Subscribe to RSS - theory

theory

POSITIONING HEROISM AND VILLAINY IN CONTEMPORARY CULTURE

updated: 
Friday, October 19, 2012 - 3:22pm
American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) Annual Conference 2013

POSITIONING HEROISM AND VILLAINY IN CONTEMPORARY CULTURE

Seminar Organizer(s):
Vartan Messier

"It's the plight of all heroes today. In the air, they're terrific. But when they come back to earth, they're weak, poor, and helpless." – Jean Renoir

ACLA 2013 Seminar: Psychologies of Space in Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Literature and Culture

updated: 
Friday, October 19, 2012 - 12:00pm
Adam Meehan (The University of Arizona

ACLA 2013 (Toronto, ON) – April 5-7, 2013

Seminar: Psychologies of Space in Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Literature and Culture

Seminar Leader: Adam Meehan (The University of Arizona)

Deadline for proposals: November 1, 2012

Conference Website: http://www.acla.org/acla2013/

Note: You must submit your papers through the ACLA website submission form; you will select the name of this seminar from the drop down menu:

http://acla.org/submit/index.php

Navigating Place and Power

updated: 
Friday, October 19, 2012 - 11:46am
Duke University Department of History

The Graduate Students of the Duke University Department of History are pleased to invite graduate students in the humanities and social sciences to submit papers for Navigating Place and Power, an annual one-day conference at Duke University on Friday, February 15, 2013. This interdisciplinary conference will seek to promote dialogue between scholars of various disciplines in order to uncover the inner workings of how people and groups negotiate systems of power. Papers may engage with various scales of power and explore dimensions of place, from broad transnational networks to the politics of everyday life.

[UPDATE] Alfred Hitchcock - Albuquerque, New Mexico February 13-16, 2013

updated: 
Thursday, October 18, 2012 - 10:54pm
Southwest Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association - 34th Annual Conference

Call for Papers: Alfred Hitchcock

Southwest Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association
34th Annual Conference
Albuquerque, New Mexico
February 13-16, 2013
Hyatt Regency Hotel and Conference Center
330 Tijeras Ave. NW
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102 USA
Phone: 1-505-842-1234
Submission Deadline: November 16, 2012
Conference Website: (updated regularly)

[UPDATE] Natures 2013--Critical Identities [10-24-12/2-15-13]

updated: 
Thursday, October 18, 2012 - 3:16pm
Natures 2013: An Interdisciplinary Humanities Conference

Deadline for submissions to Natures 2013 has been extended to October 24, 2012.

Theme: "Critical Identities: Finding and Expressing Critical Points of View in Humanities Scholarship"

All scholars working in the broad field of the humanities are invited to share their experiences working through the issue of finding and expressing critical points of view in their various disciplines. While papers written through an ecocritical lens are particularly encouraged, all submissions that reflect thoughtfully on the conference theme of "Critical Identities" are welcome.

The Kay Boyle Society panel session at the ALA Annual Conference, Boston, May 23-26, 2013

updated: 
Thursday, October 18, 2012 - 2:05pm
Rai Peterson, Ball State University

Reading and Teaching Kay Boyle

This session will address participants' experiences with reading and teaching Kay Boyle, with the aim of sharing practices (including specific strategies, curricula and assignments) and demonstrating the interest of engaging students with reading Boyle in the 21rst century.

Proposals should be sent to Rai Perterson (Ball State University) rai@bsu.edu by 14th December, 2012.

M. Wynn Thomas Prize (annual essay prize)

updated: 
Thursday, October 18, 2012 - 5:59am
Alyce von Rothkirch/Swansea University

M. Wynn Thomas Prize

The M. Wynn Thomas Prize is offered to celebrate outstanding scholarly work in the field of Welsh writing in English. There are two prize categories: the 'Open' category and the 'New Scholars' category. Essays submitted may be unpublished or published. Topics may include all aspects of Welsh writing in English as well as the inter-relationship of Welsh writing in English with cognate areas (Welsh Studies, history, cultural studies, film/media studies, translation studies, performance/theatre studies, digital humanities, comparative literature etc.).

Her Own Worst Enemy: The Eternal Internal Gender Wars of Our Sisters (UPDATE - Abstracts by Nov 16, Papers by Dec 16)

updated: 
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - 10:46pm
Dr. Monique Ferrell & Dr. Julian Williams - New York City College of Technology, City University of New York

The Editors are seeking essays that examine the ways that women from around the world have served as the oppressive hand in the lives of other women. In this new feminist theory text entitled Her Own Worst Enemy: The Eternal Internal Gender Wars of Our Sisters, the book's ultimate goal is to discuss, explain, and explore the following areas of concern: how women were prevented from being helpful to their sisters; how they may have been encouraged to dismiss woman-centered calls for equality, political clout, or sexual power; or when and how some women were actually forced to turn their backs on their sisters as a means of protecting themselves and what little power they actually possessed.

Subject to Change

updated: 
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - 9:33pm
University of Virginia, Department of English

Subject to Change: Nature, Text, and the Limits of the Human

Conference Date: March 22-24, 2013
Abstract Deadline: November 30, 2012

We invite you to join us as we explore the ontological, environmental, ethical, and aesthetic implications of living in a world in which the primacy of the human has been called into question.

What does it mean to read an object if we, too, are objects? Do inanimate subjects have a claim to the agency that humans have usually taken to be theirs alone? How are artists and scholars supposed to see into the life of things: the animal, the synthetic, the digital, the inert, the abject? How do we read after nature in a world of things?

Keynote Speech by Timothy Morton

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

updated: 
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.

Pages