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ANNOUNCEMENTS A call for papers has gone out for the Tenth Annual Conference of the International Association for Philosophy and Literature, to be held the first three days of May, 1985. The meeting will take place at the midtown University Center of the City University of New York and the general topic is, appropriately , "City, Text, and Thought." Information we have received indicates tiiat the theme may be taken in any number of directions by participants. We particularly appreciated the suggestion of die organizer diat "the theme of peace as a condition for the survival and cultivation of civilized life is a natural extension of the topic," and the schedule includes, beyond the usual plenary sessions, a roundtable discussion of "The Peaceable City: Civilization in die Nuclear Age." There will be a number of forums put together by members of the Executive Board of the IAPL. Prospective participants in these special meetings should contact the organizers directly, as follows: "Urban Politics and Philosophy" (Charles Altieri, English, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195); "Alexandrianism" (Don Marshall, English, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242); "Topology of Utopian Textuality" (Hugh Silverman, Philosophy and Comparative Literature, SUNY Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY 11794); and "Building and/the Text" (Mary Ann Caws, French and Comparative Literature, CUNY Graduate School, 33 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036). The organizers wish to see a one-page abstract along with a paper of twenty minutes reading time, but proposals will also be considered. In addition, papers of broad interest will be selected for general sessions. These should be addressed to Mary Ann Caws, address above. The deadline for submission ofmanuscripts and proposals is nominally October 15th. Owing to the vagaries of the postal system, we expect some subscribers to this journal may first hear of the meeting after this date, so we are happy to report that such individuals will receive every possible consideration, according to the co-director of the conference, Peter Caws. Word and Image is die name of a quarterly journal scheduled to be launched next year in The Netherlands. It will contain articles on the relationship between literature and the visual arts, with theoretical issues of prime concern. Further particulars can be obtained by contacting the Editor, Professor John Dixon Hunt, Vakgroep Engels, Rijksuniversiteit te Leiden, Postbus 9515, 2300 RA Leiden, The Netherlands. 315 316Philosophy and Literature Annual meetings of the American Society for Aestiietics are dependably informative and at a high scholarly level; this year's conference promises to be especially entertaining as well. It will be held November 8-1 1 , at the University of Southern California. In addition to presentations on a myriad of subjects aesdietic, die program will draw on the resources of the Cinema/Television School of die University and will include a trip to die J. Paul Getty Museum. For more information, contact Allan Casebier, School of Cinema/Television, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089-0111. We have received news of Reader, a semiannual publication contributing to discussion of reader-response theory, criticism, and teaching. Recent issues have addressed such topics as "The Ideologies of Reader-Oriented Literary Theory" and "Relationships Between Response Theories and Reading Research." Future issues will focus on reading/writing relationships, response and emotion, deconstruction, and die work of Stanley Fish. Subscription rates are $5.00 per year, $8.00 outside the United States, with checks payable to Michigan Technological University. Address inquiries to Elizabeth A. Flynn, Department of Humanities, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI 49931. We have the name of a Polish scholar who needs issues of Philosophy and Literature for research work. Foreign currencies and hence foreign philosophical publications are not easy to come by in Eastern Europe, and he would appreciate the receipt of any back or current issues of the journal not being utilized by subscribers. Ifhe receives multiple copies, he will pass them on to odier Polish scholars and libraries who could make good use of them. The editors have helped him, and if any readers would care to, here is his name and address: Miroslaw Zajac, Lotników 85/12, 44-100 Gliwice, Poland. ...


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