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New Voices, a Graduate English Conference Bodies of Influence: The Human Body in the Humanities and Sciences

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Wednesday, August 31, 2011 - 5:41pm
New Voices, Georgia State University

Call for Papers
New Voices, a Graduate English Conference
Bodies of Influence: The Human Body in the Humanities and Sciences
Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
October 20‐22, 2011 

Keynote Speaker: Marilynn Richtarik, Associate Professor of 20th‐Century British and Irish 
Literature and author of a critical biography of playwright Stewart Parker, forthcoming from 
Oxford University Press. 

CFP International Congress on Medieval Studies, May 10-13, 2012 [UPDATE]

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Wednesday, August 31, 2011 - 4:55pm
Emily Kelley

By the late medieval period, merchants formed an integral part of urban society; among their activities, they facilitated trade between city centers, participated in the governing of cities, and were patrons of churches and monasteries. At the same time, the wealth that they amassed and their sometimes morally dubious activities, such as money lending, often left merchants fearful of what the afterlife would bring, causing them to appeal directly to specific saints for intercession. This session seeks to explore the religious lives of these elite members of urban society, specifically considering the individual saints to whom merchants appealed for their earthly protection and heavenly salvation as well as the manner in which they made these appeals.

Call for contributions for collection of essay: Tchotchkes in the White Cube: Exhibiting Craft and Design in the 20th century

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Wednesday, August 31, 2011 - 10:13am
Dr. Alla Myzelev, University of Guelph, Ontario Canada

Conventional art institutions such as museums and galleries have had problematic relationships with three-dimensional utilitarian objects since their inception. As several scholars, including Ruth Phillips and James Clifford, have argued, conventional displays deprive objects of their functionality and turn them into highly anaesthetized fetishes of high culture. The notorious notion of the modernist white cube has often been challenged and debunked by craft and design practitioners as unsuitable and denigrating for exhibiting utilitarian objects.

Aesthetics in the 21st Century - University of Basel, Sep 13-15, 2012

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Wednesday, August 31, 2011 - 9:39am
Ridvan Askin / University of Basel

CALL FOR PAPERS
Aesthetics in the 21st Century
University of Basel
September 13-15, 2012

Confirmed Speakers: Graham Harman, Iain Hamilton Grant, N. Katherine Hayles

Ever since the turn of the century aesthetics has steadily gained momentum as a central field of study across the disciplines. No longer sidelined, aesthetics has grown in confidence as evidenced by recent works by major contemporary thinkers such as Jean-Luc Nancy (Muses II), Jacques Rancière (Dissensus; Aesthetics and its Discontents) and Alain Badiou (Handbook of Inaesthetics). In this vein, aesthetics does not merely designate a discipline concerned with theories of art, but more fundamentally the primacy of sensation and sensual encounter itself.

CFP:3rd Global Conference, Experiencing Prison, May 2012, Prage, Czech Republic.

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Wednesday, August 31, 2011 - 9:33am
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

3rd Global Conference
Experiencing Prison

Thursday 10th May – Saturday 12th May 2012
Prague, Czech Republic

Call for Papers:
This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary conference marks the continuation of a project dedicated to the study of the experience of imprisonment.

Theorizing Robots (11/01/11; ACCUTE, 05/28/12- 05/31/12)

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Wednesday, August 31, 2011 - 9:11am
Jason Haslam

While the figure of the cyborg has been a staple in cultural theory since Donna Haraway's analysis in 1985, and while artificial intelligence is gaining increased attention, the related figure of the robot has not been subjected to the same level of scrutiny. However, since the term was coined to describe Karel Čapek's (decidedly organic) figures in the 1920 play, R.U.R., and dating back to earlier formations in the automaton and other devices, the robot has been a central figure in discussions of labour, gender, technology, and many other pressing topics.

Crime Scotland

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Wednesday, August 31, 2011 - 4:05am
Dr. Frauke Reitemeier, Dr. Kirsten Sandrock; Dept. of English, University of Göttingen

2nd Scottish Studies in Europe Conference

Crime Scotland – Then and Now

Goettingen: 31 May - 3 June, 2012


"South Asian Cinema" at SW/TXPCA 33rd Annual Conference, Albuquerque, Feb. 8-11, 2012

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Tuesday, August 30, 2011 - 10:49pm
Robert Cross, Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan

Panels are now forming for presentations on topics related to the new conference area of South Asian Cinema. Listed below are suggestions for possible presentations, but topics not included
here are also very welcome.

 The work of Satyajit Ray
 Nehru and Indian cinema
 Parallel cinema
 Social problem films
 Partition in Indian cinema
 Indian documentary
 Indian silent film
 Malayalam cinema
 Bengali filmmakers
 Hindi Cinema's Golden Age (Bimal Roy, Mehboob Khan, Guru Dutt)
 Diasporic Indian filmmakers

[UPDATE] Approaches to Teaching the Underground Railroad (deadline Sept. 30)

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Tuesday, August 30, 2011 - 9:33pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

This roundtable session will address approaches to teaching the Underground Railroad. Possible paper topics may include, but are not limited to, teaching specific literary texts, historical figures such as Harriet Tubman, incorporating historical sites into the syllabus, and Canadian contributions to the Underground Railroad. Interdisciplinary and team-teaching methods of instruction are especially encouraged.

Please send inquiries or 250-500 word abstracts (as MSWord or PDF attachments) to Saundra Liggins.

Abstract deadline: Sept. 30. 2011.

Area, Arab Culture in the U.S.

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Tuesday, August 30, 2011 - 7:59pm
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture & American Culture Association

CALL FOR PAPERS

for the Area, Arab Culture in the U.S., at
the 33rd Annual Conference of the

Southwest/Texas Popular Culture & American Culture Association
February 8-11, 2012
Albuquerque, New Mexico
http://www.swtxpca.org

Deadline for Proposal Submission: December 1, 2011
Deadline for Early Bird Registration: December 31, 2011

Moving Modernisms Conference 21-24 March 2012

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Tuesday, August 30, 2011 - 5:39pm
University of Oxford

21-24 March 2012
Oxford
www.movingmodernisms.org

Tim Armstrong, University of London, Royal Holloway

David Bradshaw, Worcester College, Oxford

Laura Marcus, New College, Oxford

Steven Connor, University of London, Birkbeck

Robert Crawford, University of St Andrews

Wai Chee Dimock, Yale University

Enda Duffy, University of California at Santa Barbara

Maud Ellmann, University of Chicago

Tom Gunning, University of Chicago

Andreas Huyssen, Columbia University

Tyrus Miller, University of California, Santa Cruz

Julian Murphet, University of New South Wales

Moving Modernisms Conference Postgraduate Day 21 March 2012

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Tuesday, August 30, 2011 - 5:30pm
University of Oxford

Moving Modernisms Postgraduate Conference

On 21-24 March 2012 Oxford University English Faculty will host a four-day conference entitled Moving Modernisms. The conference will bring together many scholars of international distinction with a view to examining, through plenary lectures and round-tables, Modernism's diverse manifestations, its manifold constructions and its future directions.

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