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CFP: Vonnegut and Attention - a satellite workhop of The Arts of Attention Conference 2013 [September 12-14, 2013, Budapest, HU]

Saturday, February 9, 2013 - 12:11pm
Károli Gáspár University

The works of Kurt Vonnegut prominently feature with issues connected to attention through tropes and topics as well as through literary technique: it is a core motif in many of his writings, and is of key importance with regard to his style. This workshop invites contributed papers approaching the notion of attention in the Vonnegutian œuvre through literary theory, philosophy,anthropology, and psychology among others. We are particularly interested in contributions presenting interdisciplinary investigations.

[UPDATE] Second Call for Papers: Flann O'Brien Conference Rome 2013

Saturday, February 9, 2013 - 5:15am
"Problems with Authority: The II International Flann O'Brien Conference" (Università Roma Tre, 19-21 June, 2013).

"Problems with Authority: The II International Flann O'Brien Conference" (Università Roma Tre, 19-21 June, 2013).

Second Call for Papers Updated Deadline: 1 March 2013

Jed Esty (University of Pennsylvania)
Carol Taaffe (Author of "Ireland Through the Looking-Glass: Flann O'Brien, Myles na gCopaleen & Irish Cultural Debate")
Dirk Van Hulle (University of Antwerp)

Mikel Murfi (Director of "John Duffy's Brother")
Mark O'Halloran (Award-winning screenwriter of "Adam and Paul" and "Garage")

Engaging with Eco-ability 4/27 & 4/28/2013

Friday, February 8, 2013 - 4:28pm
Binghamton University

1st Annual Conference "Engaging with Eco-ability"
University of Binghamton, New York
April 27 and 28, 2013

A Politics of Disability and Animal Liberation


The 1st Annual Conference "Engaging with Eco-ability" will be hosted at Binghamton University April 27th & 28th, 2013. The conference will be organized and moderated by Anthony Nocella II and JL Schatz. The goal of this conference is to lay the groundwork for an edited book that's part of the Critical Animal Studies series published by Lexington Books.

Northeast Florida Literary Conference

Friday, February 8, 2013 - 4:04pm
English Graduate Organization/ University of North Florida

Novelist and activist Salman Rushdie observed, "Literature is where I go to explore the highest and lowest places in human society and in the human spirit, where I hope to find not absolute truth but the truth of the tale, of the imagination and of the heart." The exploration of literature provides a unique insight into the human condition, and the celebration of its scholarship is essential. The English Graduate Organization (EGO) at the University of North Florida is pleased to announce the call for abstracts for its spring conference, which will be held April 22nd, 2013.

[UPDATE] South Central MLA Biography/Autobiography/Memoir panel

Friday, February 8, 2013 - 3:00pm
South Central Modern Language Association

The 2012 South Central MLA Conference is accepting paper proposals for its Biography/Autobiography/Memoir panel. Literary paper proposals on any aspect of biography, autobiography, and memoir are welcome. Please submit a 200-word abstract by 4/1/13 to

The SCMLA conference will be held in New Orleans, LA from October 3-5, 2013.

JNT, Special Issue, "Rethinking 'The Good Life," DEADLINE June 1, 2013

Friday, February 8, 2013 - 2:29pm
Journal of Narrative Theory

The Journal of Narrative Theory (JNT) seeks submissions for an upcoming special issue, "Rethinking 'The Good Life.'"

In a conversation that draws upon her work on "the cultures of affect" to posit the urgency of re-imagining state and civil society, Lauren Berlant asks,

"What if people were to take the opportunity to reimagine state/society relations such that the flourishing of reciprocity were differently constructed and assessed, and in which consumer forms of collectivity were not the main way people secure or fantasize securing everyday happiness?"

17th Century Literature Panel - RMMLA Annual Conference - Vancouver, WA, October 10-12, 2013

Friday, February 8, 2013 - 1:39pm
Rocky Mountain MLA

This session seeks papers on any aspect of seventeenth-century English literature. Abstracts of 250-300 words are invited for papers to be delivered at the annual conference of the Rocky Mountain MLA in Vancouver, Washington, USA, Oct. 10-12, 2013. Email abstracts – including your title, institutional affiliation, and email addresses – to Kirsten Inglis ( by March 1, 2013. All submissions will be acknowledged and notifications sent by March 15, 2013. Non-members are welcome to submit abstracts, but presenters must be members of the RMMLA by April 1.


Friday, February 8, 2013 - 12:51pm
University of Chicago Society of Fellows

Call for Papers:
Universality and Its Limits
The 2013 Weissbourd Annual Conference
Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts
The University of Chicago
Franke Institute for the Humanities
**May 3–4, 2013**

Keynote Speaker: Prof. Jean-Michel Rabaté, University of Pennsylvania
(Proposal Deadline: March 1, 2013)

The Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts at the University of Chicago invites paper
proposals for the annual Weissbourd Memorial Conference, to be held May 3–4, 2013 at the
Franke Institute for the Humanities. Its theme is "Universality and Its Limits."