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December 2012, 2012/ April 15, 2013

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Thursday, November 8, 2012 - 10:32pm
Animal Studies. Rivista italiana di antispecismo

Call for articles

Special Issue of "Animal Studies. Rivista italiana di antispecismo" dedicated to "Foucault's Animals"

Possible topics: Biopolitics, Animal, Animalization, Animality, Foucault, Human/Nonhuman divide, Governmentality, Zoopolitics.

Deadline for pre-review: 15 December, 2012.
Deadline for final submission: 15 April, 2013.

The role that animals play in the formation of disciplinary knowledge has never held particular importance in the course of Michel Foucault's articulated research. This "oversight" could partially be due to chronological reasons: the passing of Foucault came in the very years that the so-called "animal question" began to emerge.

CFP: "Literature and Pornography" Special Issue of LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory

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Thursday, November 8, 2012 - 5:15pm
LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory

The dust may have begun to settle in the blogosphere, but M. L. James's Fifty Shades of Gray novels continue to dominate the bestseller list, impervious to the literary outrage that greeted their remarkable success. In the wake of this phenomenon, LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory invites essays on literary works that flirt with, dabble in, or wholly embrace the pornographic. We are interested in scholarly engagements with the history, theory, and politics of pornography, as well as studies of the popularity, reception, censorship, and "literariness" of texts considered pornographic.

New Genre Army: An International Conference on the Writing of Adam Roberts

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Thursday, November 8, 2012 - 4:36pm
University of Lincoln

New Genre Army: An International Conference on the Writing of Adam Roberts

Friday 5th April 2013
Department of English, University of Lincoln

Sponsored by Gylphi: Arts and Humanities Publisher and the University of Lincoln
Part of the Gylphi Contemporary Writers series

Keynote Speakers:
Professor Farah Mendlesohn (Anglia Ruskin University)
Dr. Andrew M. Butler (Canterbury Christ Church University)

Response and Q&A from Adam Roberts

Human Rights, Literature, Film (ACLA, Toronto, April 4-7), Proposal Deadline: Nov. 15

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Thursday, November 8, 2012 - 2:41pm
Lena Khor, Lawrence University

The GPS of Human Rights: Globalization, Technology, and Cultural Production (ACLA, Toronto, April 4-7)

Using GPS as a technology and its metaphor as a reference point, this seminar intends to examine, broadly speaking, representations of human rights on a global map of humans beings (individuals and groups/organizations) as well as texts (literature, film, and other cultural productions).

MadLit 2013: Between Surface and Depth, February 28-March 1, 2013

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Thursday, November 8, 2012 - 12:31pm
University of Wisconsin-Madison

The University of Wisconsin-Madison's ninth annual Graduate Conference on Language and Literature (MadLit) will be held February 28–March 1, 2013. This year's conference, "Between Surface and Depth," investigates how humanistic disciplines articulate notions of superficiality and depth in their scholarly practices. Building from the debates surrounding Stephen Best and Sharon Marcus's "Surface Reading: An Introduction" (Representations 108.1 (Fall 2009): 1–21), this conference will explore the implications of using spatial models to conceptualize the location of meaning in language, literature, and discourse.

Futures of Schelling

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Thursday, November 8, 2012 - 12:20pm
North American Schelling Society

Futures of Schelling: The Second Conference of the North American Schelling Society

Western University London, ON Canada – August 29- September 1, 2013

UPDATE Mapping Between Bodies and Sounds

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Wednesday, November 7, 2012 - 10:06pm
Julie Beth Napolin, the New School

Organizers: Rachel Corkle (NYU) and Julie Beth Napolin (Eugene Lang College, the New School for Liberal Arts)

The seminar organizers invite abstracts (250 words) for a proposed panel at ACLA, to be held in Toronto April 4-7, 2013. The conference theme is "Global Positioning Systems."

This seminar will address where philosophy, literature and music intersect, and how thinkers, writers and performers—drawing from early modern and materialist understandings of mathematics, music and anatomy to recent theories of cognition, perception, and the digital—have located this intersection in the body. We are in turn interested in how bodies in space, as producers, negotiators and vessels of sound, are themselves mapped by sound and music.

Topographies of Popular Culture (25-26 Oct 2013; deadline 15 Mar.)

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Wednesday, November 7, 2012 - 10:20am
University of Tampere, Finland

From the venues of rock festivals and theme parks to the back alleys of Gotham City, popular culture contributes to collective perceptions of spatiality and recreates powerful imaginary topographies. Topographies of Popular Culture offers a forum for multidisciplinary discussions of popular culture and space in contemporary American, European and Russian contexts. The conference seeks to explore representations of space as constructed in popular literary and visual genres and digital culture. We invite presentations that examine how space and various popular genres are mutually constitutive in producing "popular" places (physical, social, and imagined) in the cultural and geographical settings of the USA, Europe, and Russia.

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