In his 1913 essay, "The Serious Artist," Ezra Pound suggests that writing "good" poetry is as much a matter of aesthetics as it is ethics. The last few years have seen an increased amount of scholarship pertaining to the ethics of modernism. The majority of these critical inquiries, however, have centered on fiction in general and novels in particular. What if we took Pound's claim seriously as a way of shifting the attention of this conversation away from plot and toward poetics? What would an ethical poetry look like? How might poetic form be implicated in a philosophical considerations of ethics? This panel is accepting abstract submissions that entertain these questions and any others that engage the relationship between poetics and ethics.
CFP for a Special Session for MLA 2013, Boston:
"Literature and the Philosophy of Technology"
Approaches to literature drawing from philosophy of technology or critical theory of technology. Literary critical responses or challenges to theories of technology.
400-word proposal, brief bio
Deadline for submissions:
1 March 2012
Contact person information:
Jessica Kuskey (email@example.com)
Central European University is a US-style, internationally recognized institution of post-graduate education in the social sciences and humanities. Its summer school (June 4-July 27, 2012) is a program in English for graduate students, university teachers, researchers and professionals in the social sciences and humanities. It draws its student body of around 500 participants annually from more than 60 countries and its faculty from over 30 countries.
Call for papers: WELCOMING STRANGERS
An international, interdisciplinary postgraduate conference, 27 April 2012
Humanities and Arts Research Centre, Royal Holloway, University of London
Professor Robin Cohen (Emeritus Professor and Principal Investigator of the Leverhulme-funded Oxford Diasporas Programme, University of Oxford
Professor John Hill (Department of Media Arts, Royal Holloway, University of London)
Papers are invited for presentation at the RMMLA 2012 annual convention on
"Space and Spatiality: Mending Walls and Boundaries"
Papers should explore some of the following topics, among others:
• Define spatiality
• Space and place
• Multiple spaces: land, sky, and sea
• Private, public, and hybrid spaces
• Walls/boundaries that separate people and places
• Real and virtual space; gendered and neutral space
• Space in the disciplines: in literature, architecture, geography, etc.
Proposals (100-200 words) should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 1, 2012.
The Undergraduate Comparative Literature Association at Cornell University cordially invites submissions of 300-500 word abstracts by other undergraduates for twenty-minute papers for its first annual undergraduate conference.
This interdisciplinary student conference endeavors to bring about discussion and ideas on the current themes of occupation expressing themselves in political demonstrations and movements
throughout our nation and the global community. Exploring these themes in literature, film, and rhetoric provides a textual landscape for the creative expression of occupation which foregrounds and/or responds to the world-wide movements of the early 21st century as well as addressing historical ideas of occupation. Traditional as well as novel approaches to this theme are encouraged.
Computer Science Journals (CSC Journals) invites researchers, editors, scientists & scholars to publish their scientific research papers in an International Journal of Scientific and Statistical Computing (IJSSC) Volume 3, Issue 2.
Computer Science Journals (CSC Journals) invites researchers, editors, scientists & scholars to publish their scientific research papers in an International Journal of Software Engineering (IJSE) Volume 3, Issue 2.