This proposed panel for MSA 18 will explore the ways in which modernist poets, critics, and academics reacted to and against Walt Whitman, constructing complicated literary historical and social legacies. From Ezra Pound's begrudging acknowledgment that Whitman "broke the new wood" to Amy Lowell's assertion that "Whitman fell into his own peculiar form through ignorance" to Michael Gold's claim that Whitman was "America's first proletariat poet," Whitman was at the heart of debates about what constituted modern poetic form and modern social identities. This panel seeks to interrogate the ways in which cultural workers in the modernist era used the figure of Whitman to construct usable pasts, poetic futures, and imagined communities.
SAMLA 88: Utopia/Dystopia: Whose Paradise Is It?
Women's Studies – Affiliated Panel
Jacksonville, Florida – November 4-6, 2016
Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront
Whose Paradise is It?: Women & Visions of Utopia/Dystopia in Comics and Graphic Novels
Comics have depicted worlds without men with varying degrees of social commentary about gender politics and the agency of women—from Wonder Woman's Paradise Island, a utopian haven for Amazonian warriors of myth, to Brian K. Vaughn's Y: The Last Man, in which the main character navigates his survival in a newly fashioned matriarchal dystopian world.
2016 Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association Conference
Call for Papers
Contemporary Studies Area
Thursday-Sunday, 6 - 9 October 2016
Hilton Rosemont Chicago O'Hare
Deadline: April 30th, 2016
The Contemporary Studies Area of The Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association is now accepting proposals for its upcoming Conference in October 2015.
Academic archives and special collections are treasure troves for student engagement. These repositories contain tactile examples of institutional history that are instrumental for student research and inspirational for student creativity. Increasingly teaching faculty are collaborating with archivists and librarians in the promotion and use of these unique treasures. From these materials, students draw inspiration, often transforming the notion of what constitutes a book. Archives in turn may curate these works, documenting student research and properties for future generations. We invite presentations of work derived from or inspired by archival holdings and present strategies for encouraging similar artistic expression and curation.
[Inter]sections is the annual online journal of American Studies at the University of Bucharest (ISSN 2068 – 3472). It has been a peer-reviewed academic publication since 2009. You can find us here: www.intersections-journal.com.
We are currently seeking peer reviewers. If you are interested in doing peer review work for [Inter]sections, please send us an e-mail by May 10 at email@example.com.
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The H.D. International Society invites paper submissions for a proposed panel, "The POOL Film Group and Beyond: Modernism's Media," at the Modernist Studies Association conference, November 17-20, 2016, in Pasadena, CA. We are especially interested in papers that consider Bryher, H.D., or Kenneth Macpherson's involvement with the Pool film group or that in other ways focus on media technologies or media industries in relation to the orbit of these figures. Please send a brief bio and 250 word abstract to Rebecca Walsh (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Celena Kusch (email@example.com) by April 12, 2016.
The 2016 Flow Conference will feature a series of roundtables, each organized around a discussion question on contemporary issues in television and new media culture and scholarship. Respondents are asked to submit a brief (150-word) abstract addressing one of the Flow 2016 roundtable questions.
Responses in the form of 150 word abstracts should be submitted using our online form. To ensure full consideration, please submit your proposal by Friday, May 20 at 5 PM (CST).
This issue of the OLR (39:2) invites contributors to forge unexpected encounters between deconstruction, matter, and new and older materialisms—be they mechanical, historical, dialectical, speculative, textual, neurological, corporeal, cosmo-physical, or indeed "of the encounter." Guiding questions might include: how does deconstruction address the philosophy and politics of matter, materiality, and materialism? How might deconstruction articulate alternative accounts of materialism? In what ways might an attention to matter be itself already deconstructive, and what would be at stake in such a claim? How might attention to matter and materialism animate the politics of deconstruction?