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Re-presenting David Jones

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Monday, August 20, 2018 - 9:36am
Thomas Berenato / University of Virginia
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018

Seminar at ACLA 2018, Georgetown University, Washington, DC, 7-10 March 2019

https://www.acla.org/re-presenting-david-jones

Co-organized by Thomas Berenato (Virginia) and Anna Svendsen (York) for the David Jones Research Center

Infrastructural Texts, Textual Infrastructures

updated: 
Monday, August 20, 2018 - 9:36am
NEMLA 2019 (Washington DC)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

What is the relationship of infrastructure to the social, the historical, and the literary, and how might different methodological approaches help us understand this relationship? In the introduction to their book Signal Traffic: Critical Studies of Media Infrastructure, Lisa Parks and Nicole Starosielski have described "critical infrastructure studies" as a way to consider and historicize "infrastructures as large technical systems, urbanization campaigns, and sites of material culture...from bridges to power grids, from railways to sewer systems." When dreams of development, of globalization, of prosperity, or of imperial power take physical shape, they often take the form of large-scale construction projects.

Teaching Palahniuk in the Age of Trump

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Friday, September 28, 2018 - 3:33pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

NeMLA Annual Convention - Washington D.C. - 21-24 March, 2019

REMINDER: The Fifties and Pop/Visual Culture Conference

updated: 
Monday, August 20, 2018 - 10:06am
Kylo-Patrick R. Hart, Film/TV/Digital Media, TCU
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 25, 2018

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: AUGUST 25, 2018.

We invite presentation proposals for The Fifties and Pop/Visual Culture: Film, Television and Beyond Conference, to be held at Texas Christian University (Fort Worth, Texas) November 9-10, 2018.

The conference organizers are seeking historically and theoretically intriguing contributions that explore any noteworthy aspect(s) of popular and/or visual culture during the 1950s, whether in the United States or elsewhere, in relation to cinematic, televisual, and other types of media offerings.