We are developing a collection of articles for a journal special issue entitled 'Poetic Optimism and the Post-Enlightenment Social Identity, 1794-1878'. This collection will explore the meaning and application of poetic optimism in relation to the question of social identity from 1794 to 1878.
Renaissance and Baroque in Critical Theory
A panel to be held at the 5th Biennial conference of the Society for Renaissance Studies, University of Manchester, July 9-11, 2012
Proposals are invited for papers making up a panel on representations and appropriations of culture from the mid-1300s to the early 1700s by modern critical theory. Taking 'critical theory' broadly to include all those writing in the wake of Marx, Nietzsche, Freud and feminism, this panel seeks discussions of its passing remarks (such as those by Nietzsche and Lacan), sustained analyses (Bakhtin, Foucault, Kristeva), and more multifarious appropriations (Deleuze's baroque) on and of Renaissance texts, culture and terminology.
The Rhetoric of Rap (History of Rhetoric Panel) SAMLA
This year's SAMLA conference's special focus is "The Power of Poetry in the Modern World," and in consideration of this, the Rhetoric of Rap asks scholars to consider rap music in any form or of any time and its contributions to rhetoric.
Rap music has changed drastically over the years, both in content and linguistics. Whether the rhyming early rap or the more modern versions, rap music represents issues in race, economics, gender, and is a way to represent history and historical changes. Both controversial and mainstream, rap music is in many ways a powerful poetry in the modern world.
Session: The letter and the Line: Representations of Writing in the Visual Art
University Art Association of Canada, October 27-29th, 2011 at Carleton University, Ottawa, ON
Visual arts engage with writing on various levels: from Cy Twombly's gauche scribbling to Sean Lander's paintings of text; from Paul Klee's interweaving of typography with landscapes to Marcel Duchamp's use of puns; from Robert Rauschenberg's depiction of postmodern allegories to Jean-Michel Basquiat's use of strikethroughs.
Moving Forward is a conference designed by and for the postgraduate population. It aims to bring postgraduate students together from different departments, disciplines and universities, and in doing so, to help foster a sense of collective identity and create a forum for the discussion and debate of common issues. The conference also provides an annual opportunity for students to establish and maintain academic networks and to present past, current and proposed work in a supportive yet professional atmosphere.
Papers which engage with this year's theme 'Impact or Impasse: Postgraduate Research Beyond Academia' are welcomed from any of the Arts and Social Sciences disciplines. At Aberdeen, these include:
The Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst will host its annual graduate student conference on Saturday, October 15, 2011.
The editors of the recently published collection Papa, PhD: Essays on Fatherhood by Men in the Academy invite conference submissions on the rewards and challenges of being both a father and an academic. The Papa, PhD conference will be held September 22 and 23, 2011 at the Brewer-Hegeman Conference Center on the campus of the University of Central Arkansas in Conway, AR.
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RECEPTION STUDY SOCIETY CONFERENCE
Northwest Missouri State University, in Maryville, MO, about 80 miles from the Kansas City International Airport.
Thursday through Saturday, Sept. 8-10.
Shirley Samuels, Flora Rose House Professor and Dean,
"Reading the American Novel, 1780-1850"
Daniel Cavicchi, Professor of American Studies
Rhode Island School of Design
"Fandom Before 'Fan': Shaping the History of Enthusiastic Audiences."
Postscript: A Journal of Graduate Criticism and Theory invites submissions for a special issue to be published Fall 2011. This issue, Reading Bodies, Reflecting Theory, welcomes papers from various and diverse perspectives on corporeality and embodiment as explored in the humanities. Possible topics include but are not limited to:
- bodies as text
- queer bodies
- disabled bodies
- bodies on screen and in print
- historical approaches to bodies
- gendered bodies
- blogged bodies
- fat positive bodies
- eco bodies
- colonialism and corporeality
- embodied ethics
- corporeal consumption
- theoretical bodies or bodies in theory
- inconvenient bodies
Conference: UCLA's 13th Annual Queer Studies Conference
Panel Topic: Crossing Borders and Queer Styles
Location: University of California Los Angeles, U.S.A.
Dates: October 14th to 15th 2011 (Abstracts Due: May 8th 2011)