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UPDATE: [Theory] CFP: Ecology & Ideology

updated: 
Monday, November 3, 2008 - 1:10am
full name / name of organization: 
Gerry Canavan
contact email: 

Polygraph 22â€"Call for Papers

Special Issue: Ecology and Ideology

The contemporary moment abounds with speculation concerning our ecological
future. Specialists in a variety of fields forecast immanent catastrophe,
stemming from a combination of climate change, fossil-fuel depletion, and
consumer waste. The recent bestowal of the Nobel Peace Prize on a group of
scientists studying climate change indicates the degree to which “peace”
has come to signify ecological balance; even the declaration by the Vatican
of a new set of “7 Deadly Sins for the modern age” includes pollution in an
attempt to grapple with the potential of individuals to inflict ecological
damage on a global scale.

UPDATE: [Theory] "Discursive Treatments of Media and Materiality" 4th Annual Digital Assembly Conference

updated: 
Thursday, October 30, 2008 - 9:48pm
full name / name of organization: 
Elise Takehana
contact email: 

Our updated conference web page now includes calls for papers, original films, and digital artworks.
Please refer to our site at <http://www.english.ufl.edu/da/conference.html>.

Deadlines for paper abstracts and original films has been extended to December 1, 2008 and
Original Digital artwork submissions are to be sent by December 15, 2008. Our conference will be
held from March 6-7, 2009 with a screening of original films on the 5th.

All questions can be directed to Elise Takehana at takehana_at_ufl.edu.

CFP: [Theory] PHOBIA Conference: Constructing the Phenomenology of Chronic Fear, 1789 to the Present

updated: 
Thursday, October 30, 2008 - 4:22pm
full name / name of organization: 
Rachel Hewitt
contact email: 

PHOBIA:
Constructing the Phenomenology of Chronic Fear, 1789 to the Present

An international conference hosted by the Glamorgan Research Centre for
Literature, Arts and Science
Friday 8 â€" Saturday 9 May, 2009
The ATRiuM Campus, Cardiff, UK

Keynote Speakers:

Laura Otis (Emory University):
Networking: Communicating with Bodies and Machines in the Nineteenth
Century (2001)
Membranes: Metaphors of Invasion in Nineteenth-century Literature, Science
and Politics (1999)
Organic Memory: History and the Body in the Late Nineteenth and Early
Twentieth Centuries (1994)

CFP: [Theory] 9th Annual Craft Critique Culture Conference

updated: 
Monday, October 27, 2008 - 10:42pm
full name / name of organization: 
Raquel Baker
contact email: 

9th Annual Craft Critique Culture Conference
April 3-5, 2009

Love, Loss and Empire
University of Iowa

CRAFT CRITIQUE CULTURE is an interdisciplinary conference focusing on the
intersections among critical and creative approaches to writing both
within and beyond the academy. This year’s conference will examine the
imbrication of affect and empire and will explore the ways in which
affect blurs the lines between presence, absence, past, present, future,
coloniality, postcoloniality and other liminal or ephemeral textual and
identity positions within the increasingly globalized experience of our
present moment.

UPDATE: [Theory] Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference: Faking It! Production, Knowledge, Authenticity

updated: 
Monday, October 27, 2008 - 1:30pm
full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference
contact email: 

EXTENDED DEADLINE!

Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference: Faking It! Production,
Knowledge, Authenticity

The fourth annual Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference at the
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee seeks submissions for “Faking It!
Production, Knowledge, Authenticity,” a graduate student conference to be
held February 20-22, 2009, in conjunction with the Center for 21st Century
Studies and its 2007-09 research theme “Past Knowing.”

CFP: [Theory] FORUM Postgraduate Journal: TECHNOLOGIES

updated: 
Friday, October 24, 2008 - 7:26am
full name / name of organization: 
Jana Funke / Lena WÃ¥nggren

F O R U M - The University of Edinburgh Postgraduate Journal of Culture and the Arts

Issue 8 - T e c h n o l o g i e s

The concept of technology is manifold and encompasses many definitions. Technology may be
defined broadly, as by Melvin Kranzberg in 1959, as "how things are commonly done or made"
and "what things are done and made." Ron Westrum in Technologies and Society: The Shaping of
People and Things (1991) provides a more precise and also threefold definition, stating that
technology consists of "those material objects, techniques, and knowledge that allow human
beings to transform and control the inanimate world."

CFP: [Theory] Rhetorics of Plague: Early / Modern Trajectories of Biohazard

updated: 
Friday, October 24, 2008 - 12:47am
full name / name of organization: 
Helene Scheck
contact email: 

The threat of biological catastropheâ€"including that by AIDS, ebola, irreversible global warming,
avian influenza, and species extinctionâ€"may seem the specific and daunting provenance of late
20th- and early 21st â€"century life, but it has in fact been a crucial part of history since ancient
times. It is important to remember, for instance, that starting in the 14th century and extending
well into the 18th, the bubonic plague (as the Black Death) ultimately took the lives of at least
35% of the entire population in Europe, as well as nearly that much in central Asia, killing an
estimated total of 75 million people. Given these numbers, it could be argued that premodern

CFP: [Theory] Ruins: Politics, History, and the Literary (ACLA)

updated: 
Tuesday, October 21, 2008 - 3:43pm
full name / name of organization: 
David Kelman
contact email: 

“Ruins: Politics, History, and the Literary”
Panel for 2009 American Comparative Literature Association Annual Meeting
March 26 â€" 29, 2009
Harvard University
Deadline for papers: November 3, 2008
Submit proposal to http://www.acla.org/submit/

Panel Organizers: David Kelman (California State University) and Jennifer
Ballengee (Towson University)

CFP: [Theory] States of Violence: Representations of Conflict in The Film, Fiction, and Media of South Asia

updated: 
Tuesday, October 21, 2008 - 12:02am
full name / name of organization: 
RAHUL GAIROLA
contact email: 

CALL FOR PAPERS

States of Violence:
Representations of Conflict in
The Film, Fiction, and Media of South Asia

An International Conference hosted by:
The Clowes Centre for Conflict and Dialogue
Comparative History of Ideas Program (CHID)
University of Washington, Seattle
February 20 â€" 21, 2009

Deadline for abstracts:
Friday, November 14, 2008

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