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MSA 17 PANEL SESSION: MODERNISM + RURAL REVOLUTIONS

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Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 2:05pm
Jess Lamar Reece Holler and Brooke Stanley (University of Pennsylvania) and Jason Bell (Yale University)

This call seeks papers on modernism's involvement with and response to rural revolutions in the 20th century for a panel or panel series at the 2015 MSA Meeting in Boston. We're looking for papers investigating modernist cultures and literatures alongside the transformation of rural landscapes and cultures, in imagination and on the land, in the long 20th century. We particularly seek papers that consider the rise of industrial agriculture and its discontents or the role of the rural and its representations in movements towards social and ecological revolution. We welcome papers that consider and investigate the rural alongside multiple and contested modernities.

Abu Ghraib and After

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Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 1:46pm
Megha Anwer / Purdue University

MLA Panel on visual culture after "Abu Ghraib" -- films, graphic novels, photography, political cartoons etc. that invoke/respond to the Abu Ghraib torture photographs.

Email 250-300 word abstract by Monday, March 31, 2015.

Securing with algorithms: Knowledge, decision, sovereignty

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Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 11:01am
Louise Amoore, Rita Raley/Security Dialogue

In a world where the data traces or 'life patterns' of human beings are thought to yield new forms of knowledge and novel ways of knowing future threats, the algorithm appears to afford a renewed capacity to secure. As Edward Snowden's 2013 disclosure of the analysis of bulk data by the NSA and GCHQ revealed, the sifting, sorting and triage of vast streams of digital data has become possible because of algorithmic techniques such as knowledge discovery and the querying of distributed databases. As online data streams become read by text analytics that promise to discover incipient sentiment and human affects, algorithms exhibit a capacity for action beyond the threshold of human perceptibility.

CFP for WSQ: Queer Methods

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Friday, March 27, 2015 - 9:03pm
WSQ

WSQ, Call for Papers: Special Issue
QUEER METHODS

Guest Editors:
Amin Ghaziani, Associate Professor of Sociology, University of British Columbia
Matt Brim, Associate Professor of Queer Studies, College of Staten Island, CUNY

Queer Studies is experiencing a methodological renaissance. In both the humanities and the social sciences, scholars have begun to identify research protocols and practices that have been largely overshadowed by advances in queer theory. The fall 2013 "Queer Method" conference organized by Heather Love at the University of Pennsylvania indexed this shift toward methods by reframing the question "what is queer theory?" to "how is the work of queer theory done?"

[UPDATE] MSA 2015 Nov 19-22, Travel Documents and Documentation

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Friday, March 27, 2015 - 6:15pm
Nissa Cannon / University of California, Santa Barbara

Despite the ubiquity of the peripatetic figure in the modernist text, the early twentieth century is marked by persistent tensions on the traveller: as technological innovations granted the individual greater mobility, the state moved to restrict motion. By the 1880s, transatlantic steamship crossing, once a weeks-long affair, could be completed in a mere five days, yet the introduction of mandatory passports in the West about 1914 meant the global traveler faced increasing juridical restrictions on their movement. These forces share a common thread: they are structured and made possible by paperwork.

Modernism in the Green, Deadline April 14, 2015

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Friday, March 27, 2015 - 5:28pm
Modernist Studies Association November 19-22, 2015

For all its many urban topographies, the literary landscape of modernism contains a startling array of greens, from public and national parks to vacant lots, suburban gardens, and botanic displays. In drawing from recent interactions between environmental criticism and modernist studies, we propose that thinking with and through planned greens leads to a more complex understanding of modernism’s tangled engagements with arts, social protest, material culture, bodies, and the nature-culture divide. What new haptic, scopic or visual modes of experience were enabled when modernism entered the green? How were gendered and sexualized bodies redistributed? How was imperial ideology grafted together with colonial aspirations?

Submit your poems to These Fragile Lilacs

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Friday, March 27, 2015 - 3:23pm
These Fragile Lilacs Poetry Magazine

Here is the link to our electronic journal page: http://thesefragilelilacs.wix.com/poetryjournal
The deadine for submissions for our inaugural volume is May 31, 2015.

Guidelines

Send submissions to thisfragilelilac@gmail.com .

Please do *not* include any attachments; instead, paste the poems you would like to be submitted directly into your email. You may submit up to five poems per submission cycle.

Include a short (2 to 3 sentence) biography with your submission.

AFFECT: MEMORY, AESTHETICS, AND ETHICS International Conference Sept. 18-20 Abstracts due April 6 [UPDATE]

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Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 7:44pm
The Affect Project

DEADLINE EXTENDED to 6 April 2015
- Call for papers for an interdisciplinary conference

AFFECT: MEMORY, AESTHETICS, AND ETHICS

18-20 September 2015, The Fort Garry Hotel, Winnipeg, Manitoba

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:

Lauren Berlant, George M. Pullman Distinguished Service Professor, Department of English,
University of Chicago

John T. Cacioppo, Tiffany and Margaret Blake Distinguished Service Professor, Department of
Psychology and Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neuroscience, University of
Chicago

Ronald de Sousa, Emeritus Professor, Department of Philosophy, University of Toronto

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SCHOLARLY ARTICLES ON JAYNE CORTEZ & ADRIENNE RICH

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Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 4:46pm
Laura Hinton, Professor of English, City College of New York (CUNY)

Seeking good scholarly articles (20pp plus) on Adrienne Rich or Jayne Cortez for a volume in progress with a feminist and/or cultural-studies approach to these two poets.
Issues might concern: poetics, feminist politics, influence, performance. The manuscript is well underway. Please respond ASAP if you'd like to submit material for consideration.

Call for Articles on Radicalism

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Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 1:43pm
Journal for the Study of Radicalism

JSR: Journal for the Study of Radicalism—a print academic journal published by Michigan State University Press—announces a call for articles and reviews for our tenth year of issues. We are interested in articles on radicalism in a wide range of contexts and areas, and encourage articles from humanities and social science perspectives. The Journal for the Study of Radicalism engages in serious, scholarly exploration of the forms, representations, meanings, and historical influences of radical social movements.

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