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CFP: [Theory] Theory Conference, Cornell University

Friday, February 6, 2009 - 1:34am
Rob Lehman


I'm writing on behalf of the Theory Reading Group at Cornell University
to ask you to please pass the following conference announcement on to any
interested graduate students.

Rob Lehman
Cornell University

The Theory Reading Group at Cornell University invites submissions for
its fifth annual interdisciplinary spring conference:

“Particularity, Exemplarity, Singularity”

Featuring keynote speaker Ian Balfour (York University)

Cornell University
Ithaca, New York
April 17th-18th, 2009

CFP: [Theory] Crime and the Boundaries of Genre

Wednesday, February 4, 2009 - 11:13pm
Gwenda young

Con(tra)vention: Crime and the Boundaries of Genre

to be held at the

University College Cork, 26-27 June 2009

Proposals are invited for papers which focus on issues of contamination,
cross-fertilization or hybridization of the crime genre, in its literary
and screen manifestations, by other narrative forms, such as historical
narrative, social and/or political commentary, science fiction, ‘true
crime’, computer games, etc. Papers may refer to any language area,
although, in the interest of interdisciplinary debate, they must be
delivered in English.

CFP: [Theory] African American Literature Panel (3/15/09; PAMLA, 11/6/09-11/7/09)

Wednesday, February 4, 2009 - 6:30am
Brian R. Adler

Inviting papers (15-20 minutes) for the “African American Literature”
Panel of the 107th Annual Pacific Ancient & Modern Language Association
Conference, San Francisco State University, California. November 6-7,

PAMLA is the Western regional affiliate of the Modern Language

Please submit paper title, 500-word proposal, and 50-word abstract online
by March 15:

CFP: [Theory] Resistances: Technologies and Relationalities –– Deadline Extension!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009 - 10:47pm
hilary malatino

Resistances: Technologies and Relationalities
The 19th Annual Philosophy, Interpretation and Culture (PIC) Conference
April 17-18, 2009
Binghamton University â€" Binghamton, NY
This conference seeks to explore the interconnectedness of technology,
relationality and practices of resistance. We conceptualize technology
broadly, as referring to systems, methods of organization, visual/imaging
techniques, and political strategies and tactics, as well as to specific
material objects and systems of objects â€" tools, commodities, bodies.
We seek papers which explore the polyvalent deployments of technologies
in both reproducing extant systems of power relations and their attendant

CFP: [Theory] Nostalgia, Messianism, Tradition - MLA Special Session

Tuesday, February 3, 2009 - 7:15pm
Sarah Bagley

We are seeking papers for a proposed special session at the 2009 MLA that
explore the relationship(s) between nostalgia, messianism, and tradition.
The papers should elaborate these issues through a discussion of Modernist

Please send 250-500 word abstracts for a 15 minute paper to Sarah Bagley
at by March 10.

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CFP: [Theory] Methodology––ways of analyzing words and music together

Saturday, January 31, 2009 - 3:29am
Jeff Dailey

The Lyrica Society for Word-Music Relations is seeking submission of
abstracts on the topic "Methodology--ways of analyzing words and music
together" for the 2009 Modern Language Association conference in
Philadelphia, December 27 - 30, 2009. We are looking for 250 word
abstracts detailing ways, means, and theories of analyzing music based on
texts. In addition to presentation at the MLA conference, the subsequent
papers will be published in an anthology.
E mail abstracts to by March 20, 2009.

CFP: [Theory] Freud After Derrida: An Interdisciplinary Conference

Friday, January 30, 2009 - 9:38pm
Laura Cardiff

Mosaic, a journal for the interdisciplinary study of literature announces

October 6-9, 2010
The University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: David Farrell Krell, Anthony Vidler, Samuel Weber, David
Wills, Sarah Wood

CFP: [Theory] Call for Papers: âRising Tides: Major and Minor Trends in English Studiesâ

Friday, January 30, 2009 - 7:45pm
Thomas Polk

Call for Papers: “Rising Tides: Major and Minor Trends in English Studies”
University of North Carolina Wilmington
Graduate English Association Conference
April 17 & 18, 2008 (The conference is on April 18, but we plan to host a
social event the night before.)

“Upon those who step into the same rivers, different and again different
waters flow.”

Over 2500 years have passed, but Heraclitos’ wisdom remains salient. None
would deny that there are dominant movements and perspectives; yet, every
scholar must admit that the topography of the discipline is in continual
flux. Each year generates a new approach and a new trend â€" a new branch
from the old.

UPDATE: [Theory] SENSE AND SUSTAINABILITY: Green literature (March 13-14, 2009)

Thursday, January 29, 2009 - 9:17am
CANADA––U. Montreal EGSS

SENSE AND SUSTAINABILITY: Green literature (March 13-14, 2009)


poet and author of 'Urban Meltdown' (2007)

Elder and director of Kokomville Academy

READINGS BY: Sina Queyras
Poet and author of Expressway (2009)


Please distribute widely

Deadline for 250-word abstracts: February 14, 2009.

CFP: [Theory] Early Modern Dis/Locations

Wednesday, January 28, 2009 - 11:43am
Adam Hansen

Early Modern Dis/Locations: An Interdisciplinary Conference,
Northumbria University, 15-16 January 2010

On 15-16 January 2010, Northumbria University in Newcastle (UK) will host
an interdisciplinary conference on Early Modern Dis/Locations. The
organisers invite scholars and students working in literary and cultural
studies, history, geography, philosophy, and related disciplines to submit
200 word abstracts for 20-25 minute papers relating to any of the
following themes and questions by June 1st 2009. Contributors are free to
interpret and address these as broadly as they deem appropriate:

UPDATE: [Theory] CFP

Wednesday, January 28, 2009 - 9:32am
Michael Hougentogler

Since 1985, the New German Review has been a medium for graduate students,
post-docs, and recent PhDs to share their ideas with the academic community

We publish articles on German, Scandinavian and Dutch literature, but we
strongly encourage contributions within the broader field of Germanic
studies, including history, culture, philosophy and linguistics. Book
reviews, new translations, and interviews also form an essential part of
our publication.

CFP: [Theory] St. John's University Literary Journal

Tuesday, January 27, 2009 - 3:51pm
John V. Nance and Christianne M. Cain

This is a call for submissions to be considered for publication in The
St. John's University (Queens, NY) literary journal, The Humanities

The journal has published several notable academics in their
respective fields over the last few years such as: Gayatri Spivak, Amy
King, Nick Brandt and Peter McLaren.

The working themes for the Spring edition are: