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2012 Conference: The State/Republic of Theory (10-13 June 2012)

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Thursday, February 23, 2012 - 4:38am
South African Society for General Literary Studies (SAVAL)

Papers are invited for the 2012 Conference, The State/Republic of Theory.

In the wake of the after theory wave it is necessary to reconsider what theory in or of literature means and what it can contribute to our knowledge, both nationally and globally. New trends, like cognitive theory, mediality, trauma theory and digital humanities are emerging. Comparison of literatures and cultures is under scrutiny. The aim of the conference therefore is to take stock of the present state of literary theory and comparative literature (particularly in Africa and South Africa).

2012 Conference: The State/Republic of Theory (10-13 June 2012)

updated: 
Thursday, February 23, 2012 - 4:33am
South African Society for General Literary Studies (SAVAL)

Papers are invited for the 2012 Conference, The State/Republic of Theory.

In the wake of the after theory wave it is necessary to reconsider what theory in or of literature means and what it can contribute to our knowledge, both nationally and globally. New trends, like cognitive theory, mediality, trauma theory and digital humanities are emerging. Comparison of literatures and cultures is under scrutiny. The aim of the conference therefore is to take stock of the present state of literary theory and comparative literature (particularly in Africa and South Africa).

From Wall Street to Main Street: The Regional Politics of Occupying (an edited collection, April 1)

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Wednesday, February 22, 2012 - 8:03pm
Todd Comer and Nathan Crook

Broad messages, complicated political positions, and blurred generational and class lines characterize and problematize the Occupy Wall Street movement. As if its connection to the Canadian magazine Adbusters were not enough, this "U.S." movement's clearest and most original position may be its denial of position. Beyond "We are the 99%"—a general position against greed and inequality—the "movement" remains difficult to categorize in terms of the red/blue politics of the United States. The picture becomes even more complicated at the regional level where clear, defining symbols of nationalist power and capital are absent.

[UPDATE] The Atrium

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Wednesday, February 22, 2012 - 2:43pm
The Atrium: A Journal of Academic Community Voices

THE ATRIUM: A Journal of Academic Community Voices, is a publication of the English and Communications Department of Ivy Tech Community College's Northwest Region, and is the only academic journal of the college. The Atrium invites and encourages academic discourse across the disciplines in two- and four-year colleges and universities. We seek innovative, creative, and critical articles, including classroom best practices, research-based articles, book and website reviews, short narratives, as well as limited fiction, poetry, and .jpg artwork. We do not accept previously-published material, theses, or dissertations. Research should follow through into practice in the classroom.

Victorian Networks - Submission Deadline March 1, 2012

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Wednesday, February 22, 2012 - 12:24pm
North American Victorian Studies Association

The North American Victorian Studies Association Conference for 2012, in Madison, Wisconsin, September 27-30, invites papers on the theme of networks. Keynotes include Amanda Anderson, Adam Phillips, and a visual networks panel with Caroline Arscott, Tim Barringer, Julie Codell, and Mary Roberts. Participants will also be able to sign up for networks seminars of 15 presenters of precirculated 5-page position papers on the topic.

[REMINDER] "Literature and the Philosophy of Technology" Special Session MLA Boston 2013 (March 1, 2012)

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Wednesday, February 22, 2012 - 10:28am
Jessica Kuskey

Please consider this CFP for a Special Session for MLA 2013, Boston:

"Literature and the Philosophy of Technology"

Description:
Approaches to literature drawing from philosophy of technology or critical theory of technology. Literary critical responses or challenges to theories of technology.

Submission requirements:
400-word proposal; brief bio

Deadline for submissions:
1 March 2012

Contact person information:
Jessica Kuskey (jekuskey@syr.edu)

* All special sessions are subject to MLA approval.

Transmission, Translation and Dissemination in the European Middle Ages, 1000-1500

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Wednesday, February 22, 2012 - 5:15am
Forum for Medieval & Renaissance Studies in Ireland

Transmission, Translation and Dissemination in the European Middle Ages, 1000–1500 AD, is an interdisciplinary, international, two-day conference to be held at University College Cork on 28– 29 September 2012.

This conference will explore the issues of textual transmission and the movement of ideas across medieval Europe. Indeed, going beyond consideration of literary texts alone, the scope of discussions will include the transmission of images, music, scientific learning, and related areas.

Keynote addresses will be given by Dr Caoimhín Breatnach, School of Irish, Celtic Studies, Irish Folklore and Linguistics, University College Dublin and Dr Anthony Lappin, School of Languages, Linguistics and Cultures, University of Manchester.

In the Margin: e-text and its readers (proposals 30 April 2012)

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012 - 3:06pm
Drs. Ann-Barbara Graff and Kristin Lucas

We solicit contributions for an edited collection of scholarly essays entitled In the Margin: e-Text and its readers. Considerable scholarship of the past three decades has addressed the history, readership, and materiality of the book. The architecture of the page, paperstock, fount, blank spaces, and readerly annotation have been the subject of economic, material, and theoretical analysis. Attention to how books have been copied, signed, and annotated has illuminated a history of reading and literary activity. The codex, in short, has been invaluable to the material turn in bibliographic and literary scholarship. But what of the digital turn?

CFP: American Humor (Due March 1)

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012 - 2:18pm
RMMLA

This panel welcomes papers on any topics pertaining to humor in American literature and culture. Please send 250-word abstracts to Julie Wilhelm at jawilhelm@my.lamar.edu by March 1st. The RMMLA meets in Boulder, Colorado on October 11-13, 2012.

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