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CFP: Paradoxa, "The Futures Industry," 10/01/2014

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Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 8:55pm
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Paradoxa
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Paradoxa: Call for Papers: "The Futures Industry"

More than thirty years ago, Fredric Jameson suggested in "Progress versus Utopia" (1982) that, far from providing us with blueprints of the future, the function of science fiction was to dramatize our inability to imagine a future distinct from the capitalist present. Much of his work since, including his "genealogy of the future" in Valences of the Dialectic has focused on the importance of speculative fiction for working through the difficulties of utopian thinking in a context thoroughly saturated by capitalist thinking.

CFP: "Horror," Southwest PCA/ACA, Albuquerque, February 11-14, 2015

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Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 8:48pm
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Southwest PCA/ACA
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CALL FOR PAPERS

"HORROR"

36th Annual Conference of the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association (SWPACA) at the Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center on February 11-14, 2015 in Albuquerque, New Mexico

The area chair for Horror at the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association invites all interested scholars to submit papers on any aspect of horror in literature, film, television, digital and online as well as general culture. Given the strong showing of work on horror cinema in recent years, we hope to continue this tradition, but also to diversify into new and unconventional areas, especially with the addition in the last two years of roundtable sessions on a variety of popular topics.

Victorian Bodies, April 10-11, 2015

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Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 1:07pm
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Victorian Studies Association of Western Canada
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VICTORIAN BODIES: An International Conference
Hosted by the Victorian Studies Association of Western Canada
The Manteo lakeside resort, Kelowna, British Columbia
Conference dates: April 10-11, 2015
Publication Workshop: April 9 and 12, 2015

The Victorian Studies Association of Western Canada invites proposals for its 2015 conference, "Victorian Bodies." The conference will explore Victorian concepts, representations, and experiences of the body. We invite papers that examine Victorian studies' enduring interest in the body and embodiment, and we look forward to exploring ways in which Victorians engaged with aesthetic, scientific, economic, and moral distinctions among bodies.

being | intimate | political, Jean-Luc Nancy

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Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 10:37am
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University of Athens – French Institute of Greece – University of Cyprus – University Bordeaux Montaigne

being | intimate | political, Jean-Luc Nancy

International Conference
Athens, 4-5 March 2015

University of Athens – French Institute of Greece –
University of Cyprus – University Bordeaux Montaigne

Dealing with Change: Unconventional Reading in Early Modern Europe

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Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 10:26am
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NeMLA 2015
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The European continent witnessed widespread transformation between 1500 and 1700. This panel will explore the role of literature as a driving force behind this time of social innovation and cultural turmoil. Possible topics: the interplay between orthodoxy and heterodoxy; the re-appraisal of magical literature and its dialectic with empiricism; the re-interpretation of folklore and popular beliefs; the role of the printing market in the circulation of unorthodox texts; the raison d'état underpinning the birth of national states.

Organizers: Erika Mazzer and Fabio Battista

Eating Otherwise: An Interdisciplinary Symposium on Food and Culture. 28th February - 1st March 2015

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Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 8:23am
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Lancaster University (UK), Department of English and Creative Writing

We are pleased to invite 250 word abstract proposals for papers or panels for the two-day interdisciplinary symposium on food and culture titled 'Eating Otherwise'. The conference will be held at Lancaster University, Department of English & Creative Writing on the 28th of February and 1st of March 2015.

Peer-Reviewers Needed for Text on Edgar Allan Poe

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Saturday, August 23, 2014 - 12:02am
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Gerry Del Guercio
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Editor seeks 2-3 peer-reviewers for an upcoming collection of essays on Edgar Allan Poe. The ideal peer-reviewer will have advanced studies in American literature with a particular emphasis on Poe. The publisher will set the deadline. Please send resumes at gerry9301@bell.net by July 31, 2014.

The Ugly Laws and Beyond: Beholding and Regulating Disability in an Urban Landscape (NeMLA, Toronto, Ontario/2015)

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Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 5:10pm
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Anthony Dotterman
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In her work, The Ugly Laws: Disability in Public, Susan Schweik explores how "ugly laws"--municipal legislation which barred "any person who was diseased, maimed, or mutilated in any way" from "expos[ing] him [or herself] to public view,"-- spread throughout the United States and abroad during the nineteenth century, reflecting society's fears of the effect of "imperfect" or disabled bodies on/in an urban populace. Indeed, from fears of degeneration in turn of the century London to questions over the nature of self reliance in America, society has seen disability as something needing to be controlled and quarantined, lest the "contagion (s)" contained in the disabled body could spread in the densely packed confines of the city.

Queer Theory After Mad for Foucault

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Thursday, August 21, 2014 - 3:08pm
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Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
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In Mad for Foucault (2010) and Are the Lips a Grave (2013) Lynne Huffer shatters a number of long-standing assumptions in queer theory and charts new directions for this field. In particular, Huffer calls on scholars to pursue a feminist-attuned relational 'ethics of eros' that challenges the anti-social stance of Leo Bersani and Lee Edelman. Despite Huffer's vital insights, the impact of her work has yet to be fully appreciated. This panel aims to fill that gap by exploring the question: what does queer theory look like after Mad for Foucault?

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