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(Bio)politics, affects, and emotions in literature and performance since WWII

updated: 
Friday, July 15, 2016 - 2:56pm
Antonia Peroikou (University of Cyprus) and Stefania Porcelli (City University of New York) / ACLA 2017
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 23, 2016

The conception of biopolitics and the constitution of biopolitical power have become increasingly important for the study of political science, especially in the wake of one of the biggest shifts in population in modern history. Inspired by the ground-breaking research of Michel Foucault and the consequent development of this problematic in a variety of theoretical schools, political scientists have started addressing rationalities of power that go beyond traditional sovereign-territorial logics. Indeed, political categories such as that of population are now treated as affective structures. Affects have entered the extended definition of the political, investigated both as unmeasurable forces and as discreet emotions.

Untold Futures: Speculation, Redemption, Disappointment

updated: 
Thursday, July 14, 2016 - 11:59pm
University of Chicago English Department
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 29, 2016

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

Untold Futures: Speculation, Redemption, Disappointment

University of Chicago English Graduate Conference

November 17-18, 2016

 

Keynote Speaker: Kate Marshall, Associate Professor of English, University of Notre Dame

 

Roundtable: Adrienne Brown, University of Chicago; Penelope Deutscher, Northwestern University; Joseph Masco, University of Chicago; Vivasvan Soni, Northwestern University

 

Experience and Education: Pragmatism in the English Studies Classroom - Panel @ NeMLA 2017

updated: 
Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 8:05pm
Matthew Overstreet / University of Pittsburgh
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

This panel seeks to bring together teacher-scholars who utilize the philosophical tradition of American Pragmatism in teaching literature, writing, digital media, cultural criticism or rhetoric and composition.

This includes those who teach the work of William James, John Dewey and their progeny directly, and those who use pragmatist thought to inform broader pedagogical or theoretical projects.  Whether interested in the semiotics of C.S. Peirce, the neo-pragmatism of Richard Rorty or Stanley Fish, the “prophetic pragmatism” of Cornel West, or any other branch of the pragmatist tradition, all are welcome.

X Marks the Spot: Lyric Chiasmus and Chiastic Lyrics

updated: 
Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 11:16am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) 2017
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

For a moment in time, a generation ago, apostrophe became for some scholars the embodiment of the lyric gesture itself. In Jonathan Culler’s words, apostrophe signals “not a moment in a temporal sequence but a now of discourse, of writing,” typified by the poetic “O.” Long the neglected step-sibling of lyric apostrophe, chiasmus (“a crosswise placing” from the Greek letter chi) embodies the boustrophedonic turns of repetition and reversal, which also might be seen at the heart of the lyric. Where apostrophe involves a turning away to address an absent person, thing, or idea, chiasmus seems to turn inward—to sound, form, image.

"& ev’n wrongs / Sharpen their Muse": Misreadings, Miswritings, and Mis-takings

updated: 
Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 10:50am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) 2017
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

 

Turning to the artistically fruitful “wrong” of unrequited love as imagined by George Herbert, Seamus Heaney redresses the utter capriciousness of the art: “I want to profess the surprise of poetry as well as its reliability; I want to celebrate its given, unforeseeable thereness, the way it enters our field of vision and animates our physical and intelligent being….” Poets and writers, artists and musicians have all celebrated the error as evoking the unforeseen possibilities of their craft. (One might be reminded of Elizabeth Bishop’s “Man-Moth.”) Why ought the reader be excluded from the joy, the new knowledges, and the potential political subversiveness of the mistaken reading?

 

CFP: Journal of Feminist Scholarship

updated: 
Monday, July 11, 2016 - 8:34am
Journal of Feminist Scholarship
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2016

Call for submissions for the Journal of Feminist Scholarship

The Journal of Feminist Scholarship is a twice-yearly, peer-reviewed, open-access journal published online and aimed at promoting feminist scholarship across the disciplines, as well as expanding the reach and definitions of feminist research. The journal can be found at http://www.jfsonline.org/.

The editors of JFS invite submissions on a rolling basis (for more information, please see the “Submissions” page on our website). The average time from submission to publication for accepted manuscripts has been less than a year, and our current acceptance rate stands at thirty-five percent.

Documentary Ehtics

updated: 
Monday, July 11, 2016 - 8:28am
Post Script
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

 

 

POST SCRIPT:Essays in Film and the Humanities

Texas A&M University-Commerce Georgia Institute of Technology

 

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

DOCUMENTARY ETHICS

 

[EXTENDED DEADLINE] Book Collection - Lacan and the Nonhuman

updated: 
Monday, July 11, 2016 - 8:26am
Jonathan Michael Dickstein and Gautam Basu Thakur
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 22, 2016

In today’s global landscape, the category of the “human” has assumed a principal position not simply in terms of its ontological centrality but also in relation to surrounding nonhuman worlds. At stake are questions ranging from the impact of humans on the biosphere (the Anthropocene) to their involvement in the virtual world (Knowledge Commons and Ergodicity) to their experiences of the “inner life” of things (Object-oriented ontology and Affect Theory) to the ethical politics over the Other (the terrorist, the refugee, the queer).

CFP: The Profession

updated: 
Thursday, July 7, 2016 - 10:05am
Intermezzo
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 6, 2019

 

 

CFP:  The Profession

 

Intermezzo, a digital longform publication - http://intermezzo.enculturation.net/ - seeks submissions that deal with rhetoric and rhetoric and composition as a profession.

 

[UPDATE] Journal: Language and Semiotic Studies

updated: 
Thursday, July 7, 2016 - 9:59am
Soochow University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 1, 2017

Language and Semiotic Studies is a peer-reviewed academic journal of international scope. Published by Soochow University Press, China, it is an authorized quarterly journal with an independent ISSN (2096-031X) and CN (32-1859/H) granted by the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television of the People's Republic of China. With all its contents appearing in English, the journal serves and supports the Chinese Association for Language and Semiotic Studies (founded at Soochow University in 1994) while it reaches out and joins colleagues from all around the world for trans-cultural exchange and inter-disciplinary dialogue.

Beowulf to Shakespeare Area

updated: 
Wednesday, July 6, 2016 - 11:31am
Mid-Atlantic Popular American Culture Association (MAPACA), November 3-5, Atlantic City, NJ
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, July 7, 2016

The Medieval/Renassiance area of MAPACA ("Beowulf to Shakespeare") seeks papers concerning the use of medieval and Renaissance materials in modern productions.  Topics include, but are not limited to, the incorporation of medieval or Renaissance elements in modern artistic productions such as films, t.v. series, novels and music; the creation of medieval and Renaissance "themed" festivals, restaurants, etc., and the use of medieval or Renaissance elements in video games.   The area also seeks panelists interested in presenting on the ways in which contemporary theories and pedagogies influence our perceptions of these eras.

Problems of Education in the 21st Century. Information_Twenty-seven_CFP_PEC_2016

updated: 
Wednesday, July 6, 2016 - 11:30am
Scientia Socialis
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Dear colleagues,

   

We would like to invite proposals for articles for an international blind peer-review scientific journal (Twenty-seven CFP)

 

“Problems of Education in the 21st Century” ISSN 1822-7864

 

http://www.jbse.webinfo.lt/Problems_of_Education.htm

http://www.scientiasocialis.lt/pec/

 

"The End: Theories and Practices of narrative endings."

updated: 
Wednesday, July 6, 2016 - 11:25am
Department of German Studies, Cornell University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 15, 2016

The End: Theories and Practices of narrative endings

Graduate Student Conference

Department of German Studies

Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

November 11-12, 2016

Keynote Speaker: Fritz Breithaupt, Indiana University Bloomington

“A whole is that which has a beginning and middle and end.” (Aristotle, Poetics)

Creativity and Knowledge Cultures

updated: 
Wednesday, July 6, 2016 - 11:25am
Knowledge Cultures
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 15, 2016

Creativity and Knowledge Cultures

Creativity is an object of study, a process of knowledge production, and a contemporary cultural obsession that crosses many disciplines. This special issue of Knowledge Cultures (http://www.addletonacademicpublishers.com/knowledge-cultures) seeks to generate new and potentially disruptive conversations about creativity by paying attention to the diversity – and, perhaps, even, incommensurability – of knowledge practices around creativity that exist across a broad range of disciplinary fields.

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