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UPDATE: [Theory] Visualising Ireland (Theory, Culture, Image)

updated: 
Friday, April 25, 2008 - 1:47pm
full name / name of organization: 
Emma Radley
contact email: 

Symposium: Visualising Ireland (Theory, Culture, Image)

University College Dublin
4-6 July, 2008

Plenary speakers: Professor Gerardine Meaney (UCD), Dr Colin Graham (NUIM),
Dr Lance Pettitt (Leeds Metropolitan University).

CFP: [Theory] Lines of Flight: The Deleuzian Text. An interdisciplinary postgraduate conference.

updated: 
Friday, April 25, 2008 - 9:04am
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, UK

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

‘It is never the beginning or the end which are interesting; the
beginning and the end are points. What is interesting is the middle’
Dialogues II, p.39

CFP: [Theory] Auto-bio-phagies

updated: 
Thursday, April 24, 2008 - 3:13pm
full name / name of organization: 
Apostolos Lampropoulos
contact email: 

Auto-Bio-Phagies

University of Cyprus
Department of French Studies and Modern Languages

Nicosia, Cyprus
October 31 â€" November 2, 2008

Invited Speaker: Philippe Lejeune

UPDATE: [Theory] MSAX panel: Modernism and the Network Narrative

updated: 
Monday, April 21, 2008 - 9:50pm
full name / name of organization: 
Wesley Beal
contact email: 

Over the last quarter-century, the fields of critical theory have converged
on a common buzzword, connectivity, which has acted as the linking
mechanism for a constellation of divergent fields converging onto a common
objective. Corresponding to this surge of “connectivity theory” we also
see arise a distinctive “network narrative”â€" a subgenre that represents
human connectedness and its accompanying group formations. Together with
the boom in connectivity theory, these narratives mark a “connectivity
turn” that has defined the theoretical and literary production of the late
1900s and 2000s, with the network narrative exemplified in works like Don

UPDATE: [Theory] Poetry and Philosophy: Rethinking the Divide (4/21/08, MMLA 11/13/08-11/16/08)

updated: 
Wednesday, April 16, 2008 - 1:28pm
full name / name of organization: 
Jett McAlister
contact email: 

Recent discussions on poetry and philosophy have tended to focus on how these two modes of
writing might “think” differentlyâ€"while philosophy depends on logic, reason, or argumentation,
poetry has recourse to non-rational or trans-rational methods, affect, and musicality. But
discussions of poetry “thinking” are often reduced to the paraphrase of an argument supposedly
contained in the poem, an argument that seems to follow the rules of philosophy, traditionally
conceived. But rather than distinguishing between them, might we not consider what philosophy
can contribute to the reading of poetry, and poetry to the practice of philosophy? Rather than

CFP: [Theory] Neo-formalism: deadline 8/1/8

updated: 
Wednesday, April 9, 2008 - 7:24pm
full name / name of organization: 
Verena Theile
contact email: 

CFP: Neo-formalism (Essay Collection)

We invite contributions to a proposed collection of essays that examine or
apply neo-formalism as a vehicle of literary inquiry. Increasingly scholars
reevaluate form and aesthetics as a starting point of literary analysis,
thereby suggesting a renewed need for reflection upon the legacy of the New
Critics and the future of formalism and the ways in which cultural
criticism and contextual analysis intersect with and inform these approaches.

CFP: [Theory] Short Moving Images

updated: 
Monday, April 7, 2008 - 11:28pm
full name / name of organization: 
Nicole Richter
contact email: 

IN SHORT JOURNAL
CALL FOR PAPERS

The University of Miami is currently accepting submissions for its new peer
reviewed online journal devoted to the study of short moving images. The
journal has been created to construct a scholarly response to recent media
developments in viral videos and forms of “remote controlled viewing.” The
inaugural issue will be coming out on May 15th. Editors and associates of
the journal include Dr. William Rothman, Dr. Christina Lane, and Dr. Sam
Grogg.

We seek submissions on the following topics:

Short films
Music Videos
Commercials
Video Art
You-tube/Online Videos
T.V. episodes
Readings of a single scene from a longer film.

CFP: [Theory] Border States: Mental, Political, and Textual Landscapes

updated: 
Monday, April 7, 2008 - 10:27pm
full name / name of organization: 
Philipa Haly-Summerfield & Mary Trabucco
contact email: 

Border States
Mental, Political, and Textual Landscapes

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
Deadline: 16 July 2008
Website: www.emsah.uq.edu.au/wip2008
Convenors: Philipa Haly-Summerfield and Mary Trabucco
Email: wipconf_at_uq.edu.au

“the passage is a city, a world in miniature” (Benjamin The Arcades Project)

UPDATE: [Theory] Female Academic Superstardom (2008 M/MLA)

updated: 
Monday, April 7, 2008 - 3:32pm
full name / name of organization: 
(no email)
contact email: 

We have extended our deadline to April 30th, 2008!

The Women's Caucus for the Midwest Modern Languages Association is
inviting 250-word abstracts for a panel entitled "Female Academic
Superstardom." The 50th Annual Convention of the Midwest Modern Language
Association will take place on November 13-16, 2008 in Minneapolis,
Minnesota.

This panel will explore female academic superstardom from a variety of
perspectives. Successful abstracts might address one or more of the
following questions:

How does a critic or theorist become an "academostar," a term used to
describe a high-profile academic in a 2001 special issue of The Minnesota
Review devoted to academic superstardom?

CFP: [Theory] MSA X-"Modernism and Global Media"

updated: 
Saturday, April 5, 2008 - 9:33pm
full name / name of organization: 
Derrick R. Spires
contact email: 

MSA X: Call for Panel and Roundtable Proposals
 
Deadline for Submission of Panel Proposals: May 12, 2008
 
Deadline for Submission of Roundtable Proposals: May 12, 2008
 
The 2008 meeting of the Modernist Studies Association will take place at the
Loews Vanderbilt Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee, November 13-16, 2008. The
organization’s annual conference regularly brings together in excess of 500
scholars from a variety of disciplines and features an engaging mix of
keynote addresses, small seminars, panel presentations, and roundtable
discussions. This year’s event, “Modernism and Global Media,” will be
hosted by Vanderbilt University with generous financial support provided by

CFP: [Theory] Poetry and Philosophy: Rethinking the Divide (4/21/08; MMLA, 11/13/08-11/16/08)

updated: 
Thursday, April 3, 2008 - 5:59pm
full name / name of organization: 
Jett McAlister
contact email: 

Recent discussions on poetry and philosophy have tended to focus on how these two modes of
writing might “think” differentlyâ€"while philosophy depends on logic, reason, or argumentation,
poetry has recourse to non-rational or trans-rational methods, affect, and musicality. But
discussions of poetry “thinking” are often reduced to the paraphrase of an argument supposedly
contained in the poem, an argument that seems to follow the rules of philosophy, traditionally
conceived. But rather than distinguishing between them, might we not consider what philosophy
can contribute to the reading of poetry, and poetry to the practice of philosophy? Rather than

UPDATE: [Theory] WAC Outreach (4/15/08; MMLA, 11/13-16/08)

updated: 
Tuesday, April 1, 2008 - 10:07pm
full name / name of organization: 
Melanie Brown
contact email: 

Writing Across the Curriculum is a permanent section of the Midwest Modern
Language Association. The 50th annual M/MLA convention will take place from
November 13-16, 2008, in Minneapolis.

WAC Outreach and Partnerships
How do WPAs of WAC programs reach out to different constituencies at
community colleges, SLACs, universities, and other institutions? If your
WAC program calls for refreshing, how do you rekindle faculty, student,
and/or administrative involvement?

Presentations exploring outreach, curricular development, emphases on WAC
as local, and connections or partnerships forged between WAC and other
campus programs especially welcome.

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