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Undoing Health: States of Body and Mind

Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 6:10pm
Indiana University Dept. of English Graduate Student Conference with keynote Dr. Rachel Adams

Indiana University Graduate Conference: "Undoing Health: States of Body and Mind" with Keynote Dr. Rachel Adams

Energies: Through the Material, Theoretical & Textual

Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 3:07pm
University of Southern California Association of English Graduate Students


University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA

March 28-29, 2014

Deadline for proposals: December 15, 2013

Keynote Speakers: Fiction writer and essayist Roxane Gay (Eastern Illinois University) is most recently the author of An Untamed State (Atlantic/Grove), and Bad Feminist (Harper Perennial). Critical keynote TBA.

Privacy (Brandeis English Graduate Student Conference, April 4 2014)

Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 10:20am
Brandeis University English Graduate Program

In the era of Edward Snowden, WikiLeaks, and corporate data-mining, our privacy seems like an endangered resource. Yet privacy has been an issue of contention for centuries, inviting debate at an intersection among literature, politics, and history. The privacy afforded to individuals, living in society with one another, is far from an unproblematic good, and its definition as well as its value relative to other goods, such as transparency or security, must be constantly negotiated.

International Conference "Youth and/in Literature & Society" (Lisbon, 9-11 July, 2014)

Tuesday, October 15, 2013 - 9:56am
CETAPS and CESNOVA, New University of Lisbon

Call for Papers

International Conference "Youth and/in Literature & Society"

Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities
New University of Lisbon

Lisbon (Portugal)
9-11 July 2014
Venue: FCSH/NOVA (New University of Lisbon)

The Centre for English, Translation and Anglo-Portuguese Studies (CETAPS) and the Centre for Sociological Studies (CESNOVA) of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities of the New University of Lisbon will organise the interdisciplinary International Conference Youth in/and Literature & Society, in Lisbon (9-11 July 2014).

Working languages: Portuguese, English, Spanish. No translation will be provided.

Proquest/RSAP Essay Prize, essays due December 13

Monday, October 14, 2013 - 2:54pm
Research Society of American Periodicals

Proquest and the Research Society for American Periodicals (RSAP) proudly announce the 5th annual $1000 article prize.

The prize will be awarded for the best article on American periodicals by a pre-tenure or independent scholar published in a peer-reviewed academic journal with a publication date during 2013. Two runners up will receive $500 each. Articles will be judged by a committee of three scholars appointed by the RSAP Advisory Board.

[ACLA] Uncertain Understanding: Capital in Science and Medicine Before the 20th Century (March 20-23, 2014 at NYU)

Monday, October 14, 2013 - 1:22pm
Christine Yao / Cornell University

In his influential work The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, Thomas Kuhn explains "the reception of a new paradigm often necessitates a redefinition of the corresponding science. Some old problems may be relegated to another science or declared entirely 'unscientific'." This process of drastic redefinition is exacerbated not only due to scientific discoveries and technological advances, but also the professionalization of the field, a process that not only consolidated knowledge, but created new social capital. Critics like Kuhn, Bruno Latour, and Michel Foucault, among others, demonstrate the inherent upheaval that such restructuring of scientific knowledge causes.

Keywords for Late Capitalism: Deadline 1 November

Monday, October 14, 2013 - 1:14pm
ACLA Annual Meeting 2014 : 20-23 March

Raymond Williams described his 1976 "Keywords" project as dealing with interdisciplinary terms that "bound together certain ways of seeing culture and society." In the last forty years new economic formations have generated a new vocabulary: late capitalism, neoliberalism, precarity, vulnerability. These terms are increasingly important to cultural and literary studies: scholars of the contemporary moment employ this economic diction to articulate a crisis in current affective and political arrangements. This panel aims to define these new keywords in terms of their provenance and their effects as they migrate from economic to cultural criticism.

Mark Twain and Money: Call for contributions to a volume of new scholarly essays

Monday, October 14, 2013 - 12:28pm
Henry B. Wonham, University of Oregon

Questions about Mark Twain's fascination with wealth have played a major role in Twain criticism from the very beginning. It might be argued, in fact, that the foundational disagreement in Twain studies hinges on whether his commercial inclinations fostered his artistic achievement (Bernard DeVoto) or bastardized his talent (Van Wyck Brooks). Rather than prolong the biographical debate, this volume of original essays will draw on recent work at the intersection of economic theory and literary studies (sometimes referred to as the New Economic Criticism) to reevaluate and deepen our understanding of Mark Twain's complicated relationship with money and issues of economy, broadly understood. Topics of interest might include Twain's engagement with:

Chicago Shaw Symposium 2014, May 16-17, at the Chicago Cultural Center, Travel Grants Available

Monday, October 14, 2013 - 12:00pm
International Shaw Society, ShawChicago Theater Co., Literature and Languages Department at Roosevelt University, Illinois Humanities Council

"Bernard Shaw's Use of Language -- Artistic Innovation, Social Critique, and Political Argument. His Cultural Legacy.

Come to hear papers and talks from scholars/authors/actors/directors, participate in discussions, and see ShawChicago's concert reading of Shaw's Man and Superman.