In consideration of the revolutionary wave in the Middle East with the ongoing "Arab Spring" there and in China with calls for a "Jasmine Revolution," the 2012 World Literature Conference at Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, Georgia will address the role of World Literature in reflecting, mediating, and transforming the concepts of empathy, democracy, forgiveness, cosmopolitanism, and the status of the nation-state. We invite scholars to take interdisciplinary approaches to the reading, reception, interpretation, translation, and teaching of World Literature.
*online submission and registration is now open*
BRITISH SOCIETY FOR EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY STUDIES
41st Annual Conference
January 4-6, 2012
St Hugh's College, Oxford, U.K
'Landscapes & Environments '
The annual meeting of the British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies is Europe's largest and most prestigious annual conference dealing with all aspects of the history, literature, and culture of the long eighteenth century.
Poetry & Psychoanalysis
30 June – 1 July 2012, Oxford University, UK
Keynote speaker: Adam Phillips
Just as psychoanalysts have mined poetry for examples and case studies, the insights and the problems of psychoanalysis have been a rich source of inspiration for twentieth and twenty-first century poets. Psychoanalytic readings of poetry from Romanticism to the present have moved beyond symbol-hunting and biographical decoding: recent scholarship has explored a wide range of psychoanalytically-informed reading practices and models of subjectivity. In what ways do these two discourses continue to speak to one another? What preoccupations do they share? What frictions result from their conversation?
Call for Papers
New Voices, a Graduate English Conference
Bodies of Influence: The Human Body in the Humanities and Sciences
Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
October 20‐22, 2011
Keynote Speaker: Marilynn Richtarik, Associate Professor of 20th‐Century British and Irish
Literature and author of a critical biography of playwright Stewart Parker, forthcoming from
Oxford University Press.
Conventional art institutions such as museums and galleries have had problematic relationships with three-dimensional utilitarian objects since their inception. As several scholars, including Ruth Phillips and James Clifford, have argued, conventional displays deprive objects of their functionality and turn them into highly anaesthetized fetishes of high culture. The notorious notion of the modernist white cube has often been challenged and debunked by craft and design practitioners as unsuitable and denigrating for exhibiting utilitarian objects.
CALL FOR PAPERS
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.
3rd Global Conference
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.
2nd Global Conference
Ethical Living: Ethics in Everyday Life
Wednesday 16th May – Friday 18th May 2012
Prague, Czech Republic
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 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.