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CFP: Postmodernity's Musical Pasts: Rediscoveries and Revivals after 1945

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Monday, May 5, 2014 - 12:27pm
The Barry S. Brook Center for Music Research and Documentation

The Barry S. Brook Center for Music Research and Documentation at The City University of New York, The Graduate Center announces an international conference

Postmodernity's Musical Pasts: Rediscoveries and Revivals after 1945

To be held at The City University of New York, The Graduate Center 26‒27 March 2015

[UPDATE] Liminality in American Literature (Deadline May 15th) PAMLA Conf. 2014

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Monday, May 5, 2014 - 12:04pm
PAMLA

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: May 15, 2014

[Possibility of inclusion in a collection)

This panel welcomes papers considering the role and function of liminality, liminal personae, and liminal landscapes in works of American Literature. Paper topics are not limited to, but may include, the application of Arnold van Gennep, Victor Turner, Pat Mora, and Gloria Anzaldua. Papers should explore the connection between liminality and the American understanding of land, race, gender, identity, genre, or reality (though other considerations are welcome).

3 Day Special Focus Event: Testimony and Education (October 2014: Montreal, Canada)

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Monday, May 5, 2014 - 10:54am
Dr Rob Fisher, Inter-disciplinary.Net

3 Day Special Focus Event: Testimony and Education

Friday 17th October 2014 – Sunday 19th October 2014
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Call for Participation

This 3-day special focus event aims to examine the evolving genres and emerging contexts of testimonial production. Broadly understood, testimony is an autobiographical narrative that presents evidence of first-person accounts of human rights abuses, violence and war, and life under conditions of social oppression. It is a genre that continues to thrive and evolve in the twenty-first century and one that encompasses a diversity of expression or representation from oral to written as well as nonfictional to fictional.

Inaugural Global Symposium: Tranquility & Well-Being (October 2014: Montreal, Canada)

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Monday, May 5, 2014 - 10:13am
Dr Rob Fisher, Inter-disciplinary.Net

Inaugural Global Symposium: Tranquility & Well-Being

Sunday 19th October – Tuesday 21st October 2014
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Tranquillity and Well-Being is an inaugural symposium marking the launch of Tranquillity Studies – a pioneering inter- and trans-disciplinary research and publishing network that explores tranquillity as a multi-layered experience and provides a forum to explore philosophies, conceptual frames, research and practices associated with Tranquillity and its influences and effects on human beings in isolation and within natural and urban environments.

"Life is lived one breath, one smile, one heartbeat at a time"

3rd Global Conference: Sex and the State (October 2014: Montreal, Canada)

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Monday, May 5, 2014 - 9:44am
Dr Rob Fisher, Inter-disciplinary.Net

3rd Global Conference: Sex and the State

Friday 17th October 2014 – Sunday 19th October 2014
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Call for Presentations:
What are the parameters of "good" sexual citizenship?
How do we legally define "good" and "bad" sexual behaviour?
What ethical grounds are adopted to distinguish between good sex and bad sex in the Law?
How have former "sexual outlaws" challenged their exclusion and gained the status of full citizens?
How do we define and regulate sex crime and how do we seek to deter it?

If Scotland: Posting 2014 (23-24 August 2014)

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Monday, May 5, 2014 - 8:31am
University of Stirling

IF SCOTLAND is a two-day conference exploring how the referendum on Scottish independence will be remembered, discussed and explained a few decades from now, once the uncertainties of September 2014 have set and hardened into historical facts.

Viewed in retrospect, what happens in 2014 will quickly come to seem mundane, even inevitable. So while the question is still 'liquid', uncertain and up for grabs, we mean to imagine how the current debate might appear in 20-30 years' time – a few decades after either a Yes or No result on September 18. Both possibilities will be explored fully, by a distinguished group of speakers engaged with both sides of the debate.

Confirmed speakers include:

Freedom of Expression in Contemporary Photography, Cinema, Theatre and Performance Art - Deadline May 25

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Monday, May 5, 2014 - 7:13am
Seismopolite Journal of Art and Politics

In the upcoming issues 7 and 8, Seismopolite Journal of Art and Politics will be dedicated to the question of how photography, cinema, theatre and performance art can promote freedom of expression in various contexts worldwide.

Contributors from diverse disciplinary backgrounds are invited to submit articles, reviews or interviews that address this theme through a high variety of possible angles.

Topics may include (but are not restricted to):

- Strategies in photography, film, theatre and performance art to respond to censorship in countries and contexts worldwide.

Crusoe in Asia Conference

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Sunday, May 4, 2014 - 12:50am
University of Tsukuba, Japan http://www.tsukuba.ac.jp/english/access/tsukuba_access.html

Criticism of Defoe's Robinson Crusoe has tended to focus on the period of his residence on the island, or even more narrowly on his initial complete isolation. Earlier episodes such as Crusoe's own enslavement are usually erased, and comparatively little interest has been shown in the complex constitutional arrangements instituted on his return to the Caribbean. Yet if geographical space is compressed in the first volume, in the second, the action ranges globally: Crusoe not only goes back to his earlier domain but also roams across Asia.

This conference wishes to explore three aspects of this theme:

The Window: Openings and Perspectives 23-24 January 2015 Besançon, France

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Saturday, May 3, 2014 - 4:56pm
Karolina Katsika - CRIT Université de Franche-Comté

Karolina Katsika
CRIT [Center for Interdisciplinary and Transcultural Studies] (EA [Research Team] 3224)
UFR SLHS [School of Linguistics, Humanities and Social Sciences]
University of Franche-Comté
The Window: Openings and Perspectives
23-24 January 2015

How to Feel About Affect (23-25 Oct. 2014)

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Saturday, May 3, 2014 - 1:39pm
English Graduate Organization at the University of Florida

How to Feel About Affect
English Graduate Organization at the University of Florida
23-25 October 2014
Keynote: Jonathan Flatley (Wayne State University)

Special Issue: ALLEGORIES OF IMPERIALISM: BARBARIANS AND WORLD CULTURES

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Saturday, May 3, 2014 - 6:59am
I-Chun Wang (Kaohsiung Medical Univ); Asun López-Varela (Universidad Complutense Madrid)

The volume seeks to engage discussions across disciplines and world regions on the effects and experience of empire and Imperialism, trying to establish a dialogue between metropolitan cultural practices and non-metropolitan locations, and including debates on critical internationalism and the so-called 'new cosmopolitanism' (Appiah 2006; Robbins 2012), that explores the conflict between loyalty to the good of humanity as a whole and loyalty to the interest of individual nations.

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