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Deadline for proposals:25 February 2011

Friday, November 5, 2010 - 5:39am

Denizli, Turkey
2nd International
Symposium of Western Cultural and Literary Studies

5-6-7 October 2011

The BAKEA Symposium welcomes papers and panel proposals from the researchers in the fields of English, American, French and German Cultures and Literatures

Colloquium Series: New Research in Foucault Studies (12/1/10)

Friday, November 5, 2010 - 2:03am
The Foucault Society

The Foucault Society is pleased to announce a new colloquium series, which will begin in January 2011 and meet monthly in New York City. As a forum for new research and works-in-progress, this series will provide an opportunity for both junior and senior scholars to share new work with a friendly and supportive audience of colleagues.

We invite paper proposals on any aspect of Foucault studies. Papers may offer close readings of Foucault's texts; analyze social, cultural or political phenomena in the context of Foucaultian critique; or situate Foucault's work in terms of related thinkers or areas of critical theory. Diverse critical, historical and empirical approaches are welcome, as are critiques of Foucault and comparative readings.

The Power of the Humanities (MCLLM), April 1-2, 2011

Thursday, November 4, 2010 - 7:23pm
Midwestern Conference on Literature, Language, and Media

The 19th annual
Midwestern Conference on Literature, Language, and Media (MCLLM)
will be held April 1-2, 2011
at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois.
Keynote speaker: Dr. Emily Auerbach, University of Wisconsin-Madison, author of Maestros, Dilettantes, and Philistines (1989) and Searching for Jane Austen (2004); Director of the UW Odyssey Project; and Project Director of the "Courage to Write" radio series.
This year's theme is The Power of the Humanities. Inspired by Dr. Auerbach's keynote address and her work across the humanities, the organizers encourage research that examines the influences of language and literature that have significantly altered those disciplines and people's lives.

Science Fiction and Ageing Panel at the 'New Cultures of Ageing Conference': 8-9 April 2011; Brunel University.

Thursday, November 4, 2010 - 4:28pm
Joseph Norman - Brunel University

On the 8-9 April 2011, Brunel University will hold the 'New Cultures of Ageing Conference', an interdisciplinary event focusing on representations of ageing in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Keynote speakers include Fay Weldon and Will Self. For more information about the conference, please visit:

Shakespeare and Derrida

Thursday, November 4, 2010 - 7:31am
Oxford Literary Review

Shakespeare and Derrida (OLR vol.34, no. 1)

The Acacia Group at Cal State University, Fullerton, 2011 Graduate Conference, Retaliati

Thursday, November 4, 2010 - 4:36am
The Acacia Group

The Acacia Group at Cal State University, Fullerton is currently accepting proposals for its 2011 Graduate Conference, Retaliation. The Acacia Group is an organization of English graduate students and faculty members committed to developing student scholastic advancement while fostering a strong sense of academic community.

[UPDATE] CFP-"Decolonial Thinking in Latin American and Latina/o Literary Studies (ACLA March 31-April 3, 2011 Vancouver)

Wednesday, November 3, 2010 - 9:44pm
Juan G. Ramos

In his introduction to <> (2010), Walter Mignolo invites us to consider decolonial thinking "as a particular kind of critical theory and the de-colonial option as a specific orientation of doing." As a type of critical theory, decolonial thinking becomes an option from which we can be critical of existing master/universal narratives that pervade in society and academia.

'Round and 'Round We Go: The Endless Carnival, Philadelphia, P.A. (2/25/2011)

Wednesday, November 3, 2010 - 1:40pm
Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures, University of Pennsylvania

'Round and 'Round We Go: The Endless Carnival
The Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures at the University of Pennsylvania
Friday, February 25, 2011
Keynote Speaker: Prof. Katrin Sieg, Associate Professor of German at Georgetown University's BMW Center for German & European Studies

"The feast is a primary, indestructible ingredient of human civilization; it may become sterile and even degenerate, but it cannot vanish."
~Mikhail Bakhtin, Rabelais and His World

[UPDATE] Jesters and Gestures: Irony at a Crossroads

Wednesday, November 3, 2010 - 12:05pm
The City University of New York Graduate Center Department of Comparative Literature

Jesters and Gestures: Irony at a Crossroads
February 24-25, 2011
Abstract Deadline: December 1st, 2010

Keynote Speaker: Claire Colebrook, Penn State

"The ironization of form is like the storm which lifts up the curtain of the transcendental order of art and reveals it for what it is, in this order as well as in the unmediated existence of the work."
-Walter Benjamin, The Concept of Art Criticism in German Romanticism

"The irony of the novel is the self-correction of the world's fragility"
-Georg Lukacs, The Theory of the Novel