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CFP: [Theory] Hermesâs Tongue: Validity & Challenges of Art as Messenger (Grad Panel, 10/15/07; 2/29/08-3/1/08)

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Monday, October 1, 2007 - 5:10pm
Want Chyi

What are the challenges of using art to translate a message? How does art
function as a language? What is lost or gained when it is transmitted to
the audience? How does visual/ performance art fit into academia? This
panel seeks critical and creative presentations, including visual and
performance art, which explores these questions.

Submit 350-word paper proposals by October 15 to the Southwest Graduate
English Symposium, held at Arizona State University, February 29-March 1,
2008. Please include your name, professional affiliation, home and office
numbers, mailing address, and email address. Also, please include any A/V
requirements with your submission.

CFP: [Theory] (Re)Inventing the Pronoun (Grad Panel, 10/15/07; 2/29/08-3/1/08)

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Monday, October 1, 2007 - 4:48am
Want Chyi

How does the translation of social and cultural codes (re)invent gender?
How does the (re)invention of gender affect existing communities and
create new forms of communication and identity? What are the consequences
of blurring and transgressing these boundaries? This panel seeks critical
and creative presentations that explore these questions.

Submit 350-word paper proposals by September 30 to the Southwest Graduate
English Symposium, held at Arizona State University, February 29-March 1,
2008. Please include your name, professional affiliation, home and office
numbers, mailing address, and email address. Also, please include any A/V
requirements with your submission.

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

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Thursday, September 20, 2007 - 7:04pm
Anna Kornbluh

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

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Thursday, September 20, 2007 - 2:29pm
Rebecca Colesworthy

“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]

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Wednesday, September 19, 2007 - 5:19pm
Jeffrey Schneider

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
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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)

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Monday, September 17, 2007 - 5:11pm
Cynthia Calhoun

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
Cynthia Calhoun

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.

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