What makes an object, a person, or a pursuit a "curiosity"? Are curiosities abnormal and rare? Are they always the extraordinarily strange, or can they be an everyday oddity? Enmeshed in a larger set of notions that often pit the social against the individual, the normative against the taboo, and the expected against the surprising, curiosities generate questions about desire, taste, knowledge, and inquiry.
PROSTHESIS: Journal of Interdisciplinary Theory and Critcism
CFP: 'Theoretical Matter(s)'.
We seek papers that examine the ways Deleuze's reading of modernist literature influenced his philosophy for a proposed themed panel at the 5th International Deleuze Studies Conference, hosted by Tulane University. Particularly interesting would be papers that undertake a study of modernist writers who have been comparatively neglected (alongside those like Kafka, Proust, and Beckett) in the field of Deleuze studies, such as Alfred Jarry, Virginia Woolf, Antonin Artaud, D.H. Lawrence, H.P. Lovecraft, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Henry James, William Faulkner, and Jorge Luis Borges, among others.
[The editors are pleased to report that this project has already received favorable attention from a scholarly press and, in order to present as wide a net of subject coverage as possible, are especially interested at this point in receiving submissions on topics related to film, television, performance and visual arts, though submissions from all genres are still welcome up to the deadline]
Patrice Evans, who blogs under the moniker "The Assimilated Negro," published an online essay on the ebonyjet.com website late in 2007 that lamented the seeming lack of satire in mainstream black culture:
Although the tradition of thinking about the image in philosophy and aesthetics goes all the way back to Plato and Aristotle there have recently been numerous critical approaches that depart from this tradition and envision the image as neither a copy of a copy nor as an ideological formation. The Graduate Conference "The Violence of the Image" seeks to further these new insights into the nature of the image.
Computer Science Journals (CSC Journals) invites researchers, editors, scientists & scholars to publish their scientific research papers in an International Journal of Computer Science and Security (IJCSS) Volume 6, Issue 2.
Faculty of English, University of Oxford, 28th-30th September 2012
Confirmed speakers and participants include: Timothy Brennan, Derek Attridge, Amit Chaudhuri, Priyamvada Gopal, Nicholas Harrison, Elleke Boehmer, Peter McDonald
***DEADLINE EXTENDED TO DEC. 15 BY MIDNIGHT***
33rd Annual Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations
February 8-11, 2012
Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center
located in downtown Albuquerque, NM
The present pleasure,
By revolution low'ring, thus become
The opposite of itself
- Shakespeare, Antony and Cleopatra
If, in the near future, all data, movies, etc., were to become instantly available, if the delay were to become minimal so that the very notion of "searching for" (a book, a film …) were to lose meaning, would this instant availability not suffocate desire?
[d]o not give way on your desire
For its 2012 issue, Criterion (an undergraduate and master's level student journal) anticipates reserving space for up to four essays exploring issues that relate to transnational American studies. To provoke thoughts on this topic, Dr. Jared Hickman of Johns Hopkins University has provided a prompt, "(Meta) Critiques of 'Transnational American Studies'." Authors should not attempt to address all of the issues raised by Dr. Hickman; rather, Criterion hopes this prompt will serve as a springboard for creative and well-focused essays on relevant issues and texts.