DEADLINE: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2010
SUBMIT proposals (250 words maximum) and one-page CV by e-mail attachment to Scott Enderle (firstname.lastname@example.org).
DEADLINE: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2010
This graduate conference will explore the relevance of contact and contact zones for English Studies. As we move deeper into the twenty-first century, English Studies continues to see increasing discursive overlap. Understandings of identity and subjectivity have relied increasingly on syncretism and hybridity at the expense of rigid national, cultural, and periodic categories. As boundaries and concepts become more permeable, Mary Louise Pratt's definition of "Contact Zones" gains increasing relevance and currency.
The purpose of this session is to generate a forum for discussion and theoretical intervention among and within the musical and prosaic work of art. From Adorno to Nancy, the philosophical approach to music engendered a significant comparative debate with language, but can we still find a profitable assessment inside the sign-referent relation? Language follows a descriptive pattern in order to be expressive but, on the other hand, music creates a sort of impasse by articulating an emotional contour. In this sense, music and literature accompanied the euphoric condition that social and political changes developed in Latin America, especially during the first half of the 20th century.
WORDS IN ACTION
Oxford University French Postgraduate Conference Saturday February 19, 2011
Plusieurs fois vint un Camarade, le même, cet autre, me confier le besoin d'agir : que visait-il [...] qu'entendait-il expressément ?
Stéphane Mallarmé, 'L'Action restreinte'
Call for Papers, HERA 2011 | TRANSFORMATIONS MARCH 3-5, 2011 | San Francisco CA
The Hotel Whitcomb, 1231 Market Street. San Francisco CA
(415)626-8000 (Hotel reservations must be made directly with the Hotel Whicomb.)
Submission deadline: November 30, 2010 This link directs you to HERA's submissions portal. https://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?formkey=dElxb1A4TmZxcTNwRFpQVU5...
The 2011 Textbook-Journal of Black Literature
The Vampire in Literature, Culture and Film area of the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association is seeking papers, presentations and/or four-person panels on any aspect of the HBO series TRUE BLOOD for the 2011 Joint National Conference in San Antonio, Texas, April 20-23. Please send a 250-300 word abstract to Mary Findley: email@example.com by December 15, 2010.
We invite submissions from new and established scholars for a volume on the role of Paris in American Literature. Original articles, theoretical pieces, linguistic analyses, and historical perspectives concerning any period, are welcome.
Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
History of Americans in Paris
Literary Life in France
Expatriate Cultural Mimicry
Use of French Language by Americans in Paris
Imagining Americans: Parisian Responses to Artistic Exiles
Displacing Plymouth to Paris: Writing New Identity
Picture this: postcards and letters beyond text
A conference at the University of Sussex, UK
March 24, 2011 – March 26, 2011
Our website, with our call for papers and submissions process, is now launched at http://www.postcards-letters.org.uk
We welcome creative and critical papers that range widely across the theme. All papers will be considered for publication - details to follow.
Confirmed speakers: Ann Dumas (Curator of The Real Van Gogh, Royal Academy); Professor Nicholas Royle (University of Sussex); Professor Marcus Wood (University of Sussex).
CALL FOR PAPERS
Political Theology Agenda Symposium 2011
Organized by: Sussex Centre for the Individual and Society (SCIS)
Location: Ecumenical Institute of the World Council of Churches (WCC) and the University of Geneva, Château de Bossey, near Geneva, Switzerland
Date: 12-13 July 2011
The "Political Theology Agenda" (www.political-theology.com) has been run by the Sussex Centre for the Individual and Society since January 2009. The blog is the premier resource on the net for the comparative study of political theology and political theologies across the boundaries of various traditions and academic disciplines.