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[UPDATE] Affecting Feminism, UK (12/10)

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Saturday, May 8, 2010 - 10:10am
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Newcastle University
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Affecting Feminism: Feminist Theory and the Question of Feeling

Newcastle University, U.K. (10-12 December 2010)
Keynote Speakers: Ann Cvetkovich, Kate Chedgzoy, Ranjana Khanna, Alison Light, Patricia Waugh

[UPDATE] Please note the website for this conference is now available http://affectingfeminism.org>; and we are on Twitter - http://twitter.com/affectingconf - please join us! [UPDATE]

[UPDATE] CFP - Graphic Engagement: The Politics of Comics and Animation

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Friday, May 7, 2010 - 3:20pm
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Comparative Literature Program at Purdue University

The Purdue Comparative Literature Program presents the 2010 Conference

Graphic Engagement: The Politics of Comics and Animation

Purdue University – West Lafayette, IN
September 2-4, 2010

The Purdue University Comparative Literature Program welcomes papers that explore the ways in which comics and film animation engage us politically and profoundly influence the way we define gender, race, religion, class, and nationhood. "Political" can be defined broadly, relating not only to affairs of state, but also the praxis of visual narrative and ways it affects individual identity and community dynamics. Possible paper topics may include, but are not limited to:

[UPDATE] COSMOPOETICS: Mediating a New World Poetics

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Friday, May 7, 2010 - 1:23pm
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University of Durham, UK

COSMOPOETICS: Mediating a New World Poetics

An International Conference - 8-10 September, 2010
Department of English Studies – Durham University, UK

Deadline for proposals: 15 May 2010

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:
Derek Attridge (University of York)
Stephen Bann (University of Bristol)
Michael Davidson (University of California, San Diego)
Frank Lentricchia (Duke University)

NEWS!
We are extremely pleased to be able to announce the participation of Patricia Waugh, Gareth Reeves, Michael O'Neill and Stephen Regan of Durham University; visual artist and poet, Alec Finlay and conceptual poet Ira Lightman.

Lord Dunsany Essay Collection

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Friday, May 7, 2010 - 11:18am
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Tania Scott and Douglas Small, University of Glasgow

Lord Dunsany- New Readings
Collected Essays

"Two players sat down to play a game together to while eternity away and for their board they chose the sky from rim to rim, whereon lay a little dust; and every speck of dust was a world upon the board of playing."

Metaphysical Thought in SF and Utopia, Society for Utopian Studies, Milwaukee, October 28-31, 2010 (June 21 deadline)

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Thursday, May 6, 2010 - 9:15am
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Gib Prettyman
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Papers are invited for one or more panels that explore relationships between the broad genre of sf and utopia and the broad category of metaphysical thought and belief. Historical or theoretical approaches from any discipline are welcome. Papers that touch on the theme of this year's conference—civil rights, social justice, and the Midwest—are especially encouraged.

The Hospitable Text: New Approaches to Religion and Literature (14-16/7/2011), London Notre Dame Centre, UK; deadline 15/9/2010

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Thursday, May 6, 2010 - 1:45am
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Susan Felch, Emily Griesinger, Mark Knight, Emma Mason and Susannah Monta

The Hospitable Text: New Approaches to Religion and Literature, 14-16 July 2011, London Notre Dame Centre, UK.

Plenary lecturers will include: Julia Reinhard Lupton (UC Irvine) and John Schad (Lancaster University).

Other participants include: Jo Carruthers (Bristol University), Paul Contino (Pepperdine University), John Cox (Hope College), Robert Eaglestone (Royal Holloway, University of London), Mark Eaton (Azusa Pacific University), Peter Hawkins (Yale University), Emma Mason (Warwick University) and Susannah Monta (University of Notre Dame).

'Posthumanisms and the "Terror" of (Bio)Technologies' Proposals by 1 June 2010 (M/MLA 2010-Chicago-Nov 4-7)

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Wednesday, May 5, 2010 - 5:14pm
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2010 Midwest Modern Language Association Convention; Chicago; Nov. 4-7

This panel seeks to examine the tensions and intersections among postumanisms, technology/biotechnology, and the rhetoric of fear. Considering new technologies and biotechnologies, which have enabled us to create novel and never-before-seen forms of life - from genetically modified foods to biotic art - is non-human agency something to fear? How is such fear disseminated/consumed and how has it changed the relationship between technology and human or non-human agents? What can new (bio)technologies tell us about non-human agency? How have new technologies changed conceptualizations of "liberal humanism"? How are artists/writers responding to these questions?

after the end: medieval studies, the humanities, and the post-catastophe 4-6 NOV. 2010

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Wednesday, May 5, 2010 - 1:21pm
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Eileen Joy/BABEL Working Group
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This conference will bring together medievalists with scholars and theorists working in later periods in the humanities in order to collectively take up the broad question of what happens "after the end," by which we mean after the end of the affair, the end of the world, and everything in between. After gender, sex, love, the family, the nation-state, the body, the human, language, truth, feeling, reason, ethics, modernity, politics, religion, God, the nation-state, secularism, liberalism, the humanities, the university, teleology, progress, history, historicism, narrative, meaning, the individual, singularity, theory, practice, what else is there?

Theology and Literatures in English --- call for assistance

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Wednesday, May 5, 2010 - 2:19am
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The Editor
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Theology has hardly been part of any real liberal arts course in literatures in English. So to say, we have stopped at either deconstructing, queering or psychoanalyzing literary texts. On the one hand theologians have disdained literature as being too relativistic; literary critics on the other hand have avoided engaging with theology in fear of being branded bigots. Theology, of course, can be done from many relevant angles, eg. postcolonial theology, postmodern theology as well as queer theology to name a few ways of doing theology. Again theologies may be different: Protestant, Islamic, Buddhist, Hindu et al. But our focus will be literary texts which need to be, so to say, theologised.

CFP London-New York: Exchanges and Cross-Cultural Influences in the Arts and Literature ( April 1-2, 2010, Nancy, France)

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Tuesday, May 4, 2010 - 3:39pm
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Université Nancy 2, France

International Conference
1-2 April 2011
Université Nancy 2

London-New York: Exchanges and Cross-Cultural Influences in the Arts and Literature

Call for paper

The Research Groups I.D.E.A. ("Interdisciplinarité dans les études
anglophones"), Nancy-Université) and ECRITURES, Université Paul
Verlaine–Metz are announcing a call for papers for their international
conference on the theme: "London-New York: Exchanges and Cross-Cultural
Influences in the Arts and Literature".

[UPDATE] SAMLA 2010 - Marxist and Psychoanalytic Approaches to 9/11

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Tuesday, May 4, 2010 - 12:36pm
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MLG - Marxist Literary Group

By now it is clear that the attacks of September 11th have provided grist for the culture industry mill, spawning a variety of theoretical, literary, and cinematic production. This panel seeks to analyze these cultural productions from a specifically Marxist and/or psychoanalytic perspective. That is, panelists may do a Marxist or psychoanalytic reading of a particular book, movie, etc., or they may do a Marxist and/or psychoanalytic explanation about the industry of 9/11 culture in general.

Please send abstracts by May 15 to charlessumner@hotmail.com

Religion in the Age of Enlightenment (no date)

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Tuesday, May 4, 2010 - 11:34am
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Religion in the Age of Enlightenment (AMS Press)
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Religion in the Age of Enlightenment (RAE), an annual published by AMS Press, is accepting articles for volume 3, due out the spring of 2012. Articles received by Nov. 15, 2010 will be considered for volume 3; articles received after this date will likely be considered for a later volume. Please visit the following link for a description of RAE's scope and focus, and for detailed submission guidelines:

http://www.amspressinc.com/rae.html

Volume 1 of RAE is now available at www.amspressinc.com.

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