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Material Cultures conference, 9/15/2010

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Tuesday, June 29, 2010 - 11:10pm
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University of Ottawa
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Material Cultures

May 6-8, 2011
Department of English, University of Ottawa

How do objects circulate in our social, imaginary, and textual worlds? What are the politics of material culture and how do these politics inform our reading of historical and contemporary texts? In what ways do we perceive and come to know the material world, and in what ways does the material make and unmake this "we"? Proposals for papers are invited for a conference on Material Cultures in Canadian and Transnational Contexts, the 2011 edition of the Canadian Literature Symposium at the University of Ottawa. Interdisciplinary, hemispheric, and theoretical approaches to the conference theme are welcome.

Activism versus Elitism: Reexamination of the Battle in Seattle

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Tuesday, June 29, 2010 - 3:08pm
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Kim Richardson/SBCC
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Activism versus Elitism: Reexamination of the Battle In Seattle

Santa Barbara City College: Sociology 106 with Professor Helen Meloy (Spring 2009)
Written by Kim Richardson

I. Introduction: Elite deviance can unravel the very fabric of society but through social movements, norms may be reestablished through cultural dynamism in which individuals find identity again as people converge to interpret the situation.

Bodies of Art

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Tuesday, June 29, 2010 - 12:42pm
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The Center for Body, Mind and Culture and the Center for Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Florida Atlantic University
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Bodies of Art

Featured Speakers:
Linda Nochlin, Lila Acheson Wallace Professor of Modern Art
Institute of Fine Arts, NYU

Orlan, Internationally Acclaimed Artist

The Center for Body, Mind and Culture and the Center for Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies invite proposals for papers to be presented at a 2-day conference, Dec. 2nd and 3rd, 2010, at Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton.

Re-thinking the Monstrous: Violence and Criminality in Society (deadline 11/1/2010, dates 7/1-3/2011, Munich)

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Tuesday, June 29, 2010 - 4:41am
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Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich

Confirmed Keynote Speakers: Prof. Dr. Peter Becker (Johannes Kepler Universität Linz)
Prof. Dr. David Schmid (University of Buffalo)
Dr. Niall Scott (University of Central Lancashire)
Dr. Margrit Shildrik (Queen's University, Belfast)

CFP "Romance". Deadline for submissions: October 31, 2010

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Monday, June 28, 2010 - 4:41pm
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Mosaic, a journal for the interdisciplinary study of literature, University of Manitoba

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: "Romance".

The OED has to give some three pages to defining the word ROMANCE that, with all of its rich history, is at the centre of this Mosaic Call for Papers. We invite innovative
interdisciplinary literary and critical submissions for a special issue we are planning on this theme. For this issue, our interests include, but are not limited to, the following: "the Romantics," who have undergone a renascence of late; the French novel, the roman; romantic fiction; Romanticism; the state of the love story in literature and/or film; and the figure of the "romantic."

Modernism, Mediation, and the Image Space (MSA12, Nov 11-14, 2010)

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Monday, June 28, 2010 - 12:43pm
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Modernist Studies Association
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This panel, already accepted for MSA12, will explore the intersection of non-canonical modernist spaces with the images and image-producing mechanisms which create and define them. Papers will pursue the shifting modernist response to the visuality of such image-spaces, engaging with the perception/consumption of these image environments, the relative materiality or insubstantiality of such images and spaces, the reciprocal relationship between image and space in the manufacture of such environments, and the technologies or media implicated in such spatio-image constructions.

Please send a 300-word abstract and a 2-3 sentence biographical statement by July 3.

CFP: Narrating the Public Self: YouTube, Facebook, and Feminism, NeMLA,(April 7-10, 2011, New Brunswick, NJ

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Saturday, June 26, 2010 - 10:34pm
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Rebecca Williams/The Graduate Center, CUNY
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As twenty-first century modes of communication have altered, the narrating self has had to shift quite rapidly to accommodate the changes. This panel invites scholars to examine the ideological work currently being done by public feminist intellectuals (such as bell hooks, Hortense Spillers, Barbara Ehrenreich, Angela Davis, Wai-Chee Dimock, Cheryl Clarke, Louise Erdrich, Elizabeth Alexander, Jewell Gomez, among others) in the viral age of YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter, and asks for a reconsideration of the idea of the "public" and the "social."

No Longer Silent: Trauma in Contemporary Asian American (Korean) Literature --NEMLA, April 7-10, 2011

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Saturday, June 26, 2010 - 10:29pm
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Jina Lee
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No Longer Silent: Trauma in Contemporary Asian American (Korean) Literature

This panel seeks to theorize trauma and American identity specifically in the works of Nora Okja Keller, Changrae Lee, Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, Mia Yun, Patti Kim, and Susan Choi, Korean American authors of the post-1965 Immigration Act generation. Topics or critical paradigms can include, but are not limited to: the abject, silence, subjectivity, transnationalism, femininity, masculinity, memory, politics, rape, torture, trauma theory, psychoanalytic theory, and reader-response.
Send 1-page abstract and brief bio as Word attachment to Jina Lee at jlbmetro@aol.com, with "NEMLA" in subject line by September 30, 2010.

Mapping the Landscapes of Childhood May 5-7, 2011

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Saturday, June 26, 2010 - 12:00pm
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University of Lethbridge
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Childhoods Conference: Mapping the Landscapes of Childhood

Venue: University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada

Date: Thursday, May 5 – Saturday, May 7, 2011

Questioning Hybridity-Discourse: Colonial Métissage, Postcolonialism, and Globalization

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Friday, June 25, 2010 - 12:01pm
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Amar Acheraiou, PhD
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42nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 7-10, 2011
New Brunswick, NY – Hyatt New Brunswick
Host Institution: Rutgers University

This panel seeks papers that address hybridity from colonial, postcolonial and global perspectives. Proposals should critically examine postcolonial discourse on hybridity and offer new theoretical and empirical perspectives on the problematic relation of postcolonial studies to globalization. Papers that question the role of hybridity-discourse as a counter hegemonic agency are particularly welcome. Please submit 250-500 word abstracts to Amar Acheraiou at acherayou@sympatico.ca by September 30, 2010.

[REMINDER] The Apocalypse and its Discontents (9/1/10; 12/11/10)

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Friday, June 25, 2010 - 4:28am
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University of Westminster

Whereas visions of destruction and fantasies of the end have always haunted humankind, the modern period in particular has been increasingly characterised by a mixed sense of concern and fascination with the apocalypse, and even more so during the twentieth century. Today we are constantly presented with scenarios of imminent destruction and annihilation, by politicians, scientists, religious groups, and writers, among others. This conference aims to explore and even question the widespread appeal of the apocalypse and we are particularly interested in narratives that either challenge or offer alternative responses to the apocalypse.

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