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[UPDATE] Graduate Conference: Slow Aesthetics and the Moving Image

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Friday, January 1, 2016 - 11:18pm
Department of Cinema and Media Studies at the University of Chicago

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JANUARY 15, 2016

Still Walking, Still Sleeping, Still Life: Slow Aesthetics and the Moving Image

12th Annual Graduate Student Conference of the Department of Cinema and Media Studies at the University of Chicago

April 22-23, 2016
Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Jean Ma, Associated Professor of Art and Art History, Stanford University.

"Cinema, like no other art, widens, enhances, and concentrates a person's experience—and not only enhances it but makes it longer, significantly longer. That is the power of cinema."
-- Andrei Tarkovsky

[UPDATE] To Periodize Or Not To Periodize, That Is the Question

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Friday, January 1, 2016 - 4:10pm
Studies in Control Societies

~Studies In Control Societies is excited to announce that Dr. Seb Franklin will be contributing to the issue.~

In the Introduction to Seb Franklin's text, Control, Franklin argues that many periodization texts are:

Dressed to Kill: Fashion in Victorian Fiction and Periodicals

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Friday, January 1, 2016 - 1:44pm
Victorian Popular Fiction Association and Liverpool John Moores University

Dressed to Kill: Fashion in Victorian Fiction and Periodicals
Saturday 19th March 2016, Aldham Robarts Library, LJMU

Call for Papers

We welcome proposals for 20 minute papers on topics including, but not limited to:

Postcolonial Shakespeares - CFP for Postcolonial Interventions Vol I, Issue 2 -

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Thursday, December 31, 2015 - 12:16pm
Postcolonial Interventions: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Postcolonial Studies

2016 marks the quartercentenary of Shakespeare's death and the upcoming issue of Postcolonial Interventions would focus on the continued relevance of multiple Shakespeares in the culture-scape of the postcolonial world. It is true that not only were Shakespearean plays shaped in many ways by colonial discourses, especially discourses of racial difference, but Shakespearean plays also initially functioned as those "signs taken for wonders" through which the colonial administrators sought to consolidate imperial hegemony, as evident from such critical works as Post-Colonial Shakespeares (1999).

[UPDATE] Deadline extended for disClosure: A Journal of Social Theory, Volume 25: Transnational Lives

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Thursday, December 31, 2015 - 11:27am
University of Kentucky disClosure: A Journal of Social Theory

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 1 February 2016, by 5pm EST

The editorial collective of disClosure seeks submissions that explore Transnational Lives as they are understood in a variety of areas and disciplines, including (but not limited to) Sociology; Gender and Women's Studies; History; Philosophy; Anthropology; Political Science; Hispanic Studies; Communications; Theories of Transnationality, Hybridity and Bifocality; and Literature (particularly analyses dealing with border studies, immigration, or transnational lives). Possible topics might include:

CALL FOR PAPERS: disClosure: A Journal of Social Theory, Volume 25: Transnational Lives

updated: 
Thursday, December 31, 2015 - 11:18am
University of Kentucky disClosure: A Journal of Social Theory

The editorial collective of disClosure seeks submissions that explore Transnational Lives as they are understood in a variety of areas and disciplines, including (but not limited to) Sociology; Gender and Women's Studies; History; Philosophy; Anthropology; Political Science; Hispanic Studies; Communications; Theories of Transnationality, Hybridity and Bifocality; and Literature (particularly analyses dealing with border studies, immigration, or transnational lives). Possible topics might include:

International Seminar on Exploring Trauma: Interdisciplinary Perspectives (January 28-29, 2016)

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Thursday, December 31, 2015 - 8:38am
Department of English, University of Gour Banga, West Bengal, India

Trauma Studies is a unique interdisciplinary platform that has acquired a prominent place in contemporary academic studies in the context of increasing visibility of violence in various spheres of human experience. It addresses socio-political issues of immense practical importance. While on the one hand it has been enriched by inputs from researches in different academic disciplines like history, philosophy, psychology, psychiatry, women's studies, ethnic studies, law and literature, it has also been strengthened and updated by sustained movements initiated by activist groups of different hues. Etymologically, 'trauma' means physical wounds but it has gradually absorbed the meaning of psychological wounds as well.

Different Drummers: Military Unit Cohesion and Its Discontents

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Wednesday, December 30, 2015 - 4:51pm
Tad Tuleja

One goal of military basic training is to replace recruits' focus on their own individuality with an unquestioned devotion to group solidarity. No military unit—whether as small as a squad or as large as an army—can survive unless its members subordinate their personal desires to collective action. This "de-individualization" is evident in everything from dress codes to forms of address, from small-arms drill to a reverence for "proper channels" and "chain of command." To be a member of the armed forces is, by definition, to be subordinate not only to those higher in rank but also to a protocols, regulations, and orders designed to ensure the efficient functioning of the whole.

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