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Somaesthetics Essay Prize 2012

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Friday, February 3, 2012 - 5:48pm
The Center for Body, Mind, and Culture at Florida Atlantic University

The Center for Body, Mind, and Culture at Florida Atlantic University is pleased to announce its first annual Somaesthetics Essay Prize competition. The award for the 2012 prize will be $500. Essays should be academic in style and focus on the interdisciplinary field of somaesthetics from such perspectives as philosophy, aesthetics, art history and theory, literary and cultural studies, dance, design, music, theatre, cognitive science, gender and sexuality studies, sports, movement, and health studies. The prize essay will be recommended for publication in an upcoming special issue of the philosophical journal Pragmatism Today on somaesthetics.

[UPDATE:Extended Deadline and New Email Address] "Rough Music": Representing Violence (March 31, 2012)

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Friday, February 3, 2012 - 3:05pm
Southern Methodist University English Graduate Students

CFP
"Rough Music": Representing Violence – an interdisciplinary graduate conference sponsored by the Southern Methodist University Department of English on
March 31, 2012

In The Plague of Fantasies, Slavoj Žižek describes Lacan's readings of classical, literary, and philosophical texts as "a case of violent appropriation…displacing the work from its proper hermeneutic context." And yet, he argues, "this very violent gesture brings about a breathtaking 'effect of truth'" and "a shattering new insight."

Kurt Vonnegut (Critical Insights essay collection); abstracts due 30 March 2012

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Friday, February 3, 2012 - 1:18pm
Robert T. Tally Jr.

Critical Insights: Kurt Vonnegut, edited by Robert T. Tally Jr.

Call for proposals

The editor of Critical Insights: Kurt Vonnegut seeks proposals for essays on any aspect of Kurt Vonnegut's life and work. Please send proposals of 250–300 words, along with a brief CV listing previous publications, to robert.tally@txstate.edu by March 30, 2012.

If accepted, contributors' final essays of 6,000–7,000 words will be due on August 31, 2012.

Special Issue of *Interdisciplinary Literary Studies* on the Literary and Moral Philosophy of Martha Nussbaum

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Thursday, February 2, 2012 - 8:19pm
David Gorman (Associate Professor of English, Northern Illinois University) and Kenneth Womack (Professor of English & Integrative Arts, Penn State Altoona)

Call for Papers: Special Issue of Interdisciplinary Literary Studies: A Journal of Criticism and Theory (www.psupress.org/Journals/jnls_ILS.html)
We invite essays that respond to Nussbaum's proposal to consider literary works in the context of moral philosophy or that, in a literary context, consider the issues raised by Nussbaum's reflections on the academic and indeed public significance of the humanities.
Accepted essays will be published in a Special Issue of the peer-reviewed journal Interdisciplinary Literary Studies (Penn State University Press).

[UPDATE] Bondage and Power: 15 February 2012 (journal issue)

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Thursday, February 2, 2012 - 3:51pm
Schuylkill Graduate Journal

We are in bondage to the law in order that we may be free. -- Marcus Tullius Cicero

All things are subject to interpretation; whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth. -- Friedrich Nietzsche

Bondage is the life of personality, and for bondage the personal self will fight with tireless resourcefulness and the most stubborn cunning. -- Aldous Huxley

[UPDATE] Miami Vice:The Role of Immorality and Depravity in Constructions of the Self and Community

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Thursday, February 2, 2012 - 12:05pm
The 9th Annual Miami University English Graduate Student and Adjunct Association (MEGAA) Symposium

What's vice today may be virtue, tomorrow. -- Henry Fielding

In order to know virtue, we must first acquaint ourselves with vice.--Marquis de Sade

Greed, avarice, and lust; bribery, prostitution, and blackmail; sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll—vice is a sign and cause of social ills as well as an outlet of rebellion against structure and stagnation. How we (dis)associate ourselves with vice helps constitute our individual and group identities and affiliations.

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