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Zizek and Performance: Expressions of Interest by 11 June 2012

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Thursday, April 26, 2012 - 8:07am
Broderick Chow & Alex Mangold / Brunel University, UK / Aberystwyth University, UK

** Apologies for cross-posting **

Expressions of interest are invited from scholars across the humanities interested in philosophy, theatre and performance to contribute to an edited volume on:

Žižek and Performance

Scritture migranti / Migrant Writings - June 20, 2012

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Thursday, April 26, 2012 - 7:30am
Scritture migranti: rivista di scambi interculturali

The Department of Italian Studies at the University of Bologna (Italy) is now accepting submissions for its next issue (n. 6/2012) of Scritture migranti, an international journal dedicated to writing on migration.
Interested scholars should send a complete essay or an abstract of approx. 20 lines by June 20, 2012 to the editorial committee: redazione.scritturemigranti@unibo.it .

PASSIONS: Synapsis - European School for Comparative Studies, 3-10 Sept. 2012

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Thursday, April 26, 2012 - 3:20am
Synapsis (European School for Comparative Studies)

For some time now, philosophers, sociologists and neuroscientists have started to look once again at the world of emotions and passions to try and understand the mechanisms behind them. The development of this field of inquiry bears witness to a renewed fascination for human behaviour. Many disciplines seem to be characterised these days by this 'affective turn', which has led to fresh attention to the nature of artistic and literary expression, and for its capacity to illustrate the physical and ethical dimensions of feeling.

RSA 2013 Proposed Panel: "Heidegger and Humanist Poetics"--June 8th, 2012

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Wednesday, April 25, 2012 - 11:37pm
Joshua Brazee / University of Wisconsin-Madison

Renaissance Society of America 2013 (San Diego): In the 1980s, Ernesto Grassi, friend and student of Martin Heidegger, attempted to rescue Renaissance Humanism from Heidegger's condemnation, "every Humanism begins with a definition of the essence of man and so with an anthropological philosophy." Grassi, through a Heideggerian lens, reinterprets the work of humanist Italian poets to argue that while medieval thinking "proceeds from an ontology, a theory of beings…the specific Humanistic process of thought begins with the problem of words, above all the poetic idiom." The crucial difference is that while ontologies fix the meaning of language and thus the meaning of beings, humanist poetic thinking understands language as historical.

UPDATE: DIGITAL DEFOE: STUDIES IN DEFOE & HIS CONTEMPORARIES

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Wednesday, April 25, 2012 - 1:36am
THE DEFOE SOCIETY

Digital Defoe: Studies in Defoe & His Contemporaries is now accepting submissions for: Issue 4.1 Fall 2012: Open Topic

For the fall 2012 issue, Digital Defoe: Studies in Defoe & His Contemporaries is accepting submissions in any medium and on any topic of relevance to early eighteenth-century culture.

Captivity and Culpability: The Disciplining Subject in the Literary and Cultural Imagination

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Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - 3:08pm
IES & HRC, Senate House, London

Societies often have ambiguous and even conflicting attitudes towards state institutions that fulfil normalising, reformatory, punitive or disciplinary functions. This unease is frequently represented in an ambivalence or a hostility not only towards those disciplined or incarcerated but also, and perhaps paradoxically, towards the agents of those institutions, e.g. state incarcerators, the police, interrogators, soldiers, counterterrorist agents, or staff in mental hospitals. These figures tend to be conceptualised and represented in simplistic and often reductively negative terms. This demonisation reflects an unease towards institutions that are understood to be at once socially and politically necessary and saturated with threatening potential.

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