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Psychopathology and Modernism (MLA 2012; Abstract Deadline 03/15/2011)

Monday, February 14, 2011 - 3:31pm
Adam Meehan / University of Arizona

This is a proposed special session for the 2012 MLA convention.

Do the conditions of modernity engender psychopathological behavior? Do the changes wrought by industrialization cause new types of psychological stress? Do they bring about madness? How do characters in modernist fiction and/or poetry react to these changes?

This panel seeks papers that examine pyschopathology in single or multiple works of modernist fiction and/or poetry. While psychopathological tendencies are not unique to (post) industrial society, this panel will investigate how modernity (particularly in the transition from pre-industrial to [post] industrial, rural to urban, etc.) may lead to certain types of psychopathological behavior.

Duration (Before and) After Media

Monday, February 14, 2011 - 2:07pm
OCAD University, Toronto, Canada

In the context of ubiquitous technology, the question of duration has emerged as a powerful interdisciplinary tool for investigating the interstices that both separate and sustain medial, technological, cultural, and artistic practices. Indeed, as claims to a post-media characterization of our digital landscape collide with deeply disciplined artistic and intellectual practices, questions of the body, the human, the flesh, the social, and even time become increasingly difficult to pose (let alone answer). Thus, duration—a concept with variegated genealogies in Bergson, Deleuze, Whitehead, and others, as well as in most artistic disciplines—suggests a point of intervention that avows the multiplicity of the problem: what happens to duration after media?

1st Global Conference on Music and Mental Health

Monday, February 14, 2011 - 1:18pm
Global Research Studies

1st Global Conference on Music and Mental Health - August 5-7, 2011 - Washington University of Missouri - St. Louis - Charles F. Knight Center.

"Theories of Life in the 20th and 21st Centuries,​" Rutgers Interdisci​plinary Humanities Conference (2.26.11)

Monday, February 14, 2011 - 12:17pm
Rutgers University

Theories of Life in the 20th and 21st Centuries
Rutgers Interdisciplinary Humanities Conference

"Theories of Life in the 20th and 21st Centuries" brings together
scholars from across the humanities to investigate the centrality of
theories of "life" to twentieth and twenty-first century theory and
cultural production. In fields as diverse as vitalism, feminism,
animal studies, political theory, aesthetics and psychoanalysis,
presenters will highlight how the humanities investigates the
ontological properties and ethical imperatives of life.

Plenary Speaker: Donna V. Jones, UC-Berkeley English: "The Career of
Living Things is Continuous"

New Directions in Earlier Tudor Drama

Monday, February 14, 2011 - 11:27am
MLA meeting, Seattle, 6-9 January 2012

We welcome proposals for innovative papers on all aspects of and approaches to Tudor drama before Shakespeare. Please send 300-word abstracts by 18 March 2011.


Monday, February 14, 2011 - 6:13am
Roehampton University, London, UK

Roehampton University & the University of Gloucestershire present

The Fifth Contemporary Critical Perspectives Conference


Roehampton University, 14-15 April, 2011

Includes readings by and discussions with:


[Update] Essays on Pearl Cleage

Monday, February 14, 2011 - 6:05am
Tikenya Foster-Singletary, Ph.D. and Aisha Francis-Samuels, Ph.D.

Call for Papers
Book Title: In Search of Free Womanhood: The Critical Response to Pearl Cleage
Article Deadline: April 30, 2011
Publisher: McFarland Press, North Carolina
Editors: Tikeyna Foster-Singletary, Ph.D. and Aisha Francis-Samuels, Ph.D.

This first ever critical collection focusing on the cultural contributions of Pearl Cleage will address the full range of literary, essayistic, theatrical, and political texts authored by this prolific feminist writer.