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[UPDATE] Science/Fiction: Deadline 1st August 2012

Tuesday, May 8, 2012 - 7:54am
Excursions Journal, University of Sussex Doctoral School

Science must begin with myths, and with the criticism of myths.'
Karl Popper, Conjectures and Refutations: The Growth of Scientific Knowledge (1963. London: Routledge, 2002), 66.

'Arts research needs to change direction, to look outwards, and investigate the audience not the texts. It needs to link up with sociology and psychology and public health, and create a body of knowledge about what the arts actually do to people. Until that happens, we cannot even pretend that we are taking the arts seriously.'
John Carey, What Good Are the Arts? (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006), 167.

Patricia Duncker Conference

Monday, May 7, 2012 - 1:50pm
University of St Andrews

Patricia Duncker Conference
Friday, 7th – Saturday 8th December 2012
The Institute for Contemporary and Comparative Literature
and The School of English, University of St Andrews

Sponsored by Gylphi: Arts and Humanities Publisher
Part of the Gylphi Contemporary Writers Series

Keynote Speakers:
Professor Patricia Duncker (University of Manchester)
Professor Gabriele Griffin (University of York)
Professor Tim Woods (Aberystwyth University)

[UPDATE] Final cfp for CWWA-FWSA conference

Monday, May 7, 2012 - 11:26am
Feminist and Women's Studies Association/Contemporary Women's Writing Association

Feminism in Academia: An Age of Austerity?
Current Issues and Future Challenges

Friday 28th September 2012
The University of Nottingham

Keynote Speakers:
Professor Mary Eagleton (formerly Leeds Metropolitan University)
Professor Mary Evans (Gender Institute, London School of Economics and
Political Science)

[UPDATE] PAMLA Conference: Seattle University (May 15 paper proposal deadline; October 19-21 conference

Sunday, May 6, 2012 - 7:56pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

A number of approved sessions for the 2012 PAMLA Conference (October 19-21, 2012, at Seattle University) have extended their deadlines for paper proposals. You now have until May 15 to submit to these sessions. Please use the online submissions system to propose a paper:

Open sessions include:

The Differences of Thinking Mode between Chinese and Western Hermeneutics

Sunday, May 6, 2012 - 3:45am
Deng Xinhua/Department of Chinese, China Three Gorges University, Yi Chang, P. R. China, 44302

There is an obvious binary opposition between subjectivity and objectivity in the thinking mode of western hermeneutics. If we think that writer's intention and reader's interpretation are same importance, and we will find that almost various western hermeneutics always centers on texts and interpreters. Hans-Georg Gadamer and Eric Donald Hirsch are the typical representatives of the theoretical tendencies. Yi-yi-ni-zhi(以意逆志)and Shi-wu-da-gu(诗无达诂)contain dialectical spirit which is basic principle of ancient Chinese hermeneutics. Yi-yi-ni-zhi means that reader infers writer's original intention from his own experiences, and Shi-wu-da-gu means the poem cannot be elucidated totally.

Atenea - Humanities & Social Sciences 8/8/2012

Saturday, May 5, 2012 - 11:09pm
Revista Atenea: A Bilingual Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences

Atenea, a multidisciplinary bilingual journal on the humanities and social sciences, features essays, books reviews, and some fiction and poetry.
ISSN 0885-6079
Indexed by MLA.
The editorial board invites submission of essays and book reviews to be
considered for publication in the next open topic issue
issue (December 2012).
Submissions in either English or Spanish are welcome (see the guidelines below):

Representations of Age, 31 May 2012 (ASTR/TLA, Nashville, 1-4 Nov. 2012)

Saturday, May 5, 2012 - 4:57pm
American Society for Theatre Research / Theatre Library Association


Papers are sought for this Working Session of the annual conference of the American Society for Theatre Research, taking place in Nashville November 1-4.

The rapidly growing interdisciplinary field of Age and Aging Studies opens onto gerontology, sociology, bioethics, anthropology, and a wide range of approaches springing from the humanities and arts, especially in Europe. However, as reflected at the recent European Network in Age Studies (ENAS) conference, the theatrical representation of Age and Aging has just begun to emerge as a major subject of critical inquiry.

"Infamous Form" (EC/ASECS 11/1-11/3, Baltimore)

Saturday, May 5, 2012 - 2:50pm
East Central/ American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies

Samuel Johnson may have been wrong about the staying power of Tristram Shandy, but it's nevertheless clear that some of the eighteenth century's oddest works didn't "do long." Prompted by renewed attention to these oddities, this panel seeks papers that theorize the experimental novel of eighteenth-century Britain. Must the experimental novel be defined against the emergent realist novel? What texts might comprise the experimental canon? What contemporary discourses (scientific? philosophical? commercial? political?) might help us to understand these forms? (Papers that reject the term "experimental novel" with disgust also welcome!)

Performance and Migration: Questions of Methodology and Historiography

Friday, May 4, 2012 - 4:20pm
American Society for Theatre Research Working Group

What is the relationship between performance and migration? Performances that narrate the experiences of people on the move, whether refugees or asylum seekers, immigrants following established diasporic routes, or seasonal laborers undertaking journeys fueled by a globalized economy, have appeared of late in a variety of aesthetic and social practices from the work of Los Angeles-based Teatro Jornalero sin Fronteras to Fire and Ice's "Asylum Monologues" in the UK to Théâtre du Soleil's Le Dernier Caravansérail. Yet an emphasis on the contemporariness of the relationship between performance practice and migration risks obscuring the broader implications of this phenomenon.