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Reminder: Andrew Davies: the Screenwriter as Adaptor (18th March, 2016)

Tuesday, January 19, 2016 - 7:52am
De Montfort University

Keynote and plenary discussion with Andrew Davies

In celebration of the newly acquired Andrew Davies archive, the Centre of Adaptations and Centre for Textual Studies, De Montfort University, are hosting a one-day conference on the British screenwriter. Alongside entering into a conversation about the writer's oeuvre, conference delegates will be invited to attend a discussion with Davies and visit a new exhibition at De Montfort University's Heritage Centre. Archival materials on display will include original scripts from some of Davies' most loved adaptations, such as Pride and Prejudice, alongside letters and notes between Davies and his collaborators.

Samuel Beckett and World Literature

Tuesday, January 19, 2016 - 7:20am
Thirthankar Chakraborty / University of Kent


Stanley E. Gontarski, Fábio de Souza Andrade

Almost unknown before the première of En attendant Godot in 1953, the immediate success of the play led to Samuel Beckett very quickly acquiring an international reputation. Since then, his works have been translated into numerous languages, and have exerted a considerable influence upon art and literature across the world. The award of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1969 confirmed Beckett's status as a major figure in world literature.


Tuesday, January 19, 2016 - 5:21am
Association for Research in the Fantastic

Deadline extension until February 15, 2016.

The Deadline for the 7th annual conference of the GFF (Gesellschaft für
Fantastikforschung) has been extended. Please send your proposals of no more than 350 words (for 20 minute presentations) in German or English, together with your contact information and a short biography to gff2016@wwu.de by February 15, 2016. You can also apply specifically for creative contributions, an entire panel (of three papers), or as a participant in the round table discussion on the topic: "What can/should research in the fantastic strive for and accomplish in the 21st century?"

Gender and/in Captivity [REMINDER]

Tuesday, January 19, 2016 - 4:54am
Gender Forum: An Internet Journal for Gender Studies

This issue of Gender Forum addresses all aspects of captivity in relation to questions of gender and sexuality. From psychological captivity over social captivity to physical incarceration, we invite a variety of papers addressing the subject of imprisonment.

* Gender theories and captivity
* Daily performance of gender and the role of impersonation and fantasy
* Gendered visual and material cultures: From the theatrical stage to the silver screen
* Gender Identities: Political Imprisonment and History
* ...


Monday, January 18, 2016 - 7:58pm
Cinema Television Literature Association

[UPDATE] TOPIC CHANGE & DEADLINE EXTENSION Cinema Television Literature Society Panels for American Literature Association Conference, May 26-29, 2016 San Francisco, CA
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The Cinema Television Literature Society
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The Cinema Television Literature Society welcomes proposals for two panels to be held at the 2016 ALA Conference in San Francisco, May 26-29, 2016.

In the Light of Gloriana Conference; Nov 18-21, 2016 -- CFP

Monday, January 18, 2016 - 7:34pm
Gloriana Society

The Gloriana Society invites advanced graduate students and faculty to attend the inaugural meeting of our biannual conference In the Light of Gloriana, Nov 18-21, 2016 at the Tower of London. We seek to bring together scholars and presentations that look at all aspects of the Elizabethan era, from religion, politics, diplomacy, education, music, and trade; to medicine, literature, theater, gender, art, law, war, and daily life.

Membership in the Gloriana Society is free until January 1, 2017, when a fee will be introduced to help support future conferences and activities. See http://glorianasociety.org/membership/

ALA May 26-29, 2016: Art and the Artist in the Works of Don DeLillo

Monday, January 18, 2016 - 7:04pm
Don DeLillo Society

In 1994 Don DeLillo authored the "Salman Rushdie Defense Pamphlet" with fellow novelist Paul Aster, in which they claim that, in the relationship between readers and writers, "there is an intimate contract between the two participants, a joint effort of mind and heart that allows for thoughtful differences and that thrives on the prospect of understanding and conciliation." Given this quote, it is unsurprising that the relationship between artist and audience has been a consistent theme in DeLillo's writing. Typical of DeLillo's works, however, many of these depictions have represented this relationship in far more complex, possibly even pessimistic, terms than just the utopian meeting of minds described above.

MLA 2017 Special Session: Mental Health in Contemporary Literature (DEADLINE 3/10/16)

Monday, January 18, 2016 - 6:07pm
Isabel Meusen / Modern Language Association

This is a call for papers for a proposed special session at the MLA conference 2017 in Philadelphia. Acceptance at the call for paper stage is NOT a guarantee of the session being accepted and running at the MLA 2017.

This proposed special session will explore the relationships and connections between issues in mental health and literature. Submissions for any language dealing with post-1945 literature are welcome. Panelists may consider:

"Gender Cartographies: Histories, Texts and Cultures, 1660-1830" (5-7 October, 2016)

Monday, January 18, 2016 - 5:25pm
University of Huelva, Spain



University of Huelva, Spain
5-7 October, 2016

The Aphra Behn Europe Society invites submissions of papers for its biennial conference, "Gender Cartographies: Histories, Texts & Cultures in the Long Eighteenth Century, 1660-1830", to be held at the University of Huelva, Spain, from 5-7 October 2016. This conference encourages interdisciplinary approaches to the fields of historical writing and historiography, textual studies, and the analysis of culture(s) with especial emphasis on women's writing of the long eighteenth century.

Shepherding Language: Restoring Faith in Words - May 12-14, 2016

Monday, January 18, 2016 - 2:25pm
2016 Western Regional Conference on Christianity and Literature (at California Baptist University, Riverside, Calif.)

The Modern Languages and Literature Department of California Baptist University is pleased to invite you to the 2016 Western Regional Conference on Christianity and Literature, to be held in Riverside, California, on May 12-14, 2016. Our conference theme is "Shepherding Language: Restoring Faith in Words."

South Asian Pornographies: Vernacular Formations of the Permissible and the Obscene

Monday, January 18, 2016 - 2:21pm
Anirban Baishya (University of Southern California)

This special issue of Porn Studies focuses on the varied notions of the pornographic and the obscene that are in currency in the geopolitical region of South Asia. Starting with the question of how a porn studies approach can be applied to view various regional formations of pornography, this issue aims to explore whether a particular "vernacular" idea of pornography can be arrived at through such an enquiry. Like questions of identity that can only be answered in the plural (identities rather than identity), this issue seeks papers that will demonstrate how a range of pornographies constitutes the force field of sexualized media in South Asia.