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

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Thursday, October 30, 2008 - 4:22pm
Rachel Hewitt

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
Raquel Baker

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
Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference

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
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
Helene Scheck

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
David Kelman

“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
RAHUL GAIROLA

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

CFP: [Theory] ACLA 2009 Seminar: Literary Spaces and Questions of Genre (11/1/08; Harvard U, 3/26/09-3/29/09)

updated: 
Monday, October 20, 2008 - 9:43pm
Barish Ali

ACLA 2009 Convention
March 26-29, 2009
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA
Seminar: “Literary Spaces and Questions of Genre”
Seminar Co-chairs: Barish Ali and Caroline Hagood

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With the increasing effacement of borders in a postnational era, how does
the dialogue between local and global lead to new constructions of literary
space? How are these new spaces -- literal and figurative -- represented in
contemporary literature, theory, and philosophy? What is the space that the
text occupies? How are these texts distributed?

CFP: [Theory] Cinema, Nature, Ecology

updated: 
Monday, October 20, 2008 - 5:02pm
Scott Richmond

CALL FOR PAPERS:

Cinema, Nature, Ecology
University of Chicago
Committee on Cinema and Media Studies
Graduate Student Conference
April 3 & 4, 2009

300-word paper abstracts due January 4, 2009. Please send abstracts by
email to cinema.nature.ecology_at_gmail.com.

For up-to-date conference information, please see our website:
http://lucian.uchicago.edu/blogs/cinema-nature-ecology/

CFP: [Theory] Kurt Vonnegut Society panels at the ALA

updated: 
Monday, October 20, 2008 - 3:47pm
Robert T Tally Jr

The Kurt Vonnegut Society invites proposals for papers to be presented at
two sessions of the 2009 American Literature Association in Boston, MA,
May 21-24. Presenters need not be members of the Kurt Vonnegut Society
(though we certainly hope they will join). Please send a 250-word
abstract for 15-minute presentations to Robert Tally at
robert.tally_at_txstate.edu by December 1, 2008.

CFP: [Theory] Kate Chopin, Pedagogy, and the Secondary Classroom: ALA 2009

updated: 
Monday, October 20, 2008 - 2:30pm
Heather Ostman

Call for Participants and Presenters:

Kate Chopin, Pedagogy, and the Secondary Classroomâ€"Problems and
Possibilities

If you or someone you work with has taught or is considering teaching the
work of Kate Chopin, the Kate Chopin International Society would like to
hear from you and invite you to consider sharing your experiences with
other teachers at the annual conference of the American Literature
Association in Boston, MA, on May 21-24, 2009.

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