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Can Literature and the Arts be Irenic? (November 18-19, 2010)

Tuesday, March 16, 2010 - 5:52am
ERIBIA-LSA, Université de Caen Basse-Normandie

Université de Caen Basse-Normandie
November 18-19, 2010
Call for Papers


"We go to poetry for one reason, so that we might more fully inhabit our lives and the world in which we live them, and that if we more fully inhabit these things, we might be less apt to destroy both." --Christian Wiman, editor of Poetry Magazine.

CFP: Velvet Light Trap Issue #68: Comedy and Humor (Deadline: 15 September)

Monday, March 15, 2010 - 7:46pm
Andrea Comiskey / The Velvet Light Trap

Comedy & Humor

Mainstays of the mass media and popular entertainment, comedy and humor serve as the sources of various pleasures and as the sites of complex negotiations of cultures, industries, aesthetics, and tastes. This issue of The Velvet Light Trap seeks articles on comedy and humor in a variety of contexts. Papers may address traditional forms undergoing change, new or emergent forms, or comedy or humor as a component of cultural discourses.

July 1st , 2010

Monday, March 15, 2010 - 2:14pm
disClosure: A Journal of Social Theory

The editorial collective of disClosure seeks submissions that explore FAMILY, SEX, AND LAW as they are understood in a variety of areas and disciplines. Possible topics might include:
*Sex and Love Work
*Sex & Affect(ion)
*Law & Marriage
*The Business of Marriage
*Queering Family
*Family Medicine/The
Medicalized Family
*Sexuality and Empire
*Family, Sex, and Migration
*Rethinking Childhood/Old Age
*Family and Trauma
*The Post-Nuclear Family
*Sex and Surveillance
*Family Secrets
*Trafficking Women
*Marriage/Sex/Family in Popular Culture

Slavery and the University: Histories and Legacies

Monday, March 15, 2010 - 12:27pm
Dr. Melissa D. Sexton/ Transforming Community Project, Emory University

An international conference at Emory University, February 3-5, 2011
Call for Proposals: Review begins April 26, 2010

Cfp - 16th International Philosophy Colloquium Evian: "Art" (10/07/11-17)

Monday, March 15, 2010 - 10:36am
David Lauer, Freie Universitaet Berlin

16th International Philosophy Colloquium Evian
Art – Kunst – L'art

Evian (Lake Geneva), France
July 11-17, 2010

We invite proposals (maximum length: one page) for presentations, along with a short CV (maximum length: two pages), by April 15, 2010. Please send these documents via e-mail to the following address:

Contact: Prof. Dr. Georg W. Bertram, Freie Universitaet Berlin, Institut für Philosophie, Habelschwerdter Allee 30, D-14195 Berlin, Germany

Astronomy, Lunacies and Ends of the World, Leonardo Electronic Almanac

Monday, March 15, 2010 - 5:17am
Leonardo Electronic Almanac

In many mythologies, celestial events connect to the earth and the fates of human civilizations.

We know that catastrophic collisions of asteroids with the earth have had large effects on the evolution of the web of life on this planet. Such collisions will occur again in the future.

Solar variability, and the variations in the orbit of the earth, have driven long term climate variations on the earth. The sun, when it has exhausted its nuclear fuel, will swell and envelope the earth.

We know that the human civilization now imposes an unsustainable burden on the planet as ecosystem. Are we fated to disappear in a hot-house like the planet Venus?

Call for Movie Reviews

Monday, March 15, 2010 - 5:13am
Jura Gentium Cinema

Call for Movie Reviews - Jura Gentium Cinema

The journal "Jura Gentium Cinema" ( is seeking reviews (between 1500 and 3000 words) for the following movies:

1) "Gamer" by Mark Neveldine (AKA "Ultimate Game" (Fr)). Set in a future-world where humans can control other humans in mass-scale, multi-player online gaming environments, a star player (Butler) from a game called "Slayers" looks to regain his independence while taking down the game's mastermind (Hall).

CFP: "For Christ's Sake! – Transformations of Christ in Contemporary Literatures" (SCLA Panel 05/01/10; Baton Rouge 10/21-23/10)

Sunday, March 14, 2010 - 11:12pm
Brian L. Johnson, Austin Peay State University and Gregor Thuswaldner, Gordon College

36th Southern Comparative Literature Association (SCLA) "Currents of the Imagination: Circumnavigating the Literary Globe," Baton Rouge, LA (October 21-23, 2010)

Panel: "For Christ's Sake! – Transformations of Christ in Contemporary Literatures"

Seminar Organizers: Brian L. Johnson, Austin Peay State University and Gregor Thuswaldner, Gordon College