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CFP: [Theory] Women Producers and the Politics of Form in the Interwar Period

Thursday, May 22, 2008 - 5:45pm
Laurel Harris

Call for Papers
“Women Producers and the Politics of Form in the Interwar Period”
40th Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
February 26-March 1, 2009
Hyatt Regency, Boston, MA
This panel will ask how the aesthetics of women producersâ€"including novelists, short story
writers, filmmakers, journalists, and poetsâ€"in the 1920s and 1930s might be conceived as
political activism or social vision. How might gendered discourses of this interwar period of
modernity influence how women producers engaged aesthetics as a cultural politics? Is the
perception of women producers as either disembodied aesthetes or embodied feminists in the

CFP: [Theory]

Wednesday, May 21, 2008 - 9:47pm
Irmak Ertuna

Imagination, the Commons, and Enclosures

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

UPDATE: [Theory] World Picture Conference, Deadline 6/2

Wednesday, May 21, 2008 - 3:32pm
Brian Price

The World Picture Conference
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] Auto-bio-phagies

Tuesday, May 20, 2008 - 5:29pm
Apostolos Lampropoulos

University of Cyprus
Department of French Studies and Modern Languages


International Conference
Nicosia (31.10.2008 â€" 2.11.2008)

Invited Speaker : Philippe Lejeune

Call for papers

UPDATE: [Theory] Lines of Flight: The Deleuzian Text. An Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Conference.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008 - 5:24pm
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
Funded by the Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC)

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] Official Writing as Text

Monday, May 19, 2008 - 4:01pm
Hannah Gurman

"Official Writing as Text"

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

Given that the bulk of all writing that takes place in the world is in the form of a
bureaucratic memo or report, the comparative lack of in-depth studies on such writing is
striking. This panel will seek to explore the bureaucratic document as a text. Papers
might address a particular document; the genre of bureaucratic writing in relation to
other writing; or the problem of studying bureaucratic writing within literature
departments. Email 250-word abstracts to Hannah Gurman:

Deadline: September 15, 2008

CFP: [Theory] Alternative Ethics: A 2009 NeMLA/Society for Critical Exchange Session

Saturday, May 17, 2008 - 5:29pm
Scott DeShong

Alternative Ethics
A session sponsored by the Society for Critical Exchange
Northeast Modern Language Association Convention
Boston, Mass., Feb. 26 â€" March 1, 2008

Papers examining the varieties, or proliferation, or possibility of ethics,
perhaps considering a post-Darwinian view of the human, or culture or nature,
perhaps a post-human, post-categorical, maybe Queer perspective, etc.

Abstracts for 20-minute presentations due 15 Sept. 2008 to Scott DeShong, (preferred) or alternatively Quinebaug Valley Community
College, 742 Upper Maple St., Danielson CT 06239, USA.

Besides the abstract, a proposal must include the following:

CFP: [Theory] Ecology & Ideology

Saturday, May 17, 2008 - 2:57am
Gerry Canavan

Polygraph 22â€"Call for Papers

Special Issue: Ecology and Ideology

The contemporary moment abounds with speculation concerning our ecological
future. Specialists in a variety of fields forecast immanent catastrophe,
stemming from a combination of climate change, fossil-fuel depletion, and
consumer waste. The recent bestowal of the Nobel Peace Prize on a group of
scientists studying climate change indicates the degree to which "peace"
has come to signify ecological balance; even the declaration by the Vatican
of a new set of "7 Deadly Sins for the modern age" includes pollution in an
attempt to grapple with the potential of individuals to inflict ecological
damage on a global scale.

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

Thursday, May 15, 2008 - 11:28am
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)

This one day conference for postgraduate students and early career
researchers explores recent articulations of subjectivity and political
agency in critical theory and cultural studies. The continued ascent of
neo-liberalism and economic globalisation, along with postmodern and
poststructuralist theorising around subjectivity, potentially sets a
dangerously de-politicised subject against the expanding forces and
inequalities of contemporary capitalism.

CFP: [Theory] TransCanada 3

Wednesday, May 14, 2008 - 4:36pm
Robert Zacharias

TransCanada 3: Literature, Institutions, Citizenship
Mount Allison University, Sackville, NB, Canada
July 16-19, 2009

TransCanada Three will be organized around a set of related keywords to broaden and
strengthen the discursive flows produced in the previous TransCanada conferences. It will pay
explicit attention to literature, arts, and the media, but also to the educational, political, cultural,
and physical ecologies that have helped, or may in the future help, Canada to renew itself and to
embrace its emergent as well as its traditional selves. We would like to invite proposals that
address the following keywords:

CFP: [Theory] FORUM Postgraduate Journal: HAUNTING

Monday, May 12, 2008 - 12:53am
Jana Funke

FORUM: The University of Edinburgh Postgraduate Journal of Culture and the Arts


The idea of haunting points to a residue or surplus of meaning that cannot be affirmed in the
present and nevertheless makes itself known in unexpected and disruptive ways. The haunting
traces of the forgotten, the disavowed and the effaced fundamentally undermine and trouble
what we have come to know and rely on as, or in, the present. In this sense, haunting opens up
the complex possibility of spectral knowledge and emerges as a powerful tool of
conceptualisation and representation.