category: modernist studies

18th Annual Robinson Jeffers Association Conference, 25-27 May 2012, Asilomar Conference Grounds, Pacific Grove, CA

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Conference Theme: “Posthumous Reputation … the Only Kind Worth Considering”: Robinson Jeffers at 125.

Keynote Address, Christopher Cokinos, poet, science-and-nature writer.

Narratives Mediated: (dis)junctions 2012, April 13-14

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University of California, Riverside, graduate English department
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Narratives Mediated: (dis)junctions 2012
19th annual graduate student conference
University of California, Riverside
April 13-14th, 2012

Abstracts due: February 17th, 2012

"Antagonisms." Special issue of The Comparatist

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The Comparatist
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Call for Papers: Special Issue, The Comparatist

Transforming Objects, 28-29 May 2012, Northumbria University, UK

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Northumbria University
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Transforming Objects
28-29 May 2012

Sutherland Building, Northumbria University

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: Dr Sarah Haggarty (Newcastle) and Dr John Holmes (Reading)

Teaching War, Teaching Hemingway

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Alex Vernon / Hendrix College
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"Teaching War, Teaching Hemingway"

Multiplicities: Mapping Identity Through Literature

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Saint Louis University, Madrid Campus
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Multiplicities: Mapping Identity through Literature
Tenth Annual Graduate Student Conference
The Department of English and the Division of Languages and Literature

Sensualising Deformity: Communication and Construction of Monstrous Embodiment (Last Call)

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The University of Edinburgh
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Deformity is traditionally sanitised and fitted into a structure of normality. The academy tends to obscure the complexity of the sensuous/sensual/sensed body of the deformed subject, and of the questions, anxieties, and denials which surround deformity when it is located within a continuum of sense.

From freak exhibitions and fairs, medical examinations and discoveries to various portrayals in arts and literature, images of deformity (or monstrosity, used separately or interchangeably depending on context) have captivated us for centuries. The result is a significant body of critical and artistic works where these bodies are dissected, politicized, exhibited, objectified or even beatified. Nonetheless, there remains a gap, an unexplored, unspoken or neglected aspect of this complex field of study which needs further consideration.

Medical Economics in American Literature: Special Session, MLA 2013, January 3rd-6th 2013 in Boston

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Modern Language Association (MLA)
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Signaled in colonial portrayals of a New World rife with lush resources and intense mortal dangers to contemporary discourses surrounding public healthcare and its monetary costs/benefits---the countr

African Literature Special Session -- 66th Annual RMMLA Convention, Oct. 11-13, 2012; Boulder, CO

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Keli Rowley/Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
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For years, African writers such as Chinua Achebe, J. M.

SCMLA - Nov. 8-10, 2012 -Eudora Welty Society - Due March 30, 2012

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Eudora Welty Society - SCMLA
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In keeping with this year’s theme of “Death and Eros,” the Eudora Welty Society invites submissions which explore the complex relationship between love and death in the modern world in the works

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