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

full name / name of organization: 
SCLA 38
contact email: 
scla38@gmail.com

http://complit-scla.org/

"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).

cfp categories: 
american
classical_studies
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
ecocriticism_and_environmental_studies
ethnicity_and_national_identity
film_and_television
gender_studies_and_sexuality
humanities_computing_and_the_internet
interdisciplinary
medieval
poetry
popular_culture
postcolonial
renaissance
rhetoric_and_composition
science_and_culture
theory
travel_writing
twentieth_century_and_beyond
victorian