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"From 'Restoration' to 'Eighteenth–Century'" (proposal by 15/9/10; ASECS conference 17-20/3/11)

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Tuesday, June 22, 2010 - 12:32am
Claude Willan

I'm soliciting proposals for this panel, which will run next March at the 2011 ASECS in Vancouver.

The period 1680 – 1730 saw transformations in the political, religious, legal and literary structures of Britain. These transformations have been variously characterized as the rise of the Habermasian public sphere, the Republic of Letters, the development of the two-party system, of professional authorship, elective monarchy, and as the advent of a system of mercantile credit foundational to that which we employ today.

I welcome papers that interrogate the gap between "Restoration" and "Eighteenth-Century" literature in any of a variety of ways, including, but not necessarily limited to:

Literary Darwinism and Social Justice (April 7-10 2011)

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Monday, June 21, 2010 - 4:58pm
NeMLA

Call for Papers

Literary Darwinism and Social Justice Panel

42nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 7-10, 2011
New Brunswick, NY – Hyatt New Brunswick
Host Institution: Rutgers University

[UPDATE] Political Theology Agenda Symposium 2010 (18-19 August 2010; extended deadline)

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Monday, June 21, 2010 - 3:17pm
Sussex Centre for the Individual and Society (SCIS)

Political Theology Agenda Symposium 2010

Organized by: Sussex Centre for the Individual and Society (SCIS)

Location: Ecumenical Institute of the World Council of Churches (WCC) and the University of Geneva, Château de Bossey, near Geneva, Switzerland

Date: 18-19 August 2010

The "Political Theology Agenda" (www.political-theology.com) has been run by the Sussex Centre for the Individual and Society since January 2009. The blog is the premier resource on the net for the comparative study of political theology and political theologies across the boundaries of various traditions and academic disciplines.

[UPDATE] CFP: Evil Children in Film and Literature

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Monday, June 21, 2010 - 2:47pm
LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory

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Call for Papers:
Evil Children in Film and Literature _________________________________________

[UPDATE] "Jung's Red Book: Confronting the Unconscious through Word and Image," SAMLA (November 5-7, 2010)

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Monday, June 21, 2010 - 11:50am
South Atlantic Modern Language Association, session sponsored by the Society for Critical Exchange

SOCIETY FOR CRITICAL EXCHANGE
Jung's Red Book: Confronting the Unconscious through Word and Image
In 1913, at a moment of personal and professional crisis, Jung began
recording a series of visions and fantasies in what would become an
extended "confrontation with the unconscious." The Red Book, newly
published last year after decades kept under a shroud of family secrecy,
is rife with all the chaos and horror one might expect an honest
accounting of the unplumbed depths of the human psyche to contain. The
book has another striking feature as well, however: it is visually
stunning. Comprised of flowing calligraphic text illuminated by richly

Call for Papers: Cinesonika Festival and Conference (Nov. 13th-14th) seeks contributions on Sound and the Moving Image

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Monday, June 21, 2010 - 11:14am
CINESONIKA FESTIVAL AND CONFERENCE

CINESONIKA: The First International Film and Video Festival of Innovative Sound Design is adding a conference component. We are seeking interdisciplinary contributions on sound in relation to the moving image. Film scholars, art historians, performance theorists, composers, filmmakers, sound practitioners, multi-media semioticians – we invite these and others to submit proposals for 20 minute panel presentations. All accepted submissions will be considered for inclusion in an edited volume (papers should be expandable to 3000-5000 words if selected for final essay publication).

Website: http://www.cinesonika.com

Submitting:

Panel on "Post-Moralitas" at 1st Biennial Meeting of the BABEL Working Group, Austin, TX, 4-6 Nov 2010

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Monday, June 21, 2010 - 12:06am
Julie Orlemanski (Harvard University) and Allan Mitchell (University of Victoria)

What are the after-images and effects of medieval forms of moral discourse? This panel at the 1st Biennial Meeting of the BABEL Working Group (http://www.siue.edu/babel/BABEL_Biennial_Meeting_AustinTX.htm) seeks to animate and assess the question of post-morality in pre-modern culture, taking stock of its ethical possibilities and liabilities.

Music Contingencies in Narrated Americas [update]; deadline Sept. 20

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Saturday, June 19, 2010 - 10:49pm
NeMLA April 2011 New Brunswick NJ

The purpose of this session is to generate a forum for discussion and theoretical intervention among and within the musical and prosaic work of art. From Adorno to Nancy, the philosophical approach to music engendered a significant comparative debate with language, but can we still find a profitable assessment inside the sign-referent relation? Language follows a descriptive pattern in order to be expressive but, on the other hand, music creates a sort of impasse by articulating an emotional contour. In this sense, music and literature accompanied the euphoric condition that social and political changes developed in Latin America, especially during the first half of the 20th century.

UPDATE--LOVE AND SEX IN ALAN MOORE, EDITED COLLECTION [July 15 deadline for abstracts]

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Saturday, June 19, 2010 - 2:31pm
Defiance College

I now have a dozen submissions and would like a few more by the July 15 deadline. I am especially interested in seeing more proposals on From Hell, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, and Promethea.

Three presses have expressed interest following query letters. Read the below for full information on the collection.

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With the publication of Lost Girls and 25,000 Years of Erotic Freedom, the centrality of love and sex in Alan Moore's work has become indisputable. Thus far, however, little scholarly attention has been paid to this facet of his work. This collection, provisionally titled Lost Loves: Why Men and Women Make It (or Don't) in the Work of Alan Moore, aims to remedy that situation.

Literary Darwinism and Social Justice

updated: 
Saturday, June 19, 2010 - 1:38pm
NeMLA

Call for Papers

Literary Darwinism and Social Justice Panel

42nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 7-10, 2011
New Brunswick, NY – Hyatt New Brunswick
Host Institution: Rutgers University

NeMLA: "Narrated Objects: Literature and Material Culture in the Americas"

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Saturday, June 19, 2010 - 11:47am
NeMLA

This panel will address the relationships between literature and materiality in the cultural production of the 19th and 20th. The topics of the panel include, but are not limited to: subject/object relationship; commodity fetishism; materiality and visuality; forms, surfaces, and their boundaries; the text as an object; thing theory. Please send 300-500 word abstracts (English or Spanish) to Laura Gandolfi, gandolfi@princeton.edu.

Deadline: September 15, 2010
Please include with your abstract:
Name and Affiliation
CV

Silent and Ineffable: Functions of the Unsaid in Literature and the Humanities. Nov. 26-27th, 2010

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Friday, June 18, 2010 - 10:26pm
National Taipei University of Technology, Taiwan

"Love, and be silent," Cordelia says in Act One. To some, Cordelia's verbal intransigence toward Lear marks her as proud and stiff-necked, to others as truth incarnate. Without doubt, it is her silence that sets the drama into motion, and the question of whether it issues from a refusal or from an inability to speak constitutes an interpretive crux of Shakespeare's play. Cordelia's silence can be taken to exemplify countless other instances where the meaning, structure and intensity of a literary work hinge on the significance of that which remains unsaid.

Thinking Comparatively in Contemporary Literature - NeMLA, Apr. 7-10, 2011 (abstract due Sept. 30, 2010)

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Friday, June 18, 2010 - 1:40pm
Cornelius Collins / NeMLA

How might interpretive juxtapositions between such divergent modes as fiction and nonfiction, literary and nonliterary, and verbal and visual articulate some of the current ambivalence about method in the discipline of literary studies? Papers welcome on all aspects of comparative thinking by period, genre, or media in relation to 20th/21st century literature. Abstracts and short vitae to Cornelius Collins, Rutgers University (corneliuscollins (at) rocketmail.com).

42nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 7-10, 2011
New Brunswick, NJ – Hyatt New Brunswick
Host Institution: Rutgers University

Please include with your abstract:

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