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Terror and the Cinematic Sublime (6/01/10; MMLA 11/4-7, 2010)

Friday, April 30, 2010 - 7:43pm
Todd Comer

Jean-Francois Lyotard writes, "We have paid a high enough price for the nostalgia of the whole [...] let us be witnesses to the unpresentable; let us activate the differences and save the honor of the name." How are "nostalgia" and the "whole" linked to terror and to the cinematic form? And how does film--if at all--confront the "unpresentable?" What is the "ethical" nature of this confrontation? Do death, birth, and God remain unpresentable today or have they also fallen prey to a nostalgic closure? Papers on the Coens, Christopher Nolan, Tarantino, Peter Weir, and less mainstream directors are of particular interest.

[UPDATE] TV & Temporality: Exploring Narrative Time in 21st Century Programming - Edited Collection - Deadline May 15th, 2010

Friday, April 30, 2010 - 5:00pm
Melissa Ames

This collection analyzes television programs of the 21st century that contain experiments with narrative time. Although the television shows of the past decade are as diverse and plentiful as that of any previous time period, there seem to be some commonalities between the programs currently creating the most engaged fan communities – the ones that have become quick cult draws or instant hits.

1ST INTERNATIONAL "50's GENERATION" CONGRESS - 25th, 26th and 27th November 2010

Friday, April 30, 2010 - 11:06am
Instituto Superior da Maia (ISMAI, Porto, Portugal)

In the 25th, 26th and 27th November 2010, there will take place, in Instituto Superior da Maia (ISMAI, Porto, Portugal), the 1st International "50's Generation" Congress, under the responsibility of the Centro de Estudos em Letras (CEL) and the Centro de Estudos de Língua, Comunicação e Cultura do ISMAI (CELCC).

CFP: New Writing; Creative and Critical Writing - International Journal (06/01/10)

Friday, April 30, 2010 - 7:27am
New Writing: the International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing

New Writing: the International Journal for the Practice and Theory is open for submissions for Issue 7.3 (late 2010), and Volume 8 (2011 publication).

The journal considers creative work (in any genre) and critical work relating to Creative Writing practice and the critical examination of Creative Writing. Strong pedagogically focused papers are also considered.

The journal is edited by Graeme Harper.

The journal is independent of any organisation, published by Routledge/Taylor and Francis, and includes on its

MMLA 2010 (11/04-07, Chicago) - The Philosophical-Literary Hybrid Text

Thursday, April 29, 2010 - 11:01pm
Agnes Malinowska, University of Chicago

The mixed formal properties of certain texts across the history of philosophy and literature resist any attempt at their easy classification within either of these traditional generic categories. Such philosophical-literary hybrid texts seem to deny the adequacy of either strictly philosophical or literary form for expressing a particular content or inducing some affective or intellectual experience. This panel seeks to explore questions raised by the philosophical-literary hybrid text, in all its historical and geographical variation. What is the relationship between the hybrid form of some philosophical-literary text and its content? What are the stakes of philosophical-literary hybridity for some author?

Modernist Masochisms (MSA 12: 11/10/2010-11/14/2010) EXTENDED DEADLINE 5/2/2010

Thursday, April 29, 2010 - 12:13am
Jennifer Mitchell / City University of New York

Since Richard von Krafft-Ebing's first clinical naming of "masochism" as a perversion located in men in 1890, masochisms and masochists have been approached through a variety of lenses: scientific, sexological, artistic, literary, psychiatric, and dramatic. Importantly, the most prolific period regarding the circulation of ideas and theories about masochism is the same period that produced the modernist text.

Society for Textual Scholarship Biennial International Interdisciplinary Conference March 16-18, 2011

Wednesday, April 28, 2010 - 4:20pm
Society for Textual Scholarship

The Program Chair invites submissions devoted to interdisciplinary discussion of current research into particular aspects of textual work: the discovery, enumeration, description, bibliographical analysis, editing, annotation, and mark-up of texts in disciplines such as literature, history, musicology, classical and biblical studies, philosophy, art history, legal history, history of science and technology, computer science, library and information science, archives, lexicography, epigraphy, paleography, codicology, cinema studies, new media studies, game studies, theater, linguistics, and textual and literary theory.

[UPDATE] 2010 Shakespeare and Popular Music Conference and Colloquium

Wednesday, April 28, 2010 - 4:02pm
School of English and Theatre Studies, University of Guelph

2010 Shakespeare and Popular Music Conference and Colloquium
School of English and Theatre Studies
University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
September 6, 2010

"If music be the food of love, play on" – William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night (I.i.1).

"See I'm a poet to some, a regular modern day Shakespeare,
Jesus Christ the King of these Latter Day Saints here" – Eminem, "Renegade."

"The Language of Resistance" November 11,12,13, 2010

Wednesday, April 28, 2010 - 12:41pm
Texas A & M University Hispanic Studies Graduate Association

First Annual Texas A&M Department of Hispanic Studies Graduate Student Symposium:
In homage of centenaries of Julio Herrera y Reissig (1875 – 1910), Miguel Hernández (1910 – 1942) and José Lezama Lima (1910 -1976)

UPDATE: "Postcolonial Intimacies" (proposals due April 30)

Wednesday, April 28, 2010 - 9:40am
Critical Intimacies Reading Group

Just a friendly reminder that the deadline for abstract submissions is approaching. Please circulate widely. Thank you.

Call for Papers: Essays for Journal Special Issue

"Postcolonial Intimacies"

Ut Pictura Poesis: Thinking about Representation in Late Medieval and Renaissance England, 1-2 October 2010

Sunday, April 25, 2010 - 8:35pm
Queen's University, Kingston

In his Apology for Poetry, Sir Philip Sidney defines poetry as "an art of imitation", a form of "mimesis"; he describes it as not only a "representing, counterfeiting, or figuring forth" but more importantly as a "speaking picture." This attribution of aural and visual elements to the poet's pen delineates poetry as a medium able to integrate seemingly disparate elements: a site of necessary hybridity. As a "speaking picture", poetry mirrors the visual arts by imagistically portraying the verba (signifier) or form which conveys, transmutes, or mimics the res (signified) or Platonic Idea. The visual arts, which mirror or embody the spoken word, serve to access this elusive signified.