Criterion seeks original, well-researched, and intellectually rigorous essays written from diverse critical perspectives and about texts from any time period or literary tradition. Submissions are peer-reviewed by a selection board at BYU, and final decisions are made by the journal's two Editors-in-Chief in consultation with a faculty advisor. Essays may be submitted on a year-round basis, but Criterion is currently soliciting submissions for its 2012 issue, scheduled for publication in April of 2012. The submission deadline for the 2012 issue is 20 January 2012. Essays received after this deadline will be considered for the 2013 issue.
Nothing New Under the Sun?
Novelty, Game-Changing, and Genre-Breaking
2011 University of Florida English Graduate Organization Conference
October 28-29, 2011, at the University of Florida
Keynote Speaker: Richard Flynn (Georgia Southern University)
The English Graduate Organization of the University of Florida invites papers across disciplines concerning the idea of novelty in literature, film, rhetoric or the production of art. By interrogating the causes and effects of novelty in the life of an artist, scholar or artistic movement, we hope to destabilize the boundaries around the "old" and "new" and trace the lingering impact of these game-changers across both time and disciplines.
Peaks Interdisciplinary Conference 2012
"This is the End": Transformations & New Beginnings
Rumors of the end of the world have existed for as long as humans have been able to articulate fear. The year 2012 has provided us with yet another instance of this phenomenon. This year's conference will highlight our ideas about endings, beginnings, and rebirths in all of their various forms. We hope to see visions of Armageddon, conceptualizations of endings or changes in art, media, and culture, and new explorations of beginnings and endings in language studies, education, and the sciences.
February 24th and 25th
Kickoff on February 23rd
NAU University Union
CALL FOR PAPERS / CALL FOR PROJECTS: MARXISM AND NEW MEDIA
DUKE UNIVERSITY PROGRAM IN LITERATURE (DURHAM, NC)
JANUARY 20 & 21, 2012
KEYNOTES: ALEX GALLOWAY (NYU) and RICARDO DOMINGUEZ (UCSD)
DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS: OCTOBER 30, 2011
Poetry Communities and the Individual Talent
University of Pennsylvania
April 6-7, 2012
Confirmed Keynote Panelists: Maria Damon (University of Minnesota), Craig Dworkin (University of Utah), Brian Reed (University of Washington at Seattle)
Call for Papers: ACLA 2012 " Reproduction, Life, and Futurity in the Humanities"
Now accepting paper proposals for a seminar session entitled "Reproduction, Life, and Futurity in the Humanities" at the American Comparative Literature Association conference to beheld at Brown University from March 29th to April 1, 2012.
New Voices in Irish Criticism: "Legitimate Ireland"
19th – 21st April 2012
Institute of Irish Studies
Queen's University, Belfast
From plantations to Grattan's parliament, poitín distillers to the IMF bailout, the Irish have always had a fraught relationship with institutions of political, social and religious power. It raises questions surrounding the legitimacy of performative and systemic aspects of Irishness, which has been and continues to be in flux both north and south of the border.
ARCHAEOLOGIES OF THE FUTURE: tracing memories / imagining spaces
The International Association for Philosophy and Literature, 36th annual conference
Dates: 28 May-3 June 2012.
Deadline for submissions: 15 Oct 2011
Keynote speakers Jacques Rancière (philosopher), Erkki-Sven Tüür (composer) and others.
Hosted by Tallinn University and the Estonian Literary Museum
Location: Tallinn University (Estonia)
Go to www.iapl.info for details on submission of paper or panel proposal.
Questions? contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hugh J. Silverman, IAPL Executive Director and Program Coordinator
CALL FOR PAPERS: The Nonhuman Turn in 21st Century Studies
Center for 21st Century Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
May 4-5, 2012
This conference takes up the "nonhuman turn" that has been emerging in the arts, humanities, and social sciences over the past few decades. Intensifying in the 21st century, this nonhuman turn can be traced to a variety of different intellectual and theoretical developments from the last decades of the 20th century:
actor-network theory, particularly Bruno Latour's career-long project to articulate technical mediation, nonhuman agency, and the politics of things;
Call for Papers: Crossing Borders in the Transnational Work of Agha Shahid Ali at CEA 2012
March 29-31, 2012 | Richmond, Virginia
Omni Richmond Hotel, 100 South 12th Street, Richmond, Virginia
The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Crossing Borders in the Transnational Work of Agha Shahid Ali for our 43rd annual conference. Submit your proposal at http://www.cea-web.org