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

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Tuesday, August 18, 2009 - 8:01pm
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University of Guelph
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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) "The Margins of the Logos: Children in 19th Century English Literature" NeMLA

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Tuesday, August 18, 2009 - 2:29pm
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41st Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
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Alongside Realism in the 19th century, which foregrounded a logical and representable image of the world, there ran a trend in literature that emphasized experience at the margins of the logos, including childhood, absurdity, fantasy, trauma, eroticism, and comedy. This panel seeks theoretically informed papers that will explore this literature by looking at the role of childhood, and what it reveals about subjectivity, in 19th century British literature. Topics might include the role of childhood memory or fantasy in adult subjectivity; questions of gender, genre, eroticism, or empire in relation to childhood. Send abstracts (450-750 words) via email to: Alexander Bove, aboveagosto@gmail.com.

Glossing is Glorious, A Ring of Commentary, Kalamazoo, May 13-16, 2010; deadline Sept 10, 2009.

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Tuesday, August 18, 2009 - 12:44pm
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45th International Congress on Medieval Studies; Glossator
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Glossing is Glorious.
A Ring of Commentary, A Roundtable Discussion

We seek presentations for a roundtable discussion to be held at the
45th International Congress on Medieval Studies, May 13-16, 2010

Medieval commentary offers a synthetic textual form that urges an inquiry into the practice, ethics, poetics, and philosophy of commentary. The intricacies of the dialogue between reader and the text, the interplay among layers of commentary, even the very visual form of the text that resists, not only hierarchy, but which also challenges the reader to approach the process of interpretation with care and a poetics of being, render commentary a multi-dimensional genre.

What Postcolonial Theory Doesn't Say: 3-5 July 2010 (UK)

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Tuesday, August 18, 2009 - 7:54am
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Anna Bernard, University of York
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Call for Papers and Panels
What Postcolonial Theory Doesn't Say

A conference at the University of York, UK, 3-5 July 2010, in partnership with the University of Leeds and Manchester Metropolitan University

Postcolonial Studies is firmly ensconced in the Anglophone metropolitan academy: the field has its own specialised journals, academic posts, postgraduate courses, and dedicated divisions within learned bodies. But how well have these configurations travelled to other locations, institutions and disciplines? What topics, questions and approaches remain unexplored? And what's 'theoretical' about postcolonial theory anyway?

Zoontotechnics (Animality / Technicity) conference, Cardiff University, 12-14 May 2010

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Tuesday, August 18, 2009 - 6:57am
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Centre for Critical and Cultural Theory, Cardiff University
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Plenary Speakers:

Bernard Stiegler, Director of the Department of Cultural Development at the Centre Georges-Pompidou and Director of the Institut de Recherche et d'Innovation (IRI)

David Wills (University at Albany-SUNY)

Joanna Zylinska (Goldsmiths College, University of London)

[UPDATE] Enterprising Creativity: Innovation and the Future of Arts and Humanities Research (Graduate Conference)

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Tuesday, August 18, 2009 - 4:58am
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University of Leeds

(Please note the extended deadline, now 31 August 2009.)

ENTERPRISING CREATIVITY: INNOVATION AND THE FUTURE OF ARTS AND HUMANITIES RESEARCH

[Student-led postgraduate conference]

University of Leeds
Hosted by the Leeds Humanities Research Institute
6-7 November 2009

This year, the EU celebrates the 'European Year of Creativity and Innovation', aiming to 'raise awareness of the importance of creativity and innovation for personal, social and economic development'. What does in mean to innovate in the arts and humanities, and what role does such innovation play in a global society increasingly concerned with the valuation of ideas?

[Update] 2012 Edited Collection

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Monday, August 17, 2009 - 4:11pm
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Joseph Gelfer

December 21 2012 is believed to mark the end of the thirteenth B'ak'tun cycle in the Long Count of the Mayan calendar. A growing number of people believe this date to mark the end of the world or, at the very least, the end of the world as we know it: a shift to a new form of global consciousness. 2012: Reflections on a Mark in Time brings together for the first time a range of scholarly analyses on the 2012 phenomena grounded in various disciplines including religious studies, anthropology, Mayan studies, cultural studies and the social sciences. 2012: Reflections on a Mark in Time will show readers how much of the 2012 phenomenon is based on the historical record, and how much is contemporary fiction.

Caribbean Enlightenment conference, University of Glasgow, 8th-10th April 2010

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Monday, August 17, 2009 - 12:02pm
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University of Glasgow

Caribbean Enlightenment
An Interdisciplinary Caribbean Studies Conference
8th to 10th April 2010, University of Glasgow

Keynote Speakers
J. Michael Dash, Professor of French, Social and Cultural Analysis, New York University
Paget Henry, Professor of Sociology and Africana Studies, Brown University
F. Nick Nesbitt, Centre for Modern Thought, University of Aberdeen

[UPDATE] Transnational Feminisms Conference, December 4-5th 2009

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Monday, August 17, 2009 - 9:14am
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University of Manchester
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There is less than two weeks to go to the 28th August deadline for submissions for the Transnational Feminisms Conference. We have received some very exciting submissions so far but welcome more, be they proposals for papers, panels, workshops or art work. See below for the call for papers. Further details can be found on the conference website.

Call for Contributions

Transnational Feminisms Conference
University of Manchester
4-5 December 2009 (with associated activities on 6 December)

[ONE MONTH REMINDER OF DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS ] Crossing the Line: Affinities before and after 1900

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Saturday, August 15, 2009 - 6:29am
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University of Liverpool

A TWO DAY INTERDISCIPLINARY POSTGRADUATE CONFERENCE
THURSDAY 28TH - FRIDAY 29TH JANUARY 2009

CALL FOR PAPERS

Keynote Speaker: Professor Regenia Gagnier (University of Exeter)

Publishing Workshop: 'The Future of Academic Publishing' with Paula Kennedy
(Palgrave Macmillan)

Plenary Lecture: 'Funding for Postgraduate Researchers', Dr Mark Llewellyn
(University of Liverpool)

"We live in a world that they [the Victorians] built for us, and though we may laugh at them, we should love them, too."
Times Literary Supplement (16 May 1918)

The Neuroscientific Turn in the Humanities Collection

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Friday, August 14, 2009 - 5:40pm
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Melissa Littlefield & Jenell Johnson

CFP: The Neuroscientific Turn in the Humanities and Social Sciences

From economics to English, religious studies to recreation, neurology has become the latest theoretical tool for analyzing society and culture. While there has been some backlash against this trend, research continues to emerge in areas of neurotheology, neuromarketing, neuroethics, neuroaesthetics, the neurohumanities, and neurohistory to name but a few. We are seeking essays for an edited collection that analyze and interrogate this recent neuroscientific turn in the humanities and social sciences. We are particularly interested to hear from researchers who apply the neuro- to their own disciplinary work.

October 16-17 -- Second Annual Graduate and Undergraduate Student Conference on Literature, Composition, and Rhetoric

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Friday, August 14, 2009 - 3:15pm
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University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and Sigma Tau Delta - Xi Alpha chapter

We are welcoming graduate and undergraduate student papers or full panel proposals that address any area of literature (British, American, world, colonial and post-colonial, medieval, modern, contemporary, etc.), rhetoric, composition, or pedagogical studies. Please submit a 250-300 word abstract to xialpha.utc.conference@gmail.com. Submissions must include name, institutional affiliation, student status (graduate or undergraduate), contact information (name, phone number, address, email address), and a list of any audio/visual equipment needed for your presentation. Presentation time should be limited to 20 minutes (usually about ten pages). Abstracts should be received by August 31, 2009.

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