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Dreams Not Only American. Science Fiction's Transatlantic Transactions - July 7-10, 2011

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Wednesday, February 2, 2011 - 3:39am
Science Fiction Research Association

Dreams Not Only American – Science Fiction's Transatlantic Transactions
July 7-10, 2011
Lublin, Poland

Science fiction has become a truly global phenomenon, encompassing national and international exchanges and intersections. Despite its incredible variety, however, science fiction (SF) first emerged as a discrete literary practice in the United States and several European countries. Bearing in mind these origins and the fact that this is only the second SFRA conference to be held outside North America, it seems only natural that the organization's 2011 meeting should focus on all modes and aspects of SF transactions between Europe and America(s).

[UPDATE] Watermark Journal Submission Deadline 2/11/2011

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Tuesday, February 1, 2011 - 11:13pm
California State University, Long Beach, Graduate English Department

WATERMARK JOURNAL
CALL FOR PAPERS

Watermark, an annual scholarly journal published by graduate students in the Department of English at California State University, Long Beach, is now seeking papers for our fifth volume to be published in May 2011. Watermark is dedicated to publishing original critical and theoretical papers concerned with literature of all genres and periods, as well as papers representing current issues in the fields of rhetoric and composition. As this journal is intended to provide a forum for emerging voices, only student work will be considered.

[UPDATE] Craft Critique Culture--TRANSPOSITION--April 16 and 17, U. Iowa--Deadline Extended to Feb. 11

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Tuesday, February 1, 2011 - 4:13pm
Craft Critique Culture

What does it mean to transpose? What might it mean to shift, adapt, migrate, translate, or even steal across the boundaries of genre, medium, discipline, culture or nation? Is a melody, a sentence, a method or a concept the same after transposition?

This year's keynote presenters are Kathryn Laity and Lori Branch. Kathryn Laity, Associate Professor of English (Medieval) at The College of Saint Rose, NY, works across medieval literature and culture, film, creative writing and new media with publications including scholarly work, fiction, poetry, column writing, translation, a play and even a comic book. Her talk will be titled "Converting Monks into Friars: Public Scholars in the 21st Century."

Women and Work: Claremont Colleges, CA, Nov. 5-6, 2011

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Tuesday, February 1, 2011 - 3:29pm
Susanne Weil / Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

UPDATE: PAMLA requests that proposals be submitted via their website:
http://www.pamla.org/2011/proposals
If you encounter problems, please email your proposal to sweil@centralia.edu.
Also, please submit any A/V requests with your proposal to ensure that they can be met.

Call for Papers: How do writers represent the work of being women—where "work" is defined broadly to encompass not only paid labor inside and outside the home, but also the work of performing femininity and domesticity? How do writers address social assumptions about who should be performing work, and for what purpose?

[UPDATE] The Outlaw: Trespass, Disfigurement, Domestication [DEADLINE EXTENDED]; SUNY Albany; Wai Chee Dimock +

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Tuesday, February 1, 2011 - 1:28pm
University at Albany, SUNY; English Graduate Student Organization

The Outlaw: Trespass, Disfigurement, Domestication

April 1-2, 2011

***SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENDED: FEBRUARY 14***

Keynote Speaker: Wai Chee Dimock
Creative Keynote Speaker: Doug Rice

"The lyricism of marginality may find inspiration in the image of the "outlaw," the great social nomad, who prowls on the confines of a docile, frightened order." —Michel Foucault, Discipline and Punish

Call for Applications: A Seminar with Simon Critchley - The Tragic and Its Limits | July 12-21, 2011

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Tuesday, February 1, 2011 - 10:29am
University of Tilburg, The Netherlands

The Tilburg Philosophy Summer School
The Tragic and Its Limits
A Seminar with Simon Critchley | July 12-21, 2011

for more information, please visit:
http://www.tilburgphilosophysummerschool.com/

Is the tragic an adequate category for thinking about the nature of
contemporary conflicts, and their cycles of revenge, violence and
claims to justice and state legitimacy? Was 9/11 a tragedy? Is the
Israel/Palestine conflict tragic? Iraq? Afghanistan? The list goes on.

Special Issue on Cloud Computing and Dynamic Resource Allocation for Multimedia Applications

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Tuesday, February 1, 2011 - 9:50am
International Journal of Digital Multimedia Broadcasting

Recently, cloud computing technology has offered great opportunities for multimedia applications. The cloud computers, the clients, and the networks connecting them constitute a client-cloud multimedia system, in which the cloud computers handle the data-intensive computing tasks, and the clients become much more lightweight and mobile. The performance of the client-cloud multimedia system can be improved by jointly optimizing the resources in the cloud, at each client, and along the network path. However, a multimedia system is essentially dynamic due to the source dynamics, the channel dynamics, and the topology dynamics. The source dynamics are represented by the time-varying rate-distortion characteristics of the encoded multimedia content.

1 March Deadline - Popcaanz Conference Auckland, 29 June-1 July 2011

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Tuesday, February 1, 2011 - 8:02am
Popular Culture Association of Australsia

The Popular Culture Association of Australia and New Zealand
(Popcaanz) is devoted to the scholarly understanding of everyday
cultures. It is concerned with the study of the social practices and the cultural meanings that are produced and are circulated through the processes and practices of everyday life.

We invite academics, professionals, cultural practitioners and those with a scholarly interest in popular culture to send a 150-word abstract (with bio and email address) to the area chairs listed below

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