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

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)

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?

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

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.

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

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

Saints and Cults in the World Religions

Friday, May 2, 2014 - 3:45pm
Hagiography Society at the Renaissance Society of American in Berlin

The Hagiography Society will sponsor up to five sessions at the annual meeting of the Renaissance Society of America in Berlin, March 26-28, 2015. The HS promotes study and scholarly exchange in all disciplinary fields with a focus on sanctity, cults, and traditions of virtue in the world religions. For the RSA conference, we seek papers focused on the global and local in Renaissance and Early Modernity (1300-1700) for panels to be organized around the following themes:

1. Martyrs and Martyrologies

2. Canonization—formal, informal, metaphorical

3. Economies of the Shrine

4. Manuscript & Print

5. Relics, Reliquaries, Ornament

Baltic Studies Session at PAMLA 2014, October 31-November 2

Friday, May 2, 2014 - 2:09pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Organization

Papers are welcome on Baltic language and literature, possibly related to the conference theme, "Familiar Spirits," suggesting folkloric and religious dimensions of literature or folklore per se (customs, magic, conjuring, spirits, and so forth). Submit an approx. 100-page proposal via the online paper submission system at by midnight of May 15, 2014.

Media Theory and the Eucharist - RSA Berlin 2015

Friday, May 2, 2014 - 1:45pm
Christopher Mead

This panel asks what insights media theory offers for our understanding of the traditional and various reformed Eucharists. When John Guillory, writing in "Genesis of the Media Concept," suggests that the "concept of a medium of communication was absent but wanted for the several centuries prior to its appearance" in the nineteenth century, he does not mention or take up the case of the Eucharist, a reproductive technology that both mediates between God and humankind and is a medium operative through time and space.

Scandinavian Literature and Culture

Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 6:30pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Languages Association (PAMLA)

Presiding Officer:
Marlene Broemer, Clackamas Community College

English Literature and Culture: Long 19th Century--PAMLA 2014 Standing Session deadline 5/15 (Oct. 31-Nov. 2)

Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 5:32pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) 112th Annual Conference (Riverside, CA)

Please consider submitting a proposal on any aspect of English literature and culture in the long nineteenth century for this standing session.

Submission Deadline: May 15

Proposals must be submitted via the PAMLA website (

For questions about the session, please contact Jane J. Lee at

The 2014 PAMLA conference will be held Friday, October 31st through Sunday, November 2nd at the Riverside Convention Center in Riverside, California.

Stand-Up Comedy and American Culture -- AHSA (New Orleans, 12/4-12/7)

Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 2:56pm
Peter C. Kunze, University at Albany, SUNY

I'm looking for two or three presenters to help round out a panel on stand-up comedy and American culture for the American Humor Studies Association/Mark Twain Circle Quadrennial Conference. The conference will take place at the Four Points Sheraton French Quarter on Bourbon Street from 12/4 to 12/7.

My own paper is on Louis C.K., so I welcome fellow presenters interested in American stand-up comedy. Due to a tight time frame, please send a 50-100 word proposal to me at by May 15. Inquiries welcome.