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

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

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

_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.

Queertopia! 4.0: Queer(ing) Poetics: Text, Method, Movement, Thought (May 27-29; deadline April 15)

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Friday, April 8, 2011 - 4:44pm
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Northwestern University - Queer Pride Graduate Student Association
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Queertopia! 4.0: Queer(ing) Poetics: Text, Method, Movement, Thought
May 27‐29, Northwestern University

Keynote: Sue Golding, University of Greenwich (Director, Institute for the Converging Arts and
Sciences), University College London, and the Royal Academy for the Arts.

The Ethics of Paintings

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Thursday, April 7, 2011 - 9:31pm
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Early Modern Society of Image and Text (EMIT Society)
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Organizer: Daniel Lorca, Oakland University, Michigan

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

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Thursday, April 7, 2011 - 4:56pm
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Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association (RMMLA)
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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, grenierj@wsu.edu.

Reconstruction 11.1 Multilingual Realities in Translation

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Thursday, April 7, 2011 - 2:56pm
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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
Articles
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"

SHAKESPEARE'S IMAGINED ORIENT (May 4-6, 2011)

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

SHAKESPEARE'S IMAGINED ORIENT (May 4-6, 2011)

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).

CRITICAL ESSAYS ON D.H. LAWRENCE's SONS AND LOVERS; Anthology; 31 May 2011

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Thursday, April 7, 2011 - 10:11am
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Editor

Scholarly critical / analytical / interpretative essays are invited from scholars across the world for an edited Anthology to be brought out on D. H. LAWRENCE'S SONS AND LOVERS with a view to providing postgraduate scholars and teachers with new critical insights and perspectives. The anthology will be published by a reputed Publisher headquartered in India and having its main business base in USA, UK and Ireland.

UPDATE: CRITICAL ESSAYS ON KEATS; Anthology; 31 May 2011

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Thursday, April 7, 2011 - 10:05am
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Editor

Scholarly critical / analytical / interpretative essays are invited from scholars across the world for an Anthology to be brought out on the ODES OF JOHN KEATS with a view to providing postgraduate scholars and teachers with new critical insights and perspectives. The anthology will be published by a reputed Publisher headquartered in India and having its main business base in USA, UK and Ireland.

The Syntax of Voice in Modernism (Modernist Studies Association/MSA 13, October 6-9, 2011, Buffalo, NY)

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Thursday, April 7, 2011 - 9:52am
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Elizabeth Bonapfel / New York University

This panel seeks to explore the relationship between syntax and the category of "voice" in modernism. Recent scholarship on voice, including Mladen Dolar's book "The Voice and Nothing More," often complicates the Derridean distinction between writing and speech by arguing for a multiplicity of voices (musical voice, feminine voice, voice as object, interior voices, democratic voice, societal voice, authoritarian voice, hiccup, cough), a vocal variety that is particularly registered in the modernist period through innovative syntax.

Chapter and Verse: Structures of Reading Conference Date: October 8, 2011

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Thursday, April 7, 2011 - 2:33am
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University of California at Berkeley / The Bancroft Library

Keynote Speaker: Associate Professor Nicholas Dames, Departments of Comparative Literature and English, Columbia University

The Bancroft Library and the Departments of English and Comparative Literature at UC Berkeley invites scholars of all disciplines to submit papers to the History of the Book and Reading Townsend Center Working Group conference. This conference will explore what comprises the field we call "History of the Book."

Panel: "Postapocalyptic Topographies" / SLSA 25, Sept. 22-25, 2011

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Wednesday, April 6, 2011 - 9:40pm
full name / name of organization: 
Sean Miller / Nanyang Technological University
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Armageddon, the rapture, end times, the deluge, nuclear holocaust, global warming. In its myriad forms, apocalypse bears with it both the sense of revelation and cataclysm. It is anticipatory yet horrific. Historically, the postapocalyptic topos has provided fertile ground for an imaginative engagement with contemporaneous ambivalences towards technology, nature, and community. In keeping with the conference theme of "pharmakon," this panel will explore the figure of the apocalypse as an event imagined to result, more often than not, in one of two polarized outcomes: one that kills, as pandemic destruction with dystopian aftermath; or one that cures, as utopian renewal or purification.

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