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Early Modern Exclusions, 14 Sept. 2010 (Deadline CFP: 14 May)

Tuesday, March 23, 2010 - 12:21pm
Centre for Studies in Literature & Centre European and International Studies Research, University of Portsmouth

The Centre for Studies in Literature (CSL) and the Centre European and International Studies Research (CEISR) at the University of Portsmouth are pleased to announce a one-day, multi-disciplinary conference on "Early Modern Exclusions" to be held on September 14, 2010.

[UPDATE!] Reweaving the Rainbow: Literature & Philosophy, 1850-1910

Tuesday, March 23, 2010 - 8:59am
University of Exeter, UK

**CFP deadline extended! It is now Friday, 16th April 2010 **

Reweaving the Rainbow: Literature and Philosophy 1850-1910

University of Exeter, 10th - 11th September 2010

Confirmed keynote speaker: Prof. Michael Wood (Princeton)

Philosophy will clip an Angel's wings
Conquer all mysteries by rule and line
Empty the haunted air, and gnomed mine --
Unweave a rainbow...
(Keats, Lamia, 229-237)

African American Literature and the "Post-Racial," African American Literature Section at the M/MLA in Chicago, Nov. 4-7, 2010

Monday, March 22, 2010 - 4:23pm
Gregory Laski

Presumably heralding a new era of colorblindness or the end of racism more generally (if not both), the term "post-racial" has acquired a great deal of currency recently, not only in political discourse but also in academia. What does the African American literary tradition contribute to our current conversation about the "post-racial"? How might we define the term? Is the "post-racial" the product of our particular historical moment or does it have a longer genealogy? What are the problems and/or possibilities associated with the "post-racial"? This panel seeks papers that address these (or related) questions from the perspective of African American literature, culture, or theory of any era.

Tainted Love: Screening Sexual Perversities

Monday, March 22, 2010 - 10:50am
Darren Kerr and Donna Peberdy/Southampton Solent University


Tainted Love
Screening Sexual Perversities

Original proposals are sought for an edited collection on the representation of sexual perversities on screen. The screen has a long history of providing a space in which taboo sexual practices and perversions have been played out in multiple and diverse ways. Matters of taboo and perversity are too often located within discourses of moral panic, degeneracy, deviance and disease, which present those who enact such sexualities as modern folk devils. The contemporary screen has explicitly and expressively interacted with such discourses and debates.

Critical Theory: Violence and Reconciliation 24th September 2010

Monday, March 22, 2010 - 6:24am
Graham Matthews and Lara Cox/University of Exeter

Call for Papers:
The Second Annual Critical Theory Conference
Critical Theory: Violence and Reconciliation
Date: 24th September 2010, University of Exeter
Keynote Speakers: Professor Michael Dillon (Lancaster) and Professor Scott Wilson (Kingston) Introduced by Professor Regenia Gagnier (Exeter)

"The International Critical Reception of A Thousand and One Nights in the fields of humanities" 13-14 April 2011

Sunday, March 21, 2010 - 7:16am
Al al-Bayt University / Jordan

The Department of Modern Languages, Faculty of Arts and Humanities at the University of Al-Albayt, in collaboration with the Agence universitaire de la Francophonie is honored to invite you to participate in the Second Jordanian International Francophone Conference entitled "The International Critical Reception of A Thousand and One Nights" in the Fields of Humanities to be held at the University of Al-Albayt on 13-14 April 2011.

* Languages of participation: French, English and Arabic.

30/04/2010 Sexuality Across the Disciplines

Sunday, March 21, 2010 - 2:45am
Department of Comparative Literature, State University of New York at Binghamton

The Comparative Literature Department of SUNY Binghamton
welcomes abstracts for its interdisciplinary graduate
conference, Sexuality Across the Disciplines, to be held on
Friday, April 30, 2010 at SUNY Binghamton. This conference
seeks to consider the intersections between literature and
other humanities and social sciences fields, including
anthropology, sociology, philosophy, art history, history, and
how these fields interpret, understand, and/or engage issues
of sexuality.

Feminist Responses to Sigmund Freud, Critical and Creative Work, April 30 Deadline

Friday, March 19, 2010 - 10:25pm

Call For Submissions: The Freud Issue

Open reading period: February 1st – April 30th

Blossombones is seeking submissions of poetry, short fiction and critical prose that represent a feminist or woman-centered response to the work of Sigmund Freud, with particular emphasis on alternative models of the psychoanalytic process posed by women.

We ask that women only submit work for the summer 2010 issue.

The Freud Issue will be guest-edited by Kristina Marie Darling.

Mis/Appropriation - Oxford English Postgraduate Conference

Friday, March 19, 2010 - 10:20pm
Faculty of English, University of Oxford

This year's Oxford English Postgraduate Conference will take place on Friday 4th June. Proposals are invited on the theme of Mis/Appropriation in and of literary contexts. Please see the attached poster, or visit our website at

The conference gives PhD students the opportunity to present their research to a wide audience. Proposals may include, but are not limited to, the following themes:

Critical theory Session, PAMLA 2010 [4/5/10]

Friday, March 19, 2010 - 3:22pm
Asst. Prof. Jami Bartlett, U.C. Irvine / Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

This year's Critical Theory session invites proposals on charismatic theory, on the ways that critical approaches to literature and other arts become trends.

Special issue on music of South Africa and the United States

Friday, March 19, 2010 - 2:47pm
Safundi: The Journal of South African and American Studies

from an international, transnational, and/or comparative perspective and seeks to understand each country in relation to the other. For a special issue on music, we are seeking essays that look at the way songs, performers, performance styles, fans, and other aspects of musical culture add to our understanding of the United States and South Africa and to cultural flows between two dating from collaborations (jam session) between American merchant shipmen and urban South Africans in the nineteenth century. We will also consider submissions concerned with Southern Africa and parts of the Americas relevant to the special issue.

CFP Colporteurs 2010- New York City. It was their town, and it always would be…

Friday, March 19, 2010 - 11:20am
Francesco Eugenio Barbieri, Irina Marchesini, Luca Pasquale- University of Bologna, Italy.

Call For Papers Colporteurs 2010

New York City
It was their town, and it always would be…

Organized by:
Francesco Eugenio Barbieri, Irina Marchesini, Luca Pasquale
University of Bologna, Italy.

Conference Announcement - Keynote Address by Chris Hedges

Thursday, March 18, 2010 - 10:10pm
Wilfrid Laurier University


Religion and Culture

"HOPE: Uncertainty, Pluralism, and Innovation"
Mar 27/10


Date: Mar 27/10
Time: 8:00 - 15:00
Location: Registration in the Science Building Courtyard, Wilfrid Laurier University
Cost: Free! Light Refreshments, and lunch will be provided,

The Interdisciplinary Arts Conference (IAC) is an annual academic conference, for all Faculty of Arts students across Canada, both at the Undergraduate and Graduate levels, hosted by Wilfrid Laurier University's Religion & Culture Society (R&CS).

Transformations Journal CFP: "Rancière: Politics, Art and Sense."

Thursday, March 18, 2010 - 5:52pm
Transformations Journal

In The Politics of Aesthetics, Jacques Rancière has argued that we need to rethink aesthetics as "the invention of new forms of life" (25). Rejecting the idea that aesthetics should be confined to such questions as the status of the art object and the aestheticisation of politics, Rancière's work opens up aesthetics to a reflection on the possibilities of sense and its distribution in terms of sensible forms and practices. Politics is itself aesthetic in that it requires a sharing of sense in common; art is not the exemplary site of sensory pleasure or the sublime but a critical break with common sense, opening up possibilities of new commonalities of sense.