If one is to speak, following the work of Jean-François Lyotard, of the power of the work of art, it is to be located in the gesture that it enacts. The gesture does not belong to the objective properties of the work such that they might be adequately articulated, but rather stands as the "absolutely emotive power of the work," that which "affects sensibility beyond what it can sense." Without being immediately thinkable, the gesture would give rise to thought, demanding it, precisely as thought would be caught unprepared. That is to say that the work of art always involves a certain performance, no less in case of the plastic arts than in others, not as a simple representation, but as through the demand exerted by the unpresentable.
The Langston Hughes Society welcomes papers that explore how Langston Hughes's writings have indfluenced literary texts by other authors in the Americas, Europe, and/or Asia. Papers comparing and/or contrasting the writings of Langston Hughes with the writings of other authors in the Americas,
Europe, and/or Asia are also welcome. All accepted presenters must join the Langston Hughes Society and the College Language Association by February 1, 2013. Please email an abstract (300-400 words) and a biographical profile (305 lines) to Dr. Sharon Lynette Jones at email@example.com by September 8, 2012.
The ICOM 2013 offers you a valuable opportunity to share the knowledge and networking with colleagues from different countries who are sharing the same goals whilst exploring beautiful Sri Lanka. Scientists and experts who are in Marketing Management, invited to participate in this International Conference on Marketing - Challenging Environment 2013.
This conference, organized from 26 till 28 June 2013 at the University of Antwerp (Belgium), aims to bring together scholars who work on linguistic aspects of Jewish languages with the focus on domains such as linguistic structure, language variation, language change (dialectology and diachrony), bilingualism and comparison of written and spoken uses. The conference will also stimulate research in to date enriched areas in the domain of Jewish language studies; for example, language acquisition and development (in communities of native speakers), learning of Jewish languages as second language, language loss, etc.
The International Conference on Technological Advances in Electrical, Electronics and Computer Engineering (TAEECE2013)
Mevlana University, Konya, Turkey
May 9-11, 2013
The conference will be held at Mevlana University, Konya, Turkey from May 9-11, 2013 which aims to enable researchers build connections between different digital applications. All the papers will be published in the proceedings of the conference and in SDIWC digital library.
Call for Papers
Real and Imaginary Borders Across the Mediterranean
Keynote Speakers: Prof. Ruth Ben-Ghiat (NYU) and Prof. Abdulkader Sinno (Indiana University Bloomington)
Submission Deadline: October 28, 2012
On behalf of the School of Literatures, Cultures, and Linguistics at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, we are pleased to announce the organization of the graduate student conference "Real and Imaginary Borders Across the Mediterranean." This conference will be held at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign over a period of two days: Friday, February 8 and Saturday, February 9, 2013.
California State University Dominguez Hills and
INSTITUTO LITERARIO Y CULTURAL HISPÁNICO
CALL FOR PAPERS
To be presented at the XXXVIII International Symposium of Hispanic Literature
California State University Dominguez Hills is pleased to announce that on March 6th, 7th and 8th it will host the XXXVIII International Symposium of Hispanic Literature in conjunction with Instituto Literario y Cultural Hispánico. At this symposium we will honor the work of the prestigious Mexican writer Elena Poniatowska, who will also deliver the Keynote address. Join us to celebrate International Women's Day! We are asking for your cooperation by submitting a proposal to be presented at the symposium.
CFP: Affect and Identity in Early Modern Performance
This panel seeks to explore the potential performative and affective power of early modern drama on group identities. The theater, as locus of communal and social performativity, is a fruitful site to investigate the shaping force of affective response on collective identities and their historical narratives. How does the drama model and orchestrate response, reaction, and construction of identity categories based on age, race, class, gender, religion, nationalism, bodies, or other criteria? Please submit 250-word abstracts to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This panel seeks to explore and critique Alexander McCall Smith's fiction, while implicitly or explicitly commenting on the academy's willingness to accept popular and escapist literature. There is much to enjoy and consider in his writing, but as yet, he is primarily treated as 'merely' a writer of popular fiction. This panel invites papers that will seriously consider his work, the pleasures of reading, and the relationship of each to the academy. Please send 250-500 word abstracts to Nicole Willey at email@example.com.
An Invitation to an International Performing Arts Summit ON DIRECTING
Presented by the DiPA Research Network
In collaboration with Acadia University
Dalhousie Theatre and Humber School of Creative & Performing Arts
June 20-21, 2013
Humber College Lakeshore Campus
This International SUMMIT will explore DIRECTING as a uniquely interdisciplinary art form. We invite proposals from artists and researchers for papers, practical presentations and conversations. Our focus is on DIRECTING across the disciplines, from theatre to film/TV to dance to musical drama to new media. Topics include, but are not limited to:
*NEW DEADLINE 9/30*
This panel seeks to explore representations of intuition in Modernist literature. As developments in technology, medicine, industry, and other areas seemed to rely on and value solely cognitive forms of sense making, many Modernist writers focused on intuitive knowledge as a possible remedy to the problems of the early 20th century. Abstracts that explore representations of alternative forms of knowing more broadly are welcome.
Please submit abstracts of no more than 400 words to Dr. Ellen McWhorter at firstname.lastname@example.org by September 30, 2012.
Call for Papers
WSQ Special Issue: Engage!
Guest Editors: David A. Gerstner & Cynthia Chris
"I must decline your invitation owing to a subsequent engagement." — Oscar Wilde
"There is always something to do. There are hungry people to feed, naked people to clothe, sick people to comfort and make well. And while I don't expect you to save the world I do not think it's asking to much for you to love those with whom you sleep, share the happiness of those whom you call friend, engage those among you who are visionary and remove from your life those who offer you depression, despair and disrespect."
— Nikki Giovanni
The Conversations Project: Interdisciplinary Conversations About Comics, Literacy, and Scholarship
Dr. James Bucky Carter seeks abstracts/papers for an edited collection currently entitled The Conversations Project.
The 18th Irregular Miami J'yce Birthday Conference:
Joyce and England
University of Miami
January 31-February 2, 2013
CALL FOR PAPERS
Papers are now being solicited for the 18th Irregular Miami J'yce Birthday
Conference to be held at the University of Miami, January 31-February 2, 2013.
Possible topics could include:
• English characters in Joyce
• Joyce and the English language
• Joyce and subversion
• nationalism & imperialism
• Joyce visiting England
• Joyce and English contemporaries
• Joyce and Shakespeare
• Joyce and Cardinal Newman
• English politics and Joyce
• BUT ALL JOYCE TOPICS ARE WELCOME!