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Cultural Memory and the Remediation of Narratives of Irishness

Thursday, March 29, 2012 - 10:40am
Nordic Irish Studies Special Issue

In recent years, increasing critical attention has been paid to the role of media in shaping experience and cultural memory. While the engagement with the past has been redefined as performative, rather than reproductive, the importance of different media for preserving, retrieving, forming, and producing narratives of nationhood has been emphasised. The special issue of Nordic Irish Studies on Cultural Memory and the Remediation of Narratives of Irishness is devoted to the significance of the mediation and remediation of traditional narratives of the nation for negotiating a sense of Irishness.

Authority and Wisdom: DUCIS, Dalarna University, Sweden, 12-14 December 2012

Thursday, March 29, 2012 - 9:58am
The 8th Biannual Conference of the Nordic Irish Studies Network (NISN)

The thematic focus of this interdisciplinary conference relates principally to the concepts of authority and wisdom as they apply, and have applied, to the Irish nation in times of change. In recent times, Ireland has witnessed a profound reconfiguration in terms of its cultural, political, constitutional, and religious identities, resulting in an unparalleled questioning of the discourses and narratives that had seemingly defined the nation.

IMPENDING DEADLINE: Conflict and Catastrophe in the Long Eighteenth-Century 21-22 April (ABSTRACT DEADLINE: 1 April)

Thursday, March 29, 2012 - 9:05am
University of Cambridge

The eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries saw the eruption of violent conflict in the French and American revolutions, an industrial revolution sweep Britain, the prolonged hostilities of the Napoleonic wars, as well as the economic catastrophe of the South Sea Bubble. The period was also a time of upheaval in literature: philosophically, stylistically, generically and in the changing nature of the literary marketplace. Recent scholarship has continued to highlight the importance of political and intellectual debate to British literary output, as well as the battles taking place within literary circles and texts themselves.

[UPDATE] CFP: Media Across Borders (UK) 9 June 2012

Thursday, March 29, 2012 - 8:52am
Iain Smith

FINAL REMINDER: Abstract deadline is Monday 2nd April, which is only four days away.

Our confirmed speakers already include:

Professor Kevin Robins (Goldsmiths)
Professor Jeanette Steemers (Westminster)
Professor Roland Robertson (Aberdeen)
Professor Lucy Mazdon (Southampton)
Professor Lothar Mikos (HFF Konrad Wolf)
Dr Constantine Verevis (Monash)
Dr Tejaswini Ganti (NYU)
Dr Laurence Raw (Baskent)
Dr Jean Chalaby (City)
Dr Savaş Arslan (Bahçeşehir)
Dr Pia Jensen (Aarhus)


Media Across Borders: The 1st International Conference on the Localisation of Film, Television and Video Games

Saturday 9th June, 2012 at the University of Roehampton, London

[UPDATE] Call for Submissions: Celebrity in Canada

Thursday, March 29, 2012 - 8:51am
Lorraine York & Katja Lee

Wayne Gretzky. Celine Dion. Rick Mercer. David Suzuki. Pierre Trudeau.

The list goes on and goes way back. Celebrity culture in Canada, although vastly under-estimated, continues to be a massive cultural and economic force to be reckoned with and such a reckoning is long overdue. This proposed edited collection seeks to uncover how celebrity operates in Canada when Canadian subjects, institutions, media, audiences and/or industries are involved.

[UPDATE] CFP - "Nation/hood and Narratives of Place", International Canadian Studies Conference, Nova Scotia, Sept. 18-21, 2013

Thursday, March 29, 2012 - 3:06am
Kathy-Ann Tan / University of Tuebingen

This is a proposed panel for the International Canadian Studies conference "Meeting Places/Lieux de rencontre" organized by Saint Mary's University, Halifax, Nova Scotia & Mount Allison University, Sackville, New Brunswick, September 18-21, 2013. More information on the conference can be found here:

Panel: "Nation/hood and Narratives of Place"

Teaching Form and Meter: Prosody and Fixed Forms in the Creative Writing Classroom CFP: 2012 PAMLA Conference (4/22 deadline)

Wednesday, March 28, 2012 - 9:18pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

This approved session for the October 19-21 PAMLA Conference at Seattle University will explore the teaching of poetic form. Intimidating, scary, frightening – synonyms students usually associate with actually writing in an organized rhythm and form in a creative writing class. Scanning an iambic pentameter stanza is one thing, but writing a poem in heroic couplets can seem a daunting chore. However, teaching prosody and fixed forms can be a rewarding and thought-provoking task for professors, and a liberating, confidence–building exercise for students who often surprise themselves by writing original, lyrical poems.

Please submit paper proposals by April 22, to the PAMLA website:

Hybrid Genres: US and Canada. PAMLA, Seattle,WA, Oct 19-21, 2012. Abstracts due before 4/22/12.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012 - 12:48pm
Linda Belau

Panel Description:

As Postmodernity has become the norm in culture, traditional boundaries among literary genres and other arts, technologies, and mass media have disappeared, infusing each other and blurring the boundaries that used to define them. This session explores this cross-discipline interaction through US or Canadian artistic and literary productions.

Please submit a short proposal (circa 500 words) by using the "Online Proposal Submission Form" link at before April 22nd. Send questions or inquiries directly to

F.T. Prince centenary symposium, University of Southampton, September 20th 2012

Wednesday, March 28, 2012 - 12:36pm
Will May, University of Southampton

The poet F.T. Prince (1912-2003) has had a profound impact on contemporary British and American verse; poets as diverse as John Ashbery and Geoffrey Hill have cited him as a major influence on their work. Famed for his war poem 'Soldiers Bathing', Prince's substantial oeuvre includes dramatic monologues, autobiographical long poems, religious verse, and epithalamia.


Wednesday, March 28, 2012 - 12:14pm
University College Falmouth

Environmental Utterance

-A Performative Conference -

Sat 1 to Sun 2 September 2012

CFP Deadline: Saturday, 31st March 2012

What is the relationship between structures of dissemination and the environment that our (creative) practice is concerned with/seeks to convey? What is the relationship between the academic environment and the work we produce? How do we utter (repeat/recreate) our environment?

[UPDATE] Deadline Approaching (6 April): Cinema in the Interstices Conference, 7-8 Sept. 2012, University College Cork, Ireland

Wednesday, March 28, 2012 - 4:41am
Alphaville Journal of Film and Screen Media, University College Cork

Rather than forming a continuum, film and film history are composed of a series of transitions, overlaps and junctures: points where a ceding or progression to a different way of thinking or being occurs. This holds true from the era of early cinema up to the advent of digital technologies.

Chinese and Western Literature and Arts in the Eighteenth Century

Wednesday, March 28, 2012 - 1:22am
Sun Yat-sen Journal of Humanities, National Sun Yat-sen U, Kaohsiung TAIWAN

Eighteenth-century culture in England, Western Europe, and America is clearly characterized by the intellectual climate of the Enlightenment even though, just as clearly, Enlightenment spread only gradually and unevenly throughout the regions and cultural strata of the West.