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"Nature as Nurturer and Nemesis: Ecocritical readings of Daniel Defoe and his contemporaries [1/31/11;6/14/11]

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Tuesday, January 25, 2011 - 12:09am
Lora Geriguis; Second Biennial Conference of the Defoe Society (Worchester, England)

Defoe's publication of the various pieces known collectively as "The Storm" (1704) set the stage, early in his career, for the significant role nature would play in his imagination. In his novels, nature alternatively functions as nurturer and nemesis to the travelers who traverse the globe. Robinson Crusoe's relationship to animals on the island both reconciled him to the place and provided some of his greatest moments of fear and dread.This panel will take up the challenge laid down by Rober Marzec in "An Ecological and Postcolonial Study of Literature: From Daniel Defoe to Salman Rushdie" (Palgrave Macmillian 2007) to consider the implications of reading Defoe's works through a deliberately ecological lens.

"Nature as Nurturer and Nemesis: Ecocritical readings of Daniel Defoe and his contemporaries [1/31/11;6/14/11]

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Tuesday, January 25, 2011 - 12:06am
Lora Geriguis; Second Biennial Conference of the Defoe Society (Worchester, England)

Defoe's publication of the various pieces known collectively as "The Storm" (1704) set the stage, early in his career, for the significant role nature would play in his imagination. In his novels, nature alternatively functions as nurturer and nemesis to the travelers who traverse the globe. Robinson Crusoe's relationship to animals on the island both reconciled him to the place and provided some of his greatest moments of fear and dread. This panel will take up the challenge laid down by Rober Marzec in "An Ecological and Postcolonial Study of Literature: From Daniel Defoe to Salman Rushdie" (Palgrave Macmillian 2007) to consider the implications of reading Defoe's works through a deliberately ecological lens.

Leo Bersani, Henry James: Henry James Review; deadline: Mar. 1, 2011

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Monday, January 24, 2011 - 5:25pm
Henry James Review

Leo Bersani's 1976 A Future for Astyanax: Character and Desire in Literature was, at the time of its publication, a pathbreaking work of literary criticism and theory. The book as a whole, and Bersani's chapter "The Jamesian Lie" (originally published in Partisan Review in 1969) in particular, radically altered understandings of the structures of desire in James. A Future for Astyanax helped open up James Studies to sophisticated psychoanalytic analysis and to what was, at the time, called "Theory." In reading James with Racine, Emily Brontë, Stendhal, Histoire d'O, Gide, and Robert Wilson, Bersani defamiliarized the Henry James of American and Victorian Studies.

24th Annual GAFIS Symposium at UW-Madison: Articulating Communities, April 15-16th 2011

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Monday, January 24, 2011 - 4:53pm
GAFIS (Graduate Association of French & Italian Students), University of Wisconsin-Madison

Throughout recorded history – traversing time and space, cultures and nations – the notion of community has fostered both collaboration and conflict. Communities, much like the individuals who inhabit them, come into being, evolve and eventually disappear. As such, they are the philosophical, social, cultural and political representations of their members. Whether defined by their geographical borders or collective identities, they share common goals, beliefs and needs. The significance of community building, community belonging and community intersections is thus filtered into literature, art, music and film.

Tourism and Communication: Place Brands, Identities and New Trends [Extended deadline]

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Monday, January 24, 2011 - 4:18pm
Catalan Journal of Communication and Cultural Studies

We would like to inform you about the extended deadline for the submission of articles for the special issue of the Catalan Journal of Communication and Cultural Studies. The new deadline is 15 February 2011, and the acceptance of works will be confirmed by 15 March 2011. Please note that the journal plans to include articles of around 6-7.000 words, and short research notes and reports of around 2-3.000 words. The contributions will be subjected to anonymous peer-review.

Tourism and Communication: Place Brands, Identities and New Trends:

"Land Ownership and Tenure"

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Monday, January 24, 2011 - 3:36pm
Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity

Call for Papers
Race/Ethnicity: Multidisciplinary Global Contexts
Volume 5, Number 3 (Spring 2012)
"Land Ownership and Tenure"

CFP: Making Sense Of - Health, Illness and Disease 10 (September, 2011; Oxford, United Kingdom)

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Monday, January 24, 2011 - 2:23pm
Dr Rob Fisher/Inter-Disciplinary.Net

10th Global Conference
Making Sense Of: Health, Illness and Disease

Tuesday 6th September – Thursday 8th September 2011
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Call for papers
This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary project aims to explore the processes by which we attempt to create meaning in health, illness and disease. In previous years, this interdisciplinary conference has attracted delegates from around the world, including practising clinicians, academics from a variety of disciplines, and persons involved in community-based organizations.

Philosophy of photography journal

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Monday, January 24, 2011 - 1:51pm
Philosophy of photography journal

Call for Papers
The editors welcome inquiries and submissions from researchers and practitioners from a broad range of disciplines, who seek to explore any aspect of photography from a theoretical standpoint. The journal publishes articles, reviews, conference reports, occasional symposia on key topics and critical analyses of technical developments. The editors will also consider proposals for contributions in the form of photographic works. Prospective guest editors with ideas for themed issues are invited to approach the editors with their proposal. Prospective book, exhibition and conference reviewers should approach the appropriate reviews editor directly.

Intensities and Lines of Flight: Deleuze, Guattari and the Arts

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Monday, January 24, 2011 - 12:28pm
University of Western Ontario

CALL FOR PAPERS

Intensities and Lines of Flight: Deleuze and Guattari and the Arts

May 4-6, 2012

King's University College and The University of Western Ontario

London, Ontario, Canada

INVITED SPEAKERS

Constantin Boundas (Trent University)
Dorothea Olkowski (University of Colorado at Colorado Springs)
Jay Lampert (University of Guelph)
More to be announced….

The Centre for Advanced Research in European Philosophy, King's University College, along with the McIntosh Gallery at the University of Western Ontario invite proposals and submissions for a conference focusing on the intersection of the work of Gilles Deleuze, Félix Guattari and the arts. We seek to explore:

Contemporary Poetry and the University: a symposium to be held at Girton College, Cambridge on Saturday 7 May 2011

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Monday, January 24, 2011 - 10:43am
Girton College, Cambridge

Proposals from practitioners of poetry, academics, and post-graduate students are invited for the symposium 'Contemporary Poetry and the University', at Girton College, Cambridge. The conveners hope that potential contributors will interpret this theme as broadly as possible, and would welcome proposals on any relevant subject.

Possible areas to consider might include:

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