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Théâtre et actualité(s)

Monday, July 25, 2011 - 2:49pm

Dear List,

We are currently seeking proposals for "Théâtre et actualité(s)," a panel at ASECS's upcoming meeting in San Antonio. Papers in English or in French are encouraged; please don't hesitate to send along any questions.

"Théâtre et actualité(s)"

Logan Connors, French & Francophone Studies Program, Bucknell U., Lewisburg, PA 17837 AND Yann Robert, Dept. of French & Italian, Stanford U., Pigott Hall, Room 105, Stanford, CA 94305

logan.connors@bucknell.edu AND yrobert@stanford.edu

Computers and Writing May 17-20, 2012

Monday, July 25, 2011 - 2:06pm
Wendi Sierra

CFP: Computers and Writing 2012
ArchiTEXTure: Composing and Constructing in Digital Spaces

North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
Onsite Conference: Thursday, May 17, 2012 – Sunday, May 20, 2012
Proposal Submission Opens: September 1, 2011
Proposal Due Date: October 22, 2011 (before midnight EST)
Notifications of Acceptance: December 15, 2011
Registration Opens: January 15, 2012
Online Conference: Dates to be announced

Keynote Speakers: David Parry, Alex Reid, Anne Wysocki

Thing Theory and Object-Oriented Studies in Medieval Contexts [International Medieval Congress, Kalamazoo, May 10-13 2012]

Monday, July 25, 2011 - 1:41pm
Anthony Adams

A new and exciting move toward 'object-oriented studies' is underway among historians and literary scholars, including medievalists. Such studies (colloquially known as 'thing theory') see 'things' neither as mirrors of human activity or will, nor deictic signs pointing to inner lives of human characters. Rather such an approach wishes to examine the 'network of relationships' between subjects and objects. Moreover, it has been argued that medieval literature has much to offer such studies, as objects have a degree of autonomy in medieval literature that is lacking in later texts, having been bullied out of the focal field by Enlightenment empiricism.

Editing Old English: Ælfric's Lives of Saints (Kalamazoo 2012)

Monday, July 25, 2011 - 12:03pm
Grant Simpson and Rachel Anderson

Editing Old English: Ælfric's Lives of the Saints
Special Session at the 47th International Congress on Medieval Studies (May 2012)

2012 marks the 100-year anniversary of the death of W. W. Skeat, the eminent lexicographer and editor of Anglo-Saxon texts. Skeat is known among Ælfric scholars as the editor of the four-volume Lives of Saints (1881-1890). This edition has numerous limitations, including an incomplete scholarly apparatus, a dated translation, and infrequent availability. A new edition is needed - but what would it look like? Who would it be for?

This session will feature papers that examine Skeat's editorial choices and look towards what is needed for a future edition.

Tracing the Image of His Face: Jorge Luis Borges and the Question of Influence (Abstract due Sept. 30)

Monday, July 25, 2011 - 7:14am
Northeast Modern Language Association

Jorge Luis Borges' influence on literature has been immense, both in his native Argentina and throughout the world. Umberto Eco once wrote that while James Joyce "designed with words," Borges "designed with ideas." These ideas have had a tremendous impact throughout the twentieth century and into the twenty-first. For example, the genre of magical realism that Borges helped to inspire has in turn inspired writers as diverse as Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Angela Carter, Salman Rushdie, José Saramango and Toni Morrison among many others. Likewise, postmodern authors such as Eco, Italo Calvino, John Barth, and Thomas Pynchon have all cited Borges as a key influence on their work.

"Crossing the dark sky of exile": Vladimir Nabokov and the Issue of Exile (Abstract due Sept. 30)

Monday, July 25, 2011 - 7:12am
Northeast Modern Language Association

In Speak, Memory, Vladimir Nabokov writes that "Sirin passed," "across the dark sky of exile" "like a meteor, and disappeared, leaving nothing much else behind him than a vague sense of uneasiness." While most would disagree that Nabokov disappeared or left nothing much behind him, many would agree that exile played a large role in his life and works. Even before he was forced to flee Russia, Nabokov's earliest poetry expressed the pain of exile and loss, a pain that would only intensify in the years to come.

Call for Paper Interantional Journal -Ijaet-2011

Monday, July 25, 2011 - 7:07am
International Journal of Advances in Engineering & Technology (IJAET)

International Journal of Advances in Engineering & Technology (IJAET)
ISSN 2231-1963
(An open access scholarly, online, peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary, bimonthly, and fully refereed journal IJAET is highly indexed with GEI Index factor 1.96: "http://www.ijaet.org/indexing-archiving-of-ijaet/index.html)
Smooth, simple and timely publishing of review and research articles!

[UPDATE] Rural Geographies of Gender and Space, Britain 1840-1920 - CFP DEADLINE EXTENDED

Monday, July 25, 2011 - 6:33am
University of Warwick

Rural Geographies of Gender and Space, Britain 1840-1920

23rd September 2011, University of Warwick


Whilst discussions of gender and space in the nineteenth-to early-twentieth century have typically focused on "women and the city", rural spaces offer equally productive contexts for exploring the intersections between gender and space in this period. As the socio-spatial relations of the country are impacted by the move into modernity, rural environments are revealed in literary and historical texts as sites of complex, contradictory and changing gendered codes.

New Approaches to the Contemporary Narrative of Slavery (NeMLA, March 15-18, 2012)

Sunday, July 24, 2011 - 8:46pm
Maria Rice Bellamy / College of Staten Island/CUNY

Toni Morrison's latest novel, A Mercy, demonstrates the contemporary writer's continued preoccupation with the history of slavery in the New World as well as the ever expanding range of approaches to this subject matter. This panel invites papers that examine contemporary narratives of slavery (written after 1970) and how they render this historical experience in terms that challenge contemporary readers of all racial backgrounds.

Please submit a 250-300 word abstract and brief cv to Maria Rice Bellamy at maria.bellamy@csi.cuny.edu by September 30, 2011.

Regional manuscript transmission, 1500-1700 (SRS 2012)

Sunday, July 24, 2011 - 5:37pm
SRS 2012 / University of Manchester, UK

My country Penne would alwaies shun the City: Regional manuscript transmission, 1500-1700 @ Society for Renaissance Studies 2012, 9-11th July, University of Manchester.

While the transmission of manuscript texts in early modern England has been understood as a phenomenon based in metropolitan centres, a number of recent studies have now shown that hand-copied texts were an important means of communicating literary culture all over the British Isles. As suggested by the title's quotation from Nicholas Oldisworth, regional manuscripts can show a lively culture of composition and circulation that operated quite independently of the cities, though important exchanges were maintained between urban and non-urban environments.

Transnational Negotiation in the Cross-Cultural Remake (NeMLA March 15-18, 2012. Rochester, NY)

Sunday, July 24, 2011 - 1:54pm
Gohar Siddiqui/ Syracuse University

This panel aims to bring into conversation different approaches and models for analyzing the cross-cultural film remake as an industrial, textual, and cultural category. Much work has been done on Hollywood remakes of Hollywood films but the area of cross-cultural remakes remains relatively under-theorized. Most scholarship on remakes concerns itself with issues of adaptation and homage in the remake; plagiarism and recycling; anxiety of influence in the remake, etc. While these factors acquire a different inflection in the cross-cultural remake, it becomes imperative to ask certain additional questions when films cross industries, nations, and cultures: What is the nature of intertextuality here?

[UPDATE] Cinema and Community, Cinema As Community

Sunday, July 24, 2011 - 10:58am
Colleen Kennedy-Karpat / Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS)

Society for Cinema & Media Studies (SCMS) Conference
Boston, Massachusetts
March 21-25, 2012

Recent work in film history has deemphasized broad national frameworks for criticism and analysis, proposing instead studies that center on more localized interactions with films and with cinema culture at large. Richard Maltby, Daniel Biltereyst and Philippe Meers (2011) define this "new cinema history" as work that analyzes "the circulation and consumption of film and examines cinema as a site of social and cultural exchange."

Philip Roth Society Graduate Essay Prize

Sunday, July 24, 2011 - 9:27am
Philip Roth Society

The Philip Roth Society invites submissions from graduates working on any aspect of the work of Philip Roth for consideration for the Siegel/McDaniel Award. The Siegel/McDaniel Award is an annual prize awarded in recognition of high-quality work by graduate students in the field of Roth studies written in the past year (ending June 1).

We recommend that faculty urge strong students to submit papers and welcome submissions from members and non-members of the Society alike.

Eligible graduate students should submit a clean copy of their 10-15 page essay, double-spaced, with 12 point Times New Roman font to David Brauner, Philip Roth Society Program Chair, at d.brauner@reading.ac.uk