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CFP: The Value of Work 2 (November, 2011; Prague Czech Republic)

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - 9:58am
Dr Rob Fisher/Inter-Disciplinary.Net

2nd Global Conference
The Value of Work: Exploring Critical Issues

Monday 31st September - Wednesday 2nd November 2011
Prague, Czech Republic

Call for Papers
This conference aims to bring together people from a wide range of disciplines to focus
on a fundamental aspect of human life: work.

Work has pervasive influence on human life. Where we live, how we live, how we learn and
how we see the world is strongly shaped by the work we do. Since the industrial
revolution some of the expected benefits of the implementation of technology, and
contemporary management have not been realised.

CFP: Making Sense Of: Suicide 2 (November, 2011; Prague, Czech Republic)

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - 9:58am
Dr Rob Fisher/Inter-Discipinary.Net

2nd Global Conference
Making Sense Of: Suicide

Monday 31st October – Wednesday 2nd November 2011
Hotel Angelo, Prague, Czech Republic

Call for Papers
Suicide, the deliberate and intentional act of ending one's life, is an assault on our ideas of what living is about. Whether we believe that we have the right to end our own life because we no longer wish to live, or that suicide is never morally permissible, the fact that people can arrange their deaths and that some do, challenges us to think about the nature of life, and of death.

[UPDATE] The Journal of Muslim-American Literature (JML) Fall 2011

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - 5:08am
Dr. Joseph Rega

The Journal of Muslim-American Literature (JML) is a pilot project made possible by a United States Department of State grant. Its main purpose is to help establish the critical terms and parameters of Muslim-American literature/cultural production, clearly distinguishing it from any ethnic, racial or cultural identifier.

The Future of the Scholarly Journal

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Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - 1:24pm
Amodern

Amodern : Inaugural issue Call for Papers

The Future of the Scholarly Journal

Amodern enters the world at a crucial moment in the history of the scholarly journal. An important first task is to assess the opportunities and challenges ahead. For that reason, we are devoting the first issue of Amodern to a critical conversation about the future of the scholarly journal.

Speculations: Aesthetics, Risk, and Capital in the Circum-Atlantic World, 1790-1830

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Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - 12:17pm
The Charles Brockden Brown Society

CALL FOR PAPERS
Speculations: Aesthetics, Risk, and Capital in the Circum-Atlantic World, 1790-1830
Date: April 19-21, 2012
Location: The CUNY Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY
A conference sponsored by the Charles Brockden Brown Society
(www.brockdenbrownsociety.ucf.edu)
250-word proposal deadline: September 1, 2011 (Acceptances announced October 3, 2011)
Please send a Word.doc of the proposal to: Duncan Faherty at duncan.faherty@qc.cuny.edu

Call for Essay Submissions-Poetic Optimism and the Post-Enlightenment Social Identity, 1794-1878 (Deadline: 15 July 2011)

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Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - 12:04pm
Maryam Farahani-Anna Szczepan-Wojnarska-Ian Schermbrucker

We are developing a collection of articles for a journal special issue entitled 'Poetic Optimism and the Post-Enlightenment Social Identity, 1794-1878'. This collection will explore the meaning and application of poetic optimism in relation to the question of social identity from 1794 to 1878.

Renaissance and Baroque in Critical Theory, SRS conference, University of Manchester, July 9-11, 2012

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Tuesday, April 26, 2011 - 11:03am
James Smith

Renaissance and Baroque in Critical Theory

A panel to be held at the 5th Biennial conference of the Society for Renaissance Studies, University of Manchester, July 9-11, 2012

Proposals are invited for papers making up a panel on representations and appropriations of culture from the mid-1300s to the early 1700s by modern critical theory. Taking 'critical theory' broadly to include all those writing in the wake of Marx, Nietzsche, Freud and feminism, this panel seeks discussions of its passing remarks (such as those by Nietzsche and Lacan), sustained analyses (Bakhtin, Foucault, Kristeva), and more multifarious appropriations (Deleuze's baroque) on and of Renaissance texts, culture and terminology.

[Update] The Rhetoric of Rap (5/2/2011 Abstract; 11/4-11/6,2011) SAMLA in ATL

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Monday, April 25, 2011 - 11:49pm
Shane Trayers

The Rhetoric of Rap (History of Rhetoric Panel) SAMLA
This year's SAMLA conference's special focus is "The Power of Poetry in the Modern World," and in consideration of this, the Rhetoric of Rap asks scholars to consider rap music in any form or of any time and its contributions to rhetoric.

Rap music has changed drastically over the years, both in content and linguistics. Whether the rhyming early rap or the more modern versions, rap music represents issues in race, economics, gender, and is a way to represent history and historical changes. Both controversial and mainstream, rap music is in many ways a powerful poetry in the modern world.

Session: The letter and the Line: Representations of Writing in the Visual Art, UAAC, Carleton University, Ottawa, Oct. 27-29

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Monday, April 25, 2011 - 6:20pm
Jakub Zdebik, University Art Association of Canada

Session: The letter and the Line: Representations of Writing in the Visual Art

University Art Association of Canada, October 27-29th, 2011 at Carleton University, Ottawa, ON

Visual arts engage with writing on various levels: from Cy Twombly's gauche scribbling to Sean Lander's paintings of text; from Paul Klee's interweaving of typography with landscapes to Marcel Duchamp's use of puns; from Robert Rauschenberg's depiction of postmodern allegories to Jean-Michel Basquiat's use of strikethroughs.

Moving Forward 2011

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Monday, April 25, 2011 - 2:13pm
University of Aberdeen

Moving Forward is a conference designed by and for the postgraduate population. It aims to bring postgraduate students together from different departments, disciplines and universities, and in doing so, to help foster a sense of collective identity and create a forum for the discussion and debate of common issues. The conference also provides an annual opportunity for students to establish and maintain academic networks and to present past, current and proposed work in a supportive yet professional atmosphere.
Papers which engage with this year's theme 'Impact or Impasse: Postgraduate Research Beyond Academia' are welcomed from any of the Arts and Social Sciences disciplines. At Aberdeen, these include:

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