This panel of the 2011 Northeast Modern Language Association conference seeks to redress traditional understandings of collectives in American literature. Speaking of literature in general, Larzer Ziff notes that the crowd is "at best…but a backdrop" against which the drama of the individual unfolds ("Whitman and the Crowd" 585). Henry James makes such a recognition a virtual dictum of realism, when, in the preface to The Princess Casamassima, he speaks of the necessity of the "finely aware" individual consciousness for registering the fleeting impressions of the crowded city streets (12).
Topics of interests include, but are not limited to, the following subject categories:
Information theoretic learning; Learning theory and modeling; Bayesian models; Data representation and analysis; Graphical and kernel methods; Adaptive learning algorithms; Cooperative theory, game theory; Collaborative sensing techniques; Other related topics.
Cognitive dynamic systems; Multimedia signal analysis and recognition;
Cognitive radio networks and modulation techniques ; Dynamic spectrum management ;Target detection, estimation, tracking, and identification; Waveform agility design;Remote sensing; Distributed, cooperative and adaptive processing; Blind source separation
Registration for the GLITS Goldsmiths Literature Seminar Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Research Conference, is open. Admission is free.
The second annual conference is to be held at Goldsmiths College in London, UK, Saturday 26 June 2010. The keynote speaker is Christopher Norris.
The focus of the event this year is paradox, the strange territory between reason and intuition, involving the simultaneous processes of grasping and letting go of the doxa.
I am pleased to announce the publication of the third volume of "Ravenna", an online interdisciplinary journal devoted to the relationship between nineteenth-century Britain and Italy. "Ravenna" is edited by Elisa Bizzotto and Luca Caddia and published by Steven Halliwell at The Rivendale Press as one of THE OSCHOLARS group of fin de siècle journals under the general editorship of David Charles Rose.
This issue includes the following articles:
- Fabio Camilletti, "Veils. A Reading of Dante Gabriel Rossetti's 'St. Agnes of Intercession'";
From its very inception the relation between cinema and masses is somewhat a concern among any scholar who takes cinema seriously. Whereas Kracauer underlines cinema's performance in fulfilling mass desires, Benjamin inaugurates the birth of a new subject who is simultaneously a critique and an actor. For Balazs and Munsterberg, the control of the production of cinema and preventing the mis-distribution of its meaning are of primary importance. Hence, from the very first moments, cinema has been conceptualized as a pharmakon even though critics have not put it in those terms explicitly.
"'I am born': The Characters of Charles Dickens"
Saluting the 2012 Boz Bicentennial, this panel explores Charles Dickens's art of characterization in the novels and stories. The ability of Dickens's readers to visualize figures in OT, CC, DC, TTC, and GE, for example, links his oeuvre to the allegorical tradition of Spenser, Bunyan, Hogarth and Grimm. Papers analyzing Dickens's adaptation of allegory in his character portrayals are as welcome as those analyzing the way particular characters have been further adapted by the stage, cinema, and visual arts.
'Qui parle Europe a tort. Notion géographique'. Otto von Bismarck's elliptic remark, scribbled in the margin of a letter from Alexander Gorchakov in 1876, would go on to become one of the most often-quoted statements about Europe. But was Bismarck right? Is Europe nothing but a geographical notion? Even the briefest glance at history shows that more often than not perceptions and definitions of Europe go beyond the mere geographical demarcation of a continent. In 1919, for instance, Paul Valéry imagined Europe as a living creature, with 'a consciousness acquired through centuries of bearable calamities, by thousands of men of the first rank, from innumerable geographical, ethnic and historical coincidences'.
Spaces of Alterity: Conceptualising Counter-Hegemonic Sites, Practices and Narratives
University of Nottingham, UK
28th-29th April 2011
Confirmed Plenary Speakers:
China Miéville and Dr. Alberto Toscano
This two day international conference for postgraduate and early career researchers explores interdisciplinary conceptions and representations of radical, counter-hegemonic space.
If we talk about literature and music are we thinking also about the social and the political arena? This panel seeks papers on the intersection between music and narrative works considering how aesthetic experiences may have been used to supply other discourses with the their rhetorical resources, mechanisms or forms. The focus will be on Latin America but comparative submissions with the US are welcomed. Please, submit your 250-500-word abstract (Spanish, Portuguese or English) and a brief biographical statement to Enea Zaramella. Deadline: 18 September 2010.
This panel will address the relationships between literature and materiality in the Latin American cultural production of the 19th and 20th. The topics of the panel include, but are not limited to: subject/object relationship; commodity fetishism; materiality and visuality; forms, surfaces, and their boundaries; the text as an object; thing theory. Please send 300-500 word abstracts and brief biographical statements (English or Spanish) to Laura Gandolfi, firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline: September 15th
Call for Papers
The doctoral program in Moving Image Studies at Georgia State University welcomes paper proposals for a meta-disciplinary conference on the state of "the digital turn."
Akira Mizuta Lippit (University of Southern California)
Vivian Sobchack (University of California at Los Angeles)
Women in film and media:
FRAME (http://fama2.us.es/fco/frame/) a lively peer-reviewd journal seeks submissions on all aspects of cinema cultural and creative activity.
The journal is interested in contemporary practices, but also in historical, contextual, biographical or theoretical analyses relating to past cinema cultural activities around the world.
Papers, film reviews or cinema book reviews are all very welcome.
Closing date: July 11, 2010
Earlier submission encouraged.
Particularly interested in works that explore historical, contextual or creative aspects. But all papers will be considered. English, Italian and Spanish papers are welcome.
The NGInfra Academy
'An exceptional learning opportunity for forward-thinking young academic professionals engaged in the design and management of tomorrow's infrastructure systems'
After a successful launch in 2009, Next Generation Infrastructures will organize the exclusive NGInfra Academy for the second time. Participants of the Next Generation Infrastructures Programme from diverse countries will provide young professionals in the infrastructure business and junior academic researchers with inspiring masterclasses, workshops and insights in their organizations.