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NEMLA Queer Counterpublics: deadline 9/30/2010

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Friday, May 28, 2010 - 11:26am
Grace Sikorski

Call for Papers

Queer Counter Public

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

This panel welcomes papers on queer counterpublics including LGBTQ, drag, bdsm, fetish, butch/femme, polyamory, etc., in literature, film, and culture; the subversion of the hegemonic order of sex, sexuality, gender, desire, and bodies; alternative discursive, symbolic, imaginary, or literal locations for queer behaviors, bodies, and identities; and the role of consumer culture in the production of queer counterpublics. Submit to gsikorski@aacc.edu

Understading Avatar: A Movie Made for the Masses -- NeMLA Convention -- 7-10 April 2011 -- New Brunswick, New Jersey [UPDATE]

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Thursday, May 27, 2010 - 2:54pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

Sven Birkerts identifies language erosion as one of the morbid symptoms of the electronic age: "Syntactical masonry is already a dying art; simple linguistic pre-fab is the norm. Ambiguity, paradox, irony, subtlety, and wit – fast disappearing. In their place, the simple 'vision thing.'" The popularity of James Cameron's Avatar may prove the worldwide spread of this morbid symptom.

[UPDATE] Histories Created Through Film at San Francisco State University Oct. 20-22, 2010

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Thursday, May 27, 2010 - 1:45pm
San Francisco State University Cinema Studies Graduate Student Association

The San Francisco State University 12th Annual International Film Conference

This conference seeks to explore the role of cinema in reflecting and contributing to concepts of historical events, identity politics, cultures, cults and celebrity.

Histories, as narratives of both personal and public events, identities and societies, are created, recreated, and deconstructed in film. This conference will explore how cinematic depictions of histories differ from that of other media and how cinema's depiction influences both society and other media. The relation between cinema and histories invites investigation from numerous perspectives, including but not limited to:

The New Creative Writing: Bringing Forward a New Era of Instruction

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Thursday, May 27, 2010 - 11:31am
Principal editors: Dianne Donnelly, Patrick Bizzaro, Gary Hawkins

The status of genre writing has been redefined for us in the work of Gunther Kress. Kress reminds us that writing involves more than the alphabetic notion that we write poems, stories, plays and essays. In fact, communication is large, contains multitudes, to paraphrase Whitman; it involves visual and aural elements as well as traditional writing. As a result, even those of us who have not technologized our classes have felt the need to revise our courses (and our assignments) accordingly to include more and more of what our students bring with them as prior knowledge and experience to our classes. There is new teaching to be done, and we must bring forward a new era of instruction in creative writing.

Dickens in 2012: Preparing for Boz's Bicentennial

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Thursday, May 27, 2010 - 11:10am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

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

"The record of bitter moments": Prison Writing as a Genre, NeMLA convention, April 7-10, 2011

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Thursday, May 27, 2010 - 9:42am
Kristina Lucenko, Stony Brook University

From John Milton to Aphra Behn to Oscar Wilde to Angela Y. Davis, a striking number of writers have experienced some sort of imprisonment. This panel seeks papers on the role of prisons in textual and literary creation. Some of the questions we wish to address include: What are the various prison experiences across time periods--the gaol, the bridewell, the convent, the workhouse-prison, the psychiatric hospital--and how does each serve as a site of cultural production? How does the prison intersect with issues of gender, class, and nation? How does prison writing fit with other generic forms? Which genres of writing emerged from imprisonment? How do writers figure their incarceration--as periods of dispossession, withdrawal, renewal, or triumph?

[UPDATE] GLITS Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Research Conference: PARADOX (REGISTRATION is open; conference 26 June 2010

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Thursday, May 27, 2010 - 5:08am
Goldsmiths College, University of London

Registration for the GLITS Goldsmiths Literature Seminar Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Research Conference, is open. Admission is free.

The second annual conference is to be held at Goldsmiths College in London, UK, Saturday 26 June 2010. The keynote speaker is Christopher Norris.

The focus of the event this year is paradox, the strange territory between reason and intuition, involving the simultaneous processes of grasping and letting go of the doxa.

"RAVENNA" 3 is ONLINE

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Thursday, May 27, 2010 - 2:25am
http://www.oscholars.com/Ravenna/Ravenna3/toc.htm

I am pleased to announce the publication of the third volume of "Ravenna", an online interdisciplinary journal devoted to the relationship between nineteenth-century Britain and Italy. "Ravenna" is edited by Elisa Bizzotto and Luca Caddia and published by Steven Halliwell at The Rivendale Press as one of THE OSCHOLARS group of fin de siècle journals under the general editorship of David Charles Rose.

http://www.oscholars.com/Ravenna/Ravenna3/toc.htm

This issue includes the following articles:

- Fabio Camilletti, "Veils. A Reading of Dante Gabriel Rossetti's 'St. Agnes of Intercession'";

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