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The Platonic Invention of "the Closet" - Panel Discussion, May 28 (deadline May 13)

Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - 10:36pm
Paul of Tarsus Interdisciplinary Working Group

A Panel Discusson of *Plato or Paul?:
The Origins of Western Homophobia*
with Theodore W. Jennings, Jr.

Chicago, IL; Northwestern University Law School

The Paul of Tarsus Interdisciplinary Working Group will hold a roundtable discussion on Theodore Jennings' recent text, *Plato or Paul?: The Origins of Western Homophobia* (Pilgrim Press, 2009) at the upcoming Queertopia! Conference at the Northwestern University Law School in downtown Chicago on May 28-29th, to which Professor Jennings will be a respondent.

Collection of Essays exploring Lois Lane (1st of August 2011)

Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - 9:34pm
Nadine Farghaly, M.A., Mag. Phil.

Collection of essays exploring the character Lois Lane from the DC Superman Universe.

Did you ever wonder about the woman behind Superman? The woman who supports him and without whom one of America's favourite heroes would be unable to fulfil his destiny? Rightly so! And yet, there is no work that examines this central figure in the Superman universe.

Poetic Iterations of Middle Eastern Vulnerability - SAMLA, proposal deadline: May 30, 2011

Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - 7:01pm
Alina Gharabegian

Adopting as a first premise the existence of affective differences underlying the Middle Eastern and Western literary traditions, this panel undertakes the exegetical work of interpreting works from the Middle East to posit a new approach to poeticized vulnerability. Papers will track the possibilities for a new conceptualization of "vulnerability" as reflected in Middle Eastern poetry—one that eludes past epistemologies by opening unforeseen territories of experience. Here, individuated, subjective sensation and its formulation are transformed into the universalized, the cosmic, the infinite and boundless: poeticized iterations of humankind's continual indefensibility.

2011 World Picture Conference on "Distance"

Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - 1:37pm
University of Toronto/World Picture

2011 World Picture Conference
October 21-22
University of Toronto


Keynote speakers:

Lorenz Engell, Bauhaus University, Weimar
Elizabeth Povinelli, Columbia University

The annual World Picture Conference gathers scholars from a range of different disciplines to address the relation between critical theory, philosophy, and aesthetics. For this year's meeting we welcome papers on questions of distance. Such considerations might include (but are in no sense limited to):

[UPDATE] North West Renaissance Drama Colloquium 23rd June 2011

Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - 10:02am
James Smith

Registration is now open for the inaugural North West Renaissance Drama Colloquium, a one-day event to be held at John Rylands Library, Deansgate, Manchester, Thursday 23rd June 2011

A keynote lecture will be given by Professor Nicholas Royle (University of Sussex), author of The Uncanny, How to Read Shakespeare, After Derrida and Quilt

Registration fee: £10/£5 for students

To express interest please email

Registration ends Friday 10th June

CFP: The Value of Work 2 (November, 2011; Prague Czech Republic)

Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - 9:58am
Dr Rob Fisher/Inter-Disciplinary.Net

2nd Global Conference
The Value of Work: Exploring Critical Issues

Monday 31st September - Wednesday 2nd November 2011
Prague, Czech Republic

Call for Papers
This conference aims to bring together people from a wide range of disciplines to focus
on a fundamental aspect of human life: work.

Work has pervasive influence on human life. Where we live, how we live, how we learn and
how we see the world is strongly shaped by the work we do. Since the industrial
revolution some of the expected benefits of the implementation of technology, and
contemporary management have not been realised.

CFP: Making Sense Of: Suicide 2 (November, 2011; Prague, Czech Republic)

Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - 9:58am
Dr Rob Fisher/Inter-Discipinary.Net

2nd Global Conference
Making Sense Of: Suicide

Monday 31st October – Wednesday 2nd November 2011
Hotel Angelo, Prague, Czech Republic

Call for Papers
Suicide, the deliberate and intentional act of ending one's life, is an assault on our ideas of what living is about. Whether we believe that we have the right to end our own life because we no longer wish to live, or that suicide is never morally permissible, the fact that people can arrange their deaths and that some do, challenges us to think about the nature of life, and of death.

[UPDATE] The Journal of Muslim-American Literature (JML) Fall 2011

Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - 5:08am
Dr. Joseph Rega

The Journal of Muslim-American Literature (JML) is a pilot project made possible by a United States Department of State grant. Its main purpose is to help establish the critical terms and parameters of Muslim-American literature/cultural production, clearly distinguishing it from any ethnic, racial or cultural identifier.

The Future of the Scholarly Journal

Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - 1:24pm

Amodern : Inaugural issue Call for Papers

The Future of the Scholarly Journal

Amodern enters the world at a crucial moment in the history of the scholarly journal. An important first task is to assess the opportunities and challenges ahead. For that reason, we are devoting the first issue of Amodern to a critical conversation about the future of the scholarly journal.