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Spectacular Language and Projected Verse (4 April; MSA Las Vegas, 18 October 2012)

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Wednesday, March 14, 2012 - 12:02am
Mike Chasar/Willamette University

Panel seeking papers on spectacular forms of language and poetry during the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries in American or European contexts. We are especially interested in work that addresses the intersection of language, literature, and technology in the public or entertainment spheres. How, for example, does the development of proto-cinematic projection devices, cinematic technology, and now digital technology affect the way we encounter and experience language? Are only commercial forms of language broadcast in illuminated fashion to the public, or have there been literary instances of such "projected verse," thus putting a spin on Charles Olson's phrase (or setting it reeling)?

Hegel and Modernism (MSA Las Vegas, 10.18)

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Tuesday, March 13, 2012 - 11:02am
Charles Altieri

Hegel and Modernism

This panel takes up a simple, but perhaps exacting question: What can the study of Hegel contribute to our understanding of modernism now?

Hegel and Modernism (MSA Las Vegas, 10.18)

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Tuesday, March 13, 2012 - 11:01am
Charles Altieri

Hegel and Modernism

This panel takes up a simple, but perhaps exacting question: What can the study of Hegel contribute to our understanding of modernism now?

[UPDATE] Animate Objects, Inanimate Bodies - EXTENDED DEADLINE TUESDAY 10th of APRIL 2012

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Tuesday, March 13, 2012 - 8:56am
King's College London

King's College London Annual Postgraduate Conference

What separates the human body from the objects around it? Are objects merely inanimate, inorganic things that are designed and used by human bodies? Is it solely the human body that is the physical site or limit of the self? Is there a divide between the human body and the object in the first place?

We are looking for papers which examine the interactions (or lack thereof) between bodies and objects in literature. These interactions could suggest an impenetrable divide between the human body and the object, could question where the body ends and the object begins, or could reveal how bodies and objects inform one another.

Multidisciplinary Special Issue on "Remembering the Civil War"

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Monday, March 12, 2012 - 8:09pm
Southern Cultures, the multidisciplinary quarterly from UNC's Center for the Study of the American South

Southern Cultures has just expanded our online archive of material on the Civil War and numerous other subject areas, which now includes twenty years of content. In addition, next year we will publish a new special issue, "Remembering the Civil War," for which we are now accepting submissions from scholars from all fields.

Over 60,000 people annually read Southern Cultures in print, online, and through eBooks, including scholars and students of American studies, literature, history, labor, African American Studies, religion, pop culture, sociology, women & gender, folklore, film, art, and many other subjects.

[update] Extended deadline: Celebrity Studies Inaugral Conference

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Monday, March 12, 2012 - 7:04am
James Bennett & Sean Redmond

Extended CFP: Deadline 26th March 2012

Dear all

We are delighted to announce a fantastic response to the call for papers for the inaugural celebrity studies journal conference: over 150 abstracts have been received from scholars across the world.

We are extending the deadline for a further 2 weeks to encourage submissions in the following areas:

· 'Celebrity now' - reflections on the field of celebrity studies

· Celebrity and the national – especially on Australian celebrity

· Indigenous celebrity

· Hollywood stardom

· Performance and celebrity

· Scandal/fame damage and celebrity

· Methodology and celebrity studies

[UPDATE] GRAMMA - Journal of Theory and Criticism

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Sunday, March 11, 2012 - 12:41pm
Karin Boklund-Lagopoulou and Alexandros Ph. Lagopoulos - Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

GRAMMA
Journal of Theory and Criticism

Semiotics as a Theory of Culture:
Deciphering the Meanings of Cultural Texts

Issue number 20, 2012

CFP: "Phantom Asian America" (journal special topic)

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Saturday, March 10, 2012 - 7:45pm
Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies, Department of English, National Taiwan Normal University

Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies
Vol. 39 No. 2 (September 2013)
Special Topic "Phantom Asian America"
Deadline for Submissions: January 31, 2013

Since its emergence in the late 1960s, Asian American studies has gained ground in the academy, and yet the term "Asian America" itself remains in doubt. Where is Asian America? Who are Asian Americans? What constitutes Asian American experience and who is qualified to speak for and about Asian Americans? Why does "Asian American" remain an appealing identity category despite its inherent vagueness?

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