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"From 'Restoration' to 'Eighteenth–Century'" (proposal by 15/9/10; ASECS conference 17-20/3/11)

Tuesday, June 22, 2010 - 12:32am
Claude Willan

I'm soliciting proposals for this panel, which will run next March at the 2011 ASECS in Vancouver.

The period 1680 – 1730 saw transformations in the political, religious, legal and literary structures of Britain. These transformations have been variously characterized as the rise of the Habermasian public sphere, the Republic of Letters, the development of the two-party system, of professional authorship, elective monarchy, and as the advent of a system of mercantile credit foundational to that which we employ today.

I welcome papers that interrogate the gap between "Restoration" and "Eighteenth-Century" literature in any of a variety of ways, including, but not necessarily limited to:

[UPDATE] Political Theology Agenda Symposium 2010 (18-19 August 2010; extended deadline)

Monday, June 21, 2010 - 3:17pm
Sussex Centre for the Individual and Society (SCIS)

Political Theology Agenda Symposium 2010

Organized by: Sussex Centre for the Individual and Society (SCIS)

Location: Ecumenical Institute of the World Council of Churches (WCC) and the University of Geneva, Château de Bossey, near Geneva, Switzerland

Date: 18-19 August 2010

The "Political Theology Agenda" ( has been run by the Sussex Centre for the Individual and Society since January 2009. The blog is the premier resource on the net for the comparative study of political theology and political theologies across the boundaries of various traditions and academic disciplines.

For a Collection of Essays: Women's Dissertion Conflicts and Challenges

Monday, June 21, 2010 - 1:44pm
Thee Independent Women Scholars

We seek personal narratives and life stories from women about their dissertation conflicts and challenges. Worst case scenarios are preferred. Women from all academic and discipline backgrounds are encouraged to submit. We will return all essays that are not accepted and will contact those whose personal narratives are accepted for permission before inclusion. Pseudonyms are acceptable and confidentiality is assured. Narratives should be 500-2000 words in length.

"Crises of Categorization" - 7th Annual Anglo-Saxon Studies Colloquium Graduate Conference

Monday, June 21, 2010 - 1:15pm
Anglo-Saxon Studies Colloquium

The Anglo Saxon Studies Colloquium
announces the CFP for

The Seventh Annual ASSC Graduate Student Conference
"Crises of Categorization"
University of Toronto
Saturday, February 12, 2011

The University of Toronto, in partnership with the Anglo-Saxon Studies Colloquium, invites submissions for the Seventh Annual Graduate Student Conference of the Anglo-Saxon Studies Colloquium on "Crises of Categorization."

[UPDATE] "Jung's Red Book: Confronting the Unconscious through Word and Image," SAMLA (November 5-7, 2010)

Monday, June 21, 2010 - 11:50am
South Atlantic Modern Language Association, session sponsored by the Society for Critical Exchange

Jung's Red Book: Confronting the Unconscious through Word and Image
In 1913, at a moment of personal and professional crisis, Jung began
recording a series of visions and fantasies in what would become an
extended "confrontation with the unconscious." The Red Book, newly
published last year after decades kept under a shroud of family secrecy,
is rife with all the chaos and horror one might expect an honest
accounting of the unplumbed depths of the human psyche to contain. The
book has another striking feature as well, however: it is visually
stunning. Comprised of flowing calligraphic text illuminated by richly

Call for Papers: Cinesonika Festival and Conference (Nov. 13th-14th) seeks contributions on Sound and the Moving Image

Monday, June 21, 2010 - 11:14am

CINESONIKA: The First International Film and Video Festival of Innovative Sound Design is adding a conference component. We are seeking interdisciplinary contributions on sound in relation to the moving image. Film scholars, art historians, performance theorists, composers, filmmakers, sound practitioners, multi-media semioticians – we invite these and others to submit proposals for 20 minute panel presentations. All accepted submissions will be considered for inclusion in an edited volume (papers should be expandable to 3000-5000 words if selected for final essay publication).