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
University of Toronto
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):
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Speculations: Aesthetics, Risk, and Capital in the Circum-Atlantic World, 1790-1830
Date: April 19-21, 2012
Location: The CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY
A conference sponsored by the Charles Brockden Brown Society
250-word proposal deadline: September 1, 2011 (Acceptances announced October 3, 2011)
Please send a Word.doc of the proposal to: Duncan Faherty at email@example.com
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.