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The Syntax of Voice in Modernism (Modernist Studies Association/MSA 13, October 6-9, 2011, Buffalo, NY)

Thursday, April 7, 2011 - 9:52am
Elizabeth Bonapfel / New York University

This panel seeks to explore the relationship between syntax and the category of "voice" in modernism. Recent scholarship on voice, including Mladen Dolar's book "The Voice and Nothing More," often complicates the Derridean distinction between writing and speech by arguing for a multiplicity of voices (musical voice, feminine voice, voice as object, interior voices, democratic voice, societal voice, authoritarian voice, hiccup, cough), a vocal variety that is particularly registered in the modernist period through innovative syntax.

Chapter and Verse: Structures of Reading Conference Date: October 8, 2011

Thursday, April 7, 2011 - 2:33am
University of California at Berkeley / The Bancroft Library

Keynote Speaker: Associate Professor Nicholas Dames, Departments of Comparative Literature and English, Columbia University

The Bancroft Library and the Departments of English and Comparative Literature at UC Berkeley invites scholars of all disciplines to submit papers to the History of the Book and Reading Townsend Center Working Group conference. This conference will explore what comprises the field we call "History of the Book."

Panel: "Postapocalyptic Topographies" / SLSA 25, Sept. 22-25, 2011

Wednesday, April 6, 2011 - 9:40pm
Sean Miller / Nanyang Technological University

Armageddon, the rapture, end times, the deluge, nuclear holocaust, global warming. In its myriad forms, apocalypse bears with it both the sense of revelation and cataclysm. It is anticipatory yet horrific. Historically, the postapocalyptic topos has provided fertile ground for an imaginative engagement with contemporaneous ambivalences towards technology, nature, and community. In keeping with the conference theme of "pharmakon," this panel will explore the figure of the apocalypse as an event imagined to result, more often than not, in one of two polarized outcomes: one that kills, as pandemic destruction with dystopian aftermath; or one that cures, as utopian renewal or purification.

Call for Research Articles for a New Humanities Journal

Wednesday, April 6, 2011 - 10:25am
Mediterranean Journal of Humanities (MJH)

Mediterranean Journal of Humanities (MJH) is published semiannually as a peer-reviewed print journal by Akdeniz University, Faculty of Letters. As a print journal, the journal' scope includes all research papers in the fields of Mediterranean cultures, Anthropology, Archaeology, Art History, Cultural Studies, Education, Gerontology, History, Languages, Literature, Media, Philosophy, Education, Psychology, and Sociology among others. Each paper is reviewed by two expert reviewers and the final decision is sent to author(s) within three months of the arrival of the article. If you want to submit an article to the journal, please ask for the article template by writing to ""

[UPDATE] Minority Identities: Rights and Representation

Wednesday, April 6, 2011 - 9:35am
University of Reading, UK

Registration is now open for delegates to attend Minority Identities: Rights and Representation, a one-day interdisciplinary postgraduate conference at the University of Reading, UK, on Saturday 7th May 2011.

This conference aims to explore the interface between creative/critical forms of representation and the claim to material/ontological human and animal rights. It will examine the concepts 'minority', 'identity', 'rights' and 'representation' and their possible intersections.

It will also interrogate categories and politics of identity, such as race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, religion, age, and disability, as well as the critical disciplines that invest in these, such as feminism, postcolonialism, and cultural studies.

Narratives and Popular Music: International Association for Popular Music Studies (UK-Ireland) Inaugural Postgraduate Conference

Wednesday, April 6, 2011 - 8:36am
International Association for Popular Music Studies (IASPM) UK-Ireland branch

The inaugural IASPM (UK-Ireland) postgraduate conference will be held on 9-10 June 2011 at the University of Liverpool. We invite papers on the stories we tell about popular music. We are interested particularly in illuminating how the intersection of story with study produces a contested space filled with a multitude of views. It is precisely this multitude we find fruitful for investigation.

We invite submissions on papers that address narratives: the stories we tell about particular bands, or scenes, or even entire genres. This can include the evolution of these individual bands or moments, their musical legacies, or even wholesale reevaluation of the same.

Human Rights, Literature, the Arts, and Social Sciences

Tuesday, April 5, 2011 - 8:04pm
Central Michigan University

Human Rights, Literature, the Arts, and Social Sciences
International Conference, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant
November 10-13, 2011

More than sixty years after the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948), the attainment of universal human rights remains elusive. The persistence of repressive and discriminatory national policies, cultural practices, wars, genocide, ethnic cleansing, terrorism, rape, and other forms of violence threaten the maintenance of human rights.

[UPDATE] Deadline Extension: English Literature 1700 to Present Panel at PAMLA

Tuesday, April 5, 2011 - 6:26pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

The 2011 Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) annual conference will be held on November 5-6 at Scripps College in Claremont, California.
Submit proposals and abstracts for the standing session on English Literature (1700 to present) via PAMLA's online submission process by April 15, 2011. Contact Annette Hulbert ( with questions.