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[UPDATE -- DEADLINE EXTENDED] Modernism, Mediation, and the Image Space (MSA12, Nov 11-14, 2010)

Friday, July 9, 2010 - 11:47am
Modernist Studies Association

This panel, already accepted for MSA 12, 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 biograhical statement by July 16.

[Update] Articles on Latin American Arts and Literature

Friday, July 9, 2010 - 12:12am
Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities

Call for Papers
Revisiting Latin American Literature and Arts: Special Issue dedicated to the Bicentennial of Mexican Independence
(To be edited by Prof. Reynaldo Thompson, Universidad de Guanajuato, Mexico)

Panel on American literary naturalism at the American Literature Association Symposium on American Fiction 1890 to the Present

Thursday, July 8, 2010 - 1:28pm
American Literature Association

American Literature Association
Symposium on American Fiction 1890 to the Present
October 8-9, 2010
Savannah, Georgia

Proposals are invited for a panel on American literary naturalism at the American Literature Association Symposium on American Fiction 1890 to the Present, October 8-9, 2010, Savannah, Georgia. Papers may address any aspect of American literary naturalism. Studies on Crane, Norris, Dreiser, Wharton, London, Glasgow, Wright, Chopin, Garland, Frederic, and others are welcome. Papers focusing on later modern and contemporary varieties of naturalism are also encouraged.

[UPDATE] CFP -- Edited volume on Trains, Modernity and Cultural Production (abstracts due sept. 30, 2010)

Thursday, July 8, 2010 - 9:35am
Benjamin Fraser, Steven Spalding

Essays are being solicited for an edited volume on the topic of trains, modernity and cultural production. The volume is intended to be interdisciplinary and transnational in scope, likely covering areas such as Europe, South and East Asia, Latin America and more, and spanning the period of the mid-to-late nineteenth century to the present day. Submissions of interest will not have been published elsewhere, and will deal with railroads, trains, subways, etc. from a perspective grounded in cultural studies or cultural history, either incorporating an analysis of cultural artifacts or dealing with train travel in a more theoretical sense in a specific regional, urban or area context. Comparative studies are also welcome.

Digital Adaptation(s)

Wednesday, July 7, 2010 - 12:39pm
English Graduate Organization at Western Illinois University

Papers for a panel on digital adaptation during the EGO Conference Humanities in the Digital Age
October 22-23, 2010, Macomb, Illinois
EGO site:

Adaptations have long taken advantage of emergent forms to extend, re-tell, and appropriate previous literary works. The very nature of adaptations is to re-interpret previous texts into new iterations, often in the guise of these emergent forms, whether the printed book, the novel, films, or the internet. This panel seeks to consider the manifestation of adaptations in digital forms and to pose questions such as:

Renaissance Trauma (NeMLA Convention April 7-10 2011) Deadline: September 30, 2010

Wednesday, July 7, 2010 - 12:24pm
Northeast Modern Language Convention / Rutgers University

Renaissance Trauma

This panel seeks papers that explore the experience and/or representation of trauma in Early-Modern texts or of how Early-Modern cultural, religious, and political institutions dealt with trauma. Papers that look at trauma theory and its use in Early-Modern studies are also invited.

Papers might explore, but are not limited to the following issues:

-How trauma was experienced and represented in Early Modern literature and culture.

-How Early Modern cultural, religious, and political institutions dealt with trauma; Renaissance therapies

-Representations of mourning and melancholy

Always Look on The Bright Side of Life (Oct. 7-9, 2010 in Atlanta, GA)

Wednesday, July 7, 2010 - 10:18am
New Voices Conference/Georgia State Graduate English Association

Georgia State New Voices Conference 2010, October 7-9:

What makes us laugh? Why is humor such an important cross-cultural phenomenon and universal human trait? What are the genres of humor and comedy? Can postmodernism and critical theory be funny? How can we teach humor? What are the theories of laughter? How do we research and write about humor, comedy, laughter, wit, satire, and jokes across disciplines? How global is humor? What is the place of humor in academia and in popular culture?

[UPDATE] CFP: Evil Children in Film and Literature

Wednesday, July 7, 2010 - 10:02am
LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory


Call for Papers:
Evil Children in Film and Literature _________________________________________

UPDATE New Cultures of Ageing: Narratives, Fictions, Methods & Researching the Future; deadline Nov 20011; event 04/08 - 09/11

Wednesday, July 7, 2010 - 9:51am
Prof. Philip Tew, Brunel University



New Cultures of Ageing:
Narratives, Fictions, Methods & Researching the Future

8th – 9th April 2011

An interdisciplinary conference organized by the NDA-funded FCMAP Group of Investigators and by the BCCW Research Group, Brunel University, London.


Will Self
Fay Weldon

[UPDATE] Edited Volume - Asexualities: Feminist and Queer Perspectives (Deadline: July 15, 2010)

Tuesday, July 6, 2010 - 9:55pm
Karli June Cerankowski, Stanford University; Megan Milks, University of Illinois at Chicago

"Asexual: a person who does not experience sexual attraction." This definition is provided on the homepage of the Asexual Visibility and Education Network (AVEN), a web community of nearly 30,000 members worldwide that is generally considered the mouthpiece of the asexual community. AVEN's political platform calls for the depathologization of asexuality and the recognition of asexuality as a legitimate sexual orientation, with AVEN working toward these goals through an engagement with a variety of media – their website, blogs and discussion boards, guest appearances on television talk shows, documentary film, and participation in public events like Pride parades and public sex workshops.