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Philosophy and the American Renaissance (NeMLA 2018)

updated: 
Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 11:06am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

In Moby-Dick, Ahab, the monomaniacal captain of the Pequod, famously iterates the following lines: “Hark ye yet again,—the little lower layer. All visible objects, man, are but as pasteboard masks. But in each event—in the living act, the undoubted deed—there, some unknown but still reasoning thing puts forth the mouldings of its features from behind the unreasoning mask. If man will strike, strike through the mask!” In this instance, Ahab might be seen as possessed by what John Dewey called philosophy’s endless “quest for certainty.” Thus, Ahab’s monomaniacal discourse can be said to turn on the appearance/reality distinction—a dichotomy germane to Western metaphysics since Plato.

Composition as Big Data

updated: 
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 3:32pm
Amanda Licastro and Ben Miller
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Please consider submitting a proposal for the following edited collection. Feel free to share widely (with apologies for cross-posting).

This edited collection, currently under consideration, will serve as a research and methods guide for practitioners interested in conducting large-scale data-driven examinations of student writing.

Global Wars, Local Traumas (Panel NeMLA Convention 2018)

updated: 
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 9:01pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Abstracts for papers are requsted for the panel "Global Wars, Local Traumas" at the 49th NeMLA Annual Convention (April 12-15, 2018) Pittsburgh, PA, USA.

Panel Title: Global Wars, Local Traumas

CfP NeMLA 18: Keeping it Real After Postmodernism (Roundtable)

updated: 
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 3:28pm
NorthEast MLA
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Postmodernism is clearly dead—its death and what follows it have been theorized in a myriad of different ways, most recently perhaps by the special edition of Twentieth Century Literature entitled Postmodern/Postwar—And After in the spring of 2016. The advancements of digital technology and the pressing need to look beyond the human and onto a planetary scale of existence are frequent explanations for recent shifts in literary and cultural production. But what explains the resurgence of novels written in the realist mode?

Of Tattoos, Piercings, and Other Augmentations: The Modified Body in Literature and Culture (NeMLA18 Panel)

updated: 
Monday, July 3, 2017 - 10:58am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA18)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Over the last few decades, body modification in its many forms and guises has experienced an apparent visibility, appropriation, and revivalism in mainstream media and culture. Spanning centuries of history, body modification can range in intensity and craftsmanship from “normal” (such as earlobe piercings or bodybuilding) to “hardcore” (such as full bodysuit tattoos, surgical modifications, transdermal implants, and even amputations).

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Leadership, Dissent, and Disobedience: Leaders and Followers in a Populist Age

updated: 
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 11:12am
International Studying Leadership Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 31, 2017

Recent populist movements in the U.S., U.K., and around the globe suggest that the practices and theories surrounding dissent and civil disobedience are now more relevant than ever. With the Women’s March reaching nearly five million people world-wide, sparking protests not only across the United States, but in Europe, Asia, Africa, North and South America, Australia, and even Antarctica, it is clear that the praxis of protest will be a hallmark of this period in the twenty-first century.

Coils of the Serpent: Journal for the Study of Contemporary Power

updated: 
Monday, June 26, 2017 - 10:32am
University of Leipzig, Germany
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 31, 2017

Call for Papers:

Coils of the Serpent: Journal for the Study of Contemporary Power

 

“The coils of a serpent are even more complex than the burrows of a molehill.”

(Gilles Deleuze, Postscript on the Societies of Control)

[Book] Planned Obsolescence: Texts, Theory, Technology

updated: 
Monday, June 26, 2017 - 10:32am
Bruno Dupont, Carole Guesse, Ella Mingazova
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 15, 2017

[Book] Planned Obsolescence: Texts, Theory, Technology

[Pour le français, voir plus bas.]

CFP - Space for Fashion Thinking & Practice: Review, Reflect, Revise - An Interdisciplinary Fashion Research Network Symposium & Exhibition

updated: 
Monday, June 26, 2017 - 10:17am
Fashion Research Network
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 28, 2017

 

Call for Papers

 

Space for Fashion Thinking & Practice: Review, Reflect, Revise

 

An Interdisciplinary Fashion Research Network Symposium & Exhibition

 

Friday 8th September 2017 - Coventry University London

 

Venue: Coventry University London, University House, 109-117 Middlesex Street, London, E1 7JF

 

Technoaffect: Bodies, Machines, Media

updated: 
Monday, June 26, 2017 - 10:14am
Transformations
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 20, 2017

CFP: Issue 31: Technoaffect: Bodies, Machines, Media

Editors: Erika Kerruish and Rebecca Olive

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