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Surface/ Depth

Tuesday, January 8, 2013 - 7:29pm
Philament - The University of Sydney Journal of the Arts and Culture

Issue 19: Surface/Depth

'There are no beautiful surfaces without a terrible depth.'
- Friedrich Nietzsche

'The world thereby momentarily loses its depth and threatens to become a glossy skin, a stereoscopic illusion, a rush of filmic images without density. But is this now an terrifying or an exhilarating experience?''
- Fredric Jameson

Philament, the peer-reviewed online journal of the arts and culture affiliated with the University of Sydney, invites postgraduate students and early-career scholars to submit academic papers and creative works for a forthcoming issue on the theme of Surface/Depth. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

The Fiction of David Mitchell

Tuesday, January 8, 2013 - 1:44pm
SubStance: A Review of Theory and Literary Criticism

SubStance: A Review of Theory and Literary Criticism will dedicate a special issue to the fiction of David Mitchell. Contributors may engage any work(s) by Mitchell; scholarship pertaining to the politics and metaphysics of time and history in Mitchell's corpus is especially welcome.

Proposals for essays (250 – 500 words) and a brief CV may be submitted to the issue's editor, Paul Harris, by email (

Proposals due March 1, 2013

Peer English 9

Tuesday, January 8, 2013 - 7:06am
Dr Ben Parsons, University of Leicester

Peer English (ISSN 1746-5621) is a refereed, open-access online journal produced by members of the School of English. Issued once a year since 2006, its remit is to publish leading research from academics at the very beginnings of their careers (graduate study, post-doctoral research) through to those already established within the community. This approach also includes the notion of 'work in progress' and we welcome contributions of high academic standards from those currently involved in active research, be they doctoral candidates or Heads of Departments.

[Update] 2nd Call/Deadline Extension - Translating Realism: The Nature and Emergence of Contemporary French Thought

Monday, January 7, 2013 - 10:30pm
University of Notre Dame

[Submission Deadline has been extended to January 31st 2013. Please visit for more information and conference updates.]

Translating Realism: The Nature and Emergence of Contemporary French Thought An Interdisciplinary Conference

Keynote Speakers:
Adrian Johnston (University of New Mexico)
Dorothea Olkowski (UCCS/Rotman Institute)
Michael Naas (Depaul)

We are pleased to announce that on May 10-11 2013, we will be hosting a conference on the emergence and renewal of French thought in the 21st century at the University of Notre Dame.

Embodied Encounters, a panel at (dis)junctions Humanities and Social Sciences Graduate Conference, Apr 5-6. DEADLINE Feb 11

Monday, January 7, 2013 - 9:32pm
University of California, Riverside

This year's (dis)junctions conference invites papers for a panel exploring the concept of "encountering" as it relates to issues of embodiment and sensory perception. In traditional conceptions of knowledge and of reading, the visual has maintained a privileged and almost disembodied epistemological position. With the rise of critical perspectives exploring the materiality of the body, the primacy of sight as an interpretive strategy for a textual encounter has been called into question. How can bodily awareness and embodied encounters subvert this dominant reading paradigm?

[UPDATE] 9th Annual ASSC Graduate Student Conference

Monday, January 7, 2013 - 3:11pm
Anglo-Saxon Studies Colloquium

New York University
April 4-5, 2013
Keynote by Asa Mittman (California State University, Chico) on April 4
Conference on April 5


The Aesthetics of Austerity (University of California - Irvine) April 5, 2013

Monday, January 7, 2013 - 12:49pm
PhD Program in Visual Studies (University of California - Irvine)

The PhD program in Visual Studies at UC, Irvine invites submissions for its annual graduate student conference: The Aesthetics of Austerity.

Conference Date: April 5, 2013
Deadline: Abstracts of no more than 350 words are due January 21, 2013 at 5:00 pm to Presentations are to be 20 minutes in length. Please include a one-page CV that demonstrates your research interests.