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MMLA 2006 Comparative Literature Panel
9-12 November 2006, Palmer House Hilton, Chicago IL
contact: Mark Pettus (mapettus_at_wisc.edu), University of Wisconsin-Madison
Faced with practice, theory often turns its gaze toward the future, casting
predictions from a symptomatic present. Out of the present, theory often
prophesies the end of a movement or its continued progress.
Kant, for instance, read the French Revolution as a sign of mankind=B9s
progress and Prussia=B9s peace with the revolutionary government of France as
portending perpetual peace between all nations. Earlier in =B3Idea for
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Deleuze: Texts and Images
The 9th Annual University of South Carolina Comparative Literature Conference,
An International Conference
5th - 8th April, 2007
Over the past two decades, readers of the works of Gilles Deleuze have had
several opportunities to participate in international conferences held at Trent
University and organized by Constantin V. Boundas. In that tradition, we
announce the organization of a conference to take place on the campus of the
University of South Carolina(Columbia, SC, USA), between April 5 and 8, 2007,
sponsored by the Program in Comparative Literature , the English Department,
and the College of Arts and Sciences.
Call for Papers for a volume on
Theory After Derrida
Centre for Social Theory and Design,
University of Technology, Sydney
Walter Benjamin and the Architecture of Modernity
August 17-19 2006
Call for Papers
Walter Benjamin=92s work remains central to discussions of modernity=20
within the Humanities, Visual Arts, Design and Architecture. This=20
conference will bring together scholars working on all aspects of=20
Benjamin=92s work as well as those who deploy the insights of that work=20=
in developing projects of their own.
Abstracts of 300 words, which will be subject to a refereeing process,=20=
PALA 2006 Joensuu Finland Call for papers
There has been much debate in recent years within the broad
domain of stylistics about how to define this field of
investigation. This same debate most recently arose at our last
gathering in Huddersfield (July 2005). How has stylistics
evolved since the early 1970s? How do we define "stylistics"
today? What are its aims? How do we go about meeting these
aims? Can we realistically reach a consensus? How viable is
stylistics in the 21st century? What could be its main
contributions? To what extent is stylistics an interdisciplinary
venture? The purpose of this conference is to reflect upon
these broad questions: to consider what state the state of
7th Graduate Conference in Erlangen
Deadline: August 31st 2006
November 3rd - 5th 2006
Kochstr. 4, 91054 Erlangen
CALL FOR PAPERS
DaVinci to Derrida: Breaking Codes Across Disciplines ***Open to faculty,
graduates, and undergraduates
Texas A&M University - Commerce will hold the 15th Annual English Graduates
for Academic Development (EGAD) conference on October 27, 2006. Submissions
should be made by August 16, 2006.
This year's keynote speaker is George Getschow, Mayborn
Writer-in-Residence at the University of North Texas. He is also former
bureau chief of the Wall Street Journal for Dallas and Houston. In 1983, he
was runner-up for the Pulitzer Prize in the national reporting category for
a series of stories about labor camps of the Southwest.
CFP: 'Chance and Control' Forum: University of Edinburgh Postgraduate
Journal of Culture and the Arts (07/14/06)
The autumn 2006 issue of Forum addresses the interrelated concepts of
chance and control. Notions such as freewill and determinism, structure
and agency, and order and chaos have long informed the practice of
literature, art, music, cinema, performance and other cultural forms,
prompting questions such as:
CALL FOR PAPERS : CONCILIATION AND RECONCILIATION
International Conference of the GRIC
December 7-9th 2006
LE HAVRE University (France)
We have the pleasure to let you know that the 2nd international
conference of the Groupe de Recherche Identités et Cultures (GRIC) will
be held at the University of Le Havre (France) on December 7-9th 2006.
It is intended to be an interdisciplinary Conference having as a central
unifying theme : "Conciliation and Reconciliation".
We would be pleased to bring together the following fields of research :
1- Humanities (arts, civilisation, literature, linguistics and semiology)
2- Law, political science and economy
Call for Papers
Orientalism: Culture, Politics, and the Imagined Other
The editors invite contributions on all aspects, literary and =
non-literary, of French Orientalism for a proposed publication following =
up on the 2005 Orientalism conference sponsored by the Ph.D. Program in =
French at the City University of New York. Submissions from English =
language literary and historical perspectives are welcome.
CFP: "Prefixing" - An Interdisciplinary Work-in-Progress Conference (Australia)
Abstract Deadline: Friday, May 19
Conference Date: Sunday, September 24 - Tuesday, September 26, 2006
Prefixing: An Interdisciplinary Work-in-Progress (WIP) Conference
The University of Queensland
St. Lucia Campus
"Prefixing" is the 10th Annual Work-in-Progress postgraduate
conference organised by the English, Media Studies, and Art History
Postgraduate Society (EMAPS) of the University of Queensland in
Ab. Audi. Auto. Chron. Dict. Mis.
Over. Pre. Post. Re. Trans. Un. Under.
Academic work is bound by prefixes.
The Culture Industry Today, Universidade Metodista de
Piracicaba (UNIMEP), Brazil, Aug. 28 – Sept. 1.
With participants from several Brazilian universities,
the study group "Critical Theory and Education" has
been carrying out research on Critical Theory since
1991, focusing especially on issues related to
education and cultural analysis. In our 5th
conference, we would like to bring scholars together
to discuss – from the perspective of the first
generation of the Frankfurt School – the culture
industry today, particularly under the impact of the
new technologies and the consequences resulting from
Rhetorics of Social Formation
University of Redlands, Redlands, CA
19 - 20 January 2007
The Centre for Rhetorics & Hermeneutics and the New Testament
Rhetoric Project of the Institute for Antiquity and Christianity is
pleased to announce Rhetorics of Social Formation, the sixth in a
series of highly successful international conferences exploring
rhetorical theory in the context of pressing public issues.
Call for Papers
2006 ALSC Conference, Hotel Sir Francis Drake, San Francisco, California,
October 13-15 2006
April 7, 2006
The Association of Literary Scholars and Critics (ALSC) has re-issued its
call for papers for the seminar sections of the 2006 ALSC Conference
Program. The panels are not open for submissions at this time.
The submissions deadline for all three seminars has been extended to April
Additional prospective members and current members alike are heartily
invited to apply.
Please see below for details.
CFP: 'Déjà Vu' antiTHESIS Symposium (Australia)
An Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Symposium
Friday July 7, 2006
Graduate Centre, University of Melbourne
'Déjà Vu' is a one-day symposium organised by the
editorial collective of antiTHESIS and postgraduates
in the Department of English with Cultural Studies at
the University of Melbourne.
The symposium will bring together postgraduate
scholars and creative writers from across Australia
for a day of interdisciplinary debate and academic
"What lies before me is my past"
— Oscar Wilde.