[UPDATE] "Gaming the System" - (10/25/12 conference; 5/1/12 deadline)

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"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 University of Nevada Las Vegas Convention Center

Keynote Speaker: Bruce Clarke
Paul Whitfield Horn Professor of Literature and Science Texas Tech University
"Gaming the Trace Systems Theory for Comparative Literature"

Plenary Speaker: Eric Hayot
Professor of Comparative Literature Penn State University
"Cosmographies: A Theory of Represented Worldedness"

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

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

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).