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NEMLA 2011: The Specter of Degeneration in 19th Century Literature

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Tuesday, July 6, 2010 - 6:15pm
Ana Oancea


This Comparative Literature session has been selected for inclusion in the 42nd convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association, to be held in New Brunswick, New Jersey April 7-10, 2011. The host institution is Rutgers University.

We invite papers analyzing degeneration in Western and non-Western works of, or portraying, the 19th century. What do fictions of degeneration tell us about the scientific, sexual and cultural politics of the 19th century? In what contexts is the fear of degeneration exacerbated or sublimated at the end of the century? How does contemporaneous biological theory become literature? Comparative approaches and papers dealing with 19th century popular literature welcomed.

Aging, Old Age, Memory, Aesthetics: March 25-27th, 2011, University of Toronto [UPDATE]

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Tuesday, July 6, 2010 - 5:28pm
University of Toronto, Canada

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Confirmed Keynote Speakers: Kathleen Woodward (Washington), Stephen Katz (Trent), Philip Sohm (Toronto)
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Selected conference presentations will be published in a forthcoming issue of the journal "Occasion: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Humanities" (http://arcade.stanford.edu/journals/occasion).
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Complete CFP and conference details available here: http://sites.google.com/site/agingoldagememoryaesthetics/.

Selling Culture?: Cultural Identities in the Victorian Periodical Press, abstracts 9/16/2010, conference 11/20-21/2010

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Tuesday, July 6, 2010 - 1:43pm
Liverpool John Moores University, UK

Selling Culture?: Cultural Identities in the Victorian Periodical Press

20 – 21 November 2010

(in association with the Research Society for Victorian Periodicals and the Association for Research in Popular Fictions)

Keynote Speaker: Dr Jim Mussell

(Birmingham University)

Roundtable Session: advice for postgraduates and early career researchers

CFP - Appropriating Vertigo (SCMS; panel deadline 7/30/10; March 2011)

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Tuesday, July 6, 2010 - 10:11am
Paul Petrovic

Prospective Panel:

Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference, March 10-13, 2011
Ritz Carlton Hotel, New Orleans, LA

Deadline for submissions: July 30, 2010 11:59 PM CST

Since Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo (1958) was released over half a century ago, its reputation has gone from ambivalent to laudatory. Owing to its themes of voyeurism and its ideas of a subjective self-deception, countless directors have appropriated and translated the film by doing everything from changing the locale to things to reversing the gender roles.

February 10-12, 2011 - Turin (Italy) INTERNATIONAL COLLOQUIUM WWW.World Wide Women Globalization, genders and languages.

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Tuesday, July 6, 2010 - 9:02am
CIRSDe - Research Centre for Women’s and Gender Studies

The conference, organised by the Research Centre for Women's and Gender Studies (CIRSDe) at the University of Turin (Italy), aims to promote cultural exchanges among researchers interested in the gender perspectives in their work. At the same time, it's an occasion to relaunch the debate on how Women's and Gender studies can be integrated into traditional academic approaches.
The topics we intend to discuss are: globalization, cultural exchanges, transculturality, migrations, languages, economic development and the decline in importance of national boundaries. It will be necessary to adopt a gender perspective and an interdisciplinary approach in discussing these subjects.

(De)constructing the Archive in a Digital Age. Due 30th July 2010

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Tuesday, July 6, 2010 - 7:19am
Iris; the international women’s photography research resource

(De)constructing the Archive in a Digital Age.
10th September 2010, School of the Arts Loughborough University, UK.
Organised by Iris www.irisphoto.org.
Paper Submission Deadline; Friday 30th July 2010
One-day debate on the possibilities of the archive.
This event aims to provide an environment for sharing information whilst stimulating debates about the role of the archive within art, culture and design.
Possible topics of enquiry may include but are not limited to;
• The discussion about how the archive should respond to the digital age continues. How does the physical archive change and adapt in the face of new technologies?

February 10-12, 2011 - Turin (Italy) INTERNATIONAL COLLOQUIUM WWW.World Wide Women Globalization, genders and languages.

updated: 
Tuesday, July 6, 2010 - 5:43am
CIRSDe - Research Centre for Women’s and Gender Studies

The conference, organised by the Research Centre for Women's and Gender Studies (CIRSDe), aims to promote cultural exchanges among researchers interested in the gender perspectives in their work. At the same time, it's an occasion to relaunch the debate on how Women's and Gender studies can be integrated into traditional academic approaches.

The topics we intend to discuss are: globalization, cultural exchanges, transculturality, migrations, languages, economic development and the decline in importance of national boundaries. It will be necessary to adopt a gender perspective and an interdisciplinary approach in discussing these subjects.

The different topics will be analysed in the following parallel sessions :

[UPDATE] Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference 2nd Futurist Theory and Fiction: Fear, Horror, and Terror(ism)

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Monday, July 5, 2010 - 11:28pm
Lee Baxter & David Briggs / SETS Department of University of Guelph

Stephen King once stated: "everything we do has a history. No matter where you come in on any situation, you are not coming in at the beginning." King's observation diagnoses a primary function of horror fiction: to remind contemporary audiences of their placement within this historical, gothic continuum. Horror narratives may, as Robin Wood famously suggested, reflect "our collective nightmares" but this collective is by no means limited to the contemporary moment for fleshing out these nightmares. Horror implicates readers and viewers by exhuming the past—monsters return, bodies rise from graves, and ghosts haunt the present. Furthermore within the Gothic imagination new terrors lurk beyond our social and technological horizons.

Post-War Serbian Film—2011 SCMS Panel in New Orleans (03/10-03/13)

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Monday, July 5, 2010 - 5:08pm
Zoran Samardzija, Columbia College Chicago & Steven Shaviro, Wayne State University

This panel explores Serbian Film post-1999 and the NATO bombings that marked the end to a decade of wars throughout the former Yugoslavia. Since then, Serbian films may not have received the same international attention as those released during the wars, perhaps because the former Yugoslav Republics and the Balkans no longer hold the same perverse fascination in the Western imaginary. Yet, the last decade has produced the most disturbing and challenging films since the Yugoslav "Black Wave" cinemas of the 1960s. Prospective panelists are invited to submit proposals on recent Serbian film in relation to topics including but not limited to:

• The NATO bombings

• The overthrow of Slobodan Milošević and his subsequent Hague trial

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