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[UPDATE] Modernist Lives, Precarious Lives (MSA 14, Oct. 18-21, 2012; Deadline extended)

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Monday, April 2, 2012 - 8:13am
Walt Hunter/ University of Virginia

Although much recent criticism in modernist studies has focused on the everyday and the ordinary, this panel proposes instead to look at the precarious. The term precarity has been heard more and more frequently in the disciplines of political philosophy, economics, anthropology, and critical theory, but it has only begun to make its way into literary studies. Current discussions of precarity are shaped by the work of Paulo Virno, who describes it as "the chronic instability of forms of life," and by Judith Butler, who conceives of precarity as a shared vulnerability on the basis of which we might found a tentative community.

[UPDATE] The Ethics and Poetics of Genre Literature, 15-16 mars 2013

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Monday, April 2, 2012 - 3:17am
University Paul Valery Montpellier 3, France

International Conference : « The ethics and poetics of genre literature »
March 15-16 2013
Université Paul Valéry- Montpellier 3
Organized by EMMA (Etudes Montpelliéraines du Monde Anglophone)
With the support of the Société de Stylistique Anglaise (SSA)

The Spectacle of Modern Military Movements

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Sunday, April 1, 2012 - 3:55pm
Katherine Thorsteinson

From the trenches to the atom bomb, the modernist period was disturbingly defined by new military realities, ideologies, and mythologies that spread the globe. New forms of conflict and revolution were not limited to the battlefield, however. Militarism affected everything from art and literary movements to class, race, and gender relations. Consider for example the militant poetic ideals of Ezra Pound and T.S. Eliot, or Virginia Woolf's exploration of military fashion as a form of masculine spectacle, or the effects of Hemingway's war experiences on his narrative style. In what ways might these modern military movements be conceived as a form of spectacle?

The Spectacle of Modern Military Movements (MSA14, Las Vegas)

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Sunday, April 1, 2012 - 3:53pm
Katherine Thorsteinson

From the trenches to the atom bomb, the modernist period was disturbingly defined by new military realities, ideologies, and mythologies that spread the globe. New forms of conflict and revolution were not limited to the battlefield, however. Militarism affected everything from art and literary movements to class, race, and gender relations. Consider for example the militant poetic ideals of Ezra Pound and T.S. Eliot, or Virginia Woolf's exploration of military fashion as a form of masculine spectacle, or the effects of Hemingway's war experiences on his narrative style. In what ways might these modern military movements be conceived as a form of spectacle?

CFP for Art History and Visual Culture Area of the MPCA/ACA annual conference Oct. 12-14, 2012

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Sunday, April 1, 2012 - 11:35am
Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association

Call for Papers
Art History and Visual Culture Area
2012 Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference
Deadline: April 30, 2012

Friday-Sunday, October 12-14
Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel
Columbus, OH
http://www.mpcaaca.org

The Art History and Visual Culture Area of The Midwest Popular Culture and Midwest American Culture Association is now accepting proposals for its upcoming Conference in October.

[UPDATE] Celebrity Couples Conference, Sat 24th November 2012

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Saturday, March 31, 2012 - 1:56pm
University of Southampton, Southampton, UK.

This conference seeks to explore the phenomenon of the celebrity power couple: those relationships where two stars come together and where their individual identities as celebrities become inseparable from their status as a famous couple. With the prominence of one-name couples (Brangelina, TomKat) and famous families (Will Smith / Jada Pinkett Smith and kids), it is becoming increasingly clear that celebrity is no longer an individual pursuit (if it ever was). When combining forces through agents and managers, these couples can straddle different celebrity spheres (David and Victoria Beckham).

Ireland and Cinema: Culture and Contexts (2013: Thursday April 18 - Saturday April 20)

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Saturday, March 31, 2012 - 11:03am
Film Studies, University College Cork, Ireland

Film Studies at University College Cork invites the submission of abstracts for a major conference titled "Ireland and Cinema: Culture and Contexts". The three-day international conference will take place from Thursday April 18 to Saturday April 20, occurring during Ireland's 2013 presidency of the EU.

The conference will facilitate discussions, presentations and debates across a wide spectrum of subjects in the broadest definition of the field of "Ireland and Cinema". The programme hopes to schedule one keynote presentation and one specialist panel each day; the latter comprising an expert in a given field who will make a presentation and then lead a discussion among delegates.

2nd Global Conference: Chronicity (September, 2012, Oxford, United Kingdom)

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Friday, March 30, 2012 - 11:29am
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

2nd Global Conference
Chronicity

Thursday 30th August – Saturday 1st September 2012
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

The Call:
The apparent increase in and diversity of chronic conditions calls for better understandings of the spaces between health and illness that chronic patients occupy, often for most of their lives and raises questions not just about those that suffer, but also about those that care for them, available treatments and care, and social inclusiveness.

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