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CFP: [Theory] Writing into the Profession: Enacting and Exploring Roles of the English Scholar (Grad)

updated: 
Thursday, March 13, 2008 - 7:44pm
full name / name of organization: 
Kimberly Reigle
contact email: 

Since our first two conferences met with such success, The University of
North Carolina -Greensboro’s English Graduate Student Association again
asks, “What you working on?” for its third interdisciplinary conference in
English studies. We are each “Writing into the Profession” as we employ
the theories and practices of effective English scholarship. This is not
your usual CFPâ€"we’re not asking you to bend your interests to suit a
specific theme. Instead, we want you to use our conference as an
opportunity to explore and enact just what it means to be part of the
English profession. Bring whatever you are currently working on and engage

CFP: [Theory] New Radical Subjectivities: Re-thinking Agency for the 21st Century

updated: 
Thursday, March 13, 2008 - 9:57am
full name / name of organization: 
Caroline Edwards

New Radical Subjectivities: Re-thinking Agency for the 21st Century

The University of Nottingham, UK
Friday, September 19th, 2008

Keynote Speaker â€" Professor Peter Hallward (Middlesex University)

Peter Hallward is the author of Absolutely Postcolonial: Writing between
the Singular and the Specific (Manchester, 2001), Badiou: A Subject to
Truth (Minnesota, 2003), Out of this World: Deleuze and the Philosophy of
Creation (Verso, 2006), and most recently, Damming the Flood: Haiti,
Aristide, and the Politics of Containment (Verso, 2007).

CFP: [Theory] "Human Rights and Disability" (MLA 2008)

updated: 
Wednesday, March 12, 2008 - 8:29pm
full name / name of organization: 
Eden Osucha
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Call for Papers: Session Sponsored by the Modern Language Association
(MLA) Committee on Disability Issues in the Profession, MLA Annual
Convention, San Francisco, Calif. -- December 27-30, 2008

"Disability and Human Rights"

CFP: [Theory] The Frankfurt School and Anglo-American Modernism

updated: 
Wednesday, March 12, 2008 - 8:22pm
full name / name of organization: 
Charles Sumner

CFP: MSA X Panel: The Frankfurt School and Anglo-American Modernism

Over the past decade, the Frankfurt School has enjoyed resurgent interest
in the fields of literary and political criticism, and this resurgence
coincides with renewed interest in aesthetic discourses across the
humanities generally. This panel will focus on the need for turning to
the Frankfurt School particularly in order to re-read Anglo-American
modernist literature. Questions to consider are:

Why is this turn needed now?

CFP: [Theory] Hauntings: Spectres, Spectrality and Spectatorship

updated: 
Tuesday, March 11, 2008 - 2:43am
full name / name of organization: 
Deirdre Linkiewicz
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Philament, the peer-reviewed online journal of the arts and culture
affiliated with the University of Sydney, invites postgraduate scholars
to contribute articles, ficto-criticism, reviews, and opinions for a
special issue produced in conjunction with the convenors of UNSW’s School
of English, Media and Performing Arts Symposium. Revised papers from the
Symposium as well as new submissions are encouraged. Possible themes
include but are not limited to:

CFP: [Theory] Conference on 1968: A Global Perspective

updated: 
Friday, March 7, 2008 - 11:36pm
full name / name of organization: 
Lanie Millar
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First Call for Papers

*1968: A Global Perspective*

*The Fifth Annual Graduate Comparative Literature Conference at the
University of Texas at Austin*

*8-10 October 2008*

The year 1968 has become a central myth for the twentieth century, the
purported moment of origin for "the present" -- for current politics,
culture, and academics.

UPDATE: [Theory] Generative Anthropology Summer Conference (GASC) 2008 - Deadline Extension

updated: 
Friday, March 7, 2008 - 3:12am
full name / name of organization: 
Amir Khan
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Please note that the deadline for abstract submissions (500 words) for
the 2008 Generative Anthropology Summer Conference has been extended to
March 31st.

Esthetic History and the Knowledge of the Human
Generative Anthropology Summer Conference
Chapman University, Orange, California
Thursday 26 June Sunday
29 June 2008

Call for Papers

Chapman University is pleased to present the 2nd annual Generative
Anthropology Summer Conference, with the thematic focus "Esthetic
History and the Knowledge of the Human."

UPDATE: [Theory] The Future of Bisexuality

updated: 
Thursday, March 6, 2008 - 5:56am
full name / name of organization: 
Jonathan Alexander
contact email: 

“The Future of Bisexuality”
A special double issue of The Journal of Bisexuality
Edited by Jonathan Alexander, PhD, University of Cincinnati
This special double issue of The Journal of Bisexuality will explore the
future of bisexualityâ€"as an identity, as a community grouping, as a flash
point for activism, as a critical way to interrogate and understand hetero-
and mono-sexualities, and as an erotic inspiration for a variety of art
projects. The editor, Dr. Jonathan Alexander, invites scholarly, personal,
and experimental articles that explore what the future of bisexuality might
be in shifting cultural, social, and political climates. Collectively,

UPDATE: [Theory] Bisexuality and Queer Theory

updated: 
Thursday, March 6, 2008 - 5:53am
full name / name of organization: 
Jonathan Alexander
contact email: 

Call for Contributions
Please Distribute Widely
  
“Bisexuality and Queer Theory: Intersections, Diversions, and Connections”
A special double issue of The Journal of Bisexuality
Edited by Serena Anderlini-D’Onofrio, PhD, University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez
and Jonathan Alexander, PhD, University of California, Irvine
  
This special double issue of The Journal of Bisexuality invites scholarly
and research-oriented essays that explore potential theoretically or
empirically understood connections and intersections between bisexuality
and queer theory.
Queer Theory has emerged in the West as one of the most provocative

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

updated: 
Tuesday, March 4, 2008 - 3:52am
full name / name of organization: 
Wesley Beal
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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] Southern Writers, Southern Writing Graduate Conference

updated: 
Monday, February 25, 2008 - 11:59pm
full name / name of organization: 
Jill E. Anderson

The 14th Annual Southern Writers, Southern Writing is a University of
Mississippi Graduate Student Conference held in conjunction with the
Annual
Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference.
The Graduate Students in the Departments of English and Southern Studies
invite you to submit abstracts exploring Southern culture. Accepted
submissions will be presented in Oxford, Mississippi, July 17th-19th,
2008.
 The keynote speaker will be John T. Edge, director of the Southern
Foodways Alliance and author of numerous books on Southern cuisine,
including Fried Chicken: An American Story.

Topics for papers or panels are not restricted to literature. They may
include:

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