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RE: HUMANITIES An undergraduate symposium on digital media

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Tuesday, June 1, 2010 - 9:18pm
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Bi-Co Digital Humanities Committee

Call for Papers/Proposals

RE: HUMANITIES An undergraduate symposium on digital media

November 11 - 12, 2010, Bryn Mawr and Haverford Colleges

bicodigitalhumanities@gmail.com
http://www.haverford.edu/rehumanities/

Keynote speaker: Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Pomona College, author of Planned Obsolescence: Publishing, Technology, and the Future of the Academy

House and Home in 20th Century American Film and Literature (conference 4/2011; abstract due 9/30/2010)

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Tuesday, June 1, 2010 - 3:01pm
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Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
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From Blanche Dubois' Belle Reve to Esperanza Cordero's house on Mango Street, houses—and the affiliated, if more abstract, idea of home—figure prominently in 20th century American literature and film. The 20th century, after all, is characterized by both inter- and intra-national migrations which have, invariably, entailed the loss of one home, followed by the acquisition of another. Moreover, the 20th century has seen a steady increase in both actual home ownership and the imaginative importance of owning a home. At the start of the 20th century, 46.5% of Americans—less than one in two—were homeowners but, by 2000, that number had risen to 66.2%, or two in three.

East European Literatures: Thinking Change, Conceiving Futures, NeMLA, April 7-10, 2011

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Tuesday, June 1, 2010 - 12:15pm
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Northeast Modern Language Association
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This roundtable seeks proposals with regard to East European literary texts, written after 1989, or contemporary theoretical works that implement or perform a certain vision for the future of the country from which the text hails or of the region as a whole. Because the way change is conceptualized, on both the macro and the micro levels, has a direct bearing on the way a future is conceived, particularly encouraged are submissions that explore this relation. Please email 250-word abstracts to Mihaela Harper at mharper@my.uri.edu.

Abstract deadline: September 30, 2010

Women Writers and Psychoanalysis

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Monday, May 31, 2010 - 3:40pm
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Northeast Modern Language Association

This session is seeking paper submissions for a panel on American women writers' responses to Freud.

Submissions should address one of the following subjects:

Revisions of Freudian texts; Alternatives to the Freudian model of psychoanalytic practice; Responses to Freud as a cultural figure; Writing psychoanalysis through form, style, and technique.

Please email submissions to Kristina Marie Darling, KristinaMarieDarling@yahoo.com

Heroes in Rober Cormier's Novel "Heroes" Deadline: June 1st

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Monday, May 31, 2010 - 2:11pm
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Eduardo Morones/ Moreno Valley High AP Literature Class
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Robert Cormier, author of various renowned young adult novels, began writing at the ripe age of twelve. As Cormier began to age and mature, he slowly established a reputation as a brilliant and uncompromising writer. His masterful use of flashback and gothic realism has led him to become one of the most popular novel writers of the 20th century. One of his last novels, Heroes, revolves around the idea of heroism. Some scholars believe a hero is defined by his actions, while others believe it is a person's intentions which make them a hero. What is more important in a person's life - his or her good deeds or bad ones?

Global Magical Realisms and Speculative Fiction / NeMLA Conference, April 7-10, 2011, New Brunswick, NJ

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Sunday, May 30, 2010 - 10:49am
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Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
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This panel is interested in expanding the range of cultural interpretations across the spectrum of magical realism and speculative fiction. We are especially interested in broadening the scope of literatures previously considered as examples of magical realism.

The Languages of James Joyce, NeMLA convention, April 7-10, 2011

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Saturday, May 29, 2010 - 10:44am
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Salvatore Pappalardo, Maria Kager/Rutgers University

This panel welcomes papers investigating Joyce's multilingualism. What are the aesthetic and political implications of crossing language boundaries, narrating through multilingual puns and polyglot pastiche in Joyce's works? Suitable topics include the author's complicated relation with Irish, the challenge of translating Joyce's multilingual texts, the relationship between Joyce's multilingualism and cosmopolitanism, and comparisons between Joyce and other writers.

Comparative and interdisciplinary approaches are welcome.

The NeMLA conference, hosted by Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey, will take place on April 7-10, 2011.

NEMLA Queer Counterpublics: deadline 9/30/2010

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Friday, May 28, 2010 - 11:26am
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Grace Sikorski
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Call for Papers

Queer Counter Public

42nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 7-10, 2011
New Brunswick, NJ – Hyatt New Brunswick
Host Institution: Rutgers University

This panel welcomes papers on queer counterpublics including LGBTQ, drag, bdsm, fetish, butch/femme, polyamory, etc., in literature, film, and culture; the subversion of the hegemonic order of sex, sexuality, gender, desire, and bodies; alternative discursive, symbolic, imaginary, or literal locations for queer behaviors, bodies, and identities; and the role of consumer culture in the production of queer counterpublics. Submit to gsikorski@aacc.edu

Trauma Narratives and 'Herstory' with special emphasis on the work of Eva Figes

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Friday, May 28, 2010 - 10:00am
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University of Northampton (UK) and University of Zaragoza (Spain)

Trauma Narratives and 'Herstory'
with special emphasis on the work of Eva Figes
An International Conference co-organised by:
Division of Media, English and Culture, School of the Arts, University of Northampton (UK)
Departamento de Filología Inglesa y Alemana, Universidad de Zaragoza (Spain)

To be held at the School of the Arts, University of Northampton (UK),Friday 12th – Saturday 13th November 2010

I am a grandmother now and, like all grandmothers, I have a head full of stories about the past. But my stories are not like other people's, which makes them more fascinating for my descendants, if not always easy to talk about. All of them are strange, in one way or another, but so were the times. (Figes, 2008: 1)

Visceral Subjects: Exploring Bodies, Exploring Knowledges (Deadline Sept. 30, 2010)

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Friday, May 28, 2010 - 6:34am
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Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
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42nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

April 7-10, 2011

New Brunswick, NJ – Hyatt New Brunswick

Host Institution: Rutgers University

The past fifteen years have given birth to radically new technologies, new media, and new experiments in film and literature, for which we must develop original ways of thinking about knowledge. In particular, how does embodiment figure in this reevaluation of epistemology? How do our bodies interact with the new forms of knowledge and learning to which we are confronted? How do they help us understand our own viscerality?
Please submit 250-word abstracts to Caroline Godart (godart@eden.rutgers.edu).

The New Creative Writing: Bringing Forward a New Era of Instruction

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Thursday, May 27, 2010 - 11:31am
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Principal editors: Dianne Donnelly, Patrick Bizzaro, Gary Hawkins
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The status of genre writing has been redefined for us in the work of Gunther Kress. Kress reminds us that writing involves more than the alphabetic notion that we write poems, stories, plays and essays. In fact, communication is large, contains multitudes, to paraphrase Whitman; it involves visual and aural elements as well as traditional writing. As a result, even those of us who have not technologized our classes have felt the need to revise our courses (and our assignments) accordingly to include more and more of what our students bring with them as prior knowledge and experience to our classes. There is new teaching to be done, and we must bring forward a new era of instruction in creative writing.

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