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Alien Bodies: Race, Space, and Sex in the African Diaspora

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Thursday, August 9, 2012 - 2:41pm
The African-American Studies Collective

Emory University, Atlanta, GA
February 8-9, 2013

Was it why I sometimes felt as weary of America as if I too had landed in what was now South Carolina in 1526 or in Jamestown in 1619? Was it the tug of all the lost mothers and orphaned children? Or was it that each generation felt anew the yoke of a damaged life and the distress of being a native stranger, an eternal alien?
--Saidiya Hartman, Lose Your Mother

We are not the same. I am an alien.
--Lil' Wayne, "Phone Home"

VariAbilit(ies) - The History of Disability

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Tuesday, August 7, 2012 - 3:09am
Chris Mounsey, University of WInchester

CALL FOR PAPERS

Paul Kelleher and Chris Mounsey, are running a small but wide ranging academic conference on the History of Disability (all periods). Variabilit(ies) will run at Emory University between the 4th and 7th July 2013.

We wonder whether you have paper that you would like to give at this small wide ranging conference that follows the format of Chris's successful Queer People Conferences.

You can find the call on our Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/VariAbilities)

and follow us on Twitter
(https://twitter.com/VaribConf).

Update: Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Thought, Apr 4-6, Extended Deadlines: Special session Sept 1; Abstracts Oct 15

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Monday, August 6, 2012 - 12:39pm
Sam Houston State University's First International Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Thought

Send 250- to 300-word abstract on any topic dealing with Medieval and Renaissance Thought. Papers dealing with language and linguistics, literature, music, philosophy, history, art, and theatre are equally welcome.

September 1, 2012: New deadline to propose special session

October 15, 2012 : Deadline to submit abstracts (to be submitted electronically only)

Notification of acceptance: December 15, 2012

Special Issue of Pragmatism Today

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Sunday, August 5, 2012 - 8:47pm
Pragmatism Today

Pragmatism Today invites scholars to submit essays for an upcoming special issue on somaesthetics. The field of somaesthetics addresses a variety of theoretical and practical disciplines, and essays exploring any of these connections are welcome.

Somaesthetics Essay Prize 2012

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Sunday, August 5, 2012 - 8:30pm
The Center for Body, Mind, and Culture at Florida Atlantic University

The Center for Body, Mind, and Culture at Florida Atlantic University is pleased to announce its first annual Somaesthetics Essay Prize competition. The award for the 2012 prize will be $500. Essays should be academic in style and focus on the interdisciplinary field of somaesthetics from such perspectives as philosophy, aesthetics, art history and theory, literary and cultural studies, dance, design, music, theatre, cognitive science, gender and sexuality studies, sports, movement, and health studies. The prize essay will be recommended for publication in an upcoming special issue of the philosophical journal Pragmatism Today on somaesthetics.

UPDATE- Silent Cinema and Time Travel (SCMS Chicago, March 6-10, 2013)

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Friday, August 3, 2012 - 10:53pm
Maggie Hennefeld / Brown University

This panel poses methodological questions about the resurgence of interest in early film history by interrogating the thematic of time travel in silent cinema. The emergence of cinema itself constitutes a form of time travel, at once "mummifying" contingent moments and making them portable for reenactment in the present, and inventing parallel futures and histories by innovating new cinematic techniques (stop-motion photography, trick splices, enlargements of miniature objects, color tinting and toning, undercranking, smoke and mirrors, etc).

ASECS 2013: "Dryden's Dramatic Works" (April 4-7, Cleveland, OH)

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Thursday, August 2, 2012 - 1:17pm
Geremy Carnes, University of Michigan

2013 marks the 350th anniversary of the theatrical debut of one of English drama's most important writers: John Dryden. While changes in taste, morals, and politics led to the neglect of Dryden's dramatic works in subsequent centuries, his plays were among the most popular and influential on the Restoration and early eighteenth-century stage. This session seeks papers that explore any aspect of Dryden's theatrical works, particularly as it relates to the development of dramatic genres, aesthetics, or theater history, in the seventeenth- and eighteenth-centuries or beyond.

Please submit paper proposals to geremyc@umich.edu by September 15.

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