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CFP: [Theory] Marking the Event - 20th Annual Tufts University Graduate Conference

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Monday, July 7, 2008 - 3:43am
full name / name of organization: 
Laurel Hankins
contact email: 

20th Annual Tufts University English Graduate Organization Conference
Friday, October 24, 2008

MARKING THE EVENT

Keynote Address: Professor Michael Warner, Yale University

ABOUT THE CONFERENCE:
The Event changes everything. And yet we have difficulty defining the
event. How do we theorize the transitory? As community members, we mark
events with ceremonies of celebration and mourning. As scholars, we
strive to leave our critical mark. Ultimately we must ask ourselves, do
we mark the event or does the event mark us?

UPDATE: [Theory] Border States: Work in Progress Conference

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Sunday, July 6, 2008 - 10:46pm
full name / name of organization: 
Mary Trabucco
contact email: 

Border States
Mental, Political, and Textual Landscapes

Reminder: 12th Annual Work-in-Progress postgraduate conference
8â€"10 August 2008
English, Media Studies and Art History, University of Queensland
Keynotes: Professor Simon During, Johns Hopkins University; and Professor
Gordon McMullan, King’s College London
UPDATE: Deadline for submissions extended: 31 July 2008.
Please note online registration will be available from approximately Friday
11 July.
Website: www.emsah.uq.edu.au/wip2008
Convenors: Philipa Haly-Summerfield and Mary Trabucco
Email: wipconf_at_uq.edu.au

CFP: [Theory] CFP "Bi-Directional Perspectives in the Cognitive Sciences" (U Marburg): Second Circular

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Sunday, July 6, 2008 - 3:46pm
full name / name of organization: 
Wolfram R. Keller

Bi-directional Perspectives in the Cognitive Sciences

February 27 â€" March 1, 2009
Philipps-University Marburg, Germany
Conference venue: Historischer Rathaussaal
(<http://www.staff.uni-marburg.de/~callies/BPCS/BPCSindex.html>)

Keynote Speakers
Gerard Steen (Amsterdam), Peter Stockwell (Nottingham)
Beatrix Busse (Münster), Beate Hampe (Jena), Susanne Niemeier (Koblenz)

CFP: [Theory] Call for Papers: Ethics and Literature

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Sunday, July 6, 2008 - 7:26am
full name / name of organization: 
Adia Mendelson-Maoz
contact email: 

Philosophia
Philosophical Quarterly of Israel
Editor in Chief: Asa Kasher

Call for Papers: Ethics and Literature

The Journal PHILOSOPHIA, Philosophical Quarterly of Israel,
published by Springer, seeks submissions on Ethics and Literature.

We are interested in articles on issues such as: relationships
between moral philosophy and literature, literature as a mode of
moral investigation, moral 'effectiveness' in literature, the
practice of ethical criticism, and similar ones.

CFP: [Theory] Space, Time and Spacetime in Literature. [Publication and Conference]

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Monday, June 30, 2008 - 7:27pm
full name / name of organization: 
H. Trinchero

Space, Time and Spacetime in Literature.

*****

---> Submissions beginning NOW; Deadline: 01 November 2008

---> Date of Publication: September 2009

---> Date of Conference: 18 September â€" 21 September 2009, London

*****

The Albertina-Foundation and its partner institutions in Germany, England
and Israel welcome approximately 30 essays of interest to those concerned
with the study of the modes of representation of >>> space, time and
spacetime<<< in literature.

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

CFP: [Theory] Conference on Commentary

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Monday, June 30, 2008 - 3:19pm
full name / name of organization: 
Nicola Masciandaro

Glossing is a Glorious Thing: The Past, Present, and Future of Commentary
The Graduate Center, City University of New York
April 9-10, 2009

Keynote Event
The Future of Commentary, a roundtable discussion with:
David Greetham (CUNY)
Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht (Stanford)
Jesús Rodríguez Velasco (Columbia)
Et al.

Sponsored by:
The Graduate Center and the Ph.D. Program in English, CUNY
Glossator: Practice and Theory of the Commentary (http://glossator.org)

CALL FOR PAPERS

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

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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

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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

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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] &quot;After Effects: Performing the Ends of Memory&quot; 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

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