In Three Ecologies (1989), Felix Guattari draws attention to the deterioration of modes of life along with an increasing ecological disequilibrium that threatens the planet. The standardization of behavior and consumerism combined with the mass media effects corresponds to an impoverishment of what Foucault called "savoir-faire." Resonating with this concept, Guattari extends the question to the effects of capitalism's capture that destroys both mental and environmental ecologies. In her suggestive dialog with Guattari, Isabelle Stengers correlates this ontological impoverishment with the emergence of bêtise: the form of capitalist subjectivity.
Privileging the Unseen
A one-day symposium on the writing of Hilary Mantel
Friday 14th September 2012
International Anthony Burgess Foundation, Manchester, UK
The whole ambience in which I was brought up was one in which the unseen is privileged (Mantel 2005)
We are delighted to invite you to the second session of the seminar group, Sensible Flesh: Rethinking the Body in the 21st Century, which explores new and emerging theories of the body and embodiment. Followed by a discussion and drinks.
Dr. Tom Widger (Brunel): 'Situating Suicide as a Problem of the Body'
Dr. Astrida Neimanis (LSE): 'Flows of Biomatter, Flows of Global Power: On Becoming a Body of Water'
18.00, Monday 14 November, Room S8.08, King's College (Strand Campus).
Theorizing the Fantastic in 20th Century Art
Alison Heney (SUNY Empire State College) ACLA Seminar
The ACLA conference is scheduled for March 29 - April 1, 2012 and we are in negotiations with an academic press interested in publishing a volume based on the proceedings of the seminar.
An abstract of 250 words is due by November 15th.
Please submit your papers to the ACLA website:
Further Call for Papers: 'Mortality and Imagination: The Life of the Dead in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance'
Deadline for abstracts: 31 January 2012
The 21st Biennial Conference of the Southern African Society for Medieval and Renaissance Studies will be held at Mont Fleur, Stellenbosch, South Africa, on 30 August-2 September 2012.
ATHE's Music Theatre/Dance Focus Group:
Bruce Kirle Memorial Emerging Scholarship Panel
The Music Theatre/Dance (MT/D) Focus Group of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) announces its call for papers for the "Bruce Kirle Memorial Emerging Scholarship Panel in Music Theatre/Dance" for the 2012 ATHE conference in Washington D.C. (August 2 - 5, 2012). This annual panel is held in memory of Dr. Bruce Kirle, a longtime member of the Music Theatre/Dance focus group. Dr. Elizabeth Wollman will serve as the respondent. Dr. Wollman is Assistant Professor of Music at Baruch College of the City University of New York. She is author of the book The Theater Will Rock: A History of the Rock Musical, From Hair to Hedwig.
Call for Papers: James Bond and Popular Culture
Title and Abstract Submission Deadline: December 1, 2011
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association
33rd Annual Conference celebrating "Food & Culture(s) in a Global Context"
February 8 – 11, 2012
Conference Hotel: Hyatt Regency, 330 Tijeras NW, Albuquerque, NM (505) 842-1234
The SWTX PCA/ACA James Bond and Popular Culture Area Chair invites papers for the annual conference on ANY aspect of James Bond films, literature, comics, video games, and culture. Here are some topics to consider, but is by no means an exhaustive list:
Great War/Global War: The Literary and Cultural Aftermath, 1914-1939
Maureen O. Gallagher (University of Massachusetts Amherst), Emily
Heilker (University of Massachusetts Amherst)
With the First World War's 100th anniversary fast approaching, there has been an increased interest in new approaches to the conflict. This panel seeks to reevaluate its literary and cultural aftermath using comparative, global, and transnational methodologies.
Call For Papers – "So What?: Exploring the Importance
of Humanities Studies in the 21st Century"
The Association of English Graduate Students at NC State University is pleased to announce the call for papers for our third annual graduate student conference, which will be held February 24-25, 2012 at Tompkins Hall in Raleigh, NC.
In this conference, we wish presenters and participants to examine the continued need for humanities studies, and the place of humanities studies in societies that increasingly value technological advances in communication.
Voice and Voicing in a Technological Era
Thursday, March 8- Saturday, March 10, 2012
Plenary Speakers: Adam Banks (University of Kentucky), Barclay Barrios (Florida Atlantic University), and Nancy Paterson (Ontario College of Art and Design)
Exploring I–Lands: Borders, Identity and Myth
The University of Virginia Department of English Graduate Conference
March 16-18, 2012
Borders abide and abound—between disciplines, between languages, between periods, between persons, between genders, between communities, between generations, between the self and the world. They define us in both liberating and limiting ways. This conference will investigate how borders and barriers are made, broken and refashioned, giving special attention to individual and national identities and the mythologies that inform them. Just how impermeable are such borders? Is there an unshakeable human drive to draw them?
Other possible topics:
As part of the larger Return of the Ring conference at Loughborough University, UK (16-20 August 2012), The Tolkien Society are hosting a dedicated postgraduate symposium on Tolkien studies on Friday 17th August 2012.
The interdisciplinary symposium is the first of its kind and serves to map current scholarship inspired by Tolkien by bringing together emerging scholars across disciplines of art, cultural studies, linguistics, medieval studies, fan studies, literature, film and media studies etc. Post-doctoral or other early career stages scholars are also welcome. It is hoped that a selection of papers will be published as an edited collection following the symposium.
GATEWAYS NORTH: EXPANSION, CONVERGENCE AND CHANGE
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF THE NORTH
THURSDAY, MAY 3, 2012
THE PAS, MANITOBA
The University College of the North invites presentation proposals for an interdisciplinary symposium of the Humanities and Sciences: Gateways North: Expansion, Convergence and Change to be held in
The Pas, Manitoba, on May 3, 2012.
Intégrité (pronounced IN tay gri tay) is a scholarly journal published twice a year by the Faith & Learning Committee and the Humanities Division of Missouri Baptist University, St. Louis, MO. Published both online (http://www.mobap.edu/integrite) and in print copy, it seeks 15-25 page articles on historical, theological, philosophical, cultural, and/or pedagogical issues related to faith-learning integration. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
The Journal of Post-Colonial Cultures and Societies seeks papers exploring the broad dynamic between women and terrorism. In particular, this Special Edition aims to highlight the various forms of agency and subjectivity surfacing from women's engagement in and demonstration against acts of terror in postcolonial contexts. Terror may be taken to include any extraordinary acts of violence executed at the community through international levels, from caste violence to violence targeting specifically women to official engagements in the war on terror in the post-9/11 era.
Topics might address:
- women members of terror local through international organizations, from the LTTE and the Taliban through Al Qaeda