Jean-Francois Lyotard writes, "We have paid a high enough price for the nostalgia of the whole [...] let us be witnesses to the unpresentable; let us activate the differences and save the honor of the name." How are "nostalgia" and the "whole" linked to terror and the (post)cinematic form? Is terror synonymous with the unpresentable? Or is the unpresentable that which exposes terror to its finitude? How do cinematic and post-cinematic media—or do they—communicate that which is unpresentable? How do (post)cinematic media confront the "unpresentable"? Can the aural yield successful representation where the visual proves inadequate? And what are the ethical considerations in this confrontation?
Date: March 24-26, 2011
Conference Site: Sheraton Bayfront, Erie, PA
Extended Deadline: January 30, 2011
Call for Chapter Proposals: Collection on Environmental Performance
CALL FOR PAPERS
French Journal of Irish Studies
Spring 2012 issue (Non-thematic)
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: 30 JUNE. 2011
The Editorial Board of Etudes Irlandaises is seeking submissions for the Spring 2012 volume of the journal.
Keynote speaker: Professor Elaine Aston (Lancaster University, UK)
Caryl Churchill is now considered a world-leading playwright. Her work spans fifty years and is significant both for its incisive intervention into the political and philosophical issues of the day as well as its continual rejuvenation of dramatic form.
This one-day symposium takes place at the end of a weeklong Caryl Churchill Festival. Discussion will be focused around the significance of Churchill's work in the 21st century. Papers will be 20 minutes. Topics may include the following:
Criterion: A Journal of Literary Criticism
Call for Papers: Undergraduate and Master's Students
Deadline: 21 January 2011
Criterion: A Journal of Literary Criticism is published by the Department of English at Brigham Young University in collaboration with the Future Scholars Program. It is an annual journal
dedicated to publishing excellent literary analysis and criticism produced by undergraduate and master's students.
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