category: theory

[UPDATE] Graduate Student Conference: EMERGENCE/IES -London, ON March 17-19, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Comparative Literature and Hispanic Studies, The University of Western Ontario
contact email: 
modlangconference2011@gmail.com

The 13th annual Graduate Student Conference hosted by the Comparative Literature and Hispanic Studies programs at the University of Western Ontario will take place on March 17-19, 2011.

Political Dreams and Nightmares in Iberian and Latin American Literatures

full name / name of organization: 
Spanish Graduate Students Committee-University of Chicago
contact email: 
politicalnightmares@gmail.com

Keynote Speaker: Arcadio Díaz-Quiñones: Emory L. Ford Professor of Spanish, Princeton University

Battleground States, February 25-26 2011, Abstract Deadline December 15

full name / name of organization: 
The Culture Club: Cultural Studies Scholars' Association
contact email: 
battlegroundstates@gmail.com

BATTLEGROUND STATES
COLLAPSING CULTURES & DARKENED DREAMSCAPES:
SOCIETIES AND IMAGINATIONS IN A STATE OF DISORDER
CALL FOR PAPERS FEBRUARY 25-26, 2011

Forms of Devotion: Fan Culture(s) and Transformative Works (ACLA, Vancouver, March 31- April 3, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Regina Yung Lee, University of California, Riverside
contact email: 
ryung001@ucr.edu

As Donna Haraway puts it, “when were love and knowledge not co-constitutive?” How, then, does fan culture work in the plurality of linguistic, cultural, and geopolitical conditions facilitated by

UPDATE: Reading Benjamin Reading, ACLA Vancouver (Deadline: 11/12/10; Conference: 3/31/11-4/3/11)

full name / name of organization: 
Brooks E. Hefner
contact email: 
hefnerbe@jmu.edu

In 1927, exactly one hundred years after Goethe first used the term “Weltliteratur,” Walter Benjamin returned to Berlin from Moscow. He had spent his time there reporting on developments in Russian literature and film, and he arrived to find that his German translation of Marcel Proust’s Within a Budding Grove had been published to strong reviews. Such multi-lingual and multi-national literary undertakings are central to Benjamin’s entire corpus. While not a major figure in most narratives of world literature, Benjamin’s involvement and theoretical interest in questions of translation, media, and cultural history suggest ways of placing him in these important contexts. But how do we read Benjamin’s own reading? This seminar invites papers on Benjamin’s own voracious reading and critical commentary, from major essays like “Unpacking My Library” to casual evidence of his reading preferences, such as the mention of William Faulkner’s Light In August in one of Benjamin’s final letters to Theodor Adorno.

CFP: 'Nabokov and Morality' Symposium

full name / name of organization: 
Michael Rodgers
contact email: 
m.rodgers@strath.ac.uk

Call for Papers: Two-day Symposium

'Nabokov and Morality’

University of Strathclyde, 5th & 6th May 2011

Keynote Speaker: Prof. Michael Wood (Princeton)

Changing the Language Game (Due: Dec 15, Conference: Jan 28)

full name / name of organization: 
UNC Charlotte English Graduate Student Association
contact email: 
egsa@uncc.edu

UNC Charlotte’s English Graduate Student Association (EGSA) is proud to announce its 11th annual conference and call for papers.

ATHE’s Music Theatre/Dance Focus Group: Bruce Kirle Memorial Emerging Scholarship Panel

full name / name of organization: 
ATHE’s Music Theatre/Dance Focus Group
contact email: 
staylorellis@ucla.edu

The Music Theatre/Dance (MT/D) Focus Group of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) announces its call for papers for the “Bruce Kirle Memorial Emerging Scholarship Panel in Music T

Two Languages in One (ACLA; Vancouver 31 Mar-3 Apr 2011; Nov 10 abstract

full name / name of organization: 
American Comparative Literature Association
contact email: 
machosky@hawaii.edu

Send proposals by November 10 to: machosky@hawaii.edu

Two Languages in One

Systematized Objects: the other “world” literature [systems theory, ANT, OOO, posthumanism, etc.]; ACLA April 1-3; due Nov 12

full name / name of organization: 
Meredith Farmer and David Baker
contact email: 
meredith.farmer@gmail.com

Currently, a number of analysts are thinking about what constitutes, assembles, or traces “objects." While Bruno Latour (2005), Manuel DeLanda (2006), Andy Clark (2008), Graham Harman (2009), Cary W

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