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Securing with algorithms: Knowledge, decision, sovereignty

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Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 11:01am
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Louise Amoore, Rita Raley/Security Dialogue
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In a world where the data traces or 'life patterns' of human beings are thought to yield new forms of knowledge and novel ways of knowing future threats, the algorithm appears to afford a renewed capacity to secure. As Edward Snowden's 2013 disclosure of the analysis of bulk data by the NSA and GCHQ revealed, the sifting, sorting and triage of vast streams of digital data has become possible because of algorithmic techniques such as knowledge discovery and the querying of distributed databases. As online data streams become read by text analytics that promise to discover incipient sentiment and human affects, algorithms exhibit a capacity for action beyond the threshold of human perceptibility.

Othello's Island Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Art, Lterature and History 2016

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Saturday, March 28, 2015 - 5:48am
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CVAR Cyprus
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Othello's Island 2016

The 4th Annual Multidisciplinary Conference of Medieval and Renaissance Studies held at the Severis Foundation, Nicosia, Cyprus, March 2016

Convenors:

Professor James Fitzmaurice, Emeritus Professor of English (Northern Arizona University) and Director of Distance Learning in English (University of Sheffield)
Professor Lisa Hopkins, Professor of English Literature (Sheffield Hallam University)
Dr Sarah James, Senior Lecturer, University of Kent, School of English
Dr Michael Paraskos, Cornaro Institute, Cyprus
​Benedict Read FSA, Research Fellow, University of Leeds School of Fine Art

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CFP for WSQ: Queer Methods

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Friday, March 27, 2015 - 9:03pm
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WSQ
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WSQ, Call for Papers: Special Issue
QUEER METHODS

Guest Editors:
Amin Ghaziani, Associate Professor of Sociology, University of British Columbia
Matt Brim, Associate Professor of Queer Studies, College of Staten Island, CUNY

Queer Studies is experiencing a methodological renaissance. In both the humanities and the social sciences, scholars have begun to identify research protocols and practices that have been largely overshadowed by advances in queer theory. The fall 2013 "Queer Method" conference organized by Heather Love at the University of Pennsylvania indexed this shift toward methods by reframing the question "what is queer theory?" to "how is the work of queer theory done?"

Modernism in the Green, Deadline April 14, 2015

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Friday, March 27, 2015 - 5:28pm
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Modernist Studies Association November 19-22, 2015
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For all its many urban topographies, the literary landscape of modernism contains a startling array of greens, from public and national parks to vacant lots, suburban gardens, and botanic displays. In drawing from recent interactions between environmental criticism and modernist studies, we propose that thinking with and through planned greens leads to a more complex understanding of modernism’s tangled engagements with arts, social protest, material culture, bodies, and the nature-culture divide. What new haptic, scopic or visual modes of experience were enabled when modernism entered the green? How were gendered and sexualized bodies redistributed? How was imperial ideology grafted together with colonial aspirations?

Submit your poems to These Fragile Lilacs

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Friday, March 27, 2015 - 3:23pm
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These Fragile Lilacs Poetry Magazine

Here is the link to our electronic journal page: http://thesefragilelilacs.wix.com/poetryjournal
The deadine for submissions for our inaugural volume is May 31, 2015.

Guidelines

Send submissions to thisfragilelilac@gmail.com .

Please do *not* include any attachments; instead, paste the poems you would like to be submitted directly into your email. You may submit up to five poems per submission cycle.

Include a short (2 to 3 sentence) biography with your submission.

Freedom and Justice: A Call to Action

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Friday, March 27, 2015 - 2:53pm
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National Economic Association and the American Society of Hispanic Economists
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CALL FOR PAPERS:

The National Economic Society (NEA) and the American Society of Hispanic Economists (ASHE) announce and invite paper submissions for our summer conference titled Freedom and Justice: A Call to Action to be held August 7-8 at the AFL-CIO headquarters and Howard University, Washington D.C. The conference will begin with an evening reception on August 6 and have six morning and afternoon sessions in total on Friday and Saturday.

CFP: Repetitons, Permutations, Becoming -- SFSU Cinema Studies Conference [Oct 15-17, 2015, San Francisco, CA]

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Friday, March 27, 2015 - 1:39pm
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Cinema Studies Graduate Association / San Francisco State University
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In our rapidly shifting culture, what defines the contemporary moment is fluid and impossible to pin down. This conference will look at the relations between newness, sameness, fluidity, and change in cinema and cinematic technologies from all eras. The cinematic apparatus itself is a technology of repetition and replication, and the effects of postmodern culture are marked by self-replication, simulation, and mediation. Postmodernism is about the now, and borrows from the surfaces of history while losing the history itself. Cinema and the cinematic is increasingly marked by intermediality of both culture and "text" and constant expansion of what these terms can mean.

[UPDATE} Victorian Self-Fashioning, abs by 4/10/15

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Friday, March 27, 2015 - 9:03am
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Victorian Interdisciplinary Studies Association of the Western United States
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Abstracts on all aspects of Victorian Self-Fashioning. Keynote Speaker Bernard Lightman, York University.

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

MMLA Illustrated Text Special Session: CFP Due April 5, 2015

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Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 9:06pm
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Midwest Modern Language Association
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The Illustrated Texts session welcomes papers as well as innovative or even illustrative presentations that interrogate the concept of illustration broadly construed. In addition to proposals that explore traditionally illustrated texts, this panel also invites proposals that question the illustrative nature of much of our own work. Does illustration "light up, clear up, or elucidate" our text as its etymology suggests or is it operating differently?

AFFECT: MEMORY, AESTHETICS, AND ETHICS International Conference Sept. 18-20 Abstracts due April 6 [UPDATE]

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Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 7:44pm
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The Affect Project

DEADLINE EXTENDED to 6 April 2015
- Call for papers for an interdisciplinary conference

AFFECT: MEMORY, AESTHETICS, AND ETHICS

18-20 September 2015, The Fort Garry Hotel, Winnipeg, Manitoba

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:

Lauren Berlant, George M. Pullman Distinguished Service Professor, Department of English,
University of Chicago

John T. Cacioppo, Tiffany and Margaret Blake Distinguished Service Professor, Department of
Psychology and Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neuroscience, University of
Chicago

Ronald de Sousa, Emeritus Professor, Department of Philosophy, University of Toronto

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SCHOLARLY ARTICLES ON JAYNE CORTEZ & ADRIENNE RICH

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Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 4:46pm
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Laura Hinton, Professor of English, City College of New York (CUNY)
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Seeking good scholarly articles (20pp plus) on Adrienne Rich or Jayne Cortez for a volume in progress with a feminist and/or cultural-studies approach to these two poets.
Issues might concern: poetics, feminist politics, influence, performance. The manuscript is well underway. Please respond ASAP if you'd like to submit material for consideration.

Call for Articles on Radicalism

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Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 1:43pm
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Journal for the Study of Radicalism
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JSR: Journal for the Study of Radicalism—a print academic journal published by Michigan State University Press—announces a call for articles and reviews for our tenth year of issues. We are interested in articles on radicalism in a wide range of contexts and areas, and encourage articles from humanities and social science perspectives. The Journal for the Study of Radicalism engages in serious, scholarly exploration of the forms, representations, meanings, and historical influences of radical social movements.

Marx and The Arts

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Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 1:34pm
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SAMLA 87
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According to Marx, man's aesthetic sense is socially acquired, rather than innate. As cultural producers, artists must labor in the system for the benefit of the market as well as be committed to the working-class cause. In keeping with the theme of SAMLA87, this panel will seek to explore the ways that social constructs can influence all mediums of art. Papers dealing with any aspect of Marxism will be considered as well. Please send abstracts, A/V requirements, and a brief bio to Emma Baughman, Georgia State University, at emmacbaughman@gmail.com Deadline is 10 June 2015.

Migration & Marginalities: C21 Routes - deadline: 1st April 2015

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Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 12:39pm
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C21: Centre for Research in Twenty-First Century Writings, University of Brighton, UK

Across Europe, the public discourses of migration continue to trade on anxiety and fear. Much of this debate seems wearying familiar: populist politicians rehearse familiar anti-immigration rhetoric, while EU states co-operate to target so-called "irregular" migrants. At the same time, European migration appears to display new contours and patterns that such repetitions seem unable to record. Migration within Europe has also changed, as the EU expansion has combined with the calamitous collapse of finance capital.

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