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2012 MLA cfp: Media study approach to Literature in transculturation

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Sunday, March 13, 2011 - 3:54pm
2012 MLA, Seattle

Media study approach to Literature in transculturation
aesthetics, modes of perception, forms and history of mediation and reading in modern literature, especially in transculturation. Abstract with 300 words and cv by March 15 2011

2012 MLA cfp: Media study approach to Literature in transculturation

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Sunday, March 13, 2011 - 3:53pm
2012 MLA, Seattle

Media study approach to Literature in transculturation
aesthetics, modes of perception, forms and history of mediation and reading in modern literature, especially in transculturation. Abstract with 300 words and cv by March 15 2011

Visualising Identities

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Sunday, March 13, 2011 - 10:05am
Re-visions: The journal of international postgraduate students' art & design research

Re-visions: The journal of international postgraduate students' art & design research.

Issue 2: Visualising Identities

Re-Visions is an international postgraduate journal which presents articles, practices as research and reviews, specializing in art and design research. The journal focuses on critical analysis and discourses of relevance to current and contemporary postgraduate research. We would, therefore, like to encourage both theoretical and practice-based contributions from postgraduate students at universities in the United Kingdom and internationally. Submissions can concern theory or practice, or both.

Speech Disorders in Literature, Film, and Popular Culture [Deadline for Abstracts: May 1st 2011]

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Friday, March 11, 2011 - 5:34pm
Chris Eagle / University of Western Sydney

I am soliciting previously unpublished articles or essays for an edited collection on the topic of representations of speech and language disorders in literature, film, and popular culture. At present, there is a growing interest in the field of Medical Humanities regarding the portrayal of conditions like stuttering, aphasia, mutism, etc. Recent works like The King's Speech, Rocket Science, and Diving Bell and the Butterfly also speak to the growing concern in contemporary popular culture over the status of the Self in relation to language loss and language breakdown.

CALL FOR PAPERS "ACTA IASSYENSIA COMPARATIONIS" Issue 9/2011 - with the theme "MASKS"

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Friday, March 11, 2011 - 7:35am
ACTA IASSYENSIA COMPARATIONIS Academic Journal - "Al. I. Cuza" University, Faculty of Letters, Comparative Literature Department - Iasi, Romania

http://literaturacomparata.ro/acta_site/acta_engl.html

CALL FOR PAPERS "ACTA IASSYENSIA COMPARATIONIS" Issue 9/2011 - with the theme "MASKS"

(Each issue of ACTA IASSYENSIA COMPARATIONIS is organized around a theme and it comprises scholarly articles written in Romanian, English, French, German, Italian or Spanish.
Examples of themes we have explored in the past: Orient - Occident; Identity and Otherness; Exoduses; Power; Centre and Periphery; Rational - Irrational; Smile and Laughter; Other Worlds.)

Travelling Identities, Saturday 18th June 2011

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Friday, March 11, 2011 - 6:40am
Birkbeck College

The traveller is a liminal figure who, in transcending geographical boundaries, also challenges ideas of space and self.

Travelling Identities is an interdisciplinary symposium which considers the relationship between travel and identity through the examination of a broad range of historical periods, geographical areas and travel practices.

"Re-Fashioning the Poetics of 'Post': Contemporary Poetry and Feminisms" MLA Special Session:March 25, 2011

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Thursday, March 10, 2011 - 9:07pm
MLA 2012 Special Session

MLA 2012 Special Sesson:
Call for Papers- "Re-Fashioning the Poetics of 'Post': Contemporary Poetry and Feminisms" View at http://www.mla.org/cfp_browse
or http://www.mla.org/conv_papers

Are we still postmodern? 'post'-feminist? How does poetics and feminisms intersect in contemporary poetry? Where is the debate now? How does theory/poetries perform 'us' now?

Call for papers: Time

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Thursday, March 10, 2011 - 8:47pm
Philament / University of Sydney

Philament, the peer-reviewed online journal of the arts and culture affiliated with the University of Sydney, invites postgraduate students and early-careers scholars to submit academic papers and creative works for our next issue upon the theme of Time.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

Entropy
Permanence
Birth / Death
Linearity
Futurity
Time Travel
Eternity
Infinity
Space-time
Speed
Duration
Archives
The 'Golden Age'
Einstein
Borges
Heidegger
Ricoeur
Innovation
The Avant-Garde
Revolution
Synchronisation
Time Perception
Ephemerality
Intermittence
Generations
Inheritance

"Mise-en-Scène: Crime" (special issue)

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Thursday, March 10, 2011 - 4:32am
Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies (Department of English, National Taiwan Normal University)

Vol. 38 No. 1 (March 2012)
Submissions due August 15, 2011

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In the beginning was murder. Then came drama: the hair-tearing (or eye-gouging) discovery of one's own overweening hubris, the inconsolable grieving over the loss of the most basic sense of humanity, and, simply, more killing. Indeed, murderers are significant figures in what Erich Auerbach would call "scenes of drama from European literature": Cain, Oedipus, Medea, the parricides in Dante's inferno, and Shakespeare's army of villains. Acts of killing in these literary texts not only contribute to the excitement of the drama, but also make imperative a rethinking of social order, justice, morality, state power, and human-God relations.

Psychopathology and Modernism (MLA 2012; Abstract Deadline 03/15/2011) [UPDATE]

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Wednesday, March 9, 2011 - 5:52pm
Adam Meehan / University of Arizona

This is a proposed special session for the 2012 MLA convention.

Do the conditions of modernity engender psychopathological behavior? Do the changes wrought by industrialization cause new types of psychological stress? Do they bring about madness? How do characters in modernist fiction and/or poetry react to these changes?

This panel seeks papers that examine pyschopathology in single or multiple works of modernist fiction and/or poetry. While psychopathological tendencies are not unique to (post) industrial society, this panel will investigate how modernity (particularly in the transition from pre-industrial to [post] industrial, rural to urban, etc.) may lead to certain types of psychopathological behavior.

[UPDATE] Deadline Extended: The American imagetext

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Wednesday, March 9, 2011 - 3:28pm
University of East Anglia, UK

EXTENDED CALL FOR PAPERS
'To fasten words again to visible things': the American imagetext

A two day conference held by the American Studies department at the University of East Anglia, UK, 18th-19th June 2011

Keynote speakers:
WJT Mitchell:
'The Historical Uncanny:  Phantoms, Doubles, and Repetition in the War on Terror'

Miles Orvell:
'The Talking Picture:  Speech, Silence, and Ventriloquism in the Discourse of Photography'

CFP The Ruins of Modernism (Oct 6-9 2011)

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Wednesday, March 9, 2011 - 12:43pm
MSA 13

Given a conference theme of "Structures of Innovation", papers are invited for a panel which will explore ruins and ruination as counter-structures or complementary structures within modernism, with special attention to the intersection of ruins with modernist aesthetics.

[UPDATE] Faulkner in the Media Ecology (11/24-26, 2011)

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Tuesday, March 8, 2011 - 10:33pm
University of New South Wales

Under the auspices of the Modernism Studies Centre in Australia, the School of English, Media, and Performing Arts at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, will host the 'Faulkner in the Media Ecology' conference, on November 24-26, 2011.

Significations

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Tuesday, March 8, 2011 - 6:16pm
Cal State University of Los Angeles English Graduate Students Association

[Note: This CFP is only aimed towards graduate students in the California State University system]

The Cal State L.A. EGSA is proud to organize Significations, an annual academic conference meant to foster graduate level exploration in the fields of literature, composition & rhetoric and creative writing as well as cultural studies, critical theory, film, gender studies and visual & performing arts.

The conference will take place on Saturday, April 30th, 2011. Students are invited to enter seminar length papers considering any period or genre of literary, linguistic, and visual culture.

Gertrude Stein: Open Topic (PAMLA 11/5-11/6/2011; Claremont, CA; Submission deadline 3/25/11)

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Tuesday, March 8, 2011 - 2:24pm
The Gertrude Stein Society

The Gertrude Stein Society seeks papers dealing with any aspect of Stein's writing and/or her legacy in 20th/ 21st century American poetry and poetics. Please upload your abstract of 300-500 words to the PAMLA online submission tool at http://www.pamla.org/2011. Please ALSO send your abstract and a current c.v. to Amy Moorman Robbins at Hunter College, CUNY. Amy.Robbins@hunter.cuny.edu. Deadline for submissions is March 25, 2011.

Twentieth Century Studies

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Tuesday, March 8, 2011 - 1:38pm
Midwest Popular Culture Association/ Midwest American Culture Association

Midwest Popular Culture Association/ Midwest American Culture Association Conference
October 14 – 16, 2010
Millwaukee, WI – Hilton Milwaukee City Center
509 W. Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, Wisconsin United States 53203
More information on the conference, including the official call for papers and hotel information,
can be found at http://www.mpcaaca.org. Note: Please do not submit the same item to more than one Area Chair.

[UPDATE, REMINDER] Composing Spaces: An Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference, 5/13/11

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Tuesday, March 8, 2011 - 12:21pm
University of Cincinnati, Department of English & Comparative Literature

Friday, May 13, 2011
*KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Professor Adrian Parr, dual appointment in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and the School of Architecture and Interior Design, author of the book "Hijacking Sustainability"
*WEBSITE: http://www.artsci.uc.edu/collegedepts/english/events/ComposingSpaces.asp...

Hospitality and Literature

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Tuesday, March 8, 2011 - 1:16am
MLA Special Session Proposal Seattle 2012 meeting

There is no custom of hospitality here, we do not need guests.'
--Kafka The Castle

The ethics of Hospitality is embedded with the politics of national and foreign diplomacy in Immanuel Kant's Perpetual Peace Treaty (1798) in which he puts forth the hypothesis that the extension of this action is not of one related to philanthropy, but of one related to right. Jacques Derrida further defines this 'right' proposed by Kant as one 'in relation to citizenship, the state, the subject of the state' going so far as to declare that it is an 'international right' (Derrida 3).

Literary Multilingualism

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Monday, March 7, 2011 - 6:03pm
MLA 2012

This panel addresses the aesthetic and political implications of twentieth century multilingual literature, literary code-switching, polyglot punning. 250 word abstracts by 15 March; Salvatore Pappalardo (salpappalas@yahoo.de) and Maria Kager (mariakager@yahoo.com), Rutgers University

MLA Special Session: Marilyn Monroe's Fragments

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Monday, March 7, 2011 - 4:13pm
Zachary Lamm

Any approach to the recently-published archival text, including comparative, historical, psychoanalytic, feminist, queer, materialist, biographical; Monroe as icon, poet, performer; in celebrity culture, fashion, politics, and film. 300-word abstracts by 20 March 2011.

CFP Slave Revolt and the Neo-Slave Genre in the 1930s, MSA, Structures of Innovation. Buffalo, New York, October 6-9, 2011.

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Monday, March 7, 2011 - 3:00pm
MSA Panel

This panel seeks papers on the neo-slave genre in relation to modern literary fiction that illustrate how the neo-slave genre is not simply a re-fashioning of antebellum slave narratives but is rather a discursive genre that revises the realist aesthetic and politics of the slave narrative while it deepens our understanding of race, gender, temporality and the meaning of freedom in a diasporic context. Topics may include, but are not limited to:

Travel and Truth: An International Research Conference

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Monday, March 7, 2011 - 9:55am
University of Oxford

Travel and Truth: An International Research Conference
Wolfson College, Oxford - 16-18 September 2011

'Travellers, poets and liars are three words all of one significance"
– Richard Braithwhaite, 1631

"We love the Old Travelers. We love to hear them ... blaspheme the sacred name of Truth"
- Mark Twain, 1869

[UPDATE] New Horizons Postgraduate Conference

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Monday, March 7, 2011 - 8:19am
Aberystwyth University Department of English and Creative Writing

The Aberystwyth University English and Creative Writing Postgraduate Conference in cooperation with the National Library of Wales has extended the deadline for abstracts for New Horizons: Crossing the Borderlands of the Humanities, the annual postgraduate conference to be held 11 May to 13 May 2011.

Intersections of Modernist Cinema and Literature. October 6-9, 2011, Modernist Studies Association Conference, SUNY Buffalo

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Monday, March 7, 2011 - 12:39am
Gregory Robinson

This panel will explore how moving images and the written word became interwoven as the cinema of attractions transformed into a medium capable of challenging the novel's dominance of narrative. How did literature respond to the new modes of presentation that cinema offered? How did cinema accept and/or reject literary conventions? Papers for this panel could consider (but are not limited to) topics such as cinematic adaptation, writing cinematically, writing about cinema, poetry and cinema, literary conventions in cinema, authors as early screenwriters, literature and silent cinema, and early Hollywood novels.

5th Annual Oceanic Popular Culture Association Conference CFP

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Sunday, March 6, 2011 - 11:18pm
Oceanic Popular Culture Association Conference

5th Annual Oceanic Popular Culture Association Conference
Honolulu, HI
May 27-28, 2011
Chaminade University of Honolulu

PROPOSAL DEADLINE EXTENDED TO APRIL 17, 2011

Panel and individual paper proposals are now being accepted for the 5th Annual Oceanic Popular Culture Association Conference. All topics and proposals are welcome, particularly those treating cultural productions within and/or about the Oceanic region.

250-350 word abstracts/proposals for individual papers or
3-4 paper panels are due April 17, 2011. Direct abstracts and proposals to Cheryl Edelson cedelson@chaminade.edu

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