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First Year Seminar CFP October 2011, NJANSA

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Wednesday, July 27, 2011 - 4:33pm
New Jersey Association of New Student Advocates

NJANSA: New Jersey Association of New Student Advocates

Lifelong Learning in an Instant World
Date: Friday, October 28, 2011
9:00am to 3:30pm
Host Institution: Union County College / Elizabeth, New Jersey

Keynote Speaker: Carolyn Hopper, Middle Tennessee State University
Keynote Title: "Making Learning Relevant"

Our Mission: The New Jersey Association of New Student Advocates promotes and develops student success in higher education from various two-year and four-year institutions, both public and private from the areas of student and academic affairs.

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Mighty Protectors for the Merchant Class: Saints as Intercessors between the Wealthy and the Divine. International Congress on M

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Wednesday, July 27, 2011 - 2:26pm
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.

Negative Cosmopolitanisms: Abjection, Power, and Biopolitics, 11-13 October 2012

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Wednesday, July 27, 2011 - 1:58pm
Terri Tomsky, Eddy Kent, Imre Szeman (Organzers). The Department of English and Film Studies, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada

This interdisciplinary conference seeks to explore the array of negative cosmopolitanisms operating today—all those ways in which cosmopolitan subjects are still stigmatized, disempowered, excluded, and denied. Against the superficial liberal celebration of cosmopolitan diversity in the world today, negative cosmopolitanism instead reveals experiences of rupture, exile, oppression, and imperialism. The conference will bring researchers together to explore the histories and constitution of cosmopolitanism past and present, with the aim of better understanding the complex experience of power today.

Negative Cosmopolitanisms: Abjection, Power, and Biopolitics, 11-13 October 2012

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Wednesday, July 27, 2011 - 1:57pm
Terri Tomsky, Eddy Kent, Imre Szeman (Organzers). The Department of English and Film Studies, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada

This interdisciplinary conference seeks to explore the array of negative cosmopolitanisms operating today—all those ways in which cosmopolitan subjects are still stigmatized, disempowered, excluded, and denied. Against the superficial liberal celebration of cosmopolitan diversity in the world today, negative cosmopolitanism instead reveals experiences of rupture, exile, oppression, and imperialism. The conference will bring researchers together to explore the histories and constitution of cosmopolitanism past and present, with the aim of better understanding the complex experience of power today.

Sound, Voice, Music

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Wednesday, July 27, 2011 - 12:25pm
Alphaville Journal of Film and Screen Media

The editorial board of Alphaville: Journal of Film and Screen Media seeks articles for its third issue to be published online in Summer 2012.

The third issue is dedicated to sound, voice and music in cinema in the broadest sense. The issue editors (Jessica Shine, Danijela Kulezic-Wilson, Christopher Morris) are interested in papers that examine the themes of sound, voice and music either in the context of specific films, bodies of work, directors, composers etc., or, more broadly, in relation to contemporary or historical cinematic practice, theory and aesthetics. Possible topics may include but are not limited to:

2nd Global Conference: Urban Popcultures

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Wednesday, July 27, 2011 - 6:12am
Dr Rob Fisher/ Inter-Discipinary.Net

2nd Global Conference
Urban Popcultures

Friday 9th March- Sunday 11th March 2012
Prague, Czech Republic

Call for Papers:
This inter- and multi-disciplinary conference aims to examine, explore
and critically engage with issues related to urban life. The project
will promote the ongoing analysis of the varied creative trends and
alternative cultural movements that comprise urban popultures and
subcultures. In particular the conference will encourage equally
theoretical and practical debates which surround the cultural and
political contexts within which alternative urban subcultures are
flourishing.

Tagore: The Global Impact of a Writer in the Community

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Wednesday, July 27, 2011 - 4:04am
Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland

The conference is held under the aegis of the Scottish Centre of Tagore Studies (ScoTs) being established as part of the Centre for Literature and Writing (CLAW).

Proposals of 250 words should be submitted by 31 October 2011. Please send proposals, plus a one-paragraph biography, as Word document or PDF to scots@napier.ac.uk

Ashis Nandy has said that Tagore embodies the modern consciousness of India (Illegitimacy of Nationalism, 1998) and this year India celebrates Tagore's 150th birth anniversary.

Auteurs and Authorship in Indian Cinema (Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference, March 21-25, Boston, MA)

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Wednesday, July 27, 2011 - 1:56am
Dr. Christopher Meir

Much recent scholarship on Indian cinema has focused on the social, cultural and historical dimensions of the popular Hindi-language cinema or in some cases on the film cultures of other popular regional cinemas. As such, the field has seen numerous studies in recent years on the fans, stars and reception of 'Bollywood' in particular, but attention to the sociology of popular cinema in the nation has meant that the great artists of Indian film-making – auteur directors, producers and screenwriters – have been neglected.

Annual Congress 2012

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Wednesday, July 27, 2011 - 1:25am
Hamdan Bin Mohammed e-University

The 4th e-Health and Environment Conference will provide unique opportunities for researchers to build this new vision through tackling specific healthcare and environmental topics. These topics are presented in the following section which represents priority topics for the conference sessions. Although topics have been categorized into healthcare and environmental ones, this by no means intend to separate both concepts, on the contrary, topics merging both fields will be appreciated

We invite all those engaged in e-Health and Environment issues to share their experiences and practices by submitting research papers, case studies, poster presentations, students brief papers & reviews, in accordance to the following themes:

Sport and the Nation, International Conference, 19-20 January 2012 (Edited)

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Tuesday, July 26, 2011 - 11:33pm
Department of English and School of Media, Communication and Culture, Jadavpur University

The history of modern sport is intimately linked to the rise of the modern nation-state and its cultures of self-representation. Indeed, though games have existed as long as human beings have inhabited the earth, organized sport in the contemporary sense is thought to be a distinctive product of modernity. Enshrined in the curriculum of the Victorian public school and viewed as a means of training imperial administrators, sport also entered the public sphere as a spectacle for mass audiences, leading to a regulation of its practices and the foundation of sports bodies.

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