We've extended the deadline for submissions for the first annual Ray Browne Conference on Popular Culture (3/31-4/1). The deadline is now February 10, 2012. Please consider submitting!.
Call for Papers: Special Issue of Interdisciplinary Literary Studies: A Journal of Criticism and Theory (www.psupress.org/Journals/jnls_ILS.html)
We invite essays that respond to Nussbaum's proposal to consider literary works in the context of moral philosophy or that, in a literary context, consider the issues raised by Nussbaum's reflections on the academic and indeed public significance of the humanities.
Accepted essays will be published in a Special Issue of the peer-reviewed journal Interdisciplinary Literary Studies (Penn State University Press).
Deadline: February 15, 2012
Book Reviews for Schuylkill graduate journal: Bondage and Power -- Special Issue
We are in bondage to the law in order that we may be free. -- Marcus Tullius Cicero
All things are subject to interpretation; whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth. -- Friedrich Nietzsche
Bondage is the life of personality, and for bondage the personal self will fight with tireless resourcefulness and the most stubborn cunning. -- Aldous Huxley
What's vice today may be virtue, tomorrow. -- Henry Fielding
In order to know virtue, we must first acquaint ourselves with vice.--Marquis de Sade
Greed, avarice, and lust; bribery, prostitution, and blackmail; sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll—vice is a sign and cause of social ills as well as an outlet of rebellion against structure and stagnation. How we (dis)associate ourselves with vice helps constitute our individual and group identities and affiliations.
2012 UCLA Southland Graduate Conference: Art and Accident
June 1, 2012
"Step accidently on your untied shoelace, fall down and you'll understand a thing or two about the theory of literature." --Viktor Shklovsky
The Department of English at Indiana University Bloomington is accepting papers for the Sylvia Plath Symposium 2012: The October Poems. This interdisciplinary event to be held on the Bloomington campus runs from Thursday through Sunday, October 25-28.
While topics on any aspect of Plath's work are welcome, featured speakers and artists will respond to what Plath called "the best poems of my life" – including "Daddy," "Lady Lazarus," "Ariel," "Fever 103°" and the Bee Sequence poems.
Destination Deferred: Modernist Postponements
We are seeking papers for a panel that will explore postponements in all their Modernist iterations for the fourteenth annual Modernist Studies Association conference. The following topics would be welcome, but potential contributors are certainly not limited to this list:
+ authorial postponements
+ textual and narratological deferral
+ historical and political positions
+ the unfinished or revised manuscript
+ genre theory
+ mediums including but beyond literature (film, art, etc.)
+ feminist studies
+ global/contemporary Modernism
+ psychological causes/effects of postponement
CALL FOR PAPERS for...
3rd Mechademia Conference on Anime, Manga and Media Theory from Japan:
"World Renewal - Counterfactual Histories, Parallel Universes, and Possible Worlds"
November 29 - December 2, 2012
Dongguk University, Seoul
Deadline for submissions: May 15
G. B. SHAW: BACK IN TOWN
Dublin: May 29th-- June 1st, 2012
University College Dublin
Co-sponsored by UCD Humanities Institute
The International Shaw Society
CALL FOR PAPERS EXTENDED DEADLINE