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UPDATE: [Theory] Philosophy as Advanced Composition

Saturday, September 13, 2008 - 6:09pm
Justin Hayes

Call for Papers

Philosophy as Advanced Composition

40th Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
Feb. 26-March 1, 2009
Hyatt Regency - Boston, Massachusetts

CFP: [Theory] Obliterature: The Art of Creative Destruction GEO Conference

Saturday, September 13, 2008 - 6:02pm
Tamara Sack

The Graduate English Organization of Truman State University is proud to
announce the call for papers for their annual conference April 10-11,

Our speaker this year will be author extraordinaire Mary Ruefle, who has
published several books of poetry and prose as well as a comic book.
Inspired by her unique work A Little White Shadow, our conference is
entitled “Obliterature: The Art of Creative Destruction.” We are
looking for presentations, creative and scholarly, that deal with the
breaking down of culture and art, the imaginative implosions within the
written word, or simply those ideas that are not just out of the box but
crush it.

CFP: [Theory] Literature, Art and Culture in an Age of Global Risk

Friday, September 12, 2008 - 8:14am
Dr Paul Crosthwaite

CALL FOR PAPERS: Literature, Art and Culture in an Age of Global Risk

An International, Interdisciplinary Conference

Cardiff University, UK
Thursday 2â€"Friday 3 July 2009

Keynote Speakers:
Prof. Imre Szemán (McMaster University, Canada)
Dr Charlie Gere (Lancaster University, UK)

What are the cultural implications of living under conditions of global,
manufactured risk?

CFP: [Theory] Literary Journal

Thursday, September 11, 2008 - 7:31pm
John V. Nance

This is a call for submissions to be considerd for publication in The St.
John's University (Queens, NY) bi-annual literary journal, The Humanities
Review. The journal has published several notable academics in their
respective fields over the last few years such as: Gayatri Spivak, Amy
King and Peter McLaren.

The working themes of this edition are "The Corruption of Dialect"
and "Post-9/11 Noir," however, we will not discriminate if your paper
fails to converse with these ideas.

Please feel free to visit out website:


CFP: [Theory] The Dialectics of âGlobalâ and âLocal:â Cultures of Uneven Development (ACLA, 03/26-29/2009)

Wednesday, September 10, 2008 - 4:12pm
Mathias Nilges

Globalization. Neoliberalism. Planetarities. Contemporary critical
discourse attempting to address the relationship between local
cultural/sociopolitical trends and global systemic developments is
frequently marked by the use of theoretical models that (by virtue of being
employed as means of simplification rather than complication) gradually
devolve into less and less rigorous shorthand systems. Polemically
over-used and theoretically under-developed discussions of "globalization"
and "neoliberalism" that point out that there is a link between global and
local and that stop at the vague suggestion that we can "trace the global
in the local" arguably help us little in the effort to concretely

CFP: [Theory] ACLA 2009: Transcultural Jewishness: The Jew in Diasporic and Postcolonial Literature and Theory

Wednesday, September 10, 2008 - 3:43pm
Jennifer Glaser

ACLA 2009 Convention
March 26-29, 2009
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA

Transcultural Jewishness: The Jew in Diasporic and Postcolonial Literature
and Theory

Co-chairs: Sarah Phillips Casteel and Jennifer Glaser

Following Paul Gilroy's and Jonathan Boyarin's early calls for a dialogue
between Jewish studies and postcolonial studies as well as Bryan Cheyette's
important work on Jewishness and race, scholars have begun to situate
Jewishness in interethnic contexts that move beyond the standard
articulations of black/Jewish relations.

CFP: [Theory] AAAI Symposium on Intelligent Narrative Technologies (II)

Tuesday, September 9, 2008 - 12:11am
Manish Mehta

Dear Colleagues,

Please note the following announcement about the AAAI Symposium on Intelligent Narrative
Technologies II to
be held at Stanford University on March 23-25, 2009.

AAAI Symposium on Intelligent Narrative Technologies II

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

Saturday, September 6, 2008 - 12:32pm
Jana Funke

Registration for the upcoming 'Sex/ualities In and Out of Time' Conference at the University of
Edinburgh, UK, on 28th and 29th November 2008 is now open.
Our plenary speakers are Professor Judith Halberstam and Professor Claire Colebrook.
Please visit our website at for registration details and
the complete conference programme.

Conference Focus

CFP: [Theory] Trauma and Literature at CEA 2009

Friday, September 5, 2008 - 7:55pm,

Call for Papers, Trauma and Literature at CEA 2009
70th Anniversary Conference | March 26-28, 2009 | Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
The Omni William Penn Hotel, 530 William Penn Place, Pittsburgh, PA
15219; (412) 281-7100