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Memory Economies

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Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 5:09pm
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MLA 2015, Vancouver (January 8-11)

What is the relationship between memory and multiple economies: cultural, social, somatic, transnational, capitalist, environmental? The OED defines "economy" as "the way in which something is managed; the management of resources." This seminar is interested in the way memories are managed in a cultural, socio-political, and economic sense. It seeks to explore how and for whom memory constitutes a resource that exists in, as well as independently of various economies and what this means for individuals, societies, and global or transnational communities.

Special Session: George Eliot, PAMLA 2014

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Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 4:48pm
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Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
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Paper proposals are currently being accepted for a special session on George Eliot. This panel will explore the complex ideas and themes throughout Eliot's work. Contributors are encouraged to submit work that examines the many facets of Eliot's output, as she engaged the historical, literary, philosophical, and cultural trends of her day.

The annual conference for the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association will be held on October 31-November 2, 2014 at the Riverside Convention Center in Riverside, California.

CFP: Modernism and Climate Change (MSA 16) Deadline April 25, 2014.

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Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 3:23pm
full name / name of organization: 
John McIntyre
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This is a CFP for the upcoming MSA 16 conference in Pittsburgh for a panel called "Modernism and Climate Change." This panel will examine modernist representations of climate and climatic events, particularly as they explore both the individual's relationship to climate and the ways in which climatic events are understood, represented, and responded to across modernist literature and culture. Paper proposals are welcome that address any of the following issues: how are the climate and climatic events and effects—such as heat waves, floods, droughts, and extreme meteorological events-- represented in specific modernist texts? How do individuals respond to and understand such events? How are modernist subjects implicated in and shaped by climate?

[UPDATE] The Science Fiction New Wave At Fifty - CFP Extended

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Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 3:14pm
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University of East Anglia
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UPDATE: Call For Papers Extended | Keynote Confirmed

THE SCIENCE FICTION "NEW WAVE" AT FIFTY

Keynote: Professor Rob Latham (UC, Riverside): Senior Editor, Science Fiction Studies; editorial board member, The Journal of Science Fiction Film and Television and The Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts.

University of East Anglia 31 May—1 June, 2014

Conference Organisers: Dr Mark P. Williams | Dr Jacob Huntley | Dr Matthew Taunton

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"Immigration and Comics": MLA, Vancouver (January 8-11, 2015)

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Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 3:12pm
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Jointly sponsored by MLA Division on European Literary Relations and the MLA Discussion Group on Comics and Graphic Narratives

Recently, the Cité Nationale de l'Histoire de l'Immigration in Paris staged an exhibition "Albums-Bande dessinée et immigration: 1913-2013" (October 16, 2013 – April 27, 2014) which brought together comics sketches and magazines from 1913 to the present that depict the immigrant experience and how immigrants on the fringes of society are attracted to the comics medium. According to the exhibit's Curator Hélène Bouillon, "every comic about immigration is a story about an individual, and every comic about this theme wants to show… a story about humanity…a universal story." In fact, from Richard F.

"Modernist Studies and the 'Angloworld': Confluence or Division?" MSA 16, Pittsburgh, PA, November 6-9, 2014

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Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 3:00pm
full name / name of organization: 
Maxwell Uphaus, Columbia University
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Historical debate about the "British world" has recently been galvanized by James Belich's ambitious Replenishing the Earth: The Settler Revolution and the Rise of the Angloworld, 1783-1939 (2009). For Belich, the "Angloworld" is the decentralized but interconnected unit formed by Great Britain; its settler colonies in Canada, South Africa, and Australasia; and the United States. He argues that US and British expansion in the long nineteenth century share a common history as parts of a general "Anglo divergence," a massive surge in Anglophone settlement that far surpassed that of other Europeans.

Modernist Studies Association Conference, 6-9 November 2014; "Modernity, Contingency, Community" panel

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Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 2:38pm
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Steph Brown/University of Arizona; Thomas Claviez/University of Bern
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The Confluence and Division website poses the question "How can modernist practices, aesthetics, and formations be situated within or in relation to modernity's energies, imagined as layers, structures, and figures of confluence and division?" We suggest that modernist representations of contingency afford unique ways of situating these energies in a variety of aesthetic, political, and philosophical contexts. Our panel proposes to examine texts, artifacts, and modernist contexts in which communities are constructed in relation to, and make productive use of, a phenomenon that has been identified as one of the key characteristics of modernity: that of contingency.

Cultural Perspectives of The Great War: Arts, Media, and Memory

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Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 2:18pm
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Farmingdale State College (SUNY)/ The Institute for Applied Humanities
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To commemorate the centenary of the outbreak of World War I, The Institute for Applied Humanities at Farmingdale State College (State University of New York) is hosting a multidisciplinary, multimedia, one-day conference on "Cultural Perspectives of The Great War: Arts, Media, and Memory." The conference welcomes presentations that focus on the cultural dimensions and legacies of the Great War in literature, film, history, art, music, and public art (memorials).

American Literature after 1900 panel - 2014 RMMLA

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Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 12:59pm
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Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association (RMMLA)

American Literature after 1900

We welcome paper proposals on a wide variety of topics spanning the 20th and 21st centuries, including but certainly not limited to:

American Modernism
American Realism, Naturalism
Regionalism
Southern Gothic
Women's Studies
LGBTQ Studies
Marxism
Psychoanalytic Theory
Minority Literatures
Postmodernism
American Capitalism
Violence and Trauma Studies
Novel Studies
Poetry Studies
Short Fiction Studies

Procrastination: Cultural Explorations, 2 July 2014

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Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 9:14am
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Danielle Yardy, University of Oxford

PROCRASTINATION: CULTURAL EXPLORATIONS
A One-Day Interdisciplinary Conference
at the University of Oxford
Wednesday 2nd July 2014

What do St. Augustine, Kafka, Samuel Johnson, William James, Susan Sontag, Douglas Adams, Hitler, and Hamlet all have in common? Procrastination. If it isn't 'the quintessential modern problem' (New Yorker), it is certainly familiar to all who have picked up a pen, both within and outside academia.

Cliché - Issue 18, FORUM Postgraduate Journal of Culture & the Arts. 20 March 2014

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Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 6:32am
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FORUM: University of Edinburgh Postgraduate Journal of Culture & the Arts
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FORUM JOURNAL ISSUE 18: CLICHÉ

As writers and academics we fear having our work criticised as cliché; yet, we continue to repeat and overwork certain ideas to the brink. If we are to believe Marshall McLuhan, "it is the worn out cliché that reveals the creative or archetypal processes in language as in all other processes and artifacts" (Cliché to Archetype 127). The pursuit of newness requires us to label precursors as old and eventually worn out, thereby rendering them cliché. At the same time, a phrase, symbol, or trope would not be used to the point of cliché if it did not continue to strike a chord with so many artists or thinkers. Clichés are cultural relics reread and relocated as benchmarks for new art and interpretation.

Call for Paper - Economics, Commerce and Management - March issue

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Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 4:14am
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International journal of Economics, Commerce and Management, United Kingdom
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International Journal of Economics, Commerce and Management (IJECM; ISSN 2348-0386; http://ijecm.co.uk/) is a peer reviewed monthly journal, with a strong Editorial Board and a tested rapid review system.

IJECM is inviting research papers/ reviews/ conceptual papers for March issue (Vol. 2, Issue 3; releasing on 20th Feb). Authors may email articles to editor@ijecm.co.uk
For detailed authors' guidelines visit http://ijecm.co.uk/for-authors/

MLA Special Session: Africa, Memory, Circulation

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Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 12:25am
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MLA African Literatures Division
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MLA Special Session: Africa, Memory, Circulation

For a special session on the presidential theme of the 2015 MLA, I am seeking papers that examine sites, theories, and representations of memory in African literatures and film. How have Africanists responded to memory studies? Or, how/when do African literatures/films or African contexts appear in memory studies?

Please 300-word abstracts and 1-page CV to Taiwo Adetunji Osinubi
by 15 March 2014.

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