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July 20th 2013

Thursday, June 6, 2013 - 11:03am
Royal Commonwealth Society, Uni Yao 1

We are looking for complete papers to complete an ongoing edited volume of a collection of articles on the following theme:


Editors: Ernest L. VEYU (Ph.D.) & Valentine N. UBANAKO (Ph.D.)

[UPDATE] Forms of Reading, Forms of Life (SAMLA Nov. 8-10, 2013)

Thursday, June 6, 2013 - 10:59am
Benjamin Mangrum / University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill AND Benjamin Sammons / University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Observing a national decline in literary reading, in 2006 the National Endowment for the Arts instituted the Big Read Program to revivify what it deemed an indispensable, but endangered, civic activity. In 2009, the NEA celebrated new research indicating that, for the first time in twenty-five years, literary reading in the US was on the rise. Yet what grounds are there for such consternation or celebration? Indeed, why a governmental investment in this cultural practice? And, in a digital era, as new forms of textual production and consumption proliferate, why the emphasis on traditionally defined literary reading?

Kaleidoscope Volume 5, Issue 2 (2013): "Time" (Deadline 30 June 2013)

Thursday, June 6, 2013 - 8:46am
Kaleidoscope (ISSN 1756-8137)

Call for Papers

Volume 5, Issue 2 (2013): "Time"

Kaleidoscope is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal (ISSN 1756-8137) edited by postgraduates at Durham University. Working under the auspices of the Institute of Advanced Study (, Kaleidoscope is designed to foster communication between postgraduates in different disciplines, to promote excellence in interdisciplinary research, and to raise awareness of the IAS as a public forum for interdisciplinary scholarship.

Inter-Cultural Dialogues, 3rd International Symposium (Angers, France: Monday 26th to Wednesday 28th of August, 2013)

Thursday, June 6, 2013 - 8:16am
Dr. Alejandro Cervantes-Carson, General Coordinator, International Network for Alternative Academia

International Network for Alternative Academia - Extends a general invitation to participate

3rd International Symposium: Inter-Cultural Dialogues

Part of the Research Program on: Recognition and the Politics of Otherness

Monday 26th to Wednesday 28th of August, 2013

Angers, Pays-de-la-Loire, France

Partner: Université Catholique de l'Ouest
Venue: IPLV, UCO (3 Place André Leroy)
Main Campus (Building: Bâtiment Scientifique)

Technology, Rhetoric and Cultural Change: Walter S. Ong, S.J. in the Age of Google, Facebook, and Twitter

Wednesday, June 5, 2013 - 5:25pm
Walter Ong Conference, Gonzaga University

Walter Ong was among the foremost theorists of rhetoric and culture in the 20th century. A student of Marshall McLuhan and Perry Miller, his dissertation on the importance of Peter Ramus, a 16th century logician and developer of a deeply influential pedagogy, brought him an international audience. Over the course of his long career, he published several books and hundreds of essays, most arguing that the technology of human communication is reflected, however indirectly, in human consciousness. This interdisciplinary conference will celebrate Ong's legacy and the tradition of Jesuit scholarship.

Modernism and the (Im)Possible "Time of the Now" (NeMLA, April 3-6, 2014)

Wednesday, June 5, 2013 - 11:10am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

45th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 3-6, 2014
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Host: Susquehanna University

"Each now is the now of a particular knowability. In it, truth is charged to the bursting point with time. (This point of explosion […] coincides with […] the time of truth.) It is not that what is past casts its light on what is present, or what is present its light on what is past; rather, image is that wherein what has been comes together in a flash with the now to form a constellation."
- Walter Benjamin

2nd INTERNATIONAL ISAR SYMPOSIUM with a Special Focus on State: Between Tradition and Future, December 21-22, 2013, Istanbul

Wednesday, June 5, 2013 - 10:16am
Istanbul Foundation for Research and Education

with a Special Focus on State: Between Tradition and Future

December 21-22, 2013

At the mention of the word 'State', we do not only understand the concept nation-state, but a varied range of ideas; and, what is more, there exists a theoretical accord, whereupon the needed metaphysical distinction between the ideas of abstract universal 'State' and concrete particular nation-state is preserved. Do these two facts mean that, in practice, we succeed in protecting ourselves from the reduction that occurs within a definite fetishistic illusion, and by which means the notion of an abstract universal state is reduced to a particular nation-state form?

[UPDATE] Idle/Stasis: Call for Prose, Poetry, Art--deadline extended to June 15

Tuesday, June 4, 2013 - 11:39pm
Transverse: A Comparative Studies Journal, Issue 13, University of Toronto

The twinned concepts of idle and stasis have recently been brought to the forefront of political conversations in Canada because of the Idle No More grassroots movement, which is one of the many manifestations of a protest culture encircling the globe. No longer silent in the face of the continuing effects of colonialism and its derivative hierarchical structures, indigenous populations and other citizens are registering their discontent, while fostering networks of solidarity.

theory@buffalo 18: Marx and Nature [deadline for submission -- September 1, 2013]

Tuesday, June 4, 2013 - 5:29pm
Brian O'Neil and Juan Robaina, editors

Marxist theory has often been criticized for its supposed anthropocentrism. According to some, Marx's celebration of human productive activity reduces nature to mere passive content to be formed by the labor that bestows value upon it. This mode of analysis, it is claimed, can do little to help us understand or address the present ecological crisis whose consequences are central to contemporary political struggles. And yet, such a view is reductive; from the very start – in his earliest writings – Marx placed the natural world at the center of his social theory. In this, Marx was not only drawing upon German Romantic philosophies of nature, but also contemporary developments within science in general and biology in particular.