category: theory

[UPDATE] Revenge of the Queers: Ethics and the Politics of Resentment (NEMLA 2012)

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Emily King / NEMLA 2012
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From Diane DiMassa’s caffeinated homicidal heroine in Hothead Paisan to Lee Edelman’s sinthomosexual who “chooses not to choose the Child,” revenge – if only phantasmatic – invigorates que

Liminality in Contemporary Literature (Intl. Conference on Narrative, March 15-17, 2012)

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Ashley Kunsa, Duquesne University
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From post-colonial theory to sociology to anthropology, the concept of liminality has offered a means for understanding instances of cultural, social, and political “in-between-ness.”

Sketched by themselves. Society tested by “panoramic” literature

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Interférences littéraires - Literaire Interferenties (Open Access Journal)
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Sketched by themselves
Society tested by “panoramic” literature

[UPDATE] The Apocalypse in Literature and Film - October 1, 2011

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_LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory_
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Alien invasion, viral outbreak, nuclear holocaust, the rise of the machines, the flood, the second coming, the second ice age—these are just a few of the ways human beings have imagined their “end

[UPDATE] Inarticulacy: An Interdisciplinary Early Modern Conference

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University of California Berkeley
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Inarticulacy: An Interdisciplinary Early Modern Conference
University of California, Berkeley
November 12 - 13, 2011

**Abstracts welcome from graduates, post-docs, and faculty!**

MLA Preconvention Workshop: Getting Started in Digital Humanities with DHCommons

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DHCommons, NITLE, and the Texas A&M Initiative for Digital Humanities, Media, and Culture
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Digital methodologies and new media are changing the landscape of research and teaching in modern languages and literatures. Scholars can now computationally analyze entire corpora of texts or preserve and share materials through digital archives. Students can engage in authentic applied research linking text to place, or study Shakespeare in a virtual Globe Theater. In the face of all the digital humanities buzz--from the MLA to the New York Times to Twitter--where can scholars interested in the field turn to get started?

Object Lessons: The Thingly Realm in Modern Literature (Deadline September 30, 2011; Conference March 15-18, 2012)

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Northeast Modern Langauge Association 2012 Convention
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43rd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 15-18, 2012
Rochester, New York – Hyatt Rochester
Host Institution: St. John Fisher College

You're So Juvenile: Monstrous Children in Medieval Culture - K'zoo May 10-13 2012

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Monsters: The Experimental Association for the Research of Cryptozoology through Scholarly Theory and Practical Application (MEARCSTAPA)
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MEARCSTAPA Session for the International Medieval Congress at Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, Michigan
May 10-13, 2012

Language, Literature and Cultural Studies

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Military Technical Academy, Department of Foreign Languages, Bucharest
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Language, literature and cultural studies
ISSN: 2065-3867

Call for papers
Deadline: 1 November 2011 for LLCS no.8 and no.9

Call for submissions! Deadline November 1st

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Kudzu Review
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Kudzu Review is looking for all kinds of Nature writing. We want poetry, essays, short fiction, music, artwork, recipes. Please visit us at for more details.

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