The eighteenth-century was a period of great enthusiasm for experimentation and implementation. In government, in economics, in all the sciences as they came to be established, in publication, in all the arts, in short, all were keen on implementing what were largely theoretical (and quite often utopian) notions. When we return to Saint Simons Island, Georgia, in February our theme will be Dreaming and Becoming, and (among other things, of course) we will consider the slippage, sometimes fortunate and other times not, between what was thought to be coming and what came to be.
While a determination to open literary studies to alter-canonized literatures is important to the creation of a broader perspective on cultural practice, the pedagogical tools available for teaching "world literature" need to move away from epistemological traditions that engender exclusion, alienation, and devastation.
From Jane Gallop's 'French Theory and the Seduction of Feminism', Meaghan Morris' 'Room 101 or A Few Worst Things in The World' to Douglas Kellner's 'Baudrillard's Affront to Feminism,' the French sociologist Jean Baudrillard has been widely condemned in the 80s and 90s as an anti-feminist philosopher. This criticism makes some sense: Baudrillard's major mistake has indeed been his caricaturizing of feminism and feminist theory as mere emancipation or equal rights discourse.
Call for Papers
35th Anniversary International Assosiation for Philosophy and Literature Conference at National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan,
May 23rd – 29th, 2011
East︱West : Deterritorialization, Negotiation, Glocalization
All topics in philosophy and literature relating to the East, the West, or the relation between both are all welcome.
※Deadline for Submissions: 15 November, 2010
For submissions and more information, please visit http:// www.iapl.info
Twentieth-century writer Walker Percy studied to be a physician and became a novelist. Much of his fiction aims to confront "scientism," a belief that only science provides knowledge about the universe. He worries that people are unable to recognize the limits of scientific knowledge, and thus, they depend on it even to define the self. This session requests papers that explore Percy's dialogue with science, either in his novels or in his published essays.
Please submit and abstract of 250-500 words in a Word.doc attachment via email to Dr. Jessica Hooten at firstname.lastname@example.org by January 15, 2011. Notice of acceptance of your paper will be provided by February 15, 2011.
Annual Writers' Festival, February 17-19 2010
University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
Contact email: email@example.com
We invite poets and fiction writers to submit a selection of their work to be considered to be presented at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor's Annual Writer's Festival. Selections should not exceed fifteen minutes of reading, so no more than ten typed, double-spaced pages. Please include with your selection a short biography of the author, including where you have previously published your work or awards or honors you have received for your writing.
Science Fiction Film and Television (http://liverpool.metapress.com/content/121631/) is seeing articles for a special issue on biopolitics.
How do biopolitial theories of figures such as Foucault, Hardt and Negri, Esposito and Agamben inform readings of sf? What can sf contribute to ongoing discussions of biopolitial governance? What can sf visions of posthumanism tell us about life under biopolitical capitalism? How can recent work on life in/as capital, by scholars such as Nikolas Rose, Melinda Cooper and Kaushik Sunder Rajan, inform our readings of sf?
The American University of Beirut is hosting a three-day conference on Shakespeare's Imagined Orient on 4-6 May 2011. Speakers include Jonathan Burton (West Virginia University), Gerald Maclean (University of Exeter, UK), Margaret Litvin (Boston University) and Daniel Vitkus (Florida State University).
This event is a two-day interactive training initiative for postgraduate students in the arts and humanities whose research is connected by an interest in gender and sexuality. The event aims to both introduce and 'demystify' public engagement by providing a toolkit of knowledge and skills to help enable postgraduate researchers to realise the public engagement potential of their research. In addition to keynote presentations by experienced academics actively involved in public engagement, the event will offer an interactive workshop and Q&A session.
Inter/Intra Textuality: An Interdisciplinary Examination of Texts
The Graduate Students in Literature at the University of Idaho invite submissions for conference presentations on the topic of inter- and intra-textuality. Our keynote speaker will be Dr. Timothy Seiber, from the University of Redlands Johnston Center; he will be presenting a talk entitled "Total Ecology: An Investigation of Bodies, Media, and Texts."