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[Update] Playful Interruptions in Recent Film (7/1; 11/3-6/11, M/MLA, St. Louis)

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Thursday, June 9, 2011 - 7:34am
full name / name of organization: 
Drs Comer and Vayo
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New deadline, July 1.

In Jean-Luc Nancy's The Inoperative Community representations are not just works of art (oeuvre); they also, in fact, work. Representations present "community" and thereby give a disparate group of beings an identity, borders, and a body. If representations work, what happens when a work founders, when it falls apart, and opens onto something else? Would this opening then be the place or space of play, even serious play? What does this "absence of work" look like formally? What are the ethical consequences of such playful interruptions? Papers on non-mainstream directors are of particular interest.

(S)Movies: Spanish Cinema Now International Workshop.

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Thursday, June 9, 2011 - 4:21am
full name / name of organization: 
Film Society of Lincoln Center

(S)Movies: Spanish Cinema Now International Workshop.
12 to 17 December at the Lincoln Center in New York

(S)Movies. Spanish Cinema Now. International Workshop on contemporary Spanish Cinema organized by Film Society of Lincoln Center (New York, US) and Universidad Politécnica de Valencia (Spain). The workshop will be held the week of 12 to 17 December at the Lincoln Center in New York. The languages of the workshop will be both English and Spanish.

[UPDATE] Imagining Magic and Witchcraft in Medieval and Early Modern Literature (Oct. 28-29, Seoul National University, Korea)

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Wednesday, June 8, 2011 - 9:48pm
full name / name of organization: 
The Medieval and Early Modern English Studies Association of Korea (MEMESAK)
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The Medieval and Early Modern English Studies Association of Korea
The Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at Seoul National University

Seoul National University
October 28–29, 2011

International Symposium on Human Rights and Quality of Life of the Portuguese-Speaking Communities in the USA and Canada

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Wednesday, June 8, 2011 - 7:47pm
full name / name of organization: 
Regional Goverment of the Azores
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We welcome contributions in any field of research that present critical reflections on issues that have direct impact in the human rights and quality of life of the Portuguese-speaking communities in the United States and Canada. This symposium on Human Rights and Quality of Life aims to explore Health, Deportation, Education, Advocacy and Leadership issues in the United States and Canada. The papers presented at this symposium will draw on the experiences of the Portuguese-speaking communities to address the complexity of challenges posed by life in their host countries.

People from all disciplines are invited to submit proposals for consideration. Please submit a 300 word abstract by June 30, 2011 to:

Contemporary Social and Cultural Renegotiations in the Portuguese-Speaking World

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Wednesday, June 8, 2011 - 7:40pm
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2012 NEMLA
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Contemporary Social and Cultural Renegotiations in the Portuguese-Speaking World

This panel welcomes papers in Cultural Studies and Literary Criticism that present critical reflections on Literary and Visual Arts portrayals of contemporary life in the Portuguese-speaking countries and their Diasporas. Which are the main struggles faced by these communities? Which strategies of self-articulation and survival have they imagined? Papers that examine dynamics of inclusion or exclusion are particularly welcome. Please send 300-500 word abstracts and brief biographical statement to Luis Gonçalves .

43rd Annual Convention
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

March 15-18, 2012

Rochester, New York

[UPDATE] MAPACA Travel & Tourism Panels; Philadelphia, PA, 11/03/11-11/05/11 (Submissions Due 7/5/11)

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Wednesday, June 8, 2011 - 6:35pm
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Mid Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association: Travel and Tourism Area
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MAPACA: Travel & Tourism Panels; Philadelphia, PA, 11/03/11-11/05/11 Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association

***DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS EXTENDED to JULY 5, 2011***

Travel and Tourism Studies continues to gain popularity as an academic field, in part because of its inter-disciplinary nature. The Travel and Tourism area seeks papers that explore and discuss any aspect of travel and tourism. Topics for this area include, but are not limited to, the following:
- heritage tourism
- travel and gender/race/class
- material culture and tourism
- writing travel
- spatial relations and tourism
- politics and tourism
- personal travel narratives

Jean Rhys at Louisville

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Wednesday, June 8, 2011 - 6:16pm
full name / name of organization: 
Bob Volpicelli / Penn State University
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I would like to form a panel on Jean Rhys for the 2012 Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900. The Conference will be held February 23-25 and more information can be found at http://www.thelouisvilleconference.com

Panelists are invited to submit abstracts (300 words) for papers on Jean Rhys. All topics relating to Rhys are welcome. Please send abstracts and inquires to Bob Volpicelli, rav140@psu.edu by Sept. 1 2011.

Along with your abstract, please include a C.V.

"Through me many long dumb voices": Performing Identities in American Literature (10 September 2011)

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Wednesday, June 8, 2011 - 4:59pm
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Department of English Studies, University of Durham

Performing Identities in American Literature seeks to explore the ways in which American identity is defined, enacted and contested in texts from the sixteenth century up to the present day. Tapping into the influential, yet highly contradictory visions of identity which have dominated the modern field of American Studies, in which multiculturalist and pluralist critiques of a unified national sensibility are set against the "indifference to difference" of an increasing cosmopolitanism (Michaels, 2004), the event invites fresh discussion of the identities contained and performed beneath the umbrella term "democracy".

Special Issue: Carson McCullers and Influence, Submissions due by May 15, 2012

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Wednesday, June 8, 2011 - 2:49pm
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ANQ: A Quarterly Journal of Short Articles, Notes, and Reviews

ANQ: American Notes and Queries is sponsoring a special issue on Contemporary Irish Writing for Fall, 2012. We would be interested in short articles or notes dealing any aspect of Carson McCullers' work, especially McCullers' influence on other writers, or their influence on her. Also, we seek contributions on McCullers and the Global South, McCullers and the New Southern Studies, McCullers and Film, McCullers and Music, and International Perspectives on McCullers.

CFP: Linguistic, Cultural/Literary and Translation Studies

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Wednesday, June 8, 2011 - 2:47pm
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Babilónia – Revista Lusófona de Línguas, Culturas e Tradução

Babilónia – Revista Lusófona de Línguas, Culturas e Tradução is a journal publication by the School of Communication, Arts and Information Technologies (ECATI) at Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias (ULHT) in Lisbon, Portugal. It is linked to the 1st cycle study program in Translation and Creative Writing and the postgraduate course in Translation and Intercultural Communication at ULHT. It is also affiliated to the 1st cycle program in Languages and Translation at the Universidade Lusófona do Porto (ULP).

Memory, Received Wisdom, and Religion in Early Modern and Eighteenth-Century Europe

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Wednesday, June 8, 2011 - 2:43pm
full name / name of organization: 
Jason J. Gulya/NEMLA
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This panel will examine the complex relationship between literature, received wisdom, and cultural knowledge in early modern and eighteenth-century Europe. Prospective panelists are invited to submit proposals about, but not limited to: methods of validating Biblical wisdom; the reconstruction of Biblical stories or parables into new forms or genres; and empirical approaches to religious knowledge. Please submit abstracts of 500 words or less, in PDF form, to Jason J. Gulya at jasongulya@gmail.com.

NeMLA Panel: New Victorian Biogenres: Writing Nineteenth-Century Lives in the Twenty-First. Rochester, NY, March 15-18, 2012

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Wednesday, June 8, 2011 - 12:59pm
full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
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How have recent innovations in life writing disrupted, reconstructed, and refigured nineteenth-century Anglo-American subjects? This panel will investigate emerging biographical genres that reinterpret the nineteenth century, including cultural biography, biofiction, and biodrama, as well as filmic, electronic, and new media representations that expand and problematize what constitutes 'new' biography in the twenty-first century. Send short cv and abstracts of 300-500 words to Paul Fisher at pfisher@wellesley.edu, by September 30, 2011.

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