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The Pains of Language

Friday, November 13, 2015 - 1:33pm
NYU German

The Pains of Language
Graduate Conference at NYU German

Keynote: WERNER HAMACHER (Frankfurt am Main)

April 15-16, 2016
Deutsches Haus at New York University, New York City

"Schmerz versteinerte die Schwelle." TRAKL

CFP: European Writers in Exile; Edited Collection; Abstracts 12/15/15

Friday, November 13, 2015 - 1:24pm
Jeff Birkenstein

CFP: European Writers in Exile

We seek essays of 5,000 to 6,000 words for an anthology that explores the work of some of the more popular and/or influential European writers in nineteenth, twentieth- and twenty-first-century exile. The volume will become a part of a popular literary series published by a major press.

"Terrible Beauty" (April 15 -17, 2016)

Friday, November 13, 2015 - 1:00pm
University of Virginia

We take our title from W. B. Yeats' poem "Easter, 1916" to invite new takes on an old tune: the relation of aesthetics to politics. This three-day graduate conference at the University of Virginia, featuring poet Paul Muldoon as keynote speaker, will mark the centenary of the Easter Rising in Ireland and invite fresh thinking about how art rises through its occasions.

Today it has become a commonplace within the academy that human artifacts—artistic or otherwise—be considered within the social and material contexts of their production. As Rita Felski has observed, "What word ["context"] could be more ubiquitous in literary and cultural studies: more earnestly invoked, more diligently defended, more devoutly kowtowed to?"

Thinking Community, April 8-9 2016 (Deadline December 28, 2015)

Friday, November 13, 2015 - 11:37am
Association of Graduate Students in French and Italian

Thinking Community

April 8-9 2016 University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Twin Cities

Call for Papers

Deadline: December 28, 2015

The Association of Graduate Students in the Department of French and Italian is pleased to announce its upcoming conference "Thinking Community," to be held April 8-9, 2016 at the University of Minnesota.

Confirmed keynote speaker: Professor Carolyn Dean (Yale University)

Cognition and Neuroethics in Science Fiction

Friday, November 13, 2015 - 10:37am
Center for Cognition and Neuroethics

Unrestrained by time, space, and technology, if the expression of both the failings and ideals of humanity can be interrogated across these narratives, then the degree by which they articulate cognition and occasion neuroethical decisions can be explored. Yet, the work of cognition and neuroethics in science fictional narratives and how they are deployed remains relatively unexamined. What does the genre say that is good and bad, right and wrong, about neuro-enhancement, neuro-maipulation, and neuro-invasive procedures? What are the cultural implications? What is the work of neuroethics in science fiction?

Extended Deadline >> 30 Nov<<<< Post-Screen Conferences

Friday, November 13, 2015 - 10:20am
Post-Screen: International Festival of Art, New Media and Cybercultures

The Artistic Studies Research Center (CIEBA) of the Faculty of Fine Arts of Lisbon University (FBAUL) and the Research Centre for Education and Development (CeiED) of the Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias (ULHT) invites you to submit a proposal for a paper and/ or an artwork to the upcoming POST-SCREEN 2016: International Festival of Art, New Media and Cybercultures to be held in November, in Lisbon, Portugal.

[UPDATE] New deadline Dec 1: "Accessibility in the Medieval World"

Friday, November 13, 2015 - 8:20am
Cornell University Medieval Studies Student Colloquium

This year's colloquium will be focused around the concept of 'accessibility,' its connotations, and consequences in the medieval world. The Middle Ages are conventionally seen as static and hierarchical, marked by impermeability of social, geographic, and cultural boundaries. This conference seeks to foreground the dynamism and fluidity of the Middle Ages by focusing upon the points of access by which these borders were negotiated and blurred.

We very much look forward to welcoming Professor Jonathan Hsy, George Washington University, as our keynote speaker whose talk will explore how digital media enable new modes of crafting disability history.

In addressing our theme, papers may consider topics including (but not limited to):

CFP: Masculinities Journal

Friday, November 13, 2015 - 5:58am
Masculinities Journal

Critical studies on men and masculinities is a developing and interdisciplinary field of inquiry, flourished in association with the feminist and LGBTQ studies since its establishment in the 1980's by the substantial efforts of authors such as Raewyn Connell, Michael Kimmel, Jeff Hearn, Victor Seidler and David Morgan among many others. This field is now elaborating and promoting its own issues and agendas. Masculinities: A Journal of Identity and Culture, an internationally refereed journal which is published biannually in February and August by Initiative for Critical Studies of Masculinities (ICSM), is a part of these efforts.