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The Other Senses of Modernism (MSA 14)

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Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 7:31pm
Yaron Aronowicz/ Princeton University

This CFP is for MSA 14

While there has been increasing attention to the senses more generally and to the 'lower' senses of smell, taste, and touch in recent years, it is pretty clear that most scholarship on modernism that focuses on sensation is visually (and to a lesser extent aurally) oriented. Attention to the visual in modernist scholarship has allowed us to ask important questions about surface and glamour, affect and image, the urban landscape and the commodity, race and sexuality. But our largely visual version of modernism has also, perhaps, not allowed us to conceptualize and encounter the other senses of modernism.

Architecture, Space, and Literature (PAMLA, Oct. 31—Nov. 2, 2014 in Riverside, CA)

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Saturday, April 19, 2014 - 5:47am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Literary Association

Most literary works take place within the context of some sort of constructed space, e.g. a house, an office, a transit node, a place of worship, a place of performance. The constraints and opportunities of such a setting often contribute to our understanding of characters, actions and ideas. Architecture also provides a rich system of tropes by which readers and writers can define important elements of text either literally or figuratively.

SHORT FUSE, An Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference - OCTOBER 10, 2014

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Friday, April 18, 2014 - 10:49pm
University of Pittsburgh, Department of French and Italian

From the quarrel of the Ancients and the Moderns to Julien Gracq's La littérature à l'estomac; from Zola's J'accuse...! to Celine's pamphlets, from Marinetti's Parole in libertà to Dario Fo's political farces, anger has often been a creative force; art, a forum for indignation. Yet, the point of origin of short-fused productions can be many: artistic disagreements, social debates, and political views are only three examples of what explosive literature and art can bring to light.

Possible themes and topics include but are not limited
to:

Essays on Contemporary Poetry and Poetics - by June 27, 2014

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Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 11:14pm
Hartskill Review

Hartskill Review seeks essays on contemporary poetry and poetics. "Contemporary" is broadly conceived as anything after 1950. For essays about a poet or group of poets, a slight preference is given to American poets.

The primary purpose of Hartskill Review is to publish contemporary poetry. Essays, therefore, are meant for a general literary audience. Ideas should be sharp, challenging, and meaningful, but not plagued by jargon or willful obscurity. Submissions are reviewed and selected by the editor and are not peer reviewed externally.

The submission deadline for the next issue is June 27, 2014.

Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association (MAPACA) -- 25th Annual Conference – Baltimore, MD – Nov. 6-8, 2014

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Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 3:18pm
Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association

Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association (MAPACA)
25th Annual Conference
November 6-8, 2014
Baltimore, MD - Lord Baltimore Hotel

Call for papers:
Proposals are welcome on all aspects of popular and American culture for inclusion in the 2014 Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association conference in Baltimore, MD. Single papers, panels, roundtables, and alternative formats are welcome.

Proposals should take the form of 300-word abstracts, and may only be submitted to one appropriate area. The deadline for submission is Saturday, June 14, 2014.

21st-Century Moore - Conference on the Work of Marianne Moore, March 19-22, 2015

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Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 9:42am
University of Houston

In March 2015 the University of Houston will host the first meeting in a decade to focus on the writings of the major Modernist poet Marianne Moore. Scholars, poets, and artists will convene to discuss, debate, and celebrate Moore's work, laying the groundwork for the future of Moore studies.

In light of the past decade's work on Moore, including variorum and facsimile editions of her early and middle-period work and a ground-breaking new biography by Linda Leavell, the conference will examine Moore's place in the twenty-first century's understanding of Modernism.

9th Global Conference: The Erotic (November, 2014: Prague, Czech Republic)

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Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 9:21am
Dr Rob Fisher, Inter-disciplinary.Net

9th Global Conference: The Erotic

Tuesday 4th November – Thursday 6th November 2014
Prague, Czech Republic

Call for Presentations

Mapping the field of the erotic is a complex and frustrating endeavour; as something which permeates lived experience, interpersonal relationships, intellectual reflection, aesthetic tastes and sensibilities, the erotic is clearly multi-layered and requires a plethora of approaches, insights and perspectives if we are to better to understand, appreciate and define it.

Myth-Making Across Boundaries (22-24 October 2014: Literature and Cultural Studies Conference, Ege University, Izmir/Turkey)

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Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 9:04am
European Languages and Cultures Research and Application Centre

Every culture has its conception, interpretation, dissemination and reformulation of myths on a grand spectrum from oral and written narratives to aural and visual arts. Furthermore, myths from different cultures have similar formation mechanisms no matter how diverse social processes cultures might have undergone. The underlying motivation behind the similarity of myths, even myth-making processes, might be considered as deriving from various aspects and layers of cultural memory. Myths as one of the basic building blocks of culture are continuously rewoven into the fabric of memory.
Subjects for discussion may include, but are not limited to:
• Comparative creation myths
• Ancient myths and/vs. modern myths

5th Global Conference: Making Sense of: Suffering (November, 2014:Prague, Czech Republic)

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Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 8:35am
Dr Rob Fisher, Inter-disciplinary.Net

5th Global Conference: Making Sense of: Suffering

Tuesday 4th November – Thursday 6th November 2014
Prague, Czech Republic

Call for Presentations:

This inter- and multi-disciplinary conference seeks to explore if, or to what extent, meaning can be found in suffering. During the course of living our lives, we are invariably forced to stop and question why we suffer – be it through illness, pain, loss, grief or the multitude of distressing circumstances which we encounter. Problems arise in a variety of contexts and due to a bewildering variety of conditions. And because our lives are constant streams of experience, the nature of suffering and consequently the "meaning" of such suffering continually varies and changes.

IN MY BODY: NATIONAL UNDERGRADUATE CONFERENCE ON BODY IMAGE OCTOBER 22-23, 2014

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014 - 10:24pm
Cabrini College - Dr. Michelle Filling-Brown

The Cabrini College Department of English and Women's Studies Program invites undergraduate students and faculty to consider questions about what and who defines body image, as well as the significance of body image theoretically and historically understood.

The human body is both a site of resistance and conformity for constructed societal standards of beauty. Some believe beauty is stable and can be physically measured, while others consider beauty to be fluctuating manifestation of a cultural ideal.

Possible topics could address, but are not limited to, the following areas:

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