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[REMINDER] "Literature and the Philosophy of Technology" Special Session MLA Boston 2013 (March 1, 2012)

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Wednesday, February 22, 2012 - 10:28am
Jessica Kuskey

Please consider this CFP for a Special Session for MLA 2013, Boston:

"Literature and the Philosophy of Technology"

Description:
Approaches to literature drawing from philosophy of technology or critical theory of technology. Literary critical responses or challenges to theories of technology.

Submission requirements:
400-word proposal; brief bio

Deadline for submissions:
1 March 2012

Contact person information:
Jessica Kuskey (jekuskey@syr.edu)

* All special sessions are subject to MLA approval.

Transmission, Translation and Dissemination in the European Middle Ages, 1000-1500

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Wednesday, February 22, 2012 - 5:15am
Forum for Medieval & Renaissance Studies in Ireland

Transmission, Translation and Dissemination in the European Middle Ages, 1000–1500 AD, is an interdisciplinary, international, two-day conference to be held at University College Cork on 28– 29 September 2012.

This conference will explore the issues of textual transmission and the movement of ideas across medieval Europe. Indeed, going beyond consideration of literary texts alone, the scope of discussions will include the transmission of images, music, scientific learning, and related areas.

Keynote addresses will be given by Dr Caoimhín Breatnach, School of Irish, Celtic Studies, Irish Folklore and Linguistics, University College Dublin and Dr Anthony Lappin, School of Languages, Linguistics and Cultures, University of Manchester.

In the Margin: e-text and its readers (proposals 30 April 2012)

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012 - 3:06pm
Drs. Ann-Barbara Graff and Kristin Lucas

We solicit contributions for an edited collection of scholarly essays entitled In the Margin: e-Text and its readers. Considerable scholarship of the past three decades has addressed the history, readership, and materiality of the book. The architecture of the page, paperstock, fount, blank spaces, and readerly annotation have been the subject of economic, material, and theoretical analysis. Attention to how books have been copied, signed, and annotated has illuminated a history of reading and literary activity. The codex, in short, has been invaluable to the material turn in bibliographic and literary scholarship. But what of the digital turn?

CFP: American Humor (Due March 1)

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012 - 2:18pm
RMMLA

This panel welcomes papers on any topics pertaining to humor in American literature and culture. Please send 250-word abstracts to Julie Wilhelm at jawilhelm@my.lamar.edu by March 1st. The RMMLA meets in Boulder, Colorado on October 11-13, 2012.

[UPDATE] CFP: At the Round Table (food writing)

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012 - 12:50pm
Dr. Adrienne P. Lamberti / University of Northern Iowa

Among scholarly, trade, and popular texts, food has been addressed as (among other frames) a luxurious preoccupation, a class marker, and an overdue opportunity to give attention to a key cultural artifact.

Ecocriticism panel at RMMLA Oct 11-13, 2012

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012 - 12:05am
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association

Inspired by the growing membership in international chapters of ASLE and the global effects of climate change and social injustice, this panel seeks papers with an international and cross-cultural ecocritical perspective.

Please submit paper proposals by March 1, 2012 to Ali Brox at ali_brox@yahoo.com.

For more information about the RMMLA convention in Boulder, Colorado, please visit: www.rmmla.org

[UPDATE] Debt: Money/Narrative/Belief (August 17-19, 2012)

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Monday, February 20, 2012 - 9:55pm
Dalhousie Association of Graduate Students in English (DAGSE)

[Update] - We are happy to announce our keynote speakers:
● Glenn Willmott (Queens University), author of Modern Animalism: Habitats of Scarcity and Wealth in Comics and Literature (University of Toronto Press, 2011) and Modernist Goods: Primitivism, the Market, and the Gift (University of Toronto Press, 2008);

● Len Diepeveen (Dalhousie University), author of Artworld Prestige: Arguing Cultural Value (co-author Timothy van Laar. Forthcoming, Oxford, 2012) and The Difficulties of Modernism (Routledge, 2003);

[UPDATE] Politics of Form in the Transpacific - MLA Boston (01/03 - 01/06)

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Monday, February 20, 2012 - 9:08pm
Modern Language Association - Special Session

Special session explores political dimensions of literary form in the material and cultural context of transpacific exchange; how are the aesthetics of various genres (fiction, non-fiction, autobiography, memoir, poetry, etc) differentially implicated and utilized within the historical terrain of the transpacific? Attention to texts in various Pacific Rim languages welcome.

300-word abstract and c.v. by 03/10 to Steven Yao (syao@hamilton.edu) and Janice Tong (tong14@illinois.edu)

 

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