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3rd Global Conference: Making Sense of: Pain (May 2012: Prague, Czech Republic)

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Tuesday, September 6, 2011 - 6:32am
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

3rd Global Conference
Making Sense of: Pain

Saturday 19th May – Monday 21st May 2012
Prague, Czech Republic

Call for Papers:
Pain and the body's vulnerability to it are inevitable aspects of the experience of all sentient beings. Pain is universally feared. Many, if not all, fields of human activity have the potential to occasion pain – and much of what we do as individuals and/or collectivities involves our efforts to prevent, ameliorate, cure or avoid pain. Nonetheless, despite the unpleasantness and sometimes the agony of the experience of pain, we are also capable of enduring it. Depending on the context, we may do so willingly.

[UPDATE] "DESIRE: FROM EROS TO EROTICISM" NOVEMBER 10-11, 2011

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Monday, September 5, 2011 - 8:50pm
CUNY Graduate Center (Comparative Literature Department)

CUNY Graduate Center (365 5th Avenue, New York, New York)
November 10-11, 2011

Desire: From Eros to Eroticism
Keynote Speakers: Peter Brooks &David Konstan

International Folkloristics Series, Call for Manuscripts, Peter Lang Publishing

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Saturday, September 3, 2011 - 10:54am
Dundes, Alan (founding editor) / Mieder, Wolfgang (series editor); Caitlin Lavelle, Acquisitions Editor - Peter Lang

This series, originally founded by Alan Dundes and edited by Wolfgang Mieder, includes theoretical studies of any genre or aspect of folklore. The series welcomes individually authored and collaboratively authored books, monographs, collections of data, bibliographies, and Festschriften of at least 40,000 words. The emphasis will be on analytic and methodological innovations in the consideration of myth, folktale, legend, superstition, proverb, riddle, folksong, festival, game or any other form of folklore as well as any of the interpretative approaches to folklore topics.

For inquiries or to submit proposals/manuscripts please contact Caitlin Lavelle, Acquisitions Editor, caitlinl@plang.com

[Update]: CFP - The Apocalypse in Literature and Film (October 1, 2011)

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Friday, September 2, 2011 - 8:32pm
The journal _LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory_

Alien invasion, viral outbreak, nuclear holocaust, the rise of the machines, the flood, the second coming, the second ice age—these are just a few of the ways human beings have imagined their "end of days." And someone's Armageddon clock is always ticking—we just dodged Harold Camping's rapture on May 21st of this year, and the Mayan-predicted doomsday of 2012 is just around the corner. In the end, what do we reveal about ourselves when we dream of the apocalypse? What are the social and political functions of these narratives in any given historical period? How do different cultures imagine the apocalypse, and what do these differences reveal? What is particular to the narratological design and content of apocalyptic texts?

Poetry & Psychoanalysis, 30 June - 1 July 2012

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Thursday, September 1, 2011 - 11:32am
Oxford University, UK

Poetry & Psychoanalysis
30 June – 1 July 2012, Oxford University, UK
Keynote speaker: Adam Phillips

Just as psychoanalysts have mined poetry for examples and case studies, the insights and the problems of psychoanalysis have been a rich source of inspiration for twentieth and twenty-first century poets. Psychoanalytic readings of poetry from Romanticism to the present have moved beyond symbol-hunting and biographical decoding: recent scholarship has explored a wide range of psychoanalytically-informed reading practices and models of subjectivity. In what ways do these two discourses continue to speak to one another? What preoccupations do they share? What frictions result from their conversation?

19th Century American Literature at CEA 2012

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Thursday, September 1, 2011 - 10:36am
College English Association

Call for Papers: 19th Century American Literature at CEA 2012

March 29-31, 2012 | Richmond, Virginia
Omni Richmond Hotel, 100 South 12th Street, Richmond, Virginia
(804) 344-7000

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on 19th Century American Literature for our 43rd annual conference. Submit your proposal at http://www.cea-web.org

CSA 2012 Panel: (Re)membering the historical "monster"

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Wednesday, August 31, 2011 - 6:59pm
Erin DeYoung (Trinity College Dublin) and Sarah Jo Mayville (UCSD)

This year's theme, "Culture Matters," calls for proposals that critically and creatively reflect on culture and "the material" broadly conceived. How do we theorize the relationship between culture and materiality? In what ways might interdisciplinary formations such as ethnic studies, critical gender studies, queer theory, indigenous studies, and new media studies challenge or redefine notions of the material? How should cultural critics understand the material in relationship to the immaterial? What are the cultural-material aspects of knowledge production both inside and outside the university? How does culture become a material force and how can cultural critics and producers intervene in or transform institutions and material practices?

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