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Modernism, Intimacy and Emotion (AMSN Symposium; 6-7th February 2012)

Wednesday, May 11, 2011 - 9:38pm
Australian Modernist Studies Network

Modernism, Intimacy and Emotion

Hosted by the Writing and Society Research Group and the
School of Humanities and Languages, University of Western Sydney

Date: 6th – 7th February 2012
Venue: Grace Hotel, Sydney

Confirmed keynote: Professor Gail Jones (Writing and Society, University of Western Sydney); other keynote speakers to be advised.
Abstracts due: 15 August 2011

[UPDATE] The AnaChronisT journal: All topics (5/31/2011)

Wednesday, May 11, 2011 - 4:28pm
The AnaChronisT

The AnaChronisT 15 (2011) invites research papers, interviews, and book reviews on literatures in English for its next issue, to be published in Winter 2011/2. Papers are to be sent to The AnaChronisT (Department of English Studies, Eötvös Loránd University, H–1088 Budapest, Rákóczi út 5.) by Tuesday, 26 April 2011.

The AnaChronisT welcomes submissions by graduate and doctoral students as well as academics. The requirements of application are as follows:

- one hard copy of the essay sent to the above address;

The Digital Futures of Marxism (SAMLA, November 2011)

Wednesday, May 11, 2011 - 3:49pm
Walter Kalaidjian

This panel will consider the force of digitization and new social media on Marxist theory and practice as well as, conversely, the force of Marxism on digital media theory and practice. What are the challenges, opportunities, and limits of the new social media in transforming the revolutionary subjects and sites of recent social movements, emergent multitudes, and virtual communities that gather strength from and part company with Marxism? How do digital archives, digital scholarship, and digital aesthetic practices in the age of hyper-capitalism advance and constrain the promise of a Marxist future to come?

[UPDATE] Popular Romance in the New Millennium: November 10-11, 2011

Wednesday, May 11, 2011 - 3:07pm
Dr. Pamela Regis

McDaniel College


The Nora Roberts Foundation

are proud to sponsor

Popular Romance in the New Millennium

An International Conference

November 10-11, 2011
Westminster, Maryland*

Deadline for proposals: June 1, 2011

Keynote address: Professor Mary Bly/NYT Bestseller Eloisa James

The popular romance has come of age.

Almost four decades ago, with the publication of The Flame and the Flower, the boom in North American romance publication began. Three decades ago major critical work on the popular romance began to appear.

"Faulkner at West Point: The Writer in Public" - United States Military Academy, April 19-21, 2012

Wednesday, May 11, 2011 - 1:12pm
United States Military Academy Department of English and Philosophy

Faulkner at West Point: The Writer in Public
West Point, New York
April 19-21, 2012

In celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of William Faulkner's historic visit to the United States Military Academy at West Point, where he made one of his last public appearances, the USMA Department of English and Philosophy hosts its second-ever William Faulkner conference. We invite proposals for twenty-minute panel papers, for organized panels, and for roundtable sessions or discussions.

Reading as Interplay--Special Session Panel at MMLA (Abstracts due: June 3, 2011)

Wednesday, May 11, 2011 - 1:03pm
Kristina Banister Quynn

Aligned with MMLA's 2011 Convention theme ", Seriously," this panel is interested in the ways performative or experimental criticism can meet the challenges of reading innovative literary texts. We are particularly interested in the interplay between critical reading and writing on self-reflexive and minor texts that resist normative critical practices.

Violent Masculinities in Early Modern Literature and Culture--Edited Collection (Abstracts due 6/20/2011)

Tuesday, May 10, 2011 - 2:46pm
Catherine Thomas and Jennifer Feather

How does understanding violence and masculinity as interrelated illuminate intersections between religious, national, sexual, ranked, or racial identities? Excellent scholarship in gender studies over the past several decades has emphasized the extent to which masculinity has been an under-examined norm and stressed the many forms masculinity takes in the early modern period. This collection builds on those efforts by interrogating how masculinity and violence are specifically linked and by considering the ways multiple identity categories simultaneously influence constructions of masculinity.