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.
L'Inde des Anglais, l'Inde des Français, regards croisés
15–16 September 2011, Centre Culturel de l'Entente Cordiale, Château d'Hardelot, France [Near Eurostar Calais-Fréthun]
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.
Reconstruction 12.2: Games as/and Resistance
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.
Organizer: Daniel Lorca, Oakland University, Michigan
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, email@example.com.
The Masks of Modernity: Un/covering Global Modernisms
Proposal deadline: May 15, 2011.
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"
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).
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.