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'The Road Not Taken': Explorations in Narrative Refusals, Disnarration, and Counterfactual Histories: 1-2 March 2013

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Thursday, August 2, 2012 - 7:17am
Sudha Shastri/Dept of HSS, IIT Bombay, Mumbai, India

Papers are invited for a two-day conference on Disnarration from 1st to 2nd March 2013, at IIT Bombay, Mumbai, India.

Gerald Prince's introduction of the 'disnarrated' in 1988 marks an interesting milestone in the evolution of narrative theory. The notion of what could have, but does not happen in a narrative, opens up new ways of looking at texts and at their visibility, overt and implicit. An early landmark text in this tradition is Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey (1818), which raises the spectre of the gothic novel through irony and parody, precisely in order to refuse to narrate it.

[2nd call] "Except Asia: Agamben's Work in Transcultural Perspective" International Conference (June 25-27, 2013)

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Thursday, August 2, 2012 - 4:44am
Department of English, National Taiwan Normal University

Organized and hosted by Department of English, National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan

with the participation of Institut d'Études Transtextuelles et Transculturelles, Université Jean Moulin, Lyon, France

Deadline for Abstracts Submission: September 15, 2012

FEATURED SPEAKERS
Simone Bignall (University of New South Wales, Australia)
Joyce C. H. Liu (National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan)
Brett Neilson (University of West Sydney, Australia)
Mark Rifkin (University of North Carolina at Greensboro, USA)
Naoki Sakai (Cornell University, USA)
Marcelo Svirksy (University of Wollongong, Australia)

*Other speakers to be confirmed

[UPDATE] The Future State of Ireland. 17-18 November

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Wednesday, August 1, 2012 - 8:51am
Goldsmiths, University of London

Keynote Speakers

Professor Roy Foster (Oxford)
Mr Fintan O'Toole (The Irish Times; Princeton)
Dr Emer Nolan (National University of Ireland, Maynooth)
Dr Elaine Byrne (Trinity College, Dublin)
Liz Burns (Fire Station Artists' Studios; Troubling Ireland Think Tank)
Gareth Kennedy and Sarah Browne (Kennedy Browne)

The Future State of Ireland is an interdisciplinary conference examining cultural responses to the economic crash. The conference will provide an opportunity for leading thinkers and practitioners across different disciplines to come together to discuss artists' and citizens' reactions and resilience in times of crisis and austerity.

Click and Kin: Transnational Identity and Quick Media An edited collection by May Friedman (Ryerson University) and Silvia Schu

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Wednesday, August 1, 2012 - 8:06am
Silvia Schultermandl

We are looking for original chapters which take up the themes of transnationalism, family, kinship, and subject-formation mediated through new media technologies. The collection investigates phenomena of second orality, new literacy, and quasi-embodied modes of encounter within migration, nationalism and citizenship, including themes of indigeneity and colonialism.

IDEA : STUDIES IN ENGLISH

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Wednesday, August 1, 2012 - 7:15am
Studies in English: 7th International IDEA Conference

CALL FOR PAPERS

Studies in English: 7th International IDEA Conference
April 17 -19, 2013, Pamukkale University

The Seventh International IDEA Conference with keynote speakers
Prof. Gerald Prince
Maggie Gee
will be held at Pamukkale University, Denizli, Turkey
on 17 – 19 April 2013.

The Conference will be jointly hosted by
The Department of English Language and Literature of
Pamukkale University and
The English Language and Literature Research Association of Turkey (IDEA).

The Conference will address topics from
the fields of English Studies, Literatures in English,
Comparative Literature, Cultural Studies, Linguistics
and Translation Studies in English.

Queer Cinema in the 21st Century (Journal issue; Submissions due October 15, 2012)

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Tuesday, July 31, 2012 - 11:22pm
New Cinemas: Journal of Contemporary Film

CALL FOR PAPERS
New Cinemas: Journal of Contemporary Film
Theme Issue: Queer Cinema in the 21st Century

Queerness has been represented on film, in varying ways, from the advent of motion pictures to the present day. This special issue of New Cinemas: Journal of Contemporary Film will explore the forms and functions of queer cinema in the early years of the 21st century. Completed articles on any topic pertaining to contemporary cinema studies at the intersection of gender/sexuality studies and/or queer theory are invited from scholars, educators, and students of various levels and disciplines.

The Shakespeare Institute Review - deadline 26 Aug 2012

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Tuesday, July 31, 2012 - 5:26pm
The Shakespeare Institute

Dear all,

The first issue of The Shakespeare Institute Review was successfully launched at the end of the recent BritGrad conference. The issue, which explores death and mortality in Shakespeare and showcases a marvellous range of contributions, can be found at this link: www.shakesreview.com . Following on from this, we warmly invite submissions for the second issue of the Review, an online academic journal to which postgraduate students of Shakespeare and related programmes are invited to contribute.

AESTHETICS OF POPULAR CULTURE - SEPT. 10, 2012

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Tuesday, July 31, 2012 - 3:51pm
Jozef Kovalcik / Academy of Fine Arts and Design Bratislava, Slovakia and Max Ryynänen / Aalto University, School of Arts, Design, and Architecture Pori, Finland

We encourage scholars with genuine interest in philosophy of art and popular culture to send a max. 250 word abstract for reviewing no later than September 10, 2012 (extended deadline). All schools of philosophy and aesthetic theory (pragmatism, hermeneutics, semiotics, phenomenology, analytic aesthetics, cultural studies, etc.) are accepted.

As keynote speakers we are glad to have two distinguished scholars of contemporary aesthetics, Ted Cohen (University of Chicago) and Jos de Mul (Erasmus University Rotterdam) – both influential across the borders of philosophical schools!

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