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The Spectacle of the Archive: Uncovering "Lost" Modernist Magazines (MSA Las Vegas 2012)

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Tuesday, March 13, 2012 - 6:06pm
full name / name of organization: 
Belinda Wheeler
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Periodical culture has changed the way scholars view literary magazines from the modernist period. Various books on these "little" magazines, such as Suzanne Churchill's The Little Magazine Others and the Renovation of Modern American Poetry and Harold J. Salemson's Tambour: Volumes 1-8 Facsimile Edition have reminded us of the critical importance of understudied journals. Recent studies have also examined overlooked sections within "canonical" little magazines, such as letters to the editor, advertisements, book reviews. This roundtable seeks to bring together scholars who are working on either understudied literary magazines from the modernist period or an understudied section within a "canonical" modernist magazine.

Women in Literature (Deadline: April 22nd)

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Tuesday, March 13, 2012 - 5:15pm
full name / name of organization: 
Hannele Kivinen / PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association)
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We are currently accepting proposals for PAMLA's annual "Women in Literature" panel. This year's conference will be held in Seattle, Washington from Oct 19th - 21st, 2012. As the subject is a rather broad one, a range of scholarly perspectives will be welcomed. Potential topics might include, but are by no means limited to:

Man and Machine: The Relationship between Humans and Technology in Philosophy and the Arts

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Tuesday, March 13, 2012 - 3:20pm
full name / name of organization: 
Marja Harmanmaa / International Society for the Study of European Ideas

THE 13th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF ISSEI (International Society for the Study of European Ideas), July 2 – 6, 2012, University of Cyprus, Cyprus

CFP

From Greek mythology to today's cultural theorists the impact of technology on humankind has been of great interest. Attitudes towards progress, exemplified by technology, have varied, and still do, between fear of the change that it inevitably brings, and an all-embracing enthusiasm due to the vast potential attributed to the "machine".

Temples of Bengal: Call for Papers

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Tuesday, March 13, 2012 - 11:44am
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Chitrolekha International Magazine on Art and Design
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Special Issue on the Temples of Bengal

We are happy to announce that the next issue of Chitrolekha Magazine (Vol. II, No. 1) is going to be on the Temples of Bengal (from the Ancient Period to the 19th Century). Since we want to bring out a collection having holistic approaches to the topics, we have selected this vast area, which can be explored from many interdisciplinary perspectives and multidisciplinary positions. We seek submission on the following areas:

[UPDATE] CFP: Media Across Borders (UK) 9 June 2012

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Tuesday, March 13, 2012 - 11:29am
full name / name of organization: 
Iain Smith

(please note that the abstract deadline, 2nd April, is in less than three weeks)

Media Across Borders: The 1st International Conference on the Localisation of Film, Television and Video Games

Saturday 9th June, 2012 at the University of Roehampton, London

Launch event of the Media Across Borders network, funded by the Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) as part of the Translating Cultures programme.

Confirmed speakers include amongst others, Kevin Robins, Jeanette Steemers, Lucy Mazdon, Laurence Raw, Jean Chalaby, Lothar Mikos and Pia Jensen.

CFP: Womanhood, Masculinity, and the Family (SCMLA: San Antonio, TX; Nov. 8-10, 2012Deadline 3/30/12)

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Tuesday, March 13, 2012 - 11:11am
full name / name of organization: 
South Central Modern Language Association
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The deadline for submissions has been extended to 3/30/12

This panel will explore masculinity, womanhood and the family in African American Literature, while these topics can be treated separately, they may also be treated together, providing a view of the family within African American texts.

BEHIND THE SCREEN DOOR: SPACES OF THE CINEMATIC HOUSE

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Tuesday, March 13, 2012 - 11:03am
full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Fran Pheasant-Kelly, Dr. Stella Hockenhull and Dr. Eleanor Andrews/ University of Wolverhampton

Abstract due 30 April 2012, first draft essay due 30 July 2012, final essay due December 2012

This edited collection seeks to publish recent scholarship on spaces of the cinematic house by film or screen studies scholars employing a range of critical methodologies. Currently we are inviting final contributions for a volume provisionally entitled Behind the Screen Door: Spaces of the Cinematic House, for which we are in discussions with Routledge. Essays should address one of the following spaces not already covered – the master bedroom, cellar, doors and windows, the study/library or corridors within the cinematic house, although other suggestions are welcome.

Hegel and Modernism (MSA Las Vegas, 10.18)

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Tuesday, March 13, 2012 - 11:02am
full name / name of organization: 
Charles Altieri
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Hegel and Modernism

This panel takes up a simple, but perhaps exacting question: What can the study of Hegel contribute to our understanding of modernism now?

Hegel and Modernism (MSA Las Vegas, 10.18)

updated: 
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 - 11:01am
full name / name of organization: 
Charles Altieri
contact email: 

Hegel and Modernism

This panel takes up a simple, but perhaps exacting question: What can the study of Hegel contribute to our understanding of modernism now?

[UPDATE] Animate Objects, Inanimate Bodies - EXTENDED DEADLINE TUESDAY 10th of APRIL 2012

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Tuesday, March 13, 2012 - 8:56am
full name / name of organization: 
King's College London
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King's College London Annual Postgraduate Conference

What separates the human body from the objects around it? Are objects merely inanimate, inorganic things that are designed and used by human bodies? Is it solely the human body that is the physical site or limit of the self? Is there a divide between the human body and the object in the first place?

We are looking for papers which examine the interactions (or lack thereof) between bodies and objects in literature. These interactions could suggest an impenetrable divide between the human body and the object, could question where the body ends and the object begins, or could reveal how bodies and objects inform one another.

The Future of Teaching the Past (IJILTH, Special Issue)

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Tuesday, March 13, 2012 - 5:19am
full name / name of organization: 
International Journal of Innovation and Leadership in the Teaching of Humanities

The teaching of ancient languages and cultures has become increasingly marginalised within the linguistic studies in general, and university curricula in particular. In this issue, we will see at new ways how new teaching methodologies and technologies can be applied to this historical branch.

Among the questions addressed here are the contributions historical linguistic studies can make to both neighbouring and more remote academic disciplines, as well as to the general education and professional training of university students.

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