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Two Worlds Embraced by a Third: The Humanist and the Natural Sciences

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Monday, January 16, 2012 - 4:29pm
Clarissa Lee

Attempts in exploring the sciences from a humanist's viewpoint is not new, and was probably what instigated to writing of C.P. Snow's famed Two Cultures. It has not always been the case that the sciences are thoroughly separated from the humanities, as its earlier incarnation as natural philosophy obviously suggests. Now, science as we know it, are separated from its histories and philosophies which exist as academic disciplines in separate departments. If we were to venture further back in time to the Medieval and Renaissance period, we will encounter exploration of the sciences done through both simultaneously mechanical and artistic experimentations, as many fascinating critique and exploration into the work and life of Leonardo Da Vinci indicate.

[UPDATE: Deadline Entended 1/31/2012] "Belonging," Fifth Annual Graduate Symposium

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Monday, January 16, 2012 - 1:28pm
Center for the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality (Rice University)

Keynote speaker: Elizabeth Brown-Guillory (Texas Southern University)

"Perhaps home is not a place but simply an irrevocable condition."
--James Baldwin, Giovanni's Room

"Being human signifies, for each one of us, belonging to a class, a society, a country, a continent and a civilization; and for us European earth-dwellers, the adventure played out in the heart of the New World signifies in the first place that it was not our world and that we bear responsibility for the crime of its destruction."
--Claude Levi-Strauss, anthropologist

"I couldn't find myself in my own life—there was no memory of me that I could grasp. There was no place outside of me where I belonged."
–Leslie Feinberg, Stone Butch Blues

Extended Deadline for proposals for Critical Themes in Media Studies conference

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Monday, January 16, 2012 - 12:31pm
Critical Themes in Media Studies at the New School

The graduate students of the Department of Media Studies and Film at The New School are pleased to announce a call for papers and projects to the 12th annual Critical Themes in Media Studies Conference, taking place April 13-14, 2012 in New York City.

The Media Studies Department at the New School, a pioneer of progressive education, was designed from its inception to be a home for both theory and practice-based scholarship. In the spirit of this tradition, we would like to encourage the submission of traditional scholarly papers as well as multimodal research projects.

[in]Organics: Analog Studies in a Digital World

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Monday, January 16, 2012 - 12:17pm
The Association of English Graduate Instructors and Students

As literature, composition, and creative writing shifts towards digital platforms, tensions are rising between the organic and inorganic. Eco-speak influences our consumption, creation, and perceptions of place and purpose both inside and outside of the classroom. Digital immigrants find themselves adapting to a culture of digital nativism, the debate over e-books and antiquated paper-based texts continues to rage, and authors have taken their work to the world wide web to explore and continue to develop stories that have been or still are yet to be told. Media forms blend art, text, and imagined audiences to shift perceptions in all facets of our daily lives. How organic are these changes? What influence does the past have on

CFP--"Death and Eros"

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Monday, January 16, 2012 - 11:50am
SCMLA--Christianity and Literature Session

Now accepting abstracts for the SCMLA Christianity and Literature panel. The focus of the SCMLA conference is "Death and Eros," so papers that consider this topic from a Christian perspective will be given preference. However, all topics exploring Christianity and literature will be considered.

Abstracts should be 300 words long and are due by March 1, 2012.

The SCMLA conference will be held in San Antonio, Texas, from November 8-10 at the historic Sheraton Gunter Hotel on the River Walk.

CFP: Edited Collected on the Recently-Concluded WB/CW Series Smallville [DEADLINE EXTENDED]

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Monday, January 16, 2012 - 10:54am
Cory Barker, Bowling Green State University

The deadline for our edited collection on Smallville has been extended to January 31, 2012. Please take this additional time to submit an abstract!

Call for Submissions: Edited collection on the recently-concluded WB/CW television series Smallville (01/31/12, 06/01/12)

Editors: Cory Barker, Chris Ryan and Myc Wiatrowski, Bowling Green State University

MLA Special Session: The Mechanics of Fictional World-Making (3/1/12; Boston 2013)

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Monday, January 16, 2012 - 10:36am
Elaine Auyoung, Rutgers University

MLA Special Session
The Mechanics of Fictional World-Making
Boston, January 2013

Paper proposals exploring the underpinnings of making and/or experiencing fictional worlds are welcome. Topics may range from mimesis, make-believe, reality effects, stagecraft, illusion, to the cognition of representational art. Submit 300-word abstracts by 1 March 2012 to Elaine Auyoung (elaine.auyoung@rutgers.edu). Special sessions are subject to approval; all panelists must be members of the MLA.

[UPDATE] With sleights learned from others: Basil Bunting and Friends (Durham, 4-5 July 2012)

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Monday, January 16, 2012 - 9:26am
Durham University

With sleights learned from others: Basil Bunting and Friends

A conference at Durham 4-5 July 2012

With sleights learned from others and an ear open to melodic analogies I have set down words as a musician pricks his score, not to be read in silence, but to trace in the air a pattern of sound that may sometimes, I hope, be pleasing.

Basil Bunting, preface to Collected Poems

Animate Objects, Inanimate Bodies

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Monday, January 16, 2012 - 9:18am
King's College London

King's College London Annual Postgraduate Conference

What separates the human body from the objects around it? Are objects merely inanimate, inorganic things that are designed and used by human bodies? Is it solely the human body that is the physical site or limit of the self? Is there a divide between the human body and the object in the first place?

We are looking for papers which examine the interactions (or lack thereof) between bodies and objects in literature. These interactions could suggest an impenetrable divide between the human body and the object, could question where the body ends and the object begins, or could reveal how bodies and objects inform one another.

CFP - International Journal of Experimental Algorithms (IJEA)

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Monday, January 16, 2012 - 4:12am
Computer Science Journals (CSC Journals)

Computer Science Journals (CSC Journals) invites researchers, editors, scientists & scholars to publish their scientific research papers in an International Journal of Experimental Algorithms (IJEA) Volume 3, Issue 2.

CFP - International Journal of Data Engineering (IJDE)

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Monday, January 16, 2012 - 4:07am
Computer Science Journals (CSC Journals)

Computer Science Journals (CSC Journals) invites researchers, editors, scientists & scholars to publish their scientific research papers in an International Journal of Data Engineering (IJDE) Volume 3, Issue 2.

Data Engineering refers to the use of data engineering techniques and methodologies in the design, development and assessment of computer systems for different computing platforms and application environments. With the proliferation of the different forms of data and its rich semantics, the need for sophisticated techniques has resulted an in-depth content processing, engineering analysis, indexing, learning, mining, searching, management, and retrieval of data.

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