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CFP: [International] Two Centuries of Utilitarianism

updated: 
Thursday, April 10, 2008 - 3:01pm
Emilie Dardenne

Utilitarianism remains largely misunderstood in France where it has been
reduced to a couple of caricatured position which disparage its image.
This attitude is at odds with a number of dominant theories taken mostly
from the English speaking world which grant utilitarianism a privileged
status: either as a source of inspiration or as a rival concept. From a
theoretical point of view, it represents a major tradition and
philosophical benchmark. From a practical point of view, it ranks among
the most influential ethical and legal doctrines.
This conference aims to examine on the one hand the roots of
utilitarianism and on the other its legacy, evolution and development.

CFP: [20th] MSAX Panel: Modernism and the Postwar South

updated: 
Thursday, April 10, 2008 - 2:18pm
Jordan Dominy

In After Southern Modernism (2000), Matthew Guinn notes that southern writers of the last thirty
years have made a decisive break with the traditions and politics of 1930s Southern Renascence
modernism. They are best understood, he argues, through their discontinuity rather than
continuity with the region and cultures labeled as the South. This description suggests that there
is no transitional moment between Renascence modernism and southern postmodernism. But
what of the intervening postwar generation of Southern writers and intellectuals? Of them, Guinn
says they exhibit “attenuated modernist techniques” that “tenuously” maintain the traditions of
the Renascence.

CFP: [American] MSAX Panel: Modernism and the Postwar South

updated: 
Thursday, April 10, 2008 - 2:16pm
Jordan Dominy

In After Southern Modernism (2000), Matthew Guinn notes that southern writers of the last thirty
years have made a decisive break with the traditions and politics of 1930s Southern Renascence
modernism. They are best understood, he argues, through their discontinuity rather than
continuity with the region and cultures labeled as the South. This description suggests that there
is no transitional moment between Renascence modernism and southern postmodernism. But
what of the intervening postwar generation of Southern writers and intellectuals? Of them, Guinn
says they exhibit “attenuated modernist techniques” that “tenuously” maintain the traditions of
the Renascence.

CFP: [18th] 1759: An Interdisciplinary Conference

updated: 
Thursday, April 10, 2008 - 11:02am
Dr Shaun Regan

1759: AN INTERDISCIPLINARY CONFERENCE
15-17 April 2009
QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY BELFAST, UK

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:
Professor Thomas Keymer (University of Toronto)
Professor Nicholas Rogers (York University, Toronto)

UPDATE: [Cultural-Historical] Update

updated: 
Thursday, April 10, 2008 - 8:25am
Monica Germana

Fashioning Postmodern/Postcolonial Bodies

Westminster University

5-6 September 2008
Call for Papers

We are seeking papers exploring the intersections of fashion and
text/film in postmodern/postcolonial cultures. Possible topics include
(but are not limited to):

Hybridity
Parody
Performativity
Size 0
Cyberpunk
Simulation
Margins
Self-reflectivity
Alienation
Fetish
Identity
Otherness
Camouflage
Global Fashions
Dress Policies

Please send 500-word abstracts and any queries to:

Dr Monica Germanà, M.Germana_at_derby.ac.uk

Dr Alexandra Warwick, A.Warwick_at_westminster.ac.uk

CFP: [Theory] Neo-formalism: deadline 8/1/8

updated: 
Wednesday, April 9, 2008 - 7:24pm
Verena Theile

CFP: Neo-formalism (Essay Collection)

We invite contributions to a proposed collection of essays that examine or
apply neo-formalism as a vehicle of literary inquiry. Increasingly scholars
reevaluate form and aesthetics as a starting point of literary analysis,
thereby suggesting a renewed need for reflection upon the legacy of the New
Critics and the future of formalism and the ways in which cultural
criticism and contextual analysis intersect with and inform these approaches.

CFP: [Collections] Neo-formalism: submission deadline 8/1/8

updated: 
Wednesday, April 9, 2008 - 7:21pm
Verena Theile

CFP: Neo-formalism (Essay Collection)

We invite contributions to a proposed collection of essays that examine or
apply neo-formalism as a vehicle of literary inquiry. Increasingly scholars
reevaluate form and aesthetics as a starting point of literary analysis,
thereby suggesting a renewed need for reflection upon the legacy of the New
Critics and the future of formalism and the ways in which cultural
criticism and contextual analysis intersect with and inform these approaches.

CFP: [General] Neo-formalism (Essay Collection): 8/1/8

updated: 
Wednesday, April 9, 2008 - 7:19pm
Verena Theile

CFP: Neo-formalism (Essay Collection)

We invite contributions to a proposed collection of essays that examine or
apply neo-formalism as a vehicle of literary inquiry. Increasingly scholars
reevaluate form and aesthetics as a starting point of literary analysis,
thereby suggesting a renewed need for reflection upon the legacy of the New
Critics and the future of formalism and the ways in which cultural
criticism and contextual analysis intersect with and inform these approaches.

CFP: [Medieval] Western Pennsylvania Women Writers Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, April 9, 2008 - 5:48pm
Lauri Chose

Call for Papers

Western Pennsylvania Women Writers

Literature in the Mountains

   June 20-21, 2008

Saint Francis University, in conjunction with the Society for the Study
of Rebecca Harding Davis and Her World, is hosting a conference focusing
on the works of Rebecca Harding Davis, Nellie Bly, Margaret Deland, Willa
Cather, Jennifer Haigh, and Tawni O’Dell.

The theme of the conference is Industrialization and Its Effects.

Papers should examine the work(s) of one or more of the above identified
authors and should focus on themes relevant to life in Western
Pennsylvania.

CFP: [General] SCCC Creative Writing Festival

updated: 
Wednesday, April 9, 2008 - 5:28pm
Sarah Gutowski

You are invited to participate in the inaugural Spring 2008 Creative
Writing Festival: A Celebration of Teaching and Writing on May 2 and 3 at
the Ammerman Campus of Suffolk County Community College in Selden, NY.

This event will be the first of its kind at SCCC, bringing together
teachers and students of creative writing from high schools, SCCC, and
colleges and universities across the country. The festival will include
readings, workshops, and discussion from guest authors and faculty. We
will also address the topic of teaching and learning creative writing
through a series of panel sessions for teachers and students.

Our festival schedule will include:

CFP: [Poetry]

updated: 
Wednesday, April 9, 2008 - 5:26pm
Sarah Gutowski

You are invited to participate in the inaugural Spring 2008 Creative
Writing Festival: A Celebration of Teaching and Writing on May 2 and 3 at
the Ammerman Campus of Suffolk County Community College in Selden, NY.

This event will be the first of its kind at SCCC, bringing together
teachers and students of creative writing from high schools, SCCC, and
colleges and universities across the country. The festival will include
readings, workshops, and discussion from guest authors and faculty. We
will also address the topic of teaching and learning creative writing
through a series of panel sessions for teachers and students.

Our festival schedule will include:

CFP: [General]

updated: 
Wednesday, April 9, 2008 - 12:46pm
Eun-Gwi Chung

>From Global to Glocal: The Future of American Studies
The 43rd Annual International Conference of the American Studies
Association of Korea
October 24-25, 2008
Seoul, Korea

>From Global to Glocal: The Future of American Studies

CFP: [Cultural-Historical]

updated: 
Wednesday, April 9, 2008 - 12:43pm
Eun-Gwi Chung

>From Global to Glocal: The Future of American Studies
The 43rd Annual International Conference of the American Studies
Association of Korea
October 24-25, 2008
Seoul, Korea

>From Global to Glocal: The Future of American Studies

CFP: [American]

updated: 
Wednesday, April 9, 2008 - 12:42pm
Eun-Gwi Chung

>From Global to Glocal: The Future of American Studies
The 43rd Annual International Conference of the American Studies
Association of Korea
October 24-25, 2008
Seoul, Korea

>From Global to Glocal: The Future of American Studies

CFP: [International]

updated: 
Wednesday, April 9, 2008 - 12:41pm
Eun-Gwi Chung

>From Global to Glocal: The Future of American Studies
The 43rd Annual International Conference of the American Studies
Association of Korea
October 24-25, 2008
Seoul, Korea

>From Global to Glocal: The Future of American Studies

CFP: [Medieval] Sessions on Medieval and Renaissance Art

updated: 
Wednesday, April 9, 2008 - 3:54am
Kenneth Tiller

The University of Virginia’s College at Wise Medieval-Renaissance
Conference is pleased to announce a special session on Medieval and
Renaissance Art. The session / sessions will welcome proposals dealing
with all aspects of art in the Middle Ages or Renaissance.

Special consideration will be given to topics that address interrelations
between art and literature, including: The medieval codex/manuscript as
visual art; the influence of literature on art; tapestry as text, etc.

CFP: [Medieval] Sessions on Medieval and Renaissance Art

updated: 
Wednesday, April 9, 2008 - 3:53am
Kenneth Tiller

The University of Virginia’s College at Wise Medieval-Renaissance
Conference is pleased to announce a special session on Medieval and
Renaissance Art. The session / sessions will welcome proposals dealing
with all aspects of art in the Middle Ages or Renaissance.

Special consideration will be given to topics that address interrelations
between art and literature, including: The medieval codex/manuscript as
visual art; the influence of literature on art; tapestry as text, etc.

CFP: [Collections] CFP

updated: 
Wednesday, April 9, 2008 - 3:27am
W. Scott Howard

RECONFIGURATIONS: A Journal for Poetics & Poetry / Literature & Culture
<http://reconfigurations.blogspot.com/>

Volume 2: Process: Fields of Signification

Submission Deadline: August 1, 2008

Publication Date: November, 2008

Call for Work: Articles, criticism, dialogues, essays, fictions, images,
interviews, manifestos, poems, reviews, statements, translations, vectors
& whatnots.

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