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Cultural Productions of 9/11

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Thursday, June 30, 2011 - 12:01pm
Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture

Introducing "Cultural Productions of 9/11"

Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture, Issue 11.2

Edited By Christopher Schaberg and Kara Thompson

Featuring:

Christopher Schaberg and Kara Thompson, "Avatars of 9/11"

Wendy Kozol, "Looking Elsewhere"

Scott Cutler Shershow, "The Time of Sacrifice: Derrida contra Agamben

Daniel Ross, "Passages to Immortality: Arakawa and Gins, Stiegler, and September 11"

Caren Kaplan, "'A Rare and Chilling View': Aerial Photography as Biopower in the Visual Culture of '9/11'"
Marian Macken, "The Event in Miniature: 9/11 and the New York City Model"

David Simpson, "A Confusion of Tongues"

[Update]: CFP - The Apocalypse in Literature and Film (October 1, 2011)

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Wednesday, June 29, 2011 - 7:36pm
The journal LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory

Alien invasion, viral outbreak, nuclear holocaust, the rise of the machines, the flood, the second coming, the second ice age—these are just a few of the ways human beings have imagined their "end of days." And someone's Armageddon clock is always ticking—we just dodged Harold Camping's rapture on May 21st of this year, and the Mayan-predicted doomsday of 2012 is just around the corner. In the end, what do we reveal about ourselves when we dream of the apocalypse? What are the social and political functions of these narratives in any given historical period? How do different cultures imagine the apocalypse, and what do these differences reveal? What is particular to the narratological design and content of apocalyptic texts?

[UPDATE] American Frontiers: British Association for American Studies Postgraduate Conference (November 12th, 2011)

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Wednesday, June 29, 2011 - 7:56am
British Association for American Studies / University of Birmingham

November 12th, 2011
Keynote: Professor Liam Kennedy (University College Dublin)

The British Association for American Studies (BAAS) welcomes papers for its annual postgraduate conference, to be held at the University of Birmingham on November 12th, 2011.

The general theme of the conference is 'American Frontiers'. The notion of the frontier has permeated the history of the United States, from colonial expansion to the optimistic rhetoric of the Kennedy administration. Moreover, the meaning of 'America' and its place within the world has been a site of ongoing negotiation in geographic, political, economic, military, intellectual and cultural terms.

A(r)mor amoris: Modernist Cummings, Sex(t)uality, and Cultural Aesthetics (deadline 9/20/11; Louisville, 2/23/12-2/25/12)

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Wednesday, June 29, 2011 - 2:17am
Gillian Huang-Tiller / E.E. Cummings Society

The E. E. Cummings Society and the Society's journal, Spring, invite abstracts for 20-minute papers for the 40th annual Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900, February 24-26, 2012, at the University of Louisville (http://www.thelouisvilleconference.com). An experimental artist of new forms in poetry, prose, painting, and theater, Cummings goes beyond a mere radical formalism to fashion a cultural aesthetics that engages the contemporary issues of his time.

[UPDATE] Modified and Definite Dates for the V International Gothic Congress, FFyL, UNAM, Mexcio, March 2012

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Tuesday, June 28, 2011 - 6:02pm
International Gothic Congress

V International Gothic Congress

'Gothic Plurality'

During the last years, Gothic Literature has just begun to be accepted as a literary field worth of study among Mexican scholars. The doors remain open to deepen into the study of a style whose manifestations go beyond the barriers represented by time, culture, genre, and art modes.

Steaming into a Victorian Future: A Steampunk Anthology

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Tuesday, June 28, 2011 - 4:50pm
Ken Dvorak, PhD

We are seeking contributors for a collection of critical essays on Steampunk. Steampunk remains an elusive topic even among its admirers and practitioners, but at its heart, it re-imagines the Victorian age in the future, and re-works its technology, fashion, and values with a dose of anti-modernism. From sci-fi and fantasy to websites catering to a Steampunk lifestyle, this multi-faceted genre demands greater scholarly analysis.

The editors of this anthology seek contributions in the following suggested subject areas:

10th Medieval English Studies Symposium (19-20 Nov 2011)

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Tuesday, June 28, 2011 - 3:58am
Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland

You are cordially invited to the 10th Medieval English Studies Symposium, organised by the School of English, Adam Mickiewicz University, which will be held in Poznań from 19-20 November, 2011. MESS10 will have as its aim bringing together specialists in the areas of medieval English literature and linguistics.

Literature Section at MESS10

Princes and Paupers: Class, Money and (social and physical) Otherness in medieval and medievalist literature in English

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