This panel invites papers that explore the period's textual engagement with female notoriety. Defoe's Roxana (1724), for example, follows the earlier tradition of the whore biography, reimagined as a spiritual autobiography. These "histories" of whores, written about and by women from both poor and privileged families, are unsparing in their social critique; these women's grievances include the lack of proper education for girls, abuse, poverty, incest, and sexual predation. Yet, a few "high-profile" courtesan-celebrities like Nell Gwynn and Kitty Fisher relished the limelight, and whose lives became popular and profitable subjects in the print market.
CFP: The First International Deleuze Studies in Asia Conference, Taipei, Taiwan
The English Department at Tamkang University, the publisher of the internationally renowned Tamkang Review, is pleased to announce that it will be hosting The First International Deleuze Studies in Asia Conference on the theme Creative Assemblages, May 31- June 2, 2013, and, prior to the conference, the Deleuze Camp, May 25-29, 2013.
Please note that the submission date has been extended until April 22, 2012.
This special session invites papers on the graphic novel and related genres of literature that combine graphic elements with textual elements. Papers that examine the history of the graphic novel, that theorize the rapidly evolving visual rhetoric of this form of literature or that investigate some other aspect of the genre are welcome.
Please submit paper title, 500-word proposal, and 50-word abstract online at www.pamla.org/2012/ by April 22, 2012.
UPDATE: Extended Deadline for Robert K. Martin Book Prize (1 May 2012)
The Canadian Association for American Studies is extending the deadline for this year's competition for the annual Robert K. Martin Prize for the best monograph written by a current member of CAAS. This year's prize will be for books published with a copyright date of 2011. The new postmark deadline for submission is 1 May 2012.
All current members and those who join in advance of the deadline are eligible. Membership information can be found at our website.
Feminism in Academia: An Age of Austerity? Current Issues and Future Challenges
Friday 28th September 2012
The University of Nottingham
Professor Mary Eagleton (formerly Leeds Metropolitan University)
Professor Mary Evans (Gender Institute, London School of Economics and
STANDING SESSION: ANCIENT-MODERN RELATIONS
The 110th annual meeting of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Conference will take place from October 19 to 21, 2012, at Seattle University, Seattle, Washington. This call for papers seeks presenters for this year's standing session of a proud PaMLA tradition, the panel on "Ancient-Modern Relations." We are looking for papers addressing any aspect of relationships, influences, debates or other interactions between ancients and moderns.
The deadline for abstracts (to be submitted on the Online Proposal Submission Form) is April 22, 2012.
This panel seeks submissions that explore the dialectical engagement between Godwin's philosophical or socio-political works and his fiction. The intertextual model for the mapping of texts and their influences provokes questions about the nature of textual production. Caleb Williams addresses the disaster of competing identities in servitude and autonomy, formally considered "natural" through aristocratic power structures, in a shifting political climate of radicalism that challenges Burkean ideology. Political Justice is his first response to Burke's Reflections on the Revolution of France, while Caleb Williams offers another answer to Burke's text.
Call for Papers and Creative Works
CODE - A Media, Games & Art Conference
21-23 November 2012
Swinburne University of Technology
Jussi Parikka - Reader, Winchester School of Art
Christian McCrea - Program Director for Games, RMIT University
Anna Munster - Associate Professor at the College of Fine Arts, UNSW
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Walter Benn Michaels's critique of materiality ("The Shape of the Signifier," 2004) argues that a materialist position is ultimately a subjectivist position because it relies on a person's perspective, and therefore identity, to read that text's material components. Michaels ultimately questions the deconstructive critique of the sign, which turned the "sign" into "marks" and "traces."