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Politics and Ontology

updated: 
Friday, July 20, 2018 - 1:34pm
ACLA 2019 - American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 19, 2018

"Politics and Ontology"

 

Organizer: Matthew Scully (Emerson College)

 

Politics, as that which relates to the organization of public life, and ontology, as the study of being, have long been intertwined. Left/right identity politics, for example, often ground themselves on an ontologized, or essentialized, identity. In contrast, many theorists view politics as the construction of identity. Jacques Rancière, for instance, insists that politics determines the ontological status of its subjects, rather than the reverse; no “human being” preexists the political act.

Beyond the Clock: An Interdisciplinary Symposium on Time (15-16 March 2019)

updated: 
Friday, July 20, 2018 - 1:39pm
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 14, 2018

 

Beyond the Clock: An Interdisciplinary Symposium on Time

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

15-16 March 2019

 

Keynote Speakers:

Jimena Canales (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)

Stephen Kern (The Ohio State University)

 

The “Beyond the Clock” Symposium brings together scholars from the humanities and social sciences for two days of presentations and discussions on what might be called the third generation of temporality studies.  

Afterlives of Medieval Religion in Contemporary Works

updated: 
Friday, July 20, 2018 - 1:25pm
Tales After Tolkien Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 7, 2018

This CFP is for the International Conference of Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, 2019.

 

It is for a paper session titled Afterlives of Medieval Religion in Contemporary Works. The panel will look at how the post-Tolkien works of fiction appropriate and misappropriate medieval religious constructions in any medium.

 

The Legacy of Tolkien's Medievalism in Contemporary Works

updated: 
Friday, July 20, 2018 - 1:28pm
Tales After Tolkien Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 7, 2018

This CFP is for the International Conference of Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, 2019.

 

It is for a paper session titled The Legacy of Tolkien's Medievalism in Contemporary Works. The session will examine the continuing influence of J.R.R. Tolkien on conceptions of the Middle Ages and the medieval that is prevalent in academic and popular cultures in any medium.

 

C4: The Conference on Contemporary Celebrity Culture

updated: 
Friday, July 20, 2018 - 1:28pm
Drake University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018

 

C4: The Conference on Contemporary Celebrity Culture, Drake University (Des Moines, Iowa, USA), June 9-11, 2019.

 

The Radical Sixties: Aesthetics, Politics and Histories of Solidarity

updated: 
Friday, July 20, 2018 - 1:21pm
Zeina Maasri / University of Brighton, UK
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 28, 2018

The Radical Sixties: Aesthetics, Politics and Histories of Solidarity  |  28–29 June 2019, University of Brighton, UK  An international interdisciplinary conference jointly organized by the University of Brighton’s Centre for Applied Philosophy, Politics and Ethics (CAPPE); Centre for Design History (CDH) and Centre for Memory, Narrative and Histories(CMNH). Deadline for abstracts: 28 September 2018 “The Sixties” continue to engage scholars from many disciplines in debates over what exactly changed; and, indeed, whether the various protest movements were in fact radical at all in their political demands.

"Lacan, Insecurity, Survival: Psychoanalysis and Political Anxiety"

updated: 
Friday, July 20, 2018 - 1:12pm
Matthew Lovett / Julia Bruehne / NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

 

Whether it is some sort of histrionic hyperbole or an actual description of our current state of affairs, it’s not a novel assertion to say that the West seems to be on the verge of collapse. If this is the case, the time and esotericism that psychoanalysis requires seems, yet again, to position it entirely on the axis of outdated luxury rather than sophisticated, trenchant, or even useful political analysis.

Playing the Field II: Video Games, American Studies, and Space

updated: 
Monday, July 23, 2018 - 3:31am
Dietmar Meinel (University of Duisburg-Essen)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Call for Papers

Playing the Field II: Video Games, American Studies, and Space

May 15-18, 2019, Kulturwissenschaftliches Institut Essen (KWI) and University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

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