SLAVERY and the UNIVERSITY: HISTORIES and LEGACIES
An international conference at Emory University, February 3-5, 2011
Call for Proposals: Review begins April 26, 2010
SLAVERY and the UNIVERSITY: HISTORIES and LEGACIES
Memory, Identity, and New Fantasy Cultures in Film and Television
One day conference, Kingston University, October 9th, London
Proposals are sought for a forthcoming one day conference to be held at Kingston University on new fantasy culture.
Keynote speakers: Professor Fred Botting and Dr. Matthew Pateman
16th International Philosophy Colloquium Evian
Art – Kunst – L'art
Evian (Lake Geneva), France
July 11-17, 2010
We invite proposals (maximum length: one page) for presentations, along with a short CV (maximum length: two pages), by April 15, 2010. Please send these documents via e-mail to the following address:
Contact: Prof. Dr. Georg W. Bertram, Freie Universitaet Berlin, Institut für Philosophie, Habelschwerdter Allee 30, D-14195 Berlin, Germany
In many mythologies, celestial events connect to the earth and the fates of human civilizations.
We know that catastrophic collisions of asteroids with the earth have had large effects on the evolution of the web of life on this planet. Such collisions will occur again in the future.
Solar variability, and the variations in the orbit of the earth, have driven long term climate variations on the earth. The sun, when it has exhausted its nuclear fuel, will swell and envelope the earth.
We know that the human civilization now imposes an unsustainable burden on the planet as ecosystem. Are we fated to disappear in a hot-house like the planet Venus?
Call for Movie Reviews - Jura Gentium Cinema
The journal "Jura Gentium Cinema" (www.jgcinema.com) is seeking reviews (between 1500 and 3000 words) for the following movies:
1) "Gamer" by Mark Neveldine (AKA "Ultimate Game" (Fr)). Set in a future-world where humans can control other humans in mass-scale, multi-player online gaming environments, a star player (Butler) from a game called "Slayers" looks to regain his independence while taking down the game's mastermind (Hall).
36th Southern Comparative Literature Association (SCLA) "Currents of the Imagination: Circumnavigating the Literary Globe," Baton Rouge, LA (October 21-23, 2010)
Panel: "For Christ's Sake! – Transformations of Christ in Contemporary Literatures"
Seminar Organizers: Brian L. Johnson, Austin Peay State University and Gregor Thuswaldner, Gordon College
This special session at PAMLA 2010 will investigate the soft boundary between Literature and Philosophy by probing how the narrative conventions of the two forms use language to construct significance(s). In what ways do the vocabulary, contexts, connotations, and purposes of these forms converge and/or diverge? How can we stimulate a productive conversation between them?
All manner of approaches and topics are welcome. Presenters may perform close readings of philosophical or literary texts or may engage exclusively with philosophy or literary theory.
2011 Renaissance Society of America Meeting in Montreal
This panel will address various engagements of the so-called "late" work of Jacques Derrida (ca. 1985-2004) with Renaissance thought and texts.
Submissions are especially encouraged that explore:
1) Derrida's increasing attention to the work of thinkers such as Montaigne, Hobbes, and Descartes.
2) affinities between between 'late' Derrida and the early modern.
3) ways of re-reading Renaissance texts or cultural formations in light of the 'late' Derrida (e.g., questions of sovereignty, friendship, animality, monolingualism, etc.).
LITERA, Journal of Western Languages and Literatures, is a peer-reviewed journal published biannually by the Faculty of Letters of Istanbul University. It was founded in 1954 as an annual and multilingual publication of the Department of Western Languages and Literatures at Istanbul University. After a long interval LITERA appeared as a refereed journal in 2004 with the publication of its 16th issue. As a biannual journal, LITERA features academic articles in English and Turkish in the fields of literature, arts and culture in general. Multidisciplinary approaches that focus on or include discussions of non-Western literatures and cultures are also encouraged.
Autobiographical artists' books, graphic novels are often highly self-reflexive, and their meta-character as books about books, or subversions of norms, makes them sites of citation and parody in which formal mimicry and content play with readers' expectations. Dick Higgins's famous FOEW & OMBWHNW, published in 1968, is a good example of such a work. Bound to resemble a standard hymnal or prayer book, the work is a collection of essays by Higgins in his various personae (e.g. Thunderbaby) that alternately narrate a life and expound his many theories of inter-media and fluxus aesthetics. Higgins's book makes a striking case for the connection between genre as format (look, style, binding, material properties) and the tone and manner of narration.