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Dance and Somatic Practices Conference, 8 -10 July 2011

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Wednesday, January 26, 2011 - 10:49am
Coventry University, School of Art & Design

Fostering trans-disciplinary perspectives on embodied process and performance

This three day event invites somatic practitioners, dance artists and scholars from a range of disciplines to discuss, envision and critically engage with embodied processes and performance.

With the aim to discover correspondences, cultivate inquiry and transverse discipline borders this event seeks to collaboratively investigate the potentials of embodied thinking and action, to develop visions for future practice, methodologies and theorising.

[UPDATE] Flann O'Brien Centenary Conference, Vienna - NEW CFP, deadline extended to Feb 21

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Wednesday, January 26, 2011 - 9:50am
100 Myles: The International Flann O'Brien Centenary Conference

http://www.univie.ac.at/flannobrien2011

To celebrate Flann O'Brien's centenary year, the Department of English Studies at the University of Vienna invites panel and paper proposals for 100 Myles: The International Flann O'Brien Centenary Conference (July 24-26, 2011) by the new deadline of February 21.

CFP: Fear, Horror and Terror 5 (September, 2011; Oxford, United Kingdom)

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Wednesday, January 26, 2011 - 7:09am
Dr Rob Fisher/Inter-Disciplinary.Net

5th Global Conference
Fear, Horror and Terror

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

This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary conference seeks to examine and explore issues which lie at the interface of fear, horror and terror. In particular the project is interested in investigating the various contexts of fear, horror and terror, and assessing issues surrounding the artistic, cinematic, literary, moral, social, (geo) political, philosophical, psychological and religious significance of them, both individually and together.

A New Ireland? Representations of History Past and Present in Literature and Culture (DUCIS, Sweden 3-4 November 2011)

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Wednesday, January 26, 2011 - 4:33am
Dalarna University Centre for Irish Studies, DUCIS - Högskolan Dalarna, Sweden

History and the related memory processes of remembering and forgetting have been crucial concepts in the definition of communal belonging in Ireland, as especially underscored by the nation-building process that unfolded at the end of the nineteenth century. However, the globalisation and cosmopolitisation of Ireland as experienced in the last decade and a half, together with the strained socio-economic circumstances of contemporary Ireland, has arguably provoked the need for cultural and literary artifacts to concentrate on the present in an attempt to comprehend and come to terms with the momentous transformations that the island has experienced in the last few years.

Imagined Encounters: Historiographies for a New World [Due: 30 January 2011]

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Tuesday, January 25, 2011 - 10:04pm
TAG-Berkeley

Session at the 2011 Theoretical Archaeology Group Meeting, Archaeology of and in the Contemporary World, University of California, Berkeley, 6-8 May 2011

In José Saramago's História do Cerco de Lisboa (1989), a transgressive proofreader alters the course of history with the insertion into a text of a single word, not. Negating a crucial statement in a text on the siege of Lisbon, the proofreader sets out to rewrite history. Archaeologists and art historians by reconstructing objects and audiences produce narratives on visual encounters. Through excavations, primary texts, and artifacts, cultures of reception are articulated and experiences with objects are extrapolated.

Literature and Religion, PAMLA 11/ 5-11/6, 2011, proposal deadline, 3/15 2011

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Tuesday, January 25, 2011 - 5:07pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association, Scripps College, Claremont, CA 11/5-11/6, 2011

The Literature and Religion panel at 2011 PAMLA Conference seeks papers that address how questions of faith have shaped literary works and cultural meanings. In particular, it welcomes papers exploring the relationship between suffering and religious identity. Some of the questions we will consider are: how do writers represent the connection between suffering and faith? Can certain experiences of epiphany—i.e. moments of empathic identification with the suffering other—be categorized as inherently transcendent? Do religious and non-religious writers come to terms with human suffering in different ways?

Please submit proposals by 3/15 2011
Email: hapark1@gmail.com

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

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Tuesday, January 25, 2011 - 2:00am
De Montfort University, Leicester

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:
David Punter, University of Bristol
Andy Mousley, De Montfort University, Leicester

Literatures of Modernity Symposium 2011

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Tuesday, January 25, 2011 - 12:45am
Second Annual Literatures of Modernity Symposium, Ryerson University

"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_. For Adorno, modernity was a quality and not a chronology. How is modernity related to temporality? How is modernity related to technology, identity, the city? What are some of the popular icons of modernity? This symposium invites proposals on any aspect of modernity as expressed in literature or culture. In addition to academic proposals, the committee welcomes proposals for creative projects including photography, painting, video, film, or performance.

Leo Bersani, Henry James: Henry James Review; deadline: Mar. 1, 2011

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Monday, January 24, 2011 - 5:25pm
Henry James Review

Leo Bersani's 1976 A Future for Astyanax: Character and Desire in Literature was, at the time of its publication, a pathbreaking work of literary criticism and theory. The book as a whole, and Bersani's chapter "The Jamesian Lie" (originally published in Partisan Review in 1969) in particular, radically altered understandings of the structures of desire in James. A Future for Astyanax helped open up James Studies to sophisticated psychoanalytic analysis and to what was, at the time, called "Theory." In reading James with Racine, Emily Brontë, Stendhal, Histoire d'O, Gide, and Robert Wilson, Bersani defamiliarized the Henry James of American and Victorian Studies.

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