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[update] cfp manycinemas 04: Love

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Friday, March 2, 2012 - 3:28am
manycinemas

We have extended our deadline for our fourth issue of manycinemas (topic LOVE in non-romantic films). Please send us your proposal until 15/03/2012.

We are especially looking for articles on

  • African Cinema
  • Asian Cinema: Japan, Korea, Thailand, etc.
  • and our rubric Beyond the screen seeks for an interesting article which is loosely connected to film like theater, music, dance, performance, visual culture, comic, graphic novels...

Please send your proposal to manycinemas
Helen Staufer and Michael Christopher

editors@manycinemas.org

27th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference in the Humanities: SYSTEMS OF CONTROL / MODES OF RESISTANCE, Nov. 1-3, 2012

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Thursday, March 1, 2012 - 11:32pm
Robert Kilpatrick / University of West Georgia

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Dr. Russell Berman (Stanford University)

How do various systems of authority (e.g. literary, political, sexual, cultural, economic, linguistic) seek to control individuals, groups, or cultural movements? How do individuals, groups, or cultural movements engage in resistance to subjection?

2012 PAMLA Special Topics Session. "The Art of Translation --Spanish & English. The Recreation of A Literary Text"

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Thursday, March 1, 2012 - 9:47pm
PACIFIC ANCIENT AND MODERN LANGUAGE ASSOCIATION (PAMLA) 2012

2012 PAMLA Special Topics Session. "The Art of Translation --Spanish & English. The Re-creation of A Literary Text" (19-21 Oct., Seattle)

In recent years we have witnessed a substantial recognition and a clear academic conceptualization of the literary translation and the way translators deal with the cultural and linguistic nuances that surround a literary text. Papers for this session will focus on shifts in the field with particular attention to the role of the literary translator in the process of restructuring and redefining translation as a solid scholarly discipline.

[UPDATE] American Nineteenth-Century Literature: Writing Illness in Nineteenth-Century American Literature (Abstracts due Mar 7)

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Thursday, March 1, 2012 - 7:52pm
RMMLA (Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association)

This session welcomes proposals on any aspect of 19th C American literature, but especially those theorizing representations of illness and medicine. We invite papers that address autobiography, fiction, philosophy, poetry, diaries, and science writing. Topics may include, but are not limited to:
--madness and mental illness
--doctor/patient relationships
--the home, hospital, and asylum
--legal insanity
--epidemics
--the wounded body or soul
--pain
--pathographies, case studies, patient-authored narratives
--invalidism
--disability studies
--narrative ethics
--nurse-roles and healthcare

Modernism and the Weather: MSA 14, Las Vegas, Oct. 18-21

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Thursday, March 1, 2012 - 7:33pm
Louise Hornby/UCLA

This panel invites papers that address the significance of the weather in modernist works (literature, film, visual art). How does the weather become a particularly modernist concern? What are the stakes of weather prediction, anticipated in the early part of the twentieth century? How are meteorological events forecast, observed, described, and interpreted? How might weather structure coordinates of knowledge and time? How does the weather negotiate the terrain of the ordinary and the spectacular?

[UPDATE] "Antagonisms." Special issue of The Comparatist

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Thursday, March 1, 2012 - 6:32pm
The Comparatist

Topic: Antagonisms

General Editor: Zahi Zalloua (Whitman College)

We welcome contributions that examine the representation and staging of antagonism in comparative studies and literary theory. How might one conceive of antagonism today? Why are certain forms of antagonism readily made visible while others remain hidden--or simply disavowed? How does the field of literary studies manage its own antagonism(s)? Is antagonism--antagonistic rivalry between critics--a hindrance to the faithful work of interpretation? Or is it better understood as, or in terms of, the field's engine of change? Topics of interest could include:

Games and Gaming in Science Fiction and Fantasy panel - 2012 SCLA, Gaming the System, Las Vegas, Oct. 25-28

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Thursday, March 1, 2012 - 5:53pm
Society for Critical Exchange

For many of us, gaming the system and SF&F bring to mind Captain Kirk's solution to the war simulation game known as the Kobayashi Maru, but games and gaming have long enjoyed a privileged position in Science Fiction and Fantasy. Works such as Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card and The Players of Null-A by A.E. Van Vogt have a game as the central feature of the narrative; the fantasy quest narrative is essential to the development of role-playing games; video gaming is an important element of much cyberpunk fiction in general (Tron may deserve its own mention with regard to video gaming); more recent works by writers such as Charles Stross and Cory Doctorow use online gaming to structure their narratives.

[UPDATE] Cine tectonica: Film on the Faultline

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Thursday, March 1, 2012 - 4:12pm
Alan Wright

The recent earthquakes in Chile, Christchurch and Japan have left a host of powerful images in the minds and memories of millions of people around the world. Film has always played a crucial role in the imagination of disaster. From its earliest days, cinema has registered the impact of seismic events. The aftermath of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake is recorded on film. In New Zealand, footage from the Napier earthquake of 1931 shows the destruction of the town. Hollywood even recast New Zealand in Green Dolphin Street (Saville, 1947) as the fictional setting for a special effects mega-quake and tsunami.

MMLA Special Session: Bodies on the Marketplace [UPDATE]

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Thursday, March 1, 2012 - 3:26pm
Midwest Modern Language Association. Special Session

Bodies on the Marketplace: Supply and Demand
This sessions welcomes papers on the body in performance, the media, the arts, and in pedagogy, i.e., the student body. Please send 250-word abstracts to Ann C. Hall, halla@ohio dominican.edu, by May 1. Include your name, address, phone, and email.

2012 MPCA/ACA: Popular Romance

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Thursday, March 1, 2012 - 2:40pm
Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association

Call for Papers: Popular Romance

2012 Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference
Friday-Sunday, October 12-14, 2012
Columbus, OH
Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel
(Conference info: http://www.mpcaaca.org)

Deadline for submission: April 30, 2012.

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