category: theory

Human-Animal Relation (Journal Issue; August 1, 2009)

full name / name of organization: 
Lynn Worsham/JAC: A Journal of Rhetoric, Culture, and Poltiics
contact email: 
worsham@ilstu.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS
Special Issue of JAC

Criticism as Method: Mediating Literature and Politics (3/19/09; MLA '09)

full name / name of organization: 
Swati Rana, MLA Graduate Student Caucus
contact email: 
swati@berkeley.edu

CFP: “Criticism as Method: Mediating Literature and Politics”
A Panel of the Graduate Student Caucus, MLA 2009

Pirates and Piracy (May 1, 2009)

full name / name of organization: 
Andrew Opitz / darkmatter
contact email: 
opit0010@umn.edu

darkmatter Journal - http://www.darkmatter101.org/

Special Issue - Call for Papers: Pirates and Piracy in History, Literature and Theory

"Historicizing Globalization" - College Art Association - February 2010, Chicago

full name / name of organization: 
Kirsty Robertson and Erin Morton
contact email: 
kirsty.robertson@uwo.ca

Please circulate widely.

Midwest Regional, American Conference for Irish Studies [UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
Southern Illinois Irish and Irish Immigration Studies Program
contact email: 
lordan@siu.edu

The 2009 Midwest Regional Meeting of the American Conference for Irish Studies will be held October 17-19 at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale.

MLA Special Session proposal - Reconsidering the Transnational Turn - 3/24

full name / name of organization: 
John Patrick Leary, Wayne State University
contact email: 
jpleary@wayne.edu

In recent years, a “transnational” approach to literary history has become popular.

UPDATE: Southern Writers/Southern Writing Graduate Conference

full name / name of organization: 
University of Mississippi, Tara McLellan
contact email: 
swswgradconference@gmail.com

UPDATED DUE DATE FOR SUBMISSIONS BOTH CRITICAL AND CREATIVE IS 5:00PM ON MARCH 31, 2009. PLEASE EMAIL SWSWGRADCONFERENCE@GMAIL.COM WITH QUESTIONS!

Territories of Thought - theory@buffalo (Journal, Issue 14; 9/1/09)

full name / name of organization: 
theory@buffalo
contact email: 
lam1jd@gmail.com

Territories of Thought

The slogan “Land and Freedom” articulates a relationship between territory and thought; it suggests the interpenetration of materiality and philosophy. It is our claim that freedom – the central concept of political thought as such – is fundamentally predicated on the tension between the materiality and the mythos of land. Further, “Land and Freedom” suggests the spatial and republican underpinnings of a particular political ontology, one that resonates, for example, with “territory and desire” in Deleuze and Guattari and “world and Being” in Heidegger. What, then, is the relationship of this spatialized political ontology to new forms of territorial organization wrought by neoliberal and neocolonial policies? From structural adjustments to special economic zones (SEZ’s), from resource wars to private investment in third-world agriculture, the massive force of accumulation and capitalization indicates the emergence of a new class of spaces secure for the techno-political logic of capitalism. Within the space of this logic, what remains of freedom? Of philosophy?

We welcome all papers dealing with the spatial articulation of political/philosophical concepts. Possible topics might include: relations between property, territory, and law; old and new spaces of capital; territory and violence; the spatial unconscious of philosophical concepts; topographies of subjectivity; political ontology; cognitive mapping; any number of post-structural concepts from territorialization to geophilosophy, from mondialisation to dissemination; Lefebvre and post-Lefebvrian Marxism, including Situationist psychogeographies and the space of the spectacle; Foucault and geography; primitive accumulation and the dispossession of land; the “camp” as biopolitical paradigm; critical reflections on border studies and so-called globalization.

Submissions are welcome from any disciplinary field, including social theory, literary studies, political theory, philosophy, geography, postcolonial studies, architecture, cultural studies, media studies, etc.
theory@buffalo also accepts book reviews. These can be on any topic and must be 1,200 words or less. All other submissions must be 10,000 words maximum. Please send two blind copies with a cover page to the address below, or send an electronic copy as an attachment in Microsoft Word to: lam1jd@gmail.com or prc3@buffalo.edu, RE: theory@buffalo 14.

All submissions are due September 1, 2009.

theory@buffalo
Philip Campanile and Joshua Lam, Editors
Department of Comparative Literature
638 Clemens Hall, North Campus
University at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY 14260
USA

Theory@buffalo is an interdisciplinary journal of criticism and philosophy housed in the Department of Comparative Literature at the University at Buffalo (SUNY). Contributors to this issue include Geoffrey Bennington, Stuart Elden, and Andrew Benjamin. Former contributors have included Ernesto Laclau, Jean-Luc Nancy, Werner Hamacher, Allan Stoekl, Bruno Bosteels, Elizabeth Grosz, Tina Chanter, Gerhard Richter, and our own Rodolphe Gasché.

UPDATE: [Theory] Death in Modern to Contemporary Irish Literature - SAMLA session 2009 - Extended Deadline

full name / name of organization: 
Victoria Bryan
contact email: 
Victoria-Bryan@utc.edu

UPDATE: [Theory] Death in Modern to Contemporary Irish Literature - SAMLA session 2009 - Extended Deadline

CFP: [Theory] The Cosmopolitan Novel: Old Paradigms/New Directions

full name / name of organization: 
Soo Kim
contact email: 
sooykim@tamu.edu

CFP: [Theory] The Cosmopolitan Novel: Old Paradigms/New Directions

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