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Edited Collection. Call for Submissions

Wednesday, January 5, 2011 - 11:38am
Libidinal Lives: Economies of Desire in the Long Nineteenth Century

In his controversial work Libidinal Economy (1974) Jean-Franҫois Lyotard famously remarked 'every political economy is libidinal'. With this radical pronouncement, Lyotard identified all hegemonic structures as susceptible to the affective ebb and flow of desire. Forming the cornerstone of the new 'libidinal materialism', Libidinal Economy, alongside Deleuze and Guattari's Anti-Oedipus (1972), saw the desiring body as inextricably bound up with economic, political and fiscal operations. In the decades that followed, a wealth of theoretical work drew on this challenging juxtaposition of the libidinal and the economic.

"Women and War" at RMMLA, 2011

Tuesday, January 4, 2011 - 5:18pm
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association

"Women and War" at RMMLA, 2011

Paper proposals exploring the role of women in times of war are invited for a Special Topic Session at the upcoming Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association convention. Proposals which examine various aspects and effects of wartime traumas and/or traumatic memories are particularly welcome.

Please submit a 250-word abstract and a brief CV to Natalie Carter ( at The George Washington University, by March 01, 2011. Receipt will be acknowledged, and notifications will be sent by March 15.

[UPDATE] "Faith and the Supernatural" 2011 SECCL (deadline extended to January 31)

Tuesday, January 4, 2011 - 9:34am
Southeast Region Conference on Christianity and Literature, Regent University

The 2011 Southeast Regional Conference on Christianity and Literature invites the submission of papers that explore the various intersections of faith and the supernatural in literature. Potential areas of exploration might include:

Utopia, Crisis, Justice: 12th Utopian Studies Conference, Nicosia, Cyprus 8-11/7/2011, Deadline 15 March 2011 [UPDATE]

Tuesday, January 4, 2011 - 8:46am
University of Cyprus

[UPDATE] Utopia/Crisis/Justice: 12th International Conference of the Utopian Studies Society/Europe, July 8-11, 2011
full name / name of organization:
University of Cyprus
contact email:

Confirmed keynote speakers:
Tom Moylan (Emeritus, University of Limerick)
Yannis Stavrakakis (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)
Phillip Wegner (University of Florida)

website: (website temporarily down due to hacker attacks in Cyprus; please revisit in due time)

Watermark Journal Call for Papers (Submission Deadline 1/28/11)

Monday, January 3, 2011 - 10:12pm
CSULB Graduate English Department

Watermark, an annual scholarly journal published by graduate students in the Department of English at California State University, Long Beach, is now seeking papers for our fifth volume to be published in May 2011. Watermark is dedicated to publishing original critical and theoretical papers concerned with literature of all genres and periods, as well as papers representing current issues in the fields of rhetoric and composition. As this journal is intended to provide a forum for emerging voices, only student work will be considered.

[UPDATE] interdisciplinary conference deadline extended to Jan 15th

Sunday, January 2, 2011 - 11:08pm
Federation Rhetoric Symposium and Texas A&M University-Commerce

Writing Democracy: A Rhetoric of (T)Here March 9-11, 2011, TAMU-Commerce
full name / name of organization:
Federation Rhetoric Symposium, English Graduates for Academic Development, Texas A&M University-Commerce
contact email:

Federation Rhetoric Symposium, March 9-11, 2011
Texas A&M-Commerce, Commerce, Texas

Writing Democracy: A Rhetoric of (T)Here