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Systematized Objects: the other "world" literature [systems theory, ANT, OOO, posthumanism, etc.]; ACLA April 1-3; due Nov 12

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Sunday, October 17, 2010 - 8:26pm
Meredith Farmer and David Baker

Currently, a number of analysts are thinking about what constitutes, assembles, or traces "objects." While Bruno Latour (2005), Manuel DeLanda (2006), Andy Clark (2008), Graham Harman (2009), Cary Wolfe (2010), et al. might not agree on what objects "are," they're all interested in shifting away from the transcendental ego in ways that evade the "modern constitution" or the "bifurcation of nature." And we're interested in how this move -- and all its concomitant effects -- might influence not literary theory, but literary criticism.

Assembling Among Assemblages: Corporate Forms and American Literature Before 1914

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Sunday, October 17, 2010 - 6:20pm
Brynnar Swenson, Butler University; Andrew Lyndon Knighton, California State University, Los Angeles


Gilles Deleuze defines an assemblage as a multiplicity that "is made up of many heterogeneous terms and which establishes liaisons, relations between them, across ages, sexes and reigns — different natures." Such a form of organization, he argues, is the product of the interactions between the various bodies — physical, psychical, social, economic, linguistic — that compose it. The inherent dynamism of the assemblage is mirrored in the work of those who have theorized it; the concept remains notoriously diffuse and unstable. Following Manuel DeLanda's recent work, we are eager to reconstruct and refine assemblage theory.

CFP: Adaptation as Process (2011 ACA/PCA Conference-San Antonio): 4/20/11-4/23/11

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Sunday, October 17, 2010 - 4:37pm
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Joint Conference

CALL FOR PAPERS in ADAPTATION

The Adaptation Section of the 2011 National Popular Culture & American Culture Associations Conference

Wednesday, April 20, through Saturday, April 23
Marriot Rivercenter San Antonio, and Marriot-San Antonio Riverwalk

Proposal deadline—December 8th, 2010

Adaptation as Process

INCS Conference 2011: Special Thread on 19th-C Science (cfp deadline Nov 15, 2010)

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Sunday, October 17, 2010 - 4:09pm
Interdisciplinary Nineteenth Century Studies


SPEAKING NATURE
Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies Conference
Mar 31-Apr 3, 2011 at Pitzer College, CA

SPECIAL THREAD ON NINETEENTH-CENTURY SCIENCE

How did nineteenth century science conceive, construct, and represent the physical world? In what ways did science shape—in what ways was science shaped by—other discourses of the nineteenth century?

Textos Híbridos: Call for audio or visual media for first issue on Carlos Monsiváis

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Sunday, October 17, 2010 - 11:51am
Textos Híbridos. Revista de estudios sobre la crónica latinoamericana

CALL FOR AUDIO OR VISUAL MEDIA
FOR ISSUE ON CARLOS MONSIVÁIS

Textos Híbridos, a new electronic journal dedicated to the study of the Latin American chronicle from the Conquest to the present day, invites the submission of audio or visual material for its inaugural issue on renowned Mexican cronista and cultural critic Carlos Monsiváis. A prolific and iconic chronicler, Monsiváis is known for his anthologies of chronicles such as Amor perdido (1977), Entrada libre (1987), and Apocalipstick (2009) as well as his studies on the genre and edited collections such as A ustedes les consta. Antología de la crónica en México (1980; 2006).

Collective Identities: Policies and Poetics Feb. 18 2011

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Sunday, October 17, 2010 - 11:35am
CUNY Graduate Center PhD Program in French

"[A] mode of writing is an act of historical solidarity…it is the relationship between creation and society, the literary language transformed by its social finality, form considered as human intention and thus linked to the great crises of History." - Roland Barthes

Traffic in Translation: the Task of Derrida and Deleuze (ACLA, Vancouver, March 31-April 3, 2011)

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Saturday, October 16, 2010 - 11:37pm
Yen-Chen Chuang, Tamkang University

This seminar seeks papers focusing on the theory of translation from the perspectives of Derrida or Deleuze. Is translation an impossible task, an ethics that lends an ear to the other? Or is translation a matter of creative concepts? How do we develop the idea of (in)fidelity in terms of the strange friendship between the two philosophers? What is the relationship between linguistic signs and recognition/the unrecognizable? Possible paper topics may include but are not limited to:

Traffic in Translation: the Task of Derrida and Deleuze (ACLA, March 31-April 3, 2011)

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Saturday, October 16, 2010 - 10:42pm
Yen-Chen Chuang, Tamkang University

This seminar seeks papers focusing on the theory of translation from the perspectives of Derrida or Deleuze. Is translation an impossible task, an ethics that lends an ear to the other? Or is translation a matter of creative concepts? How do we develop the idea of (in)fidelity in terms of the strange friendship between the two philosophers? What is the relationship between linguistic signs and recognition/the unrecognizable? Possible paper topics may include but not limited to:

American Literature as World Literature: Making/Mapping New Worlds, ACLA 2011 Seminar, Vancouver, March 31-April 3

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Saturday, October 16, 2010 - 7:18pm
Lindsey Andrews, Duke University; Michelle Koerner, Duke University

How has American literature understood itself as "world literature"? This seminar is interested not only in the ways American literature "contains" the world (as a multi-national literature) but also in the ways American literature is in the world. We want to think of World Literature not only as a category that describes multi-national or global literatures, but also as a literary and political strategy: the making of new worlds.

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