category: theory

Noncanonical Affects (ALA 2011, Boston, 5/26-5/29; proposals by 12/15/2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Brian Sweeney
contact email: 
bsweeney@umassd.edu

The affective turn in literary studies, according to Sianne Ngai, has worked to historicize certain emotions--sympathy, melancholia, shame--even as it has left unexamined the cultural roots of other,

Relationship Status: It's Complicated - University of Pittsburgh - February 24-25 2011

full name / name of organization: 
The University of Pittsburgh French and Italian Graduate Student Association
contact email: 
pitt.frit.conference@gmail.com

This two-day conference aims to center its discussion around the role of various contacts in a multitude of relationships within French and Italian studies.

The Atrium: A Journal of Academic Voices

full name / name of organization: 
The Atrium/Ivy Tech Community College
contact email: 
nriecken@ivytech.edu

The Atrium: A Journal of Academic Voices is a peer-reviewed cross-disciplinary journal that invites and encourages innovative, creative and critical articles that spur academic discourse across the di

ACLA Seminar: Emergent Authenticity: Fakes, Copies, and the Real Thing in a Global Culture

full name / name of organization: 
Russell Cobb / University of Alberta
contact email: 
cobbrussell@gmail.com

How does a cultural product come to be accepted as authentic rather than a mere commodity?

[UPDATE] Comparative Anatomies: Atlantic Science & the Literature of Slavery [Deadline Extended: 11/12/10] ACLA 2011, Vancouver

full name / name of organization: 
Britt Rusert, Temple University
contact email: 
brusert@temple.edu

This seminar will explore the ways that comparative literatures of slavery, as well as the history of slavery itself, might be re-mapped by attending to dynamic networks of science and knowledge produ

[UPDATE] Black and Brown Feminisms in Hip Hop Media University of Texas at San Antonio - March 4-5, 2011 Submission deadline: No

full name / name of organization: 
University of Texas at San Antonio
contact email: 
blackandbrownfeminisms@gmail.com

UTSA presents Black and Brown Feminisms in Hip Hop Media with keynote address by Gwendolyn Pough, Associate Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies at Syracuse University and featured speaker G.

[UPDATE] Re-thinking the Monstrous: Violence and Criminality in Society (NEW DEADLINE 11/30/2010, dates 7/1-3/2011, Munich)

full name / name of organization: 
Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich
contact email: 
monsterconference2011@gmail.com

Due to recent responses, we have extended the abstract deadline to 30 November 2010 for the following:

Confirmed Keynote Speakers: Prof. Dr. Peter Becker (Johannes Kepler Universität Linz)

"Cultural Form, Spatial Dialectics, and the Question of Autonomy"

full name / name of organization: 
ACLA, (03/31 - 04/03, 2011)
contact email: 
nilgesm@gmail.com

Has the spatial dialectic that critics like Fredric Jameson (”Third-World Literature in the Age of Multinational Capital” and _Valences of the Dialectic_) and Franco Moretti (”Conjectures on Wor

Computers and Writing 2011 - "Writing in Motion: Traversing Public/Private Spaces" CFP due Nov 15, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Sweetland Center for Writing - University of Michigan
contact email: 
sweetlandcandw2011@umich.edu

Writing is in motion as never before: students text one another on the go and around the clock; colleagues and friends use wikis to brainstorm and to co-author important documents; choreographers and

[UPDATE] Philippine Literature as World Literature (ACLA 2011, Vancouver, BC, 3/31/11 - 4/3/11)

full name / name of organization: 
Will Arighi and Marites Mendoza
contact email: 
warighi@uw.edu

"Be an international writer, who happens to be Filipino, and learn to live with the criticisms of being a Twinkie.

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