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Seminar (King's College London), 14/11/2011: Sensible Flesh: Rethinking the Body in the 21st Century

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Tuesday, November 8, 2011 - 6:31am
Zoe Roth (King's College London)/ Fusako Innami (Oxford)


We are delighted to invite you to the second session of the seminar group, Sensible Flesh: Rethinking the Body in the 21st Century, which explores new and emerging theories of the body and embodiment. Followed by a discussion and drinks.

Speakers:

Dr. Tom Widger (Brunel): 'Situating Suicide as a Problem of the Body'

Dr. Astrida Neimanis (LSE): 'Flows of Biomatter, Flows of Global Power: On Becoming a Body of Water'

18.00, Monday 14 November, Room S8.08, King's College (Strand Campus).

[UPDATE] Theorizing the Fantastic in 20th Century Art

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Tuesday, November 8, 2011 - 2:11am
Alison L. Heney, ACLA Seminar 2012

Theorizing the Fantastic in 20th Century Art

Seminar Organizer(s):
Alison Heney (SUNY Empire State College) ACLA Seminar

The ACLA conference is scheduled for March 29 - April 1, 2012 and we are in negotiations with an academic press interested in publishing a volume based on the proceedings of the seminar.

An abstract of 250 words is due by November 15th.
Please submit your papers to the ACLA website:

http://www.acla.org/submit/index.php

[UPDATE] 'Mortality and Imagination: The Life of the Dead in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance',30 August-2 September 2012.

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Tuesday, November 8, 2011 - 1:18am
Southern African Society for Medieval and Renaissance Studies

Further Call for Papers: 'Mortality and Imagination: The Life of the Dead in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance'
Deadline for abstracts: 31 January 2012
The 21st Biennial Conference of the Southern African Society for Medieval and Renaissance Studies will be held at Mont Fleur, Stellenbosch, South Africa, on 30 August-2 September 2012.

Bruce Kirle Memorial Emerging Scholarship Panel

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Tuesday, November 8, 2011 - 12:16am
Music Theatre and Dance Focus Group of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education

ATHE's Music Theatre/Dance Focus Group:

Bruce Kirle Memorial Emerging Scholarship Panel

The Music Theatre/Dance (MT/D) Focus Group of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) announces its call for papers for the "Bruce Kirle Memorial Emerging Scholarship Panel in Music Theatre/Dance" for the 2012 ATHE conference in Washington D.C. (August 2 - 5, 2012). This annual panel is held in memory of Dr. Bruce Kirle, a longtime member of the Music Theatre/Dance focus group. Dr. Elizabeth Wollman will serve as the respondent. Dr. Wollman is Assistant Professor of Music at Baruch College of the City University of New York. She is author of the book The Theater Will Rock: A History of the Rock Musical, From Hair to Hedwig.

[UPDATE] Call for Papers: James Bond and Popular Culture

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Monday, November 7, 2011 - 10:38pm
Southwest Texas PCA/ACA

Call for Papers: James Bond and Popular Culture
Title and Abstract Submission Deadline: December 1, 2011

Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association
33rd Annual Conference celebrating "Food & Culture(s) in a Global Context"
February 8 – 11, 2012
Conference Hotel: Hyatt Regency, 330 Tijeras NW, Albuquerque, NM (505) 842-1234
http://www.swtxpca.org

The SWTX PCA/ACA James Bond and Popular Culture Area Chair invites papers for the annual conference on ANY aspect of James Bond films, literature, comics, video games, and culture. Here are some topics to consider, but is by no means an exhaustive list:

Great War/Global War: The Literary and Cultural Aftermath, 1914-1939; ACLA, Providence, RI, 3/29 -4/1, 2012; Deadline: Nov. 15

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Monday, November 7, 2011 - 10:08pm
Maureen Gallagher; American Comparative Literature Association

Great War/Global War: The Literary and Cultural Aftermath, 1914-1939

Seminar Organizer(s):
Maureen O. Gallagher (University of Massachusetts Amherst), Emily
Heilker (University of Massachusetts Amherst)

With the First World War's 100th anniversary fast approaching, there has been an increased interest in new approaches to the conflict. This panel seeks to reevaluate its literary and cultural aftermath using comparative, global, and transnational methodologies.

[UPDATE] - CFP – So What?: Exploring the Implications of Humanities Studies in the 21st Century (Proposals due 11/15)

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Monday, November 7, 2011 - 9:56pm
NC State Association of English Graduate Students

Call For Papers – "So What?: Exploring the Importance
of Humanities Studies in the 21st Century"

The Association of English Graduate Students at NC State University is pleased to announce the call for papers for our third annual graduate student conference, which will be held February 24-25, 2012 at Tompkins Hall in Raleigh, NC.

In this conference, we wish presenters and participants to examine the continued need for humanities studies, and the place of humanities studies in societies that increasingly value technological advances in communication.

Exploring I–Lands: Borders, Identity and Myth

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Monday, November 7, 2011 - 7:19pm
University of Virginia Graduate English Students Association

Exploring I–Lands: Borders, Identity and Myth

The University of Virginia Department of English Graduate Conference

March 16-18, 2012

Borders abide and abound—between disciplines, between languages, between periods, between persons, between genders, between communities, between generations, between the self and the world. They define us in both liberating and limiting ways. This conference will investigate how borders and barriers are made, broken and refashioned, giving special attention to individual and national identities and the mythologies that inform them. Just how impermeable are such borders? Is there an unshakeable human drive to draw them?

Other possible topics:

Tolkien studies postgraduate symposium, 17 Aug 2012, Loughborough University, UK

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Monday, November 7, 2011 - 6:46pm
The Tolkien Society

As part of the larger Return of the Ring conference at Loughborough University, UK (16-20 August 2012), The Tolkien Society are hosting a dedicated postgraduate symposium on Tolkien studies on Friday 17th August 2012.
The interdisciplinary symposium is the first of its kind and serves to map current scholarship inspired by Tolkien by bringing together emerging scholars across disciplines of art, cultural studies, linguistics, medieval studies, fan studies, literature, film and media studies etc. Post-doctoral or other early career stages scholars are also welcome. It is hoped that a selection of papers will be published as an edited collection following the symposium.

GATEWAYS NORTH: EXPANSION, CONVERGENCE AND CHANGE, THURSDAY, MAY 3, 2012, THE PAS, MANITOBA

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Monday, November 7, 2011 - 5:02pm
Dr. Keith Hyde, University College of the North

GATEWAYS NORTH: EXPANSION, CONVERGENCE AND CHANGE
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF THE NORTH
THURSDAY, MAY 3, 2012
THE PAS, MANITOBA

The University College of the North invites presentation proposals for an interdisciplinary symposium of the Humanities and Sciences: Gateways North: Expansion, Convergence and Change to be held in
The Pas, Manitoba, on May 3, 2012.

Call for Submissions: Intégrité: A Faith and Learning Journal (year-round)

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Monday, November 7, 2011 - 4:32pm
Intégrité: A Faith and Learning Journal

Intégrité (pronounced IN tay gri tay) is a scholarly journal published twice a year by the Faith & Learning Committee and the Humanities Division of Missouri Baptist University, St. Louis, MO. Published both online (http://www.mobap.edu/integrite) and in print copy, it seeks 15-25 page articles on historical, theological, philosophical, cultural, and/or pedagogical issues related to faith-learning integration. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

Women and Terrorism

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Monday, November 7, 2011 - 4:02pm
V.G. Julie Rajan and Om Dwivedi

The Journal of Post-Colonial Cultures and Societies seeks papers exploring the broad dynamic between women and terrorism. In particular, this Special Edition aims to highlight the various forms of agency and subjectivity surfacing from women's engagement in and demonstration against acts of terror in postcolonial contexts. Terror may be taken to include any extraordinary acts of violence executed at the community through international levels, from caste violence to violence targeting specifically women to official engagements in the war on terror in the post-9/11 era.

Topics might address:

- women members of terror local through international organizations, from the LTTE and the Taliban through Al Qaeda

Human Rights and the Postcolonial India

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Monday, November 7, 2011 - 3:59pm
V.G. Julie Rajan and Om Dwivedi

India's desire to assume a large role in the United Nations has surfaced debates about the realization and negotiations of human rights in that nation. In particular, dialogues are emerging in light of India's bid to become a permanent member in the Security Council.

[UPDATE] ACLA 2012 - Forgiveness in the Wake of Crisis

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Monday, November 7, 2011 - 3:52pm
Shelly Jansen - Rochester Institute of Technology

ACLA 2011: Collapse/Catastrophe/Change
Providence, RI | 29 March-1 April 2012

In a world of crisis and catastrophe, what do words like "forgivenesss" or "reconciliation" mean? How can we define forgiveness in the post-911 world? What does forgiveness look like in the digital age?

This panel will explore the ethical, social, and political significance of forgiveness in literature. We welcome all topics related to the depiction of forgiveness from all genres and time periods. Possible approaches may include, but are not limited to, analyzing the philosophical, theological, cultural, political, historical and/or social implications of forgiveness.

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