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

Tuesday, March 6, 2012 - 9:24pm
MLA Cognitive Approaches to Literature Division

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.

CFP MLA 2013 -- The Cognitive Neuroscience of Attention

Tuesday, March 6, 2012 - 9:17pm
MLA Cognitive Approaches to Literature Division

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)

Tuesday, March 6, 2012 - 9:10pm
MLA Cognitive Approaches to Literature Division

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

Tuesday, March 6, 2012 - 8:36pm
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)

Tuesday, March 6, 2012 - 6:48pm
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.

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

Tuesday, March 6, 2012 - 5:16pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

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)

Tuesday, March 6, 2012 - 4:49pm
Seamus O'Malley

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)

Tuesday, March 6, 2012 - 4:07pm
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:

Reproductive Spectacle and the Modernist Female Body / MSA 14: Modernism and Spectacle / 18-21 October 2012/ Las Vegas, NV

Tuesday, March 6, 2012 - 4:03pm
Megan Minarich / Vanderbilt University

As feminist film scholar Laura Mulvey has famously argued, the eroticized female body has long been subjected to the patriarchal male gaze within cinema. This panel hinges upon the contention that a.) the same objectification happens to the reproductive female body, and b.) such reproductive spectacles are not limited to film, but may be found in other forms of modernist media and art as well. The aim of this panel is to explore the connections between modernist modes of spectacular display and the reproductive female body. Submissions are welcome from any discipline and may treat a wide range of critical, historical, and/or theoretical concerns that pertain to pregnancy, contraception, abortion, childbirth, and/or motherhood.

Adaptations- MPCA/MCAA (Oct 12-14, Columbus, OH)- Deadline, April 30

Tuesday, March 6, 2012 - 3:40pm
Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association

I am seeking original work in the area of ADAPTATIONS for the annual Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association Annual Conference in Columbus, OH, Oct 12-14. Abstracts can include a wide variety of approaches to Adaptation Studies. These may include research on film adaptations of literary works, comic books, video games, television shows, mythology, other films, radio shows, cartoons, nonfiction books, etc. Please upload your abstract to http://submissions.mpcaaca.org by April 30, 2011.

Moving from Me to We: Breaking Boundaries and Building Bridges with Globally Networked Learning Partnerships. June 7-8, 2012

Tuesday, March 6, 2012 - 3:23pm
SUNY Center for Collaborative Online International Education

The SUNY Center for Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) invites proposals for presentations that broadly support this year's conference themes; including individual presentations, panels, mini-workshops, or alternative innovative formats (including those utilizing videoconferencing and other technologies). Joint proposals from cross-department and/or inter-institutional teams, those which include substantial audience participation, or which bring in student perspectives are particularly encouraged. This year's conference is being held June 7-8, at the SUNY Global Center in New York City.

CFP for Special Session on Music in France, PAMLA Seattle, October 19-21, 2012

Tuesday, March 6, 2012 - 2:48pm
Christa Jones

Dear colleagues,
I am inviting abstracts for a Special Session at the 2012 PAMLA at Seattle University, October 19-21,
for a panel I am presiding, titled:
Music in France: From Classical Music to Chanson, Rap, and Rock
This panel examines musical genres in France and the Francophone World with emphasis on how music can be used in a French as a second language classroom and as a tool to enhance teaching and deepen understanding of France and the Francophone world.
Please send a paper title, an approximately 500-word proposal, and an approximately 50-word abstract to christa.jones@usu.edu