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Modernism, Modernity, and Politics: Face-off or Interface? NeMLA (April 7-10, 2011), Rutgers University (deadline Sept. 27)

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Friday, August 27, 2010 - 11:23am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA), hosted by Rutgers U, New Brunswick, NJ

Although much has been written about the later personal politicization of a modernist such as Ezra Pound, critics have inadequately addressed the relationship between Anglo-American literary modernism and politics through an over-emphasis on the apolitical formal innovations of the movement: for instance, imagism in poetry or the stream-of-consciousness in fiction. Equally de-emphasized in critical discourse is the relationship between western literary modernism and non-western literary modernities, a relationship that invites exploration particularly due to the claims of cosmopolitanism made by the former. Although born in a Euro-centric context, western modernism had a far-reaching impact on contemporaneous Asian writers, for example.

[UPDATE] Language and Linguistics Student Conference (November 13, 2010)

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Friday, August 27, 2010 - 1:26am
Univeristy of Central Oklahoma

LANGUAGE & LINGUISTICS STUDENT CONFERENCE
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2010
UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL OKLAHOMA
EDMOND, OKLAHOMA
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Conference Date: Saturday, November 13, 2010
Submission Deadline: Monday, September 27, 2010
Acceptance Notification: On or before Monday, October 11, 2010
Registration Deadline: Monday, October 25, 2010

ABSTRACTS are invited from undergraduate and graduate students for 15-minute presentations including, but not limited to, relationships between and among language, linguistics, and their many applications:

[UPDATE] Rendering the Visible

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Thursday, August 26, 2010 - 9:38pm
Moving Image Studies Program, Department of Communication, Georgia State University

RENDERING THE VISIBLE
Conference
February 11-12, 2011

The doctoral program in Moving Image Studies at Georgia State University welcomes paper proposals for a meta-disciplinary conference on the state of "the digital turn."

Keynote speakers: Vivian Sobchack and Akira Lippit

One of the most pressing questions facing studies of the image today is how to theorize visuality as more and more of the image archive is given over to the digital. This conference proposes that the notion of "rendering" might provide a useful entrée for an exploration of theoretical continuities and discontinuities in our understanding of the technologically-reproduced image, from Benjamin's "Short History of Photography" to CGI.

(mis)Representing Difference in Media and Everyday Items

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Thursday, August 26, 2010 - 4:14pm
Humanities Education and Research Association

The journal "Interdisciplinary Humanities" invites papers for the Fall 2011 special issue: "(mis)Representing Difference in Media and Everyday Items," edited by Susan Booker Morris, Former Director of Jim Crow Museum, Ferris State University.

2011 NeMLA in New Brunswick, NJ, April 7-10, 2011 Session: Samuel Beckett's Bilingualism

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Thursday, August 26, 2010 - 8:46am
Nadia Louar

2011 NeMLA in New Brunswick, NJ, April 7-10, 2011
Samuel Beckett's Bilingualism

This panel will address the specific question of bilingualism in the work of Samuel Beckett. How can we understand this unique literary language? Can Beckett's bilingualism be understood as a phenomenon that goes beyond linguistic boundaries? Please submit 300-500 word abstracts in French or English on any aspect of Beckett's bilingualism to Nadia Louar, Email: louarn@uwosh.edu.(Deadline 30th September, 2011)

6th International IDEA Conference: Studies in English (12-15 April 2011)

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Thursday, August 26, 2010 - 4:49am
The English Laguage and Literature Research Association of Turkey/ Istanbul Kultur University

Studies in English
6th International IDEA Conference
April 13 -15, 2011
Istanbul Kültür University

The Sixth International IDEA Conference will be held at
Istanbul Kültür University, Istanbul Turkey on 13 – 15 April 2011.
The Conference will be jointly hosted by The Department of English Language and Literature of Istanbul Kültür University and The English Language and Literature Research Association of Turkey (IDEA).

The Conference will address topics from the fields of English Studies, Literatures in English, Comparative Literature, Cultural Studies, Linguistics and Translation Studies in English.

PCA/ACA Material Culture CFP

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Wednesday, August 25, 2010 - 7:11pm
Material Culture Area of PCA/ACA (Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association)

Material Culture Area

The study of material culture offers an exciting area for interdisciplinary research and conversation, as it brings together those engaged in scholarly inquiry in areas as diverse as history, art history, design, decorative arts, cultural studies, consumer studies, literature, communications, anthropology, and sociology. If your work touches on the study of designed objects and consumer goods, we would love to learn more about it at this year's conference in San Antonio. Academics, practitioners, graduate students, museum professionals, and public historians are welcome.

NEMLA Queer Counterpublics: deadline 9/30/2010

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Wednesday, August 25, 2010 - 5:43pm
Grace Sikorski

Call for Papers for a penal on queer counterpublics . . .

42nd Annual Convention
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 7-10, 2011
New Brunswick, New Jersey

The 42nd Annual Convention will feature approximately 350 sessions, as well as dynamic speakers and cultural events. Interested participants may submit abstracts to more than one NeMLA session; however, panelists can only present one paper (panel or seminar). Convention participants may present a paper at a panel and also present at a creative session or participate in a roundtable.
Abstract Deadline: September 30, 2010

Please include with your abstract:

[UPDATE]The Atrium: A Journal of Academic Voices.

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Wednesday, August 25, 2010 - 1:51pm
Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana

Current Deadline: January 1, 2011. The Atrium: A Journal of Academic Voices presents a unique forum for the community of professionals engaged in post secondary education and research. We seek both creative writing (short stories and poetry) and academic articles (both narrative and research) that invite discussion across the disciplines. We also publish book and website reviews. The Atrium intends to be a passageway of ideas and practice across the disciplines. There is a murky landscape that practitioners must traverse on their way from Learning Theory to Instructional Practice: we seek papers that describe best practices and student engagement of controversial topics.

Affect and Periodization: Rethinking the Long 19th Century

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Wednesday, August 25, 2010 - 11:37am
Justin Rogers-Cooper & Neil Meyer / NEMLA: Northeast Modern Language Association

Brian Massumi writes that affect is "ever on the move from situation to situation." This observation might also describe the use of affect in contemporary scholarship, and raises question around periodization and the stable categories we use in our discipline to demarcate historical boundaries.

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