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What Can a Body Do? Psychoanalysis and the Logic of the Symptom

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Tuesday, January 17, 2012 - 12:26pm
Cornell Psychoanalysis Reading Group

What Can a Body Do? Psychoanalysis and the Logic of the Symptom

The Psychoanalysis Reading Group at Cornell University invites submissions for its upcoming conference:

Featuring Keynote Speaker:

Tim Dean, Professor of English and Comparative Literature, University at Buffalo (SUNY); author of Unlimited Intimacy: Reflections on the Subculture of Barebacking (2009), Beyond Sexuality (2000), and Gary Snyder and the American Unconscious: Inhabiting the Ground (1991); and co-editor of A Time for the Humanities: Futurity and the Limits of Autonomy (2008) and Homosexuality and Psychoanalysis (2001).

April 20-21, 2012
Cornell University
Ithaca, New York

CFP: Gender and Literacies (MLA, RSA, and SCSC 2013)

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Tuesday, January 17, 2012 - 12:10pm
Renaissance English Text Society

The Renaissance English Text Society invites abstracts for sessions on Gender and Literacies in Early Modern England at the following conferences:

* Modern Language Association, 3-6 January 2013 in Boston, MA
* Renaissance Society of America, 4-6 April 2013 in San Diego, CA
* Sixteenth Century Studies Conference, 24-27 October in San Juan, Puerto Rico

Possible topics might include—but are not limited to—femininity, masculinity, illiteracy, multilingualism, pedagogy, and visual literacy.

(un)SAFE: An Interdisciplinary Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies Graduate Student Conference

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Tuesday, January 17, 2012 - 11:59am
Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies Program at the University of Pennsylvania

(un)SAFE an interdisciplinary gender, sexuality, and women's studies graduate student conference at the University of Pennsylvania December 6th and 7th, 2012 with a keynote address by Lauren Berlant Experiences of the contemporary social world are often defined in terms of safety: a group of friends, a college choice or a sexual encounter could be "safe", where a classroom, a piece of equipment or a social space would be "unsafe". But the distinction between safety and unsafety is profoundly unstable, and articulates some of the most disturbing paradoxes of contemporary life. Safety can be banal, when a writer or athlete reaches only for goals within immediate reach, but it can also be utopian, in the scene of therapy, learning or rehearsal.

Provisions Research Residencies

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Tuesday, January 17, 2012 - 11:56am
Provisions Library

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Provisions Library, a non-profit instigator of arts and social change in Washington DC, is pleased to launch research residencies that investigate futures for creative civil society. The program will bring together four residents (artists, scholars, activists, and practitioners) for research-based projects that explore and extend social change themes. Participants will gain exposure to policies, practices, and politics while exploring transformative social imaginations and strategies. The rapidly changing urban and institutional landscape of Washington DC will serve as a platform, model, and resource to propose and prepare social futures.

Under Western Eyes: East Asia in Anglophone Fiction

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Tuesday, January 17, 2012 - 9:53am
MLA 2013 Boston, MA, Jan 3-6, 2013

Under Western Eyes: East Asia in Anglophone Fiction
Increasingly important to the world economy as an engine of growth, the dynamic region of East Asia (China, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, Korea) has for decades figured prominently in world media for its critical geopolitical position. But how has East Asia's emergence onto the world stage been reflected in late 20th-century English-language literature? This panel invites papers on recent Anglophone fiction set in East Asia; please send abstract of 1-2 pp along with a current c.v. to Mary Goodwin (profgood@hotmail.com) by 15 March 2012.

CFP - Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies: An International Journal (NIJ)

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Tuesday, January 17, 2012 - 6:41am
Computer Science Journals (CSC Journals)

Computer Science Journals (CSC Journals) invites researchers, editors, scientists & scholars to publish their scientific research papers in Nanosciences and Nanotechnologies: An International Journal (NIJ) Volume 3, Issue 2.

Nanotechnology has enormous potential to change society as it lead to new medical treatments and tools; more efficient energy production, storage and transmission; better access to clean water; more effective pollution reduction and prevention; and stronger, lighter materials.

CFP - International Journal of Logic and Computation (IJLP)

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Tuesday, January 17, 2012 - 6:38am
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 Logic and Computation (IJLP) Volume 3, Issue 2.

CFP - International Journal of Human Computer Interaction (IJHCI)

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Tuesday, January 17, 2012 - 6:35am
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 Human Computer Interaction (IJHCI) Volume 3, Issue 2.

The International Journal of Human Computer Interaction (IJHCI) publishes original research over the whole spectrum of work relevant to the theory and practice of innovative and interactive systems. The journal is inherently interdisciplinary, covering research in computing, artificial intelligence, psychology, linguistics, communication, design, engineering, and social organization, which is relevant to the design, analysis, evaluation and application of human computer interactive systems.

[UPDATE] "SHATTERING" Deadline Extended

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Tuesday, January 17, 2012 - 4:21am
Associated Graduate Students of English

Shattering
"A Thought, Even a Possibility, Can Shatter and Transform"
~ Friedrich Nietzsche
The Associated Graduate Students of English (AGSE) at California State University, Northridge is now accepting proposals for their Annual Spring Conference. We are looking for critical papers or creative works that explore the notion of shattering. By shattering we mean transgressing boundaries and breaking up the dominance of certain discourses.
Explorations may include, but are not limited to:
• Nationality Lines
• High Theory and Low Theory
• Pop Culture and Art House Culture
• Dominance of Ideology Over Space
• Heteronormative Family
• Narrative Structure

[UPDATE] Vonnegut and Humor

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Monday, January 16, 2012 - 10:27pm
Peter C. Kunze and Robert T. Tally, Jr.

2011 may well have been called "The Year of Kurt Vonnegut." In April the Library of America issued a volume including his novels from 1963 to 1973, effectively canonizing Vonnegut. A school board of Republic, Missouri banned Slaughterhouse-Five from both its high school's required reading and library, prompting the recently opened Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library to offer affected students free copies of the acclaimed novel. This fall saw Charles J. Shields's highly anticipated biography, And So It Goes: Kurt Vonnegut: A Life, as well as several new scholarly monographs, Lawrence R. Broer's Vonnegut and Hemingway: Writers at War, Gregory D. Sumner's Unstuck in Time: A Journey through Kurt Vonnegut's Life and Novels, and Robert T.

Culture and Humanitarian Crisis, August 24, 2012

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Monday, January 16, 2012 - 10:24pm
Australian National University

Culture and Humanitarian Crisis: An Interdisciplinary Workshop
24 August 2012
College of Arts and Social Sciences
The Australian National University

CFP: Gender and War Student Research Conference (October 20, 2012)

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Monday, January 16, 2012 - 10:04pm
University of the Pacific, Stockton, California

Gender and War
Student Research Conference

Saturday, October 20, 2012
The University of the Pacific

Organized by Pacific's Ethnic Studies and Gender Studies Programs and sponsored by Film Studies and the Humanities Center

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