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[UPDATE] Redeeming Modernity: Economy, Religion, and Literature in Modern America. NeMLA (Abstact deadline 9/30/10)

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Friday, September 17, 2010 - 1:12pm
Andrew Ball / Purdue University

42nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association
April 7-10, 2011
Rutgers University
New Brunswick, NJ

The received wisdom tells us that the modernization of American culture and society was contingent upon its secularization. And yet, when we look to both canonical works of American modernism and to contributions to the "cultural front," we find an abiding concern for the religious that troubles this dominant narrative. This panel seeks to reexamine the multivalent modernist concern for the religious in order to reassess its place in early 20th century American literature and culture, to analyze the myth of the 'secular age,' and to determine the place of religion in the conflict between capital and labor.

MSA 12 Panel (Sub), "East Asia and Modernist Criticism," 10/1/2010; 11/13/2010 (3:30pm)

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Friday, September 17, 2010 - 12:15pm
Kevin Piper

This panel examines the critics and critical projects that grew out of modernism through a transnational lens that attends to intellectual exchange with East Asia. The study of modernism's interaction with East Asian culture often focuses on the activity of modernist artists, such as Ezra Pound's incorporation of the sinograph into his poetics. Additionally, many early twentieth century critics, who took modernist art and literature as their focus, were also drawn to East Asian culture. I.A. Richards, for example, set up the Orthological Institute of China in Beijing, and his protégé, William Empson, taught in Japan before moving on to the University of Peking.

CFP: New perspectives on Janet Frame's The Lagoon and Other Stories. Deadline for submissions: 30 October 2010

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Friday, September 17, 2010 - 9:57am
Vanessa GUIGNERY, Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon

This collection of essays which will be published by Éditions Publibook in France proposes to offer new perspectives on Janet Frame's first collection of short stories, The Lagoon and Other Short Stories (1951). The seeds of most of the themes developed by the writer from New Zealand in her later works can already be found in these short stories. Contributors may therefore examine experiences of the margin and of marginality, more particularly by showing to what extent they are inscribed within the very modes of writing. The obsession with death and solitude may also analysed in its relation to narrative strategies.

SEA Seventh Biennial Conference, Philadelphia, 3-5 March 2011

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Friday, September 17, 2010 - 9:41am
Society of Early Americanists

The Society of Early Americanists' Seventh Biennial Conference, 3-5 March 2011, Philadelphia

PANEL: CALL FOR PAPERS

Panel Chair Name: Deeanna Rohr

Affiliation: SUNY at Albany

Email contact: dr275424@albany.edu

Panel Title: "Mysticism in America"

Call for Papers (200-300 words):

Performing the Book: Multimedia Histories of Early Modern Britain, Rutgers University

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Friday, September 17, 2010 - 9:06am
Scott Trudell, Rutgers University, New Brunswick

Call for Graduate Student Papers

Performing the Book: Multi-Media Histories of Early Modern Britain

Rutgers University, New Brunswick

February 11, 2011

Sponsored by the Rutgers British Studies Center, the Rutgers Program in Early Modern Studies, the Rutgers Center for Cultural Analysis, and the Rutgers Medieval and Renaissance Colloquium.

First Fictions: 9-12th June, 2011

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Friday, September 17, 2010 - 5:40am
Peter Boxall, University of Sussex

FIRST FICTIONS
Festival and Academic Conference
9-12th June, 2011

Confirmed delegates include:
Kate Mosse, Jackie Kaye, Elleke Bohemer, Michael Prodger, Bryan Cheyette, Scott Pack, Nicholas Royle and Isabel Ashdown.

Supported by Myriad Publishers, and Textual Practice

We are inviting abstracts for papers for an upcoming conference on innovations in creative and critical writing.

First Fictions: 9-12th June, 2011

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Friday, September 17, 2010 - 5:34am
Peter Boxall, University of Sussex

FIRST FICTIONS
Festival and Academic Conference
9-12th June, 2011

Confirmed delegates include:
Kate Mosse, Jackie Kaye, Elleke Bohemer, Michael Prodger, Bryan Cheyette, Scott Pack, Nicholas Royle and Isabel Ashdown.

Supported by Myriad Publishers, and Textual Practice

We are inviting abstracts for papers for an upcoming conference on innovations in creative and critical writing.

NEMLA 2011: New Media and the Asian Diaspora 9/30

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Thursday, September 16, 2010 - 10:00pm
NEMLA @ New Brunswick, NJ

This panel will examine representations of Asian American and Asian diasporic communities in new media such as blogs, internet forums, social network sites, video games, etc. How do these representations deal with the heterogeneity of the Asian diaspora? How do online spaces develop, interrupt, or redefine transnational spaces? What do these representations tell us about the future of Asian American and Asian diasporic studies? Please submit 250-500 word abstracts to Swan Kim at SwanKim@virginia.edu.

The Adulterous Text

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Thursday, September 16, 2010 - 6:43pm
Neohelicon (Guest Editor: Dr. R.-L. Etienne Barnett)

CALL FOR PAPERS

THE ADULTEROUS TEXT
Special Volume of

NEOHELICON
(Vol. 40, no. 1, June 2013)

Guest Editor
R.-L. Etienne Barnett

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Screen Representations of Nurses in Mass Media, May 12 2011

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Thursday, September 16, 2010 - 3:01pm
UCLA School of Nursing

Proposals are now being accepted for a conference on Screen Representations of Nurses in Mass Media, to be held at UCLA on May 12, 2011. Proposals are sought that explore and interrogate the representations of nurses in film, television and digital media. While literature, film and televisual studies have examined representations of medicine more broadly, academic and popular literature has frequently eschewed critical analyses of nurses specifically within the hierarchies of institutional power and the politics of representation. Nurses as educated, skilled problem solvers and autonomous health professionals remain contested categories in media.

Comedy and Humor--San Antonio, TX, April 20-23, 2011

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Thursday, September 16, 2010 - 1:39pm
Popular Culture Assn/American Culture Assn

We're seeking paper or panel discussion proposals examining comedy and the nature of humor wherever we find it in popular culture:

Possible topics include (although we're open to any others you might want to explore) comedy in/and/of:

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