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Postcolonial Actualities: Past and Present, UT Austin 16-17 October 2009

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Tuesday, April 21, 2009 - 4:33pm
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Comparative Literature Program, UT Austin

The age of globalism that shapes the world today is both a cause and effect of postcolonial actualities: effect because of the cultural influences (imposed or transmitted) of colonial powers on colonized lands through the centuries; cause because the supposed end of the colonialist era started world events of migration, hybridity, multiculturalism and relocation in the urban centers of former colonial powers. Several critics have already shaped the postcolonial discourse—such as from Said to Bhabha, from Achebe to Rushdie, from the Subaltern Studies Group to Anzaldúa—and the reality of our world today continues to offer numerous possibilities for discussion on postcolonial issues.

Steampunk! Revisions of Time and Technology. SAMLA 11/6-11/9 2009. Deadline for abstracts: May 20, 2009

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Tuesday, April 21, 2009 - 2:59pm
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Kathryn Crowther / SAMLA

This SAMLA special session panel welcomes papers on any aspect of the Steampunk genre. Papers could address literature, film, art, or other cultural manifestations of Steampunk. Of particular interest are discussions of the ways that Steampunk engages with notions of time and historical discourse, the materiality of Steampunk, and the intersections of technology and literature. By May 20, please send a one-page abstract that includes audio/visual needs and a short vita (with complete contact information) to Kathryn Crowther, Georgia Institute of Technology at kathryn.crowther@lcc.gatech.edu

MSA 11: Vernacular Modernisms: What Are They When They're at Home?

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Tuesday, April 21, 2009 - 10:41am
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Dr. Bradley D. Clissold
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Although some scholarly work has investigated the ways in which various types of modernist ideas and aesthetic tendencies have found articulation and received exposure in the quotidian sphere via advertising, film, popular psychology, popular music, new (household and workplace) technologies, as well as in profound developments in travel and communication, this panel seeks to push such analysis further. Papers are sought that critically explore articulations of modernism as they occur and are experienced in the everyday lifeworld.

Panel for Modernist Studies Association Conference, November 5-8, 2009 (Montreal): Theories of Language as Modernist Theory

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Monday, April 20, 2009 - 10:03pm
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Ken Hirschkop
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The early twentieth century witnessed not only a variety of aesthetic experiments with language, but also a new wave of writing about language theoretically. The most well-known is the work that shaped what was to become twentieth-century linguistics: Saussure, Meillet, Benveniste, Jakobson, and the like. But it was not just linguists who tried to frame new conceptions of language: a wide variety of intellectuals from other fields decided, as if in concert, that understanding language was the key to understanding the basic problems of their disciplines and, in many cases, the very fate of European society. A few of these intellectuals, like Wittgenstein and J. L.

[UPDATE] 5th 'Medievalism Transformed' postgraduate conference - Keynote: Catherine Batt, University of Leeds

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Monday, April 20, 2009 - 10:54am
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Bangor University, Wales

Translating the Middle Ages.

Submission Deadline: 29 May
'Medievalism Transformed' is an interdisciplinary postgraduate conference for researchers in a variety of disciplines. The one-day event, which is supported by the Centre for Medieval Studies, will be held at Bangor University on the 20th of June. The theme for this year's conference will be Translating the Middle Ages: we will be convening to explore the practice of translating in the Middle Ages, but also to discuss the various ways in which medieval culture has been translated or adapted to the modern era. Topics within the general scope of the conference will be considered, including (but not limited to):

HANIF KUREISHI AND HIS WORK

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Monday, April 20, 2009 - 8:28am
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Middle East Technical University, Ankara
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THE 17TH METU BRITISH NOVELISTS CONFERENCE
HANIF KUREISHI AND HIS WORK
December 17-18, 2009

ManuScript interdisciplinary journal, 2009 issue: 'Urges' - deadline June 30th, 2009

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Monday, April 20, 2009 - 7:33am
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ManuScript Journal - English and American Studies, University of Manchester

ManuScript is the peer-reviewed journal in English and American Studies from the University of Manchester. Since 1996, it has encouraged rigorous intellectual discussion and progressive research which reflects critical debates across a variety of disciplines. It aims especially to promote the work of postgraduates and early career academics, and to provide a forum for intellectual and cultural concerns.

ManuScript?s next journal edition, following on from the conference held on 20th February 2009, will be on the topic of ?Urges?. We hope that the theme will encourage and allow room for a wide variety of responses from different discourses and fields.

Anti/Slavery, Colonialism and Aesthetics

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Sunday, April 19, 2009 - 7:12pm
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Sargasso journal, University of Puerto Rico Rio Piedras
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SARGASSO
– CALL FOR PAPERS –
ANTI/SLAVERY, COLONIALISM, AND AESTHETICS
submission deadline June 20, 2009

Literary Journalism Studies call for submissions

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Sunday, April 19, 2009 - 9:14am
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The Journal of the International Association for Literary Journalism Studies

LITERARY JOURNALISM STUDIES, a peer-reviewed journal sponsored by the International Association for Literary Journalism Studies (IALJS), invites submissions of scholarly articles on literary journalism, which is also known as narrative journalism, literary reportage, reportage literature, "new journalism" and the nonfiction novel, as well as literary nonfiction and creative nonfiction that emphasizes cultural revelation. The journal is international in scope and seeks submissions on the theory, history and pedagogy of literary journalism throughout the world. All disciplinary approaches are welcome.

CFP: El Paso in the Comics II: "The Southwest in the Comics" Graduate Conference and Event

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Friday, April 17, 2009 - 11:46am
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James B. Carter/ University of Texas at El Paso
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CFP: El Paso in the Comics II: "The Southwest in the Comics"

Graduate students in all fields of study are invited to submit 200-word abstracts to the second-annual "El Paso in the Comics" conference and event, to be held on the campus of the University of Texas at El Paso, February 23, 2010.

Papers on all aspects of comics scholarship, theory, and pedagogy will be given attention, but those that deal with issues related to artists, creators, characters and/or themes associated with the American Southwest and/or Hispanic/Chicano culture in comics will be given top priority.

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