In his controversial work Libidinal Economy (1974) Jean-Franҫois Lyotard famously remarked 'every political economy is libidinal'. With this radical pronouncement, Lyotard identified all hegemonic structures as susceptible to the affective ebb and flow of desire. Forming the cornerstone of the new 'libidinal materialism', Libidinal Economy, alongside Deleuze and Guattari's Anti-Oedipus (1972), saw the desiring body as inextricably bound up with economic, political and fiscal operations. In the decades that followed, a wealth of theoretical work drew on this challenging juxtaposition of the libidinal and the economic.
Keynote Speaker: Professor James Walvin
17th June 2011
CALL FOR PAPERS
Central European University is a US-style, internationally recognized institution of post-graduate education in the social sciences and humanities. Its summer school (June 6-July 29, 2011) is a program in English for graduate students, university teachers, researchers and professionals in the social sciences and humanities. It draws its student body of around 500 participants annually from more than 60 countries and its faculty from over 30 countries.
Call for Abstracts
Proposed Panel on "Documenting the Child"
Visible Evidence XVIII
New York University August 11-14, 2011
***Deadline Extended to January 8***
DOCUMENTING THE CHILD
*Deadline extended: 1/31/11*
Keynote Speaker: John Bellamy Foster
The Kurt Vonnegut Society
Call for Papers
The Kurt Vonnegut Society (www.vonnegutsociety.net) invites proposals for papers to be presented at two sessions of the 2010 American Literature Association in Boston, MA, May 26-29. Presenters need not be members of the Kurt Vonnegut Society (though we certainly hope they will join). Please send a 100-word abstract for 15-minute presentations, along with a brief CV, to Robert Tally at firstname.lastname@example.org by January 10, 2010.
The Department of English at Texas Southern University will host the Thirteenth Annual Interdisciplinary McCleary Symposium, March 24-25, 2011, Houston, Texas.
The general topic for the conference encompasses "Intersections: Literature, History & Art/Science & Technology."
[UPDATE] Utopia/Crisis/Justice: 12th International Conference of the Utopian Studies Society/Europe, July 8-11, 2011
full name / name of organization:
University of Cyprus
Confirmed keynote speakers:
Tom Moylan (Emeritus, University of Limerick)
Yannis Stavrakakis (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)
Phillip Wegner (University of Florida)
website: cyprusconferences.org/uss2011 (website temporarily down due to hacker attacks in Cyprus; please revisit in due time)
Filolog (Philologist) is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal with an international Editorial Board.
We are calling for papers dealing with contemporary literary, cultural, and language theories and/or their applications to particular works for the third issue of our journal. We would also welcome papers dealing with meta-theories and their significance for the human and social sciences, as well as reviews of the most recent books in the field of cultural, language and literary theories and criticism.
Papers should be a maximum of 10.000 words, and use the New Harvard Citation System. Papers must include abstracts and key words. Authors should also provide a short bio (up to 20 lines).
Call for Papers
Performance, Space, and Public Memory in the Americas
American Studies Association Annual Meeting
October 20-23, 2011
This session seeks interdisciplinary papers that explore the role of performance in creating and disseminating public memory in the Americas. Some questions we hope to address include: How is performance utilized by those in power to construct memory? How can performance destabilize historical narrative? How is political and/or performative speech used in memorial practices? How does embodiment create, disseminate, sustain or challenge public memory? How are space and performance colonized for memorial use?