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Modernist Literature and Economic Theory Website Project (12/31/2010)

Monday, July 5, 2010 - 1:26pm
Tudor Balinisteanu

Contributions are invited for a website connecting modernist literature and economic theory: . This is intended as an ongoing collaborative project.

The site consists of three main pages containing cross-referenced material. One page lists authors with derivative links to fragments from their works. Another page lists economic theory/ concepts. And a third page lists criticism connecting the theory/ concepts with the texts and authors.

Contributions to the site should be in the form of:

#3 - A new journal exploring art and art theory

Monday, July 5, 2010 - 1:03pm
#3 -

I'm writing on behalf of a new reflective art journal, #3 , setting up here in London. As a journal, we are invested in providing a critical exhibition space through publication for artists from all over the word, dispersing critical/academic and creative reflection on art/architecture/aesthetics, with a particular intellectual focus on questions of spatiality/geography/physical structure/environment. Our forthcoming collaborations include explorations from an collaborative art studio in Kenya's Kibera slum, and comparative reflections on Cambodian temple architecture.

"Crossroads" Toulouse, France June 7-8, 2012

Monday, July 5, 2010 - 10:41am
Wendy Harding, Université de Toulouse, France

Crossroads: an International Conference
7-8 June 2012
Toulouse, France

Great things are done when men and mountains meet;
This is not done by jostling in the street.
- William Blake, MS Note-Book.


Monday, July 5, 2010 - 10:04am
Faculty of Law, Josip Juraj Strossmayer University

The book "Contemporary Legal and Economic Issues II" was published in 2009 gathering 17 scientific papers done by a group of international authors coming from various institutions of higher education in Europe and beyond (Poland, Romania, Sweden, Mexico, Ghana, Malaysia, Japan, Russia, UAE, etc.). The authors so far have been M.Sc. and Ph.D. students and professors who individually or as a joint effort contributed an article that have dealt with contemporary legal or economic issues. The book has been edited by two professors in cooperation with the international editorial board and reviews are done by international reviewers from the field of law and economics.

"Practicing Theory" :The 2011 ASCA International Conference and Workshop. 2-4 March 2011

Monday, July 5, 2010 - 8:14am
“Practicing Theory” :The 2011 ASCA (Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis) International Conference and Workshop. 2-4 March 2011

Call for Papers
"Practicing Theory"

The 2011 ASCA International Conference and Workshop:

Date: 2-4 March 2011
Venue: University Theatre, Nieuwe Doelenstraat 16, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

The Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis (ASCA) invites proposals for papers and performances on the theme of Practicing Theory for its annual International Conference and Workshop.

Latino Cultures of NYC

Saturday, July 3, 2010 - 11:12am
New York Institute of Technology

New York Institute of Technology announces its seventh interdisciplinary conference, "Latino Cultures of NYC." Scholars from a range of disciplines are invited to interpret the theme broadly for this one-day conference at NYiT's Columbus Circle campus on Friday, March 4, 2011.

Leon Edel Prize: Henry James Review (November 1, 2010)

Friday, July 2, 2010 - 10:21am
Henry James Review

Leon Edel Prize

The Leon Edel Prize is awarded annually for the best essay on Henry James by a beginning scholar. The prize carries with it an award of $150, and the prize-winning essay will be published in HJR.

The competition is open to applicants who have not held a full-time academic appointment for more than four years. Independent scholars and graduate students are encouraged to apply.

Essays should be 20-30 pages (including notes), original, and not under submission elsewhere or previously published.

Send submissions (4 copies, produced according to current MLA style, and with return postage enclosed) to:

CFP: Lost and Othered Children

Friday, July 2, 2010 - 9:20am
Debbie Olson

Edited Collection: Lost and Othered Children in Contemporary Cinema

Call for contributions to Starlight and Shadows: Images of Lost and Othered Children in Contemporary Cinema. [tentative title]

Seeking original articles for an edited collection about lost and "Othered" children in contemporary cinema (from 1980 to the present). In contrast to traditional portraits of sweetness and light, there is a large body of cinematic works that provide a counter note of darkness to the more common notion of the innocent and pure child. These films depict childhood as a site of knowingness, despair, sexuality, death, and even madness. This collection's project is to explore this filmic imagining of the dark side of childhood.

[UPDATE] Deadline extended to July 20! Communicating Forms: Aesthetics, Relationality, Collaboration

Thursday, July 1, 2010 - 6:06pm
University of Chicago Departments of English Language and Art History

Call for Papers and Creative Proposals:
Communicating Forms: Aesthetics, Relationality, Collaboration
Fifth Annual English Graduate Conference, University of Chicago
A joint conference between English Language & Literature and Art History

October 21-22
Keynote speaker: Leo Bersani

Animal Rights and Deep Water Horizon (Deadline for Abstracts: 8/1; Conference: 10/8-9

Thursday, July 1, 2010 - 9:53am
Sean Kelly/FGCU Humanities and Sustainability Conference

Call for papers for a panel on Animal Rights and Deepwater Horizon at the 2nd Annual Florida Gulf Coast University Humanities and Sustainability Conference (October 8-9 at FGCU, Fort Myers, FL)

The U.S. popular media had constructed the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico as an environmental, ecological, economic, and even political disaster. While all of these are undeniably fair readings of the catastrophe, these same outlets have not expended much of an effort considering the effect that this event can and should have on how we perceive our duties and responsibilities toward the individual animals impacted by it.

Beyond Adaptation: Appropriations, Allusions and Intertextuality One-Day Postgraduate Symposium Thusrday 27th January 2011

Thursday, July 1, 2010 - 9:41am
De Montfort University, Leicester, England

As the field of adaptation studies progresses away from questions of 'infidelity' and the 'betrayal' of source material, a new set of disciplines and theories have emerged to help us understand the relationship between texts. It is now understood that artistic works are not single entities created independently of culture, but can be understood as an amalgamation of influences, allusions, and borrowings from previous texts. This intertextual model for the mapping of texts and their influences provokes questions about the very nature of adaptation. What is adaptation, and how does it differ from intertextuality? Do boundaries between texts exist? How have multiplicity and intertextuality altered perceptions of storytelling across mediums?

Material Cultures conference, 9/15/2010

Tuesday, June 29, 2010 - 11:10pm
University of Ottawa

Material Cultures

May 6-8, 2011
Department of English, University of Ottawa

How do objects circulate in our social, imaginary, and textual worlds? What are the politics of material culture and how do these politics inform our reading of historical and contemporary texts? In what ways do we perceive and come to know the material world, and in what ways does the material make and unmake this "we"? Proposals for papers are invited for a conference on Material Cultures in Canadian and Transnational Contexts, the 2011 edition of the Canadian Literature Symposium at the University of Ottawa. Interdisciplinary, hemispheric, and theoretical approaches to the conference theme are welcome.