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Authority and Uncertainty in Poetic Language and Practice

Saturday, July 31, 2010 - 8:23pm
NeMLA, 4/7-4/10/11--Deadline Sept. 30, 2010

Call for Papers

Authority and Uncertainty in Poetic Language and Practice

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

Authority and Uncertainty in Poetic Language and Practice
Abstracts due September 30, 2010

Postfeminist Postmortems? Gender, Sexualities and Multiple Modernities (Annual Conference of the Department of English, Delhi Un

Saturday, July 31, 2010 - 2:11pm
Baidik Bhattacharya, Department of English, University of Delhi

Feminisms and modernities have had a long and interlocked history. Now that we are, arguably, in a post-feminist, post-modern era, is it a fitting moment to stop and take stock of this critical encounter?
This provocation emerges out of a particular trajectory of debates, controversies and confrontations in gender studies over the past two decades. Judith Butler's Gender Trouble (1990) destabilised understandings of these interlocked categories about two decades after feminism emerged as a serious tool of critical inquiry. In 1990, also, Gayatri Spivak in The Postcolonial Critic re-located critical feminisms outside the Anglophone world.

SCMS - New Orleans, March 10-13, 2011 - Misremembered Film - deadline August 10, 2010

Saturday, July 31, 2010 - 1:36pm
John Bruns (College of Charleston); Ned Schantz (McGill University)

Writing at the dawn of cable and home video in 1979, Stanley Cavell contends with the dubious memory of a line from The Philadelphia Story: "no explanation short of a dream would seem to explain how I could have made up Katherine Hepburn's reference to Stage Door...It remains possible--and I'd bet a pre-War dollar on it—that the film was initially released with this improvised line left in, at least in some prints." What we find most interesting in Cavell's words is less the problem of multiple prints than his determination to authenticate his probable error, to reclaim for public consideration an event otherwise consigned to the oblivion of dreams.

"Imagining Iberia" - ASECS - 17-20 March 2011 - Vancouver BC - deadline 9/1/10

Saturday, July 31, 2010 - 11:52am
Judith Broome

This panel will explore the ways Spain and Portugal were "imagined" in Britain, the Americas, the Caribbean, or other cultures from which the Iberian peninsula was geographically isolated. Papers may approach the topic from a variety of disciplines, calling on resources such as travel narratives and journals by individuals, accounts in periodicals, or commentary on law, religion, or medicine. The working question is, how was Iberia imagined outside the peninsula?

250-word abstracts by 9/01/10. Electronic submissions preferred to broomej1@wpunj.edu .

Narrative and Medicine Conference 13-14 Sept 2010 Portugal FL - University Lisbon

Saturday, July 31, 2010 - 7:46am
ULICES - University of Lisbon Centre for English Studies

The concept of Narrative and Medicine stems from the belief that narrative awareness is crucial for the improvement of medicine practices and complementary to evidence-based methods. Attention to the patients' body language and storytelling requires empathy and time, two things that are lacking in health systems that may offer hospitals but not always hospitality. Doctors and healthcare professionals will benefit from learning how to frame and adapt their narratives, namely in breaking the news of disease and in prescribing treatment.