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Intersections of Modernist Cinema and Literature. October 6-9, 2011, Modernist Studies Association Conference, SUNY Buffalo

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Monday, March 7, 2011 - 12:39am
full name / name of organization: 
Gregory Robinson

This panel will explore how moving images and the written word became interwoven as the cinema of attractions transformed into a medium capable of challenging the novel's dominance of narrative. How did literature respond to the new modes of presentation that cinema offered? How did cinema accept and/or reject literary conventions? Papers for this panel could consider (but are not limited to) topics such as cinematic adaptation, writing cinematically, writing about cinema, poetry and cinema, literary conventions in cinema, authors as early screenwriters, literature and silent cinema, and early Hollywood novels.

5th Annual Oceanic Popular Culture Association Conference CFP

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Sunday, March 6, 2011 - 11:18pm
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Oceanic Popular Culture Association Conference
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5th Annual Oceanic Popular Culture Association Conference
Honolulu, HI
May 27-28, 2011
Chaminade University of Honolulu

PROPOSAL DEADLINE EXTENDED TO APRIL 17, 2011

Panel and individual paper proposals are now being accepted for the 5th Annual Oceanic Popular Culture Association Conference. All topics and proposals are welcome, particularly those treating cultural productions within and/or about the Oceanic region.

250-350 word abstracts/proposals for individual papers or
3-4 paper panels are due April 17, 2011. Direct abstracts and proposals to Cheryl Edelson cedelson@chaminade.edu

NeMLA 2012: Accepting Panel Proposals (Deadline April 22, 2011; Conference March 15-18, 2012)

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Sunday, March 6, 2011 - 8:33pm
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NeMLA
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Form a session, submit an abstract: mark your calendar for NeMLA 2012! The 43rd annual convention will be held March 15-18th in Rochester, New York at the Hyatt Regency Hotel downtown, located minutes away from convenient air, bus, and train transportation options for attendees. St. John Fisher College will serve as the host college, and the diverse array of area institutions are coordinating with conference organizers to sponsor various activities, such as celebrated keynote speakers, local events, and fiction readings. Building upon the excellence of past NeMLA conferences, the association continues to grow as a vibrant community of scholars, thanks to the wide array of intellectual and cultural opportunities at every venue.

CFP: Tartu Summer School of Semiotics - 22-26 August 2011

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Sunday, March 6, 2011 - 5:54pm
full name / name of organization: 
University of Tartu
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Tartu Summer School of Semiotics 2011 is five-day event taking place from August 22 to 26 in a secluded Palmse manor in North Estonia. The first day of the event (August 22) will be one-day Conference on the historical secondary modelling systems approach of the Kääriku Summer Schools, with the roundtable by Boris Uspenski, Vjacheslav V. Ivanov, and others. It will be followed by four-day summer school on the contemporary problems of semiotic modelling, with world leading semioticians present (among them Edna Andrews, Paul Cobley, Marcel Danesi, Floyd Merrell, Winfried Noeth, Goran Sonesson, Frederik Stjernfelt, et al.), together with the current Tartu group.

MLA Special Session: Failure

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Sunday, March 6, 2011 - 5:11pm
full name / name of organization: 
Damjana Mraovic-O'Hare
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Failure, although an important part of American cultural mythology, has not been recognized in American theory. While the American Dream has been worshiped, failure is associated with shame and personal fiascos even though it permeates all the social, political, and cultural strata of the U.S. Proposals on 20th and 21st century literature, up to 250 words, should be sent to dxm388@psu.edu by March 15.

Dr. Damjana Mraovic-O'Hare
Department of English
Pennsylvania State University

Comparative Media; PAMLA; November 5-6 2011; Scripps College, CA (Deadline March 25)

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Sunday, March 6, 2011 - 1:36pm
full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
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Special topic: Reconsidering Artificial Intelligence

After Watson the computer crushed its human opponents during a three-day ratings bonanza this February, the questions previously raised by Kasparov vs. Deep Blue and checkers vs. Chinook (as well as by the Turing test over half a century ago) have once again come to the forefront of public debate: are machines on the verge of taking over? What does it mean to be human (or posthuman) at the interface with AI? How do new AI mediations of the human redefine the relationships between personhood, technics, temporality, and culture?

Secret Asian Man: Martin Wong's Influence in Art and Literature - March 10, 2011

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Sunday, March 6, 2011 - 11:24am
full name / name of organization: 
Roy Pérez
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We are seeking conference papers for an MLA panel concerning Chinese American painter Martin Wong's influence on graffiti artists, writers, and filmmakers of downtown arts movements. Particular interest: Wong's place in Asian/Latino/African-American/Hip-Hop/Queer Studies. 300 word abstract; 1-page CV by 10 March 2011; Shante Smalls (shantesmalls@nyu.edu) and Roy Pérez (roy.perez@nyu.edu).

[UPDATE] Constructions of the Future - Life Beyond Disciplines

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Sunday, March 6, 2011 - 6:01am
full name / name of organization: 
Heidelberg University

Constructions of the Future: Life Beyond Disciplines

An International and Interdisciplinary Conference
Heidelberg (Germany), 14-16 July 2011

New Deadline for paper proposals: 1 May 2011

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:
Douglas Kellner, Jean-Michel Rabaté, R.L.Rutsky, Timothy Lenoir

'It's life, but not as we know it.'

Call for Reviews: Jadaliyya Ezine

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Saturday, March 5, 2011 - 3:38pm
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Jadaliyya Ezine
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Jadaliyya Ezine is launching an expanded Reviews section. We want this to be a place for commentary, debates, and exchanges on books, films, videos, art, theater, music, new media, conferences, protests, and events. Keep watching www.jadaliyya.com for updates in the weeks ahead. Please send reviews, queries, proposals, and suggestions to the Reviews Editor at reviews@jadaliyya.com

As part of this expansion, we're looking for submissions for the Reviews section:

[UPDATE] RMMLA - Practical Approaches to Teaching Literature - Extended Deadline

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Saturday, March 5, 2011 - 3:17pm
full name / name of organization: 
Rocky Mountain MLA
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250 - 500 word proposals are solicited on any aspect of Practical Approaches to Teaching Literature (content selection and/or methodology) for presentation at the RMMLA conference in Scottsdale, AZ, October 6-8, 2011.

The deadline has been extended past the March 1, 2011 submission date - please submit to me directly as soon as possible.

Call for Womens & Gender Studies Session Proposals--NeMLA 2012, Rochester, NY

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Saturday, March 5, 2011 - 3:10pm
full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
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Northeast Modern Language Association
2012 Annual Convention
Rochester, NY
March 15-18

CALL FOR WOMEN'S & GENDER STUDIES SESSION PROPOSALS

NeMLA is a member-driven convention. We welcome and encourage session proposals (panel, roundtable, creative session, seminar) in all Women's & Gender Studies topics, including:

Susan B. Anthony Studies
Eco-feminism
Feminist Literary Theory
Gender in Literature
Gender in Film/Photography
Girl Studies/Boy Studies
Globalized Gender
Men's Studies
Motherhood
Multi-ethnic Literatures
Queer Studies
Sexuality
Transnational Literatures
Women's Studies & Authors
Slavery
Suffragettes

CFP MLA 2012 "States of Consciousness in Literature" -- Deadline March 15

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Saturday, March 5, 2011 - 2:40pm
full name / name of organization: 
MLA Cognitive Approaches to Literature Discussion Group

Description: Papers exploring dreaming, altered, dissociative, and other states of consciousness in literature from perspectives including (but not limited to) psychological, neuroscientific, psychiatric, and philosophy of mind.
Submission requirements: 300-word abstract
Deadline for submissions: 15 March 2011
Contact person information: Isabel Jaén Portillo jaen@pdx.edu

Micro-Identity

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Saturday, March 5, 2011 - 9:54am
full name / name of organization: 
Craig N. Owens, Drake University
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WANTED: 500-word abstracts proposing essays critically examining the emergence of micro-identities in contemporary popular culture for inclusion in the about-to-be proposed collection of scholarly essays Micro-Identities.

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