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CFP: 'Muslim Utopias', (American Comparative Literature Association 2013, April 4 -7; Proposals due, Nov 15, 2012)

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - 8:47pm
Mosarrap Hossain Khan/New York University

While the concept of 'utopia' undergirds much of Islamic political and social thinking, deriving its legitimacy partly from religious/theological and partly from material impulses, this seminar intends to explore Muslim fiction writers' overt as well as covert engagement with the notion of 'utopia'. While focusing specifically on South Asian Muslim writers, this seminar seeks to develop a comparative approach in understanding how the notion of 'utopia' is deployed in Muslim fictions from different parts of the globe. We will try to explore the concept of 'utopia' as an impulse which engenders thinking beyond the cartographies of the theological and the material.

[UPDATE] Dissonant Discourses: An Interdisciplinary Conference - Friday, January 25, 2013 (Deadline Extended to Nov. 2, 2012)

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - 8:36pm
University of Oklahoma - The Student Association of Graduate English Scholars

Dissonant Discourses

"A given socio-historical moment is never homogeneous; on the contrary, it is rich in contradictions." -- Antonio Gramsci

The University of Oklahoma Student Association of Graduate English Scholars (S.A.G.E.S) and the OU English Department will host the second annual conference, Dissonant Discourses: An Interdisciplinary Conference, in the Oklahoma Memorial Union on January 25, 2013.

Craft Critique Culture: Into the Void, March 29-30, 2013

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - 6:09pm
University of Iowa

The 13th Annual Craft Critique Culture Conference
"Into the Void"
March 29-30, 2012
University of Iowa

But in the midst of the long row there hangs a canvas which differs from the others. . . . on this one plate no name is inscribed, and the linen within the frame is snow-white from corner to corner, a blank page.
— Isak Dinesen, "The Blank Page"

Nation, nationality, nationhood: What's in a name? 2-4 May 2013, Tirane, Albania

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - 5:07pm
Albanian Society for the Study of English

Nation, nationality, nationhood: What's in a name?
Second ASSE International Conference on British and American Studies
2-4 May 2013, Tirana, Albania
Deadline for proposals: 31 January 2013
Often defined in terms of commonness of culture, language, history, ethnicity, religion and spirit, the terms nation, nationhood, nationality seem to have become distant at a time when globalization, multiculturalism, intercultural or cross-cultural communication define the way we live with respect to ourselves, the others and the environment on the whole.

Philosophy and Nature

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - 4:34pm
7th Annual Duquesne University Graduate Conference in Philosophy

7th Annual Duquesne University Graduate Conference in Philosophy

Philosophy and Nature

February 23, 2013

Keynote Speaker: Adrian Johnston
University of New Mexico & Emory Psychoanalytic Institute

Linguistic Mapping. Panel for ACLA, Toronto April 4 - 7, 2013

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - 10:49am
American Comparative Literature Association

Linguistic Mapping

American Comparative Literature Association
University of Toronto, Canada April 4 - 7, 2013.

This panel will explore the concept of linguistic mapping from a variety of different perspectives.

[UPDATE] Symposium - Creativity and Authorship: Law and Changing Practice, 17-18 December 2012

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 - 6:52pm
University of Canberra

Extended deadline for proposals - 9 November 2012

This Symposium will explore practices of authorship, creativity and cultural innovation, and how they intersect with law. Do law and policy effectively protect and meet the changing needs of authors and other creative practitioners? How does law itself frame authorship and cultural practice? How has this changed over time, and what lessons are there for the future?

Criterion Forum: Haunted Subjects

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 - 4:20pm
Brigham Young University

For its 2013 issue, Criterion: A Journal of Literary Criticism anticipates reserving space for up to four essays which explore issues, objects, or persons which, though originating from the repressed past, continue to make themselves "forcibly felt in the present." To provoke thoughts on this topic, Dr. Jayne Elizabeth Lewis, Professor of English at the University of California, Irvine, has provided the following prompt titled "Haunted Subjects." Authors should not attempt to address all of the issues raised by Dr. Lewis; rather, Criterion hopes this prompt will serve as a springboard for creative and well-focused essays on relevant issues and texts.

CFP - Criterion: A Journal of Literary Criticism (18 January 2013)

Tuesday, October 16, 2012 - 4:04pm
Brigham Young University

Criterion seeks original, well-researched, and intellectually rigorous essays written from diverse critical perspectives and about texts from any time period or literary tradition. Submissions are peer-reviewed by a selection board at BYU, and final decisions are made by the journal's two Editors-in-Chief in consultation with a faculty advisor. Essays may be submitted on a year-round basis, but Criterion is currently soliciting submissions for its 2013 issue, scheduled for publication in April of 2013. The submission deadline for the 2013 issue is 18 January 2013.