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CFP: [Theory] Short Moving Images

Monday, April 7, 2008 - 11:28pm
Nicole Richter


The University of Miami is currently accepting submissions for its new peer
reviewed online journal devoted to the study of short moving images. The
journal has been created to construct a scholarly response to recent media
developments in viral videos and forms of “remote controlled viewing.” The
inaugural issue will be coming out on May 15th. Editors and associates of
the journal include Dr. William Rothman, Dr. Christina Lane, and Dr. Sam

We seek submissions on the following topics:

Short films
Music Videos
Video Art
You-tube/Online Videos
T.V. episodes
Readings of a single scene from a longer film.

CFP: [Theory] Border States: Mental, Political, and Textual Landscapes

Monday, April 7, 2008 - 10:27pm
Philipa Haly-Summerfield & Mary Trabucco

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
Convenors: Philipa Haly-Summerfield and Mary Trabucco

“the passage is a city, a world in miniature” (Benjamin The Arcades Project)

UPDATE: [Theory] Female Academic Superstardom (2008 M/MLA)

Monday, April 7, 2008 - 3:32pm
(no 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,

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"

Saturday, April 5, 2008 - 9:33pm
Derrick R. Spires

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)

Thursday, April 3, 2008 - 5:59pm
Jett McAlister

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

CFP: [Theory] Visualising Ireland (Theory, Culture, Image)

Wednesday, April 2, 2008 - 1:38pm
Emma Radley

Symposium: Visualising Ireland (Theory, Culture, Image)

University College Dublin
4-6 July, 2008

Confirmed plenary speakers include Professor Gerardine Meaney (UCD) and Dr
Colin Graham (NUIM).

UPDATE: [Theory] WAC Outreach (4/15/08; MMLA, 11/13-16/08)

Tuesday, April 1, 2008 - 10:07pm
Melanie Brown

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"

Monday, March 31, 2008 - 7:42am
Liviu Papadima


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

Friday, March 28, 2008 - 1:51pm
Bonnie Carr O'Neill

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

Wednesday, March 26, 2008 - 9:55pm
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] Affective Aesthetics: Representations of Emotion

Friday, March 21, 2008 - 7:53pm
Rice University

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

Thursday, March 20, 2008 - 12:11pm
greg tuck

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
Robert Sinnerbrink (Macquarie) Catherine
Constable (Warwick)
Julian Baggini (editor, The Philosophers’ Magazine) Karin Littau