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Cybernetics Revisited – Towards A Third Order?, Leonardo Electronic Almanac - Abstract deadline August 31st

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Thursday, July 19, 2012 - 12:38pm
Leonardo Electronic Almanac

Is the world ultimately unknowable – if considered as a place where genuine novelty is always emerging? Is it possible to look at the history of cybernetics as something that provides us with "an imaginative model of open-ended experimentation in stark opposition to the modern urge to achieve domination over nature and each other?" (Andrew Pickering, 2011).

CFP: _Feminist Studies in English Literature_ (Deadline: September 30, 2012)

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Thursday, July 19, 2012 - 1:20am
The Korean Association of Feminist Studies in English Literature (KAFSEL)

At this time, _Feminist Studies in English Literature_ is actively accepting submissions for the December edition. This will be a special edition entitled "Feminism and Queer Sexuality." We also welcome other essays which discuss English literature and culture from a feminist perspective. The submission deadline for the December issue is September 30, 2012. Please see below for more information:

_Feminist Studies in English Literature_ welcomes essays on the study of literature that incorporate feminist perspectives. The journal does not limit its scope to English literature or to literary studies. It encourages articles on literatures of various nations and on feminist theories and criticisms. Book reviews are also welcome.

[UPDATE] Teaching College-Level Literature: A Resource Guide

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Wednesday, July 18, 2012 - 9:44pm
Prof. Renee Pigeon, Dept. of English, CSU San Bernardino

Contributions solicited for a new web resource on teaching English literature at the college/university level.
Possible contributions include but are not limited to:
Reviews of books, blogs and other resources;
Personal essays on teaching lit at the college/university level;
Sample Assignments and/or syllabi, commentary on successful courses;
Course design and planning ideas;
Incorporating technology successfully;
Hints and advice for new instructors;

Humor/Horror (collection) 9/15/2012

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Wednesday, July 18, 2012 - 6:49pm
Johnson Cheu, John Dowell

CFP: "Horror (as/is) Humor, Humor (as/is) Horror: sLaughter in Popular Cinema" (collection)
In his review of Tavernier's Coup de torchon, David Kehr wrote in When Movies Mattered: Reviews from a Transformative Decade,
Death, violence, and moral corruption aren't just slapstick props … but agonizingly real presences, and their comedy isn't a release from horror, but a confrontation with it.… [H]umor and horror exist side by side, they play on the very thin line that separates a laugh from a scream, touching the hysteria common to both.… The best black humor makes us feel the horror. (186)

Call for papers and artworks: artciencia.com, Number 16 (Deadline: 30 September 2012)

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Wednesday, July 18, 2012 - 6:30pm
artciencia.com, Revista de Arte, Ciência e Comunicação

artciencia.com, Revista de Arte, Ciência e Comunicação (ISSN 1646 3463) is an open-access, peer-reviewed independent e-journal whose main objective is to promote interdisciplinary studies in Art, Science and Communication Sciences.

We are especially interested in essays and artwork that address the convergence of studies in science, and technology with those in art, or reconsider the encounter of art with specific historical events (i.e. new research in science, technological development, political and social change, etc.).

PHOTOGRAPHY AND CINEMA: 50 Years of Chris Marker's La Jetée (UPDATE)

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Wednesday, July 18, 2012 - 5:59pm
Centro de Estudos de Comunicação e Linguagens/Instituto de História de Arte/Universidade Nova de Lisboa

PHOTOGRAPHY AND CINEMA: 50 Years of Chris Marker's La Jetée

Lisbon, 27 and 28 November
Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Faculty of Social and Human Sciences

Tim Burton (collection) 10/1/2012

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Wednesday, July 18, 2012 - 5:49pm
Johnson Cheu

CFP: Tim Burton: Works, Characters, Themes (collection)
Mark Salisburry writes of Tim Burton:
"Burton's characters are often outsiders, misunderstood and misperceived, misfits encumbered by some degree of duality, operating on the fringes of their own particular society, tolerated, but pretty much left to their own devices." (Burton on Burton, xviii-xix)
Burton's films have explored this theme of outsiders and many others over a wide array of genres.
Scholarly essays are sought for a potential collection on the work and artistry of Tim Burton. All films and theoretical approaches welcome.
Possible topics may include but are not limited to:
• Outsiders, Misfits, and conformity/nonconformity

Kalamazoo 2013: Chaucer and the 'Celtic Fringe' : Revisiting Geographic and Cultural Margins

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Wednesday, July 18, 2012 - 1:20pm
Purdue Medieval and Renaissance Studies

Many scholars have noted Chaucer's insular Englishness, which is observable in The Canterbury Tales as well as his other works. Their assessment is partially accurate, since Chaucer characterizes his pilgrims as hailing "from every shires end of Engelonde." According to this description, the party apparently lacks representatives from Scotland, Ireland, Wales or Brittany. However, despite this initial appearance of English homogeneity, geographic and cultural others do appear on the margins of Chaucer's writing, including The Canterbury Tales and The House of Fame. The Franklyn's Tale is set in Celtic Britanny while The Man of Law's Tale features Scots who trouble the borders of Northumberland and England.

Confinement, Resistance, Freedom [8-10 May 2013; Izmir, Turkey]

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Wednesday, July 18, 2012 - 10:14am
Ege University 14th Internatiınal Cultural Studies Symposium

Seemingly, the history of humanity has fashioned itself on the tri-partite relationship between confinement, resistance and freedom. Each and every epoch has its own forms of confinement which are met with its own kind of resistance which may or may not be resolved with some form of freedom. Ironically, even after the first decade of the 21st century these concepts still play a prominent role concerning the human condition. One would think that centuries of accumulated human thought and development would have opened up new avenues of discussion.

The F Word in Contemporary Women's Writing

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Wednesday, July 18, 2012 - 9:24am
Postgraduate Contemporary Women's Writing Network

Keynote Speaker: Angela McRobbie

Feminism has always found significant expression in creative
and critical literature, from poetry and pamphlets to modes of
the digital age: Twittering and blogging. Yet with its shifting
social and political manifestations, the term feminism itself has
frequently been seen to raise as many questions as supposed
answers, leaving it open to revision, contestation and new
expression. This conference seeks to examine the varied and
diverse ways in which contemporary women's writing since
1970 has engaged with and continues to respond to the 'the f
word'.

The F Word in Contemporary Women's Writing

updated: 
Wednesday, July 18, 2012 - 9:21am
Postgraduate Contemporary Women's Writing Network

Keynote Speaker: Angela McRobbie

Feminism has always found significant expression in creative
and critical literature, from poetry and pamphlets to modes of
the digital age: Twittering and blogging. Yet with its shifting
social and political manifestations, the term feminism itself has
frequently been seen to raise as many questions as supposed
answers, leaving it open to revision, contestation and new
expression. This conference seeks to examine the varied and
diverse ways in which contemporary women's writing since
1970 has engaged with and continues to respond to the 'the f
word'.

Film (General)

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Wednesday, July 18, 2012 - 8:57am
SouthWest & Texas Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference

Call for Papers: Film (General) Area
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association
34th Annual Conference
February 13-16, 2013

"Celebrating Popular/American Cultures in a Global Context"

Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center
in Albuquerque, New Mexico
http://www.swtxpca.org

Proposal submission deadline: November 16, 2012

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