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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.

UPDATE: [Theory] "National Literatures in the Age of Globalization. The Issue of the Canon"

updated: 
Monday, March 31, 2008 - 7:42am
full name / name of organization: 
Liviu Papadima

NATIONAL LITERATURES IN THE AGE OF GLOBALIZATION.
THE ISSUE OF THE CANON

University of Bucharest
Tudor Vianu Research Centre â€" project LIRCO
31 October â€" 1 November 2008

DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACT SUBMISSION: 15 April 2008

Keynote speakers:
Prof. Theo D'Haen (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium)
Prof. David Damrosch (Columbia University, USA)

CFP: [Theory] M/MLA: Celebrity, Reception, and Literary Production

updated: 
Friday, March 28, 2008 - 1:51pm
full name / name of organization: 
Bonnie Carr O'Neill
contact email: 

P. David Marshall points out that “celebrity is a negotiated ‘terrain’ of
significance.” This panel at the November, 2008, M/MLA is interested in
exploring that “terrain.” We invite papers that investigate authors’ and
audiences’ negotiations of literary meaning in the contested terrain of
celebrity. How does an author’s celebrity affect readers’ interpretations
of his or her works? How does the celebrity author, in turn, attempt to
manage audience’s responses to their works in a culture where reputation
alters interpretation? We welcome papers on British and/or American authors
whose celebrity affected their writing and reception. The period of the

CFP: [Theory] World Picture Conference on the Popular

updated: 
Wednesday, March 26, 2008 - 9:55pm
full name / name of organization: 
Brian Price
contact email: 

The World Picture Conference
on
The Popular
October 24 and 25, 2008
Oklahoma State University

Keynote Speakers: Ernesto Laclau and Lauren Berlant

The World Picture conference is an annual meeting devoted to theory that
takes place in the intimate setting of Stillwater, Oklahoma. This year’s
meeting will gather theorists from around the world, and from across
disciplines, to address questions of the popular. We are accepting
proposals for papers that address this issue in any number of ways. Some
possible topics might include, but are not limited to:

CFP: [Theory] Affective Aesthetics: Representations of Emotion

updated: 
Friday, March 21, 2008 - 7:53pm
full name / name of organization: 
Rice University
contact email: 

Æffective Æsthetics: Representation of Emotion

Rice Graduate Symposium, September 26-27, 2008
Rice University, Houston, Texas

Affective representation in both artistic and lived experience is
frequently explained in terms of competing social, political, and
cultural systems that often nullify one another. Compounding the problem
is the tendency for affect to complicate how we think about
representation; it seems that the two are inextricable. Through
investigating representations of affect within a variety of fields, this
conference proposes to find inroads that will bring the competing claims
of various discourses together into productive dialogue.

UPDATE: [Theory] film and philosophy

updated: 
Thursday, March 20, 2008 - 12:11pm
full name / name of organization: 
greg tuck
contact email: 

Philosophy and Film / Film and Philosophy: A multidisciplinary conference
Second call for papers and registration

UWE in association with the Arnolfini Arts Centre, Bristol and the
support of the British Society of Aesthetics
4-6 July 2008, the Arnolfini, Bristol

Keynote Speakers:
Stephen Mulhall (Oxford) Vivian Sobchack
(UCLA)
Robert Sinnerbrink (Macquarie) Catherine
Constable (Warwick)
Julian Baggini (editor, The Philosophers’ Magazine) Karin Littau
(Essex)

UPDATE: [Theory] History of American Literary Criticism 1900-50âs

updated: 
Tuesday, March 18, 2008 - 9:53pm
full name / name of organization: 
Alfred J. Drake
contact email: 

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference
November 7-8, 2008
Pomona College
Claremont, California

"The History of American Literary Criticism 1900-50's."

Paper proposals sought for an approved special-session panel on the history
of American literary criticism from around 1900 through the 1950's.
Proposals may address the theory, practice, and institutional / pedagogical
impact of any movement or group active during the era specified:
philological and historical critics, New Critics, Marxist critics, Chicago
School, New York Intellectuals, myth critics, etc.

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