category: twentieth century and beyond

Representing Perpetrators (CFP deadline 12 April 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Department of English Literature, University of Sheffield
contact email: 
s.vice@sheffield.ac.uk

Representing Perpetrators:
An Interdisciplinary Conference

24-25 September 2010

Humanities Research Institute
University of Sheffield

Spectacle! The Seduction of Illusion

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Crisis Carnival 2010
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sdsu.grad.conference@gmail.com

Crisis Carnival 2010: Spectacle! The Seduction of Illusion

What do the Olympic opening ceremony, drag queens, and Shakespeare have in common?

Linguistic theorists such as Judith Butler, Jean Baudrillard, and Guy Debord have all conjectured that we engage daily in performances that obscure the line between illusion and reality. These performances both re-affirm and challenge society’s values, boundaries, and taboos. By analyzing these spectacles, we can question the relationship between performance and the “real,” with the hopes of discovering the motivations behind these seductive visions.

In a society dominated by media constructions of our cultural values, it is more important than ever to evaluate the role that spectacle plays. What is the social significance of illusions – to inspire change, to help us distinguish the values most important to us, or to help us escape?

The goal of this conference will be to bring the conversation into a contemporary context. How are social anxieties personified in the spectacle of monstrosity? What role do today’s avatars, clones, and digital doppelgangers play in our conceptions of our “real” selves? How has the relationship between performance and the real changed since Shakespeare?

CFP: New German Review

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New German Review: A Journal of German Studies
contact email: 
NGR@humnet.ucla.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS

Volume 25 (2010)

AUSTRALIAN LITERATURE - Twentieth Century and Beyond

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The Indian Review of World Literature in Einglish - www.worldlitonline.net
contact email: 
ganesanbalan@yahoo.com

THEMED ISSUE ON AUSTRALIAN LITERATURE – JULY 2010

[UPDATE] Katherine Mansfield, the 'Underground' and the 'Blooms Berries'

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RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia
contact email: 
melinda.j.harvey@rmit.edu.au

Katherine Mansfield, the 'Underworld' and the 'Blooms Berries'

A symposium hosted by
Writing and Literary Studies
School of Media and Communication
RMIT University
Melbourne, Australia

Consensual Empires: Orientalism as the Economy of Sameness (3/15/2010; MLA, 1/6-9/2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Natasa Kovacevic, Eastern Michigan University and Daniel Vukovich, Hong Kong University
contact email: 
nkovacev@emich.edu; vukovich@hku.hk

UCLA English Southland Graduate Conference - June 4, 2010

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UCLA English Department
contact email: 
southland.ucla@gmail.com

“Afterlives”: June 4, 2010

Keynote Speakers
Mark Seltzer (Evan Frankel Professor of Literature, UCLA)
Saree Makdisi (Professor of English and Comparative Literature, UCLA)

The term "afterlives" has become increasingly predominant in recent literary criticism. But what is meant by afterlives? How do its ghostly connotations distinguish it from older critical models of influence, and how can we understand its proximity to haunting as divergent from previous theorizations of spectrality? How do afterlives function within and between texts?

Wiki-Planet? : Postcolonial Theory and Digitality (3/21/10; MLA 2011, Jan. 6-9, 2011, Los Angeles, CA)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Amit Ray, Department of English, College of Liberal Arts, Rochester Institute of Technology, USA
contact email: 
axrgsl@rit.edu

Rhizomes' Special Issue: "Becoming-Girl" (deadline August 31, 2010)

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Leandra Preston / University of Central Florida
contact email: 
goleandra@gmail.com

Rhizomes: Cultural Studies in Emerging Knowledge, a peer-reviewed online journal, invites submissions for its thematic issue, “Becoming-Girl.” Deleuze articulates the notion of becoming a

ACIS-West 2010 - October 1-3, 2010: “(Re)Defining Irish-ness in the Contemporary/Post-Modern” - CFP for Emerging Scholar Award

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American Conference for Irish Studies, Western Region Meeting (ACIS-West)
contact email: 
jodichilson@boisestate.edu

Call for Papers: ACIS-West 2010 Emerging Scholar Award

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