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The Opposites of Modernism, MSA 17, November 19-22, 2015

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 12:14pm
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Robert Baines, University of Evansville
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In keeping with the conference theme of revolution, this panel will consider one of the necessary preconditions for revolution: opposition. The idea of opposition is central to the concept of Modernism because Modernism is so often characterized as uniting antithetical notions. To offer only a few examples, Modernism is regularly described as being old and new, objective and subjective, timely and timeless, conservative and progressive, coherent and fragmented. This panel will explore the oppositions inherent in the notion of Modernism by examining Modernist works that represent and dramatize those oppositions. The depiction of the opposition may be carried out through character, narrative, image or allusion.

[UPDATE] Ctrl, Alt, Del, 3/27-28/15 (Deadline: January 30)

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 12:03pm
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Midwestern Conference on Literature, Language, and Media (MCLLM)
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The 23rd annual Midwestern Conference on Literature, Language, and Media (MCLLM) at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, IL is currently accepting proposals for 15-minute papers from individuals and panels. MCLLM welcomes proposals from a wide range of studies in the English and communication fields. Some possible topics for investigation may include: literature and poetry, creative writing, linguistics, written and visual rhetoric, journalism, narrative and documentary film, games/video games, television, radio, new and social media, and pedagogy in these fields.

Modernism's Child Conference - 20th April 2015

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 8:46am
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Sussex Centre for Modernist Studies, University of Sussex

Modernism's Child

One-Day Conference
April 20th 2015
Centre for Modernist Studies, University of Sussex

Keynote Speakers: Professor Douglas Mao (John Hopkins University) and Dr. Natalia Cecire (Sussex).

4th BAKEA Symposium 7-8-9 October 2015

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 6:40am
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4th BAKEA International Western Cultural and Literary Studies Symposium
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BAKEA Symposium is open to all participants from the fields of English Language and Literature, American Culture and Literature, French and German Language and Literary Studies, Comparative Literature, Translation Studies.

Biography and/as Experimental Fiction, 5 June

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 2:54am
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Goldsmiths University of London

This one-day conference deals with intersections of biography and/as experimental fiction in the 20th and 21st centuries. While for scientists an experiment is a common way of proving or disproving a hypothesis and thus of arriving at certainties, fiction writers have long been demonstrating that literary experiments tend to have the opposite effect: they open up alternative and multiple ways of reading and pose new epistemological challenges.

Narrative and the Novel/the Novel as Narrative

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 12:25am
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The University of New South Wales, Australia
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Keynote Speaker: John Frow, University of Sydney

A symposium hosted by the Centre for Modernism Studies in Australia

Saturday 16th of May, 2015

The novel as a distinct genre of prose emerged in the period of modernity. From the eighteenth century, marked by scholars as the period of the 'rise of the novel', to the late twentieth century, during which the trope of 'the death of the novel' gained cultural traction, the novel has sought to both draw upon and distinguish itself from other narrative genres, from history, biography, memoir, and travelogues, to film, television, and digital storytelling.

CFP: Debates in the Digital Humanities (2/2/15 and 4/3/15)

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Monday, January 19, 2015 - 9:01pm
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Matthew K. Gold
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We're excited to announce that Debates in the Digital Humanities, a book originally published in 2012 by the University of Minnesota Press in print and on an open-access interactive web platform ( http://dhdebates.gc.cuny.edu ), is now a book series from Minnesota. By identifying ideas and discussions as they emerge, and by providing a platform through which conversations can unfold and be preserved, the series will highlight key tensions that are shaping the field.

[UPDATE] CSUF Acacia Conference 2015 Submission Deadline Extended to February 21st 2015!

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Monday, January 19, 2015 - 8:29pm
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The Acacia Group, California State University, Fullerton

Conference Dates: Friday 13 March - Saturday 14 March 2015
Abstracts Due EXTENDED: Saturday 21 February 2015

The Acacia Group at Cal State University, Fullerton is currently accepting proposals for its 2015 Conference, [Ab]Normativity. The Acacia Group is an organization of English students and faculty members committed to developing student scholastic advancement while fostering a strong sense of academic community.

Christopher Isherwood Panel at Significations 4/24/15

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Monday, January 19, 2015 - 4:27pm
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CSULA English Graduate Student Association

CSULA's Significations graduate conference is looking for papers related to Christopher Isherwood's life, works, and/or his conceptions of Los Angeles. While the 2015 Significations theme is "Generation(s)" in all of its meanings, these papers need not deal directly with the concept of "generation" or "generations."

Please send an abstract, cover sheet that includes your contact information and school affiliation, and your paper (8-10 pages, double-spaced, MLA format) to significations15@gmail.com no later than Friday, 1/30/2015.

Comics Arts Conference at Comic-Con International 3/1

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Monday, January 19, 2015 - 2:35pm
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Comics Arts Conference

100 to 200 word abstracts for papers, presentations, panels, and poster sessions taking a critical or historical perspective on comics (juxtaposed images in sequence) are being accepted for a meeting of scholars and professionals at the San Diego Comic-Con International, July 9-12, 2015. We seek proposals from a broad range of disciplinary and theoretical perspectives and welcome the participation of academic and independent scholars. We also encourage the involvement of professionals from all areas of the comics industry, including creators, editors, publishers, retailers, distributors, and journalists.

Decolonizing Trauma Studies: Trauma and Postcolonialism - 15 May 2015

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Monday, January 19, 2015 - 1:08pm
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The University of Northampton School of the Arts, UK

This Symposium aims to explore the complex and contested relationship between Trauma Studies and postcolonial theory, focusing on the possibilities for creating a decolonized trauma theory that takes account of the suffering of minority groups and non-Western cultures, broadly defined as cultures beyond Western Europe and North America. Our symposium will build on the insights of, inter alia, Stef Craps's book, Postcolonial Witnessing, and will respond to his challenge to interrogate and move beyond a Eurocentric trauma paradigm.

Out of the Past and Into the Night: The Noir Vision of American Culture [UPDATE] - Submission Deadline Nov. 15, 2015

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Monday, January 19, 2015 - 12:41pm
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Humanities Education and Research Association (www.h-e-r-a.org)

Spring 2016 Issue of Interdisciplinary Humanities

Out of the Past and Into the Night: The Noir Vision in American Culture

Guest Editor: Doré Ripley, California State University, East Bay

When American movies made their way across the Atlantic after World War II, the French film critics couldn't help but notice their dark and brooding quality, dubbing them noir. Classic noir texts by authors like Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler featured characters that take on the big dark city as alienated, angst-ridden antiheroes.

CALL FOR PAPERS Written in the Water: The Image of the River in Latin/o American Literature. Submit Article by: April 30, 2015

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Monday, January 19, 2015 - 10:48am
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Elizabeth Rivero, U. S. Coast Guard Academy; Jeanie Murphy, Goucher College

The image of the river in Latin/o American literature has been multiple and varied. The slow, meandering streams of nostalgia, the raging currents of conflict or the stagnant waters of social decay are just a few of the ways in which the river has become a potent symbol and inspiration to many of the region's writers.

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