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UPDATE: [Theory] Substance of Thought, Cornell University

updated: 
Wednesday, January 23, 2008 - 3:47pm
Robert S. Lehman

The Theory Reading Group at Cornell University invites submissions for its
fourth annual interdisciplinary spring conference:
 
The Substance of Thought: Critical and Pre-Critical

featuring keynote speakers Simon Critchley (The New School for Social
Research) and Alberto Toscano (Goldsmiths, University of London)

Cornell University
Ithaca, New York
April 10th-12th, 2008
http://www.arts.cornell.edu/trg/conf2008.html

UPDATE: [Theory] 2nd Annual Conference; Shaping Readers: Selection and Editing, University College Cork, April 2-4

updated: 
Monday, January 21, 2008 - 12:10pm
Making.Books_at_sas.upenn.edu, Shaping Readers

Call for Papers

The Second Annual Making Books, Shaping Readers Conference

April 2nd â€" 4th 2008
University College Cork
http://www.ucc.ie/en/mbsr; mbsr@ucc.ie

Conference Theme: Shaping Readers: Selection and Editing

Keynote Speakers:

Professor Alistair McCleery, Co-Director of SAPPHIRE, Professor of
Literature and Culture at Napier University, and co-editor of The Book
History Reader

Professor Nora Crook, Professor of English Literature, Anglia Ruskin
University, and co-general editor of the multi-volume Complete Poetry of
Percy Bysshe Shelley

CFP: [Theory] CFP: "Keeping the Ability to Respond": Panel for Free Exchange Conference, University of Calgary

updated: 
Friday, January 18, 2008 - 1:50am
Mike Roberson

Abstracts and/or papers are sought for a panel entitled “Keeping the Ability to Respond: Ethics
and the Creative Act” as part of the annual Free Exchange Graduate Conference to be held March
28-30, 2008 at the University of Calgary. The theme for this year’s conference is “Literature and
Its Others: Inside, Outside, and Between the Disciplines.”

CFP: [Theory] UCLA Southland Conference: Genre Matters

updated: 
Wednesday, January 16, 2008 - 6:40am
Laura Haupt and Sam See

19th Annual UCLA Southland Graduate Student Conference Call for Papers

Conference Title: Genre Matters
Conference Date: Friday, May 16, 2008
Keynote Speaker: Lowell Gallagher, UCLA Department of English

CFP: [Theory] Knowledge, Violence, Discipline: (Re)Thinking Politics and the University

updated: 
Tuesday, January 15, 2008 - 6:15pm
Sasha Shivers

We acknowledge our inheritance of various critiques of the Academy, in
which the Academy has been conceived multiply: as an ideological instrument
bent on creating capitalist workers, as the technological bedfellow of the
military-industrial complex, as a site that systematically elides alterior
narratives and reinscribes hegemonic processes, as a location predicated on
a disassemblage of the 'theoretical' from the praxical. We seek in this
conference to provide a dialogic space in which to critique and reconfigure
these radical analyses of 'knowledge-production,' as well as to engage
knowledges and epistemic formations which have been deemed illegitimate or

CFP: [Theory] History of American Literary Criticism 1900-50âs

updated: 
Sunday, January 13, 2008 - 5:07pm
Alfred J. Drake

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference
November 7-8, 2008
Pomona College
Claremont, California

"The History of American Literary Criticism 1900-50’s."

Paper proposals sought for an approved special-session panel on the history
of American literary criticism from around 1900 through the 1950's.
Proposals may address the theory, practice, and institutional / pedagogical
impact of any movement or group active during the era specified:
philological and historical critics, New Critics, Marxist critics, Chicago
School, New York Intellectuals, myth critics, etc.

CFP: [Theory] Esthetic History and the Knowledge of the Human: Generative Anthropology Summer Conference

updated: 
Sunday, January 13, 2008 - 9:08am
Amir Khan

Esthetic History and the Knowledge of the Human
Generative Anthropology Summer Conference
Chapman University, Orange, California
Thursday 26 June Sunday
29 June 2008

Call for Papers

Chapman University is pleased to present the 2nd annual Generative
Anthropology Summer Conference, with the thematic focus "Esthetic
History and the Knowledge of the Human."

CFP: [Theory] Queer Utopias & Dystopias

updated: 
Saturday, January 12, 2008 - 5:18pm
Cathy Hannabach

Please forward widely...

CFP: “Queer Utopias and Dystopias”

2008 Queer Studies Graduate Symposium
University of California, Davis
May 17, 2008

CFP: [Theory]

updated: 
Friday, January 11, 2008 - 10:28pm
Amir Khan

Esthetic History and the Knowledge of the Human
Generative Anthropology Summer Conference
Chapman University, Orange, California
Thursday 26 June Sunday
29 June 2008

Call for Papers

Chapman University is pleased to present the 2nd annual Generative
Anthropology Summer Conference, with the thematic focus "Esthetic
History and the Knowledge of the Human."

CFP: [Theory] Southern Writers, Southern Writing Graduate Conference

updated: 
Thursday, January 10, 2008 - 4:15pm
Jill E. Anderson

The 14th Annual Southern Writers, Southern Writing is a University of
Mississippi Graduate Student Conference held in conjunction with the Annual
Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference.
The Graduate Students in the Departments of English and Southern Studies
invite you to submit abstracts exploring Southern culture. Accepted
submissions will be presented in Oxford, Mississippi, July 17th-19th, 2008.
 The keynote speaker will be John T. Edge, director of the Southern
Foodways Alliance and author of numerous books on Southern cuisine,
including Fried Chicken: An American Story.

Topics for papers or panels are not restricted to literature. They may include:

CFP: [Theory] Collection of essays on ethical literary criticism

updated: 
Tuesday, January 8, 2008 - 4:58pm
Alan Goff

An academic publisher is interested in a collection of essays about
ethical criticism. As the editor, I envision the book having several
thematic centers: the responsibilities of readers, the obligations of
writers, the legacy of Wayne Booth, connections to disciplines other than
literary criticism (history, law, philosophy, religion), narrative theory
and ethical theory, and postmodernism and the ethics of reading. Please
contact me about providing a proposal for a chapter.

CFP: [Theory] Textuality, Visuality and their Convergence (2008 RMMLA; Deadline March 1)

updated: 
Tuesday, January 8, 2008 - 2:25am
Susan Cook

Call for Papers:
Textuality, Visuality and their Convergence
Submissions are invited for this Special Topic Session at the October 9-
11, 2008 Rocky Mountain MLA Convention in Reno, Nevada. Papers may
address but are not limited to the following topics:

Writing the visual
Seeing or not seeing texts
Cultural and/or theoretical approaches to textuality and visuality
The role of visual studies in literary scholarship
The role of literary studies in visual studies scholarship
Particular readings that blend these two approaches

Please send a 300-word abstract and a brief CV in .doc or .pdf format to
Susan Cook, susan.elizabeth.cook_at_gmail.com.

CFP: [Theory] Reel Borders: Transnational Cinema in the 21st Century

updated: 
Wednesday, January 2, 2008 - 7:30pm
Nicole McClure

Reel borders: Transnational Cinema in the 21st Century
UConn will host a one-day film seminar in conjunction with the Reel
Ireland Film Festival on Saturday, April 5, 2008. The theme will be
Transnational Cinemas. As technological developments and economic and
social globalization come to the forefront of contemporary cultural
studies, the concept of the transnational artist becomes increasingly
more important. Themes that will be considered include but are not
limited to how nationalism is strengthened or weakened in the face of
such globalization, literary adaptations to film, identifying a (trans)
national audience, Diasporic film, hyphenated identities and cross-
cultural production.

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