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The Readerly (submissions in English welcome) 25 June 2016

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Saturday, April 2, 2016 - 11:45am
Formes Poétiques Contemporaines

Formes Poétiques Contemporaines

FPC 12 THE READERLY

Recently we have talked a great deal of unreadability, it seemed time to revisit the optimistic side of the question…

- Here we approach, I tell my teacher, a considerable objection that I want to put to you…Obscurity!

- It is, indeed, equally dangerous, he answers me, whether obscurity derives from the deficiencies of the reader, or those of the poet… but to elude the task altogether would be cheating.

--Stéphane Mallarmé, "An Interview with Jules Huret," 1891

The SOCIAL

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Friday, April 1, 2016 - 1:41pm
Arts Administration @ Boston University

THE SOCIAL is the International Association for Visual Culture biennial conference that will take place at Boston University. IAVC2016@Boston invites papers, presentations, interventions, collaborations, and events from researchers, artists, academics, curators, and activists on post- democracy, post-society, anger, violence, future visions, crisis, zombie democracies, social media, neo-slavery, post-capitalism, post-data, social evolution, revolution, actionism, post-state, interventionism, cannibalizing corporativism, post- colonialism, economic vampirism, neo-serfs, globalized thievery, art activism, red art, insurrectional art and social exploitation.

Austen and Masculinity

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Friday, April 1, 2016 - 9:54am
Michael Kramp/Lehigh University

I seek contributions for an edited collection on Jane Austen and masculinity. This peer-reviewed collection aims to include essays that address Austen's treatment of men and masculinity within the context of ongoing feminist, queer, and gender studies scholarship on her writings. Potential contributors could focus on such issues as: Austen's fictional depiction of historical challenges and expectations for men (including her treatment of violence, soldiers, imperialism, militarism, or class conflict), her representation of male sexuality and the male body, the function of men within families (including their roles as husbands, brothers, and/or fathers), the deployment of patriarchy in her stories, and many additional topics.

(UPDATE) Registration Open: The Matter of Resistance Conference, University of Warwick, April 29, 2016

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Friday, April 1, 2016 - 8:20am
Sourit Bhattacharya/University of Warwick

Registration is now open for the 'The Matter of Resistance' conference at The University of Warwick, April 29, 2016, which brings together scholars, artists, and academics from around the globe, in ranging fields, to present work on the matter and materiality of 'resistance' and 'resistance studies'. Students from any university are given free-admission with student-ID (without refreshments), and can register on the site for free as well, while all other attendees can register for £10, for food, drink and wine throughout the day. Please see the programme and speaker information below, and visit the website for more details:

UPDATE: Registration open: Mood - Aesthetic, Philosophical and Psychological Perspectives

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Friday, April 1, 2016 - 7:36am
Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies, University of Warwick

Registration is now open for Mood - Aesthetic, Philosophical and Psychological Perspectives, a two-day conference taking place at the University of Warwick on 6th and 7th May 2016. This interdisciplinary event explores the concept of mood from a variety of disciplines including philosophy, literary studies, musicology, sociology, socionomics, film studies and art. In addition to a series of panels and keynote lectures, the programme comprises a reading and an exhibition.

Autofiction in English

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Friday, April 1, 2016 - 5:37am
Dr Hywel Dix, Bournemouth University, UK

Since the term was coined by Serge Doubrovsky in 1971, autofiction has become established as a recognisable genre within the French literary pantheon. Over the same period, it has attracted increasing critical and theoretical scrutiny so that it has developed into a dynamic field of scholarly research in France. Indeed, the increase and variety of autofiction scholarship has had the effect of placing the characteristics of the genre itself in question.

Cultural Intertexts issue 5/ 2016

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Friday, April 1, 2016 - 1:57am
Cultural Intertexts - Academic Journal of Literature and Cultural Studies

CULTURAL INTERTEXTS, academic journal of Literature and Cultural Studies, ISSN 2393-0624, E-ISSN 2393-1078, edited by the Department of English, Faculty of Letters, "Dunarea de Jos" University of Galati, Romania, with the support of the Doctoral School of Socio-Humanities and the Research Centre Interface Research of the Original and Translated Text – Cognitive and Communicative Dimensions of the Message, invites proposals of original articles, related to the general theme of the journal.
This year's issue focuses on Textual Representations of Cultural Politics
The editors will consider for publication papers which tackle, among others:
- (literary) text, pretext and context;
- history and his story;
- women's voices;

[UPDATE - DEADLINE EXTENSION] States of the Book

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Thursday, March 31, 2016 - 7:28pm
Adam Karr / Department of English and Philosophy, West Point

The Department of English and Philosophy at West Point will host an interdisciplinary symposium to consider the relation of the material text to the formation and function of states and state-like structures. In particular, we seek to investigate the methods and effects of state and institutional manipulation of textual materialities to create, control, or shape responses. We welcome abstracts that consider texts from the oral ancient to the digital contemporary.

Keynote speaker: Michael F. Suarez, S.J. (University Professor and Director of the Rare Book School at the University of Virginia, Member of the National Council on the Humanities).

'Gothic Afterlives: Mutations, Histories, and Returns', Biennial GANZA Conference, 23-24 January 2017

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Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 11:49pm
Gothic Association of New Zealand and Australia (GANZA)

The Gothic Association of New Zealand and Australia (GANZA) welcomes papers for its third biennial conference, to be held at Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand, on 23-24 January 2017.
The conference will be organised in the spirit of the Association.

GANZA is interdisciplinary in nature, bringing together scholars, students, teachers and professionals from a number of Gothic disciplines, including literature, film, music, television, fashion, architecture, and other popular culture forms. It is the aim of the Association to not only place a focus on Australasian Gothic scholarship, but also to build international links with the wider Gothic community as a whole.

THE USES OF UTOPIA, 26 June 2016, University of Cambridge

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Tuesday, March 29, 2016 - 5:11pm
Naomi Woo

THE USES OF UTOPIA
26 June 2016, Clare College, University of Cambridge
A SYMPOSIUM AND CELEBRATION
ON THE 500TH ANNIVERSARY OF THOMAS MORE'S UTOPIA

In Fredric Jameson's Archaeologies of the Future, he writes: "can we invent a way of reading Thomas More's Utopia (1516) so as to recover something of the shock and freshness of its elegant new Latin for the first European readers?" This symposium is both interdisciplinary investigation provoked by this question, and a celebratory reading for the 500th anniversary of More's text.

The symposium welcomes researchers from diverse disciplines to read utopia today from their own fields, which may include but not be limited to:

Call for Papers: Gender and Spanish Urban Spaces (Palgrave Macmillan-Hispanic Urban Studies)

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Tuesday, March 29, 2016 - 3:42pm
Debra Ochoa and Maria Difrancesco

Landscape architecture and urban planning join aesthetics of design with the hard science of engineering. These areas foreground the complex influence of history and culture in the mapping and planning of social space. Since men have traditionally served as both prime architects and builders of metropolitan areas--designing plans and constructing buildings from the ground up--it is unsurprising that they have historically dominated cities. Contrastingly, women have been encouraged, implicitly and explicitly, to remain within the interior spaces of the home, or even far more distanced from society.

Call for Peer Reviewers

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Sunday, March 27, 2016 - 9:37am
[Inter]sections

[Inter]sections is the annual online journal of American Studies at the University of Bucharest (ISSN 2068 – 3472). It has been a peer-reviewed academic publication since 2009. You can find us here: www.intersections-journal.com.

We are currently seeking peer reviewers. If you are interested in doing peer review work for [Inter]sections, please send us an e-mail by May 10 at intersections@americanstudies.ro.

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