Subscribe to theory

theory

In Derrida's Wake: a Symposium on Deconstruction After Jacques Derrida

updated: 
Tuesday, May 19, 2009 - 10:21pm
full name / name of organization: 
Stephen Abblitt, La Trobe University, Australia

In Derrida's Wake
9 October 2009
La Trobe University

8 October 2009 marks the fifth anniversary of the death of French deconstructionist Jacques Derrida. Given Derrida's concern with dates and contexts, but also with notions of trying to mourn for lost friends and the responsibilities of the living towards the dead and their legacies, it seems a more than appropriate time--perhaps a day late, because we hesitate, trying to postpone the inevitable--to bring together some friends and scholars of Derrida, not to mourn a man so concerned with the impossibility of mourning, but to begin to celebrate the enduring influence of deconstruction, to survey the state of play across the disciplines, in Derrida's wake.        

Language and Linguistics Student Conference

updated: 
Tuesday, May 19, 2009 - 5:27pm
full name / name of organization: 
University of Central Oklahoma Language Society
contact email: 

LANGUAGE & LINGUISTICS STUDENT CONFERENCE
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2009
UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL OKLAHOMA
EDMOND, OKLAHOMA
________________________________________

Submission Deadline: Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Acceptance Notification: Early October

The Cartographical Necessity of Exile

updated: 
Tuesday, May 19, 2009 - 4:36pm
full name / name of organization: 
Karen Elizabeth Bishop (Harvard University)
contact email: 

The Cartographical Necessity of Exile

Derek Walcott identified a cartographical necessity of exile in his 1984 collection of poetry, Midsummer, when he wrote:

So, however far you have travelled, your
steps make more holes and the mesh is multiplied –
… exiles must make their own maps

Annual graduate essay contest

updated: 
Tuesday, May 19, 2009 - 3:47pm
full name / name of organization: 
Eighteenth-Century Fiction
contact email: 

Eighteenth-Century Fiction
JOURNAL

Graduate Essay Prize 2009 / Le Prix Eighteenth-Century Fiction 2009

The Margins of the Logos: Children in 19th Century English Literature, NeMLA, Montreal 4/7-4/11/10, deadline: 9/30/09

updated: 
Tuesday, May 19, 2009 - 2:08pm
full name / name of organization: 
Alexander Bove/ Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
contact email: 

Call for Papers

"The Margins of the Logos: Children in 19th Century English Literature"

41st Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 7-11, 2010
Montreal, Quebec - Hilton Bonaventure

GOING CARIBBEAN! New Perspectives on Caribbean Literature and Art

updated: 
Tuesday, May 19, 2009 - 12:40pm
full name / name of organization: 
University of Lisbon
contact email: 

GOING CARIBBEAN!

New Perspectives on Caribbean Literature and Art
Novas perspectivas sobre a literatura e a arte caribenhas
Nuevas perspectivas sobre la literatura y el arte caribeños
Nouvelles perspectives sur la littérature et l´art des Caraïbes
Nieuwe perspectieven op de Caribische literatuur en kunst

Centre for Comparative Studies.
University of Lisbon, November 2 – 3, 2009

Comparative Postcolonialities, NEMLA, April 7-11, 2010, Montreal

updated: 
Tuesday, May 19, 2009 - 9:47am
full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association, 41st Anniversary Convention

*Comparative Postcolonialities*

What is the value of a comparative approach to postcolonial literary and cultural studies? How might a comparative framework impact our knowledge of histories of colonialism and their aftermaths and inform or reform our understanding of concepts such as "colonialism," "coloniality," and "postcoloniality?" This panel hopes to practice a comparative postcolonial
studies by bringing together scholars from across disciplines and
literatures to reflect on colonialism--past and present, internal to nations or externally imposed. Papers might analyze colonial and postcolonial texts (including, but not limited to, literature, media, and film) from single or multiple linguistic and national contexts.

STYLE IN THEORY/STYLING THEORY (26-28 NOVEMBER, MALTA)

updated: 
Tuesday, May 19, 2009 - 8:20am
full name / name of organization: 
Department of English, University of Malta

STYLE IN THEORY/STYLING THEORY (26-28 November, 2009)
Inaugural Event, International Literary Criticism and Theory Conference Series
University of Malta, Old University Building, Valletta, Malta

Confirmed Speakers:
Catherine Belsey
Simon Critchley
Stefan Herbrechter
Giuseppe Mazzotta
Laurent Milesi
Jean-Michel Rabaté

Organizers:
Ivan Callus, James Corby, Gloria Lauri-Lucente

Contact E-Mail: styleintheory2009@um.edu.mt

Website: http://www.um.edu.mt/events/styleintheory2009

Call for Papers

Incorporating Theory in Medieval Courses; Proposals Sept. 1, 2009; 45th Int. Congress on Med. Studies (K'zoo), May 13-16, 2010

updated: 
Monday, May 18, 2009 - 4:33pm
full name / name of organization: 
Michael Elam, Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Saint Louis University
contact email: 

With the increasing prominence of medievalist groups interested in the application of theory to the study of medieval subjects, groups such as The BABEL Working Group and MEARCSTAPA, the usefulness of theoretical approaches to studying the Middle Ages has become increasingly apparent. There is, however, some ambivalence amongst medievalists as to the extent to which such approaches can, or indeed should, be applied. On one hand, some see the application of modern theory as a potential distraction from the basic tools of medieval study (e.g. language study, paleography, codicology, etc.); others see applying theory as a necessary tool in itself, one which potentially opens up medieval material to wider interpretive possibilities.

Whose Africa?: Representations of Africa in Contemporary African and Diasporic Literature

updated: 
Monday, May 18, 2009 - 9:51am
full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

The global imaginary is marked by a long history of claims made to Africa by a range of western writers and thinkers as disparate as Hegel and Conrad. These portrayals of the 'dark continent' still circulate in our current global imaginary, reinforcing prevailing stereotypes and engendering new ones. This panel intends to investigate contemporary literary representations of Africa vis-a-vis a consideration of the ways that both African and diasporic literatures imagine Africa. Early twentieth century writers―like black modernists in the United States and the Caribbean as well as African writers affiliated with decolonization―found it necessary to engage with these western claims.

International conference: Writing the Holocaust and World War II Today: On Jonathan Littell's Les Bienveillantes

updated: 
Saturday, May 16, 2009 - 4:56pm
full name / name of organization: 
Liran Razinksy (Hebrew University of Jerusalem), Aurélie Barjonet (UVSQ)

June 21-23, 2009, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
International Conference: "Writing the Holocaust and World War II Today: On Jonathan Littell's Les Bienveillantes"

Program, poster, abstracts, available here:
http://bienveillantes.huji.ac.il/

"The Avant-Garde as Critical Practice" and future issues

updated: 
Saturday, May 16, 2009 - 12:24am
full name / name of organization: 
Alan Clinton / Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture

Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture
proudly announces
Issue 9.2

The Avant-Garde as Critical Practice, edited by Alan Clinton and John Sundholm

Features:

Tim Sharp—Traveler's Tale (video and cover image), "Notes and Queries on the Veiled Threats Installation"

"The Genealogy of Electracy (an Interview with Gregory L. Ulmer)

Special Feature:
Pack Observing Art Basel >< Miami Beach 2008
Edited by Walter K. Lew, with Alan Clinton
Design by Jeremy James Thompson
With special thanks to Rita K. Wong and 'a'a arts

[UPDATE] Call for Chapters - Religion in Popular Media due Dec. 1st, 2009

updated: 
Saturday, May 16, 2009 - 12:17am
full name / name of organization: 
Edited Volume
contact email: 

Pete: "I've always wondered, what's the devil look like?"

Everett: "Well, there are all manner of lesser imps and demons, Pete, but the great Satan hisself is red and scaly with a bifurcated tail, and he carries a hay fork."

Tommy Johnson: "Oh, no. No, sir. He's white, as white as you folks, with empty eyes and a big hollow voice. He loves to travel around with a mean old hound. That's right."

~O Brother, Where Art Thou?

Pages