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[Update: Extension: December 15 2009] Future Theory, Present Praxes Interdisciplinary Approaches to Thinking and Acting "Timely"

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Wednesday, November 11, 2009 - 11:05am
University of Guelph

Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference
University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Friday, February 26th, 2010

Future Theory, Present Praxes
Interdisciplinary Approaches to Thinking and Acting "Timely"

"The affirmation of the future to come: this is not a positive thesis. It is nothing other than the affirmation itself, the "yes," insofar as it is the condition of all promises or of all hope, of all awaiting, or all performativity, of all opening toward the future, whatever it may be..."
Jacques Derrida, Archive Fever

[UPDATE] Visual Arts in the 21st Century

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Wednesday, November 11, 2009 - 8:47am
Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities

In the wake of the digital revolution and globalisation policies the whole world is witnessing formation of certain conditions which are having and will continue to have tremendous impact on the production, reproduction, access, dissemination and appreciation of visual arts. While the old art forms and artworks are being revisited and reproduced in wholly new ways and for a variety of purposes, new types in the forms of digital arts are surfacing not only on the internet but also every place of our visual culture. The place and workplace of the artist also has undergone a radical change.

THE CAPE & THE COSMOPOLITAN: READING ZOË WICOMB, 14-16 April 2010

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Wednesday, November 11, 2009 - 4:20am
Stellenbosch University

THE CAPE & THE COSMOPOLITAN: READING ZOË WICOMB

14-16 April 2010
University of Stellenbosch

CONVENORS:
Meg Samuelson (Stellenbosch) & Kai Easton (SOAS)

CONFIRMED EVENT:
Public reading by Zoë Wicomb

CONFIRMED KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:

Dorothy Driver (Adelaide)

Abdulrazak Gurnah (Kent)

Paths of Progress (?)

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Wednesday, November 11, 2009 - 12:36am
California State University, Northridge - Associated Graduate Students of English

In historical periods of intense political unrest or in calls for social reformation, the written word has encompassed the energy and fervor of such revolutionary moments. From the political pamphlets distributed during the French Revolution to the Industrial Revolution that marked a monumental shift in the United States and around the world in regards to labor laws and technological advancements, the idea of "progress" and pushing social expectations forward into a new mode of thought has permeated our culture for centuries. However, as scholars sit in the 21st century and contemplate the social reforms of the past, how do we recognize this notion of "progress"?

Health, Embodiment, and Visual Culture: Engaging Publics and Pedagogies (conference; proposals due Jan 15, 2010)

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Tuesday, November 10, 2009 - 10:17pm
Sarah Brophy and Jancie Hladki, McMaster University

CALL FOR PROPOSALS
Conference: "Health, Embodiment, and Visual Culture: Engaging Publics and Pedagogies"

November 19-20, 2010
McMaster University
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Conference Co-Chairs:
Sarah Brophy, Associate Professor, Department of English and Cultural Studies, McMaster University
Janice Hladki, Associate Professor, School of the Arts, McMaster University

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: January 15, 2010

Call for Art: How to Do Things with Words and Other Materials [UPDATE]

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Tuesday, November 10, 2009 - 5:33pm
Allen Durgin/CUNY Graduate Center--English Student Association

Please disseminate widely.

(Call for Art):
How To Do Things with Words and Other Materials: Artist Books Show-and-Tell
As part of "Spanking and Poetry": A Conference on Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick
English Student Association Conference, Feb 25-26, 2010
The Graduate Center
The City University of New York
New York, New York

Urban Gothic: Haunted Cities, Spectral Traces (24 April 2010)

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Tuesday, November 10, 2009 - 5:02pm
Ben Brabon, Edge Hill University

Urban Gothic: Haunted Cities, Spectral Traces
A one-day conference in Liverpool, UK
24 April 2010

Organised by the North Gothic Network, a regional network of the International Gothic Association, in partnership with Edinburgh Napier University, Liverpool John Moores University and Edge Hill University.

Scholars of Gothic are increasingly welcoming historicised studies of Gothic and literary criticism examining how Gothic tropes and modes are inflected for a particular time and place. Even more specifically, critics call for studies not only of historicised Gothic, but of localised Gothic.

Toni Morrison Society at American Literature Association Conference May 27-30, 2010

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Tuesday, November 10, 2009 - 3:04pm
Toni Morrison Society

Toni Morrison Society panels at

American Literature Association
21st Annual Conference

Dates: May 27-30, 2010

Location: Hyatt Regency San Francisco
In Embarcadero Center
5 Embarcadero Center
San Francisco, CA 94111

Conference Director: Alfred Bendixen
Texas A & M University

Conference Fee: For those who pre-register before April 15, 2010: $85
($50 for Graduate Students, Independent Scholars, and Retired Faculty)
After April 15, the fees are $100 and $60

Deleuze: Ethics and Politics (April 9-10, 2010)

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Tuesday, November 10, 2009 - 2:25pm
The 4th Biennial Philosophy and Literature Conference at Purdue University

The philosopher Michel Serres once described Gilles Deleuze as "an excellent example of the dynamic movement of free and inventive thinking." Without a doubt, Deleuze was one of the most singular and prolific philosophers of the 20th century. It is no surprise then, that the impact of Deleuze's thought continues to reverberate throughout a host of diverse disciplines. With recognition of Deleuze's influence in these various fields, and in the spirit of Serres' assessment, this conference seeks to motivate an exploration of Deleuze's inventive thinking in the particular areas of politics and ethics by bringing together faculty and graduate students interested in engaging, developing, or critically examining these areas of Deleuze's work.

CFP: Plenum

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Tuesday, November 10, 2009 - 2:00pm
Plenum

The editors of Plenum: The South Carolina State University Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies (ISSN 2151-0377), a peer reviewed journal, invite contributions for the Spring 2010 number of the journal. The journal accepts interdisciplinary research, action research that focuses on interdisciplinarity in the classroom, black and white photography, poetry, nonfiction prose, and reviews of recent interdisciplinary work in any field. The deadline for submission is December 10, 2009.

CFP - Glossator: Practice and Theory of the Commentary (March 2010)

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Tuesday, November 10, 2009 - 7:23am
Nicola Masciandaro, CUNY

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

The editors of Glossator: Practice and Theory of the Commentary (glossator.org) invite submissions of COMMENTARIES for the next open issue, Fall 2010. Essays and articles relating to commentary will also be considered.

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