, 2010 - 11:09am
Department of French and Italian, Northwestern University


The Graduate Students of the Department of French and Italian at Northwestern University Present an Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference
Cultural Bankruptcy: Bail Out or Bonus? Rethinking Culture in the 21st Century
April 8-10, 2010
Keynote Speakers: Susan Hegeman and Phillip Wegner Associate Professors of English, University of Florida

Beckett Revisited

Monday, January 18, 2010 - 10:50am
Richard J. Gray II, Ph.D./Carson-Newman College

Submissions are now being accepted for a forthcoming edited collection of essays on the influence of the work of Samuel Beckett entitled "Beckett Revisited." Samuel Barclay Beckett (April 13, 1906 - December 22, 1989) was one of the most prominent writers of the 20th century. Having recently reached the twentieth anniversary of his death, there is no time like the present to remember and to reevaluate the contribution of this writer to the field of world literature. Beckett's extensive corpus of literary works, in which he presented his powerful themes of solitude, memories of the past, and the complexity and difficulty of the creative process, included some of the most innovative plays, poems, and novels of the era.

English Catholic Women Writers, 1660-1829

Monday, January 18, 2010 - 10:28am
Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature

Proposals are being solicited for a special topics issue of Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature. The issue will focus on English Catholic Women Writers, 1660-1829. It will examine eighteenth-century women's imaginative work as it was inflected by Catholicism or through self-identification with a Catholic minority culture during the long eighteenth century. Articles on eighteenth-century Catholic women from the British Isles, including exiled English women working abroad or in the colonies are sought exploring topics including, though not limited, to the following:

British Nuclear Culture: Themes, Approaches and Perspectives

Monday, January 18, 2010 - 9:32am
School of History, University of Liverpool

Call for Papers

'British Nuclear Culture: Themes, Approaches and Perspectives'


School of History, University of Liverpool, 17 -18 June 2010

Since the publication of Paul Boyer's seminal study By the Bomb's Early Light: American Thought and Culture at the Dawn of the Atomic Age in 1985, the examination of nuclear culture has mainly been conducted within the context of the United States. In spite of the fact that nuclear culture in Britain was, and still is, pervasive and powerful, scholars have largely neglected the topic, and it remains unclear how the term 'nuclear culture' should be understood.

Self-Denigration (MLA January 2011; Abstracts 3/5/10)

Monday, January 18, 2010 - 8:19am
Deanna Kreisel / University of British Columbia

Special session for MLA 2011 in Los Angeles.
Papers addressing masochism, self-punishment, religious mortification, rituals and communities of self-abnegation, self-loathing, and/or askesis in literature and/or theory.

300-word abstracts and CVs by March 5 to both Deanna Kreisel (Deanna.Kreisel@ubc.ca) and Bo Earle (Bo.Earle@ubc.ca).

Literature of an Independent England

Monday, January 18, 2010 - 7:58am
Michael Gardiner & Claire Westall, University of Warwick

Literature of an Independent England

6th November 2010, University of Warwick
Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies, University of Warwick

Chinese American Literature and the Changing Image of the American Literary "Canon"

Monday, January 18, 2010 - 4:17am
Drs. Tanfer Emin Tunc and Elisabetta Marino

The reception of Chinese American literature by American critics and readers has undergone numerous changes since the marginalization of the first Chinese American writers. Today, Chinese American authors, such as Ruthanne Lum McCunn and Amy Tan, earn the praise of both scholars and the lay public alike and collectively, their work has played an important role in transforming the image of the United States and its literary output.

Postcolonial Intimacies

Monday, January 18, 2010 - 4:09am
Critical Intimacy Reading Group, McMaster University

Energized by cross-disciplinary investigations, the new field of intimacy studies generates epistemological sites akin to what Foucault, writing on the instrumentality of sexuality, identifies as "dense transfer point[s] for relations of power." To scrutinize the affective orientations that shape habits of everyday living is not to dislodge local and contemporary coordinates of gestures from global and historical ones; rather, this close examination re-textures our understandings of the complex regulation of bodily subjectivity (Butler; Fanon; Grosz; Mbembe; Ahmed) and makes it possible for us to re-imagine interpersonal interactions (violence, conviviality, attraction, dis/comfort, humour) and their entangled attachments to macro-histories of belonging,

Popular Fiction

Monday, January 18, 2010 - 12:00am
Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture

Edited by Cameron Leader-Picone and Matthew Schneider-Mayerson

New Worlds: Cross-Cultural Exchange East and West

Sunday, January 17, 2010 - 7:06pm
Department of English at the University of Maryland


"New Worlds: Cross-Cultural Exchange East and West," a Graduate Conference in Medieval and Renaissance Studies, April 17, 2010 at the University of Maryland, College Park.

Keynote speaker: Bruce Holsinger, Professor of English and Music, University of Virginia

The Department of English at the University of Maryland and the Medieval and Early Modern Studies Institute at George Washington University invite graduate students from across the humanities to submit presentation abstracts for "New Worlds," a one-day conference to be held on April 17, 2010.

Call for Submissions: 2011 IAMHIST - Michael Nelson Prize for a Work in Media and History

Sunday, January 17, 2010 - 5:28pm
Cynthia J. Miller/ IAMHIST


The IAMHIST-MICHAEL NELSON PRIZE FOR A WORK IN MEDIA AND HISTORY is a biennial prize awarded for the book, radio or television program or series, film, DVD, CD-ROM, or URL making the best contribution on the subject of media and history, which has been published or shown in the preceding two years. The prize, worth $1000, is dedicated to Michael Nelson, whose passion for media and journalism inspired IAMHIST throughout the years. For more information on Michael Nelson, please consult: www.michaelnelsonbooks.com