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The Digital Futures of Marxism (SAMLA, November 2011)

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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

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

McDaniel College

and

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

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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)

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

Aligned with MMLA's 2011 Convention theme "Play...no, 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)

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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.

Uncertainty: Theory in the 21st Century

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Tuesday, May 10, 2011 - 10:12am
Royal Holloway, University of London

Uncertainty: Theory in the 21st Century
Royal Holloway Postgraduate Symposium
Saturday 11th June 2011
Centre for Creative Collaboration, 16 Acton Street, London, WC1X 9NG
Keynote speakers: Professor Martin McQuillan (Kingston) and Professor Mark Currie (QMUL)

'The most harrowing contemporary fears are born of existential uncertainty'
– Zygmunt Bauman

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