CFP: Revisiting the Past in Contemporary Literature and F

Subject: CfP deadline approaching: Revisiting the Past in ContemporaryLiterature and Film
Thirty-Second Colloquium on Literature and Film
Sept. 11-13, 2008
Revisiting the Past
in Contemporary Literature and Film
Submissions are invited on the many ways that contemporary authors and filmmakers find their inspiration in history.  Topics include, but are not limited to the following:

Historical Novels
Writing Colonial History
Comparative Perspectives on Historical Events
Constructing the Present by Interpreting the Past
Rereading History through New Eyes and Ideologies
Cinematic Versions of Epics
Dramatizing History
HerStory: Re-Placing Women in History
Literary and Cinematic Subversions of History
Minority Writers and History
Science Fiction and History
History in Popular Culture
History as Theater for the Present
Literary Representations of Pre-History
Theories of the Historical Novel
Teaching History through Film
Historical Novels into Film
Historical Events Across Genres
Cross-Cultural Readings of the Past
Literature and Cinema: Filling the Silences of History
Please submit 300-word proposals for papers and/or panels by May 15, 2008 to
WVUCOLL@ MAIL.WVU.EDU.  The program will allow twenty minutes for the reading of each paper.  Include a cover letter containing the proposal's title, complete contact information, and institutional affiliation.

A limited number of papers read at the Colloquium and submitted to the Editorial Board after their delivery will be considered for refereed publication in the West Virginia Philological Papers.  Papers may be read in English, French, German, or Spanish, but only manuscripts submitted in English can be considered for publication.  


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