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Perpetual Passing Away: History as Eternal Catastrophe in Walter Benjamin (ACLA)

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Wednesday, October 12, 2011 - 2:03pm
Edward S. Cutler (Brigham Young University),Maria Mercedes Andrade (Universidad de los Andes, Colombia)

Brushing against the redemptive political and theological promise many critics discover in Walter Benjamin, our seminar will investigate the complex figuration of time across his early and later work. "History decays into images, not stories," he proposes in The Arcades Project, a complimentary insight to his earlier assertion in The Origin of German Tragic Drama, that allegory introduces "the decisive category of time" in contrast to the ontological promise that inheres in the symbolic mode. For Benjamin, allegory eschews any eschatological fulfillment wherein "destruction is idealized and . . . nature is fleetingly revealed in the light of redemption." Rather, allegory gathers its iconic significance in the worldly subjection to death.

CFP-"Reading the Spanish City: Perspectives from Urban Cultural Studies"

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Wednesday, October 12, 2011 - 1:47pm
Special Issue of International Journal of Iberian Studies guest edited by Benjamin Fraser

Call For Papers/CFP
International Journal of Iberian Studies
Eds. Georgina Blakeley & Fernando León Solís

Special Issue on
"Reading the Spanish City: Perspectives from Urban Cultural Studies"
Guest edited by Benjamin Fraser

This special issue of the International Journal of Iberian Studies—titled "Reading the Spanish City: Perspectives from Urban Cultural Studies"—is conceived as a response to the growing interest in what are two complementary subfields of Hispanic Studies: Urban Studies and Cultural Studies.

Forms of Life: Literature, Politics, Aesthetics

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Wednesday, October 12, 2011 - 11:46am
The Department of Comparative Literature Binghamton University

Forms of Life: Literature, Politics, Aesthetics
The Department of Comparative Literature
Binghamton University
March 2nd-3rd 2012

Asian & African Diaspora Literature, History, and Arts—McCleary Interdisciplinary Symposium

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Tuesday, October 11, 2011 - 4:40pm
Department of English/Texas Southern University

Asian & African Diaspora Literature, History, and Arts—An Interdisciplinary Symposium

Spring 2012 – 14th Annual McCleary Interdisciplinary Symposium

The Department of English at Texas Southern University will host the Fourteenth Annual Interdisciplinary McCleary Symposium, April 12-13, 2012, Houston, Texas.

The general topic for the presentations is "Asian & African Diaspora Literature, History, and Arts."

Adaptations

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Tuesday, October 11, 2011 - 12:31pm
University of Pennsylvania Graduate Humanities Forum

The Graduate Humanities Forum of the University of Pennsylvania invites submissions for its twelfth annual conference: "Adaptations." This one-day interdisciplinary conference will take place on Friday, February 17th, 2012 at the Penn Humanities Forum, in conjunction with its 2011-2012 theme, "Adaptations." Our keynote speaker is Dr. Rey Chow.

3rd Global Conference: Revenge (July 2012, Oxford, United Kingdom)

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Tuesday, October 11, 2011 - 6:32am
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

3rd Global Conference
Revenge

Sunday 15th July 2012 – Tuesday 17th July 2012
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Call for Papers:
Revenge, so we are told, is a dish best served cold: a 'sweet' wreaking of vengeance on those who have – either in reality or in our minds – slighted, wronged or in some way 'injured' us and who are now 'enjoying' their just deserts by an avenging angel (or angels) on the great day of reckoning.

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