category: science and culture

Sensualising Deformity: Communication and Construction of Monstrous Embodiment (Last Call)

full name / name of organization: 
The University of Edinburgh
contact email: 
sdefconference@ed.ac.uk

Deformity is traditionally sanitised and fitted into a structure of normality. The academy tends to obscure the complexity of the sensuous/sensual/sensed body of the deformed subject, and of the questions, anxieties, and denials which surround deformity when it is located within a continuum of sense.

From freak exhibitions and fairs, medical examinations and discoveries to various portrayals in arts and literature, images of deformity (or monstrosity, used separately or interchangeably depending on context) have captivated us for centuries. The result is a significant body of critical and artistic works where these bodies are dissected, politicized, exhibited, objectified or even beatified. Nonetheless, there remains a gap, an unexplored, unspoken or neglected aspect of this complex field of study which needs further consideration.

International Conference on Technology Enabled Organizational Transformation (26-27 May, 2012)

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Shri Shankaracharaya Institute of Technology and Management, Bhilai (India)
contact email: 
transilience@ssitm.ac.in

Dear Sir/Madam,

Greetings from SSITM!

Medical Economics in American Literature: Special Session, MLA 2013, January 3rd-6th 2013 in Boston

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Modern Language Association (MLA)
contact email: 
heather.chacon@uky.edu

Signaled in colonial portrayals of a New World rife with lush resources and intense mortal dangers to contemporary discourses surrounding public healthcare and its monetary costs/benefits---the countr

"Collecting as a Cultural Practice and Literary Theme in Antiquity, the Middle Ages and Renaissance" (Oct. 26-27, 2012)

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The Taiwan Association of Classical, Medieval and Renaissance Studies
contact email: 
hvynck@thu.edu.tw

The 6th Annual International Conference of the Taiwan Association of Classical, Medieval and Renaissance Studies

Oct. 26-27, 2012

World Congress on Internet Security (WorldCIS-2012)

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Infonomics Society
contact email: 
info@worldcis.org

The World Congress on Internet Security (WorldCIS-2012)

Call for Papers for volume 5, n° 2(10)/ 2012 ESSACHESS – Journal for Communication Studies , Communication and/of memory

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ESSACHESS
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essachess@gmail.com

ESSACHESS – Journal for Communication Studies
www.essachess.com

Communication and/of memory

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[EXTENDED DEADLINE] General Call for papers Popular Culture - Niagara Falls May 10-12, 2012

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Popular Culture Association of Canada
contact email: 
conference@canpop.ca

The 2nd Annual Conference of the Popular Culture Association of Canada will be held at the Sheraton on the Falls Hotel, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.

PLAYING WITH FIRE. THE METAMORPHOSES OF SACRIFICE IN CONTEMPORARY CINEMA

full name / name of organization: 
Costica Bradatan
contact email: 
bradatan@hotmail.com

First Call for Papers: PLAYING WITH FIRE. THE METAMORPHOSES OF SACRIFICE IN CONTEMPORARY CINEMA

A Special Issue of “ANGELAKI – The Journal of the Theoretical Humanities”

[UPDATE] CFP | Emerging Scholars in Performance Studies

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ATHE Performance Studies Focus Group
contact email: 
gty2104@columbia.edu

Call for Papers: PSFG/ATHE 2012 Emerging Scholars Panel

[UPDATE] Enunciating the End: The Apocalypse, Textual Futures, and What Comes Next

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Concordia English Graduate Colloquium
contact email: 
enunciating.the.end@gmail.com

Apocalyptic prophecies and futurist narratives have always had a special place in culture, from Y2K fervor to the periodically updated Rapture to the upcoming end of the Mayan calendar in December of

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