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In Bodies We Trust: Performance, Affect, & Political Economy

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Monday, February 11, 2013 - 11:24am
Northwestern University Department of Performance Studies Graduate Student Conference

In Bodies We Trust: Performance, Affect, & Political Economy

an interdisciplinary graduate student conference

Department of Performance Studies at Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

Proposals Due: April 5, 2013

Conference Dates: October 11-13, 2013

Keynote Speaker: Judith Hamera

Faculty Discussants: Joshua Chambers-Letson, Nick Davis, Tracy Davis, Hannah Feldman, Marcela Fuentes, Barnor Hesse, Richard Iton, Chloe Johnston, D. Soyini Madison, Susan Manning, Kaley Mason, Coya Paz, Janice Radway, Ramón H. Rivera-Servera, C. Riley Snorton, Elizabeth Son, and Harvey Young

psconference.soc.northwestern.edu

Call for Papers & Performances

The Human journal NOW accepts submissions. May 5, 2013 is the deadline for the June issue.

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Monday, February 11, 2013 - 9:57am
The Human, a journal of humanities, social sciences, and arts

The Human (www.humanjournal.org) is an international and interdisciplinary new journal that publishes articles written in the fields of literatures in English (British, American, postcolonial, etc.), classical and modern Turkish literature, sociology, drama, comparative literature, and cultural studies, as well as creative works of art such as poems, short stories, and plays. To learn more about the journal and its principles, please visit this page: http://www.humanjournal.org/index.php/about-the-human-manifesto

Literary Responses to Mind Science, MLA 2014, Abstracts Due 3/15

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Monday, February 11, 2013 - 9:42am
Nikki Skillman / American Academy of Arts and Sciences

"In any period," M.H. Abrams writes, "the theory of mind and the theory of art tend to turn on similar analogues, explicit or submerged." How has the literature of the long twentieth century responded to philosophical and cultural transformations brought about by the rise of mind science? What thematic and formal means have literary artists used to explore the ontological, epistemological, and ethical implications of cognitive materialism? How has the explanatory power of cognitive science eclipsed the explanatory power of psychoanalysis in recent fiction and poetry? Possible topics include the neuronovel, drug use, the resistance to science, mental illness, correspondences between biological and textual form.

[UPDATE] Purity: An Interdisciplinary Conference, 11th-12th July 2013

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Monday, February 11, 2013 - 6:16am
Excursions Journal, University of Sussex, UK

PURITY: A Call For Papers

Update: Due to circumstances beyond our control, Excursions has had to amend the dates to 11th and 12th July. We have therefore decided to extend our submission deadline until 15th March and still welcome proposals for individual papers, panels, works in progress, and creative performances or displays.

"Purity is the power to contemplate defilement." – Simone Weil

"Purity is a negative state and therefore contrary to nature." – William Faulkner

"Throughout human history, the apostles of purity, those who have claimed to possess a total explanation, have wrought havoc among mere mixed-up human beings." – Salman Rushdie

[UPDATE] Second Call for Papers: Flann O'Brien Conference Rome 2013

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Saturday, February 9, 2013 - 5:15am
"Problems with Authority: The II International Flann O'Brien Conference" (Università Roma Tre, 19-21 June, 2013).

"Problems with Authority: The II International Flann O'Brien Conference" (Università Roma Tre, 19-21 June, 2013).

Second Call for Papers Updated Deadline: 1 March 2013
http://www.univie.ac.at/flannobrien2011/rome2013.html

Keynotes:
Jed Esty (University of Pennsylvania)
Carol Taaffe (Author of "Ireland Through the Looking-Glass: Flann O'Brien, Myles na gCopaleen & Irish Cultural Debate")
Dirk Van Hulle (University of Antwerp)

Performers:
Mikel Murfi (Director of "John Duffy's Brother")
Mark O'Halloran (Award-winning screenwriter of "Adam and Paul" and "Garage")

[UPDATE] Writing and dramatising the body : violence, discordance and reconfiguration - 21-22 March 2013 - Lille, France

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Saturday, February 9, 2013 - 3:33am
Charles de Gaulle University, Lille, France

Should violence be considered as one of the experiences the body undergoes in literature or as an ordeal which elicits the very question of what this body is – a body which is mapped in language and speech. As a result of the violence that it undergoes, inflicts or self-inflicts, the body grapples with something which is not simply outside itself: it discovers its own foreignness, its own discordance. It rebelliously slips through the categories in which one attempts to contain it, but it also defies the biological body to which it cannot be reduced. What does a body do when, for no apparent reason, it breaks, splits, is pulled asunder, petrified? What happens when the part usurps the whole or the whole body is reduced to nothing, mere refuse?

[UPDATE] South Central MLA Biography/Autobiography/Memoir panel

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Friday, February 8, 2013 - 3:00pm
South Central Modern Language Association

The 2012 South Central MLA Conference is accepting paper proposals for its Biography/Autobiography/Memoir panel. Literary paper proposals on any aspect of biography, autobiography, and memoir are welcome. Please submit a 200-word abstract by 4/1/13 to mge1108@gmail.com.

The SCMLA conference will be held in New Orleans, LA from October 3-5, 2013.

JNT, Special Issue, "Rethinking 'The Good Life," DEADLINE June 1, 2013

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Friday, February 8, 2013 - 2:29pm
Journal of Narrative Theory

The Journal of Narrative Theory (JNT) seeks submissions for an upcoming special issue, "Rethinking 'The Good Life.'"

In a conversation that draws upon her work on "the cultures of affect" to posit the urgency of re-imagining state and civil society, Lauren Berlant asks,

"What if people were to take the opportunity to reimagine state/society relations such that the flourishing of reciprocity were differently constructed and assessed, and in which consumer forms of collectivity were not the main way people secure or fantasize securing everyday happiness?"

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