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Public Intellectuals and Media (MLA; 3/20/11)

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Tuesday, March 1, 2011 - 11:24am
MLA guaranteed session/Division on Nonfiction Prose

How do media shape possibilities for public intellectualism in the age of the digital, the social network, the newspaper of record, the pamphlet, the broadside? Papers on any era or nonfiction genre welcome.

This session is sponsored by the MLA Division on Nonfiction Prose, Excluding Biography and Autobiography. Send brief bios and abstracts to Susan Lurie (lurie@rice.edu) and Brian Norman (bjnorman@loyola.edu) by March 20, 2011.

North West Renaissance Drama Colloquium 23rd June 2011

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Tuesday, March 1, 2011 - 8:47am
James Smith

Proposals are invited for papers to be delivered at the first North West Renaissance Drama Colloquium. The event will bring together researchers and students from all institutions and at all career stages for a day of papers and discussion. A short list of plays being spoken on will be circulated in advance of the event and all delegates will be encouraged to come prepared to share ideas on interpretation and teaching. The venue in Manchester is to be confirmed.

A keynote lecture will be given by Professor Nicholas Royle (Sussex), author of The Uncanny, How to Read Shakespeare, After Derrida and a novel, Quilt.

[URGENT UPDATE] KATHERINE MANSFIELD SOCIETY ESSAY PRIZE 2011: CHANGE OF EMAIL ADDRESS

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Tuesday, March 1, 2011 - 6:49am
KATHERINE MANSFIELD SOCIETY

PLEASE RESEND ALL ESSAY SUBMISSIONS TO THIS NEW EMAIL ADDRESS BY 6 MARCH 2011: kms@katherinemansfieldsociety.org
We are experiencing technical difficulties with the email address originally advertised, so please resubmit any previous submissions and we will acknowledge receipt. We are extending the closing date from 1 March until 6 March 2011 for this reason.

CALL FOR ESSAYS

The Katherine Mansfield Society is pleased to announce its second annual prize essay competition, open to all, and which for 2011 will be on the subject of:

KATHERINE MANSFIELD AND THE ARTS

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.

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