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CFP: [Theory] Globalizing Ecocriticism (NEMLA; Boston, 26 February-1 March 2009)

updated: 
Sunday, June 29, 2008 - 11:09pm
full name / name of organization: 
nicole merola
contact email: 

Globalizing Ecocriticism

Taking up the call of ecocritics who point out that the field needs to continue broadening its
approach beyond localisms, this panel seeks papers that foreground the global (broadly conceived)
as a productive site for ecocritical thinking. Potential topics might include: exploring linkages
between postcolonial and ecocritical approaches, theorizing transnational ecocriticisms, examining
supranational environmental movements, interrogating discourses of global risk, thinking about
diasporan ecological subjects, and probing the possibilities of glocal ecocriticism.

This panel is co-sponsored by the Association of the Study of Literature and the Environment.

CFP: [Theory] Language, Spectatorship, and The Queer Gaze

updated: 
Saturday, June 28, 2008 - 7:05pm
full name / name of organization: 
Christy McDaniel
contact email: 

For Lacan, the object of one’s gaze always “stares back.”
According to Slavoj Zizek, “the gaze as object is a stain preventing me from looking at the
picture from a safe, objective distance.” There is always something about an image, once it is
within one’s recognition and within one’s trajectory of desire, that interferes with the full
achievement of self-identity. What does it “do,” then, to Queer Identity to see representations of
it upon a screen?
 
This session invites participants to consider how communication-based practices of
virtualization and “the Gaze” reinforce, reproduce, and remediate separations between "social

CFP: [Theory] Journal issue: genre and form

updated: 
Wednesday, June 25, 2008 - 5:11pm
full name / name of organization: 
Madeleine Monson-Rosen
contact email: 

Packingtown Review, an interdisciplinary literary journal, seeks essays on
the topic of genre and form. PR emphasizes experimental literature,
translation, and literature that crosses boundaries between genres and
forms. We are therefore soliciting submissions of scholarly and critical
essays that explore similar ground. What does it mean when poetry and prose
are indistinguishable? What is lostâ€" or foundâ€"in translation? When
literary form is entirely fluid, what is the relationship between art and
criticism? Between the creative and the scholarly?
While we are particularly seeking essays that explore the relationships
between genre and form in situations where both are indeterminate or

CFP: [Theory] Journal issue: genre and form

updated: 
Wednesday, June 25, 2008 - 5:06pm
full name / name of organization: 
Madeleine Monson-Rosen
contact email: 

Packingtown Review, an interdisciplinary literary journal, seeks essays on
the topic of genre and form. PR emphasizes experimental literature,
translation, and literature that crosses boundaries between genres and
forms. We are therefore soliciting submissions of scholarly and critical
essays that explore similar ground. What does it mean when poetry and prose
are indistinguishable? What is lostâ€" or foundâ€"in translation? When
literary form is entirely fluid, what is the relationship between art and
criticism? Between the creative and the scholarly?
While we are particularly seeking essays that explore the relationships
between genre and form in situations where both are indeterminate or

CFP: [Theory] Arabic Literature Now

updated: 
Tuesday, June 24, 2008 - 8:23pm
full name / name of organization: 
Wail S. Hassan
contact email: 

Arabic Literature Now: Between Area Studies and the New Comparatism
A Special issue of Comparative Literature Studies
Edited by Amal Amireh and Waïl S. Hassan

UPDATE: [Theory] Lines of Flight: The Deleuzian Text Postgraduate Conference EXTENDED DEADLINE

updated: 
Friday, June 20, 2008 - 3:16pm
full name / name of organization: 
Lucy Prodgers

Lines of Flight: The Deleuzian Text
A One-Day Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Conference
Friday 5th September 2008
English Research Institute, Manchester Metropolitan University
Funded by the Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC)

THE SUBMISSION DEADLINE FOR THIS CONFERENCE HAS NOW BEEN EXTENDED UNTIL
FRIDAY 18TH JULY

Keynote Speakers:
Ian Buchanan, Professor of Critical and Cultural Theory in the School of
English, Communication, and Philosophy, Cardiff University.

Dr. Patricia MacCormack, Senior Lecturer in Communication and Film,
Anglia Ruskin University.

CFP: [Theory] "After Effects: Performing the Ends of Memory" Performance Paradigm 2009

updated: 
Thursday, June 19, 2008 - 6:37am
full name / name of organization: 
Caroline Wake
contact email: 

With apologies for cross-postings ...
 
Call for Papers
 
PERFORMANCE PARADIGM (# 5) 2009
 
After Effects: Performing the Ends of Memory
 
This issue of Performance Paradigm investigates the role of performance
in the lived experiences and discourses of trauma and memory. Alongside
trauma studies, Performance studies foregrounds models of witnessing,
embodiment and rehearsal to examine why and how trauma is represented and
what work these representations do in the world. For some, performance
provides a social space in which to act out as well as work through
personal trauma. For others, performance facilitates processes of

UPDATE: [Theory] Concepts of :: I - Self - Subject(ivity) :: in Literature and Literary Theory (Publ. and Conf.)

updated: 
Monday, June 16, 2008 - 11:28am
full name / name of organization: 
Prof. Dr. J. Taffarel

UPDATE for CfP: http://cfp.english.upenn.edu/archive/Theory/1437.html

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Articles of FEWER than 6,500 words or MORE than 25,000 words are not
considered for publication. The word count includes notes but excludes
works-cited lists and translations, which should accompany foreign language
quotations.

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CFP: [Theory] Concepts of :: I - Self - Subject(ivity) :: in Literature and Literary Theory (Publ. and Conf.)

updated: 
Thursday, June 12, 2008 - 6:38am
full name / name of organization: 
Prof. Dr. J. Taffarel

Concepts of ‘I’ - ‘Self’ - ‘Subject(ivity’) in Literature and Literary
Theory. [Publication and Conference]

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---> Submissions beginning NOW; Deadline: 15 August 2008

---> Date of Publication: April 2009

---> Date of Conference: 17 April â€" 20 April 2009, Vienna

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We welcome approximately 40 essays of interest to those concerned with the
study of key concepts, both, in literature and literary studies: ‘I’ â€"
‘self’ â€" ‘Subject(ivity)’

We are looking particularly for contributions on various topics in literary
studies, literary theory and philosophy of literature answering to the
publication's subject matter.

CFP: [Theory] Teaching and Learning Literature: The (Im)Possibilities; (NeMLA 2009)

updated: 
Saturday, June 7, 2008 - 5:21pm
full name / name of organization: 
Ellen C. Carillo
contact email: 

40th Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
Feb. 26-March 1, 2009
Hyatt Regency - Boston, Massachusetts
 
Call for papers:
Teaching and Learning Literature: The (Im)Possibilities
Northrop Frye wrote that it is "impossible to 'learn literature': one
learns about it in a certain way, but what one learns, transitively, is
the criticism of literature. Similarly, the difficulty often felt
in 'teaching literature' arises from the fact that it cannot be done: the
criticism of literature is all that can be directly taught." This panel
seeks to explore, extend, and complicate this observation. Papers on the

CFP: [Theory] Sex/ualities In and Out of Time Conference

updated: 
Friday, June 6, 2008 - 11:58pm
full name / name of organization: 
Jana Funke

Sex/ualities In and Out of Time

Edinburgh - St Andrews Interdisciplinary Sex/ualities Conference 2008

Edinburgh, U.K., 28-29 November 2008

Keynote Speakers: Professor Judith Halberstam & Professor Claire Colebrook
                        
Round Table Participants: Professor Lorna Hutson, Professor Laura Marcus, Professor Gill Plain,
Dr Sarah Dillon

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