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Music Contingencies in Narrated Americas [update] deadline Sept. 25th.

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Tuesday, September 14, 2010 - 10:58am
NeMLA 2011 New Brunswick -NJ-

The purpose of this session is to generate a forum for discussion and theoretical intervention among and within the musical and prosaic work of art. From Adorno to Nancy, the philosophical approach to music engendered a significant comparative debate with language, but can we still find a profitable assessment inside the sign-referent relation? Language follows a descriptive pattern in order to be expressive but, on the other hand, music creates a sort of impasse by articulating an emotional contour. In this sense, music and literature accompanied the euphoric condition that social and political changes developed in Latin America, especially during the first half of the 20th century.

Words in Action February 19, 2011

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Tuesday, September 14, 2010 - 5:49am
University of Oxford French Postgraduate Conference

WORDS IN ACTION
Oxford University French Postgraduate Conference Saturday February 19, 2011

Plusieurs fois vint un Camarade, le même, cet autre, me confier le besoin d'agir : que visait-il [...] qu'entendait-il expressément ?

Stéphane Mallarmé, 'L'Action restreinte'

Call for Papers, HERA 2011 | TRANSFORMATIONS MARCH 3-5, 2011 | San Francisco CA

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Tuesday, September 14, 2010 - 3:33am
Humanities Education and Research Association

Call for Papers, HERA 2011 | TRANSFORMATIONS MARCH 3-5, 2011 | San Francisco CA

The Hotel Whitcomb, 1231 Market Street. San Francisco CA
(415)626-8000 (Hotel reservations must be made directly with the Hotel Whicomb.)

Submission deadline: November 30, 2010 This link directs you to HERA's submissions portal. https://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?formkey=dElxb1A4TmZxcTNwRFpQVU5...

CFP TRUE BLOOD (San Antonio, TX, Apr. 20-23. Submission Deadline: 12/15/10)

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Monday, September 13, 2010 - 9:50pm
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association

The Vampire in Literature, Culture and Film area of the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association is seeking papers, presentations and/or four-person panels on any aspect of the HBO series TRUE BLOOD for the 2011 Joint National Conference in San Antonio, Texas, April 20-23. Please send a 250-300 word abstract to Mary Findley: mfindley@vtc.edu by December 15, 2010.

The Dialectics of Orientalism in Early Modern Europe, 1492-1700

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Monday, September 13, 2010 - 8:38pm
University of Illinois

Urbana-Champaign, October 7-8, 2011

In early modern Europe, discourses on and images of the Orient and Islam are inextricably tied to the rise of national consciousness and the formation of a European identity as several Western states were striving for imperial supremacy. The goal of this international and interdisciplinary conference is to explore the dialectical function of early modern Orientalism for the creation of different notions of a collective self: national, European, and/or imperial.

Rhetorics of New Media, San Antonio, April 20-23, 2011

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Monday, September 13, 2010 - 5:40pm
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association (http://swtxpca.org/)

Proposals are now being accepted for the Rhetorics of New Media Area. The term "New Media" generally refers to digital, computerized, or networked information and communication technologies in the latter part of the 20th century to the present. Although certainly not all-inclusive, listed below are some topics that are begging to be rhetorically analyzed.

• Youth Culture (from cell phones to ipods)
• The Information Age (from Wikipedia to YouTube)
• Identity (Facebook, MySpace, Twitter)
• Community Online
• Language (emoticons, acronyms, etc…)
• Globalism
• Media Convergence
• Politics and Activism Online

Electronic Records to Born-Digital Archives: Evolution in Theory and Practice (11/1/2010; 3/1/2011)

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Monday, September 13, 2010 - 12:19pm
Mark Matienzo, Guest Editor/Archivaria, the Journal of the Association of Canadian Archivists

Archivists have dealt with digitally-created records for over 35 years. During this time, the archival profession has made significant progress towards establishing bodies of knowledge and expertise in their management. This sector of the profession has evolved continually in response to changes in technology, society, mandates, and expectations. The time is right to reflect on and critically examine this evolution in theory and practice with an eye towards future professional obligations and possibilities.

Paris in American Literature

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Monday, September 13, 2010 - 12:18pm
Jeffrey Herlihy and Vamsi K. Koneru, Editors

Summary:

We invite submissions from new and established scholars for a volume on the role of Paris in American Literature. Original articles, theoretical pieces, linguistic analyses, and historical perspectives concerning any period, are welcome.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

Contexts:

History of Americans in Paris
Literary Life in France

Interpretations:

Expatriate Cultural Mimicry
Use of French Language by Americans in Paris
Imagining Americans: Parisian Responses to Artistic Exiles
Displacing Plymouth to Paris: Writing New Identity

Authors:

Picture this: postcards and letters beyond text - CFP deadline 13 November, 2010. Conference dates 24-26 March 2011.

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Monday, September 13, 2010 - 11:43am
University of Sussex

Picture this: postcards and letters beyond text
A conference at the University of Sussex, UK
March 24, 2011 – March 26, 2011

Our website, with our call for papers and submissions process, is now launched at http://www.postcards-letters.org.uk
We welcome creative and critical papers that range widely across the theme. All papers will be considered for publication - details to follow.

Confirmed speakers: Ann Dumas (Curator of The Real Van Gogh, Royal Academy); Professor Nicholas Royle (University of Sussex); Professor Marcus Wood (University of Sussex).

[UPDATE]NEMLA 2011 convention 7-10 April 2011 New Jersey Cinema and Demos

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Monday, September 13, 2010 - 10:26am
elif sendur/Binghamton University

From its very inception the relation between cinema and masses is somewhat a concern among any scholar who takes cinema seriously. Whereas Kracauer underlines cinema's performance in fulfilling mass desires, Benjamin inaugurates the birth of a new subject who is simultaneously a critique and an actor. For Balazs and Munsterberg, the control of the production of cinema and preventing the mis-distribution of its meaning are of primary importance. Hence, from the very first moments, cinema has been conceptualized as a pharmakon even though critics have not put it in those terms explicitly.

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