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No Longer Silent: Trauma in Contemporary Asian American (Korean) Literature --NEMLA, April 7-10, 2011

Saturday, June 26, 2010 - 10:29pm
Jina Lee

No Longer Silent: Trauma in Contemporary Asian American (Korean) Literature

This panel seeks to theorize trauma and American identity specifically in the works of Nora Okja Keller, Changrae Lee, Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, Mia Yun, Patti Kim, and Susan Choi, Korean American authors of the post-1965 Immigration Act generation. Topics or critical paradigms can include, but are not limited to: the abject, silence, subjectivity, transnationalism, femininity, masculinity, memory, politics, rape, torture, trauma theory, psychoanalytic theory, and reader-response.
Send 1-page abstract and brief bio as Word attachment to Jina Lee at jlbmetro@aol.com, with "NEMLA" in subject line by September 30, 2010.

Medical Visions of Modernism

Saturday, June 26, 2010 - 3:07pm
42nd Annual NeMLA, New Brunswick, NJ at Rutgers University

The emerging disciplines of psychology, neurology, phrenology, and finally psychoanalysis at the end of the nineteenth century supplied the modernist project in literature with new perspectives of the human subject and also with new languages, new idioms and vocabularies with which to describe the structure of subjectivity and its images, perceptions, and sensations. This panel seeks to explore the relationship between emerging medical disciplines and Modernism. We are particularly interested in papers which explore the role of language--and its limits--in articulating illness in literary fiction, medical treatises, and film studies.

[UPDATE] Recent Narratives of Asia and the Asian Diaspora. Deadline: November 15, 2010.

Saturday, June 26, 2010 - 2:24pm
Journal of Contemporary Literature

A recent CFP called for submissions to the Journal of Contemporary Literature related to contemporary novels of India, China, and the Indian and Chinese diasporas. We received so many excellent submissions that we decided to do a "split" issue of the journal on the topic.

As a follow-up, we would like to market the essays as a collection to be titled New Essays on Recent Narratives of Asia and the Asian Diaspora.

Colonial and Postcolonial Travel Narratives. Deadline November 15, 2010

Saturday, June 26, 2010 - 2:19pm
Journal of Contemporary Literature

An upcoming issue of the Journal of Contemporary Literature will focus on travel literature related to colonial and postcolonial societies.

Specifically, articles may provide analyses of travel narratives to or from or within the Caribbean region, Central and South America, Africa, Asia, and the Pacific region. The narratives may be either nonfiction or fiction.

Crime and Crime Narratives in Postcolonial Societies, Deadline 11-01-2010

Saturday, June 26, 2010 - 2:15pm
Journal of Postcolonial Cultures and Socieities

An upcoming issue of the Journal of Postcolonial Cultures and Societies will focus on crime in those cultures and societies. In addition to the Caribbean region, Central and South America, Africa, Asia, and the Pacific region, articles may focus on how the topic applies to "minority" populations in European nations, Australia and New Zealand, Canada, and the United States.

Mapping the Landscapes of Childhood May 5-7, 2011

Saturday, June 26, 2010 - 12:00pm
University of Lethbridge

Childhoods Conference: Mapping the Landscapes of Childhood

Venue: University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada

Date: Thursday, May 5 – Saturday, May 7, 2011


Saturday, June 26, 2010 - 7:39am
BOOK TITLE: New Studies in Eighteenth-Century Literature and Culture.

New Studies in Eighteenth-Century Literature and Culture is a collection of essays featuring the work of established and emerging scholars in the areas of eighteenth-century commerce, race, law, genre and gender. The century that witnessed capitalistic growth, slavery and, in some countries, the abolition movement, the emerging of newly distinctive literary genres and fashionably defined gender roles is no longer understood as simply the time of Augustan restrictions and budding Romantic sensibilities.

Questioning Hybridity-Discourse: Colonial Métissage, Postcolonialism, and Globalization

Friday, June 25, 2010 - 12:01pm
Amar Acheraiou, PhD

42nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 7-10, 2011
New Brunswick, NY – Hyatt New Brunswick
Host Institution: Rutgers University

This panel seeks papers that address hybridity from colonial, postcolonial and global perspectives. Proposals should critically examine postcolonial discourse on hybridity and offer new theoretical and empirical perspectives on the problematic relation of postcolonial studies to globalization. Papers that question the role of hybridity-discourse as a counter hegemonic agency are particularly welcome. Please submit 250-500 word abstracts to Amar Acheraiou at acherayou@sympatico.ca by September 30, 2010.

UPDATE Collection of essays and play reviews Samuel Beckett. Abstracts: 31/07/10

Friday, June 25, 2010 - 11:45am
A.R.T University of Toulouse- Miranda Journal of English Studies

Collection of Essays on Samuel Beckett and Philosophy/ Play reviews of Endgame and other plays by Samuel Beckett. Electronic Journal : MIRANDA (http://www.miranda-ejournal.eu/1/miranda/index.xsp ), Universite de Toulouse 2 Le Mirail

We are looking for essays (5000-7000 words) and reviews (1000-1500 words) to complete a collection of essays to be published in the Spring 2011 issue of the peer-reviewed electronic journal Miranda dedicated to Beckett: philosophy and drama.

Language: English / French

[REMINDER] The Apocalypse and its Discontents (9/1/10; 12/11/10)

Friday, June 25, 2010 - 4:28am
University of Westminster

Whereas visions of destruction and fantasies of the end have always haunted humankind, the modern period in particular has been increasingly characterised by a mixed sense of concern and fascination with the apocalypse, and even more so during the twentieth century. Today we are constantly presented with scenarios of imminent destruction and annihilation, by politicians, scientists, religious groups, and writers, among others. This conference aims to explore and even question the widespread appeal of the apocalypse and we are particularly interested in narratives that either challenge or offer alternative responses to the apocalypse.

Directors Spotlight: Akira Kurosawa

Thursday, June 24, 2010 - 11:16pm

In our next Director's Spotlight series, PopMatters offers readers an insightful week-long series exploring the work one of the most influential filmmakers of the modern era, Japanese auteur Akira Kurosawa.

In this expansive series, we invite writers, cinema scholars, film historians and social theorists from all disciplines to offer their thoughts on Kurosawa's work, it's social impact and the director's cinematic legacy.

Call for Abstracts: Reimagining The Archive

Thursday, June 24, 2010 - 1:37pm
Reimagining The Archive: Remapping & Remixing Traditional Models in the Digital Era

The Organizing Committee invites the submission of brief proposals for presentations (papers, demonstrations, installations, creative works, media) related to the following conference themes:

• Transition - New roles for archives: From repository to activity, engagement, and performance

• Navigation – The changing legal, regulatory, professional, and ethical landscape of digital cultural heritage

• Curation – The future of archives as knowledge references and authorities; issues of selection, sorting, choice, and exclusion/forgetting

Deadline for 500-word abstracts: August 1, 2010
Acceptance notification by September 1, 2010
Symposium: November 12-14, 2010 at UCLA (Los Angeles)

CFP: Migrancy and the Text (Postgraduate), Deadline: 27 Sep 10 Event: 6 November

Thursday, June 24, 2010 - 11:43am
Kingston University

Kingston University Postgraduate Conference

Migrancy and the Text

Keynote Lecture by Professor Robert Eaglestone (Royal Holloway)

'Migrancy, Newness and the Problems of Tradition'

Saturday 6th November 2010, 9.30am – 5.00pm

Kingston University, Penrhyn Road Campus, London, KT1 2EE, UK