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Modernism and Justification (MSA13, Oct. 6-9, Buffalo, NY)

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011 - 9:32am
full name / name of organization: 
Evan Kindley/Modernist Studies Association
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This panel takes inspiration from recent work in pragmatist sociology – particularly Luc Boltanski and Laurent Thévenot's landmark On Justification: Economies of Worth – that seeks to move beyond sociology's disciplinary focus on how unconscious collectivities exert pressure on unknowing individuals, on the one hand, and economists' disciplinary focus on rational actors engaging in self-interested commerce on the other. Boltanski and Thévenot ask instead: how do people construct agreement and settle disputes in everyday life?

"Shakespeare and the Great War" - special issue of "Shakespeare" (BSA)

updated: 
Wednesday, March 16, 2011 - 8:20am
full name / name of organization: 
Dr Monika Smialkowska, Northumbria University

Call for Papers: "Shakespeare and the Great War"

Shakespeare, the journal of the British Shakespeare Association, is inviting contributions for a special issue on "Shakespeare and the Great War". It is to be published in 2014, coinciding with the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War. Articles of up to 6,000 words might address, but are by no means limited to, the following issues:

[UPDATE]

updated: 
Tuesday, March 15, 2011 - 11:53pm
full name / name of organization: 
International Comic Arts Forum
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The 15th Anniversary International Comic Arts Forum: ICAF 2011

September 29-October 1, 2011

The Center for Cartoon Studies in White River Junction, Vermont

ICAF, the International Comic Arts Forum, invites scholarly paper proposals for its fifteenth anniversary meeting, to be held at the Center for Cartoon Studies in White River Junction, Vermont, from Thursday, September 29, through Saturday, October 1, 2011.

The EXTENDED deadline to submit proposals is March 25, 2011. (Scroll down for proposal guidelines and submission information.)

International Online Gender Studies Call for Participation

updated: 
Tuesday, March 15, 2011 - 9:57pm
full name / name of organization: 
Gender Studies Program, University of Missouri - St. Louis
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The Gender Studies Program at the University of Missouri – St. Louis is currently seeking international partners from universities abroad interested in designing and implementing international online learning environments for gender studies courses, particularly for an Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies course. We are interested in offering a course that would allow students to interact with their peers around the world by enrolling students from different universities in the same online gender studies course to facilitate internationalization of the campus and community and build cross-cultural perspectives and collaboration.

Go Ahead and Laugh, You Know You Want to!

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Tuesday, March 15, 2011 - 8:39pm
full name / name of organization: 
Anna W Mulamba
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It was another, normal, winter day in the streets of Zaire. My mother was pregnant with me and my father wasn't exactly a millionaire. In addition to that, the streets were filled with soldiers and rebel groups firing one another with shot after shot. In that instant my mom turned to my dad and told him it was time, "The baby is coming," she said. My parents hopped in the car and sped down the street with torpedoing bullets and wounded people lying in their path. At that time my mom was weeping at the idea of me being born in such a situation. Finally they reached the hospital and I was born Anna Wadimanya Mulamba on December 5th 1991 in Kinshasa, Congo.

Go Ahead and Laugh, You Know You Want to!

updated: 
Tuesday, March 15, 2011 - 8:38pm
full name / name of organization: 
Anna W Mulamba
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This is a story that simply describes how laughing through pain gives you a much happier life than simply wallowing in it. From the day I was born to when I began college I was always criticized for my "goofy" nature, but eventually it started rubbing off on my family and it helped us as a family survive through all kinds of horrific events. As cliche as this may sound, to me, laughter truly is the best medicine.

History and American Women Writers

updated: 
Tuesday, March 15, 2011 - 8:21pm
full name / name of organization: 
PAMLA
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History in the Hands of American Women Writers,
panel organized by Southern California Society for the Study of American Women Writers for
Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association 109th Annual Conference, Nov. 5-6, 2011, Scripps College, Claremont, CALIFORNIA

[UPDATE] Modernism and Jewishness, Modernist Studies Association,Oct. 6-9, 2011, University at Buffalo

updated: 
Tuesday, March 15, 2011 - 5:11pm
full name / name of organization: 
Beth C. Rosenberg
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Jews and Jewishness in literature and other cultural texts (for example, political documents, polemical publications, medical research, and popular journalism) during the modernist period. Papers for the panel should present innovative pairings between literary and cultural texts, challenging the way Jews and Jewishness in modern literature have traditionally been viewed. They may concern, but are not limited to, the following topics: constructions of Jewishness, stereotype, images and sources, Biblical readings, the relation between Yiddish modernism and Anglo-modernism, Jewishness and the post-colonial, immigration, and anti-Semitism.

Keeping Up: Enthusiasm, Anxiety and the Culture of Wellbeing

updated: 
Tuesday, March 15, 2011 - 4:44pm
full name / name of organization: 
Culture of Cities Centre
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The Culture of Cities Centre, affiliated with the University of Waterloo, is pleased to announce our upcoming conference, Keeping Up: Enthusiasm, Anxiety and the Culture of Wellbeing, to be held June 23-26, 2011 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Leisure Modernism - for MSA October 6-9, 2011 - Abstract due April 7

updated: 
Tuesday, March 15, 2011 - 2:22pm
full name / name of organization: 
Christian Gerzso and Shawna Ross
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This panel for MSA13 aims to present a significant intervention in new modernist studies by contending that the dialectic of labor and leisure, which has not received sustained attention within modernist scholarship, is a key category through which modernists imagined, critiqued and reconfigured modernity. Not only a concept but also a set of specifically modern cultural practices and institutions, leisure is set against competitive and coercive work, on the one hand, and mere conspicuous consumption and abstention from labor, on the other. This panel seeks to explore not only influential representations of modern leisure, but also to uncover how modernists reflexively defined themselves and their art through concepts of leisure.

Stargate Collection, Proposals 6/15/11

updated: 
Tuesday, March 15, 2011 - 1:57pm
full name / name of organization: 
Daniel Farr

Stargate, a sci-fi military adventure franchise, emerged in the mid-1990s and has spawned several television series, films, and a variety of books, video games, and comic book. As the third major series, Stargate Universe, has recently begun to air its final episodes it is an opportune time to pursue critical dialogue and analyses of this franchise.

[Update--date correction] Southeastern Renaissance Conference 6/1; 10/21-22

updated: 
Tuesday, March 15, 2011 - 1:16pm
full name / name of organization: 
Southeastern Renaissance Conference
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Papers are invited on any aspect of Renaissance literature and culture for presentation at the Southeastern Renaissance Conference, October 21-22, 2011 at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC.

Please submit your full essay (20 minute reading time) by email attachment to Dr. Robert L. Reid, President of the Southeastern Renaissance Conference, rlreid@ehc.edu by June 1, 2011.

Submissions on International Comics Studies (covering all nationalities, topics, and genres)

updated: 
Tuesday, March 15, 2011 - 12:18pm
full name / name of organization: 
First International Comics Conference at the University of São Paulo, Brazil, for a conference on Aug. 23-26, 2011
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Quando: 23 a 26 de agosto de 2011

Onde: Escola de Comunicações e Artes da Universidade de São Paulo (ECA/USP)

Endereço: Av. Prof. Lúcio Martins Rodrigues, 443, Butantã, Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brasil.

Proposta: divulgação de avanços científicos relacionados às histórias em quadrinhos nas diversas áreas do conhecimento, de modo a promover o intercâmbio de novos saberes e experiências.

Público-alvo: pesquisadores de histórias em quadrinhos, estudantes (doutorandos, mestrandos, graduandos), profissionais da área e interessados em geral.

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