category: twentieth century and beyond

[UPDATE] DEADLINE EXTENDED: From Here to There and Back Again: Allusion, Adaptation and Appropriation (10/21-10/22/2010)

full name / name of organization: 
University of Florida English Graduate Organization
contact email: 
ufl.ego@gmail.com

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2010 University of Florida Graduate Conference
October 21-22

Keynote Speaker: Douglas Lanier, University of New Hampshire

Narrative is the Essence of History: The History of the Historical Novel

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
jackiec159@hotmail.com

This roundtable will explore the genre of historical fiction. Topics include: reception; historical context; historiographic and literary theory; fact and

The Art of Villainy: Machiavelli and the Creation of the Fictional Villain

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 
jackiec159@hotmail.com

This panel will explore Machiavelli’s impact on villains from the early modern period to today, from Iago and Milton’s Satan to Lex Luthor, Voldemort and Tony Soprano.

[UPDATE] Gender and Sexuality in Contemporary Detective Fiction

full name / name of organization: 
Julie H. Kim / Northeastern Illinois University
contact email: 
J-Kim6@neiu.edu

Reminder: Abstracts (250 words) and brief cv due September 15 for edited collection of essays on gender and sexuality in contemporary detective fiction.

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[UPDATE] Humanities in the Digital Age

full name / name of organization: 
English Graduate Organization (EGO), Western Illinois University
contact email: 
cm-jach@wiu.edu


EGO Conference: Humanities in the Digital Age
October 22 & 23, 2010
Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL

DEADLINE EXTENDED: October 1, 2010

Samuel Beckett's Bilingualism at NEMLA Convention, New Brunswick, New Jersey, April 7-10, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Nadia Louar
contact email: 
louarn@uwosh.edu

Session: Samuel Beckett's Bilingualism

The Poetics of Metadata (proposals due October 10, 2010; STS conference March 16-18, 2011
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full name / name of organization: 
Paul Benzon / Society for Textual Scholarship
contact email: 
pbenzon at temple dot edu

Recent critical trends in media studies have emphasized various aspects of and approaches to the materiality of technology and media information, with methodologies including digital forensics, platform studies, and critical code studies offering both a deep interest in the close reading of technology and a jumping-off point towards multiple larger literary, cultural, and philosophical questions. This panel seeks to build upon and extend those methodologies by focusing in particular on metadata—data about data—as a category of inquiry. How does metadata relate to data in discursive, informational, and ontological terms? How and to what extent does metadata inform the materiality of technology? What kinds of aesthetic, economic, geopolitical, philosophical, and historical questions emerge when we focus our attention on texts such as caches, server logs, search histories, and other instances of the metadata of the digital? How might contemporary metatdata resemble, remediate, or break from the metadata of earlier periods? How might we write metadata into media history, and how does its presence coincide with or complicate existing narratives of media change?

CFP Open Graves, Open Minds: Vampires and the Undead in Modern Culture (Edited Volume and Special Journal Issue)

full name / name of organization: 
University of Hertfordshire
contact email: 
s.george@herts.ac.uk

CFP Open Graves, Open Minds: Vampires and the Undead in Modern Culture (Edited Volume and Special Journal Issue)

[UPDATE] Redeeming Modernity: Economy, Religion, and Literature in Modern America. NeMLA (Abstact deadline 9/30/10)

full name / name of organization: 
Andrew Ball, Purdue University
contact email: 
ajball@purdue.edu

42nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association
April 7-10, 2011
Rutgers University
New Brunswick, NJ

[REMINDER] Interrogating Complicities: Postcolonial, Queer and the Threat of the Normative; ABSTRACT DEADLINE SEPT. 5th

full name / name of organization: 
Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
contact email: 
complicitiesconf@gmail.com

Title: Interrogating Complicities: Postcolonial, Queer and the Threat of the Normative
Date: November 15th - 16th, 2010
ABSTRACT DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 5th

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