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CFP: [Theory] Final Call for Papers - Is There a Human in this Text?

updated: 
Friday, February 1, 2008 - 9:52am
Dr Andy Mousley

Is There a Human in this Text? Rethinking Literature and Humanism

A one-day conference hosted by De Montfort University, Leicester, UK
July 11, 2008

• Does English need re-humanising? What form might this take?
• Has English ever entirely broken away from its humanist roots?
• Have specialisation, historicism and the reduction of education to
skills killed off literature’s existential significance?
• Is the traditional vocabulary of humanism exhausted and in need of
reinvention?

Key Speakers
Ewan Fernie, Royal Holloway, University of London
Simon Palfrey, Brasenose College, Oxford
Jeff Wallace, University of Glamorgan

CFP: [Theory] 2008 MLA: J. R. Ackerley's Back (3/15)

updated: 
Friday, February 1, 2008 - 12:03am
Helena Gurfinkel

MLA 2008: San Francisco, CA

J. R. Ackerley’s Back. Theoretical (esp. post-colonial, queer, narrative-
and-genre-related) investigations of the work of the Bloomsbury ally,
writer/ playwright, BBC editor, and activist. Theatre- and animal-
literature-themed submissions also considered. 250-word proposals by 15
Mar.; Helena Gurfinkel (hgurfin_at_siue.edu).
 
Participants must be MLA members by April 7, 2008.

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UPDATE: [Theory] New Directions in Critical Theory––Deadline Changed

updated: 
Thursday, January 31, 2008 - 3:31am
Sam Schwartz

DEADLINE UPDATE

New Directions in Critical Theory is an annual interdisciplinary graduate
student conference at the University of Arizona; the 2008 conference will
focus on a self-conscious examination of the ways we do work at the
university. While interdiscplinarity questions the boundaries that mark
off everything from university departments to methods of inquiry, the
space between disciplines is not a neutral zone. When we shuffle prefixes
and suffixes in an attempt to announce new disciplines and identities, we
work in a liminal space that we participate in creating. This endeavor
must be undertaken cautiously; remapping disciplines and identities is
never an innocent game.

CFP: [Theory] The Future of Bisexuality

updated: 
Sunday, January 27, 2008 - 11:52pm
Jonathan Alexander

“The Future of Bisexuality”
A special double issue of The Journal of Bisexuality
Edited by Jonathan Alexander, PhD, University of Cincinnati

CFP: [Theory] Bisexuality and Queer Theory

updated: 
Sunday, January 27, 2008 - 11:50pm
Jonathan Alexander

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.

CFP: [Theory] Panel CFP on Trauma and Performance Studies for (dis)junctions Graduate Conference

updated: 
Sunday, January 27, 2008 - 11:12pm
Helen Lovejoy

Trauma and Performance Studies

Contributors are invited to submit papers that explore the relationship
between the developing and interdiscplinary field of performance studies
and that of trauma studies. How can understandings of performance,
performativity, and performative arts contribute and speak to
contemporary psychological, social, legal and cultural understandings of
violence and trauma?

Potential topics may include, but are not limited to:

CFP: [Theory] Panel: Reading Science; Disjunctions Conference (Grad); 2/16/08; 4/11-12/08

updated: 
Sunday, January 27, 2008 - 8:26pm
Michael Podolny

Reading Science

This is a CFP for a proposed panel to be held at (dis)junctions, the 15th
annual humanities conference at University of California Riverside on April
11-12, 2008. This is a CFP for a proposed panel to be held at
(dis)junctions, the 15th annual humanities conference at University of
California Riverside on April 11-12, 2008. Contributors are invited to
submit critical works that examine the textual consequences and
implications of canonical scientific texts. These papers can treat
scientific writing from any number of theoretical angles in trying to
answer the question of whether science can or should be read using literary
methods/

CFP: [Theory] Border Games panel for (dis)junctions conference

updated: 
Sunday, January 27, 2008 - 12:51am
Nicoletta Da Ros

The border is a world of multiple conflicts and difficult definitions,
inhabited by individuals who navigate different frames of reference,
cultural issues, gender roles and performances, economic statuses and
conditions in order to construct a viable identity for themselves.

This panel questions the monoreferentiality or concepts such as cultural
identity, linguistic identity, tradition, gender roles and sexuality,
geography, and nationhood, exploring the ‘borders’ within each of these
categories.

UPDATE: [Theory] Panel CFP on "Reconstructed Bodies" for (dis)junctions graduate conference

updated: 
Saturday, January 26, 2008 - 2:18am
Alan Richard Lovegreen

RECONSTRUCTED BODIES
 
Contributors are invited to submit critical works on the construction of
the human body. Papers may examine any aspect of the body, including
specific texts and/or critical and cultural sources. How are modern
bodies constructed and reconstructed physically after being disabled,
injured, or seen as unfit? What effects do enhancements such as
reconstructive and cosmetic surgeries, mechanical and electronic
prosthetics have upon one’s society and the self? Do these
constructions and reconstructions influence and change notions of gender,
sex, self, and reproduction?

UPDATE: [Theory] Panel CFP on "Violence Narratives" for (dis)junctions graduate conference

updated: 
Saturday, January 26, 2008 - 2:17am
Alan Richard Lovegreen

VIOLENCE NARRATIVES

Contributors are invited to submit critical works on the effects of
violence in narratives. Papers may examine any aspect of violence,
including specific texts and/or critical and cultural frameworks for such
texts. What sort of cultural and individual capacities for violent
events are articulated in our current cultural moment? How do cultural
understandings of violence affect understandings of self? How do
violence narratives influence and change notions of gender, sex, family,
and reproduction?

CFP: [Theory] Native Americans and the Media

updated: 
Friday, January 25, 2008 - 9:18pm
Lindsay Palmer

As the first decade of a new century comes to a close, the rhetoric of
social equality for so-called minorities continues to permeate U.S.
politics. The print, broadcast, and Internet news media have played a
particularly important role in creating the illusion of such equality
through visual representation of monolithic identity-groups such as
the “Native American” category. In what ways have the multi-faceted
indigenous peoples of North American suffered because of this visual
representation, not only in the news media, but in film and television
entertainment as well? In what ways have they benefitted? And finally,
how does Native American literature negotiate the identities assigned to

CFP: [Theory] 2008 MLA: What is an Explorer? (3/10)

updated: 
Thursday, January 24, 2008 - 10:52pm
adriana craciun

2008 MLA (San Francisco): Special Session Call For Papers

What is an Explorer?
How have different dimensions of authorship (authorization, individualization,
print and manuscript circulation, institutional domains, material production)
intersected with and informed those of exploration and voyaging (whether
commercial, scientific, enslaving, imperial) in the 18th and 19th centuries?

Email 250-word abstracts by March 10 to Adriana Craciun (a.craciun_at_bbk.ac.uk).

Dr. Adriana Craciun
Reader in Literature and Theory
School of English and Humanities
Birkbeck, University of London
Malet Street, London WC1E 7HX

CFP: [Theory] call for articles

updated: 
Thursday, January 24, 2008 - 1:17am
Barbara Szubinska

_StoryTelling: A Critical Journal of Popular Narrative _ is seeking
submissions of articles dedicated to analyses of popular narrative in the
widest sense of the phrase and as evidenced in the media and all aspects
of culture.

Manuscripts should:
*** see the narrative as a reflection of culture;
*** use theory to analyze the work, not work to illustrate theory;
*** employ scholarship;
*** be written for the general audience.
 
The editors are especially interested in visual accompaniments,
bibliographies, and interviews with creators of popular narratives. No
limits on period or country covered. No creative writing.

CFP: [Theory] Narrative and its Other: Images, Texts, and Contexts, University of Calgary, March 28-30, 2008

updated: 
Wednesday, January 23, 2008 - 8:00pm
Richard Brock

Panel session to be held at "Literature and Its Others: Inside, Outside,
and Between the Disciplines"
 
University of Calgary Free Exchange Graduate Conference

28-30 March 2008

For more information, please email freeex_at_ucalgary.ca
http://www.english.ucalgary.ca/FreeExchange (site still in development)

"Narrative and its Other: Images, Texts, and Contexts"

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