What makes an object, a person, or a pursuit a "curiosity"? Are curiosities abnormal and rare? Are they always the extraordinarily strange, or can they be an everyday oddity? Enmeshed in a larger set of notions that often pit the social against the individual, the normative against the taboo, and the expected against the surprising, curiosities generate questions about desire, taste, knowledge, and inquiry.
*Barzakh*, a biannual multi-genre journal with an internationalist stance, run by graduate students in the English department at the University at Albany, SUNY is open to submissions for its next issue to be published in May of 2012. "Barzakh" is a word / concept that names the connecting link, the "between" of something, such as different spheres of existence. In light of the current global occupy movements *Barzakh* is seeking innovative creative, critical and collaborative writing as well as writing in translation that specifically addresses the political implications of
PROSTHESIS: Journal of Interdisciplinary Theory and Critcism
CFP: 'Theoretical Matter(s)'.
We seek papers that examine the ways Deleuze's reading of modernist literature influenced his philosophy for a proposed themed panel at the 5th International Deleuze Studies Conference, hosted by Tulane University. Particularly interesting would be papers that undertake a study of modernist writers who have been comparatively neglected (alongside those like Kafka, Proust, and Beckett) in the field of Deleuze studies, such as Alfred Jarry, Virginia Woolf, Antonin Artaud, D.H. Lawrence, H.P. Lovecraft, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Henry James, William Faulkner, and Jorge Luis Borges, among others.
Medieval Multilingualism in the British Isles
The Graduate Conference of Magdalene Medievalists Society
Magdalene College, Cambridge, Saturday 21st July 2012
Keynote Speaker: Dr Tony Hunt, St Peter's College, Oxford
The phenomenon of multilingualism in the Middle Ages has received an increasing amount of scholarly attention in recent years, with at least two major essay collections and one conference devoted to the topic since the Millennium, and numerous articles and book chapters. This graduate and early career conference aims to give those new to the field an opportunity to contribute to what has become an important site of critical debate.
Deadline for abstracts Wednesday 29th February 2012
Conference website: http://thespectrum2012cambridgefrenchgraduateconference.wordpress.com/
Confirmed Keynote Speakers:
Dr Jane Hiddleston (University of Oxford)
Professor Michael Moriarty (University of Cambridge)
Professor Clive Scott (University of East Anglia)
A spectrum is a condition that is not limited to a specific set of values but can vary infinitely within a continuum.
[The editors are pleased to report that this project has already received favorable attention from a scholarly press and, in order to present as wide a net of subject coverage as possible, are especially interested at this point in receiving submissions on topics related to film, television, performance and visual arts, though submissions from all genres are still welcome up to the deadline]
Patrice Evans, who blogs under the moniker "The Assimilated Negro," published an online essay on the ebonyjet.com website late in 2007 that lamented the seeming lack of satire in mainstream black culture:
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.
Call for papers for a special issue of
An International Journal on Multi-Sensor, Multi-Source Information Fusion
An Elsevier Publication
"Special Issue on Information Fusion in Medical Image Computing and Systems"
Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Belur V. Dasarathy, FIEEE
CALL FOR PAPERS
TRANSITIONS AND DISSOLVING BOUNDARIES IN THE FANTASTIC
Third Annual Conference of the Gesellschaft für Fantastikforschung (GFF)
at the University of Zurich from 13th to 16th September 2012
The Gertrude Stein Society seeks papers dealing with any aspect of Stein's work. Please send proposal (250 words) and cv to Amy Moorman Robbins at Amy.Robbins@hunter.cuny.edu. Deadline January 10, 2012.
The Gertrude Stein Society seeks submissions for papers dealing with The Steins Collect (SF MOMA 2011 > National Portrait Gallery 2012) and/or Gertrude Stein: Five Stories (Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco 2011 > Metropolitan Museum of Art 2012), two major exhibits in which Stein and Toklas and their lives and art are represented and reinterpreted by museum curators. Papers responding to or critiquing the exhibits are welcome, as are papers engaging with some facet of the collection/s. Please send proposal (250 words) and cv to Amy Moorman Robbins at Amy.Robbins@hunter.cuny.edu. Deadline January 10, 2012.
Computer Science Journals (CSC Journals) invites researchers, editors, scientists & scholars to publish their scientific research papers in an International Journal of Computer Science and Security (IJCSS) Volume 6, Issue 2.
Faculty of English, University of Oxford, 28th-30th September 2012
Confirmed speakers and participants include: Timothy Brennan, Derek Attridge, Amit Chaudhuri, Priyamvada Gopal, Nicholas Harrison, Elleke Boehmer, Peter McDonald
Call For Papers
International Journal of Research in Computer Science
ISSN: 2249 – 8265 (Online)
ISSN: 2249 – 8257 (Print)
Deadline: 1st February 2012
Notification: 18th February 2012
Revision: 23rd February 2012
Publication: 28th February 2012