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The Challenges of Late Modernism

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Monday, January 23, 2012 - 2:39am
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 15 March to Marius.Hentea@UGent.be.

The Literary Classic in and through Time

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Monday, January 23, 2012 - 2:30am
MLA 2013

What is the classic? Has its meaning changed? What value system underpins criticism in different epochs? Is literary value dead?

Submit proposal (300 words) and brief bio by 5 March 2012.

CFP: Collection of Essays on AMC's BREAKING BAD

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Sunday, January 22, 2012 - 4:47pm
David Pierson, University of Southern Maine

This is a CFP for critical essays for an edited collection on AMC's original series Breaking Bad. Premiering on January 20, 2008, Breaking Bad has been critically acclaimed and called one of television's best all-time dramatic series. It will end its fifth and final season in 2012-13. Despite garnering critical notice, Breaking Bad has received little serious scholarly attention in academic circles.

Works in Progress: An Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference, May 31, 2012

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Saturday, January 21, 2012 - 8:00pm
Department of English & Comparative Literature, University of Cincinnati

The English Department at the University of Cincinnati invites you to submit proposals for an interdisciplinary academic conference held on May 31, 2012 focusing on the value of sharing works in progress as a means to increase experimentation, build community, and test new ideas. Rather than soliciting finished products from participants, we seek work that shows its seams, represents thinking in action, invites revision, and resists closure. In other words, don't hide your process; advertise it.

The Voice-Over (Vol.8, No.1)

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Saturday, January 21, 2012 - 6:55pm
Cinephile

Deadline for Draft Submissions: March 15, 2012

During the past three decades, studying the voice has intrigued many film theorists and thinkers. Arguing that the cinematic image is an audiovisual space largely structured according to human body and voice, some scholars (Mary Ann Doane, Sarah Kozloff, and Michel Chion, among others) have been drawn to the various manifestations and mysterious connotations of the non-visualized voice.

"Text as Memoir: Tales of Travel, Immigration, and Exile in the Writings of Langston Hughes" (November 9-12, 2012)

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Saturday, January 21, 2012 - 2:06pm
The Langston Hughes Society (Special Session at South Atlantic Modern Language Associaton Convention-Durham, NC)

The Langston Hughes Society welcomes papers for a special session on "Text as Memoir: Tales of Travel, Immigration, and Exile in the Writings of Langston Hughes." We are seeking papers that examine Langston Hughes's writings within the context of the special session topic. Please email a one page typed abstract, a biographical profile, and contact information to Dr. Sharon Lynette Jones at sharon.jones@wright.edu by June 1, 2012. Any accepted presenter must join the South Atlantic Modern Language Association and The Langston Hughes Society. Accepted presenters will be notified of the deadline for joining SAMLA and the Langston Hughes Society.

Philologist: Journal for Language, Literary and Cultural Studies (Issue No 5)

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Saturday, January 21, 2012 - 11:27am
University of Banja Luka, Faculty of Philology

We are calling for papers dealing with contemporary literary, cultural, and language theories and/or their applications to particular works for the third issue of our journal. We would also welcome papers dealing with meta-theories and their significance for the human and social sciences, as well as reviews of the most recent books in the field of cultural, language and literary theories and criticism.

Papers should be a maximum of 7.000 words, and use the New Harvard Citation System. Papers must include abstracts and key words. Authors should also provide a short bio (up to 20 lines).

Philologist: Journal for Language, Literary and Cultural Studies

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Saturday, January 21, 2012 - 11:24am
University of Banja Luka, Faculty of Philology

We are calling for papers dealing with contemporary literary, cultural, and language theories and/or their applications to particular works for the third issue of our journal. We would also welcome papers dealing with meta-theories and their significance for the human and social sciences, as well as reviews of the most recent books in the field of cultural, language and literary theories and criticism.

Papers should be a maximum of 10.000 words, and use the New Harvard Citation System. Papers must include abstracts and key words. Authors should also provide a short bio (up to 20 lines).

Papers in Word format, using Times New Roman 12 font, with 1.5 line spacing, should be sent to the following email addresses:

"Mapping Real-and-Imagined Places," MLA 2013 (deadline 10 March '12)

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Saturday, January 21, 2012 - 10:58am
Robert T. Tally Jr.

Dickens's London, Faulkner's Yoknapatawpha, Tolkien's Middle-earth, Mieville's Bas-Lag ... Whether endeavoring to present a realistic picture of a well known geographical locale or projecting a purely fantastic otherworld, narrative fiction frequently maps the "real-and-imagined" spaces (as Edward Soja has labeled them) of our world. This panel will explore such literary cartography or geocriticism in works of realism, fantasy, or other. Please send a 250-word abstract and brief CV to Robert T. Tally Jr. at robert.tally@txstate.edu by March 10, 2012.

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