category: modernist studies

"Literature in the First Year Seminar" roundtable session

full name / name of organization: 
Amanda Greenwell / NeMLA 2016 Hartford, CT (March 17-20)
contact email: 
greenwellamm@gmail.com

First Year Seminar courses provide a way for first year students to undertake the rigors of intellectual study in an environment supportive of the transition they undergo as they enter college.

Touching the Body in Pieces: Affective Ecologies of the Modern Body (NeMLA- March 2016, Hartford, CT)

full name / name of organization: 
Kara Watts and Molly Hall
contact email: 
molly_hall@my.uri.edu

From artist Hans Bellmer’s distorted dolls, to Rupert Brooke’s “dust” in a “corner of a foreign field,” to Virginia Woolf’s “orts, scraps, and fragments,” bodies – textual, phenome

452°F Journal: “Thinking about Affect in Culture and Art”

full name / name of organization: 
452°F Journal of Literary Theory and Comparative Literature
contact email: 
redaccion@452f.com

http://452f.com/index.php/en/convocatoria14

[UPDATE] Aquí y Ahora: TV and Film in Spain" (March 25-26, 2016, in Swarthmore College, PA)

full name / name of organization: 
Swarthmore College (PA, USA)
contact email: 
agrasve1@swarthmore.edu

Aquí y ahora: TV and Film Production in Contemporary Spain: International Conference
Swarthmore College, Bryn Mawr College, Haverford College
March 25–26, 2016

"Strange Bedfellows" (dis)junctions UC Riverside Graduate Conference 2015 -- Nov. 2-3, 2015; abstracts due July 30th [UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
(dis)junctions Graduate Conference / University of California, Riverside
contact email: 
disjunctions2015@gmail.com

“Misery acquaints a man with strange bedfellows.”-Shakespeare’s The Tempest (2.2)

[UPDATE] DEADLINE EXTENDED - Ireland: Memory and Monument (ACIS-West), Proposals due July 15

full name / name of organization: 
American Conference for Irish Studies, Western Region
contact email: 
aciswest2015@gmail.com

The 31st Annual Meeting
 of the
 American Conference for Irish Studies Western Regional

"Ireland: Memory and Monument"

Rapid City, South Dakota
October 16-18, 2015

Call for Publications - Verge: Studies in Global Asias (Special Issue: Asian Empires & Imperialism), due Aug 1

full name / name of organization: 
Verge: Studies in Global Asias
contact email: 
verge@psu.edu

Verge: Studies in Global Asias is a new journal that includes scholarship from scholars in both Asian and Asian American Studies.

The Modernist Muse: Visual Culture and E.E. Cummings' Aesthetics (9/10/15; Louisville, 2/18-20/16)

full name / name of organization: 
E.E. Cummings Society
contact email: 
gch7u@uvawise.edu

The E. E.

[UPDATE] Deadline Extended: Audiovisualtopia: A Conference on the Contemporary Screen scene

full name / name of organization: 
Brian Goss, Saint Louis University, Madrid Campus, Communications Dept.
contact email: 
screen_studies@yahoo.com

One hundred twenty years after the Lumiere Brothers’ Arrival of a Train at Ciotat Station / L’arrivée d’un train en gare de La Ciotat and about 60 years after the insinuation of television...in

Gendered Madness: Literary Representations of Othered Gender Expressions--NeMLA 2016--abstracts due September 30, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
Nicole Lowman, SUNY University at Buffalo
contact email: 
nllowman@buffalo.edu

Panel Description
Each culture has its own conception of gender, and those conceptions are often intertwined with ideas about appropriate sexuality. Whenever there are norms, there are always already opportunities for both exclusion and subversion. Those who have been othered and, by extension, excluded may either be perceived as mad because they lack normative gendered traits or can experience psychic trauma, which can drive them to madness. In either case, gender non-conformists are often viewed as crazy. Conversely, subversion can be a powerful force for those who have been deemed other to exert their agency and the validity of their othered identities. Though gender ideology evolves over time and across cultures, there are always those that fall outside what is considered normal. Some embrace those othered identities while some cannot cope with their own uniqueness.

Papers in this panel explore the normative gender constructs of their respective texts and the characters whose traits lie outside said norms. By exploring the perceived or actual madness of characters who express othered gender traits, these papers describe the ways in which literature, across nations and across periods, critiques ideologies of normative gender.

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