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LITERATURE and MUSIC, Sibiu, Romania, 10-12 May, 2012 * UPDATE

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Wednesday, March 7, 2012 - 9:07am
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Roehampton University, London, UK

From Verdi's Otello and Tolstoy's The Kreutzer Sonata to Anthony Burgess's literary and musical compositions and Kazuo Ishiguro's fictional musicians, literature is obsessed with music, and vice versa. This is the first conference to explore critically the connection between music and literature in a comprehensive fashion.

Keynote Speakers: Gerry Smyth (John Moores University, Liverpool) and Stephen Benson (University of East Anglia).

With Performances by Special Guests including Willy Vlautin (Richmond Fontaine), Bernard MacLaverty, Tom McCarthy, Tiffany Murray, Douglas Cowie, Holly Pester, Kei Miller, Niall Griffiths. More names to be announced shortly.

HEART 2012 : Highly Efficient Accelerators and Reconfigurable Technologies

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Wednesday, March 7, 2012 - 6:49am
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Highly Efficient Accelerators and Reconfigurable Technologies

Important dates (GMT, UTC+0):

  • Paper submission: March 14, 2012 (EXTENDED FIRM)
  • FPGA Design Contest entry: March 26, 2012
  • Author notification: April 13, 2012
  • Camera-ready due: April 26, 2012
  • Workshop Dates: May 31 - June 1, 2012

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[UPDATE] Under Western Eyes: East Asia in Anglophone Fiction

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Wednesday, March 7, 2012 - 5:19am
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Special Session for MLA 2013 Boston, MA, Jan 3-6, 2013
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Under Western Eyes: East Asia in Anglophone Fiction (Special Session proposal for MLA 2013 Boston, MA)

Increasingly important to the world economy as an engine of growth, the dynamic region of East Asia (China, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, Korea) has for decades figured prominently in world media for its critical geopolitical position. But how has East Asia's emergence onto the world stage been reflected in English-language literature? This panel invites papers on recent (20th-century) Anglophone fiction set in East Asia; please send abstract of 1-2 pp along with a current c.v. to Mary Goodwin (profgood@hotmail.com) by 15 March 2012.

Ishaan Literary Review - Submissions for Issue #2

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Tuesday, March 6, 2012 - 11:45pm
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Ishaan Literary Review (An Online Journal of Poetry and Short Fiction)

Ishaan Literary Review publishes works of poetry and short fiction. Our submission period for Issue #2 (Summer 2012) is: March 10 - June 16, 2012.

We publish (roughly) 50% invited authors and 50% blind read/peer reviewed authors twice a year (Winter and Summer). We encourage your to submit a good range of work to give you a better chance of being published with us.

To Submit:

All submissions should be sent to our email address: ishaanlitreview@gmail.com

Please email your work as a Word document attachment. All works should be included in a SINGLE file with page breaks between individual works and titles for individual works clearly identifiable.

CFP MLA 2013 -- Cognitive Theories and the Comedia [Collaborative Session]

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Tuesday, March 6, 2012 - 9:24pm
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MLA Cognitive Approaches to Literature Division
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Cognitive Theories and the Comedia [Collaborative Session]
We invite proposals exploring how cognitive theories shed new light on early modern Spanish drama, performance and theatrical culture as well as how insights from the comedia can contribute to the growth of cognitive literary and dramatic study. Proposals should engage with both the comedia scholarship and cognitive literary studies. Topics and approaches may include, but are not limited to, cognitive poetics or cognitive cultural studies, affect and reception, embodiment, neuroscience, developmental cognition, Theory of Mind, ecological cognition, early modern models of cognition, etc.

Film Theory and Criticism - RMMLA Oct 11-13, 2012 - Boulder, CO

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Tuesday, March 6, 2012 - 9:23pm
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Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association

Please submit one page proposals on any aspect of film theory or criticism to edufaux@english.umass.edu by March 15.

Last year's panel included papers on aestheticism in film, film authorship/adaptation, and feminist subjectivity in film.

See official RMMLA CFP at http://rmmla.wsu.edu/call/default.asp.

CFP MLA 2013 -- The Cognitive Neuroscience of Attention

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Tuesday, March 6, 2012 - 9:17pm
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MLA Cognitive Approaches to Literature Division
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The Cognitive Neuroscience of Attention
We invite abstracts for a session focusing on the neuroscience of attention. How do recent developments in understanding perception and focus relate to research on reading processes? What do readers miss, what do they foreground and why? How do priming effects from marketing and commercialism, for example, direct attention? What do studies on lack of attention (e.g., ADHD) contribute to the discussion?

Please send a 300-word abstract and brief CV by March 15 to both Julien Simon jjsimon@indiana.edu and Elizabeth Nixon nixon.94@osu.edu

MLA 2013 CFP: The Past, Present, and Future of Cognitive Literary Studies (Round Table)

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Tuesday, March 6, 2012 - 9:10pm
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MLA Cognitive Approaches to Literature Division
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The Past, Present, and Future of Cognitive Literary Studies (Round Table)
Fifteen years after the MLA Cognitive Approaches to Literature discussion group was created and in recognition of its new division status, we seek to reflect on the field of cognitive literary studies: its history, current state, and the multiple directions that it is taking. How have cognitive approaches helped literary critics and scientists understand human culture and the mind? What is the present panorama of this interdisciplinary interface and how is it evolving?

MSA 12-Women Modernists and Right-Wing/Reactionary Politics

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Tuesday, March 6, 2012 - 8:36pm
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Modernist Studies Association

For at least two decades, scholars have addressed the striking convergence between modernist writers and reactionary, right-wing, or fascist regimes. From Andrew Hewitt's Fascist Modernism and Fredric Jameson's Wyndham Lewis: the Modernist as Fascist to Leon Surette's just-published Dreams of a Totalitarian Utopia: Literary Modernism and Politics, critics have sought to determine why so many modernist innovators were drawn to right-wing or reactionary politics. Yet the discussion has still largely been confined to the political leanings of male modernists, adverting to a fairly standard set of usual suspects: Eliot, Yeats, Pound, Lewis, Marinetti.

Modernism, Transnationalism, and the Law (MSA 14: Las Vegas, Oct. 18-21, 2012)

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Tuesday, March 6, 2012 - 6:48pm
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Matt Eatough

The recent transnational turn in literary studies has revolutionized how we talk about many of the canonical objects of modernist studies: the manifesto, little magazines, immigration, urbanization, and cosmopolitanism. But to what extent can we "transnationalize" modernist engagements with the law? On the surface, the national exceptionalism encoded in the legal doctrine of citizenship would seem resistant to transnational reading strategies. And yet, the slow granting of autonomy to European colonies over the first half of the twentieth century raised significant questions about the scope and application of modern legal forms across national borders.

MLA 2013: Resisting Diagnosis in the Long Eighteenth Century

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Tuesday, March 6, 2012 - 5:35pm
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MLA 2013 Conference

How did "marginalized bodies" (women, non-white, and/or non-British people) respond to, resist, and "write back" against pathologization and objectification by doctors? abstracts of 250-300 words and CV by 15 March 2012; Danielle Spratt (danielle.spratt@csun.edu) and Angela Monsam (monsam@fordham.edu).

[UPDATE] Special Session on Women & Work in Literature - October 19-21, PAMLA, Seattle University

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Tuesday, March 6, 2012 - 5:16pm
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Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
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Call for proposals: Special Session on "Women and Work," Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association annual conference, Seattle University, October 19-21, 2012.

How do writers represent the work of being women—where "work" is defined broadly to encompass not only paid labor inside and outside the home, but also the work of performing femininity and domesticity? How do writers address social assumptions about who should be performing work, and for what purpose?

Modernism and the Historical Novel (MSA October 18-21, Las Vegas)

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Tuesday, March 6, 2012 - 4:49pm
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Seamus O'Malley
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Scholarship on the historical novel needs to reassess the role of modernism, and the field of modernism needs to consider the role of the historical novel. Histories of the historical novel often fast-forward the years between the dawn of the twentieth century and the second world war. Assuming that modernism's attention to subjectivity and states of consciousness make it incompatible with the historical novel, studies have focused mainly on the classical historical novels of the nineteenth century (Scott, Balzac, Tolstoy), and then trace the postmodern and postcolonial return of the genre (Salman Rushdie, Garbriel Garcia Marquez, Umberto Eco). But what about the modernist historical novel? Did it exist?

[REMINDER] Cannibals: Cannibalism, Consumption and Culture (25-26 April 2013)

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Tuesday, March 6, 2012 - 4:07pm
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Hannah Priest/Hic Dragones

25-26 April 2013
Manchester, United Kingdom

From contemporary horror film to medieval Eucharistic devotions, from Freudian theory to science fiction, cannibals and cannibalism continue to repel and intrigue us in equal measure. This two-day interdisciplinary conference will explore humanity's relationships with, and attitudes towards, cannibalism, whether fascination, horror or purely practical considerations.

Papers are sought from all disciplines, including but not limited to literature, film studies, history, anthropology, archaeology, psychology and medicine.

Proposals are sought for 20 minute papers. Possible topics may include:

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