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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.

Pockets of Change: Cultural Adaptations and Transitions

Thursday, May 7, 2009 - 10:18pm
University of Queensland Work in Progress conference

Pockets of Change: Cultural Adaptations and Transitions

13th Annual Work-in-Progress Conference
School of English, Media Studies and Art History
University of Queensland, St. Lucia Campus
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
September 4-6, 2009

Keynote: Professor Toby Miller, University of California, Riverside

Shakespeare, Ireland, Scotland, Wales (June 23rd)

Thursday, May 7, 2009 - 4:23pm
Rory Loughnane (Trinity College Dublin)

Shakespeare, Ireland, Scotland, Wales

A conference entitled 'Shakespeare, Ireland, Scotland, Wales' will be held in Trinity College Dublin on June 23rd. This event is sponsored by the Centre for Irish-Scottish and Comparative Studies (CISCS). Confirmed distinguished speakers include:

Professor Willy Maley (University of Glasgow)
Professor Andrew Murphy (University of St. Andrews)
Dr Ramona Wray (Queens University Belfast)

We are currently seeking 250 word abstracts from potentially interested speakers (final deadline 22nd May). Papers given at the conference will be 25-30 minutes long.

Papers are sought on any of the following themes:

"CULTURE AND CRISIS" A call for Papers for a Special Issue of CULTURAL LOGIC

Thursday, May 7, 2009 - 12:47pm
Joseph G. Ramsey, Ph.D. co-editor CULTURAL LOGIC

"Culture and Crisis"
A Call for Papers for
A Special Issue of CULTURAL LOGIC

Edited by Joseph G. Ramsey, appearing Winter 2009/2010

Talk of crisis is everywhere. Financial. Environmental. Geopolitical. Cultural. A Crisis of Crises...


Thursday, May 7, 2009 - 10:36am

The profound impact of Louise Bennett's work on generations of Jamaicans and others who were inspired and invigorated by her writings, radio and TV shows, performances, and person is legend. Scholars and performers have added to her legacy, highlighting and building on the power of her gifts.

This special issue aims to shine a spotlight on the impact of Louise Bennett's life and works. Through scholarly essays, interviews and contributions in other genres, it hopes to illustrate that Bennett's work itself, as well as the artistic, conceptual and philosophical models and approaches it contained, were, and are, crucial to notions of Jamaican, Caribbean, post/colonial and Black identities.


Thursday, May 7, 2009 - 7:58am

International Seminar

Deadline for submissions: May 31, 2009
Event dates: July 6 to 10, 2009 in Medialab-Prado (Madrid, Spain)

Medialab-Prado issues a call for the presentation of papers to be publicly presented during the 4th International Inclusiva-net Meeting. This edition will focus on an analysis of "peer-to-peer" networks and network processes, highlighting the social potentials of cooperative systems and processes based on the structures and dynamics inherent to these types of networks.

Selected papers will be presented within a program that will also include invited lecturers and debates.