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T. S. Eliot Society Peer Seminar, Sept. 25-27, 2009, St. Louis

Friday, May 8, 2009 - 4:08pm
T. S. Eliot Society

Peer Seminar: Mid-Century Eliot

This year's seminar will be led by Marina MacKay of Washington University in St. Louis. Professor MacKay is the author of Modernism and World War II (Cambridge UP), editor of The Cambridge Companion to the Literature of World War II, and co-editor of British Fiction After Modernism (Palgrave). She has articles published or forthcoming in such prestigious journals as PMLA, Modern Fiction Studies, ELH, Twentieth Century Literature, and the Journal of Modern Literature, as well as in several essay collections.

MSA 11: The Talkies (5-8 NOV 2009) (submit by 5/9)

Friday, May 8, 2009 - 12:16pm
Sara Bryant /University of Virginia

This CFP IS for a MSA Conference

Much of the work on cinema's relationship to modernism has focused on avant-garde and silent film. Sound film is always on the horizon, or just starting to be heard, but sound film in and of itself, or successful sound film ventures, are rarely considered within the scope of modernism. This is in large part due to the avant-garde and modernist resistance to sound film, making connections between sound film and modernism less apparent. This panel will reconsider the relationship between the "talkies" and the constellations of modernism.

No Place Like Home: Localism and Regionalism in British Literature and Culture, 1660-1832

Friday, May 8, 2009 - 10:55am
Evan Gottlieb/ Oregon State University; Juliet Shields/ University of Washington

Recent literary studies have generally assumed that regionalism emerged around the turn of the nineteenth century in response to the consolidation of the modern nation-state, imperial expansion, and industrialization, all of which tended to efface cultural, and to some extent geographical, differences among sub-national communities. Yet during the long eighteenth century, various literary and cultural developments —from newspapers, novels, dictionaries, and poems, to antiquarianism, topography, travel writings, and statistical surveys — reflected, and arguably participated in creating, local and regional forms of community.


Friday, May 8, 2009 - 8:04am

On behalf of the Southeastern Medieval Association's Old English session at the upcoming SAMLA conference, we are inviting papers that play upon the idea of the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly in Old English literature. Possible ideas might include confrontations between heroes and villains or saints and sinners, contrasts between characters, ways we view characters in Old English literature, and many other interpretations of this theme. Accepted papers will be notified by June 25, 2009. Those accepted are required to join SAMLA by September 1, 2009.

Multimedia Research and Documentation of Oral Genres in Africa: the step forward

Friday, May 8, 2009 - 5:16am
Daniela Merolla/ Leiden University , The Netherlands

Call for papers - International Conference

Multimedia Research and Documentation of Oral Genres in Africa: the step forward.

The conference theme relates to the issue how to deal with oral genres in a world where new technologies have become available not only for the researchers, but also for the local populations as well as the groups (of local non-academic scholars of local lore) that mediate between academic scholars, the performers and their audiences.