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UPDATE: [Theory] Challenging Faith: Intersections of Belief and Doubt in Literature, Composition, and the Profession

Thursday, December 13, 2007 - 6:10pm
Matthew Hurwitz

The English Graduate Organization at the University of New Hampshire
would like to announce that it has extended the deadline for proposal
submissions to its 2008 Graduate Conference entitled “Challenging Faith:
Intersections of Belief and Doubt in Literature, Composition, and the
Profession” to be held March 7-8. The new deadline will be December 22,
2007. Papers on both religious and non-religious topics are encouraged.
We intend the conference to cover all matters of “faith,” understood in
its broadest sense and look forward to a rewarding conference experience
for all. Speakers at this year’s conference will be Patricia Bizzell,

UPDATE: [Theory] âThe Succession of Simulacra: The Legacy of Jean Baudrillard (1929-2007)â

Wednesday, December 12, 2007 - 5:55am
David Roh

“The Succession of Simulacra: The Legacy of Jean Baudrillard (1929-2007)”
An Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference
April 18-19, 2008
University of California, Santa Barbara

Keynote Speaker: Douglas Kellner, George F. Kneller Philosophy of Education
Chair (UCLA)

The recent death of Jean Baudrillard has stimulated an engagement with his
work and its legacy across various fields both within academia and beyond
it. As seen in the recent “Remembering Baudrillard” issue of the
International Journal of Baudrillard Studies, his ideas continue to foster
productive discussion.

UPDATE: [Theory] "Discourse:" Transvaluating the Concept "Life" (journal)

Wednesday, December 12, 2007 - 2:58am
David Harvey

There is a call for submissions for a special issue of the journal
"Discourse," which is to be guest edited by Louis-Georges Schwartz (Dept.
of Cinema and Comparative Literature, University of Iowa). Essays included
will explore how the concept of "life" has been constructed and challenged
as an object of/for discourse throughout the humanities.

Please fine a more detailed account of the project below:

CFP: [Theory] Applying Theory in Comic Books panel (2/15/2008; CAC 7/24-27/2008)

Monday, December 10, 2007 - 5:07pm
A. David Lewis

As part of the July 24-27 Comic Arts Conference in San Diego, CA, 200-word
abstracts for papers or presentations are now being accepted for this panel
specifically focused on the application of contemporary theoretical models
to the practice and published work of the comic book medium.

UPDATE: [Theory] Myth and Fairy Tale Call for Papers

Saturday, December 8, 2007 - 7:19am
Melissa Morphew

Myth and Fairy Tale Call for Papers
Deadline Extended
Abstract/Proposals by 15 December 2007
Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Associations 29th Annual
Albuquerque, NM February 14-17, 2007
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: 1.505.842.1234
Fax: 1.505.766.6710
Panels now forming on topics related to all areas of myth and fairy tale
and their connections to popular culture.
Special Areas of Interest Include:
Fairy Tale and Myth in Film, Revisionist Myth and Fairy Tale, The Works
of Angela Carter, Margaret Atwood and Fairytale, Fairy Tale in
Contemporary Poetry, Myth in Contemporary Poetry, Fairy Tale and the

CFP: [Theory] Modernism and Unreadability (Lyon, France) (4/15/08; 10/23/08-10/25/08)

Thursday, December 6, 2007 - 10:05pm
Lacy Rumsey

The conference on “Modernism and Unreadability” aims to explore a major
literary movement, Modernism in the English-speaking world, from the
perspective of one of its most obvious though rarely mentioned effects:
unreadability. Modernism will be approached through the lens of various
texts known to be particularly resistant to interpretation. Several
“borderline” Modernist texts fall de facto under the category of the
unreadable. For a number of reasons and following various modalities and
individual procedures which call for description and analysis, those texts,
now part of the literary canon, raise problems of deciphering as well as

UPDATE: [Theory] "Sifting Through Lies: Toward an Aesthetic Impunity"

Tuesday, December 4, 2007 - 4:59pm
Emily Churilla

The 20th Annual Stony Brook Manhattan Graduate Conference
Sifting Through Lies: Toward an Aesthetic Impunity
February 15th and 16th, 2008
Stony Brook Manhattan Campus

Featuring a showing of "a/k/a Mrs. George Gilbert" by Coco Fusco

Keynote Speaker: Arlene Dávila, Professor of Anthropology, Social and
Cultural Analysis at NYU, Friday, February 16th at 6 p.m.

CFP: [Theory] Placing Poesis: The Work of Art and the Future of Literary Studies

Monday, December 3, 2007 - 9:21pm
James Ayers


The 18th Annual EGSA Mardi Gras Conference
January 31- February 1, 2008
Keynote Speaker: Professor Cathy Davidson

We are pleased to announce the 18th Annual EGSA Mardi Gras Conference,
titled “Placing Poesis: The Work of Art and the Future of Literary
Studies,” to be held at Louisiana State University January 31 â€" February 1.

UPDATE: [Theory] Reminder-The Limits of Love: Psychoanalysis Conference at Cornell University

Friday, November 30, 2007 - 1:40pm
Rebecca Colesworthy

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

UPDATE: [Theory] Studies in English (Izmir/Turkey) (01/04/07; 04/16/08 â 04/18/08)

Thursday, November 29, 2007 - 10:04am
Rezzan Kocaoner Silku

Call for Papers

Studies in English
Third International IDEA Conference
Ege University, Izmir, Turkey
16-18 April 2008

Call for Papers Deadline has been extended to: 4 January 2008

The Third International IDEA Conference will be held at Ege
University, Izmir, Turkey on 16-18 April 2008. The Conference
will be jointly hosted by Ege University, Department of English
Language and Literature, and English Language and Literature
Research Association of Turkey (IDEA). The Conference will cover
the following four main areas of studies in English:

Language and Linguistics
Translation Studies
Cultural Studies