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CFP Digital Defoe: Fifth Issue

Monday, October 1, 2012 - 10:56pm
Digital Defoe: Studies in Defoe & His Contemporaries

Issue 5.1 Fall 2013:
Public Intellectualism & Eighteenth-Century Studies

Global Defoe: Panel Proposals

Monday, October 1, 2012 - 10:54pm
The Daniel Defoe Society

Global Defoe
August 9-10, 2013
Normal, Illinois

Panel proposals are currently being solicited for the third biennial meeting of the Defoe Society, to be held from August 9-10, 2013 at the Normal Marriott Hotel and Conference Center in Normal, Illinois. The theme for the meeting is "Global Defoe: His Times & His Contemporaries," and the Board would like to take this opportunity to invite panel proposals that relate to this theme. Proposals for panels that are not directly linked to the conference theme are, of course, also acceptable. Please email your panel proposal of 100-150 words to Andreas Mueller at a.mueller@worc.ac.uk as soon as possible.

Modernity, Ideology, and the Novel - December 31, 2012

Monday, October 1, 2012 - 10:48pm
Modern Horizons Journal

For the June 2013 issue of Modern Horizons we invite essays that explore the various philosophical, literary, artistic, and political aspects of modernity, ideology, and the novel.

Mapping Animality (ACLA, University of Toronto, 4-7 April, 2013)

Monday, October 1, 2012 - 6:43pm
Suvadip Sinha, University of Toronto

From their ubiquitous presence in folktales and fables to their anthropomorphized appearance in Hollywood blockbusters, from Picasso's Guernica to the landscape of Iranian new wave cinema, animals threaten us, haunt us, position us in countertime. Recent years have seen an increasing scholarly interest in the relationship between the human and the animal, asking the question of how the animal has opened up new ways of looking at post-Cartesian understanding of subjectivity. As we encounter terms like zoontology, zoography, and animot in our discipline, the animal – a being and a construct – forces the human, as Derrida and Agamben have argued, to re-think ideas like sovereignty, politics, ethics and justice.

Complicity (ACLA, Toronto, 4/4/13–4/7/13; deadline: 11/1/12

Monday, October 1, 2012 - 4:51pm
Joshua Kotin, Princeton University / V. Joshua Adams, University of Chicago

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ACLA 2013, April 4–7, 2013, Toronto


Organizers: V. Joshua Adams (University of Chicago), Joshua Kotin (Princeton University)

Deadline for proposals: November 1, 2012

Submit proposals through the ACLA: http://acla.org/submit/index.php

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In _Modernism as a Philosophical Problem_, Robert Pippin identifies "bourgeois self-hatred" as a defining feature of modernism:

Translating Precarity- ACLA, 4-7 April 2013- University of Toronto

Monday, October 1, 2012 - 4:32pm
Walt Hunter and Anne-Lise François

Although recent criticism in literary studies has focused on the everyday and the ordinary, this seminar instead maps out a place for the precarious. The term precarity has been heard more and more frequently in political philosophy, economics, anthropology, and critical theory. Current discussions of precarity are shaped by the work of Paulo Virno, who describes it as "the chronic instability of forms of life," and by Judith Butler, who conceives of precarity as a shared vulnerability on the basis of which we might found a tentative community. The French philosopher Guillaume le Blanc refers to precarity as the unraveling of the socially-constructed self, the "unmaking" of making.

[UPDATE] True Lies: The Eighteenth-Century Novel (2/28/13 to 3/2/13)

Monday, October 1, 2012 - 3:53pm
SEASECS 2013 -- Charleston

When the novel was first developing in eighteenth-century England, it was a lie. At least, that's what many of its critics claimed. This session seeks to explore the kinds of deceptions that the early novel perpetuates. Both the form and content of the novel are welcome subjects of paper proposals, and topics could include (though are not limited to) authors' truth-claims, objections to novels' deceptiveness, or the impact of disguises or secrets on particular narratives.

Submit an abstract of 250 words for a 15- to 20-minute presentation to kathryn.hansen@citadel.edu by October 15, 2012. Please also indicate all audio-visual needs, if any.

Without Sin: Taboo and Freedom within Digital Media, Leonardo Electronic Almanac - full article deadline Dec 15, 2012

Monday, October 1, 2012 - 2:25pm
Leonardo Electronic Almanac

This special edition will explore the notion of the moral economy of human activity and how this is translates (or not) within digital media. John Turner (1982), a key figure in social identity theory, discussed how vital being a member within a social group is in developing a concept of self. A current hypothesis (Turkle 2011) is that technology has introduced mechanisms that bypass traditional concepts of both community and identity.

From Digital Design to Material Artworks, Leonardo Electronic Almanac

Monday, October 1, 2012 - 2:15pm
Leonardo Electronic Almanac

The rise of affordable and accessible design and production tools such as Computer Numerically Controlled machines and open hardware micro-controllers is giving new life to crafting, producing new spaces and practices where material production is inherently connected with digital design. Such contexts are marked by a strong interdisciplinarity: artists, engineers, designers and hackers work together experimenting creative development paths for the future. This issue explores new theories, methodologies and methods related to the materialization of
digital arts.

We would like to welcome papers relevant to the following themes:

Art, in a State of Revolution: Egypt One Year after Tahrir, Leonardo Electronic Almanac - Deadline Nov 15, 2012

Monday, October 1, 2012 - 1:57pm
Leonardo Electronic Almanac

Art, in a State of Revolution: Egypt One Year after Tahrir, Leonardo Electronic Almanac

This issue investigates the relationship between activism, electronic and digital avant-garde, the role of the social media, cultural production and artistic experiments in the pre-Revolutionary and post Mubarak Egypt, one year after the so-called Arab Spring which upset Egyptian (and Arabic at large) politics and society.

"American Literature in the World" Graduate Conference. April 19, 2013. Yale University.

Monday, October 1, 2012 - 1:04pm
Yale University

Margaret Fuller and Herman Melville. Edith Wharton and Mark Twain. Gertrude Stein and Ezra Pound. Langston Hughes and Elizabeth Bishop. Leslie Silko and Lyn Hejinian. Edwidge Danticat and Junot Diaz. Jhumpa Lahiri and Dave Eggers. To study these and countless other authors is to see that the United States and the world are neither separate nor antithetical, but part of the same analytic fabric.

CFP: Teaching U.S. Multi-Ethnic Literatures, panel proposal for CEA, April 2013 (deadline 10/15)

Monday, October 1, 2012 - 1:02pm
Hellen Lee-Keller, Calif St Univ, Sacramento

CFP: Teaching U.S. Multi-Ethnic Literatures
(Panel Proposal, College English Association, April 2013)

We are seeking paper proposals for a panel to be held at this year's College English Association meeting in Savannah, Georgia (April 4-6, 2013); the specific conference theme is "Nature," and this panel will address the conference organizers' suggested subtopic of "The Nature of Classroom."