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[UPDATE] "Rough Music": Representing Violence (March 31, 2012)

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Thursday, January 26, 2012 - 4:31pm
Southern Methodist University English Graduate Students

In The Plague of Fantasies, Slavoj Žižek describes Lacan's readings of classical, literary, and philosophical texts as "a case of violent appropriation…displacing the work from its proper hermeneutic context." And yet, he argues, "this very violent gesture brings about a breathtaking 'effect of truth'" and "a shattering new insight."

This conference, hosted by the English Department at Southern Methodist University, invites graduate students to interpret and explore the function of violence in all of its multitudinous forms, including, but not limited to, its function in literature. We invite proposals for consideration that reflect any and all interdisciplinary explorations of violence as trope, historical event or discursive technique.

[UPDATE] CFP - This Rough Magic - Short Essays

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Thursday, January 26, 2012 - 4:30pm
thisroughmagic.org

This Rough Magic is a journal dedicated to the art of teaching Medieval and Renaissance Literature.

All too often, the same canonical works and authors find their way into Medieval and Renaissance Literature courses. While canonical literature is extremely important and not to be avoided, a great many authors (i.e., Cyril Tourneur) and texts (i.e., Life of St. Margaret of Antioch) go un-noticed. We are therefore looking for short essays that encourage readers to try non-traditional, over-looked, teachable texts inside their classrooms.

"Organic Forms" at MLA 2013 (abstracts due 3/15/12)

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Thursday, January 26, 2012 - 1:05pm
Michelle Niemann

How have poets revised organic metaphors for poetic form since Coleridge? Papers on organic form and ecocriticism, biopolitics, or experimental poetics welcome. 250-word abstracts by 15 March 2012; Michelle Niemann (mniemann@wisc.edu).

Call For Paper IJAET-15 march 2012

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Thursday, January 26, 2012 - 10:34am
IAET

International Journal of Advances in Engineering and Technology (IJAET) ISSN 2231-1963
An open access scholarly, online, peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary, bimonthly, and fully refereed journal IJAET with 1.96 GEI index factor

Transitions 3 Interdisciplinary Comics Symposium 3rd November 2012

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Thursday, January 26, 2012 - 8:05am
Birkbeck College, University of London

TRANSITIONS 3 – Call for Papers

Transitions is a one-day symposium promoting new research and multi-disciplinary academic study of comics/ comix/ manga/ bande dessinée and other forms of sequential art, now in its third year.
WHEN? Saturday the 3rd of November 2012
WHERE? School of Arts, Birkbeck, University of London, London WC1E 7HX

Comics studies occupy a unique multi-disciplinary middle-space, one that encourages cross-disciplinary pollination and a convergence of distinct knowledges: literary and cultural studies, visual arts and media, modern languages, sociology, geography and more.

[UPDATE] Studia austrica - 26/01/2012

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Thursday, January 26, 2012 - 5:47am
Studia austrica - An international journal devoted to the study of Austrian culture and literature

Studia austriaca
An international journal devoted to the study of Austrian culture and literature
Published annually in the spring
ISSN 1593-2508
http://riviste.unimi.it/index.php/StudiaAustriaca/
Editor: Fausto Cercignani
Editorial Board
Prof. Dr. Achim Aurnhammer (Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg)
Prof. Dr. Alberto Destro (Università degli Studi di Bologna)
Prof. Dr. Konstanze Fliedl (Universität Wien)
Prof. Dr. Hubert Lengauer (Universität Klagenfurt)
Prof. Dr. David S. Luft (Oregon State University)
Prof. Dr. Patrizia C. McBride (Cornell University)

CFP - Comics & Cultural Theory (REMINDER)

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Thursday, January 26, 2012 - 3:33am
Studies in Comics

From Akira to Žižek: Comics and Contemporary Cultural Theory

Papers are invited for Studies in Comics volume 3.2. This special issue seeks to provide a forum for new articulations between comics studies and contemporary cultural theory. The importance and continued relevance of post-structuralist/postmodernist thought, the Frankfurt school's studies of mass culture, McLuhan's media theory and Bourdieu's critical sociology are rightly acknowledged. Such figures dominate theoretical academic discourse on comics, as in other areas of cultural studies, often at the expense of engagement with alternative strands of critical thinking.

2012 James Hogg Conference: "James Hog and the Romantics"

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Thursday, January 26, 2012 - 1:51am
James Hogg Society

James Hogg and the Romantics
full name / name of organization:
James Hogg Society / University of Glasgow School of Critical Studies
contact email:
Kirsteen.McCue@glasgow.ac.uk

2012 James Hogg Conference: "James Hog and the Romantics"

The next Biannual James Hogg Conference will be jointly hosted by the James Hogg Society and the School of Critical Studies at the University of Glasgow. It will take place at the University of Glasgow from Friday 29 to Saturday 30 June 2012. A trip to Burns country is planned for Sunday 1 July.

[UPDATE] Essays for Edited Collection: "'Their Lives a Storm Wheron They Ride': Writing With the Affective Disorders"

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Wednesday, January 25, 2012 - 11:20pm
Stephanie Stone Horton, Georgia State University

The link between the affective disorders (depression and bipolar illness) and writing creativity goes back to Aristotle, who famously asked, "Why is it that all men who are outstanding in philosophy, poetry and the arts are melancholic? Indeed, a fifteen-year study at the Iowa Writers' Workshop found that 80 percent of the writers lived with affective illness, or had experienced an episode at some point in their lives (this compared to only 30 percent of non-writer controls). Writers and poets with known and suspected affective disorder span the centuries; the twentieth gave us Woolf, Hemingway, Dylan Thomas, Robert Lowell, Anne Sexton, David Foster Wallace, and scores of others.

Atlantic Studies (Routledge)--Call for Editors/Appointment of New Editors

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Wednesday, January 25, 2012 - 9:27pm
Atlantic Studies Journal

Atlantic Studies (Routledge)--Appointment of New Editors

The Routledge periodical Atlantic Studies wishes to recruit a new team of editors. Atlantic Studies is a multi-disciplinary quarterly that publishes cutting edge research in literature, history, and cultural studies. It publishes 25 articles per annum and has widespread library and individual subscriptions. The journal examines the Atlantic as a conceptual, historical, and cultural space.

Edge: A Graduate Journal for German and Scandinavian Studies is accepting submissions for its third edition

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Wednesday, January 25, 2012 - 9:15pm
Edge: A Graduate Journal for German and Scandinavian Studies

Edge: A Graduate Journal for German and Scandinavian Studies is
accepting submissions for its third edition. We are seeking
original scholarly research as well as book and film reviews.
Edge is a peer-reviewed, open access, interdisciplinary graduate
student journal. The journal is published annually under the
direction of graduate students in the German and Scandinavian
Studies program at the University of Massachusetts Amherst with
the support of the W.E.B.DuBois Library.

UNC Wilmington Graduate English Conference April 21, 2012

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Wednesday, January 25, 2012 - 7:47pm
UNCW Graduate English Association

University of North Carolina Wilmington Graduate English Association
Call for Papers: "Great Textations: Celebrating English Scholarship"
Date: April 21, 2012 from 10 AM – 6 PM
Location: University of North Carolina Wilmington, Morton Hall
Submission Deadline: February 27, 2012

"The Violence of the Image," April 26-27, 2012

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Wednesday, January 25, 2012 - 6:56pm
Department of Comparative Literature, State University of New York at Buffalo

"The Violence of the Image," Second Annual Comparative Literature Graduate Conference, State University of New York at Buffalo

Although the tradition of thinking about the image in philosophy and aesthetics goes all the way back to Plato and Aristotle there have recently been numerous critical approaches that depart from this tradition and envision the image as neither a copy of a copy nor as an ideological formation. The Graduate Conference "The Violence of the Image" seeks to further these new insights into the nature of the image.

CFP Update: Small Cinemas: Promotion and Reception, Deadline February 1, 2012

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Wednesday, January 25, 2012 - 6:28pm
Center for Eastern European Film and Media Studies, West University of Timisoara, Romania

Small Cinemas: Promotion and Reception
Timisoara, Romania, 1-3 June 2012
Organizing Institution: Center for Eastern European Film and Media Studies, West University of Timisoara, Romania, contact email: ceefms@gmail.com

Plenary Speakers: Dina Iordanova, Professor of Film Studies and Provost, St. Leonard's College, University of St. Andrews, Scotland, UK; Janina Falkowska, Professor of Film Studies, University of Western Ontario, Canada.
Deadline: February 1, 2012
Website: http://www.ceefms.polsci.uvt.ro/scc/

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