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Bonds, Lies, and Circumstances: Discourses of Truth-Telling in the Renaissance - March 21-23, 2013

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Tuesday, April 17, 2012 - 11:35am
University of St Andrews, School of English

Bonds, Lies, and Circumstances: Discourses of Truth-Telling in the Renaissance

An International and Interdisciplinary Conference

21st - 23rd March, 2013
School of English, University of St Andrews

'If a lie had no more faces but one, as truth had, we should be in farre better termes than we are: For whatsoever a lier should say, we would take it in a contrarie sense. But the opposite of truth has many shapes, and an undefinite field.'

Michel de Montaigne, 'Of Lyers' (Florio translation -1603)

The Adventures of Tintin (essay collection) [UPDATE]

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Tuesday, April 17, 2012 - 11:14am
Tyler Shores and Tom Ue

Abstracts are now being accepted for possible inclusion in an anthology on "The Adventures of Tintin." Proposed essay topics should creatively engage with the critical, philosophical, and social issues explored in the Tintin universe and intended to appeal to the intelligent lay reader.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

CFP: History Area -- Midwest Popular Culture / American Culture Assn.

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Tuesday, April 17, 2012 - 9:48am
Midwest Popular Culture / American Culture Association

CALL FOR PAPERS: ABSTRACTS, PANEL PROPOSALS ON HISTORY AND POPULAR CULTURE

2012 MIDWEST POPULAR CULTURE/AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATION
CONFERENCE – COLUMBUS, OHIO

Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel
50 North Third Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215
OCTOBER 12-14, 2012

Submission Guidelines:

History and popular culture often seem entwined, whether this tie is developed by investigating history as it is portrayed in film, television, or literature or in the way cities (like Columbus) grow and prosper over time. Both History and Popular Culture are foundational influences on the way people think, develop a world view, and contextualize their surroundings.

CFP: "Except Asia: Agamben's Work in Transcultural Perspective" International Conference

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Tuesday, April 17, 2012 - 6:32am
Department of English, National Taiwan Normal University

Conference Date: June 25-27, 2013
Organized by Department of English, National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan, with the participation of Institut d'Etudes Transtextuelles et Transculturelles, Universite Jean Moulin, Lyon, France

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

"[I]n the beginning all the World was America": Atlantic Commerce Virtualized, Imagined, Written (NEASECS Oct. 11-14, 2013)

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Monday, April 16, 2012 - 6:39pm
Northeast American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies

In so ostentatiously connecting the Book of Genesis, the state of nature, and the Atlantic World, John Locke made it so that liberal political-economy would always have to return to America, to grasp its theoretical foundations and to fulfill the destiny of private property. In opening up America as both conceptual origin and commercial imperative, the Second Treatise also participates in a long line of narrative fillings and fulfillments of a theoretically and narratively empty America.

Call for Papers

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Monday, April 16, 2012 - 5:48pm
the quint: an interdisciplinary quarterly from the north

Catalogued at the National Library in Ottawa, Canada, the quint: an interdisciplinary quarterly from the north is now in its fourth year of publication. Publishing top quality academic articles, poetry, fiction, reviews, and art, the quint welcomes a diversity of disciplines and methodologies from the humanities and social sciences. The quint's thirteenth issue is issuing a call for theoretically informed and historically grounded submissions of scholarly interest—as well as creative writing, original art, interviews, and reviews of books. The deadline for this call is 20th May 2012—but please note that we accept manu/digi-scripts at any time. Links to the quint are accessible at www.ucn.ca.

CONFERENCE "Crossing: Travels, Transformations, and Transgressions in and out of Codes and Canons"

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Monday, April 16, 2012 - 4:44pm
Department of English, Universitas Padjadjaran

"To be or not to be" may certainly be the question. It draws the boundary separating order and chaos, dividing the light from darkness, so to speak. The question resents the authoritative order of "the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune." while not readily accepting the risk of "the undiscovered Country." This dilemma drives Hamlet to play within the sphere of conspiracy and performance, representing in general the "dialectic between codification and play [which] is an enduring feature of human existence," as Robert Scholes asserts in his Textual Power.

Calls for Edited Collection: Ethnic Perspectives on Ethnic Literatures: A Contemporary Critical and Theoretical Reader (1 Sept)

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Monday, April 16, 2012 - 1:59pm
Editors J. Stephen Pearson and Carrie Louise Sheffield

Inspired by Simon Ortiz's "Towards a National Indian Literature: Cultural Authenticity in Nationalism" and Jace Weaver, Craig Womack, and Robert Allen Warrior's American Indian Literary Nationalism, this collection will be a site for emerging as well as well-known ethnic critics and theorists to illustrate where they see their respective fields heading and construct perspectives outside of western ideologies. This collection will include 5 key areas: African American, Asian American, Latin American, Native American, and Arabic American literature and criticism. The first four areas represent the larger areas of ethnic studies in the academy today and will provide a necessary counter-point to the predominantly western (i.e.

Film: Indebted Reflections (deadline: June 1, 2012)

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Monday, April 16, 2012 - 1:52pm
Todd Comer and Isaac Vayo (Midwest Modern Language Association)

Lars von Trier's movies constantly thematize debt, but never so memorably as in Dancer in the Dark which links hospitality to insanity and blindness, and, yet, such giving, such indebtedness, is also framed by an excessive, formal exuberance as Selma (played by Björk) dances and sings her way to the gallows.

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