The Phenomenology Roundtable was founded at a meeting of the Radical Philosophy Assocation in November 2000, at Loyola University, Chicago. There, over coffee, several of us* gathered and discussed the lack of a space for doing phenomenology. We experienced the antagonistic and confrontational attitude of the dominant philosophical organizations; we bemoaned the lack of collegiality and constructivity in their meetings; and, most significantly, we noted the lack of a Husserlian starting point in most of the work of these groups. We decided we would form our own group aimed at a creative and supportive atmosphere in which we and other phenomenologists could discuss our work and interact with one another.
The Program Committee of the Midwest Modern Language Association particularly welcomes CFPs for Special Sessions that address the 2014 conference theme, "The Lives of Cities." Special Sessions may focus on any literary period/category or may encourage papers that cover multiple periods. Please note: the Committee seeks CFPs for panel topics and *does not require* complete panels with identified papers/panelists at this time (though complete panels are also welcome).
James Joyce once described the Irish artist as a "man without a sexual education." This proposed panel explores how a culture of silence and repression of sexuality, especially as it relates to reproduction, inflects and motivates Irish modernist literature. Of particular interest are papers on Elizabeth Bowen or the early work of Edna O'Brien, but all proposals on reproduction/sex in Irish modernism will be considered. Please send an abstract (max. 250 words) and a brief professional bio to Dan Newman (daniel.newman[at]mail.utoronto.ca) by May 2, 2014.
*This CFP is for a proposed panel for the Modernist Studies Association Conference to be held in Pittsburgh on November 6-9.
The editors of Trespassing Journal seek book and film reviews for its fourth issue entitled "Trespassing Medicine" to be published online in November 2014.
International Forum for Psychoanalytic Education
25th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference
Hotel Kabuki, San Francisco, California
November 6–8, 2014
Thomas H. Ogden, M.D.
Hans W. Loewald Memorial Award
Thomas B. Kirsch, M.D., Gerald J. Gargiulo, Ph.D., and Gayle Salamon, Ph.D.
Distinguished Psychoanalytic Educators
CALL FOR PARTICIPATION
For 25 years IFPE has been home to thinking, dialoguing, and creating an ongoing conversation about psychoanalysis—welcoming many voices and viewpoints. This year's theme, necessary fictions, aims to ignite your imagination and stir your creativity. It points us toward the essence of the mind and weaves unconscious fantasy.
Call for Papers: Special Issue of Letras Hispanas
Paperless Text: Digital Storytelling in Latin America and Spain (1983-2013)
Special Issue Editors:
Osvaldo Cleger, Georgia Tech
Phillip Penix-Tadsen, University of Delaware
Deadline for Submissions: August 1, 2014
Tentative publication date: Fall 2015
The Pittsburgh Continental Philosophy Network is pleased to announce the 1st Annual Pittsburgh Continental Philosophy Conference. Towards the end of interdisciplinary collaboration, this conference invites contributions from a range of disciplines including philosophy, psychology, religious studies, theology, communication, rhetoric, and sociology, among others. We will accept paper and panel proposals on any topic relevant to continental philosophy, and particularly encourage those which seek to cross the bounds between multiple disciplines or which push a given discipline toward or beyond its limits.
Areas of Interest include, but are certainly not limited to:
The first two editions of the Conference Messengers from the Stars (Episode I and II), organized in 2010 and 2012, gained a significant success. So, we announce a third conference dedicated to this subject. The several contributions of national and international participants (artists and academics), which were of high quality and interest, justify that we further develop this thematic line. This is a wide universe with international tradition and recognition in several areas of modernity. The national and international promotion of Science Fiction and Fantasy has gathered a widespread and varied audience, and fostered the open debate on theoretical and creative issues,
Call for Submissions
Google has vast resources that are often insufficiently used by librarians or library users. To remedy this, chapters are sought for an anthology by practicing public, academic, school, special librarians, LIS faculty in the United States and Canada for creative, practical approaches that use Google applications. Topics sought such as: Google as a Library Partner or Competitor; Using Google in Library Operations; Google+; Picasa; Earth; Sky; Research.
Northeast Modern Language Association
46th Annual Convention
Hosted by Ryerson University
In April 2015, NeMLA will meet in Toronto, Ontario for its annual convention. Every year, this event affords NeMLA's principal opportunity to carry on a tradition of research dissemination and pedagogical exchange in language and literature. The convention will include roundtable and caucus meetings, workshops, literary readings, film screenings, and guest speakers.
The deadline for session proposals is April 22, 2014.
The abstract deadline for approved sessions will be September 30, 2014.
NeMLA is a member-driven convention, accepting session proposals (panel, roundtable, creative session, seminar) in the following areas:
Writing South Africa Now: Twenty Years On
University of York in association with University of Cambridge
CfP Deadline: 15 April 2014
"Writing South Africa Now: Twenty Years On" is a one-day colloquium on South African textual cultures of any period to be held at the University of York (UK) on Saturday, 7 June 2014. Relevant research fields include but are not restricted to: literature, media, theatre, film, spoken word, publishing, and translation studies.
This year sees the twentieth anniversary of South Africa's democracy, and offers timely cause for reflection on the complex changes and continuities concerning South African literature. Possible questions include but are not limited to:
The Concept of Late Modernism
MSA 16 - Confluence and Division
Pittsburgh, PA, USA. November 06-09, 2014
Submission Deadline: May 02, 2014
Sussex Centre for Cultural Studies in partnership with DEMOS presents a day conference:
New Racisms: Forms of Un/Belonging in Britain Today
FRIDAY 9 MAY 2014
Registration for the conference is now open please book via this link
Prof. Les Back, Goldsmiths College, University of London
Melanie Friend: photographer, University of Sussex
Prof. Mary Hickman, St Mary's University, London
Sunder Katwala, Director of British Future
David Goodhart, Demos
The Refugee Council