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Mapping Animality I: Politics, Ethics, Sovereignty

Tuesday, November 6, 2012 - 7:19pm
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.

[UPDATE] CFP: Computer Culture (SW/TX PCA/ACA Conference, February 13-16, 2013)

Tuesday, November 6, 2012 - 6:18pm
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association

Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association

February 13-16, 2013

Albuquerque, New Mexico
Proposal submission deadline: November 16, 2012

Conference hotel: Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center

330 Tijeras Ave NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102

Phone: +1 505 842 1234

Computer Culture: Call for Papers

We are accepting papers and forming panels for the area of Computer Culture, as one of the many areas within the 34th annual conference of the Southwest/Texas Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association (SW/TX PCA/ACA).

Romanticism at the Fin de Siècle

Tuesday, November 6, 2012 - 5:19pm
Birkbeck Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies and English Faculty of Oxford University

Romanticism at the Fin de Siècle

An international conference on collecting, editing, performing, producing, reading, and reviving Romanticism at the Fin de Siècle

Trinity College Oxford, 14-15 June 2013

Keynote Speaker: Professor Joseph Bristow (UCLA)

Call For Papers

[UPDATE] CFP: The Ray Browne Conference on Popular Culture

Tuesday, November 6, 2012 - 3:35pm
Popular Culture Scholars Association

CFP: The Ray Browne Conference on Popular Culture
Modes of Mobility: Popular Culture in an Age of Technology

To build on the success of the First Annual Ray Browne Conference, and usher in the fortieth year of the Popular Culture Department at Bowling Green State University, the Popular Culture Scholars Association at BGSU would like to invite any and all students (undergraduates and graduate), scholars, critics, former members of the POPC program and friends of the department to join us for the Ray Browne Conference on Popular Culture to be held February 8 through February 10, 2013, on the campus of Bowling Green State University.

CFP: MEDIASCAPE Journal of Film and Media Studies - "Urban Centers, Media Centers"

Tuesday, November 6, 2012 - 12:36pm

Call For Papers - MEDIASCAPE - Spring 2013 – "Urban Centers, Media Centers"

MEDIASCAPE, UCLA's open-access peer reviewed journal for film, television, and digital media, is now accepting submissions for its next issue. This next issue considers the theme of History and Technology in Cinema, Media and Visual Culture. Guidelines for submissions to individual sections are below.

Rebecca Harding Davis at ALA Proposals due 1/18/2013

Tuesday, November 6, 2012 - 12:14pm
Rebecca Harding Davis Society

The Society for the Study of Rebecca Harding Davis and Her World will organize two sessions at the annual conference of the American Literature Association. The conference will be held May 23-26, 2013 at the Westin Copley Place in Boston, MA. For further information about the conference, please consult the ALA website at

Revista Alicantina de Estudios Ingleses (journal issue) "Performing Identity, Performing Culture" (December 2013)

Tuesday, November 6, 2012 - 11:09am
Department of English Studies (University of Alicante,Spain)

RAEI is a referred journal published once a year by the Department of English Studies at the University of Alicante. We are now seeking for the next issue "Performing Identity, Performing Culture" (December 2013) essays which aim at discussing the issues raised by the definition of performance and performativity in relation to the politics of identity and culture in current cultural studies. Over the last fifty or sixty years, a growing interest in performance discourse – with its emphasis on the body, that is, on human experience, practices and affections – has taken place, floating free of theatre precincts and extending itself to other disciplines, including cultural studies.

[UPDATE] - ACTS OF ASYLUM - April 5, 2013 - Call Extended to 12/15/2012

Tuesday, November 6, 2012 - 11:01am
University of Pittsburgh Department of Theatre Arts Graduate Student Organization

The submission deadline for this call has been extended to December 15, 2012.

The Duse Society—the graduate student organization of the University of Pittsburgh's Department of Theatre Arts—is hosting a one-day, interdisciplinary conference, Acts of Asylum. This conference coincides with the opening performance of the University of Pittsburgh Repertory Theatre's original, devised play City of Asylum Onstage. The conference will be held on April 5, 2013.

CFP: Idiosyncrasy / Idiosyncrasie

Tuesday, November 6, 2012 - 10:42am
Ph.D. Program in French, The Graduate Center, City University of New York


March 1, 2013

A Graduate Conference by the Ph.D. Program in French at the CUNY Graduate Center

« On ne peut être normal et vivant à la fois. »
–E.M. Cioran
« On n'est peut-être pas fait pour un seul moi. On a tort de s'y tenir. Préjugé de l'unité. »
–Henri Michaux

Jack London Panel

Tuesday, November 6, 2012 - 9:20am
Popular Culture Association Conference March 27-30, 2013 Washington, DC

The Jack London panel at the Popular Association Conference, which is scheduled for March 27-30, 2013 in Washington, D.C., welcomes any paper that addresses the life and works of Jack London. The submission deadline is November 30th. Please submit the proposal to the conference website: (

Gina Rossetti, Area Chair, Jack London Studies
Associate Professor, Saint Xavier University, Chicago