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CFP: Transdisciplinarity and the Unity of Knowledge: Beyond the Science and Religion Dialogue (12/15/06; 6/2/07-6/6/07)

updated: 
Friday, October 6, 2006 - 7:58pm
Elizabeth Kenny

Transdisciplinarity and the Unity of Knowledge: Beyond the Science and
Religion Dialogue

2 June 2007 to 06 June 2007

Philadelphia, United States

 

The challenge of the 21st century is to integrate or synthesize the
exponential growth in human knowledge into meaningful wholes. But is a unity
of knowledge possible? This conference asks questions that transcend
disciplinary boundaries.

 

The deadline for abstracts/proposals is 15 December 2006.

 

Enquiries: conference2007_at_metanexus.net

Web address: http://www.metanexus.net/conference2007

Sponsored by: Metanexus Institute

 

 

Thank you,

CFP: "Parables in Drama" at ATHE Conference (10/15/06; ATHE, 7/26/07-7/29/07)

updated: 
Thursday, October 5, 2006 - 5:17am
mybennett_at_english.umass.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS

"Parables in Drama"

Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) Conference
New Orleans
July 26-29, 2007

Parables and drama, and specifically parables in drama, work performatively
to "redescribe" the world as we know it and force the audience to perform a
redescription of reality. They deserve our attention for the ways in which the
self and our world are constructed and deconstructed. But most especially,
parables in drama consider layers of readings that highlight what the best of
both genres have to offer.

CFP: Founding Parents: Jewish Comics (10/1/06; PCA/ACA, 4/4/07-4/7/07)

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Wednesday, August 23, 2006 - 9:58pm
JewishStudiesPCA_at_aol.com

FOUNDING PARENTS: JEWISH COMEDIANS
 
 
 
The Jewish Studies Area of the Popular Culture Association is organizing at
least one panel on Jewish comedians who created the comic structure for the
mid-20th century to the present for the 2007 conference of the ACA/PCA in Boston,
Massachusetts, April 4-7, 2007.
 
Among those Jewish entertainers who greatly influenced nightclub
entertaining, films, early television, and Broadway are Fannie Brice, Smith and Dale,
Jerry Lewis, Alan King, Buddy Hackett, Don Rickles, Joan Rivers, Totie Fields,
Jack Klugman, Tony Randall, Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner, Sid Caesar, and Lenny Bruce.

CFP: Jewish Hollywood (10/1/06; PCA/ACA, 4/4/07-4/7/07)

updated: 
Wednesday, August 23, 2006 - 9:58pm
JewishStudiesPCA_at_aol.com

JEWISH HOLLYWOOD
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The Jewish Studies Area of the Popular Culture Association is organizing at=20
least one panel on specifically evaluating the major influence of Jewish stu=
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executives, producers, and directors in Hollywood for the 2007 conference of=
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the ACA/PCA in Boston, Massachusetts, April 4-7, 2007.
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Many of the =E2=80=9Cfounding fathers=E2=80=9D of Hollywood were Jewish busi=
nessmen who=20
became de facto film moguls. Among them were Samuel Goldwyn, David O. Selzn=
ick,=20
Louis B. Mayer, and the four Warner brothers -- Samuel, Albert, Harry, and (=
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CFP: Early Jewish Vaudevillians & Comics (10/1/06; PCA/ACA, 4/4/07-4/7/07)

updated: 
Wednesday, August 23, 2006 - 9:58pm
JewishStudiesPCA_at_aol.com

EARLY JEWISH VAUDEVILLIANS AND COMIC ENTERTAINERS
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least one panel on early 20th century vaudevillians and comic actors for the=
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2007 conference of the ACA/PCA in Boston, Massachusetts, April 4-7, 2007. =20
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Eddie Cantor, Fannie Brice, Smith and Dale, Milton Berle, Jack Benny, George=
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Burns and Gracie Allen, The Three Stooges (Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Shemp=20
Howard [replaced by Curly Howard]), The Marx Brothers (Groucho, Chico, Harpo=
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Zeppo, Gummo), Henny Youngman, and Mae West are the most famous of a long l=
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CFP: Jews in Space (10/1/06; PCA/ACA, 4/4/07-4/7/07)

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Wednesday, August 23, 2006 - 9:58pm
JewishStudiesPCA_at_aol.com

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The Jewish Studies Area, in conjunction with the Science Fiction and Fantasy=
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Area, of the Popular Culture Association is organizing at least one panel on=
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Jewish influences on the science fiction genre in literature, film, and=20
television for the 2007 ACA/PCA Conference being held in Boston, Massachuset=
ts, April=20
4-7, 2007. =20
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Areas to be explored include -- but are not exclusive to -- the following=20
topics:
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-- Isaac Asimov, father of modern science fiction, professor at Boston=20
University, and originator of such science fiction staples as the

CFP: Celebrating Jewish Identity (10/1/06; PCA/ACA, 4/4/07-4/7/07)

updated: 
Wednesday, August 23, 2006 - 9:58pm
JewishStudiesPCA_at_aol.com

CELEBRATING JEWISH IDENTITY
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The Jewish Studies Area of the Popular Culture Association is organizing at=20
least one panel on constructing modern Jewish identities, beginning in the=20
1970s for the 2007 conference of the ACA/PCA in Boston, Massachusetts, April=
 4-7,=20
2007.=20
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Since the 1970s, being Jewish became acceptable and comedians and actors=20
retained their Jewish names. Barbra Streisand, Jerry Seinfeld, Paul Reiser,=
 Robin=20
Williams, Paul Reubens, Adam Sandler, Jon Lovitz, Rob Schneider, Gilda=20
Radner, Adam Goldberg, and Jeff Goldblum are just a few of the many successf=
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CFP: The Kabbalah and Hollywood (10/1/06; PCA/ACA, 4/4/07-4/7/07)

updated: 
Wednesday, August 23, 2006 - 9:58pm
JewishStudiesPCA_at_aol.com

THE KABBALAH AND HOLLYWOOD
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The Jewish Studies Area of the Popular Culture Association is organizing at=20
least one panel on Hollywood celebrities and their interest and study of th=
e=20
Kabbalah for the 2007 conference of the ACA/PCA in Boston, Massachusetts, Ap=
ril=20
4-7, 2007.
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In recent years study of the Kabbalah has become more and more popular among=
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non-Jewish believers. Specifically, pop singer Madonna and her film directo=
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husband Guy Ritchie, and actress Demi Moore and her actor husband Ashton=20
Kutcher are converts to Kabbalah, making study of Kabbalah the =E2=80=9Cin=
=E2=80=9D thing for many=20
people.
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CFP: Jewish Classical Musicians (10/1/06; PCA/ACA, 4/4/07-4/7/07)

updated: 
Wednesday, August 23, 2006 - 9:58pm
JewishStudiesPCA_at_aol.com

JEWISH CLASSICAL MUSICIANS
 
 
 
The Jewish Studies Area of the Popular Culture Association is organizing at
least one panel on Jewish Classical Musicians for the 2007 conference of the
ACA/PCA in Boston, Massachusetts, April 4-7, 2007.
 
Jewish musicians have influenced classical music almost since its inception.
More modern composers include such masters as Felix Mendelssohn, Gustav
Mahler, Jacques Offenbach, Leonard Bernstein, and Aaron Copland. Modern classical
performers include Arthur Rubenstein, Isaac Stern, Jascha Heifetz, Vladimir
Horowitz, Wladyslaw Szpilman (The Pianist), Beverly Sills (nee Belle Miriam

CFP: Jewish Mythology (10/1/06; PCA/ACA, 4/4/06-4/7/06)

updated: 
Wednesday, August 23, 2006 - 9:58pm
JewishStudiesPCA_at_aol.com

JEWISH MYTHOLOGY
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The Jewish Studies Area of the Popular Culture Association is organizing at=20
least one panel on Jewish Mythology for the 2007 conference of the ACA/PCA i=
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Boston, Massachusetts, April 4-7, 2007.
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>From Lillith to the Golem, Jewish mythology has been an important part of=20
Jewish life. The story of the Golem is considered by some to be part of the=
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inspiration for Mary Shelley=E2=80=99s Frankenstein. =20
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Presentation proposals should examine the history and the significance of=20
Jewish mythology on Jewish culture and non-Jewish culture, especially in the=
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United States.
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