While the concept of 'utopia' undergirds much of Islamic political and social thinking, deriving its legitimacy partly from religious/theological and partly from material impulses, this seminar intends to explore Muslim fiction writers' overt as well as covert engagement with the notion of 'utopia'. While focusing specifically on South Asian Muslim writers, this seminar seeks to develop a comparative approach in understanding how the notion of 'utopia' is deployed in Muslim fictions from different parts of the globe. We will try to explore the concept of 'utopia' as an impulse which engenders thinking beyond the cartographies of the theological and the material.
"A given socio-historical moment is never homogeneous; on the contrary, it is rich in contradictions." -- Antonio Gramsci
The University of Oklahoma Student Association of Graduate English Scholars (S.A.G.E.S) and the OU English Department will host the second annual conference, Dissonant Discourses: An Interdisciplinary Conference, in the Oklahoma Memorial Union on January 25, 2013.
The 13th Annual Craft Critique Culture Conference
"Into the Void"
March 29-30, 2012
University of Iowa
But in the midst of the long row there hangs a canvas which differs from the others. . . . on this one plate no name is inscribed, and the linen within the frame is snow-white from corner to corner, a blank page.
— Isak Dinesen, "The Blank Page"
The John Steinbeck Society of America Announces
AN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
Steinbeck and the Politics of Crisis: Ethics, Society, and Ecology
May 1-3, 2013
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Library, San Jose State University
Sponsored by the Martha Heasley Cox Center for Steinbeck Studies
Keynote Speaker: Mimi Gladstein, University of Texas, El Paso
Nation, nationality, nationhood: What's in a name?
Second ASSE International Conference on British and American Studies
2-4 May 2013, Tirana, Albania
Deadline for proposals: 31 January 2013
Often defined in terms of commonness of culture, language, history, ethnicity, religion and spirit, the terms nation, nationhood, nationality seem to have become distant at a time when globalization, multiculturalism, intercultural or cross-cultural communication define the way we live with respect to ourselves, the others and the environment on the whole.
7th Annual Duquesne University Graduate Conference in Philosophy
Philosophy and Nature
February 23, 2013
Keynote Speaker: Adrian Johnston
University of New Mexico & Emory Psychoanalytic Institute
The Thoreau Society is pleased to announce the second annual Thoreau Society Short-Term Research Fellowships.
"Re-Positioning and Re-Constructing Muslim Women's Identity"
American Comparative Literature Association
University of Toronto, Canada April 4 - 7, 2013.
This panel will explore the concept of linguistic mapping from a variety of different perspectives.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Death under our very eyes
Figures of death at the turn of the xxi th century
IdA (Institut des Amériques) International Convention
North East Chapter
Lille 3 UNiversity
November 14-16, 2013
Comité scientifique : Isabelle Boof-Vermesse (CECILLE / Lille3) ; Dorothée Chouitem (CECILLE / Lille3) ; Cathy Fourez (CECILLE / Lille3) ; Victor Martinez (ALITHILA / Lille 3) Lucía Melgar (Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México) ; Marie-Agnès Palaisi-
Robert (IRIEC / Toulouse II-Le mirail); Maryse Petit (CECILLE / Lille2) ; Ana Rodríguez (Lille3) ; Luca Salza (CECILLE / Lille3)
Mexican Journal of Operations Research
CALL FOR PAPERS , 12/12/2012
MJOR is an international scientific electronic journal which publishes papers form all areas related to Operations Research. MJOR is part of the eco-friendly community with the publications by means e-publication mode.
Mexican Journal of Scientific Research
CALL FOR PAPERS , 31/12/2012
MJSR is an international scientific electronic journal which publishes papers form all areas related to Scientific Research. MJSR is part of the eco-friendly community with the publications by means e-publication mode.
CHILDHOOD, CULTURE AND THE FIRST WORLD WAR, 1880-1919
An International Leverhulme Trust Project
Third International Conference
APPROACHING WAR: EUROPE
Newcastle University, UK, 15-17 March, 2013
Trudi Tate (Cambridge University)
Michael Paris (University of Central Lancashire)
Extended deadline for proposals - 9 November 2012
This Symposium will explore practices of authorship, creativity and cultural innovation, and how they intersect with law. Do law and policy effectively protect and meet the changing needs of authors and other creative practitioners? How does law itself frame authorship and cultural practice? How has this changed over time, and what lessons are there for the future?
For its 2013 issue, Criterion: A Journal of Literary Criticism anticipates reserving space for up to four essays which explore issues, objects, or persons which, though originating from the repressed past, continue to make themselves "forcibly felt in the present." To provoke thoughts on this topic, Dr. Jayne Elizabeth Lewis, Professor of English at the University of California, Irvine, has provided the following prompt titled "Haunted Subjects." Authors should not attempt to address all of the issues raised by Dr. Lewis; rather, Criterion hopes this prompt will serve as a springboard for creative and well-focused essays on relevant issues and texts.