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Press/Reject!

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Sunday, June 7, 2009 - 9:01am
full name / name of organization: 
Richard Burt and Craig Saper
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Call for Essays for "Press (R)eject" special issue of Rhizomes.net
issue 20 (Winter 2009/2010) http://www.rhizomes.net/

Co-edited Richard Burt and Craig Saper, co-operators of the
Rejectionist Movement

Reconsidering Consolation in Twentieth- and Twenty-First-Century Elegiac Writing - NeMLA 7 - 11 April 2010, Montreal, Quebec

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Saturday, June 6, 2009 - 2:36pm
full name / name of organization: 
Daniel Moore, Panel Chair, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
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41st NeMLA Annual Convention
American/British Panel Category

One line from Wilfred Owen's unfinished preface to his posthumous Poems (1920) can be read perhaps as a synecdoche for much elegiac writing of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Anticipating the disconsolate tenor later elegies sound and the resistances they levy to socially and politically sustained practices of mourning, Owen warns readers the elegies in his book "are to this generation in no sense consolatory."

(En)Gendering Literary Translation

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Friday, June 5, 2009 - 3:00pm
full name / name of organization: 
North Eastern Modern Language Association Conference Montreal 2010

This panel seeks papers on the role of gender in literary translation. How is gendered behavior translated? What are the translator's options when dealing with a noticeable patriarchal language? Special emphasis will be placed on translations of literature from Spanish into English. Please send 300-500 word abstracts and brief biographical statements to Marko Miletich, (via snail-mail or email) marko.miletich@hunter.cuny.edu, Hunter College, Continuing Education, 695 Park Avenue, Room East 1025, New York, NY 10065.

[UPDATE] "Catastrophe and the Cure": The Politics of Post-9/11 Music (Deadline July 1, 2009)

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Friday, June 5, 2009 - 9:11am
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Anthology Theorizing Post-9/11 Music

In current debates about the War in Iraq, it has become commonplace for politicians and journalists to conjure the specter of the Vietnam War as a means of quantifying the impact of the current war in American culture and throughout the world. Surprisingly, though, few have scrutinized these comparisons to examine the differences between the popular music of the Vietnam era and the music of the current post-9/11 era. While the Vietnam era found countless bands and musicians responding in protest to that war, there has arguably been a significantly smaller amount of contemporary musicians who have taken overt stances, in their music, about the politics of post-9/11 life, in America and elsewhere.

Cfp Transcultural memory - a conference (abstracts by July 21, 2009; conference held on Feb 05-06, 2010)

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Friday, June 5, 2009 - 6:41am
full name / name of organization: 
Institute of Germanic and Romance Studies and Goldsmiths, University of London

Transcultural Memory
A conference jointly organized by the Department of English and Comparative Literature, Goldsmiths, University of London, and The Centre for the Study of Cultural Memory, Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies, University of London
This conference marks the inauguration of The Centre for the Study of Cultural Memory.
Date: 5-6th February, 2010.
Conference organizers: Lucy Bond, Rick Crownshaw and Jessica Rapson (Goldsmiths); Katia Pizzi and Ricarda Vidal (Institute of Germanic and Romance Studies).
Venue: Institute of Germanic and Romance Studies, University of London
Keynote speakers:
Astrid Erll (University of Wuppertal)
Andrew Hoskins (University of Warwick)

Contemporary Women's Writing: New Texts, Approaches, and Technologies (7-9 July 2010; deadline 15 August 2009)

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Thursday, June 4, 2009 - 3:54pm
full name / name of organization: 
Contemporary Women's Writing Network and San Diego State University
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The Third Biennial International Conference of the
Contemporary Women's Writing Network

In Collaboration with San Diego State University

7-9 July 2010

Abstract Deadline: 15 August 2009

Organizers:

Edith Frampton, Dept. of English and Comparative Literature

Anne Donadey, Departments of European Studies and Women's Studies

"South Asia's Orients," 41st Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) April 7-11, 2010, Montre

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Thursday, June 4, 2009 - 11:46am
full name / name of organization: 
Suha Kudsieh
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"South Asia's Orients," 41st Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) April 7-11, 2010, Montreal. Deadline: 9/30/09

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Call for Papers: South Asia's Orients
41st Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA). April 7-11, 2010, Montreal, Quebec - Hilton Bonaventure

Deadline for submitting abstracts or proposals: September 30, 2009

Panel description:

Thinking the Sacred Today

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Thursday, June 4, 2009 - 11:29am
full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
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Call for Papers

Panel on "Thinking the Sacred Today"

41st Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 7-11, 2010
Montreal, Quebec - Hilton Bonaventure

The Scrutiny of the Public Eye in the Work of William Faulkner

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Thursday, June 4, 2009 - 9:14am
full name / name of organization: 
Victoria Bryan - SAMLA

In keeping with SAMLA's theme for this year (Human Rights and the Humanities) this panel aims to examine the ways in which the scrutinizing view of the public eye impacts the construction of a character's identity in the work of William Faulkner. For example, in her book Race, Ethnicity and Sexuality (2003), Joane Nagel argues that race is a social construction rather than an inherent aspect of identity and writes that racial divisions are created in order to "form a barrier to hold some people in and keep others out, to define who is pure and who is impure, to shape our view of ourselves and others." How do racial divisions—or other socially constructed divisions, such as sexuality, nationality, ethnicity, etc.—impact relationships within a society?

Essay Collection: Representations of Beauty and Violence

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Wednesday, June 3, 2009 - 11:40am
full name / name of organization: 
Maryna Romanets / University of Northern British Columbia
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We are seeking essays that theorize the relationship between and inter-implication of beauty and violence in literature, film and art. While inquiring into the discursive constructions and multi-layered cultural re-enactments of the "violence mythos" (Whitmer), we are interested in the mechanisms of conversion whereby the seductive powers of aestheticized violence allow a reader/viewer to move past a "front-line vocabulary of cruelty" (Ackley) and become captivated by the beauty of such representations. How, in other words, do aesthetics intersect with violence?

Questions we would like the contributors to consider include, but are not limited to, the following:

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