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[UPDATE] Rethinking Baudrillard and Feminist Theory, abstract deadline extended to 12 November 2010

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Sunday, October 31, 2010 - 11:19pm
ACLA 2011, Vancouver, 3/31-4/3/2011

From Jane Gallop's 'French Theory and the Seduction of Feminism', Meaghan Morris' 'Room 101 or A Few Worst Things in The World' to Douglas Kellner's 'Baudrillard's Affront to Feminism,' the French sociologist Jean Baudrillard has been widely condemned in the 80s and 90s as an anti-feminist philosopher. This criticism makes some sense: Baudrillard's major mistake has indeed been his caricaturizing of feminism and feminist theory as mere emancipation or equal rights discourse.

[UPDATE]35th Anniversay IAPL conference - May 23-29, 2011 - NCKU, Tainan, Taiwan

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Sunday, October 31, 2010 - 11:12pm
International Association for Philosophy and Literature

Call for Papers

35th Anniversary International Assosiation for Philosophy and Literature Conference at National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan,

May 23rd – 29th, 2011

East︱West : Deterritorialization, Negotiation, Glocalization

All topics in philosophy and literature relating to the East, the West, or the relation between both are all welcome.

※Deadline for Submissions: 15 November, 2010

For submissions and more information, please visit http:// www.iapl.info

Literary Paritantra (Systems) An International Journal on Literature and Theory invites articles for its Autumn 2010 Issue

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Sunday, October 31, 2010 - 9:59pm
Dayalbagh Educational Institute (Deemed University), Dayalbagh, Agra, India

Call for Papers
Literary Paritantra (Systems)
An International Journal on Literature and Theory
Print Journal ISSN 0974 - 7915
Online Journal ISSN 0974 – 7923

www.literaryparitantra.org
A Publication of Dayalbagh Educational Institute (Deemed University), Dayalbagh, Agra, India
Literary Paritantra (Systems) invites articles for its Vol. 2, Nos. 3&4 Autumn 2010 Issue

Submission Deadline -20 December 2010

Walker Percy: Science and Literature

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Sunday, October 31, 2010 - 5:54pm
Christian Scholars Conference

Twentieth-century writer Walker Percy studied to be a physician and became a novelist. Much of his fiction aims to confront "scientism," a belief that only science provides knowledge about the universe. He worries that people are unable to recognize the limits of scientific knowledge, and thus, they depend on it even to define the self. This session requests papers that explore Percy's dialogue with science, either in his novels or in his published essays.
Please submit and abstract of 250-500 words in a Word.doc attachment via email to Dr. Jessica Hooten at jhooten@umhb.edu by January 15, 2011. Notice of acceptance of your paper will be provided by February 15, 2011.

Writers Festival, Feb 17-19 [UPDATE]

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Sunday, October 31, 2010 - 5:51pm
University of Mary Hardin-Baylor

Annual Writers' Festival, February 17-19 2010
University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
Contact email: drjessicahooten@gmail.com
We invite poets and fiction writers to submit a selection of their work to be considered to be presented at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor's Annual Writer's Festival. Selections should not exceed fifteen minutes of reading, so no more than ten typed, double-spaced pages. Please include with your selection a short biography of the author, including where you have previously published your work or awards or honors you have received for your writing.

Science Fiction and Biopolitics -- journal issue -- February 15, 2011

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Sunday, October 31, 2010 - 3:19pm
Science Fiction Film and Television (journal published by Liverpool UP)

Science Fiction Film and Television (http://liverpool.metapress.com/content/121631/) is seeing articles for a special issue on biopolitics.

How do biopolitial theories of figures such as Foucault, Hardt and Negri, Esposito and Agamben inform readings of sf? What can sf contribute to ongoing discussions of biopolitial governance? What can sf visions of posthumanism tell us about life under biopolitical capitalism? How can recent work on life in/as capital, by scholars such as Nikolas Rose, Melinda Cooper and Kaushik Sunder Rajan, inform our readings of sf?

SHAKESPEARE'S IMAGINED ORIENT May 4-6, 2011

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Sunday, October 31, 2010 - 3:02pm
American University of Beirut (AUB)

The American University of Beirut is hosting a three-day conference on Shakespeare's Imagined Orient on 4-6 May 2011. Speakers include Jonathan Burton (West Virginia University), Gerald Maclean (University of Exeter, UK), Margaret Litvin (Boston University) and Daniel Vitkus (Florida State University).

DEMYSTIFYING PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT: GENDER & SEXUALITY STUDIES BEYOND THE ACADEMY (14-15th May 2011)

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Sunday, October 31, 2010 - 2:42pm
PEGS (Public Engagement in Gender and Sexuality) at Newcastle University, UK

This event is a two-day interactive training initiative for postgraduate students in the arts and humanities whose research is connected by an interest in gender and sexuality. The event aims to both introduce and 'demystify' public engagement by providing a toolkit of knowledge and skills to help enable postgraduate researchers to realise the public engagement potential of their research. In addition to keynote presentations by experienced academics actively involved in public engagement, the event will offer an interactive workshop and Q&A session.

[UPDATE]: Tales of War: Expressions of Conflict and Reconciliation, 2-4 June 2011

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Sunday, October 31, 2010 - 2:27pm
English Department, University of Bucharest

The English Department of the University of Bucharest invites proposals for the Literature and Cultural Studies section of its 13th Annual Conference:

Tales of War: Expressions of Conflict and Reconciliation

Dates: 2–4 June, 2011
Venue: The Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures,
Str. Pitar Mos 7-13, Bucharest, Romania

Invited speakers will include:
Andrei Cornea (University of Bucharest)
Radu Surdulescu (University of Bucharest)

Inter/Intra Textuality, March 4-5

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Sunday, October 31, 2010 - 12:24pm
University of Idaho Graduate Literature Conference

Inter/Intra Textuality: An Interdisciplinary Examination of Texts

Conference Synopsis:

The Graduate Students in Literature at the University of Idaho invite submissions for conference presentations on the topic of inter- and intra-textuality. Our keynote speaker will be Dr. Timothy Seiber, from the University of Redlands Johnston Center; he will be presenting a talk entitled "Total Ecology: An Investigation of Bodies, Media, and Texts."

Literary Studies in Human Flourishing

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Sunday, October 31, 2010 - 11:03am
James O. Pawelski and D.J. Moores / UPenn and Kean University

The field of positive psychology, catalyzed in 1998 by Martin Seligman and others, has generated new interest in the concept of well-being—conceived in its fullest sense as human flourishing—the implications of which scholars in other disciplines have begun to explore. Owen Flanagan, a philosopher at Duke University, has coined the term eudaimonics to designate the growing, multi-disciplinary framework for critical inquiries into well-being, a topic fueling research in psychology, medicine, neurology, philosophy, ethics, neuroeconomics, and other fields. To date, however, scholars from the humanities, despite noteworthy contributions from philosophers and ethicists, have generally not addressed the subject.

Panel in Honor of Louise Erdrich--Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature Symposium, East Lansing, MI, May 12-14, 2011

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Saturday, October 30, 2010 - 10:39pm
Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature

A Panel in Honor of Louise Erdrich
Winner of the 2011 Mark Twain Award for Contributions to Midwestern Literature

41st Annual Symposium of the Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature
May 12-14, 2011, Michigan State University Union, East Lansing, Michigan
Panel Co-Chairs: Sara Kosiba, Troy University, and Christian Knoeller, Purdue University

Northern Plains Conference on Early British Literature 4/8 - 4/9 2011

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Saturday, October 30, 2010 - 3:13pm
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, www.smumn.edu

On April 8-9 of 2011, the Northern Plains Conference on Early British Literature (NPCEBL) will hold its nineteenth annual conference.

This year, the NPCEBL will be hosted by Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, nestled in the bluffs along the Mississippi river in Winona, MN. The conference attracts advanced scholars, graduate students, and select undergraduates from the upper Midwest (and farther) to discuss literary-critical, theoretical, and pedagogical issues concerning the early literatures of the British isles. The keynote speaker this year will be Dolores Frese of the University of Notre Dame.

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