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[UPDATE] 2nd International Aksit Göktürk Conference: "Myths Revisited"

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Thursday, March 31, 2011 - 5:38am
Istanbul University, Faculty of Letters, Department of English Language and Literature -Turkey

This inter-disciplinary conference seeks to investigate and explore the nature and significance of myth and its impact on diverse fields of art such as literature, drama, film or painting.
To encourage innovative dialogues, we warmly welcome papers from diverse disciplines and professions.

Myths Revisited, 28th-29th November 2011

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Thursday, March 31, 2011 - 5:30am
Istanbul University, Faculty of Letters, Department of English Language and Literature -Turkey

This inter-disciplinary conference seeks to investigate and explore the nature and significance of myth and its impact on diverse fields of art such as literature, drama, film or painting.
To encourage innovative dialogues, we warmly welcome papers from diverse disciplines and professions.

Think Art: An Interdisciplinary Conference October 14-15 Keynote Speaker Prof. Daniel Schacter, Harvard University's Memory Lab

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Tuesday, March 29, 2011 - 11:03am
ThinkArt Boston University

Think Art is a conference for the interdisciplinary exploration of the fine arts through the humanities and sciences. Through panel discussions and an exhibition of artwork, Think Art will provide a crucial meeting point for scholars and artists and encourages a cross-disciplinary approach to learning and talking about art.

This year's topic is the investigation of self through the construction, management, and manipulation of memory. How does the individual—and society—remember? We are actively seeking papers and artwork that explore memory through a specific discourse or a cross-disciplinary perspective, but will also consider submissions based on other topics.

Think Art: An Interdisciplinary Conference October 14-15 Keynote Speaker Prof. Daniel Schacter, Harvard University's Memory Lab

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Tuesday, March 29, 2011 - 11:01am
ThinkArt Boston University

Think Art is a conference for the interdisciplinary exploration of the fine arts through the humanities and sciences. Through panel discussions and an exhibition of artwork, Think Art will provide a crucial meeting point for scholars and artists and encourages a cross-disciplinary approach to learning and talking about art.

This year's topic is the investigation of self through the construction, management, and manipulation of memory. How does the individual—and society—remember? We are actively seeking papers and artwork that explore memory through a specific discourse or a cross-disciplinary perspective, but will also consider submissions based on other topics.

Aesthetics / Class / Worlds (October 14-15, 2011)

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Monday, March 28, 2011 - 1:50pm
Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature at the University of Minnesota

Aesthetics / Class / Worlds
2nd Annual Conference of the Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature Department at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
October 14-15, 2011

Studies in Australasian Cinema

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Sunday, March 27, 2011 - 10:16pm
Anthony Lambert, Macquarie University

Studies in Australasian Cinema is an international refereed scholarly journal devoted to the cinema of, and film scholarship from, the Australian, New Zealand, and Pacific region. We would like to announce a call for papers for the following issues:

Issue 5.3 (Dec 2011): Cities and Australasian Film and Television

Issue 6.1 (Apr 2012): Imaging Religion and Spirituality

READING NATURE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE. MADRID, SPAIN (DEC. 14-16, 2011)

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Saturday, March 26, 2011 - 4:01pm
Department of English Philology II (UCM) - Friends of Thoreau (Franklin Institute UAH)

Environmental disciplines have recently gained prominence due to the potentially devastating consequences of climate change: increasing natural disasters, the greenhouse effect, temperature variations, changing sea levels, etc. Such issues have raised awareness on the necessity for a drastic change in thinking. Ecocriticism—along with other green disciplines dealing with the relationship between society and the environment—places nature as the center of the intellectual debate. As Kate Rigby states, "culture constructs the prism through which we know nature." Reading Nature Conference aims to explore from a critical perspective how such a prism is constructed.

"Cancer and the Pharmakon" / SLSA September 22-25, 2011

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Saturday, March 26, 2011 - 3:25pm
Shiloh Krupar and Nadine Ehlers / Georgetown University

This panel is concerned with the ways cancer treatment regimes and medico-discursive protocols trouble the distinctions between "to kill" and "to cure", and the supposedly separate realms of life and death. Cancer compels examination of the pharmakon's dialectical slippages: cancer is met with the imperative to cure, yet the cure itself cannot be extricated from the call to kill; cancer is always indeterminate in that cell growth—usually the sign of life—is actually the first sign of death; to live inside cancer treatment is to experience a kind of death in order to prolong life.

UPDATE -- Textus: Gothic Frontiers. Abstracts by 1 June, 2011

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Saturday, March 26, 2011 - 12:18pm
Francesca Saggini and Glennis Byron

Textus: English Studies in Italy No. 3 – 2012: Gothic Frontiers
Editors: Francesca Saggini (Università della Tuscia) and Glennis Byron (University of Stirling)

This issue of Textus aims to showcase and provide further space for debate and discussion to researchers engaged in exploring, testing and redrawing the expansive frontiers of gothic and its multiple, evolving discourses.

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