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Aesthetics in the 21st Century - University of Basel, Sep 13-15, 2012

Wednesday, August 31, 2011 - 9:39am
Ridvan Askin / University of Basel

Aesthetics in the 21st Century
University of Basel
September 13-15, 2012

Confirmed Speakers: Graham Harman, Iain Hamilton Grant, N. Katherine Hayles

Ever since the turn of the century aesthetics has steadily gained momentum as a central field of study across the disciplines. No longer sidelined, aesthetics has grown in confidence as evidenced by recent works by major contemporary thinkers such as Jean-Luc Nancy (Muses II), Jacques Rancière (Dissensus; Aesthetics and its Discontents) and Alain Badiou (Handbook of Inaesthetics). In this vein, aesthetics does not merely designate a discipline concerned with theories of art, but more fundamentally the primacy of sensation and sensual encounter itself.

CFP:3rd Global Conference, Experiencing Prison, May 2012, Prage, Czech Republic.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011 - 9:33am
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

3rd Global Conference
Experiencing Prison

Thursday 10th May – Saturday 12th May 2012
Prague, Czech Republic

Call for Papers:
This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary conference marks the continuation of a project dedicated to the study of the experience of imprisonment.

Moving Modernisms Conference 21-24 March 2012

Tuesday, August 30, 2011 - 5:39pm
University of Oxford

21-24 March 2012

Tim Armstrong, University of London, Royal Holloway

David Bradshaw, Worcester College, Oxford

Laura Marcus, New College, Oxford

Steven Connor, University of London, Birkbeck

Robert Crawford, University of St Andrews

Wai Chee Dimock, Yale University

Enda Duffy, University of California at Santa Barbara

Maud Ellmann, University of Chicago

Tom Gunning, University of Chicago

Andreas Huyssen, Columbia University

Tyrus Miller, University of California, Santa Cruz

Julian Murphet, University of New South Wales

Moving Modernisms Conference Postgraduate Day 21 March 2012

Tuesday, August 30, 2011 - 5:30pm
University of Oxford

Moving Modernisms Postgraduate Conference

On 21-24 March 2012 Oxford University English Faculty will host a four-day conference entitled Moving Modernisms. The conference will bring together many scholars of international distinction with a view to examining, through plenary lectures and round-tables, Modernism's diverse manifestations, its manifold constructions and its future directions.

What Happens Now? February 24-25, 2012 [UPDATE] Keynote Speaker Announced

Tuesday, August 30, 2011 - 2:44pm
The Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference

The Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference 2012

What Happens Now?
Interdisciplinarity for the Future

On February 24-25 2012, graduate students from across academic disciplines will gather at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee to query, "What happens now?"

This conference invites contemporary, cutting-edge interdisciplinary work in the humanities, arts, and sciences. We seek to raise new questions, extend disciplinary and interdisciplinary boundaries, and reflect upon the current state of knowledge production in relation to our 21st century future.

Literature and Music, 10-12 May, 2012, Sibiu, Romania

Tuesday, August 30, 2011 - 1:40pm
Lucian Blaga University, Sibiu, Romania and Roehampton University, London, UK

From Verdi's Otello and Tolstoy's The Kreutzer Sonata to Anthony Burgess's literary and musical compositions and Kazuo Ishiguro's fictional musicians, literature is obsessed with music, and vice versa. This is the first conference critically to explore the connection between music and literature in a comprehensive fashion.

Keynote Speakers: Stephen Benson (UEA, Norwich, UK), Wendy Lesser (Berkeley, USA) and Gerry Smyth (John Moores University, Liverpool, UK). More names to be announced shortly.

With Performances by Special Guests including Willy Vlautin (Richmond Fontaine), Tom McCarthy, Zsolt Sores, Tiffany Murray, Douglas Cowie. More names to be announced shortly.

[UPDATE] The Atrium, Spring 2012 General Call, Submission Deadline: January 1, 2012.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011 - 9:36am
The Atrium: A Journal of Academic Voices/Ivy Tech Community College Northwest

THE ATRIUM: A Journal of Academic Community Voices, is a peer-reviewed cross-disciplinary journal published twice annually by Ivy Tech Community College Northwest. Ivy Tech is an academic home to 160,000 students throughout Indiana and is one of the largest community college systems in the United States.

[UPDATE] Cultural Capital or Capitalist Culture? An Economic Turn in American Studies (NeMLA March 15-18, 2012 Rochester, NY)

Monday, August 29, 2011 - 7:08pm
Northeast Modern Language Association

Though Americanist scholarship of the past quarter-century has focused almost exclusively on the political and ideological, questions of culture, identity, and exceptionalism have more often than not supplanted rather than complemented economic analysis. With the advent of the 2008 global financial crisis, however, economic concerns have again risen to the fore.