category: twentieth century and beyond

[UPDATE] Looking Back on Activism and American Literature of the Twentieth Century

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
contact email: 
clare.eileen.callahan@gmail.com

Writing in 1940, Walter Benjamin suggests that “the historical progress of mankind” be immobilized so that we may respond to, rather than overlook, social injustices in the present.

'Glorious Technicolor, Breathtaking CinemaScope': The Spectacle of Technology in Screen Media - 27 February 2010

full name / name of organization: 
University of Warwick, UK
contact email: 
a.c.sloan@warwick.ac.uk

This inter- and multi-disciplinary conference seeks to explore ways in which particular screen technologies and media are displayed and spectacularised – that is, instances in which attention is drawn to the medium or technology itself rather than simply to its content.

CFP: Special Issue of the Women's Studies Quarterly - "Market"

full name / name of organization: 
Women's Studies Quarterly
contact email: 
wsqassociate@gmail.com

Call for Papers: WSQ (Women’s Studies Quarterly) Special Issue on Market

Guest Editors: Mara Einstein and Joe Rollins

Market is both a noun and a verb, a place where we shop and the act of selling. Market can be Wall Street or Main Street, psychological and physiological, traditional, viral or stealth. In the current period of global economic upheaval scholars from all disciplines need to interrogate the changing meanings, moods, and implications of the market. In this issue of WSQ we seek to consider consumption and markets anew, from feminist, queer, cultural, and critical perspectives. This issue will explore urgent questions related to markets. These include, but are not limited to: How might we get beyond the entrenched binaries of male/female, public/private, citizen/immigrant, producer/consumer that are central to so much thinking about markets? What does it mean to go shopping in the name of charitable giving or to purchase “green” products? How can commodities that are “locally grown” survive in the face of globalization? How does globalization compare to colonial trade? How are these changes affecting the ways we understand images, brands, icons, labels, and the meanings these transmit? How did modern consumer behavior and iconography develop? How have literary texts shaped or challenged our sense of the market? When did the commodity first appear? Is the depression getting you down?

Forgotten Bodies: Identities, Practices and Representations - PG Conference 9th Jan 2010

full name / name of organization: 
The University of Exeter
contact email: 
cjw222@exeter.ac.uk

Forgotten Bodies will provide a forum in which postgraduate researchers can explore often overlooked discourses, representations and practices relating to embodiment, sexuality and gender.

American Literature: Special Issue on SF, Fantasy, and Myth (Mar. 31, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
American Literature (Duke University Press)
contact email: 
gerry.canavan@duke.edu

American Literature (Duke University Press)
Special Issue on SF, Fantasy, and Myth
http://www.duke.edu/~gc24/americanliterature.html

DEADLINE: 31 May 2010

Turning Points and Transformations March 5-6, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Louisiana Conference on Literature, Language and Culture
contact email: 
langlit2010@louisiana.edu

http://english.louisiana.edu/laconference/Home/index.php

UPDATEHanif Kureishi and His Work

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17th METU BRITISH NOVELISTS CONFERENCE Hanif Kureishi and His Work
contact email: 
nbirlik@metu.edu.tr

17th METU BRITISH NOVELISTS CONFERENCE
Hanif Kureishi and His Work
December 17-18, 2009

"Les pratiques scripturales de la migrance littéraire" NeMLA [UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
Marianne Bessy et Catherine Khordoc
contact email: 
Catherine_Khordoc@carleton.ca et marianne.bessy@furman.edu

Appel à communications
 
Les pratiques scripturales de la migrance littéraire
 
41st Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
7 – 11 avril 2010

Frances Hodgson Burnett's THE SECRET GARDEN AT 100 1/10/2010

full name / name of organization: 
Joe Sutliff Sanders and Jackie C. Horne
contact email: 
joess@csusb.edu

Call for Papers: Frances Hodgson Burnett’s The Secret Garden at 100

Zadie Smith: After the First Decade:9/30/2009; 4/7-11/2010.

full name / name of organization: 
Prof. Philip Tew / Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
contact email: 
Philip.tew@brunel.ac.uk

Zadie Smith: After the First Decade 4/7-11/2010

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