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CFP: Marxist Literary Group Annual Institute (5/19/06; 6/8/06-6/12/06)

Monday, May 8, 2006 - 12:44pm
Nicholas Brown

The Marxist Literary Group will be holding its annual Institute on
Culture and Society at Georgetown University, June 8-12. This year's
theme, "The Materialist Suture," is intended to focus discussion on the
ties that bind cultural and theoretical production to their material
conditions of possibility. As always, however, any proposal that
engages seriously with Marxist thought will be considered. Panels
already accepted include "New French Marxism," "The Dialectical Image
Revisited," "Recent Russian Research on the Repressions of the 1930s in
the USSR," "New Feminist Marxisms," "What is the 'Corporate
University,'" "Marxism and Animal Studies," "Progressive Nostalgia:

CFP: Framework Conference (5/22/06; 11/3/06-11/4/06)

Monday, May 8, 2006 - 12:43pm
Price, Brian Edward

Framework Conference
November 3-4, 2006
Keynote Speaker: Laura Mulvey

We are pleased to announce that the first annual Framework (Wayne State =
University Press) conference will take place on Nov 3-4, 2006 at =
Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma. With a keynote =
address by Laura Mulvey, the conference will gather international film, =
television and new media scholars to address a central issue. The theme =
of our first meeting raises the appropriately fundamental but none too =
simple question of =93The Future of Theory.=94=20

CFP: aesthetic INVASIONS / articulate EVASIONS (grad) (6/30/06; 10/21/06)

Monday, May 8, 2006 - 12:43pm
Anna Marin

The Departments of English & Comparative Literature and Rhetoric & Writing
Studies are proud to present the 14th Annual Interdisciplinary Graduate
Student Conference: San Diego State University
Crisis Carnival 2006

aesthetic INVASIONS / articulate EVASIONS

An interdisciplinary discussion of the humanities
Saturday, October 21st, 2006

Scholars from all fields are invited to submit: papers, poetry, fiction,
artwork & films

CFP: Things (7/15/06; collection)

Monday, May 8, 2006 - 12:43pm

”THINGS”â€"An Anthology

Edited by
Kristine Samson, Dag Petersson, Thure Munkholm
For NSU Press

Call For Abstracts

â€"Apologies for cross posting
â€"Please forward to anyone interested

What does it mean for Man to expel himself from art, to leave it to
machines, structures or random generators to impart meaning and
significance to things? To what does art owe its tendency in the 20th
century towards an objective sensibility?

CFP: Accidental Environments (6/16/06; e-journal issue)

Monday, May 8, 2006 - 12:43pm
Grayson Cooke

Refereed electronic journal in regional media and cultural studies

Call for abstracts: "Accidental Environments"

"The Accident is not an exception or a sickness of our apolitical
regimes; nor it is a correctable defect of our civilization: it is the
natural consequence of our science, our politics, and our morality." -
Octavio Paz, _Conjunctions and Disjunctions_.

CFP: 11th Annual Shapiro Graduate Philosophy Conference at Brown (8/5/06; 10/13/06-10/14/06)

Monday, May 8, 2006 - 12:42pm
Rubin, Katherine

Call for Papers

The 11th Annual Shapiro Graduate Philosophy Conference at Brown

Presented by the Philosophy Department at Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island

October 13th and 14th, 2006

Keynote Speaker:
Ted Sider
Professor of Philosophy, Rutgers University

Submission Deadline: August 5, 2006

Topic: Methodology and Explanation
This topic should be construed broadly and may include questions about ontology, explanatory relevance, the explanatory power of identity statements, reductionism, the function and value of modal intuitions, the nature of concepts and categories, the nature of realism, thought experiments, context-sensitivity, empirical research and philosophy, and related issues.

CFP: On Difficulty (7/15/06; Tufts, 10/20/06)

Monday, May 1, 2006 - 12:48pm
Amy E. Woodbury

18th Annual Tufts University English Graduate Organization Conference
Friday, October 20, 2006


Keynote Speaker: Lisa Lowe
Professor of Comparative Literature University of California, San Diego

Difficulty both privileges and excludes. As scholars, critics,
students, and educators, we struggle with difficulty and we flirt with
it. We revel in it and we strive to master it. At crucial times, we
even resist it. While difficult language and concepts can elevate a
conversation or expand a critical discourse, difficulty also erects
barriers and creates lines of division that are both literal and

CFP: evolutions (UK) (7/15/06; 9/22/06-9/23/06)

Monday, May 1, 2006 - 12:48pm
Lisa Otty

22-23 September 2006

A two-day international conference hosted by the School of Literatures,
Languages and Cultures at the University of Edinburgh

Keynote Speaker: Professor Simon Frith

The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is
done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.
-Ecclesiastes 1:9

A revolution is not a dinner-party.
-Mao Zedong

We are causing the reversal of evolution.
-James Hart, Eugenic Manifesto

Come writers and critics
Who prophesize with your pen
And keep your eyes wide
The chance won't come again
-Bob Dylan, 'The Times They Are A-Changin' '