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CFP: [Theory] Oscar Wilde's Critical Essays (11/15/07); collection)

updated: 
Monday, September 17, 2007 - 4:11pm
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.

CFP: [Theory] Is There a Human in this Text? Rethinking Literature and Humanism

updated: 
Monday, September 17, 2007 - 7:41am
Dr Andy Mousley

Have specialisation, historicism and the reduction of education to skills
killed off literature’s existential significance? Does English therefore
need re-humanising? If so, what form or forms might this take? Or perhaps
English has never entirely broken away from its humanist roots - in which
case, how, if at all, has its humanism mutated? Is the problem that the
traditional vocabulary of humanism is now embarrassed and exhausted and
needs to be reinvented?

CFP: [Theory] Gaming Theory and Culture (10/31/07; ICFA, 3/19/08 â 3/23/08)

updated: 
Sunday, September 16, 2007 - 7:21pm
Barbara Lucas

Participants are being sought for paper sessions on Video Game Theory and
Culture for the 29th Annual International Conference on the Fantastic in
the Arts.

The focus of ICFA 29 is on the sublime in the fantastic, and while papers
relating to this theme are welcome, proposals on any topics related to
this call will be considered. The conference will be held in Orlando,
Florida, from March 19 - 23, 2008 at the Marriott Orlando Marriott
Hotel. For more information and updates about the conference, please
visit www.iafa.org.

Possible topics include (but are not limited to) the following topics:

CFP: [Theory] Hypertexts, New Media, and Convergence in the Fantastic (10/31/07; ICFA, 3/19/08 â 3/23/08)

updated: 
Sunday, September 16, 2007 - 7:18pm
Barbara Lucas

Participants are being sought for paper sessions on Hypertexts, New
Media, and Convergence in the Fantastic for the 29th Annual International
Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts.

The focus of ICFA 29 is on the sublime in the fantastic, and while papers
relating to this theme are welcome, proposals on any topics related to
this call will be considered. The conference will be held in Orlando,
Florida, from March 19 - 23, 2008 at the Marriott Orlando Marriott
Hotel. For more information and updates about the conference, please
visit www.iafa.org.

Possible topics include (but are not limited to) the following topics:

UPDATE: [Theory] Specs: Sympathetic Interfaces btw. Critical/Creative Practices (journal)

updated: 
Sunday, September 16, 2007 - 2:44am
Vidhu Aggarwal

Specs is a journal of contemporary culture and arts at Rollins College.

Specs aims to create sympathetic interfaces between artistic and critical
practices. The journal invokes the spirit of John Dewey, for whom thinking
begins in flux, in the "peculiar combination of the understood and
nonunderstood."

The editors invite submissions of theoretical and/or creative work for both
the print and web issue, including critical articles, fiction, non-fiction
(of up to 6000 works), poetry (3-5 poems) and artwork.

UPDATE: [Theory] (Re)Constructing Queer Pedagogy (10/1/07; 4/10-13/08)

updated: 
Saturday, September 15, 2007 - 8:12pm
Nowell Marshall

Deadline extended to Oct. 1, 2007

39th Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) Convention
April 10-13, 2008

Buffalo, New York

Despite the growth of composition studies and pedagogy as fields of interest
in recent decades and the simultaneous development of LGBT studies and queer
theory, these two areas of interest are rarely brought together. Drawing on
George Hillocks idea that theory forms the basis of coherent classroom
practice, this panel hopes to continue the discussion on queer pedagogy by
soliciting papers informed by theory, praxis, critical reflection, and
experience.

CFP: [Theory] Specs: Sympathetic Interfaces btw. Critical/Creative Practices (journal)

updated: 
Friday, September 14, 2007 - 6:08pm
Vidhu Aggarwal

CALL FOR PAPERS

Specs is a journal of contemporary culture and arts at Rollins College.

Specs aims to create sympathetic interfaces between artistic and critical practices. The journal
invokes the spirit of John Dewey, for whom thinking begins in flux, in the "peculiar combination
of the understood and nonunderstood."

The editors invite submissions of theoretical and/or creative work for print and web issue.

The editorial board consists of writers and academics for a wire variety of fields. The editors are
excited by specialty, an excess of detail, fragments, narratives, meta-narratives, and pieces that
blur genre boundaries.

Please email submissions as word attachments to specs_at_rollins.edu.

CFP: [Theory] IAPL 2008 MELBOURNE CONFERENCE: GLOBAL ARTS / LOCAL KNOWLEDGE

updated: 
Friday, September 14, 2007 - 7:30am
Kuisma Korhonen

THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF PHILOSOPHY AND LITERATURE
IAPL 2008 - MELBOURNE CONFERENCE
30 June â€" 6 July 2008

CALL FOR PAPERS

The International Association of Philosophy and
Literature 32nd annual conference will take place
in Australia for the first time in 2008.

The event will be held in Melbourne from June
30-July 6th, and the conference theme is GLOBAL
ARTS / LOCAL KNOWLEDGE. Keynote speakers will be confirmed in the coming
weeks.

The deadline for submission of paper abstracts
and panel proposals is Monday, 1st October 2007.

Please go to www.iapl.info for further information and to submit
abstracts.

CFP: [Theory] Professional Panel on Feminism in the Classroom (9/15/07; NEMLA, 4/10/08-4/13/08

updated: 
Tuesday, September 11, 2007 - 1:40pm
Christy Wenger

CFP: Professional Panel on Feminism in the Classroom (9/15/07; NEMLA,
4/10/08-4/13/08)

Call for Papers

2008 North Eastern Modern Language Association
Convention in Buffalo, New York
Date: April 10-13, 2008

Deadline for Abstract: September 15, 2007

Please e-mail a one-page abstract as a MS Word attachment to
christy.wenger_at_lehigh.edu or via regular mail to

Christy Wenger
Lehigh University
35 Sayre Dr.
English Department, 101 Drown Hall
Bethlehem, PA 18015

Please include with your abstract:

Name and Affiliation

Email address

Postal address

Telephone number

A/V requirements (if any)

UPDATE: [Theory] Beholding Violence Conference, BGSU

updated: 
Saturday, September 8, 2007 - 3:26am
erin labbie

Deadline for abstracts is extended to September 18. Please send to Erin Labbie
labbie_at_bgsu.edu

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CFP: [Theory] Speaking in Borrowed Tongues: An Investigation of Appropriative Literature (NEMLA. April 2008)

updated: 
Saturday, September 8, 2007 - 2:12am
Michael S. Hennessey

Speaking in Borrowed Tongues: An Investigation of Appropriative Literature

Throughout the twentieth century and beyond, there has been a rich and
lively tradition of appropriative aesthetics, from the Surrealists to Pop
Art, hip-hop to contemporary mash-up artists. In the literary realm, this
mode of expression has taken forms as diverse as the cut-ups of Tristan
Tzara, the New York School poetics of John Ashbery and Ted Berrigan and
Kevin Young's Basquiat tribute-in-verse, To Repel Ghosts (the Remix), as
well as prose experimentations from William S. Burroughs to Jonathan Lethem.

CFP: [Theory] Call For Papers

updated: 
Friday, September 7, 2007 - 7:42am
Dr. Vicki Karaminas

Subcultural Style and Identity

Popular Culture Association

Thirty-Eighth Annual Meeting

March 19-22, 2008

Submission deadline: November 9, 2007

CALL FOR PAPERS:

Subcultural Style and Identity is a significant and influential component of contemporary fashion
and dress. Information can be retrieved from the media, fashion, design, music, social, economic
and other cultural histories, as well as sexuality. Subcultural dress is ultimately associated with
the wearer's identity and lifestyle, whose attitude, hairstyle, makeup and context form a critical
part in the examination of dress.

UPDATE: [Theory] Refractory â Series TV (1/15/08: Journal issue)

updated: 
Tuesday, September 4, 2007 - 12:03am
Dr. Lucian Chaffey

CALL FOR PAPERS â€" NEW EXTENDED DEADLINE

Refractory: a Journal of Entertainment Media is a refereed,
peer-reviewed, e-journal that explores the diverging and intersecting
aspects of current and past entertainment media. The journal is
published by the Cinema Studies Program, School of Culture and
Communication, University of Melbourne.

http://www.refractory.unimelb.edu.au/

Submission of completed articles (4â€"6000 words) + brief bio: 01/15/08
Publication: Autumn 2008

ISSUE THEME: Series TV: New fields of critical thought and radical
perspectives on series televisuality.

CFP: [Theory] Life Writing and Translations

updated: 
Sunday, September 2, 2007 - 7:53am
Craig Howes

Call for Papers
The Sixth Biennial International Auto/Biography Association Conference
Honolulu, Hawai‘i
June 23-26, 2008
Abstract Deadline: November 1, 2007

Conference Topic: Life Writing and Translations

The Center for Biographical Research and the International Auto/Biography
Association invite scholars from around the world to attend the sixth IABA
conference, which will be held at the East-West Center, next to the campus
of the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa, in Honolulu.

CFP: [Theory] HANNAH ARENDT CIRCLE CONFERENCE (2008)

updated: 
Thursday, August 30, 2007 - 3:50pm
Adrian Switzer

The Departments of Philosophy and Comparative Literature at Emory
University will be hosting the second independent conference for the
Hannah Arendt Circle, March 28-30, 2008.

Papers on any aspect of Arendt's work, as well as studies, critiques, and
applications of her thinking, are welcome.

Please send an abstract of the paper, by e-mail (750 word limit).
Abstracts should be formatted for anonymous review and submitted to the
program committee chair, Stephen Schulman, at sschulman_at_elon.edu on or
before November 14th, 2007.

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