category: modernist studies

Alternative Modernities: Rethinking the Arab-West Encounter Panel at the ACLA 2014, NY

full name / name of organization: 
Maya Kesrouany (American University of Sharjah), Andrew Ryder (University of Pittsburgh)
contact email: 
maya.kesrouany@gmail.com

According to the traditional narrative of the colonization of the Arab world, the European subjugation of different Arab states involved an obvious imposition of a similar but entirely unfamiliar illu

Special Interest Section: Oh, the Humanities!: Past, Present and Future Trends in the Discipline. March 6 2014, DUE DEC. 5 2013

full name / name of organization: 
Annual Graduate Interdisciplinary Conference
contact email: 
agic.concordia@gmail.com

AGIC PRESENTS A SPECIAL INTEREST SECTION:
Oh, the Humanities!: Past, Present and Future Trends in the Discipline.
DUE DECEMBER 5th, 2013

ACLA 2014 (NYU) Seminar - "Dictator Capital: Authoritarianism, Capitalism, and the Circulation of an Aesthetic"

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American Comparative Literature Association Annual Meeting - New York University March 2014
contact email: 
marmilla@olemiss.edu

In Gabriel García Márquez’s Autumn of the Patriarch (1975), a dictator sells the Caribbean Sea to the U.S.

Illustrating the Child and the Adolescence of Illustration (abstracts due: November 15)

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Illustration, Comics, and Animation Conference Dartmouth College February 28 – March 2, 2014
contact email: 
michael.chaney@dartmouth.edu

Illustrating the Child and the Adolescence of Illustration is a special-topics panel to be held at the 2nd Annual Illustration, Comics, and Animation Conference at Dartmouth College, February 28 – M

First Conference for the International Society for Heresy Studies - New York University, May 30-31 2014

full name / name of organization: 
International Society for Heresy Studies
contact email: 
Gregory Erickson (gtel@nyu.edu), Bernard Schweizer (schweizerb@yahoo.com)

The International Society for Heresy Studies announces a Call for Papers for its inaugural conference at New York University, May 30-31, 2014.

Undoing Health: States of Body and Mind

full name / name of organization: 
Indiana University Dept. of English Graduate Student Conference with keynote Dr. Rachel Adams
contact email: 
iugradconference@gmail.com

Indiana University Graduate Conference: “Undoing Health: States of Body and Mind” with Keynote Dr. Rachel Adams

Edited collection-Modernism and Vice

full name / name of organization: 
Modernism and Vice collection
contact email: 
modernismandvice@gmail.com

How did modernism intersect with vice?

[UPDATE] At the Edge of the Postmodern? American Poetry in the 1950s

full name / name of organization: 
The Charles Olson Society / ALA May 2013, Washington DC
contact email: 
grieveca@lvc.edu

Charles Olson uses the contested term "postmodern" in a letter to Robert Creeley in August 1951, and the 1950s may be taken as a pivotal or liminal decade in American poetics.

Energies: Through the Material, Theoretical & Textual

full name / name of organization: 
University of Southern California Association of English Graduate Students
contact email: 
uscaegs@gmail.com

ENERGIES: THROUGH THE MATERIAL, THEORETICAL & TEXTUAL

University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA

March 28-29, 2014

Deadline for proposals: December 15, 2013

Keynote Speakers: Fiction writer and essayist Roxane Gay (Eastern Illinois University) is most recently the author of An Untamed State (Atlantic/Grove), and Bad Feminist (Harper Perennial). Critical keynote TBA.

This conference will explore the many ways that systems of energy facilitate connection and exchange across borders and networks. As the world increasingly searches for new forms of sustainable and renewable power of all kinds, energies direct our lives on both macro and micro levels every day. In 2013, energy as an umbrella term relates not only to the technology that saturates our day-to-day existence — the forces that powers our cars, phones, computers — but also the invisible forces that connect us to each other, to nature, to the world around us and worlds beyond.

The idea of energy crosses disciplinary boundaries and historical periods, but holds a particular resonance for the questions engaged by the humanities. From the printing press to the camera to the Internet, technological and mechanical energy has long been integral to the way we communicate and create. Kinetic energy moves performing bodies across stages and screens; creative energy pushes the artist to new psychic spaces. Along with religion, art and literature have historically been primary catalysts for the exploration of the ways that vital emotional and spiritual energies surround and sustain — or destroy — us.

International Conference “Youth and/in Literature & Society” (Lisbon, 9-11 July, 2014)

full name / name of organization: 
CETAPS and CESNOVA, New University of Lisbon
contact email: 
youthconference2014@hotmail.com

Call for Papers

International Conference “Youth and/in Literature & Society”

Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities
New University of Lisbon

CESNOVA/CETAPS
Lisbon (Portugal)

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