category: theory

The Poetics of Metadata (proposals due October 10, 2010; STS conference March 16-18, 2011
)

full name / name of organization: 
Paul Benzon / Society for Textual Scholarship
contact email: 
pbenzon at temple dot edu

Recent critical trends in media studies have emphasized various aspects of and approaches to the materiality of technology and media information, with methodologies including digital forensics, platform studies, and critical code studies offering both a deep interest in the close reading of technology and a jumping-off point towards multiple larger literary, cultural, and philosophical questions. This panel seeks to build upon and extend those methodologies by focusing in particular on metadata—data about data—as a category of inquiry. How does metadata relate to data in discursive, informational, and ontological terms? How and to what extent does metadata inform the materiality of technology? What kinds of aesthetic, economic, geopolitical, philosophical, and historical questions emerge when we focus our attention on texts such as caches, server logs, search histories, and other instances of the metadata of the digital? How might contemporary metatdata resemble, remediate, or break from the metadata of earlier periods? How might we write metadata into media history, and how does its presence coincide with or complicate existing narratives of media change?

Film Theory Area

full name / name of organization: 
2011 PCA/ACA & Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations
contact email: 
Jenkinsj@u.arizona.edu

Call for Papers: Film Theory Area
2011 PCA/ACA & Southwest/Texas Popular Culture
and American Culture Associations

Joint Conference: April 20-23, 2011, San Antonio, TX

[UPDATE] Redeeming Modernity: Economy, Religion, and Literature in Modern America. NeMLA (Abstact deadline 9/30/10)

full name / name of organization: 
Andrew Ball, Purdue University
contact email: 
ajball@purdue.edu

42nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association
April 7-10, 2011
Rutgers University
New Brunswick, NJ

[REMINDER] Interrogating Complicities: Postcolonial, Queer and the Threat of the Normative; ABSTRACT DEADLINE SEPT. 5th

full name / name of organization: 
Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
contact email: 
complicitiesconf@gmail.com

Title: Interrogating Complicities: Postcolonial, Queer and the Threat of the Normative
Date: November 15th - 16th, 2010
ABSTRACT DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 5th

Contemporary Women's Novels: The Changing Story? (NeMLA 2011 4/7-4/11) New Brunswick, NJ: Abstracts due Sept. 30

full name / name of organization: 
Karen E. Waldron, College of the Atlantic
contact email: 
kwaldron@coa.edu

To what extent can contemporary fiction by women and about women from different cultures can be brought together coherently for discussion?

[UPDATE] NeMLA Panel on Women Writers and Psychoanalysis (Abstract Deadline September 30, 2010; Conference April 7-10, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
KristinaMarieDarling@yahoo.com

I'm still seeking submissions for a panel on American women writers’ responses to Freud, which will take place at the 2011 Northeast Modern Language Association Conference.

Call for Papers: "Idea of France" Conference, Nov. 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Todd Reeser
contact email: 
reeser@pitt.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS

Interdisciplinary Conference at the University of Pittsburgh

November 10-12, 2011

“The Idea of France” / “L’Idée de la France”

Immagine e Forma nell'Estetica Barocca

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) Convention, New Brunswick (NJ) April 7-10, 2011
contact email: 
mforlino@eden.rutgers.edu

This panel invites proposals for interdisciplinary papers focusing on the re-examination of the Baroque Aesthetics.

Horror Area: 2011 PCA/ACA National Conference, 20-23 April, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Horror Area, Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association
contact email: 
pcahorror@gmail.com

The Horror Area co-chairs of the Popular Culture Association invite interested scholars to submit papers on any aspect of horror in fiction, cinema, television, gaming and culture for the 2011 PCA/ACA

"Horror," SW/TX Popular Culture and American Culture Association, 4/2-23, 2011, San Antonio, TX

full name / name of organization: 
Steffen Hantke
contact email: 
steffenhantke@hotmail.com

CALL FOR PAPERS
"HORROR"

Joint Conference of the PCA/ACA & Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations at the Marriott Rivercenter Conference Hotel on

April 20-23, 2011

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