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Crime Fiction Conferences in 2014/2

Barbara Pezzotti    ACIS

cropped-wordpress_cover_2014_1Dear crime fiction lovers, here two more conferences that will take place in 2014: “True Crime. Facts, Fiction, Ideology” Conference, Manchester, 6-7 June 2014; and “Crime Fiction: Here and There and Again”,  2nd International Postgraduate Conference, University of Gdańsk (Poland) and the State School of Higher Professional Education in Elbląg, 11-13 September 2014. The deadline for presenting an abstract for both conferences is 31 March.They both look very interesting. Continue reading

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Crime Fiction Conferences in 2014/1

Barbara Pezzotti   ACIS

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The year 2014 has been blessed with quite a few crime fiction conferences. Here are the first two, whose deadlines for sending an abstract are 6 January and 1 February respectively: “Captivating Criminality. Crime Fiction, Darkness and Desire” Conference, Bath Spa University and Crime Studies Network (24-26 April 2014); and “Evil Incarnate: Manifestations of Villains and Villainy“, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland (11-13 July).

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Le XI Giornate della traduzione letteraria, Urbino

Brigid Maher   La Trobe University

I was lucky enough this month to attend the XI Giornate della traduzione letteraria in Urbino. This is an annual event dedicated to the practice and profession of literary translation, organized by Stefano Arduini and Ilide Carmignani. Continue reading

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International Crime Fiction Conference in Galway/2

Barbara Pezzotti   ACIS

At the “Gender and Sexuality in the Crime Genre” conference just finished in Galway, I attended a very interesting keynote address by Lisa Downing (University of Birmingham) entitled “Romancing the Cannibal: Genre and Gender Trouble in Thomas Harris’s “Hannibal” (1999). In her speech, Downing describes the character of Hannibal the Cannibal as “the poster-boy” of the exceptional murder and the most celebrated fictional serial killer.  According to this scholar, in a “postmodern decadent text” Hannibal embodies the “consumer habits of late capitalism”. She also highlights an evolution in the character from previous novels of the series and comments on the reaction of the readers to a more humanized Hannibal.

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Crime Fiction Conference in Galway/1

Barbara Pezzotti   ACIS

I have just come back from Galway where I attended the international crime fiction conference “Gender and Sexuality in the Crime Genre”. Organized by Kate Quinn (University of Galway) and Marieke Krajenbrink (University of Limerick), the conference hosted a great number of interesting papers from scholars coming from Europe, the USA, Australia, India, Kuwait, Russia and Taiwan. The conference also hosted two keynote addresses, one by Andrew Pepper (Queen’s University, Belfast) and the other by Lisa Downing (University of Birmingham). In this post I will talk about Pepper’s presentation, while a subsequent post will be devoted to Downing’s speech.

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ANZAMEMS: 9TH BIENNIAL CONFERENCE, 12-16 FEBRUARY, MONASH UNIVERSITY, MELBOURNE

The Australian and New Zealand Association for Medieval and Early Modern Studies (ANZAMEMS)  is holding its Ninth Biennial Conference on 12-16 February 2013 at the Caulfield Campus of Monash University in Melbourne. yorkwindow2The theme of the conference is ‘Cultures in Translation’ in order to explore the many varieties of translation at work in medieval and early modern studies. Papers will deal with diversity and change in areas such as language, culture, religion, space. They will examine how medieval and early modern cultures understood translation and how modern scholars make disciplinary, linguistic and social translations in their work.

The keynote speakers are: Chris Baswell (Columbia University), Anne Dunlop (Tulane University), John Najemy (Cornell University) and Charles Zika (University of Melbourne). You can find the full conference programme here.

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Re-imagining Italian Studies: Seventh Biennial Conference, Adelaide, 4-6 December 2013

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Over the past decades in Australia and internationally we have witnessed major cultural, political and economic changes which have impacted on the nature and delivery of Italian Studies: the aging of first and second generation post-war Italian migrants, the retreat from more advanced multicultural policy positions, the refocussing of Australian international relations towards Asia; the arrival of increasing numbers of highly mobile Italian professionals. Recognising the changing profile and affiliations of learners of Italian in our universities and the profound contemporary cultural and technological transformations, it is timely to re-imagine Italian Studies into the 21st century.

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