I am currently seeking original work in the area of ADAPTATIONS for the annual Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association Annual Conference. Abstracts can include a wide variety of approaches to Adaptation Studies. These may include research on film adaptations of literary works, comic books, video games, television shows, mythology, other films, radio shows, cartoons, nonfiction books, etc.,
The 1012 RRCWL invites papers and panel proposals on topics that explore the dynamics of identity and conflict as well as their many manifestations across classes, cultures, kingdoms, sects, societies, families, and nations. While we are particularly interested in proposals that address the conference theme, papers and panels on all aspects of world literature will be considered.
Individual presenters should submit a 250-word abstract, including name, complete mailing address, and e-mail address. Proposals for panels must include an abstract for each presenter, as well as names, addresses and e-mail addresses of each participant. Abstracts are to be submitted as e-mail attachments in Word.
Submissions must be received by June 8, 2012.
Teaching Post-Millennial Literature
2nd Jul 2012
Checkland, Falmer Campus, University of Brighton, UK
A one-day symposium organised through the Higher Education Academy (HEA) and the Faculty of Arts, University of Brighton
Cost: FREE (Space Strictly Limited)
Deadline for proposals: 15th May 2012
Keynote 1: Dr David James (University of Nottingham)
Keynote 2: Prof Peter Boxall (University of Sussex)
Critiques of Caribbean Arts and Cultures
• Subject: New e-journal, Caribbean Vistas ( a forum for the artistic presentation and critical review of Anglophone, Francophone, and Hispanophone Caribbean Literatures, Arts and Cultures)
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• Date: April 22, 2012 (EDT)
From: Dr. Emily Allen Williams, Founding Editor*
CRITIQUES OF CARIBBEAN ARTS AND CULTURES
Announcing: Launch of Volume 1/Issue 1 in August/September 2012
I'd like to organize a panel on Chinese film at the New York Conference on Asian Studies (New Paltz, NY, 9/28-29, 2012). Papers on all aspects of Chinese film are welcome, though those on Wong Kar-wai will hold particular interest.
Please send me a 250 word abstract by May 10th (my email: firstname.lastname@example.org). I will try to find a common theme for the papers, and write the proposal for the entire panel. If there are enough submissions, I'll try to put together a second panel.
Submissions from graduate students are welcome, but please self-identify as such, as NYCAS will require this information.
Information about NYCAS may be found at:
This panel seeks papers on the enduring legacy and plasticity of the German fairy tale. From the Tin Drum through the poetic journalism of Peter Schneider and on to Lola rennt, the Märchen continually reemerges from the past as metaphor, model, clue and whetting stone for the production of new critical and social thought and the creation of new post(?)-modern narratives through which we tell ourselves the story of our present and possible future. The panel particularly welcomes projects that reveal the hybridity and follow interdisciplinary threads of the Fairy Tale as it emerges in art, politics and contemporary culture.
We invite contributions to an edited volume tentatively titled DISOBEDIENT PRACTICES: TEXTUAL MULTIPLICITY IN MEDIEVAL AND GOLDEN AGE SPAIN. We intend this volume to add to the conversation about the interplay of literary practices and forms of civil disobedience.
More specifically, this project seeks to explore the ways in which textual multiplicity threatens (state-sponsored attempts at) political unification in medieval and early modern Spain.
Disjointed Perspectives on Motherhood/ Pedagogies of the Reversed Maternal Image (Collection)
Editor: Catalina Florina Florescu, PhD
NB: There is NO specific time frame for this collection. Rather, we intend to look at various non-standard perspectives on motherhood as described during different times and as pertaining to many genres and media. For full description of this collection, please read the information presented below.
Shapeshifters, Cyborgs, and Psychedelics: Analyzing the Alternate Worlds of J.J. Abrams' Fringe
NEW DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS: 15 May 2012
Proposals for panels and papers are invited for a conference entitled "Captivity Writing Unbound," to be hosted by the University of South Alabama's Department of English and held at its Baldwin County campus, which is set in the heart of the quaint artist community of Fairhope, overlooking scenic Mobile Bay. As conference organizers, we envision a relatively concentrated event in which select scholars working in various disciplines and historical periods will present new ideas about the general area of writing and captivity. We are particularly interested in papers that explore and extend the traditional boundaries of the study of captivity writing, whether these are conceived generically, geographically, historically, or in disciplinary terms.
Request for submissions: About Place Journal; Issue #2 Rust Belt Tales
About Place is the new journal of the Black Earth Institute (www: blackearthinstitute.org) The first issue, A River Runs Through Us, is now out and available for viewing (www.aboutplacejournal.org.)
The 2012 Midwest Popular Culture Association (MPCA) conference will be held Friday-Sunday, 12-14 October 2012 at the Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel in Columbus, Ohio. Those interested should review the information here (http://mpcaaca.org/columbus-2012/2012-cfp/) to include relevant details on their submission entry. The deadline for receipt of proposals is May 30, 2012.
Call for Papers
Art History and Visual Culture Area
2012 Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference
Deadline: May 31, 2012
Friday-Sunday, October 12-14
Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel
The Art History and Visual Culture Area of The Midwest Popular Culture and Midwest American Culture Association is now accepting proposals for its upcoming Conference in October.
For thirty years, L.M. Montgomery lived in Ontario, writing fiction that confirmed her place, established by the early Anne novels, in the Canadian canon. While much has been written on the familial, cultural, historical, and geographical associations of and influences on her writings of her early years in Prince Edward Island, there is much left to be explored of similar associations and influences from the years Montgomery lived in Leaskdale, Norval, and Toronto and vacationed in Bala. The 2011 centennial celebration, hosted by the L.M. Montgomery Society of Ontario last October, began this conversation in a more formal capacity than had previously occurred.
Call for Papers
Urban Apocalypse, Urban Renaissance:
Science Fiction and Fantasy Landscapes
43rd Annual Conference of the Science Fiction Research Association
Courtyard Downtown Detroit, Michigan
June 28-July 1, 2012