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.
"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."
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 firstname.lastname@example.org by March 30, 2012.
If accepted, contributors' final essays of 6,000–7,000 words will be due on August 31, 2012.
Conference Date: Friday, March 30, 2012
Abstracts (250-500 words) Due: February 15, 2012
Submit abstracts via email: email@example.com
Plenary Speaker: Lee Edelman, Chair, Department of English, Tufts University
We've extended the deadline for submissions for the first annual Ray Browne Conference on Popular Culture (3/31-4/1). The deadline is now February 10, 2012. Please consider submitting!.
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).
Deadline: February 15, 2012
Book Reviews for Schuylkill graduate journal: Bondage and Power -- Special Issue
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
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.
2012 UCLA Southland Graduate Conference: Art and Accident
June 1, 2012
"Step accidently on your untied shoelace, fall down and you'll understand a thing or two about the theory of literature." --Viktor Shklovsky