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Questioning Hybridity-Discourse: Colonial Métissage, Postcolonialism, and Globalization

Friday, June 25, 2010 - 12:01pm
Amar Acheraiou, PhD

42nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 7-10, 2011
New Brunswick, NY – Hyatt New Brunswick
Host Institution: Rutgers University

This panel seeks papers that address hybridity from colonial, postcolonial and global perspectives. Proposals should critically examine postcolonial discourse on hybridity and offer new theoretical and empirical perspectives on the problematic relation of postcolonial studies to globalization. Papers that question the role of hybridity-discourse as a counter hegemonic agency are particularly welcome. Please submit 250-500 word abstracts to Amar Acheraiou at by September 30, 2010.

[REMINDER] The Apocalypse and its Discontents (9/1/10; 12/11/10)

Friday, June 25, 2010 - 4:28am
University of Westminster

Whereas visions of destruction and fantasies of the end have always haunted humankind, the modern period in particular has been increasingly characterised by a mixed sense of concern and fascination with the apocalypse, and even more so during the twentieth century. Today we are constantly presented with scenarios of imminent destruction and annihilation, by politicians, scientists, religious groups, and writers, among others. This conference aims to explore and even question the widespread appeal of the apocalypse and we are particularly interested in narratives that either challenge or offer alternative responses to the apocalypse.

Call for Abstracts: Reimagining The Archive

Thursday, June 24, 2010 - 1:37pm
Reimagining The Archive: Remapping & Remixing Traditional Models in the Digital Era

The Organizing Committee invites the submission of brief proposals for presentations (papers, demonstrations, installations, creative works, media) related to the following conference themes:

• Transition - New roles for archives: From repository to activity, engagement, and performance

• Navigation – The changing legal, regulatory, professional, and ethical landscape of digital cultural heritage

• Curation – The future of archives as knowledge references and authorities; issues of selection, sorting, choice, and exclusion/forgetting

Deadline for 500-word abstracts: August 1, 2010
Acceptance notification by September 1, 2010
Symposium: November 12-14, 2010 at UCLA (Los Angeles)

CFP: Migrancy and the Text (Postgraduate), Deadline: 27 Sep 10 Event: 6 November

Thursday, June 24, 2010 - 11:43am
Kingston University

Kingston University Postgraduate Conference

Migrancy and the Text

Keynote Lecture by Professor Robert Eaglestone (Royal Holloway)

'Migrancy, Newness and the Problems of Tradition'

Saturday 6th November 2010, 9.30am – 5.00pm

Kingston University, Penrhyn Road Campus, London, KT1 2EE, UK

THE DIGITAL AND THE HUMAN(ITIES): ACCESS, AUTHORITY & IDENTITY (Feb. 3-6, 2011; vita & abstract due Aug. 1, 2011)

Thursday, June 24, 2010 - 6:47am
Texas Institute For Literary and Textual Studies, English Department, The University of Texas at Austin


  • February 3-6, 2011
    The University of Texas at Austin
    Austin, Texas
    250-word max abstract and 2-page vita, due August 1, 2010

    Plenary speaker: Laura Mandell, Professor and Director of Research Initiatives for Interactive Media Studies, Miami University


    Wednesday, June 23, 2010 - 11:03am
    Northeast Modern Language Association Convention [April 7-11, 2011]

    Neomedievalism, as cultural antithetical fantasy to our ongoing "modernity," has since Umberto Eco's 1973 essay "Dreaming of the Middle Ages," developed as mode of global/local geopolitical and socio-economic analysis. This panel seeks papers on aspects of neomedievalism in Renaissance to contemporary literature and popular culture (film, RPGs and videogames, comics, music), and sociopolitical theories (nation state fragmentation, faith vs. science, sovereignty, the postsecular, neoconservatism). 300-word abstracts to

    Modernist Cummings, Reading Form, and Writing History (deadline 9/20/10; Louisville, 2/24/11-2/26/11)

    Tuesday, June 22, 2010 - 5:30pm
    E.E. Cummings Society

    The E. E. Cummings Society and the Society's journal, Spring, invite abstracts for 20-minute papers for the 39th annual Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900, February 24-26, 2011, at the University of Louisville ( An experimental artist of new forms in poetry, prose, painting, and theater, Cummings goes beyond a mere radical formalism to fashion a cultural aesthetics that engages the contemporary issues of his time.