The Center for Body, Mind, and Culture at Florida Atlantic University is pleased to announce its first annual Somaesthetics Essay Prize competition. The award for the 2012 prize will be $500. Essays should be academic in style and focus on the interdisciplinary field of somaesthetics from such perspectives as philosophy, aesthetics, art history and theory, literary and cultural studies, dance, design, music, theatre, cognitive science, gender and sexuality studies, sports, movement, and health studies. The prize essay will be recommended for publication in an upcoming special issue of the philosophical journal Pragmatism Today on somaesthetics.
"Rough Music": Representing Violence – an interdisciplinary graduate conference sponsored by the Southern Methodist University Department of English on
March 31, 2012
In The Plague of Fantasies, Slavoj Žižek describes Lacan's readings of classical, literary, and philosophical texts as "a case of violent appropriation…displacing the work from its proper hermeneutic context." And yet, he argues, "this very violent gesture brings about a breathtaking 'effect of truth'" and "a shattering new insight."
Conference Date: Friday, March 30, 2012
Abstracts (250-500 words) Due: February 15, 2012
Submit abstracts via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Plenary Speaker: Lee Edelman, Chair, Department of English, Tufts University
We've extended the deadline for submissions for the first annual Ray Browne Conference on Popular Culture (3/31-4/1). The deadline is now February 10, 2012. Please consider submitting!.
1st Global Conference
Making Sense of: Play
Wednesday 11th July 2012 – Friday 13th July 2012
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom
"Unlike children in other countries, the Eskimos played no game of war. They played with imaginary rifles and harpoons, but these were never directed against people but against the formidable beasts that haunted the vast wastes of their land."
Deadline: February 15, 2012
Book Reviews for Schuylkill graduate journal: Bondage and Power -- Special Issue
We are in bondage to the law in order that we may be free. -- Marcus Tullius Cicero
All things are subject to interpretation; whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth. -- Friedrich Nietzsche
Bondage is the life of personality, and for bondage the personal self will fight with tireless resourcefulness and the most stubborn cunning. -- Aldous Huxley
2012 UCLA Southland Graduate Conference: Art and Accident
June 1, 2012
"Step accidently on your untied shoelace, fall down and you'll understand a thing or two about the theory of literature." --Viktor Shklovsky
Science and Literature 1800-Present: Two Cultures or Co-evolution?
Postgraduate conference, Keele University, 12th May 2012
15 minute papers are sought for a one-day postgraduate conference on the intersections between literature and science from 1800 to the present day.
"Robin Hood and the Canon," MLA Boston, January 3-6, 2013