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CFP: [Theory] Ethics and / of Formalism; Narrative: Austin, May 1-4, 2008

updated: 
Thursday, September 20, 2007 - 7:04pm
full name / name of organization: 
Anna Kornbluh
contact email: 

Ethics and / of Formalism â€" Society for the Study of Narrative Literature, Austin, May 1-4, 2008

Contemporary theory has often associated ethics with particularizing impulses in narrative and in
criticism. In the interest of ethics that strive to reach beyond the particular, we request submissions
for one or more panels that ask about narrative form as a site of ethical relation and generalization,
and about the ethical purchase of formalist approaches to narrative.

CFP: [Theory] The Limits of Love: From Eros to Ethics in Psychoanalysis

updated: 
Thursday, September 20, 2007 - 2:29pm
full name / name of organization: 
Rebecca Colesworthy
contact email: 

“The Limits of Love: From Eros to Ethics in Psychoanalysis”

The Psychoanalysis Reading Group at Cornell University invites submissions
for its upcoming conference:

“The Limits of Love: From Eros to Ethics in Psychoanalysis”

Featuring Keynote Speaker:
Renata Salecl, Centennial Professor of Law, London School of Economics,
and author of (Per)versions of Love and Hate, The Spoils of Freedom:
Psychoanalysis and Feminism After the Fall of Socialism, and On Anxiety

March 7-8, 2008
Cornell University
Ithaca, New York

CFP: [Theory]

updated: 
Wednesday, September 19, 2007 - 5:19pm
full name / name of organization: 
Jeffrey Schneider
contact email: 

CALL FOR PROPOSALS
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Re-Visioning the Culture Warsâ€"From Mapplethorpe to the Pelosi Agenda:
The Homo(n)e(u)rotic Politics of American Culture
°
2008 Popular Culture Association & American Culture Association Annual
Conference
March 19-22, 2008
San Francisco , California
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The Popular Culture Association and the American Culture Association will
hold their joint annual conference at the San Francisco Marriott between
March 19-22, 2008. The conference serves as an important site of
creative, intellectual, and cultural exchange and encourages a wide
variety of participants to stimulate dialogue across disciplines. The

CFP: [Theory] Hypertext and Intertext: Recasting the Master Narrative (grad panel, 10/15/07; 2/29-3/1/08)

updated: 
Monday, September 17, 2007 - 5:11pm
full name / name of organization: 
Cynthia Calhoun
contact email: 

Jasper Fforde’s popular series of literary detective novels, beginning
with The Eyre Affair, popularized a little-studied literary trope:
intertextual references and devices that subvert the linear master
narrative. From farting bookworms to the “footnoterphone,” Fforde
utilizes font types, footnotes, and misspellings to argue for a multi-
textuality in his novels. How have other writers done the same? For
what purpose? How does this practice affect us as readers? This panel
seeks critical and creative presentations that explore these questions.
Topics may include self-referencing, online hypertext, multiple
narrators, and much more.

CFP: [Theory] To (Un)Make the Pain: The Language and Empathy of Suffering (grad panel, 10/15/07; 2/29/08-3/1/08)

updated: 
Monday, September 17, 2007 - 5:05pm
full name / name of organization: 
Cynthia Calhoun
contact email: 

In Elaine Scarry’s book Body in Pain: The Making and Unmaking of the
World, she claims that pain is language destroying, essentially
establishing a barrier between the self and reality that eliminates
meaningful communication with the outside world. Therefore, not only is
it impossible to adequately describe pain, but the possibility of empathy
is all but destroyed. This panel seeks critical and creative
presentations that explore and engage the question: How can a subject
effectively communicate the experience of pain? How can a community
understand or empathize with that subject? Topics may include specific
writers â€" such as Sylvia Plath or Philip K. Dick â€" or a more general
theoretical study.

CFP: [Theory] Oscar Wilde's Critical Essays (11/15/07); collection)

updated: 
Monday, September 17, 2007 - 4:11pm
full name / name of organization: 
Alfred J. Drake
contact email: 

I welcome abstracts and full essays for a proposed volume on Oscar Wilde's
critical essays with an emphasis on how those texts were received in the
author's own time and how they have impacted contemporary debates in
criticism and theory. I will also consider abstracts that deal with
Wilde's fiction, poetry, or drama if they suit the collection's emphasis.

CFP: [Theory] Is There a Human in this Text? Rethinking Literature and Humanism

updated: 
Monday, September 17, 2007 - 7:41am
full name / name of organization: 
Dr Andy Mousley
contact email: 

Have specialisation, historicism and the reduction of education to skills
killed off literature’s existential significance? Does English therefore
need re-humanising? If so, what form or forms might this take? Or perhaps
English has never entirely broken away from its humanist roots - in which
case, how, if at all, has its humanism mutated? Is the problem that the
traditional vocabulary of humanism is now embarrassed and exhausted and
needs to be reinvented?

CFP: [Theory] Gaming Theory and Culture (10/31/07; ICFA, 3/19/08 â 3/23/08)

updated: 
Sunday, September 16, 2007 - 7:21pm
full name / name of organization: 
Barbara Lucas
contact email: 

Participants are being sought for paper sessions on Video Game Theory and
Culture for the 29th Annual International Conference on the Fantastic in
the Arts.

The focus of ICFA 29 is on the sublime in the fantastic, and while papers
relating to this theme are welcome, proposals on any topics related to
this call will be considered. The conference will be held in Orlando,
Florida, from March 19 - 23, 2008 at the Marriott Orlando Marriott
Hotel. For more information and updates about the conference, please
visit www.iafa.org.

Possible topics include (but are not limited to) the following topics:

CFP: [Theory] Hypertexts, New Media, and Convergence in the Fantastic (10/31/07; ICFA, 3/19/08 â 3/23/08)

updated: 
Sunday, September 16, 2007 - 7:18pm
full name / name of organization: 
Barbara Lucas
contact email: 

Participants are being sought for paper sessions on Hypertexts, New
Media, and Convergence in the Fantastic for the 29th Annual International
Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts.

The focus of ICFA 29 is on the sublime in the fantastic, and while papers
relating to this theme are welcome, proposals on any topics related to
this call will be considered. The conference will be held in Orlando,
Florida, from March 19 - 23, 2008 at the Marriott Orlando Marriott
Hotel. For more information and updates about the conference, please
visit www.iafa.org.

Possible topics include (but are not limited to) the following topics:

UPDATE: [Theory] Specs: Sympathetic Interfaces btw. Critical/Creative Practices (journal)

updated: 
Sunday, September 16, 2007 - 2:44am
full name / name of organization: 
Vidhu Aggarwal
contact email: 

Specs is a journal of contemporary culture and arts at Rollins College.

Specs aims to create sympathetic interfaces between artistic and critical
practices. The journal invokes the spirit of John Dewey, for whom thinking
begins in flux, in the "peculiar combination of the understood and
nonunderstood."

The editors invite submissions of theoretical and/or creative work for both
the print and web issue, including critical articles, fiction, non-fiction
(of up to 6000 works), poetry (3-5 poems) and artwork.

UPDATE: [Theory] (Re)Constructing Queer Pedagogy (10/1/07; 4/10-13/08)

updated: 
Saturday, September 15, 2007 - 8:12pm
full name / name of organization: 
Nowell Marshall

Deadline extended to Oct. 1, 2007

39th Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) Convention
April 10-13, 2008

Buffalo, New York

Despite the growth of composition studies and pedagogy as fields of interest
in recent decades and the simultaneous development of LGBT studies and queer
theory, these two areas of interest are rarely brought together. Drawing on
George Hillocks idea that theory forms the basis of coherent classroom
practice, this panel hopes to continue the discussion on queer pedagogy by
soliciting papers informed by theory, praxis, critical reflection, and
experience.

CFP: [Theory] Specs: Sympathetic Interfaces btw. Critical/Creative Practices (journal)

updated: 
Friday, September 14, 2007 - 6:08pm
full name / name of organization: 
Vidhu Aggarwal
contact email: 

CALL FOR PAPERS

Specs is a journal of contemporary culture and arts at Rollins College.

Specs aims to create sympathetic interfaces between artistic and critical practices. The journal
invokes the spirit of John Dewey, for whom thinking begins in flux, in the "peculiar combination
of the understood and nonunderstood."

The editors invite submissions of theoretical and/or creative work for print and web issue.

The editorial board consists of writers and academics for a wire variety of fields. The editors are
excited by specialty, an excess of detail, fragments, narratives, meta-narratives, and pieces that
blur genre boundaries.

Please email submissions as word attachments to specs_at_rollins.edu.

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