This collection analyzes television programs of the 21st century that contain experiments with narrative time. Although the television shows of the past decade are as diverse and plentiful as that of any previous time period, there seem to be some commonalities between the programs currently creating the most engaged fan communities – the ones that have become quick cult draws or instant hits.
As early as 1969, George Steiner 's essay "Extraterritorial" challenged Nabokov scholars to define how subcurrents of Nabokov's Russian affect his English: "We need really detailed study of the quality and degree of pressure which Russian puts on Nabokov's Anglo-American. How often are his English sentences "metatranslations" of Russian? To what extent do Russian semantic associations initiate the images and contour of the English phrase?"
Northeast Modern Language Association
2011 Annual Convention
New Brunswick, NJ April 7-10
CALL FOR WOMEN'S & GENDER STUDIES SESSION PROPOSALS
Convenient by train to Newark Airport and New York City, Rutgers University is welcoming NeMLA to this beautiful university town. NeMLA's annual convention features more than 350 sessions, representing all subject areas of the modern languages and literatures, covering a broad spectrum of scholarship and advancing innovative approaches to teaching.
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New Modernist Performance Studies
Glenn Odom and Julia A. Walker, editors
Conceptualizing "European literature"
We are inviting essay proposals for a volume to be published in a new series by the Coordinating Committee of the International Comparative Literature Association. Given the series' emphasis on "problems in contemporary literary studies," we are pursuing a wide variety of models for conceptualizing "European literature." The volume will be edited by Professor Vivian Liska (University of Antwerp) and Professor Thomas Nolden (Wellesley College / M.I.T.).
Acousticity: A Symposium on Sound, Space, and Practice
Call for Papers
International Vocal Arts Workshop, Jeunesses Musicales Croatia
June 13, 2010: Grožnjan, Croatia
Submit abstracts of 300 words or less to email@example.com, by May 3, 2010.
"There is no such thing as an empty space, or an empty time. There is always something to see, something to hear." (John Cage, "Experimental Music")
See World-Weary.com for additional submission details and don't hesitate to e-mail with any questions.
This is first and foremost a journal of places. People now travel more than ever, yet there is a dearth of intelligent, thoughtful, long-form writing about the spaces in which people live, work, and visit. Though humans have explored most of this planet, these feats are meaningless unless we are able to create in-depth reflections on our experiences.
Non-fiction literature about people and places will form the majority of the World-Weary's content, but essays, histories, fiction, interviews, satire, investigations, and other forms of written expression will also be featured.
European Journal of English Studies, Vol. 16
Guest Editors: Evgenia Sifaki & Angeliki Spiropoulou.
Since Richard von Krafft-Ebing's first clinical naming of "masochism" as a perversion located in men in 1890, masochisms and masochists have been approached through a variety of lenses: scientific, sexological, artistic, literary, psychiatric, and dramatic. Importantly, the most prolific period regarding the circulation of ideas and theories about masochism is the same period that produced the modernist text.
Edited Collection: Lost and Othered Children in Contemporary Cinema
Call for contributions to Starlight and Shadows: Images of Lost and Othered Children in Contemporary Cinema. [tentative title]
Seeking original articles for an edited collection about lost and "Othered" children in contemporary cinema (from 1980 to the present). In contrast to traditional portraits of sweetness and light, there is a large body of cinematic works that provide a counter note of darkness to the more common notion of the innocent and pure child. These films depict childhood has as a site of knowingness, despair, sexuality, death, and even madness. Starlight and Shadows explores this filmic imagining of the dark side of childhood.