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Call For Papers — Expanded Cinema 3 April 2013

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Friday, February 15, 2013 - 11:29am
Department of Film Studies, University of St Andrews

Call For Papers — Expanded Cinema
3 April 2013
University of St. Andrews

Deadline for proposals: 1st March 2013
Keynote speaker: Dr. Wanda Strauven (University of Amsterdam)

A Re-examination of Private Military and Security Companies - Abstracts due: April 1, 2013 - Papers due: July 8, 2013

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Friday, February 15, 2013 - 10:54am
STAIR, Oxford University

CFP - A Re-examination of Private Military and Security Companies - STAIR - OXFORD UNIVERSITY

Abstracts due: April 1, 2013
Papers due: July 8, 2013
Maximum length of articles: 6000 words

Private security is big business – and important politics. As demand for pmscs increases, the academic literature has already experienced two waves of attention on the subject: firstly, in the post-Cold War era, to reflect on the emergence of pmscs, principally in Africa; and secondly, to analyse the implications of pmsc operations
during US operations in Iraq. In the context of the impending nato withdrawal from Afghanistan, it is time to re-examine the place of pmscs in domestic and international security.

The Future of Education International Conference - Extended Deadline for Abstracts' Submission

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Friday, February 15, 2013 - 9:39am
Pixel

Extended Deadline for Abstracts Submission – 28 February 2013

The third edition of The Future of Education International Conference will take place in Florence, Italy, on 13 - 14 June 2013.

The objective of The Future of Education Conference is to promote transnational cooperation and share good practice in the field of innovation for education. The Future of Education Conference is also an excellent opportunity for the presentation of previous and current educational projects.

SUBURBS before the railway & the automobile - deadline 15 March 2013

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Friday, February 15, 2013 - 5:56am
Kate Scarth, Institute of Advanced Study, University of Warwick

SUBURBS
before the railway & the automobile
A half-day, interdisciplinary workshop
Friday, 3 May, 2013
Institute of Advanced Study, Millburn House, University of Warwick

Keynote Speakers:
Professor Stephen Daniels (Cultural Geography, University of Nottingham)
Dr Elizabeth McKellar (Art History, Open University)

WCW Society at MLA 14: "New Directions in Williams Studies"

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Friday, February 15, 2013 - 2:07am
Daniel E. Burke / William Carlos Williams Society

The Society is especially seeking contemporary approaches to the work of William Carlos Williams. Possible topics include: medicine/embodiment; technology; transnationalism; ecocriticism; Williams and/in archives, etc.

Please note: The panel's format will be consist of up to seven short "lightning talk" presentations in the PechaKucha format. (See: http://www.pechakucha.org/faq).

MLA 14 will take place in Chicago, January 9-12. Please send 200 word abstracts & CV to daniel.e.burke@marquette.edu by March 28.

MMLA 2013 Special Session (Proposed): Is the Artist Present?: Post-Modern Conceptions of the Author (Milwaukee; Nov. 7-10, 2013)

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Thursday, February 14, 2013 - 9:22pm
W Brett Wiley (MVNU)

In Marina Abramović's retrospective show at MOMA entitled The Artist Is Present, she invited visitors to sit silently across from her for as long as they chose. In this way, she was "present" in more ways than one: being present was her piece, she was present in her piece, and she presented her piece all simultaneously. This performance and the title of the show raise questions about the role of the artist in contemporary art.

"Architecture and Literature: Reading the Room" (1-3 November, San Diego); Proposal Deadline: 15 April

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Thursday, February 14, 2013 - 5:42pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Languages Association (PAMLA)

Most literary works take place within the context of some sort of constructed space, e.g. a house, an office, a transit node, a place of worship, a place of performance. The constraints and opportunities of such a setting often contribute to our understanding of characters, actions and ideas. Architecture also provides a rich system of tropes by which readers and writers can define important elements of text either literally or figuratively. This panel seeks papers on literary works from any genre, region or time period that consider the treatment of architecture as background, foreground, structural model or other component of the literary work or works in question.

Panel on "The Modernist Room," 29 Aug - 1 Sept, Brighton UK -- MSA conference

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Thursday, February 14, 2013 - 5:29pm
Modernist Studies Association

According to Frederic Jameson, the Modernist novel abandoned the panoramic cityscapes of the 19th century realist novel and devised "strategies of inwardness." As Brigitte Munier suggests, the early-20th century protagonist experienced the city "locked within his room, carried away by the cries of shopowners whom Flaubert and Nerval would have encountered walking down the street." The Modernist room, in these accounts, appears to function as a refuge from a confusing public terrain.

Postcolonial Filmmaking in French-speaking Countries

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Thursday, February 14, 2013 - 1:41pm
Black Camera

Call for Papers: Postcolonial Filmmaking in French-speaking Countries

Black Camera invites submissions for a Close-Up devoted to a critical assessment of Postcolonial Filmmaking in French-speaking Countries to be published Fall 2014.

We seek essays on films by African filmmakers that challenge "absolute otherness" in postcoloniality. Consider, for example, films by Ousmane Sembène, Jean-Pierre Bekolo, Merzak Allouache, Moufida Tlati, Joseph Gaï Ramaka, Jean-Marie Teno, Sylvestre Amoussou, Mahmoud Zemmouri, and Nadia El Fani.

Prison Intimacy

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Thursday, February 14, 2013 - 11:44am
Department of English, Syracuse University

Call for Papers:

Prison Intimacy

"And intellectuals still argue whether Amerika is a fascist country."
-- George Jackson

Unity/Disunity: An Interdisciplinary Conference

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Thursday, February 14, 2013 - 11:08am
UCL (University College London)

Unity/Disunity: An Interdisciplinary Conference 27-28 June 2013 at UCL

UCL School of European Languages, Culture and Society (SELCS)
UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES)

"In union there is strength." Aesop
"You cannot conceive the many without the one." Plato
"The principle of contradiction makes the thought of unity the measure of heterogeneity." Theodor W. Adorno
"In the space between chaos and shape there was another chance." Jeanette Winterson

The conference organisers invite proposals for papers relating to the connected themes of unity and disunity from scholars across a wide spectrum of disciplines.

Ozarks Studies Symposium September 19-21, 2013

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Thursday, February 14, 2013 - 10:44am
Leigh Adams / Missouri State University--West Plains

The Ozarks Studies Committee of Missouri State University-West Plains seeks proposals for its seventh annual symposium. The symposium will take place September 19-21, 2013, at the West Plains Civic Center in West Plains, Missouri.
The theme will be "Survival in the Ozarks." Ideas for presentations might include the hardscrabble nature of making a living from the land, surviving natural disasters like the Joplin tornado, surviving in a region that is heavily stereotyped, surviving in an economically depressed region, surviving as a minority in a fairly homogenous region, or the survival of folkways and traditions in a broader culture.

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