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NeMLA 2011 New Brunswick. Music Contingencies in Narrated Americas.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010 - 10:13pm

If we talk about literature and music are we thinking also about the social and the political arena? This panel seeks papers on the intersection between music and narrative works considering how aesthetic experiences may have been used to supply other discourses with the their rhetorical resources, mechanisms or forms. The focus will be on Latin America but comparative submissions with the US are welcomed. Please, submit your 250-500-word abstract (Spanish, Portuguese or English) and a brief biographical statement to Enea Zaramella. Deadline: 18 September 2010.

Narrated Objects: Literature and Material Culture in Latin America, NeMLA April 2011 New Brunswick, NJ

Tuesday, May 25, 2010 - 6:29pm

This panel will address the relationships between literature and materiality in the Latin American cultural production of the 19th and 20th. The topics of the panel include, but are not limited to: subject/object relationship; commodity fetishism; materiality and visuality; forms, surfaces, and their boundaries; the text as an object; thing theory. Please send 300-500 word abstracts and brief biographical statements (English or Spanish) to Laura Gandolfi,
Deadline: September 15th

Teaching Southern Writers Outside the South

Tuesday, May 25, 2010 - 4:03pm
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association


Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association Meeting
Albuquerque, New Mexico
October 14-16, 2010

Revised Deadline: June 14, 2010

The Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association has extended the deadline for submissions to the Society for the Study of Southern Literature roundtable at the 2010 convention to be held in Albuquerque, October 14-16. Submit descriptions of
proposed remarks and brief CV to Tara Powell at

Rendering the Visible, GSU Feb. 11-12, 2011

Tuesday, May 25, 2010 - 1:50pm
Moving Image Studies Program at Georgia State University

The doctoral program in Moving Image Studies at Georgia State University welcomes paper proposals for a meta-disciplinary conference on the state of "the digital turn."
Keynote speakers:

Akira Mizuta Lippit (University of Southern California)

Vivian Sobchack (University of California at Los Angeles)

MESA 2010 Emerging female frontiers and entrenched socio-political boundaries in the Gulf States".(Submissions due by July 5th)

Tuesday, May 25, 2010 - 11:10am
Stephanie Cate University of Alabama Huntsville and Annemarie Profanter Free University of Bolzano

We are presenting a special session at MESA 2010 in San Diego " Emerging female frontiers and entrenched socio-political boundaries in the Gulf States".
The rapidly shifting commercial and social policies relating to development, education and cultural identity have been impacted by transnational processes such IT and transportation changes contributing to the new "café society". Regionally and culturally specific delineations such as ; literary cafes, art cafes and informal public gender frontiers that cross those lines held up by neo-patriarchal structures enforcing gender segregation are continuing to evolve. They are one way to avoid the unbreakable rules set by the political systems that are based on historic patriarchal tribal traditions.

Islam in Contemporary Italy, NeMLA April 2011, New Brunswick, NJ

Tuesday, May 25, 2010 - 9:32am
Northeast Modern Language Association

Increased immigration to Italy in the last decades has brought with it both demographic and cultural change. Immigrant communities are reshaping the social landscape of the peninsula and introducing new traditions that challenge the notion of a homogeneous Italian culture. This session aims to look at the growing Muslim community in particular, and the ways in which literature, film, theater and media perceive Islam and the Islamic world in Italy. Please send 250 word abstracts and short bios to Johanna Rossi Wagner at

CFP: FRAME- Revista de Cine de la Biblioteca de la Facultad de Comunicación

Tuesday, May 25, 2010 - 8:09am
Biblioteca de la Facultad de Comunicación de la Universidad de Sevilla

FRAME ( a lively peer-reviewd journal seeks submissions on all aspects of cinema cultural and creative activity.

The journal is interested in contemporary practices, but also in historical, contextual, biographical or theoretical analyses relating to past cinema cultural activities around the world.
Papers, film reviews or cinema book reviews are all very welcome.

Closing date: July 11, 2010

Earlier submission encouraged.

Particularly interested in works that explore historical, contextual or creative aspects. But all papers will be considered. English, Italian and Spanish papers are welcome.

Reading the Postcolonial Other in Contemporary Film, 2011 Northeast Modern Language Association, April 7-10, New Brunswick, NJ

Tuesday, May 25, 2010 - 6:04am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

Over the last two decades, cinematic privileging of the postcolonial other has evolved a new, significant wedge against the plethora of hegemonic films. From Avatar to Slumdog Millionaire to The Secret of Roan Inish, the popular role of the postcolonial other in film has yielded a new transnational awareness as well as place in contemporary cinema. Additionally, these film depictions have alternately problematized and/or privileged themes of gender, migration, displacement and adaptation. This roundtable will examine through theoretical lenses how and why the postcolonial other has been positioned in privileged and colonized cultures by today's film industry.