"It is in its transitoriness that modernity shows itself to be ultimately and most intimately akin to antiquity," Walter Benjamin writes in _The Arcades Project_. For Adorno, modernity was a quality and not a chronology. How is modernity related to temporality? How is modernity related to technology, identity, the city? What are some of the popular icons of modernity? This symposium invites proposals on any aspect of modernity as expressed in literature or culture. In addition to academic proposals, the committee welcomes proposals for creative projects including photography, painting, video, film, or performance.
Leo Bersani's 1976 A Future for Astyanax: Character and Desire in Literature was, at the time of its publication, a pathbreaking work of literary criticism and theory. The book as a whole, and Bersani's chapter "The Jamesian Lie" (originally published in Partisan Review in 1969) in particular, radically altered understandings of the structures of desire in James. A Future for Astyanax helped open up James Studies to sophisticated psychoanalytic analysis and to what was, at the time, called "Theory." In reading James with Racine, Emily Brontë, Stendhal, Histoire d'O, Gide, and Robert Wilson, Bersani defamiliarized the Henry James of American and Victorian Studies.
Throughout recorded history – traversing time and space, cultures and nations – the notion of community has fostered both collaboration and conflict. Communities, much like the individuals who inhabit them, come into being, evolve and eventually disappear. As such, they are the philosophical, social, cultural and political representations of their members. Whether defined by their geographical borders or collective identities, they share common goals, beliefs and needs. The significance of community building, community belonging and community intersections is thus filtered into literature, art, music and film.
10th Global Conference
Making Sense Of: Health, Illness and Disease
Tuesday 6th September – Thursday 8th September 2011
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom
Call for papers
This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary project aims to explore the processes by which we attempt to create meaning in health, illness and disease. In previous years, this interdisciplinary conference has attracted delegates from around the world, including practising clinicians, academics from a variety of disciplines, and persons involved in community-based organizations.
Call for Papers
The editors welcome inquiries and submissions from researchers and practitioners from a broad range of disciplines, who seek to explore any aspect of photography from a theoretical standpoint. The journal publishes articles, reviews, conference reports, occasional symposia on key topics and critical analyses of technical developments. The editors will also consider proposals for contributions in the form of photographic works. Prospective guest editors with ideas for themed issues are invited to approach the editors with their proposal. Prospective book, exhibition and conference reviewers should approach the appropriate reviews editor directly.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Intensities and Lines of Flight: Deleuze and Guattari and the Arts
May 4-6, 2012
King's University College and The University of Western Ontario
London, Ontario, Canada
Constantin Boundas (Trent University)
Dorothea Olkowski (University of Colorado at Colorado Springs)
Jay Lampert (University of Guelph)
More to be announced….
The Centre for Advanced Research in European Philosophy, King's University College, along with the McIntosh Gallery at the University of Western Ontario invite proposals and submissions for a conference focusing on the intersection of the work of Gilles Deleuze, Félix Guattari and the arts. We seek to explore:
Submissions are sought for a collection of essays titled Regal Reels: Hollywood's Fascination with Royalty.
Although in its infancy America rejected a monarchy as its form of government, Hollywood cinema has maintained a long fascination with royalty, and American audiences have eagerly patronized foreign films and television series that focus on royal families. The recent success of The King's Speech (Hopper 2010) attests that the royal family is a subject that continues to fascinate the American movie-going public. These films seem to be more than mere bio-pics; they appear to serve a political purpose that intrigues American audiences.
Submissions are sought for a collection of essays titled The 9 / 11 Western: Re-Purposing the Hollywood Genre.
CFP: ATHE Performance Studies Focus Group Emerging Scholars Panel
DEADLINE EXTENDED! New deadline: February 15, 2011
The Performance Studies Focus Group at the Association of Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) conference invites submissions of papers for its Emerging Scholars' Panel. The theme of the conference is 'Performance Remains, Global Presence: Memory, Legacy, and Imagined Futures' and it takes place at the Palmer House Hilton Hotel in Chicago, Illinois from August 11-14, 2011.
Please note new due date for submissions (Feb 15th, 2011):
(potential submitters should also feel free to contact Currents if a slightly later due date can be met)
Currents in Electronic Literacy (ISSN 1524-6493) solicits submissions related to the theme below. Submissions are due February 15th, 2011.
Spring 2011 issue: Writing with Sound
Today we live in a society defined--in many senses, and by almost all the connotations associated with the word as well--by the word 'current'.... The old hierarchies of linear thought, sublime (and sublimated!) engagements with art, poetry, music, science, and history are no longer needed to do the ideological work now conducted again along the lines of 'current.' (Miller 32)