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[UPDATE] Lost and Found: Nostalgia in Media - February 25th and 26th, 2011

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Friday, January 28, 2011 - 10:13am
New York University - Department of Cinema Studies

Call for Papers: LOST AND FOUND: Nostalgia in Media

NYU Cinema Studies Student Conference, Spring 2011

February 25-26, 2011 -- New York University, New York, NY

The New York University Cinema Studies department is excited to announce the 2011 Student Conference. Each year, our goal is to bring together scholars from a variety of departments and disciplines in order to address the transformations currently shaping the field of cinema studies. We look forward to providing students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels with an opportunity to present their ideas to their peers. Organized by and for students, the conference offers a unique forum for intellectual dialogue and stands as a valuable learning experience.

Everything & More: Theorizing the Encyclopedic Novel... MLA 2012 Seattle

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Thursday, January 27, 2011 - 7:23pm
Brendan Beirne, New York University Dept. of English & American Literature

This panel seeks to consolidate and refine our understanding of the encyclopedic novel as a distinct (sub)genre within the broader field of novel studies / narratology.

What conventions mark texts as encyclopedic, and how have these conventions developed over time? How does a text's encyclopedism influence its reception by literary critics and narrative theorists? And how does the increasing ubiquity and accessibility of information in our culture effect the way we interpret 'data-saturated' novels of the past and present? These and other questions will inform our discussion.

The Next Great Wave? Disruptive Technology, Innovation, Business, & Culture

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Thursday, January 27, 2011 - 2:43pm
Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT)

Defined very loosely as relatively untested technologies that emerge into mainstream culture without a framing business model, disruptive technologies generate sudden and great appeal among users. Thought of another way, disruptive technologies blindside traditional market structures, capturing the attention (and creative energies) of users so dramatically as to leave individual companies, industry sectors, and regulatory bodies scrambling to catch up.

3rd Annual Graduate and Undergraduate Student Conference on Literature, Rhetoric and Composition - April 1-2, Chattanooga TN

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Thursday, January 27, 2011 - 11:49am
Sigma Tau Delta - Xi Alpha chapter and The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

We are welcoming graduate and undergraduate student papers or full panel proposals that address any area of literature (British, American, world, colonial and post-colonial, medieval, modern, contemporary, etc.), rhetoric, composition, or pedagogical studies. Please submit a 250-300 word abstract to xialpha.utc.conference@gmail.com. Submissions must include name, institutional affiliation, student status (graduate or undergraduate), contact information (name, phone number, address, email address), and a list of any audio/visual equipment needed for your presentation. Presentation time should be limited to 20 minutes (usually about ten pages).

Education and Ignorance: the Use of Knowledge in the Medieval World

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Thursday, January 27, 2011 - 8:54am
The University of Manchester Medieval Postgraduate Conference

John Rylands Library, Deansgate
Monday 6 - Tuesday 7th June 2011

CALL FOR PAPERS

Modern historiography has often depicted the Middle Ages as a period of ignorance, dogma and superstition– a period in which knowledge stagnated and education was both restricted to a privileged minority and dominated
by the institutional and ideological authority of the Church. From the Carolingian Renaissance and the rise of the medieval universities to the condemnations of heretical teachings and the intellectual and spiritual
ferment of the Reformation, the reality about education and knowledge in the medieval world is undoubtedly far more complex and contested than this picture suggests.

June 1

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Thursday, January 27, 2011 - 12:04am
Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture

Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture
Announces: Issue 10.4
Featuring Special sections on:
Outsider Criticism
War Reporting
Domestic Space
Theoria
Poetics
Open Submissions: Ongoing
Reconstruction 12.1: The Locations of Stardom (Due June 1)

CFP: Special Issue for Northrop Frye Centenary Submissions July 15

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Wednesday, January 26, 2011 - 4:09pm
ESC: English Studies in Canada

Call for Papers
Special issue of ESC: English Studies in Canada
on Northrop Frye on the occasion of the centenary of his birth

To mark Northrop Frye's 100th birthday and as part of the process of revaluation of this important figure, ESC is planning a special issue on Frye. Northrop Frye was enormously influential and in a variety of fields and with a variety of individuals, so we are encouraging papers from all disciplines, as well as English. Submissions are welcome on any topic or approach relevant to Frye. Topics might include:

Victorian Medievalisms: Speculum Societatis—A Mirror for Society

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Wednesday, January 26, 2011 - 2:18pm
BemidjiState University British Studies

The Victorian Age in many ways looked back to the medieval period as a time that was more stable, that embodied ideals to be emulated in the modern world, for examples of sound leadership, orthodox belief and faith, and divinely ordained social structures. These medievalisms took many forms, including Alfredian celebrations, interest in Arthurian romances, neo-Gothic architecture, reforms in the Church, Pre-Raphaelite paintings of knights and ladies, and Count Dracula. The medieval in all its forms was shaped into a mirror by which the Victorians both escaped their own world but also harnessed the old to help form the new world of the 19th century.

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