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The 3rd Conference On Middle-earth, Part 2, 28 to 30 March 2014

Tuesday, October 2, 2012 - 10:38am
The 3rd Conference On Middle-earth, Part 2

The 3rd Conference On Middle-earth, Part 2 solicits papers, paper proposals, and panel proposals from scholars interested in any aspect of The Worlds of J. R.R. Tolkien.

C.O.M.E. to Middle-earth! It is time to get together at the Green Dragon for a nosh and a natter.

Elen síla lúmenn' omentielvo!

29 & 30 March 2014
Westford Regency Inn & Conference Center, Westford, MA, USA

Eighteenth Conference on Baseball in Literature and Culture (April 5, 2013/proposals due February 1, 2013)

Tuesday, October 2, 2012 - 8:48am
Ron Kates/Middle Tennessee State University

Eighteenth Conference On Baseball in Literature in Culture

April 5, 2013

On the campus of Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Keynote Address: Dr. Andrew Hazucha, Ottawa University

Luncheon Speaker: Former Major League ballplayer TBA (I can't divulge the identity now, but we're working on bringing in someone well-known).

CFP IJESET Nov15, 2012

Tuesday, October 2, 2012 - 7:27am
International Journal of Engineering Sciences and Emerging Technologies

International Journal of Engineering Sciences and Emerging Technologies
ISSN: 2231 – 6604 IJESET Impact factor:0.50

Fresh submissions invited for Nov. 15, 2012 Volume 4 issue 1

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[UPDATE] CFP Edited volume on Tabish Khair (1st February 2013)

Tuesday, October 2, 2012 - 4:30am
Om Prakash Dwivedi and Cristina M. Gámez-Fernández (Editors)

Tabish Khair was born in 1966 in Gaya, a small Indian town of historical interest, in a Muslim middle class family. After his university education, he left for Delhi where he worked as a reporter for the Times of India for four years. Then he moved to Copenhagen in order to pursue his PhD. Currently he works in the Department of English at the University of Aarhus, Denmark. Khair cannot be defined as a poet, a novelist, a reporter, a scholar, but all these altogether.

CFP Digital Defoe: Fifth Issue

Monday, October 1, 2012 - 10:56pm
Digital Defoe: Studies in Defoe & His Contemporaries

Issue 5.1 Fall 2013:
Public Intellectualism & Eighteenth-Century Studies

Global Defoe: Panel Proposals

Monday, October 1, 2012 - 10:54pm
The Daniel Defoe Society

Global Defoe
August 9-10, 2013
Normal, Illinois

Panel proposals are currently being solicited for the third biennial meeting of the Defoe Society, to be held from August 9-10, 2013 at the Normal Marriott Hotel and Conference Center in Normal, Illinois. The theme for the meeting is "Global Defoe: His Times & His Contemporaries," and the Board would like to take this opportunity to invite panel proposals that relate to this theme. Proposals for panels that are not directly linked to the conference theme are, of course, also acceptable. Please email your panel proposal of 100-150 words to Andreas Mueller at as soon as possible.

Modernity, Ideology, and the Novel - December 31, 2012

Monday, October 1, 2012 - 10:48pm
Modern Horizons Journal

For the June 2013 issue of Modern Horizons we invite essays that explore the various philosophical, literary, artistic, and political aspects of modernity, ideology, and the novel.

Mapping Animality (ACLA, University of Toronto, 4-7 April, 2013)

Monday, October 1, 2012 - 6:43pm
Suvadip Sinha, University of Toronto

From their ubiquitous presence in folktales and fables to their anthropomorphized appearance in Hollywood blockbusters, from Picasso's Guernica to the landscape of Iranian new wave cinema, animals threaten us, haunt us, position us in countertime. Recent years have seen an increasing scholarly interest in the relationship between the human and the animal, asking the question of how the animal has opened up new ways of looking at post-Cartesian understanding of subjectivity. As we encounter terms like zoontology, zoography, and animot in our discipline, the animal – a being and a construct – forces the human, as Derrida and Agamben have argued, to re-think ideas like sovereignty, politics, ethics and justice.

Complicity (ACLA, Toronto, 4/4/13–4/7/13; deadline: 11/1/12

Monday, October 1, 2012 - 4:51pm
Joshua Kotin, Princeton University / V. Joshua Adams, University of Chicago

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ACLA 2013, April 4–7, 2013, Toronto


Organizers: V. Joshua Adams (University of Chicago), Joshua Kotin (Princeton University)

Deadline for proposals: November 1, 2012

Submit proposals through the ACLA:

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In _Modernism as a Philosophical Problem_, Robert Pippin identifies "bourgeois self-hatred" as a defining feature of modernism:

Translating Precarity- ACLA, 4-7 April 2013- University of Toronto

Monday, October 1, 2012 - 4:32pm
Walt Hunter and Anne-Lise François

Although recent criticism in literary studies has focused on the everyday and the ordinary, this seminar instead maps out a place for the precarious. The term precarity has been heard more and more frequently in political philosophy, economics, anthropology, and critical theory. Current discussions of precarity are shaped by the work of Paulo Virno, who describes it as "the chronic instability of forms of life," and by Judith Butler, who conceives of precarity as a shared vulnerability on the basis of which we might found a tentative community. The French philosopher Guillaume le Blanc refers to precarity as the unraveling of the socially-constructed self, the "unmaking" of making.