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[Update] Adaptations- MPCA/MCAA (Oct 12-14, Columbus, OH)- New Deadline, Thursday May 31, 2012

Monday, April 23, 2012 - 12:41pm
Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association Conference

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.,

"Re(de)/Constructing Conflict: Adversaries, Antagonists, Enemies, and Opponents" October 20th and 21st of 2012, NDSU, Fargo, ND

Monday, April 23, 2012 - 9:41am

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

Monday, April 23, 2012 - 5:40am
Higher Education Academy UK and University of Brighton

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)

Caribbean Vistas: Critiques of Caribbean Arts and Cultures

Monday, April 23, 2012 - 12:22am
Dr. Emily Allen Williams/Paine College School of Arts and Sciences

New e-journal
Caribbean Vistas:
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)
• From: akilahw@msn.com
• Date: April 22, 2012 (EDT)
From: Dr. Emily Allen Williams, Founding Editor*


Announcing: Launch of Volume 1/Issue 1 in August/September 2012

Chinese Film at NYCAS (9/28-29), deadline 5/10

Monday, April 23, 2012 - 12:19am
Kevin Tsai, Dept. of Comparative Literature, Indiana University

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: sktsai@indiana.edu). 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:

Märchen as Memoir: the Return of the German Fairy Tale in the 20th and 21st centuries

Sunday, April 22, 2012 - 11:02pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association

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.

CFP: Edited Collection (Medieval and Golden Age Spain)

Sunday, April 22, 2012 - 7:24pm
Belén Bistue and Anne Roberts

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.

[FINAL CALL] Disjointed Perspectives on Motherhood

Sunday, April 22, 2012 - 4:42pm
Catalina Florina Florescu, Hudson County CC/Metropolitan College

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.

[Deadline Reminder] Captivity Writing Unbound, October 11-13, 2012

Sunday, April 22, 2012 - 12:55pm
University of South Alabama / Department of English

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.

Rust Belt Tales: Growth, Death and Rebirth

Sunday, April 22, 2012 - 12:43pm
About Place Journal

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.)

Indian Popular Culture (Panel for MPCA, Oct 12-14, 2012); Deadline May 3-

Sunday, April 22, 2012 - 10:24am
Midwest Popular Culture Association

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.

UPDATE-CFP for 2012 MPCA/ACA Area of Art History and Visual Culture

Saturday, April 21, 2012 - 7:49pm
Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association

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
Columbus, OH

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.

L.M. Montgomery: The Ontario Years (1911-1942)

Saturday, April 21, 2012 - 7:16pm
Rita Bode and Lesley Clement

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.