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CFP: [20th] Modernism and Mediation (5/1/08; MSA X; 11/13/08 - 11/16/08)

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Saturday, April 12, 2008 - 3:03am
Jeremy Braddock

Modernism and Mediation

This panel seeks proposals for papers that explore methodological questions
related to mediation and reflexivity in recent scholarship on modernism.
In the late 1970s, the concept of mediation was fundamental to the
programmatic critiques initiated by Raymond Williams and Fredric Jameson of
the relations between object, research, and discipline. For each of these
critiques, the notion of mediation was instrumental in challenging the
autonomy of academic disciplines and, albeit differently, helped to usher
in the age of cultural studies.

CFP: [Ethnic] Ethnic and Race Studies (NEPCA)

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Saturday, April 12, 2008 - 2:35am
Sally Hirsh-Dickinson

        The Northeast Popular/American Culture Association (NEPCA) is
seeking paper proposals on the topic of Ethnic and Race Studies for its
fall conference to be held at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth,
North Dartmouth, MA on October 31 - November 1.
        The deadline for proposals is June 15, 2008. Please e-mail
proposals of between 250 and 500 words to Sally Hirsh-Dickinson, Area
Chair of Ethnic and Race Studies at shirsh-dickinson_at_tds.net. A copy
should also be sent to the 2008 Program Chair Carol-Ann Farkas: carol-
ann.farkas_at_mcphs.edu.
Include a two or three sentence description of yourself, your background,
and your qualifications.

CFP: [20th] Being Indian in the 21st century: The Politics of Culture and Identity in Contemporary India

updated: 
Friday, April 11, 2008 - 10:35pm
Aparna Nayak-Guercio

The politics of culture and identity in modern and contemporary India is
the overarching theme of a conference to be hosted by the Yadunandan
Center for India Studies and the Indian Council for Historical Research.
Within this context, the conference will address issues of national
identityâ€"what does it mean to be Indian in the 21st Century?

CFP: [Postcolonial] Cultural Grammars

updated: 
Friday, April 11, 2008 - 8:33pm
Christine Kim

Call for Papers:

Cultural Grammars of Nation, Diaspora and Indigeneity in Canada

Edited by Melina Baum Singer, Christine Kim, and Sophie McCall

CFP: [Collections] RECONFIGURATIONS (A Journal for Poetics & Poetry / Literature & Culture)

updated: 
Friday, April 11, 2008 - 7:02pm
W. Scott Howard

RECONFIGURATIONS: A Journal for Poetics & Poetry / Literature & Culture
<http://reconfigurations.blogspot.com/>

Volume 2: Process: Fields of Signification

Submission Deadline: August 1, 2008

Publication Date: November, 2008

Call for Work: Articles, criticism, dialogues, essays, fictions, images,
interviews, manifestos, poems, reviews, statements, translations, vectors
& whatnots.

CFP: [Ethnic] Cultural Grammars

updated: 
Friday, April 11, 2008 - 4:55pm
Christine Kim

Call for Papers:
Cultural Grammars of Nation, Diaspora and Indigeneity in Canada
Edited by Melina Baum Singer, Christine Kim, and Sophie McCall

CFP: [General] Traditional Knowledge Conference, 8 - 11 June 2008

updated: 
Friday, April 11, 2008 - 3:59am
Phoebe Fletcher

Traditional Knowledge Conference, 8 â€" 11 June 2008
Te Tatau Pounamu: The Greenstone Door
The University of Auckland, New Zealand

Following on from our previous Conferences in 2004 and 2006, the Traditional Knowledge 2008
Conference focuses on traditional indigenous concepts, values, ideals, models and strategies for
sustaining balanced and healthy relationships within and across families, communities, nations,
nation-states, local, regional and global borders, territories and environments.

CFP: [International] Two Centuries of Utilitarianism

updated: 
Thursday, April 10, 2008 - 3:01pm
Emilie Dardenne

Utilitarianism remains largely misunderstood in France where it has been
reduced to a couple of caricatured position which disparage its image.
This attitude is at odds with a number of dominant theories taken mostly
from the English speaking world which grant utilitarianism a privileged
status: either as a source of inspiration or as a rival concept. From a
theoretical point of view, it represents a major tradition and
philosophical benchmark. From a practical point of view, it ranks among
the most influential ethical and legal doctrines.
This conference aims to examine on the one hand the roots of
utilitarianism and on the other its legacy, evolution and development.

CFP: [20th] MSAX Panel: Modernism and the Postwar South

updated: 
Thursday, April 10, 2008 - 2:18pm
Jordan Dominy

In After Southern Modernism (2000), Matthew Guinn notes that southern writers of the last thirty
years have made a decisive break with the traditions and politics of 1930s Southern Renascence
modernism. They are best understood, he argues, through their discontinuity rather than
continuity with the region and cultures labeled as the South. This description suggests that there
is no transitional moment between Renascence modernism and southern postmodernism. But
what of the intervening postwar generation of Southern writers and intellectuals? Of them, Guinn
says they exhibit “attenuated modernist techniques” that “tenuously” maintain the traditions of
the Renascence.

CFP: [American] MSAX Panel: Modernism and the Postwar South

updated: 
Thursday, April 10, 2008 - 2:16pm
Jordan Dominy

In After Southern Modernism (2000), Matthew Guinn notes that southern writers of the last thirty
years have made a decisive break with the traditions and politics of 1930s Southern Renascence
modernism. They are best understood, he argues, through their discontinuity rather than
continuity with the region and cultures labeled as the South. This description suggests that there
is no transitional moment between Renascence modernism and southern postmodernism. But
what of the intervening postwar generation of Southern writers and intellectuals? Of them, Guinn
says they exhibit “attenuated modernist techniques” that “tenuously” maintain the traditions of
the Renascence.

CFP: [18th] 1759: An Interdisciplinary Conference

updated: 
Thursday, April 10, 2008 - 11:02am
Dr Shaun Regan

1759: AN INTERDISCIPLINARY CONFERENCE
15-17 April 2009
QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY BELFAST, UK

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:
Professor Thomas Keymer (University of Toronto)
Professor Nicholas Rogers (York University, Toronto)

UPDATE: [Cultural-Historical] Update

updated: 
Thursday, April 10, 2008 - 8:25am
Monica Germana

Fashioning Postmodern/Postcolonial Bodies

Westminster University

5-6 September 2008
Call for Papers

We are seeking papers exploring the intersections of fashion and
text/film in postmodern/postcolonial cultures. Possible topics include
(but are not limited to):

Hybridity
Parody
Performativity
Size 0
Cyberpunk
Simulation
Margins
Self-reflectivity
Alienation
Fetish
Identity
Otherness
Camouflage
Global Fashions
Dress Policies

Please send 500-word abstracts and any queries to:

Dr Monica Germanà, M.Germana_at_derby.ac.uk

Dr Alexandra Warwick, A.Warwick_at_westminster.ac.uk

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