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UCLA MEDIASCAPE BLOG SEEKS CONTRIBUTORS

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Tuesday, December 17, 2013 - 6:28pm
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UCLA MEDIASCAPE
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MEDIASCAPE, UCLA's Journal of Film and Media Studies (new issue out now: http://www.tft.ucla.edu/mediascape/), is re-launching the MEDIASCAPE blog as an open forum of collective authorship. The blog will serve as a platform to analyze and discuss the entire spectrum of popular culture, including texts, industry news, and cultural events. The overall concept of the blog is to complement the journal and provide scholars with an opportunity to develop and share parts of their research and critical interests in a more timely and liberal fashion.

VIctorian Collections and Collecting October 16th-18th, 2014

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Tuesday, December 17, 2013 - 5:57pm
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VIctorian Interdisciplinary Studies Association of the Western United States
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Victorian Collections & Collecting

October 16-18, 2014
California State University, Fullerton

We encourage papers across all disciplines. Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:

[UPDATE] [REVISED] The Economies of Future Past: Redefining the Space(s) of (Post)Memory - March 13 and 14, 2014

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Tuesday, December 17, 2013 - 4:14pm
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English Graduate Students' Society at Université de Montréal
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Deadline: January 6, 2014.

In a world of instant news updates, Wikipedia, and Twitter, memory seems a thing of the past. This instantaneity shapes the way we consider knowledge. In recent years, the rise of digital technology and communication has generated debates around global movements and this has shaped the way the past is recuperated into historical memory. The recent turn to archival memory in both theoretical discourses and artistic practices suggests a need to develop a new set of conceptual, literary, and aesthetic tools with which to understand, interpret, and problematize notions of the past and of memory.

Mystery & Detective Fiction - RMMLA 2014, Oct. 9-11, Boise, ID

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Tuesday, December 17, 2013 - 3:13pm
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Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association

We are now seeking proposals for the Mystery and Detective Fiction session at the 2014 Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association Convention. We welcome studies on any aspect of mystery and detective fiction, film, and television from any period or region. We encourage analyses of mystery sub-genres (e.g., children's mysteries, GLBTQ mysteries, historical mysteries, detectives of color), theoretical explorations of the genre, and interdisciplinary or comparative studies. To apply, please send an abstract of 250-500 words to John Caruso and Joshua Leavitt at rmmladetectives2014@gmail.com by March 1, 2014. We'll notify all applicants by March 30.

Call for papers. Locating Guyane: an international, multidisciplinary conference, 10-11 July 2014 (deadline 28 Feb 2014)

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Tuesday, December 17, 2013 - 12:57pm
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University of London Institute in Paris
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French Guiana (Guyane française), overseas department of France in equatorial South America and 'ultraperipheral region' of the EU, consists of a land area equivalent to that of a European country, though boasts a population that would barely people a European city. The region seems to typify the "faultline between the large and the little" which Richard Price has attributed to Martinique, yet it remains on the margins of Antilles-dominated discourses of postcolonial/creole identities. This conference aims to explore the conceptual situation of Guyane, as a relational space characterised by dynamics of interaction and conflict between the local and the global.

PROCESS AND PRACTICE: ADAPTATION CONSIDERED AS A COLLABORATIVE ART October 3-4 2014 UCC Cork Ireland

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Tuesday, December 17, 2013 - 12:46pm
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Rachel MagShamhráin / University College Cork
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Conference: PROCESS AND PRACTICE: ADAPTATION CONSIDERED AS A COLLABORATIVE ART
3-4 October 2014, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland

Confirmed Key-Note: Thomas Leitch (Delaware) John Banville will speak in interview about adaptation in the context of his work.

(Dis)Embodied Disciplines: Blurring Boundaries in the Academy

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Tuesday, December 17, 2013 - 10:47am
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University of Arizona New Directions Graduate Student Conference

New Directions Conference
"[Dis]Embodied Disciplines: Blurring Boundaries in the Academy"
Conference Dates: April 11-12, 2014, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Deadline for Abstract Submission: January 13, 2014

The body is a site where regimes of discourse and power inscribe themselves, a nodal point or nexus for relations of juridical and productive power. And, yet, to speak in this way invariably suggests that there is a body that is in some sense there, pregiven, existentially available to become the site of its own ostensible construction.
– Judith Butler

1st Global Conference: Sexuality, Oppression and Human Rights (July 2014: Oxford, United Kingdom)

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Tuesday, December 17, 2013 - 10:31am
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Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

1st Global Conference: Sexuality, Oppression and Human Rights:
Exploitation, Sexual Slavery and War Time Rape

Wednesday 30th July – Thursday 31st July 2014
Mansfield College, Oxford

Call for Participation
In 2014, a global summit to demand 'justice and respect' for victims of war time rape will be held in London, with Angelina Jolie attending in her role as UN special envoy for refugees. This special 2-day special focus event has been set up to discuss issues surrounding sexual exploitation, child abuse, domestic violence, state-sanctioned enforced prostitution, 'comfort women' and war time rape.

[UPDATE] 2014 Southern Illinois University AEGIS Graduate Conference - March 29, 2014

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Tuesday, December 17, 2013 - 10:28am
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Association of English Graduate Instructors and Students
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Trials, Transgressions, and Taboos

"Whenever a taboo is broken, something good happens, something vitalizing. Taboos after all are only hangovers, the product of diseased minds, you might say, of fearsome people who hadn't the courage to live and who under the guise of morality and religion have imposed these things upon us." – Henry Miller

The eighth annual AEGIS (Association of English Graduate Instructors and Students) graduate conference invites paper proposals on interdisciplinary topics treating trials, transgressions, and taboos in literature, cinema, the writing process, and popular culture and art.

2014 The 5th International Conference on Translation and Cross-Culture, Nov. 15, 2014. Deadline March 2, 2014

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Tuesday, December 17, 2013 - 7:42am
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Center for Cross-cultural Studies of National Chengchi University, Taiwan

Ours is an era of translation and cross-culture. Transportation and telecommunication technology have helped shorten the distance and increase contact between person and person, nation and nation. Spatial "movement" through travel, tourism, migration, diaspora, and communication facilitates the "interaction" between "the (individual/collective/national) self" and "the other/other culture." Such "movement" and "interaction" depend much on linguistic and cultural translation to keep on "activation," continuously negotiating, realizing, and vitalizing ideas so as to renew and open up multicultural space.

America and the Musical Unconscious [deadline extended]

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Tuesday, December 17, 2013 - 3:29am
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LMU Munich / University of Cologne
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Music is clearly one of the most important components of American culture, and of postmodernity generally. People are listening to music all the time; it's a new spatial form they are surrounded with, and I wish I could write about that and music generally."
- Fredric Jameson, Jameson on Jameson. Conversations on Cultural Marxism

EXTENDED DEADLINE 1/16/14-- "Undoing Health: States of Body and Mind" with Keynote Dr. Rachel Adams

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Tuesday, December 17, 2013 - 2:16am
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Indiana University Department of English Graduate Student Conference

[EXTENDED SUBMISSION DEADLINE]Undoing Health: States of Body and Mind

We are issuing a Call for Proposals for scholarly and creative submissions for an international, interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference, entitled "Undoing Health: States of Body and Mind" to be held at Indiana University – Bloomington, March 27-29, 2014. Join us for our 12th annual conference, hosted by the graduate students of the IU Department of English. We are pleased to host Dr. Rachel Adams (Columbia University) as our keynote speaker this year.

[UPDATE--deadline extension] MadLit 2014: "Texts and Violence" with keynote speaker Hillary Chute/ Feb 20-22

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Monday, December 16, 2013 - 5:17pm
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University of Wisconsin-Madison English Graduate Student Association
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Keynote speaker: Hillary Chute, author of Graphic Women and Associate Editor of MetaMaus

The University of Wisconsin-Madison's tenth annual Graduate Conference on Language and Literature will take place February 20-22, 2014. This year's conference, "Texts and Violence" engages the intersections between literature, culture, philosophy, and politics.

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