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3rd Media Fields Conference: Contested Territories

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Tuesday, January 11, 2011 - 7:34pm
Media Fields Research Collective

Contested Territories

A conference of the Media Fields Research Collective and the Film and Media Studies Graduate Program at the University of California, Santa Barbara

March 31 – April 1, 2011

Santa Barbara, California

[Update] The Crisis of the Confined Body: A Conference in Romance Studies / Abstract Deadline 1/24/10

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Tuesday, January 11, 2011 - 7:06pm
University of California, Berkeley

The Crisis of the Confined Body is a graduate student conference that will join five Romance languages (Catalan, French, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish), fostering a comparative approach to studies of the body in confinement, isolation and extraction. The conference will offer critical examinations of the body and its contingent relationship to spatial, temporal, cultural and/or linguistic parameters. A theme that lends itself to multiple fields, The Crisis of the Confined Body will promote interdisciplinary collaborations between the humanities, visual arts, and sciences, engaging points of overlap as well as lines of divergence. We encourage presentations that engage a comparative and/or interdisciplinary approach.

Co-op Mode: Interactivity and Narrative, May 21-22

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Tuesday, January 11, 2011 - 3:25pm
University of Ottawa English Graduate Student Association

Co-op Mode
Interactivity and Narrative
The Sixth Annual University of Ottawa English Graduate Conference
May 21-22, 2011
Call for Papers

"Games can't tell their stories through disconnected segments of gameplay strung together by cut scenes. Games need to tell their story through the gameplay. Narrative should drip from every texture and be integrated into every facet of the world. It should come through in the menus and the interface and in every loading screen."
- Daniel Floyd and James Portnow

3rd Annual Graduate and Undergraduate Student Conference on Literature, Rhetoric and Composition - April 1-2, Chattanooga TN

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Tuesday, January 11, 2011 - 2:31pm
Sigma Tau Delta - Xi Alpha chapter and The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

We are welcoming graduate and undergraduate student papers or full panel proposals that address any area of literature (British, American, world, colonial and post-colonial, medieval, modern, contemporary, etc.), rhetoric, composition, or pedagogical studies. Please submit a 250-300 word abstract to xialpha.utc.conference@gmail.com. Submissions must include name, institutional affiliation, student status (graduate or undergraduate), contact information (name, phone number, address, email address), and a list of any audio/visual equipment needed for your presentation. Presentation time should be limited to 20 minutes (usually about ten pages). Abstracts should be received by January 30, 2011.

3rd Annual Graduate and Undergraduate Student Conference on Literature, Rhetoric and Composition - April 1-2, Chattanooga TN

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Tuesday, January 11, 2011 - 2:30pm
Sigma Tau Delta - Xi Alpha chapter and The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

We are welcoming graduate and undergraduate student papers or full panel proposals that address any area of literature (British, American, world, colonial and post-colonial, medieval, modern, contemporary, etc.), rhetoric, composition, or pedagogical studies. Please submit a 250-300 word abstract to xialpha.utc.conference@gmail.com. Submissions must include name, institutional affiliation, student status (graduate or undergraduate), contact information (name, phone number, address, email address), and a list of any audio/visual equipment needed for your presentation. Presentation time should be limited to 20 minutes (usually about ten pages). Abstracts should be received by January 30, 2009.

CFP: _genre_: A Thematic Journal, vol. 31 - Visual Cultures

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Tuesday, January 11, 2011 - 12:40pm
Associated Students of Comparative World Literature, Cal State Long Beach

genre, a journal published the Associated Students of Comparative World Literature at Cal State University Long Beach, is soliciting papers for its volume on "Visual Culture & Global Practices." We are interested in works that examine literature (across time periods and languages), images, visual objects and mechanisms, and events from diverse cultures, across national boundaries, and within global contexts . Among the questions to be explored are:

** What are the visual codes of cultural works?

** What is the relationship between these works and their conditions of consumption, production and reception?

** How do images function within political, social, and economic forces?

** What is the cultural work that images do?

Third International Maroon Conference. June 22-25 2011

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Tuesday, January 11, 2011 - 12:05pm
Third International Maroon Conference," The Return."

This multidisciplinary conference seeks papers and panels that explore representation of Maroon culture in history, literature, art, music, political theory, cultural studies, film, linguistics, and theatre. With its theme "The Return," it strives to revisit the roots of Maroon values and practices, considering the ways they have endured, transformed and resonated in the Caribbean, Canada, South America, Europe, the United States and Africa. Offering a unique combination of scholarly panels and cultural events, the third international Maroon conference aims to increase awareness of Maroon contributions to contemporary societies, bringing together descendents of Maroons with scholars interested in Maroon heritage and indigenous cultures.

Challenges of Space and Place, June 9th-10th

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Tuesday, January 11, 2011 - 9:58am
Challenges of Space and Place, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Karlskrona Sweden

The school of Planning and Digital Media at Blekinge Institute of Technology is pleased to announce a symposium for PhD students and young scholars entitled "Challenges of Space and Place," taking place June 9th and 10th, 2011.

The symposium is accepting abstracts for submission under its theme in three broad themes: The Intangible City, discussing issues such as the digital media and the city, representation and image construction, and image of the city; the Public City encompassing topics such as democracy and place, production and consumption of public spaces, diversity, and private-public; and the Political City encompassing issues of politics and power in planning, and decision-making over space and place.

[UPDATE] Minority Identities: Rights and Representation

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Tuesday, January 11, 2011 - 3:24am
University of Reading, UK

This conference aims to explore the interface between creative/critical forms of representation and the claim to material/ontological human and animal rights. It will examine the concepts 'minority', 'identity', 'rights' and 'representation' and their possible intersections. It will also interrogate categories and politics of identity, such as race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, religion, age, and disability, as well as the critical disciplines that invest in these, such as feminism, postcolonialism, and cultural studies.

MINORITY IDENTITIES: RIGHTS AND REPRESENTATION

A One-Day Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Conference

Saturday 7th May 2011 • Old Whiteknights House, University of Reading, Berkshire, UK

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