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[UPDATE] Crowd Forms in American Literature [NeMLA Conference April 7-10, 2011 in New Brunswick, NJ]

Thursday, May 27, 2010 - 8:52am
42nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association [NeMLA]

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).

Special Issue on Cognitive Information Processing, March 2011

Thursday, May 27, 2010 - 6:48am
Majlesi Journal of Electrical Engineering

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

[UPDATE] GLITS Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Research Conference: PARADOX (REGISTRATION is open; conference 26 June 2010

Thursday, May 27, 2010 - 5:08am
Goldsmiths College, University of London

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.


Thursday, May 27, 2010 - 2:25am

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'";

Cinema and Demos/ NEMLA 2011 convention, New Brunswick, April 7-10 2011

Wednesday, May 26, 2010 - 5:00pm
Elif Sendur / SUNY Binghamton

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.

CFP: "'I am born': The Characters of Charles Dickens" (9/15/10; NeMLA 4/7-4/10/2010, New Brunswick, NJ)

Wednesday, May 26, 2010 - 3:00pm
Wm Moeck / Northeast Modern Language Association

"'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.

LUICD Graduate Conference 2011: Imagining Europe - Perspectives, Perceptions and Representations

Wednesday, May 26, 2010 - 11:18am
Leiden University Institute for Cultural Disciplines

'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'.

CFP - Spaces of Alterity: Conceptualising Counter-Hegemonic Sites, Practices and Narratives

Wednesday, May 26, 2010 - 7:28am
Department of Cultural Studies, The University of Nottingham, UK

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.

NeMLA 2011 New Brunswick. Music Contingencies in Narrated Americas.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010 - 10:13pm

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.

Narrated Objects: Literature and Material Culture in Latin America, NeMLA April 2011 New Brunswick, NJ

Tuesday, May 25, 2010 - 6:29pm

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,
Deadline: September 15th

Rendering the Visible, GSU Feb. 11-12, 2011

Tuesday, May 25, 2010 - 1:50pm
Moving Image Studies Program at Georgia State University

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."
Keynote speakers:

Akira Mizuta Lippit (University of Southern California)

Vivian Sobchack (University of California at Los Angeles)

CFP: FRAME- Revista de Cine de la Biblioteca de la Facultad de Comunicación

Tuesday, May 25, 2010 - 8:09am
Biblioteca de la Facultad de Comunicación de la Universidad de Sevilla

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.

NGInfra Academy 2010 / 19-24 September 2010

Tuesday, May 25, 2010 - 5:39am
Next Generation Infrastructures

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.