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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

UPDATE: [Theory] ACLA 08: Operation Sedition Is a Go: Democracy and its Discontents

Wednesday, November 28, 2007 - 3:55pm
zlatan filipovic

Deadline Update

Call for Papers for the seminar at the American Comparative
Literature Association Annual Meeting: "Arrivals and Departures"
April 24-27, 2008
Long Beach, CA

Operation Sedition Is a Go!
Democracy and its Discontents
Seminar Organizers: Zlatan Filipovic and Bidhan Roy, Goldsmiths, University of London

“Democracy has always been suicidal, and if there is a to-come for it, it is only on the condition
of thinking life otherwise, life and the force of life.”
â€" Jacques Derrida

CFP: [Theory] The Succession of Simulacra: Jean Baudrillard (1929-2007)

Wednesday, November 28, 2007 - 4:22am
David Roh

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

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

Monday, November 26, 2007 - 11:31pm
James Ayers

18th Annual EGSA Mardi Gras Conference
Louisiana State University
January 30- February 1
Keynote Speaker: Cathy Davidson

“From Classical to Contemporary Theories”
The 18th Annual EGSA Mardi Gras Conference invites papers for the proposed
panel, “From Classical to Contemporary Theories.” 15 minute papers should
examine the classical roots of modern and postmodern literary theory,
locating there some consistency in artistic and theoretical definitions and
practices. Papers may compare specific texts or authors with one another,
or may entertain the historical development of specific ideas and/or
theoretical practices.

Please send 250 word abstracts to:

CFP: [Theory] Getting Obsessive: Culture and Excess, USC, graduate conference, March 28-29

Monday, November 26, 2007 - 6:38pm
Alice Bardan

Getting Obsessive: Culture and Excess
An Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Symposium, March 28 and 29, 2008
Sponsored by USC's Assocation of English Graduate Students and the USC
Center for Feminist Research

Keynote Speaker: Tavia Nyong'o, NYU Performance Studies.

Everyone's a little bit obsessive; academics are usually more than a
little. But what consitutes our obsessions and what work do they do? What
is the relation between obsession and knowledge production; and what
about less legitimate obsessions, the things, places, people and cultural
forms about which we feel excessive love or hate?

UPDATE: [Theory] Psychoanalysis and/as Theater

Monday, November 26, 2007 - 4:39pm
John Steen

PLEASE NOTE: Deadline for submissions EXTENDED to JANUARY 15, 2008

Call for Papers:
The interdisciplinary Psychoanalytic Studies Program at Emory University
proposes a conference entitled:

Psychoanalysis and/as Theater
March 28th-29th 2008
Emory University
Atlanta, GA

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Eric J. Nuetzel, Washington University in St. Louis

UPDATE: [Theory] Oscar Wilde's Critical Essays (1/31/08); collection)

Wednesday, November 21, 2007 - 7:19pm
Alfred J. Drake

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.

UPDATE: [Theory] American Literature Association, Latina/o Literature Society

Saturday, November 17, 2007 - 7:34pm
Eliza Rodriguez y Gibson

CFP: Latina/o Literature and Culture Society of the American Literature
Hyatt Regency San Francisco
May 22-25, 2008
The Latina/o Literature and Culture Society of the American Literature
Association seeks proposals for several panels at the American Literature
Association’s 19th annual conference at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco, CA
May 25-28, 2008.
Those interested in submitting a paper should send a one-page abstract with
your name, position, affiliation, and contact information to Latina/o
Literature and Culture Society co-chair Eliza Rodriguez y Gibson at by January 17, 2008.