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[UPDATE] Modernism and Cosmopolitanism (MSA 14; Oct. 18–21, 2012)

Sunday, March 11, 2012 - 7:59pm
Michael Spiegel

The past few years have witnessed a revival of interest in cosmopolitanism as scholars in a variety of disciplines seek new ways to define community in an increasingly interdependent world. Cosmopolitanism once represented an ethical and political ideal that championed a commitment to humankind as a whole and devalued local attachments. Now "new" or "counter" cosmopolitanisms have emerged; challenging the implications of traditional cosmopolitanism (ethnocentrism, imperialism, elitism), this new generation locates cosmopolitanism within the realities of a globally integrated world that recognizes and values local attachments.

SF/Fantasy at MAPACA Conference

Sunday, March 11, 2012 - 7:38pm
Mid Atlantic Popular & American Culture Conference

Call for Papers MAPACA 2012

Victorian Medicine and Popular Culture

Sunday, March 11, 2012 - 7:22pm
Tabitha Sparks, Louise Penner

Call for Papers: Edited Collection: Victorian Medicine and Popular Culture

How was the rise of scientific medicine in the Victorian era appropriated and adapted by popular culture? This essay collection explores the relationship between the increasingly specialized medical disciplines and a variety of texts and contexts, including popular (non-canonical) literature, journalism, advertisements, home medical and nursing manuals, and lectures and exhibitions at and mechanics institutes. The collection also offers perspectives on literature's reciprocal influence on diverse health care fields including nursing, pharmacy, medical philanthropy, health care missionary work, advertising, and quackery.

Parchment of Kashmir

Sunday, March 11, 2012 - 5:27pm
South Asian Languages and Literatures Discussion Group/ Modern Language Association Convention

Jammu and Kashmir---A principality? An autonomous unit within the Indian Union? An integral part of India? A subversive unit with the Indian Union? A bilateral issue between the nation-states of India and Pakistan? Is the mainstream Indian understanding and interpretation of the Kashmir conflict the only credible one? Is the mainstream Pakistani understanding and interpretation of the Kashmir issue the only credible one? Do the people of Kashmir have a voice in the matter? Is there a space within Kashmiri society in which the democratic aspirations of the populace of Kashmir could be nurtured?

UPDATE: Modern Family (MSA 14. Las Vegas. 18-21 Oct 2012)

Sunday, March 11, 2012 - 2:19pm
Wesley Beal

The family—as a social institution, as field of study, as a body of representation and readership—has been underserved by theories of modernism. This oversight may stem from a perception that many of the moderns, such as the Greenwich Village avant-garde, were often averse to an institution they found inherently bourgeois and conservative. This panel invites papers that will consider the family as a center of modernist thought, aesthetics, and praxis.

[UPDATE] GRAMMA - Journal of Theory and Criticism

Sunday, March 11, 2012 - 12:41pm
Karin Boklund-Lagopoulou and Alexandros Ph. Lagopoulos - Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Journal of Theory and Criticism

Semiotics as a Theory of Culture:
Deciphering the Meanings of Cultural Texts

Issue number 20, 2012

"Professional Wresting and…", foregrounding borders, crossing borders ; Jan. 31st & Febr. 1st 2013

Sunday, March 11, 2012 - 10:07am
University of Bordeaux 3, FRANCE

Since Barthes's Mythologies, cultural studies have acknowledged that there may be more to professional wrestling than a clash of two oily muscled masses in front of a partisan crowd. Yet, while it has caught the attention of a wide range of writers and essayists, from Roland Barthes, to Henry Jenkins to Angela Carter, and while it has been extensively studied in North-American academic circles, professional wrestling has been comparatively neglected in France. The subject is still awaiting a study that would exhaust its meanings and possibilities, including but not limited to the tetralogy of masculinity, popularity, excess and ritual.

American Literature After 1900 - DEADLINE EXTENDED: March 31 - RMMLA 2012 (October 11-13, Boulder, Colorado)

Sunday, March 11, 2012 - 1:41am
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association

Panel seeking papers on any aspect of American Literature after 1900 for the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association conference in Boulder, Colorado (October 11-13).

Please contact Trevor Jackson at tjackson1@csustan.edu with 300 word abstracts before March 31, 2012.

For more information on the conference visit: http://rmmla.wsu.edu/conferences/default.asp