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MSA 14 Panel: Analogical Modernism (Oct 18-21, 2012)

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Wednesday, March 14, 2012 - 3:37pm
Dora Zhang

Analogy has a long history as a figure of rhetoric and logic. In his 1951 essay, "Effects of Analogy," Wallace Stevens makes this figure central to poetics, writing, "Poetry is incredibly one of the effects of analogy." This term, in Steven's understanding, encompasses various procedures of saying the same thing another way such that the restatement illustrates and gives definition to the thing stated. Poetry is a kind of rhetoric in which "the feeling of one man is communicated to another in words of the exquisite appositeness that takes away all their verbality."

MSA 14 Panel: Analogical Modernism

updated: 
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 - 2:48pm
Dora Zhang

Analogy has a long history as a figure of rhetoric and logic. In his 1951 essay, "Effects of Analogy," Wallace Stevens makes this figure central to poetics, writing, "Poetry is incredibly one of the effects of analogy." This term, in Steven's understanding, encompasses various procedures of saying the same thing another way such that the restatement illustrates and gives definition to the thing stated. Poetry is a kind of rhetoric in which "the feeling of one man is communicated to another in words of the exquisite appositeness that takes away all their verbality."

2012 Annual SAMLA Conference-Text as Memoir: Tales of Travel, Immigration, and Exile

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Wednesday, March 14, 2012 - 2:38pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association

The South Atlantic Modern Language Association welcomes proposals for full panels or calls for papers for the 2012 SAMLA Convention, which will be held in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, November 9-11, 2012. Proposals supporting the special focus of the conference, "Text as Memoir: Tales of Travel, Immigration, and Exile" are especially encouraged. Sessions, however, may also be of a more general nature or concentrate on a specific topic relating to teaching, literary and linguistic scholarship in the humanities, and modern languages.

PAMLA 2012 / Science Fiction Division / Deadline April 22nd, 2012

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Wednesday, March 14, 2012 - 4:32am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

The Science Fiction Division of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association invites paper proposals for the 110th annual PAMLA conference, held this year at Seattle University, in Seattle, Washington from October 19th – 21st, 2012.

All abstracts proposing original science fiction scholarship will receive full consideration.

To propose a paper, please follow this link and use the Online Proposal Submission Form, which will help guide your paper title, abstract, and proposal (of no more than 500 words) to the Science Fiction Division by the April 22nd deadline:

http://www.pamla.org/2012/proposals

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The Challenges of Late Modernism [UPDATE] - deadline extended 20 MARCH

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Wednesday, March 14, 2012 - 2:46am
MSA 14: Modernism and Spectacle (Las Vegas, Oct 18-21 2012)

This proposed panel seeks to examine the phenomenon of late modernism - is there such a thing, and how do we define it? Is it an analytically useful concept or should we think of another way of categorizing literature written after high modernism. Are there particular technological, social or political values that underpin late modernist writing? Can the concept of late modernism be extended beyond the Anglo-American world? Papers looking at either late modernism in a theoretical perspective or evaluations of individual late modernist authors are encouraged.

Please send a proposal (300 words) and a brief bio by 20 March to Marius.Hentea@UGent.be.

Temples of Bengal: Call for Papers

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Tuesday, March 13, 2012 - 11:44am
Chitrolekha International Magazine on Art and Design

Special Issue on the Temples of Bengal

We are happy to announce that the next issue of Chitrolekha Magazine (Vol. II, No. 1) is going to be on the Temples of Bengal (from the Ancient Period to the 19th Century). Since we want to bring out a collection having holistic approaches to the topics, we have selected this vast area, which can be explored from many interdisciplinary perspectives and multidisciplinary positions. We seek submission on the following areas:

BEHIND THE SCREEN DOOR: SPACES OF THE CINEMATIC HOUSE

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Tuesday, March 13, 2012 - 11:03am
Dr. Fran Pheasant-Kelly, Dr. Stella Hockenhull and Dr. Eleanor Andrews/ University of Wolverhampton

Abstract due 30 April 2012, first draft essay due 30 July 2012, final essay due December 2012

This edited collection seeks to publish recent scholarship on spaces of the cinematic house by film or screen studies scholars employing a range of critical methodologies. Currently we are inviting final contributions for a volume provisionally entitled Behind the Screen Door: Spaces of the Cinematic House, for which we are in discussions with Routledge. Essays should address one of the following spaces not already covered – the master bedroom, cellar, doors and windows, the study/library or corridors within the cinematic house, although other suggestions are welcome.

Hegel and Modernism (MSA Las Vegas, 10.18)

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Tuesday, March 13, 2012 - 11:02am
Charles Altieri

Hegel and Modernism

This panel takes up a simple, but perhaps exacting question: What can the study of Hegel contribute to our understanding of modernism now?

Hegel and Modernism (MSA Las Vegas, 10.18)

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Tuesday, March 13, 2012 - 11:01am
Charles Altieri

Hegel and Modernism

This panel takes up a simple, but perhaps exacting question: What can the study of Hegel contribute to our understanding of modernism now?

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