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In Memory of Radio: Modernity, (Post) Metropolis and American Writing [Proposal Deadline: 9.30.10]

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Saturday, September 25, 2010 - 9:29pm
2011 Northeast Modern Language Association Convention (April 7-11, 2011])

2011 NeMLA Seminar Session seeks papers examining exchanges between American writers & the contemporary metropolis, from the late 20th- century to the present. Asking where & how American writers locate and/or represent urban space, we pose new questions at the intersections of American urban geography & literature: Is Detroit an exurb of Alabama? When will the Camden renaissance begin? Where do we catch the last train for Newark?

Seminar looks to reframe discussions of 21st-century American cityscape and its engagement with literature, theory & geography, by bringing consideration to notions such as displacement and the local. Send queries and abstracts to Michael Antonucci by 9/30/10

Lynching, Animality, and Animals (ASLE June 2011; deadline for abstracts October 30, 2010)

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Saturday, September 25, 2010 - 9:15pm
Lindgren Johnson/Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment

Seeking abstracts for a panel at ASLE that take a challenging and innovative approach to the impact of nonhuman animals, both material and rhetorical, on Southern lynchings:

Over the last two decades lynching studies has become firmly established in the academy. As critical animal studies now makes its way into African American studies how could and should it change the way we approach lynching?

Questions to consider might include:

NEMLA Convention (Call for Papers) April 7-10, 2011 in New Brunswick, NJ

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Saturday, September 25, 2010 - 3:57pm
Anna Cafaro, Bard College, NY

Human Rights in Italian Theater

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights adopted by the UN in 1948 contains thirty articles. In a society disrupted by continuous violations of those rights we should ask ourselves what theater can do and what it is doing. How can it raise awareness? This panel offers the occasion to explore the role of theater and the urgent need for denouncing and defending human rights in Italian society as well as internationally.
Please send 250-word abstracts in English or Italian to Anna Cafaro, annacafaro@hotmail.com, by October 10, 2010 .

Geography/Topos/Literature, ASLE 2011, Bloomington, IND, Abstracts October 15, 2010

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Saturday, September 25, 2010 - 12:59pm
Ninth ASLE Biennial Conference Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment

Geography/Topos/Literature

Panel Proposal | Ninth ASLE Biennial Conference
Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment

In The Future of Environmental Criticism, Lawrence Buell observes that "the concept of place gestures in at least three directions at once—toward environmental materiality, toward social perception or construction, and toward individual affect or bond," all of which makes it, a "rich and tangled arena for environmental criticism" (63).

Forgotten Voices of the Avant-garde, 20th-21st January 2011, University of Leeds, UK

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Saturday, September 25, 2010 - 4:30am
School of Modern Languages and Cultures, University of Leeds; School of Language and Literature, University of Aberdeen; Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies, Queen's University Belfast

Call for Papers

The Forgotten Voices of the Avant-Garde

20th-21st January 2011
University of Leeds

A postgraduate conference co-organised and supported by the University of Leeds (School of Modern Languages and Cultures), the University of Aberdeen (School of Language and Literature), and Queen's University Belfast (Spanish and Portuguese Studies).

Part of the Arts and Humanities Research Council's Beyond Text Initiative, with funding from the Society for French Studies and Leeds Humanities Research Institute.

CFP: New essays for collection on Nicholas Ray

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Saturday, September 25, 2010 - 1:25am
Steven Rybin and Will Scheibel

Going Home: Essays on Nicholas Ray in Cinema Culture
Editors: Steven Rybin and Will Scheibel

We are currently accepting proposals for a new collection of essays on Nicholas Ray, tentatively titled Going Home: Essays on Nicholas Ray in Cinema Culture. A university press has shown an interest in this collection.