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Time's excesses in music, literature and art

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Monday, July 12, 2010 - 7:38am
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Université de Caen Basse-Normandie / ERIBIA / LSA

Time's excesses in music, literature and art

This international conference is intended to explore how time may be represented aesthetically in excessive, eccentric and unthinkable ways. Art appears to have found a means of getting around time's dilemmas by depicting it as irrational or portraying the impossibility of getting a firm grasp of it. In art, time has long been shaped as something out of proportion, excessive, or even violent, which is evidenced by works such as Saturn Devouring his Son.

Music and Philosophy, London 1-2 July 2011

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Monday, July 12, 2010 - 4:50am
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Dr Nanette Nielsen / Music and Philosophy Study Group

Music and Philosophy

1st Annual Conference of the Royal Musical Association Music and Philosophy Study Group

Generously supported by the British Society of Aesthetics and the Centre for Music on Stage and Screen (University of Nottingham)

Institute of Musical Research and Institute of Philosophy, Stewart House, University of London

Friday and Saturday, 1-2 July 2011

Keynote speakers: tbc

[Update] Articles on Latin American Arts and Literature

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Friday, July 9, 2010 - 12:12am
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Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities
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Call for Papers
Revisiting Latin American Literature and Arts: Special Issue dedicated to the Bicentennial of Mexican Independence
(To be edited by Prof. Reynaldo Thompson, Universidad de Guanajuato, Mexico)

Digital Adaptation(s)

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Wednesday, July 7, 2010 - 12:39pm
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English Graduate Organization at Western Illinois University
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Papers for a panel on digital adaptation during the EGO Conference Humanities in the Digital Age
October 22-23, 2010, Macomb, Illinois
EGO site: http://www.wiu.edu/ego/conference/2010/

Adaptations have long taken advantage of emergent forms to extend, re-tell, and appropriate previous literary works. The very nature of adaptations is to re-interpret previous texts into new iterations, often in the guise of these emergent forms, whether the printed book, the novel, films, or the internet. This panel seeks to consider the manifestation of adaptations in digital forms and to pose questions such as:

Always Look on The Bright Side of Life (Oct. 7-9, 2010 in Atlanta, GA)

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Wednesday, July 7, 2010 - 10:18am
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New Voices Conference/Georgia State Graduate English Association

Georgia State New Voices Conference 2010, October 7-9:

What makes us laugh? Why is humor such an important cross-cultural phenomenon and universal human trait? What are the genres of humor and comedy? Can postmodernism and critical theory be funny? How can we teach humor? What are the theories of laughter? How do we research and write about humor, comedy, laughter, wit, satire, and jokes across disciplines? How global is humor? What is the place of humor in academia and in popular culture?

NEMLA 2011: The Specter of Degeneration in 19th Century Literature

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Tuesday, July 6, 2010 - 6:15pm
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Ana Oancea
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This Comparative Literature session has been selected for inclusion in the 42nd convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association, to be held in New Brunswick, New Jersey April 7-10, 2011. The host institution is Rutgers University.

We invite papers analyzing degeneration in Western and non-Western works of, or portraying, the 19th century. What do fictions of degeneration tell us about the scientific, sexual and cultural politics of the 19th century? In what contexts is the fear of degeneration exacerbated or sublimated at the end of the century? How does contemporaneous biological theory become literature? Comparative approaches and papers dealing with 19th century popular literature welcomed.

Aging, Old Age, Memory, Aesthetics: March 25-27th, 2011, University of Toronto [UPDATE]

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Tuesday, July 6, 2010 - 5:28pm
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University of Toronto, Canada

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Confirmed Keynote Speakers: Kathleen Woodward (Washington), Stephen Katz (Trent), Philip Sohm (Toronto)
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Selected conference presentations will be published in a forthcoming issue of the journal "Occasion: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Humanities" (http://arcade.stanford.edu/journals/occasion).
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Complete CFP and conference details available here: http://sites.google.com/site/agingoldagememoryaesthetics/.

[UPDATE] Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference 2nd Futurist Theory and Fiction: Fear, Horror, and Terror(ism)

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Monday, July 5, 2010 - 11:28pm
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Lee Baxter & David Briggs / SETS Department of University of Guelph
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Stephen King once stated: "everything we do has a history. No matter where you come in on any situation, you are not coming in at the beginning." King's observation diagnoses a primary function of horror fiction: to remind contemporary audiences of their placement within this historical, gothic continuum. Horror narratives may, as Robin Wood famously suggested, reflect "our collective nightmares" but this collective is by no means limited to the contemporary moment for fleshing out these nightmares. Horror implicates readers and viewers by exhuming the past—monsters return, bodies rise from graves, and ghosts haunt the present. Furthermore within the Gothic imagination new terrors lurk beyond our social and technological horizons.

#3 - A new journal exploring art and art theory

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Monday, July 5, 2010 - 1:03pm
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#3 - www.journal3.org
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I'm writing on behalf of a new reflective art journal, #3 , setting up here in London. As a journal, we are invested in providing a critical exhibition space through publication for artists from all over the word, dispersing critical/academic and creative reflection on art/architecture/aesthetics, with a particular intellectual focus on questions of spatiality/geography/physical structure/environment. Our forthcoming collaborations include explorations from an collaborative art studio in Kenya's Kibera slum, and comparative reflections on Cambodian temple architecture.

"Crossroads" Toulouse, France June 7-8, 2012

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Monday, July 5, 2010 - 10:41am
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Wendy Harding, Université de Toulouse, France
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Crossroads: an International Conference
7-8 June 2012
Toulouse, France

Great things are done when men and mountains meet;
This is not done by jostling in the street.
- William Blake, MS Note-Book.

Re-tellings: Literature as Literary Criticism (deadline 30/9/10; NeMLA, 7-10/4/11)

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Monday, July 5, 2010 - 7:28am
full name / name of organization: 
Rita Bode
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Whether we call them twice told tales, parallel texts, prequels, sequels, or even, most broadly, adaptations, creative re-tellings locate their source in previous texts.

Literary re-tellings offer the recognition of satisfying familiarity as well as the exciting twist of difference. This pre-approved panel proposes to examine not only the ways in which creative works of literature re-tell previous works but how these re-tellings function as a form of literary criticism. In offering alternative versions of older texts, re-tellings provide a different perspective that critiques, indeed, even transforms, the original texts.

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