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[UPDATE] Modernist Lives, Precarious Lives (MSA 14, Oct. 18-21, 2012; Deadline extended)

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Monday, April 2, 2012 - 8:13am
Walt Hunter/ University of Virginia

Although much recent criticism in modernist studies has focused on the everyday and the ordinary, this panel proposes instead to look at the precarious. The term precarity has been heard more and more frequently in the disciplines of political philosophy, economics, anthropology, and critical theory, but it has only begun to make its way into literary studies. Current discussions of precarity are shaped by the work of Paulo Virno, who describes it as "the chronic instability of forms of life," and by Judith Butler, who conceives of precarity as a shared vulnerability on the basis of which we might found a tentative community.

[UPDATE] The Ethics and Poetics of Genre Literature, 15-16 mars 2013

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Monday, April 2, 2012 - 3:17am
University Paul Valery Montpellier 3, France

International Conference : « The ethics and poetics of genre literature »
March 15-16 2013
Université Paul Valéry- Montpellier 3
Organized by EMMA (Etudes Montpelliéraines du Monde Anglophone)
With the support of the Société de Stylistique Anglaise (SSA)

International Conference "Buddhism & Australia 2013"

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Monday, April 2, 2012 - 1:42am
Buddhism & Australia Incorprated

The Buddhism & Australia Inc has a pleasure to inform you that the International Conference "Buddhism & Australia 2013"
will be held in 7 - 9th of August, 2013 in Perth, Western Australia.

The conference acknowledges Buddhism in Austral-Asian region,
its' history and knowledge, involving Buddhism and notable people in its' religious history.

UPDATE: Negotiating Boundaries - Multicultural Family/Multicultural Community – The Hybridity of the American Experience; 4/10

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Sunday, April 1, 2012 - 8:37pm
Kathryn West and Linda Trinh Moser

Americans who identify with and practice the customs of multiple cultures have been described as "hyphenated." At the beginning of the 20th century, the term "hyphenated American" was derogatory and used to call into question the political loyalty of naturalized immigrants and their children (suggesting that they were un-American). Yet, the term also conveys the sense of belonging to multiple cultures, one associated with a unique culture of origin, ancestry, ethnic identity, or geographical region and the other with a nation or citizenship. Literary representations of the relationship between the two terms are as varied as the groups they represent.

The Spectacle of Modern Military Movements

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Sunday, April 1, 2012 - 3:55pm
Katherine Thorsteinson

From the trenches to the atom bomb, the modernist period was disturbingly defined by new military realities, ideologies, and mythologies that spread the globe. New forms of conflict and revolution were not limited to the battlefield, however. Militarism affected everything from art and literary movements to class, race, and gender relations. Consider for example the militant poetic ideals of Ezra Pound and T.S. Eliot, or Virginia Woolf's exploration of military fashion as a form of masculine spectacle, or the effects of Hemingway's war experiences on his narrative style. In what ways might these modern military movements be conceived as a form of spectacle?

The Spectacle of Modern Military Movements (MSA14, Las Vegas)

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Sunday, April 1, 2012 - 3:53pm
Katherine Thorsteinson

From the trenches to the atom bomb, the modernist period was disturbingly defined by new military realities, ideologies, and mythologies that spread the globe. New forms of conflict and revolution were not limited to the battlefield, however. Militarism affected everything from art and literary movements to class, race, and gender relations. Consider for example the militant poetic ideals of Ezra Pound and T.S. Eliot, or Virginia Woolf's exploration of military fashion as a form of masculine spectacle, or the effects of Hemingway's war experiences on his narrative style. In what ways might these modern military movements be conceived as a form of spectacle?

UPDATE: CFP: Wunderkino 2 On The Varieties of Cinematic Experience [proposals April 11, 2012; symposium July 26-28, 2012]

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Sunday, April 1, 2012 - 2:29pm
Northeast Historic Film Summer Symposium, Bucksport ME

Wunderkino 2
On The Varieties of Cinematic Experience
CALL FOR PAPERS

13th Annual Northeast Historic Film Summer Symposium
Thursday, July 26 – Saturday, July 28, 2012
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Wunderkino ("wonder-cinema") are moving images that ignite our curiosity and engagement, and help us to rethink questions of creativity, complexity, rarity and the multiple uses and understandings we might find in amateur and non-commercial films.

UPDATE: The Absent Body in Medieval and Renaissance Art.

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Sunday, April 1, 2012 - 12:51pm
Southeastern College Art Conference.

As part of a three part series of sessions addressing the absent body throughout the history of western art, this session explores the ways in which the absent body is represented in medieval and Renaissance art. For this session, papers are invited that address representations of the absent body in art from between the years 800 and 1600 from the region of Europe and the Mediterranean. Papers might address this topic by focusing on religious or secular works that depict the body symbolically or in fragmented form. Topics that may be considered include, but are not limited to, discussion of relics, reliquaries, the Eucharist, the Trinity, funerary art, and courtly culture.

PAMLA 2012 - call for papers - Asian American Literature Panel - Seattle University October 19-21 conference

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Sunday, April 1, 2012 - 12:43pm
110th Annual Conference of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

PAMLA 2012 - Seattle University
October 19-21 - 110th Annual Conference of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

Asian American Literature Panel

Looking for any proposals dealing with Asian American literature. In keeping with this year's conference theme, "Migration, Immigration, and Movement" we are particularly interested in projects that address ideas of home, homeland and/or diaspora studies.

Submission deadline: April 22, 2012

Please submit proposals (approximately 300 words) via PAMLA's online submission form:
http://www.pamla.org/2012/

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