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Bodies of Power / Theory in the Flesh - A Graduate Student Confernce

updated: 
Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 4:42pm
Women's and Gender Studies - Rutgers University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 7, 2018

Bodies of Power / Theory in the Flesh

Graduate Student Conference
Women’s and Gender Studies
Rutgers University – New Brunswick
Alexander Library
5 October 2018

Confirmed Speakers:
C. Riley Snorton, Cornell University
Nicole Fleetwood, Rutgers University
Kyla Schuller, Rutgers University

The Future is Unwritten: Representations of Political Resistance and Emancipation in Science Fiction

updated: 
Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 9:19am
Sean Parson
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 27, 2018

“Happy are those ages when the starry sky is the map of all possible paths—ages whose paths are illuminated by the light of the stars. Everything in such ages is new and yet familiar, full of adventure and yet their own.” Georg Lukács wrote those words in his Theory of the Novel in developing the point that art is no longer merely a copy of the world, but rather, an imagined totality. Though he favored realism, we can, perhaps borrow his point to explain the value of science fiction in today’s world. Few other genres exceed science fiction’s ability to portray the expansive space of the imaginary.

Re-conceptualizing National Identity

updated: 
Sunday, April 15, 2018 - 7:56pm
Debora Stefani (GCSU)/ SAMLA (Birmingham, AL)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 15, 2018

In her article “Scales of Aggregation: Prenational, Subnational, Transnational,” Wai Chee Dimock asks some important questions “On what scale should we study the transnational? How does it mesh with the scale of the nation-state? How does it act upon the latter-and how is it in turn acted upon as a competing as well as a complementary regime of regulation?” Dimock recognizes that the transnational is in a dialogic relationship with the national. This view, however, seems to invite a vertical interpretation of this relationship.

Genres of the Human: on Sylvia Wynter

updated: 
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 9:13am
Department of English - King's College London
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 1, 2018

The Department of English at King’s College London is hosting a two-day conference on 7th and 8th June 2018 celebrating the work of the Honourable Sylvia Wynter OJ. The conference will include keynote presentations by Denise Ferreira da Silva (University of British Columbia) and Alexander G. Weheliye (Northwestern University), and a response by Paul Gilroy.

 

CFP for Essay Collection: Frontiers: Cosmos, Curiosity, Creativity

updated: 
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 9:09am
Aaron Ricker, McGill University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 31, 2018

CFP for Essay Collection: Frontiers: Cosmos, Curiosity, Creativity Cultures approach religious questions in ways informed by their cosmologies and vice versa. Traditions considered religious therefore interact closely with speculations about “the heavens,” the stars, and outer space in the imaginative work of world-building.

Just Speculating: Economics and Speculative Fiction

updated: 
Saturday, April 7, 2018 - 8:42am
Institute of Advanced Studies in the Humanities
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 15, 2018

On 28 June, IASH is hosting Just Speculating, a one-day symposium reflecting on intersections of finance, data, and culture. As part of the event, we welcome proposals for a panel on economics and speculative fiction. Please send a title, a short proposal (about 100 words) or query, together with a bio or a link to online information about your research, to j.walton@bathspa.ac.uk.

“Immediacy, Causality, Plasticity: Catherine Malabou and the Future Undoing of Philosophy”. A special issue of Culture, Theory and Critique (2019) co-edited by Richard Iveson and Greg Hainge.

updated: 
Wednesday, April 4, 2018 - 9:06am
Culture, Theory and Critique.
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Catherine Malabou opens Before Tomorrow (2014) with a striking yet seemingly simple question: ‘Why has the question of time lost its status as the leading question of philosophy?’ At one time, once upon a time, time led the way to the meaning of being, so why has no one ‘taken up the problem by trying to develop afresh a decisive concept of temporality?’ And, more, why does no one even ask this question anymore?

AIDS. Remains (essays for a special issue of New Centennial Review)

updated: 
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 1:01pm
Richard Block, University of Washington
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 1, 2018

AIDS: Remains

 

Seeking essays for a future issue of New Centennial Review.

 

What is left of the AIDS crisis? What remains of the urgency with which critical discourses once contested dominant understandings of “AIDS”? In the first decades of the crisis, vital struggles over the meanings, definitions and representations of AIDS sought to unite cultural analysis with cultural activism. What remains now of such struggles? Has contestation become consensus?

           

Love etc.

updated: 
Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 1:57pm
Center for Uses of Literature, University of Southern Denmark
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 15, 2018

LOVE, ETC.

A conference sponsored by the “Uses of Literature” Research Project at the University of Southern Denmark, October 3-4, 2019

What is there left to say about love? Endlessly invoked, celebrated, assailed, abused, and parodied, love has been hailed as the meaning of life and disdained as the ultimate cliché. This conference is inspired by the conviction that love is poised to become a focus of renewed interest in the humanities. We anticipate two main focal points for the conference, without excluding other options.

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