The comparative gesture performs both the act and the question of transition between the terms compared. Understood as an intercultural practice, comparative literature may thus also be understood as both a transitive and transnational process – creating its own object/form of knowledge as it identifies and analyses lines of relation and exchange between literary cultures. When navigating between languages, it becomes critically engaged with the possibility and methods of such navigation. Meanwhile, interdisciplinary and inter-medial versions of comparative studies likewise centre about transitions which may themselves remain under-analysed.
The Vampire in literature, Culture and Film area of the PCA/ACA is soliciting papers, presentations, and/or four-person panels on any aspect of the Vampire in literature, culture or film.
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THE SOCIETY FOR UTOPIAN STUDIES
37th Annual Meeting
October 4-7, 2012
Delta Chelsea Hotel
33 Gerrard Street West
Toronto, Ontario, M5G 1Z4
Papers are welcome on all aspects of the utopian tradition - from the earliest utopian visions to the utopian speculations and yearnings of the 21st century, including art, architecture, urban and rural planning, literary utopias, dystopian writings, utopian political activism, theories of utopian spaces and ontologies, music, new media, or intentional communities.
2012 marks the 250th anniversary of the election of John Tompson as the first Professor of English at Goettingen University. His English Miscellanies was one of the first English publications ever in Germany, and was also the first anthology composed in an academic context for the purpose of the mediation of English literature and culture to German students of English. The Miscellanies was therefore an important watershed in the development of British-German literary and cultural transfer.
A Crime Studies Network Conference
2nd April 2012
Keynote Speaker: Deborah Jermyn (Roehampton)
'The death of a beautiful woman is unquestionably the most poetical topic in the world'
Edgar Allan Poe
Call for Papers
ORALITY TALK CIRCULARITY
UGC-SAP (DRS-II) on "Indian & Cross-Cultural Approaches to Marginal Literatures",
Centre for English Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate Programme in "Cultural Studies in Literary Interzones"
Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India
March 7-9, 2011
Call for Papers: Cornell University German Studies Graduate Conference
Jetzt: Contemporary and Historical Figurations
March 31/April 1, 2012
Keynote Speaker: Peter Fenves (Northwestern University)
"Now: it has already ceased to be since it was pointed out; the now that is is an other than that pointed out to us, it is what has been."
(Hegel, The Phenomenology of Spirit)
CFP for INTERSECTIONS / CROSS SECTIONS 2012: "OCCUPATIONS" (March 23–25, 2012)
11th Annual Communication and Culture Graduate Conference
York University/Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario
Abstracts due: December 23, 2011; notification by January 23, 2012
Conference date: March 23–25, 2012
Please email submissions and questions to: email@example.com
Occupare: (Latin.) To seize, capture
Mount Allison University, Sackville NB, 20–23 September 2012
The Louisiana Conference on Literature, Language, and Culture presents:
Media, Technology and the Imagination
March 29-31, 2012
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
State College of Florida
Author of Interrogating the Image: Movies and the World of Film and Television