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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.

Uncertainty: Theory in the 21st Century

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