SCLA 38's "Gaming the System: The Global Stakes of Comparative Study", 5/1/12 proposal deadline

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Southern Comparative Literature Organization
contact email: 
scla38@gmail.com

"Gaming the System: The Global Stakes of Comparative Study"

For the first time in its 38-year history, the SCLA is coming to Vegas -- October 25-28, 2012 -- at University of Nevada Las Vegas Convention Center. Keynote and Plenary Speakers include Bruce Clarke(Texas Tech University) and Eric Hayot(Penn State University).

We welcome 250 word paper proposals or 500 word panel proposals on topics, including:

Systems in Literature
Systems Theory & Continental Philosophy
Language Games
The Ludic and the Literary
The World Literary System
Literature and Chance
Gaming and Theory
The Aesthetics of Spectacle
Postmodernism and the Simulacrum
Economies of Pleasure
Betting Against the System
Gambling with Literature
Repetition & Singularity in Science / Lit

Proposals should be sent to scla38@gmail.com by May 1, 2012.

Graduate students who wish to be considered for an SCLA Travel Scholarship of $200 should indicate this in their cover letter and include a short vita (2 pages maximum).

More info: http://complit-scla.org/id14.html.

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