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[UPDATE] Enunciating the End: The Apocalypse, Textual Futures, and What Comes Next

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Sunday, October 9, 2011 - 11:45pm
Concordia English Graduate Colloquium

Apocalyptic prophecies and futurist narratives have always had a special place in culture, from Y2K fervor to the periodically updated Rapture to the upcoming end of the Mayan calendar in December of 2012. In addition to the "real" end-of-the-world predictions, and perhaps in response to them, our literature and pop culture has spawned innumerable fictions of a future unaccounted for. This unknown future folds back upon our past through historical representations of colonialism's reconfiguration of territory, ownership, and identity. In the present, our cultural climate seems to speak to the end of the material world as we have come to understand it, as we transcend print-based media and move up into the digital media cloud.

Reshaping Change: The Language and Literature of Opportunity (ACLA 2012)

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Friday, October 7, 2011 - 4:35pm
American Comparative Literature Association, Brown University, March 29 - April 1 2012

Aristotle's Poetics defines complex action in tragedy as a change accompanied by reversal or recognition, or both. Given this definition, is change then not a requirement of literature? Even in the Nouveau Roman, change is provided by an unexpected outlook and by stylistic choices in the writing itself. Change is often and legitimately equated to crisis or catastrophe, but may also be seen as a critical element of Literature–in Aristotle's view inherently so. A literary work develops through change, its interpretation by character or reader, and is thus assumed into or by the narrative. The imagination is fed by change. This seminar investigates how literary works represent change in a way that reinterprets or avoids catastrophe.

CFP: "The Ethnic and Racial Other in Scottish and Irish Writings" (NeMLA, March 15-18, 2012; Rochester, NY)

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Friday, October 7, 2011 - 4:35pm
NeMLA

Call for Papers: "The Ethnic and Racial Other in Scottish and Irish Writings"

43rd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 15-18, 2012
Rochester, New York, held at Hyatt Regency Rochester
Host Institution: St. John Fisher College
Keynote speaker: Jennifer Egan, 2011 Pulitzer Prize winner, A Visit from the Goon Squad

Enunciating the End: The Apocalypse, Textual Futures, and What Comes Next

updated: 
Friday, October 7, 2011 - 12:30pm
Concordia English Graduate Colloquium

Apocalyptic prophecies and futurist narratives have always had a special place in culture, from Y2K fervor to the periodically updated Rapture to the upcoming end of the Mayan calendar in December of 2012. In addition to the "real" end-of-the-world predictions, and perhaps in response to them, our literature and pop culture has spawned innumerable fictions of a future unaccounted for. This unknown future folds back upon our past through historical representations of colonialism's reconfiguration of territory, ownership, and identity. In the present, our cultural climate seems to speak to the end of the material world as we have come to understand it, as we transcend print-based media and move up into the digital media cloud.

Call for Articles for Frame a journal of Visual and Material Culture 15 Nov 2011

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Thursday, October 6, 2011 - 6:10pm
FRAME: a journal of visual and material culture

Call for Papers: Deadline 15 November, 2011.

Send all submissions electronically in .doc or .docx format to editor@framejournal.org.

The editors of Frame invite scholarly submissions from a variety of disciplines that engage with visual and/or material culture using unique methodologies. We are particularly attracted to scholarly work that transverses traditional disciplinary boundaries and uses fresh approaches.

New Voices: Bodies of Influence

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Thursday, October 6, 2011 - 3:50pm
New Voices Graduate Conference, Georgia State University

Call for Papers
New Voices, a Graduate English Conference
Bodies of Influence: The Human Body in the Humanities and Sciences
Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
January 12-14, 2012

Keynote Speaker: Marilynn Richtarik, Associate Professor of 20th‐Century British and Irish
Literature and author of a critical biography of playwright Stewart Parker, forthcoming from
Oxford University Press.

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