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[UPDATE] Deadline extended: After Extinction (Milwaukee, April 30-May 2)

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Monday, January 12, 2015 - 1:42pm
Center for 21st Century Studies, UW-Milwaukee

A conference at the Center for 21st Century Studies (C21), UW-Milwaukee
April 30-May 2, 2015

Deadline extended to Friday, January 16, 2015

What comes after extinction? Our predominant understanding of extinction today relates to natural species extinctions caused largely by human actions. But in the twenty-first century categorical distinctions between humans and nonhumans or culture and nature are no longer tenable—if they ever really were. Indeed as Darwin was not even the first to note, mass extinction events preceded the appearance of humans on the planet.

[UPDATE]"Freaks & Geeks" March 6-8, 2015

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Monday, January 12, 2015 - 1:12pm
“Freaks & Geeks” University of Calgary Free-Exchange Graduate Conference March 6-8, 2015

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JAN. 16, 2015.

"To them, you're just a freak, like me! They need you right now, but when they don't, they'll cast you out, like a leper!… When the chips are down, these... these civilized people, they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve."
- The Joker, The Dark Knight

[REMINDER] Xavier Dolan, Queer Nations, and World Cinema: Locating the Intimate within the Global

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Monday, January 12, 2015 - 12:10pm
Synoptique: An Online Journal of Film and Moving Image Studies

(Le français suit)
With the Jury Prize acceptance speech given at Cannes 2014 and the major buzz generated by his latest feature Mommy, 25-year-old Québécois director Xavier Dolan brought his cinema to the attention of audiences and critics from all around the world. Four times in competition at Cannes since 2009 (with J'ai tué ma mère) and once in official competition at Venice with Tom à la ferme (2013), Dolan has been a crucial player in the film festival circuit for the past five years, and a spokesperson for the inventiveness of Quebec cinema in the international context.

Networked Publishing: Digital Writing in the Humanities

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Monday, January 12, 2015 - 7:07am
University of Kentucky

Network Publishing: Digital Writing in the Humanities
A one day symposium
April 25, 2015

registration at: http://network.as.uky.edu

The University of Kentucky
Center Theater, Student Center
10 am – 5pm
Free and open to the public

Keynote: Douglas Armato, Director, University of Minnesota Press

Featured speakers:
Margy Avery, Senior Acquisitions Editor, MIT Press
Shoshana Berger, Editorial Director, IDEO
Maria Bonn, Editor, Journal of Electronic Publishing
Jeff Ullrich, past CEO, Earwolf

[UPDATE] REMINDER: Digital Material conference, deadline 31 January

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Monday, January 12, 2015 - 4:29am
Justin Tonra / National University of Ireland, Galway

Digital Material conference
National University of Ireland, Galway
21-22 May 2015
http://digitalmaterial.ie
Plenary speakers: Jerome McGann & Matthew G. Kirschenbaum
Deadline for proposals: 31 January 2015

Digital Material is a conference that considers the intersections of digital and material cultures in the humanities. How has the long history of studying material objects prepared us for understanding digital culture? To what degree does materiality inflect and inform our encounters with the digital?

[UPDATE] - EXTENDED DEADLINE : BODIES THAT SELL

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Sunday, January 11, 2015 - 9:23pm
English Graduate Organization - UMass Amherst

Bodies that Sell: Commodification and Cultural Marketplaces

April 4, 2015
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Submissions deadline (extended) : February 10, 2015
Email: umassegoconference@gmail.com

Roundtable speakers : Asha Nadkarni (UMass), Priscilla Page (UMass),
Deak Nabers (Brown), Heather Love (UPenn)

Gaming and Pedagogy

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Sunday, January 11, 2015 - 9:13pm
MediaCommons

The MediaCommons Front Page Collective welcomes responses to the survey question: What roles do games and game-based learning play in the classroom?

This survey question seeks to explore the pedagogical value of games of all types and the gaming cultures that emerge as a result of playership. Some questions that may arise may include: In what ways can games be used to enhance and supplement learning? What are the different affordances each type of game offers students and teachers? How can game design effectively influence classroom design? What are the benefits of designing games specifically for courses as opposed to using commercially designed games?

Call for Applications: Penn State Asian Studies Summer Institute (Topic: "Migratory Aesthetics and Asian/American Studies)

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Sunday, January 11, 2015 - 7:05pm
Verge: Studies in Global Asias

Penn State Asian Studies Summer Institute:
"Migratory Aesthetics and Asian/American Studies"

Penn State University invites applicants for its annual Asian Studies Summer Institute, to be held June 21-27, 2015. This year's Institute, directed by Tina Chen and Eric Hayot, focuses on the topic of "Migratory Aesthetics and Asian/American Studies."

Institute participants spend a week reading and thinking about the annual theme, as well as significant time workshopping their work in progress. Penn State will cover travel, housing, and most meals for the week of the Institute. Applicants must have completed their PhDs between August 2010 and 2015, or be advanced graduate students who are completing their dissertations.

SAMLA 2015: Print Culture and the Arts (abstracts: 1 June 2015)

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Sunday, January 11, 2015 - 9:55am
Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing (SHARP)

Papers are invited for the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing (SHARP) affiliate session at the 2015 SAMLA Convention. Potential topics include print culture, history of the book, authorship, publishing history, ephemera, illustration, publishers' archives, circulation, and reception. Papers addressing this year's theme, "In Concert: Literature and the Other Arts" are especially welcome. What connections can be made between print culture/book history and the areas of visual art, theatre, and music? How has the relationship between print culture and the arts evolved from the manuscript age to the digital world of the 21st century?

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