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Fat Representations: A Special Issue of Interdisciplinary Humanities

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Thursday, September 27, 2012 - 4:47pm
Interdisciplinary Humanities/Humanities Education and Research Association

The peer-reviewed journal Interdisciplinary Humanities invites submissions of scholarly articles, nonfiction essays, and book and film reviews that explore representations and theories of fat, gender and eating.
Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:
Eating: Representations of eating in popular culture, literature, film, and art. How is eating positioned as an activity of significance/insignificance? How is eating gendered, raced, classed, sexed, etc? What are the linkages between eating and identity, and how are these connections theorized?

Pride and Humility: A Special Issue of Interdisciplinary Humanities

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Thursday, September 27, 2012 - 4:32pm
Interdisciplinary Humanities/Humanities Education and Research Association

From the rage of Achilles to Priam's subservient pleadings for Hector's body, from the conceit of King Lear to the meekness of Cordelia, from the terribilità of Michelangelo's Moses to the earthy nobility of Van Gogh's Potato Eaters, from the detachment of Lao Tzu to the powerful assertions of Nietzsche, and from the pride punished in Dante's Purgatory to the pride celebrated by Michael Eric Dyson; writers, thinkers, and artists through the ages have addressed fundamental questions about the nature of pride and humility.

[CORRECTION] - The Arts of Attention Conference, Budapest, Hungary (Deadline for proposals: Jan. 31, 2013)

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Thursday, September 27, 2012 - 10:28am
Károli Gáspár University

Attention is increasingly regarded by cognitive scientists and evolutionary anthropologists as a faculty whose development in human animals is constitutive of what it means to be human. This conference invites papers on (1) the ways in which literary texts encode this faculty (tropologically, discoursively, narratologically, ideologically), and/or (2) the ways in which theories of reading have recognized or underestimated the arts and techniques of attention. We particularly invite contributions developing or dismissing the suggestion that literature offers privileged insight into the function of attention as a possibility condition for the imagination, for agency, and for community formation.

Invention vs. Mimesis -- Inaugural Issue of the Rat's Mouth Review

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Wednesday, September 26, 2012 - 1:12pm
The Rat's Mouth Review - Graduate Literary Journal of Florida Atlantic University

In 1913, Ezra Pound articulated the literary imperative for the modernists' age: "Any work of art which is not a beginning, an invention, a discovery is of little worth," and later urged artists to "Make it New." Conversely, the Hebraic King Solomon wrote, "What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun" (Ecc. 1:9 NIV).

The Arts of Attention Conference, Budapest, Hungary (Deadline for proposals: Jan. 31, 2013)

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Wednesday, September 26, 2012 - 3:29am
Károli Gáspár University

Attention is increasingly regarded by cognitive scientists and evolutionary anthropologists as a faculty whose development in human animals is constitutive of what it means to be human. This conference invites papers on (1) the ways in which literary texts encode this faculty (tropologically, discoursively, narratologically, ideologically), and/or (2) the ways in which theories of reading have recognized or underestimated the arts and techniques of attention. We particularly invite contributions developing or dismissing the suggestion that literature offers privileged insight into the function of attention as a possibility condition for the imagination, for agency, and for community formation.

[Reminder] Native American Studies panel CFP, 9/30/12 deadline [NEMLA 2013, Boston, March 21-24]

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Tuesday, September 25, 2012 - 4:48pm
Jessica Bardill, Northeast Modern Language Association

Where Are We Going? Reflections on the Future of Native American Studies [NEMLA 2013, Boston, March 21-24]
This panel invites scholars to think through texts that have contributed to the past, present, and future of Native American Indian Literatures, particularly in how they help to understand the cultures, economics, and politics of different Native American tribes as well as how they contribute to the future of these critical areas in Native American Studies. Applications of literature could include public policy, education, representation in film, or other literary studies. Please email your abstract to Jessica Bardill at jdb29@duke.edu by 9/30/2012. Panelists will be announced October 4, 2012.

CFP-edited book on Marxism and Urban Culture

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Tuesday, September 25, 2012 - 12:54pm
Benjamin Fraser

CFP-edited book on Marxism and Urban Culture

Submissions are invited for an edited book on Marxism and Urban Culture that has received initial interest from an international publisher known for their strength in Marxian-themed series and titles.

While all abstracts using a Marxian framework to approach culture in urban contexts are welcome, it is anticipated that submissions will conform to one of two subtypes reflecting the division of the book into two parts:

PART 1
Articles that explore the work of a specific Marxian thinker, stressing his/her importance for understanding urban culture/the culture of cities in a general sense. (Walter Benjamin; Henri Lefebvre; Antonio Gramsci…)

[REMINDER] Wyndham Lewis: Networks, Dialogues and Communities

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Tuesday, September 25, 2012 - 3:25am
Nathan Waddell and Louise Kane / Institute of English Studies / Wyndham Lewis Society

REMINDER - CFP DEADLINE IS 01 OCTOBER 2012.

The conference now has a new website - see here for details:

http://wl2012.weebly.com/

This conference calls for papers which take as their focus the dialogic, collective, and interpersonal sides of Lewis's oeuvre – in words as much as in paint. All topics will be considered. Please send max. 250-word abstracts to Nathan Waddell and Louise Kane (Conference Organizers) at wyndhamlewis2012@hotmail.co.uk by 01 October 2012.

We are also happy to receive (in addition to single papers) proposals for themed panels of 3 speakers.

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