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Special Issue of *Interdisciplinary Literary Studies* on the Literary and Moral Philosophy of Martha Nussbaum

Thursday, February 2, 2012 - 8:19pm
David Gorman (Associate Professor of English, Northern Illinois University) and Kenneth Womack (Professor of English & Integrative Arts, Penn State Altoona)

Call for Papers: Special Issue of Interdisciplinary Literary Studies: A Journal of Criticism and Theory (
We invite essays that respond to Nussbaum's proposal to consider literary works in the context of moral philosophy or that, in a literary context, consider the issues raised by Nussbaum's reflections on the academic and indeed public significance of the humanities.
Accepted essays will be published in a Special Issue of the peer-reviewed journal Interdisciplinary Literary Studies (Penn State University Press).

[UPDATE] Bondage and Power: 15 February 2012 (journal issue)

Thursday, February 2, 2012 - 3:51pm
Schuylkill Graduate Journal

We are in bondage to the law in order that we may be free. -- Marcus Tullius Cicero

All things are subject to interpretation; whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth. -- Friedrich Nietzsche

Bondage is the life of personality, and for bondage the personal self will fight with tireless resourcefulness and the most stubborn cunning. -- Aldous Huxley

[UPDATE] Miami Vice:The Role of Immorality and Depravity in Constructions of the Self and Community

Thursday, February 2, 2012 - 12:05pm
The 9th Annual Miami University English Graduate Student and Adjunct Association (MEGAA) Symposium

What's vice today may be virtue, tomorrow. -- Henry Fielding

In order to know virtue, we must first acquaint ourselves with vice.--Marquis de Sade

Greed, avarice, and lust; bribery, prostitution, and blackmail; sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll—vice is a sign and cause of social ills as well as an outlet of rebellion against structure and stagnation. How we (dis)associate ourselves with vice helps constitute our individual and group identities and affiliations.

Sylvia Plath Symposium 2012: The October Poems

Thursday, February 2, 2012 - 11:54am
Department of English, Indiana University Bloomington

The Department of English at Indiana University Bloomington is accepting papers for the Sylvia Plath Symposium 2012: The October Poems. This interdisciplinary event to be held on the Bloomington campus runs from Thursday through Sunday, October 25-28.

While topics on any aspect of Plath's work are welcome, featured speakers and artists will respond to what Plath called "the best poems of my life" – including "Daddy," "Lady Lazarus," "Ariel," "Fever 103°" and the Bee Sequence poems.

Modernism and Postponement @MSA 14: Las Vegas, Oct. 18-21

Thursday, February 2, 2012 - 11:17am
Modernist Studies Association 14

Destination Deferred: Modernist Postponements

We are seeking papers for a panel that will explore postponements in all their Modernist iterations for the fourteenth annual Modernist Studies Association conference. The following topics would be welcome, but potential contributors are certainly not limited to this list:

+ authorial postponements
+ textual and narratological deferral
+ historical and political positions
+ the unfinished or revised manuscript
+ genre theory
+ mediums including but beyond literature (film, art, etc.)
+ feminist studies
+ global/contemporary Modernism
+ psychological causes/effects of postponement

3rd Mechademia Conference on Anime, Manga and Media Theory from Japan, Nov. 29 - Dec. 2, 2012, Dongguk University, Seoul

Thursday, February 2, 2012 - 6:53am
Mechademia & Department of Film & Digital Media, Dongguk University, Seoul


3rd Mechademia Conference on Anime, Manga and Media Theory from Japan:

"World Renewal - Counterfactual Histories, Parallel Universes, and Possible Worlds"

November 29 - December 2, 2012
Dongguk University, Seoul
Deadline for submissions: May 15