Friday, July 16, 2004

CFP - X-Files and Literatures (NEMLA)

Conference Date: March 31 - April 2, 2005
Conference Location, Cambridge, Mass.
Deadline:  September 15, 2004
NOTE:  Bit off topic, but I have yet to meet a librarian (myself included) who did not like this show.
The X-Files and Literature 

In the 1990s The X-Files challenged, albeit frequently tongue in cheek, conventional perceptions about reality in television and in life. It also resonated and rewrote perceptions about literature, often in an equally tongue in cheek and unsettled mode. This session will present essays that explore The X-Files' revision and adaptation of literature and literary conventions, literary works or forms that anticipate the major traits that make The X-Files what it is, and the television program's reflexive influence on other forms of literature or 20/21st-century adaptations of literature.

Please submit and abstract of 250-500 words by 9/15/04 to:

Sharon R. Yang, Ph. D.
Associate Professor
Languages and Literature
Worcester State College
486 Chandler Street
Worcester, MA 01602

A more comprehensive call for papers for the whole conference is available at: