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Cultures of Postnationalism

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Tuesday, March 1, 2011 - 1:31am
MLA

While national foundational romances and nationalist rhetoric are not over, a lasting legacy of postmodernity might be a widespread defiance of the grand-narratives of nation. This panel seeks to address the role played by cultural production in dismantling, challenging, mocking, satirizing, or parodying national myths, historical national epics and their sacred museums. What is the role of literary or filmic production in promoting critical approaches to narratives of nation? How does this growing corpus challenge the notion of national culture(s) or national literature(s)? Are particular national cultures more prone than others to this kind of postnationalist production? Why?

CFP MLA Seattle 2012 - Photo(bio)graphies: Collaborative Intersections between Text and Image (abstract due March 20th)

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Monday, February 28, 2011 - 11:10pm
Angeles Donoso Macaya / Washington University in Saint Louis

Special Session: Photo(bio)graphies: Collaborative Intersections between Text and Image
Seeking papers exploring approaches to the collaborative use of photography and text in processes of self-fashioning from across the globe, 20th-21st centuries. Please send 300 word abstract (in English) and short bio by 20 March 2011 to Angeles Donoso Macaya (angelesdonoso@go.wustl.edu).

RMMLA 2011: Writing Trauma Survival: Learning from violence and its after effects in literature

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Monday, February 28, 2011 - 5:58pm
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association, 2011

This session will focus on what we can learn about trauma, resiliency and the operations of social violence in literary texts (broadly defined), written by authors who self-identify as women, since 1960. There is considerable evidence, both in the cultural record and in terms of measurable social effects, to demonstrate that ideological, socio-cultural and systemic forms of violence work together to reinforce intersectional gender discipline. This session, therefore, invites scholars exploring the complex issues inherent in gender-based acts of violence and their aftermath to engage with models of human fragility and capacities for resiliency and repair, as presented through selected texts.

Writing Trauma Survival: Learning from violence and its after effects in literature

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Monday, February 28, 2011 - 5:30pm
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association

This session will focus on what we can learn about trauma, resiliency and the operations of social violence in literary texts (broadly defined), written by authors who self-identify as women, since 1960. There is considerable evidence, both in the cultural record and in terms of measurable social effects, to demonstrate that ideological, socio-cultural and systemic forms of violence work together to reinforce intersectional gender discipline. This session, therefore, invites scholars exploring the complex issues inherent in gender-based acts of violence and their aftermath to engage with models of human fragility and capacities for resiliency and repair, as presented through selected texts.

The Sound of Silence

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Monday, February 28, 2011 - 3:30pm
Babilónia – Revista Lusófona de Línguas, Culturas e Tradução

Babilónia – Revista Lusófona de Línguas, Culturas e Tradução is a journal publication by the School of Communication, Arts and Information Technologies (ECATI) at Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias (ULHT). It is linked to the 1st cycle study program in Translation and Creative Writing and the postgraduate course in Translation and Intercultural Communication at ULHT. It is also affiliated to the 1st cycle program in Languages and Translation at the Universidade Lusófona do Porto (ULP).

Nineteenth-Century American Literatue and Popular Culture

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Monday, February 28, 2011 - 3:06pm
MPCA/MACA - October 14-16, 2011 - Milwaukee, Wisconsin

The MPCA/ACA is seeking paper proposals that address any aspect of 19th century American popular culture. We are especially interested in papers that focus on literature and/or culture from a specific critical perspective; however, no particular approach is required. Possible topics include (but are not limited to):

- Literature
- Book History/Print Cultures
- Dime novels
- Politics
- Sports
- Religion
- Westward expansion
- Native Americans
- Women in popular culture
- Entertainment
- The Gothic

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