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Thinking Feeling: Critical Theory, Culture, Feeling

Monday, September 12, 2011 - 9:19am
Dr Doug Haynes, University of Sussex, UK

Thinking Feeling: Critical Theory, Culture, Feeling

18th -19th May 2012
University of Sussex, Brighton, UK

Speakers will include: Timothy Bewes (Brown University), Ben Highmore (University of Sussex) and Alex Düttmann (Goldsmiths College, University of London); others tbc.

'Happiness is obsolete: uneconomic.' (Theodor Adorno, Minima Moralia)

CFP The Legacy of the Will - JNR Special Issue. Deadline: March 2012

Monday, September 12, 2011 - 5:37am
Journal of the Northern Renaissance

The semantic slipperiness of 'will' fascinated the Renaissance: in all manner of texts of the period we find 'Will too boote, and Will in over-plus'. The structural conceit of the opening lines of John Donne's poem, 'The Will', exemplifies a key thematic construct to be found in much early modern literature and a prevalent intellectual thread in the culture from which this literature emerges: 'Before I sigh my last gasp, let me breath / Great Love, some legacies'. This poem – this willed enactment of the speaker's last will and testament to the world he will shortly leave behind – encapsulates the polyvocal qualities of the human 'will' and all that it signifies.

Money, time, representation: literary explorations/IAPL 2012 May 28 - June 3

Monday, September 12, 2011 - 2:21am
Dr. Tiina Käkelä-Puumala/University of Helsinki

Hello all,

I'm organizing a session for the IAPL (International Association for Philosophy and Literature) conference in Tallinn, Estonia in May-June 2012. For the session (see brief description below) I'm looking for abstract submissions that deal with money in literature and/or money in philosophy, or the parallels between writing and money. If you are interested, please contact me soon and send an abstract by the end of September (max. 1000
words). The session can include 4 to 5 speakers. And please note: all speakers must be IAPL members by the end of September 2011.

Here is a link to the IAPL website:


Sunday, September 11, 2011 - 1:23pm
Thirteenth Annual Graduate Symposum in Women's & Gender History

Thirteenth Annual Graduate Symposium on Women's & Gender History

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
March 1-3, 2012


Vonnegut and Humor: Book Reviews (due March 15, 2012)

Sunday, September 11, 2011 - 10:40am
Peter C. Kunze and Robert T. Tally Jr.

For an upcoming special issue of *Studies in American Humor* devoted to "Vonnegut and Humor" (please see our call for proposals:, we would also like to invite book reviews of recently scholarship on the life and work of Kurt Vonnegut. *Studies in American Humor* prefers longer review-essays, but we would welcome shorter reviews (c. 2,000 words) as well. We are especially interested in reviews of the following books:

FRAMING LIVES 17-20 July 2012, Canberra, Australia

Sunday, September 11, 2011 - 7:44am
The 8th Biennial Conference of the International Auto/Biography Association


The 8th Biennial Conference of the International Auto/Biography Association
17-20 July 2012, Canberra, Australia

Deadline for paper and panel proposals: 15 November 2011
Notification of acceptance: 15 December 2011
Conference website:


The Humanities Research Centre and National Centre of Biography at the Australian National University, in partnership with the National Portrait Gallery, present Framing Lives, the 8th Biennial Conference of the International Auto/Biography Association.

[REMINDER] Orbit: Writing Around Pynchon: 2011-11-01

Saturday, September 10, 2011 - 10:11am
Martin Paul Eve, University of Sussex

Orbit: Writing Around Pynchon, a new Open Access, peer reviewed e-journal of scholarly work pertaining to the writings of Thomas Pynchon and adjacent fields, seeks articles, reviews and letters for publication.

Thomas Pynchon is an American writer of novels, short stories and occasional journalistic pieces whose influence upon the contemporary American writing scene is virtually unparalleled, leading Harold Bloom, in recent correspondence, to write: "certainly he is still the most important writer alive". Topics for consideration could include, but are by no means limited to:

Word Made Flesh, Flesh Made Word: Narratives of Pain, Pained Narratives (NEMLA 2012, 3/15-18)

Friday, September 9, 2011 - 9:59pm

This panel seeks to explore various dimensions of pain in French and Francophone literature. How is pain represented? What are the moral, aesthetic, and epistemological stakes of such representation? Does the staging of pain shape or distress textual integrity or architecture? Might we speak of a textual pain? How do pained and painful narratives affect the reader? Please send 300-word abstracts by September 30 to Tali Zechory,