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The Monster Inside Us, The Monsters Around Us: Monstrosity and Humanity

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De Montfort University, Leicester
contact email: 
dmutch@dmu.ac.uk

The Monster Inside Us, The Monsters Around Us: Monstrosity and Humanity

A three-day conference
De Montfort University, UK
18, 19, 20 November 2011

Keynote Speakers:

Literatures of Modernity Symposium 2011

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Second Annual Literatures of Modernity Symposium, Ryerson University
contact email: 
modernity@english.ryerson.ca

"It is in its transitoriness that modernity shows itself to be ultimately and most intimately akin to antiquity," Walter Benjamin writes in _The Arcades Project_.

"Nature as Nurturer and Nemesis: Ecocritical readings of Daniel Defoe and his contemporaries [1/31/11;6/14/11]

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Lora Geriguis; Second Biennial Conference of the Defoe Society (Worchester, England)
contact email: 
L.E.Geriguis@lasierra.edu

Defoe’s publication of the various pieces known collectively as “The Storm” (1704) set the stage, early in his career, for the significant role nature would play in his imagination. In his novels, nature alternatively functions as nurturer and nemesis to the travelers who traverse the globe. Robinson Crusoe’s relationship to animals on the island both reconciled him to the place and provided some of his greatest moments of fear and dread.

"Nature as Nurturer and Nemesis: Ecocritical readings of Daniel Defoe and his contemporaries [1/31/11;6/14/11]

full name / name of organization: 
Lora Geriguis; Second Biennial Conference of the Defoe Society (Worchester, England)
contact email: 
L.E.Geriguis@lasierra.edu

Defoe’s publication of the various pieces known collectively as “The Storm” (1704) set the stage, early in his career, for the significant role nature would play in his imagination.

“Land Ownership and Tenure”

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Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity
contact email: 
shortlidge.2@osu.edu

Call for Papers
Race/Ethnicity: Multidisciplinary Global Contexts
Volume 5, Number 3 (Spring 2012)
“Land Ownership and Tenure”

CFP: Making Sense Of - Health, Illness and Disease 10 (September, 2011; Oxford, United Kingdom)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Rob Fisher/Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
hid10@inter-disciplinary.net

10th Global Conference
Making Sense Of: Health, Illness and Disease

Tuesday 6th September – Thursday 8th September 2011
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Call for papers

Intensities and Lines of Flight: Deleuze, Guattari and the Arts

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University of Western Ontario
contact email: 
acalcagn@uwo.ca

CALL FOR PAPERS

Intensities and Lines of Flight: Deleuze and Guattari and the Arts

May 4-6, 2012

King’s University College and The University of Western Ontario

CFP: ATHE Performance Studies Focus Group Emerging Scholars Panel - DEADLINE EXTENDED: New Deadline: February 15, 2011

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Performance Studies Focus Group - Association for Theatre in Higher Education
contact email: 
jpc2143@columbia.edu

CFP: ATHE Performance Studies Focus Group Emerging Scholars Panel
DEADLINE EXTENDED! New deadline: February 15, 2011

PAMLA 2011--"Animals as Self/Other" [3/25/11; 11/5/11]

full name / name of organization: 
Lora Geriguis
contact email: 
L.E.Geriguis@lasierra.edu

"Animals as Self-Other"--
Instead of measuring human-animal valuation based on their relative ability to “think, reason, or speak…[t]he first and decisive question [should] be to know whether animals can suffer” (Derrida 1997). An exploration of the complexities of the human-animal identity continuum, including human causes of and responses to animal suffering.

Anomalous Ethnographies: Wild Wonders and Reticent Races,

full name / name of organization: 
Preternature
contact email: 
kirsten@uszkalo.com

Preternature: Critical and Historical Studies on the Preternatural invites articles for a special issue called Anomalous Ethnographies: Wild Wonders, Diminutive People and Reticent Races, scheduled fo

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