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Theorizing the Fantastic in 20th Century Art [Nov. 15]

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Sunday, October 16, 2011 - 3:35pm
Alison Heney, SUNY

In his short essay, "Aminadab or The Fantastic Considered as a Language," Sartre proposes that, "so long as it was thought possible to escape the conditions of human existence through asceticism, mysticism, metaphysical disciplines or the practice of poetry, fantasy was called upon to fulfill a very definite function."

However, as the post-war period sharpened the artist's sense of abandonment to the realm of the human, Fantasy, as Sartre explains, gave up "the exploration of transcendental reality" and resigned itself "to transcribing the human condition."

Sex...or Something Like It

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Sunday, October 16, 2011 - 1:10am
Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society

The first step in is penetration. One frame out and two bodies present themselves. And more and more frames reveal more and more bodies, many different bodies in many different bodies in many different frames.

This is Sex...or Something Like It.

If we zoom in on microscopic levels, past the salacious tissues of skin and muscle, chromosomes are abound. 23 pairs with two minimum coupling at conception, determining identity.

This is Sex...or Something Like It.

And who assumed the two in the second sentence were engaged in conjugal conversation, or that the scene was limited to only two? What were the notions that allowed for such assumptions to take hold?

Sex...or Something Like It.

Journal Articles Needed--Words and Music

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Saturday, October 15, 2011 - 8:32pm
Paul Bempechat/Lyrica Society for Word-Music Relations

Ars Lyrica, the journal of the Lyrica Society for Word-Music Relations, seeks articles on area of word-music relationships. Articles of any length will be considered. The deadline for the next issue is January 31, 2012; any articles submitted after that will be considered for future issues. For further information, go to www.lyricasociety.org.

Transecting Society Conference, University of New Hampshire [Conf: April 12 & 13, 2012; Abstract Due: 2/1/12]

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Saturday, October 15, 2011 - 6:00pm
Joelle Ruby Ryan / University of New Hampshire

TRANSECTING SOCIETY:
Critical Dialogues on Transsexual/Transgender Identities in Politics, Media, Activism and Culture

Date: April 12 & 13, 2012
Location: University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH
Memorial Union Building (MUB)

Transecting Society is a two-day symposium dedicated to exploring controversial political topics related to transsexual/transgender identities in contemporary U.S. culture. We welcome scholars, activists, artists, lawyers, performers, writers, non-profit workers and others who are interested in exploring the oppression of trans people in our society, and strategies for promoting our collective liberation and civil rights.

ACLA Seminar (March 29 - April 1): The Modernist Self and its Discontents

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Saturday, October 15, 2011 - 5:40pm
Ben Tam, Cornell University / Nan Zhang, Johns Hopkins University

The American Comparative Literature Association's 2012 Annual Meeting will be held at Brown University from March 29 to April 1.

Seminar Theme: The Modernist Self and its Discontents

While social crisis calls for reform and redress that entail institutional effort and collective action, it also tends to dislocate the self from its familiar emotional, cultural, political, and ethical positions. Created around the period of what Ezra Pound called a "botched" civilization, the modernist literature in the twentieth century often foregrounds the relation between self and portentous social forces and examines the experiential and affective complexities in great depths and innovative forms.

[Edited Collection] "Their Lives A Storm Whereon They Ride": Writing with The Affective Disorders

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Saturday, October 15, 2011 - 2:45pm
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 or the arts are melancholic?" Indeed, a fifteen-year study of writers at the Iowa Writers' Workshop found that 80 percent of the writers either lived with affective illness or had experienced an episode at some point in their lives (compared to 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 and David Foster Wallace, among many others.

2011 International Conference on Economic and Information management (ICEIM 2011)

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Saturday, October 15, 2011 - 1:04pm
International Research Association of Information and Computer Science, Hong Kong

CALL FOR PAPERS

2011 International Conference on Economic and Information management
(ICEIM 2011) ISTP indexed
2011年经济与信息管理国际学术会议
www.iceim-conf.org

The 2011 International Conference on Economic and Information management (ICEIM 2011) will be held in Beijing, China during December 2-3, 2011.

ICEIM 2011投稿截稿时间为2011年10月1日,会议论文集将由科学技术出版社出版,所有被大会收录的文章将被ISTP检索。
Sponsors:
International Research Association of Information and Computer Science, Hong Kong
Science Technology Press, Hong kong
North University of China, China

Important Date (The submission of Round II)

2011 International Conference on Computer Application and Education Technology (ICCAET 2011)

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Saturday, October 15, 2011 - 1:02pm
International Research Association of Information and Computer Science, Hong Kong

CALL FOR PAPERS

2011 International Conference on Computer Application and Education Technology (ICCAET 2011) ISTP indexed
2011年计算机应用与教育技术国际学术会议
http://www.iccaet.org/
2011 International Conference on Computer Application and Education Technology (ICCAET 2011) will be held in Beijing, China during December 3-4, 2011.
ICCAET 2011 will be published in the conference proceeding, and will be indexed by Thomson ISI Proceedings.
October 1, 2011. News! The submission of Round II is open to authors. Please submit your paper before November 1, 2011

Short essay needed on Neo Futurists' production on the stage directions of O'Neill's one-act plays (Contact us ASAP)

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Saturday, October 15, 2011 - 11:55am
Michael Y. Bennett / University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, and Benjamin D. Carson / Bridgewater State University

Though we have already collected most of the chapters for our forthcoming collection of essays, entitled Eugene O'Neill's One-Act Plays: New Critical Perspectives (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012), Benjamin D. Carson and I (Michael Y. Bennett) are putting out a call for a single short essay (~2,000-3,000 words) from a scholar who saw this recent production: "The Complete & Condensed Stage Directions of Eugene O'Neill Volume 1: Early Plays/Lost Plays" by the Neo Futurists in NYC this past September. Please contact us ASAP if you saw this production and are interested in writing a short essay on it: bennettm@uww.edu and/or benjamin.carson@bridgew.edu.

Translating Cultures: Intercultural Mediation in Literature, Linguistics and the Arts

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Saturday, October 15, 2011 - 8:24am
Dr. Stephanie Schwerter, Dr. Ciara Hogan, Prof. Dr. Nadine Rentel / École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris / Université Paris Descartes-Paris 5 / Université des Sciences Appliquées de Zwickau

The editors are currently seeking proposals for a collection of original essays investigating intercultural mediation in the humanities.

Queer Writers & Scholars: Open Call for Submission

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Friday, October 14, 2011 - 7:30pm
Polari Journal: An International Queer Creative Writing Journal

Polari Journal is holding an open call for submissions for its next issue (published online April 2012).

There is no specific theme for this issue; however Polari tends towards the shorter forms: short stories, poetry, essays, scholarly papers, one act plays/scripts and reviews. In general, the word limit for fiction, plays and essays is 6000 words. Reviews should not be more than 1500 words. For poetry, the maximum is 100 lines.

At this time financial remuneration is not offered.

All rights remain with the author/s.

The Final Date for submission is January 1st 2012.
Review the Submissions Guide on our homepage before submitting.

Queer Indigenous Writers - Call for Submission

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Friday, October 14, 2011 - 7:27pm
Polari Journal: An International Queer Creative Writing Journal

Queer Indigenous Writers - Call for Submission

Polari Journal is calling for submissions for a special issue to be published online in October 2012.

This special issue will feature the best queer indigenous/aboriginal writing from around the globe.

Polari tends towards the shorter forms: short stories, poetry, essays, scholarly papers, one act plays/scripts and reviews. In general, the word limit for fiction, plays and essays is 6000 words. Reviews should not be more than 1500 words. For poetry, the maximum is 100 lines.

At this time financial remuneration is not offered.

All rights remain with the author/s.

The Final Date for submission is July 1st 2012.

SWTX PCA/ACA (8-11 February 2012)

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Friday, October 14, 2011 - 5:02pm
Southwest Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations

CFP: Poetry and Poetics (Critical)
Abstract/Proposals by 1 December 2011

Southwest/Texas American & Popular Culture Association
33rd Annual Conference

8-11 February 2012
Hyatt Regency Hotel
330 Tijeras Avenue NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: 505/842-1234

We are currently forming panels for scholarly presentations of poetry and poetics criticism at our 2012 conference. While there are no limits with regard to topics or themes, presentations on formally innovative work will be especially welcome. For reasons of coherence as well as simplicity, panel proposals are not only welcome but preferred. Please note that panels should ideally include four speakers.

"Revolutions, Post-Revolutions, Counter-Revolutions," March 16-17, 2012, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

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Friday, October 14, 2011 - 4:52pm
Comparative Literature Intra-Student Faculty Forum (CLIFF)

Over the past two years, political uprisings and revolts have proliferated throughout the Arab world; more recently, protesters in New York have taken to the streets with calls for revolution. It is with these current events in mind that we propose an inter-disciplinary discussion of the diverse histories and instances of revolution—political, literary or social—and their aftermath.

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