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Film Comedy and the Limits of Representation -- SCMS: Boston, March 21-25, 2012

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Thursday, July 7, 2011 - 1:47pm
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Maggie Hennefeld / Brown University

This panel seeks to explore a diverse range of questions, contexts, and ideas about the relationship between film and comedy in order to provide new approaches to problems of representation in cinema. Work on film comedy has explored the capacity for humor to represent the unrepresentable: from sexual innuendo in classic screwball comedies, to political satire in documentary filmmaking, to silent slapstick's provocative reimaginations of modernity. How does looking closely at comedy help us understand cinema's capacity to represent time and space? What are the limits and potentials of comedic interventions in social politics (e.g. slapstick portrayals of domestic politics or of war and state violence)?

[UPDATE] Deadline Extended to August 1, 2011

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Thursday, July 7, 2011 - 1:43pm
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disClosure: A Journal of Social Theory

The editorial collective of disClosure seeks submissions that explore SELF, STORY AND LIFE NARRATIVE as they are understood in a variety of areas and disciplines. Possible topics might include:

* Self Portraiture *Personality *Memoir/Autobiography * Life Worlds and Spatiality*Duplicity/Performance *Race, Class, Gender and Self * Avatars *Memory and Recollection *Agency
*Voyeurism, Audience,and Consumption *Issues of Genre
*Intersubjectivity *Coded Data and Self Stories
*Identity *Authenticity and Self *Nationhood and Subjectivity *Pedagogical Personas
*Disambiguation and Self

Ridley Scott and Philosophy - Edited Collection CFP

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Thursday, July 7, 2011 - 1:35pm
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Adam Barkman, Ashley Barkman, and Nancy Kang, eds.
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The Philosophy of Ridley Scott

Articles for consideration are being solicited for an edited collection to be published by The University Press of Kentucky as part of The Philosophy of Popular Culture Series.

Abstracts and subsequent essays should be philosophically complex but accessible. You may preview the series website at the following address: http://www.kentuckypress.com/live/series_detail.php?seriesID=PPCS

Call for Papers - Media Studies and Review

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Thursday, July 7, 2011 - 1:19pm
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International Journal of Media Studies and Review
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International Journal of Media Studies and Review (ISSN 2162-2043) is a collection of ten quarterly titles with a focus on media and culture.

The journal promotes multi-disciplinary studies and will appeal to all working in the field of media, agencies, law, policy, science and research.

All scholarly articles are blind, peer-reviewed, with the goal of supporting emerging scholars and the development of evidence-based practice.

IJMSR invites all researchers, professionals, academics, and experts in various fields related to media studies to submit their original unpublished papers containing the latest findings, data-driven research, case studies, and analysis to this journal.

Fermat's last theorem demonstration

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Thursday, July 7, 2011 - 11:41am
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William Porras
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Abstract:
Fermat's Last Theorem: states that for n>2, x,y> 0 integers, it is not possible that z is also a natural number in the following equation:
xn + yn = zn
Using mathematical tools known in the seventeenth century (when it formulated the theorem), I discover a fundamental property of Fermat's equation (z for n=2>z for n=3>z for n=4>z for n=5> ... ..).
I show that in the Pythagorean equation z²=x²+y², I can get all the Pythagorean triples, making z=y+m where m is a natural number.
I show that Fermat's equation, I can make z=y+q, where q2 is not a natural number, being shown the last theorem in a simply way.
I will like to send a complete proof. Thanks, William Porras

From Russia with Love: A Critical Reader [25 Sept 2011]

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Thursday, July 7, 2011 - 11:38am
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Dr Amit Sarwal, Asst. Prof., Department of English, Rajdhani College (University of Delhi), New Delhi
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Call for Papers

From Russia with Love: A Critical Reader

Edited by Amit Sarwal

During the last few years college / university curriculum in India has opened up to adjust new literatures of which Spy thriller is an integral part. Since this shift to include such emerging areas of study is very recent in the Indian context, we still lack the essential Readers or critical books designed particularly to cater to the needs of Indian teachers and students.

From Russia with Love: A Critical Reader [25 Sept 2011]

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Thursday, July 7, 2011 - 11:32am
full name / name of organization: 
Dr Amit Sarwal, Asst. Prof., Department of English, Rajdhani College (University of Delhi), New Delhi
contact email: 

Call for Papers

From Russia with Love: A Critical Reader

Edited by Amit Sarwal

During the last few years college / university curriculum in India has opened up to adjust new literatures of which Spy thriller is an integral part. Since this shift to include such emerging areas of study is very recent in the Indian context, we still lack the essential Readers or critical books designed particularly to cater to the needs of Indian teachers and students.

ARGH! BRAINS! BLOOD! ARGH! ZOMBOSIUM! A symposium on zombies - 28 October 2011

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Thursday, July 7, 2011 - 11:17am
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University of Winchester, Hampshire, UK

Locked deep in the bowels of Winchester University a team of deranged (social) scientists from the School of Media and Film have been conducting hideous research into the living dead (clearly ignoring the guidelines of the Faculty of Arts Research Ethics committee). The research has now escaped and we invite colleagues to join us and spread your own diabolical research on Zombies at 'ZOMBOSIUM' - a one day symposium / conference on zombies.

[UPDATE] Queer People VI: Art and Lives, Christ's College, Cambridge,4–7 July 2012

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Thursday, July 7, 2011 - 11:00am
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Caroline Gonda, St. Catharine's College, Cambridge/Steve Joy, University of Cambridge

Call for Contributions:

Art and Lives: Studies in the History and Representation of Sexualities

Keynote speaker: George E. Haggerty

After a decade of Queer People, we reach our sixth conference: a time for reflection or a time for looking forward? Or both? Has anything changed, and if so in what directions? Are there different goals in sight from when we began? Should queer academia respect the creative impulse in the same way as the critical?

"'Ancient Mariners' and the Sea, the Deck, and the Island", (British and Anglophone) March 15-18, 2012

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Thursday, July 7, 2011 - 9:06am
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43rd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) Rochester, New York
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Panel seeks papers that address Conrad's claim that the sea,the deck (and the island)are stages where man's inner worth and the fibre of his true nature are revealed to himself and others, and thereby evoke thought on, in Stevenson's words,' the province of good and ill which divide and compound man's dual nature', hence also on the history of man's aspirations.The topics include,but are not limited to the sea/deck/island narratives of Defoe, Melville, Darwin, Twain, Conrad, Wells, Golding. Please send 300 word abstracts to semaege@yahoo.com

TV Series Redux: Recycling, Remaking, Resuming. (University of Rouen, France,12-13-14 September 2012 )

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Thursday, July 7, 2011 - 7:08am
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Equipe de Recherche Interdisciplinaire sur les Aires Culturelles (ERIAC), University of Rouen

This interdisciplinary conference will examine the question of recycling, remaking and resuming in TV series. Bearing in mind that this television genre can be regarded as an aesthetic, ideological, narrative and sociocultural object, we welcome paper proposals focusing on the connections between the following aspects:

Cardiff University Conference on 'Medieval Women in Truth and Legend' 10/7/11 Abstracts due 8/31/11

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Thursday, July 7, 2011 - 6:07am
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Sarah Williams and Nicole Thomas, Cardiff University
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This forthcoming interdisciplinary international conference seeks to examine images and representations of medieval women. Our aim is to promote new scholarship and innovative approaches to the study of this figure within the wider context of literary and historical studies. Our purpose is to foster an interdisciplinary discussion of the ways in which the medieval female is depicted within myth, folklore, legend and historiography.
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Roberta Lynn Staples, Sacred Heart University, Connecticut, USA.
Author of The Company of Camelot. Arthurian characters in Romance and Fantasy (with Charlotte Spivack)

Special Issue on POSTCOLONIALISMS (WINTER 2012)

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Wednesday, July 6, 2011 - 11:25pm
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Institute of Advanced Communication, Education, and Research (IACER)/ Society for Philosophy and Literary Studies
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Institute of Advanced Communication, Education, and Research (IACER)/ Society for Philosophy and Literary Studies, Kathmandu, Nepal, and its reviewed "Journal of Philosophy: A Cross-Disciplinary Inquiry," looks for articles for its Winter 2012 (Feb) Special Issue on Postcolonialisms. We are looking for articles, which examine the historical and material conditions and philosophical or theoretical perspectives that have influenced the form and content of the postcolonial (contemporary and past) literature and the arts.
Submission Guidelines

[UPDATE] Essais Needs Undergraduate English Papers

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Wednesday, July 6, 2011 - 10:20pm
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Essais: An Undergraduate Literature Research Journal
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Essais, a new journal for undergraduate literature students published through Utah Valley University, is asking for papers dealing with any subject in literature, rhetoric, theory, or cinema studies.
As far as formatting we ask for standard MLA guidelines, with a minimum of at least 5 pages. There is no limit on how many pieces you may submit if you are interested in submitting more than one essay. All topics dealing with literature, theory, rhetoric, and cinema studies are open. (Essentially, we are not asking for you to write a new essay, just for you to submit papers you have written for your classes, although you are welcome to submit something new.)

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