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[UPDATE]: CFP: Adaptation, May 20 - 21, 2010.

Friday, January 22, 2010 - 6:30pm
University of Washington, Seattle.

Adaptation- Call for Papers

University of Washington, Seattle. May 20 - 21, 2010.

Keynote Speaker: Paul A. Harris, Associate Professor of English at Loyola Marymount University (Los Angeles).

Culture After Postmodern Culture conference

Friday, January 22, 2010 - 5:14pm
Postmodern Culture

Culture After Postmodern Culture

To celebrate 20 years of publication, the journal Postmodern Culture is holding a conference, "Culture After Postmodern Culture," at UC Irvine October 9, 2010. The conference asks what culture means today and examines ways it is challenged by new discourses on ecology, the animal, sexuality, materialism, anthropology, the trans-state, and new media, among others. It also asks how methods for investigating culture have changed over the last two decades. The conference is expected to lead to a special issue in the journal.

Keynotes: Alexander Garcia Düttmann and Manuel de Landa

Critical Voices Conference at the University of North Texas April 15-16, 2010

Friday, January 22, 2010 - 2:05pm
Graduate Students in English Association

Hosted by the Graduate Students in English Association, the UNT Critical Voices Conference is organized to meet the needs of advanced undergraduates, graduate students and new professionals. The conference welcomes academics of all levels for a weekend of intellectual debate, cultural experiences, and networking.

Asian/Jewish/American (MLA 3/15/10; 1/6-9/11)

Friday, January 22, 2010 - 12:52pm
Jaime Cleland

Seeking comparative studies of Jewish and Asian American literature for a special session to be proposed for MLA 2011 in Los Angeles. Possible topics may include the model minority paradigm, immigration, family relationships, food, literary influences, etc. Please send abstract (300-500 words) and CV to jaime.cleland@gmail.com by March 15, 2010.

[UPDATE] The Journal of Dracula Studies (due 4/1/10)

Friday, January 22, 2010 - 12:27pm
Anne DeLong/Curt Herr/Kutztown University

We invite manuscripts of scholarly articles (4000-6000 words) on any of the following: Bram Stoker, the novel Dracula, the historical Dracula, the vampire in folklore, fiction, film, popular culture, and related topics.
Submissions should be sent electronically (as an e-mail attachment in .doc or .rtf).
Please follow the 2009 updated MLA style.
Contributors are responsible for obtaining any necessary permissions and ensuring observance of copyright.
Manuscripts will be peer-reviewed independently by at least two scholars in the field.
Copyright for published articles remains with the author.
Submissions must be received no later than April 1, 2010, in order to be considered for the 2010 issue.

[UPDATE] "Light Fantastique" CSUN Sigma Tau Delta/Honors in English Colloquium on March 27, 2010 -Submissions due by February 26

Friday, January 22, 2010 - 12:03pm
Sigma Tau Delta

Overview: Tzvetan Todorov defines the Fantastic (or Fantastique) as the "duration of...uncertainty" when one is unsure whether the Fantastic is real, illusory. The CSUN Sigma Tau Delta & Honors in English Colloquium invites you to submit abstracts on a wide range of literary topics related to the Fantastic, including:

* the Bizarre (queer, or strange)
* the Imaginary and Visionary
* the Grotesque
* the Radical (departure from tradition or 'normalcy')
* the Gothic, Fantasy or Science Fiction

[UPDATE] SPECS "Toy" Issue; March 15, 2010

Friday, January 22, 2010 - 9:24am
Specs Journal/ Rollins College

specs, a journal of arts and culture, invites submissions of critical and/or creative work for the 3rd volume on the theme of "Toys." We seek works of fiction, non-fiction, cultural criticism, artwork, poetry, and pieces that blur genre boundaries. The editorial board consists of writers and academics from various fields. We are excited by specialty, an excess of detail, fragments, narratives, meta-narratives, and more. We are particularly interested in works that examine contemporary culture and/or cross the critical/creative divide while riffing on the theme of "Toys" in multiple ways (philosophy, anthropology, mythology):

Conspiracy Theories in the Middle East and the United States: A Comparative Approach

Friday, January 22, 2010 - 9:18am
Michael Butter (School of Language & Literature), Maurus Reinkowski (School of History), Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies

Conspiracy Theories in the Middle East and the United States:
A Comparative Approach

13-15 January 2011, Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies, Germany

Michael Butter (School of Language & Literature), Maurus Reinkowski (School of History)

March 31. CFP to a 2010 issue of the Estetika. The Central European Journal of Aesthetics

Friday, January 22, 2010 - 6:49am
Estetika. The Central European Journal of Aesthetics

Estetika welcomes contributions in English or German on all topics related to aesthetics, the philosophy of art or the history of aesthetics, especially on (but not limited strictly to) the possibilities of the transformation and re-description of traditional concepts (such as the aesthetic experience and the aesthetic object); the cognitive and social dimensions of the Aesthetic (das Ästhetische); the emotions and affects; the history of aesthetics; the history of aesthetics as an institutionalized discipline; and, last but not least, the definition of aesthetics in contrast to traditional and more recent disciplines (such as the theory of art, the psychology of art, cultural theory, and visual theory).

Facing the Other in the Absence of Theory, Spetember 30-October 2, 2010

Friday, January 22, 2010 - 12:06am
Faculty of Philosophy, Niksic, Montenegro

To some this title may seem paradoxical or too daunting as human cognition starts with the very opening of the eyes. If we have established that our approach to the phenomena that are other is always unavoidably a matter of semiosis, and that even in an attempt to naturalize phenomenology, like that of Maurice Merleau-Ponty, who points to the corporeity of consciousness as much as an intentionality of the body, it appears that our most negligible movements present our cultural being or habituality (Cf. Iris Young, Throwing Like a Girl, 1990, 2005). However, many authors have claimed (for example, the novelist D. H. Lawrence or philosopher Luce Iragary) that we know by touch and intuition.