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4th Global Conference: Videogame Cultures and the Future of Interactive Entertainment (July 2012: Oxford, United Kingdom)

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Thursday, October 13, 2011 - 10:07am
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Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

4th Global Conference
Videogame Cultures and the Future of Interactive Entertainment

Wednesday 11th July 2012 – Friday 13th July 2012
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Call for Papers:
This inter- and multi-disciplinary conference aims to examine, explore and critically engage with the issues and implications created by the mass use of computers and videogames for human entertainment and focus on the impact of innovative videogame titles and interfaces for human communication and ludic culture. In particular the conference will encourage equally theoretical and practical debates which surround the cultural contexts within which videogames flourish.

Intellectual Property as Cultural Technology - June 25-26, 2012

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Thursday, October 13, 2011 - 8:16am
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International Society for the History and Theory of Intellectual Property

Call for Papers

Intellectual Property as Cultural Technology

Fourth Annual Workshop of the International Society for the History and Theory of Intellectual Property (ISHTIP)

London School of Economics
25-26 June 2012

MIX merging intermedia

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Thursday, October 13, 2011 - 7:20am
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Bath Spa University
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Call for Papers: A conference exploring Transmedia Writing & Digital Creativity.
The conference will take place at Bath Spa University's postgraduate centre at Corsham Court from 16th-18th July 2012. Its aim is to bring together practitioners and theorists working with writing in digital media. The purpose is to create a core of research knowledge both practical and theoritical. The conference will present academic papers and also presentations and workshops by current digital practitioners. There will also be a public exhibition of work by the Fluxus artists.

CFP - Publication of Doctoral Dissertation

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Thursday, October 13, 2011 - 4:56am
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ROMAN Books

ROMAN Books, an independent publishing house of international repute, is now accepting proposals for doctoral and postgraduate dissertation for publication. After publication the book will be available and sold in USA, UK and Ireland by major bookstores like Amazon, Waterstones and Barnes & Noble.

The dissertation must be complete. Authors are paid annual royalties at a competitive rate.

Please send a 1000 word abstract, a detail chapter-by-chapter synopsis and three sample chapters for consideration to response@romanbooks.co.in

Global Perspectives on Business Management-Changing Dynamics (GPBM-2012)

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Thursday, October 13, 2011 - 2:18am
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Skyline University College, Sharjah

Global Perspectives on Business Management-Changing Dynamics (GPBM-2012) will be held from April 29 to May 1, 2012 in Skyline University College, Sharjah, UAE. GPBM-2012 aims to invite the researchers and scholars to present research articles, and provide a high–level international forum to discuss recent advances, new techniques and applications in the field of changing dynamics on Management.
All accepted papers will be refereed and will be published in special conference issue of SBJ (www.skylinesbj.com), listed in EBSCO.
Tracks include but are not limited to:
Management Science
Human Resource Management
Organizational Behavior

The Louisiana Conference on Literature, Language, and Culture [March 29-31 2012]

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Thursday, October 13, 2011 - 1:43am
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The Louisiana Conference on Literature, Language, and Culture
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The Louisiana Conference on Literature, Language, and Culture presents:

Media, Technology and the Imagination

March 29-31, 2012
University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Keynote Speaker:
Del Jacobs
State College of Florida
Author of Interrogating the Image: Movies and the World of Film and Television

"Crossing Borders as Creating Borders in Twentieth-Century Literature" (ALA, May 24-27, 2012; San Francisco, CA)

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Wednesday, October 12, 2011 - 10:57pm
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American Literature Association

Frontiers, boundaries, margins, and borders occupy center stage in much recent scholarship. Influenced first by postcolonial theory and now by transnational studies, this paradigm shift has brought about heightened awareness of global interconnectedness and transnational circuits of production, meaning, and migration. For some scholars and public intellectuals, this increasingly globalized world has become marked by a rootless migratory sensibility (Arjun Appadurai) and a flattening of power relations (Thomas Friedman). But as performance artist and cultural critic Guillermo Gómez-Peña has suggested, the experience of crossing borders is not the same for all.

Libraries, Archives, Museums, & Popular Culture Area, SW/TX PCA/ACA. Deadline 1 Dec 2011, conference 8-11 Feb 2012

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Wednesday, October 12, 2011 - 5:00pm
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Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association
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CFP: Libraries, Archives, Museums, & Popular Culture Area, SW/TX PCA/ACA

DEADLINE Dec. 1, 2011

33rd Annual Conference of the Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association, February 8-11, 2012, Albuquerque, NM

Conference Hotel: Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center

Occupy Wall Street

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Wednesday, October 12, 2011 - 4:37pm
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Trans-Portal: The Hub of Transformation Studies
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www.transtudies.org

Seeking submissions of articles, both scholarly and lyric, related to any aspect of the OWS movement. Trans-Portal focuses on trans-cultural, trans-personal, and trans-national issues. Topics for the Occupy Wall Street issue could include but are not limited to trans-economics; alternative communities; protest movements; capitalism and the financial crisis; political movements; art and protest; police conduct; systems theories; race/class and OWS; political poetry/fiction; the aesthetics of protest

Science and Science Fiction Conference. April 12-13, 2012

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Wednesday, October 12, 2011 - 4:23pm
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Oral Roberts University
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Call For Papers
For the ORU Conference on Science and Science Fiction
April 12 & 13, 2012

When Worlds Collide: Science, Faith, and the Imagination
http://sciencefiction.oru.edu

This two-day interdisciplinary conference - sponsored by the colleges of Arts and Cultural Studies and Science and Engineering at Oral Roberts University - will examine the relationships between science and science fiction, social science and science fiction, and theology and science fiction in all forms of science and science fiction, including science fiction stories, film, television, radio, graphic novels, and theoretical physics.

Perpetual Passing Away: History as Eternal Catastrophe in Walter Benjamin (ACLA)

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Wednesday, October 12, 2011 - 2:03pm
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Edward S. Cutler (Brigham Young University),Maria Mercedes Andrade (Universidad de los Andes, Colombia)

Brushing against the redemptive political and theological promise many critics discover in Walter Benjamin, our seminar will investigate the complex figuration of time across his early and later work. "History decays into images, not stories," he proposes in The Arcades Project, a complimentary insight to his earlier assertion in The Origin of German Tragic Drama, that allegory introduces "the decisive category of time" in contrast to the ontological promise that inheres in the symbolic mode. For Benjamin, allegory eschews any eschatological fulfillment wherein "destruction is idealized and . . . nature is fleetingly revealed in the light of redemption." Rather, allegory gathers its iconic significance in the worldly subjection to death.

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