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[UPDATE] 2013 SFSU Humanities Symposium Conference

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Tuesday, March 26, 2013 - 5:52pm
San Franciscso State University Humanities Department

CONFERENCE DATE: Saturday April 13th, 2013
Proposal Deadline: Friday March 29th, 2013

[UPDATE] Keynote Speaker Confirmed: Dr. James Martel will be delivering the keynote lecture on his recent book "Divine Violence: Walter Benjamin and the Eschatology of Sovereignty"

The San Francisco State University Humanities Department is currently soliciting paper proposals for the 2013 Humanities Symposium to be held on Saturday April 13, 2013. Presentations should be 15-20 minutes long. We are also open to topic-centered panel proposals of 3 presenters per panel. The Humanities Symposium is interdisciplinary in scope and open to all students in all humanities-related fields.

CFP: Summer Shaw Symposium at the Shaw Festival, July 26-28, 2013

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Tuesday, March 26, 2013 - 3:48pm
International Shaw Society

The 10th Annual Summer Shaw Symposium on July 16-28, 2013, co-hosted with the International Shaw Society by the Shaw Festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, invites proposals for papers to be submitted to Professor Brad Kent at Brad.Kent@lit.ulaval.ca for 20 minute presentations. The ISS and the Shaw Festival also offer a combination Travel Grant/Bryden Scholarship for Emerging Scholars that provides free accommodation for the three days of the symposium, free registration, and some help with paying for travel.

2nd Global Conference: Hollywood and the World (November 2013: Athens, Greece)

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Tuesday, March 26, 2013 - 10:44am
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

2nd Global Conference
Hollywood and the World

Sunday 10th November 2013 – Tuesday 12th November 2013
Athens, Greece

Call for Presentations
The popularity in Western culture of all things Hollywood reflects the eternal fascination with the world of Hollywood cinema. This inter-disciplinary research conference seeks to explore issues of Hollywood films and their international influence across historical periods and within cultural, political and social contexts both in the US and abroad. We are also interested in exploring this cinema in personal experience and interpersonal relationships and across a range of critical perspectives.

7th Global Conference: Visual Literacies (November 2013: Athens, Greece)

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Tuesday, March 26, 2013 - 9:36am
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

7th Global Conference
Visual Literacies

Thursday 7th November 2013 – Saturday 9th November 2013
Athens, Greece

Call for Presentations
This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary conference seeks to examine and explore issues surrounding visual literacy in regard to theory and praxis. Perspectives are sought from those engaged in fields such as education, visual arts, fine arts, literature, philosophy, psychology, critical theory and theology. These disciplines are indicative only as papers are welcomed from any area, profession and vocation in which visual literacy plays a part.

Papers, reports, work-in-progress and workshops are invited on issues related to any of the following themes;

4th Global Conference: Making Sense of:Suffering (November 2013: Athens, Greece)

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Tuesday, March 26, 2013 - 8:08am
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

4th Global Conference
Making Sense of:Suffering

Sunday 10th November 2013 – Tuesday 12th November 2013
Athens, Greece

Call for Presentations
This inter- and multi-disciplinary conference seeks to explore if, or to what extent, meaning can be found in suffering. During the course of living our lives, we are invariably forced to stop and question why we suffer – be it through illness, pain, loss, grief or the multitude of distressing circumstances which we encounter. Problems arise in a variety of contexts and due to a bewildering variety of conditions. And because our lives are constant streams of experience, the nature of suffering and consequently the "meaning" of such suffering continually varies and changes.

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