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[UPDATE] The Monument in Revision, Edited Collection (abstracts due June 1, 2011)

Saturday, April 9, 2011 - 6:12pm
Joseph L.V. Donica/Southern Illinois University Carbondale

With the renewed focus on monuments and memorials after 9/11 new questions are being raised and old ones revisited about how objects become memorialized or even de-memorialized. And while it is clear to us now that the monument's physical presence is always in jeopardy of disappearing, it is not as clear how a monument's meaning travels in and out of various conceptual spaces as the monument changes physical shape or adapts to the cultural ceremonies or power shifts within national states.

Digital Philology: A Journal of Medieval Cultures (2012 & 2013 Issues)

Saturday, April 9, 2011 - 12:05am
Digital Philology: A Journal of Medieval Cultures


_Digital Philology_ is a new peer-reviewed journal devoted to the study of medieval vernacular texts and cultures. Founded by Stephen G. Nichols and Nadia R. Altschul, the journal aims to foster scholarship that crosses disciplines upsetting traditional fields of study, national boundaries, and periodizations. _Digital Philology_ also encourages both applied and theoretical research that engages with the digital humanities and shows why and how digital resources require new questions, new approaches, and yield radical results.

The Ethics of Paintings

Thursday, April 7, 2011 - 9:31pm
Early Modern Society of Image and Text (EMIT Society)

Organizer: Daniel Lorca, Oakland University, Michigan

RMMLA Oct 6-8, 2011 Scottsdale - Film Theory and Criticism session

Thursday, April 7, 2011 - 4:56pm
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association (RMMLA)

Proposals sought for special session on "Film Theory and Criticism" (Open Topic) for annual RMMLA convention at Chaparral Suites Resort in Scottsdale, AZ on Oct. 6-8, 2011. Please email paper proposals and equipment needs to Joan Grenier-Winther,

Reconstruction 11.1 Multilingual Realities in Translation

Thursday, April 7, 2011 - 2:56pm
Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture

Reconstruction Vol. 10, No. 5, 2011: Multilingual Realities in Translation, edited by Angela Flury and Hervé Regnauld
Art, "Turmbau zu Babel" by Ben Ulke
DT Kofoed, "Decotitles, the Animated Discourse of Fox's Recent Anglophonic Internationalism"
John Muthyala, "Call Center Cultures and the Transnationalization of Affective Labor"Karen Rodríguez, "Mapping Desire and Transgression Through Other Languages: Sex and the (Occasionally Multilingual) Provincial City"
Eva Repouscou, "Untranslatable Realities"
Brad Baumgartner, "The Spectropoetics of Trauma: Ghosts, Language, and the Wound in Nightwood"
Heather Macdougall, "Facing off: French and English in Bon Cop, Bad Cop"


Thursday, April 7, 2011 - 12:40pm
American University of Beirut


The American University of Beirut is hosting a three-day conference on Shakespeare's Imagined Orient on 4-6 May 2011. Speakers include Jonathan Burton (West Virginia University), Jerry Brotton (Queen Mary, University of London), Jonathan Gil Harris (George Washington University), Gerald Maclean (University of Exeter), Margaret Litvin (Boston University), and Daniel Vitkus (Florida State University).