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[UPDATE] Human/Animal Encounters in Contemporary Culture 10/05/2013

Sunday, June 16, 2013 - 5:44pm
Kingston University

In her recent work on human-animal encounter, Donna Haraway asks us to consider 'who "we" will become when species meet'. At the centre of Haraway's question is a concern for the mutuality of species, and a desire to reconfigure those Enlightenment inheritances which dialectically position 'animal' as the other of 'human'. Such interests demand a reappraisal not merely of humanist discourse, but also of related questions regarding ethics and responsibility.

Banquets and Borders in Language and Literature October 25-26, 2013

Sunday, June 16, 2013 - 2:40pm
English Graduate Organization, Western Illinois University

CFP: Banquets and Borders in Language and Literature

The English Graduate Organization (EGO) of Western Illinois University is currently seeking both individual papers and panel proposals for our tenth annual EGO Conference in Macomb, IL on October 25 – October 26. We are interested in the production, consumption and the symbolism of the culinary within and beyond English Studies. Our conference will feature a keynote speech by Dr. David B. Goldstein entitled "Toward a Skeptical Ethics of Eating: Shakespeare, Montaigne, Levinas."

Landscapes: Digital, Real, Imagined

Sunday, June 16, 2013 - 5:26am
Exegesis Journal

Exegesis, the peer-reviewed academic e-journal of the English Department at Royal Holloway, University of London, is now accepting submissions for the Autumn 2013 edition on Landscapes: Real, Digital, Imagined. For this issue we hope to attract creative writing dealing with the notion of landscape, broadly considered, as well as literary, historical and other critical readings informed by considerations of space, form and location. Authors may choose to investigate this topic literally, metaphorically, or theoretically, and in terms of specific texts, authors, times, or places. Articles and creative pieces might address, but are not limited to, any of the following subjects:

CFP: Postgraduate English, Issue 27 (Deadline: 15 August 2013)

Saturday, June 15, 2013 - 2:59pm
Department of English Studies, Durham University

POSTGRADUATE ENGLISH (ISSN 1756-9761). The University of Durham's Online Literature Journal: a peer-reviewed Journal and Forum for Postgraduates in English.

Postgraduates are invited to submit papers of not more than 7,000 words for Issue 27 of Postgraduate English. Contributors are not confined to a particular theme, the better to reflect a diversity of interests.

CFP - Lacan and Early Modern Literature - SAMLA 2013, Atlanta, GA

Saturday, June 15, 2013 - 2:10pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association

Southeast Renaissance Conference - SAMLA Affiliate
SAMLA, Atlanta, GA
November 8-10, 2013

This is a call for abstracts for 20-minute papers that engage with Lacan and early modern literature. Proposals can deal with any aspect of Lacan's work and any genre of early modern literature, and with both English and non-English texts.

Please submit 250-word proposals by June 21 to:

MMLA 2013 - Session on Canadian Literature (New Deadline)

Friday, June 14, 2013 - 1:43pm
Midwest Modern Language Association

This permanent section invites papers on any aspect of Canadian Literature. Proposals related to the conference theme of "art and artifice," are encouraged, although this theme can be broadly construed. The new deadline for abstracts is June 28, 2013.

Conference: Locating the Gothic, October 22-25, 2014

Friday, June 14, 2013 - 9:36am
Limerick School of Art and Design and Mary Immaculate College, Limerick

The Gothic is a mode that is intimately connected to location. Sites and spaces both define and demarcate the limits of Gothic aesthetics and have shaped the way varieties of the Gothic have developed over time. From hazy moors and dense forests, to urban labyrinths, contemporary cyberscapes and postmodern dystopi-as, the Gothic has traversed many varied landscapes, both internal and external, historic and contemporary, from which fearful and disturbing atmospheres emerge. Psycho-geographical underpinnings in the Gothic are often the basis for key Gothic experiences such as the sublime and the uncanny.