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Minority Identities: Rights and Representation

Monday, November 29, 2010 - 8:44am
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.

'Who has the right to a particular literary terrain,
the right to define the terms of representation?'

Eric J. Sundquist, Strangers in the Land

[UPDATE] Transformations deadline December 30, 2010

Sunday, November 28, 2010 - 8:01pm
Humanities Education and Research Association [HERA]

HERA (Humanities Education and Research Association) is exploring
Transformations that occur in four groupings or "streams"; transformative
Humanities pedagogy, Humanities research, creative contributions, and making the most of this transformative
Transformative Humanities Pedagogy highlights Humanities teaching
at all levels, engaged learning, and teaching to transform
Transformative Humanities Research includes Humanities research in many disciplines including but not limited to Architecture, Art, Art History, Aesthetics, Classics, Composition, Dance,


Sunday, November 28, 2010 - 12:42pm
Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini


Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini, Lucca;
Palazzetto Bru Zane, Venice
Società dei Concerti, La Spezia;

DATES: 14-16 July 2011
LOCATION: La Spezia (Italy), CAMeC (Centre for Modern and Contemporary Art)

International Conference on Psychology and the Arts, Denmark, Roskilde University near Copenhagen, June 22-26, 2011

Sunday, November 28, 2010 - 11:00am
PsyArt Foundation

We are pleased to announce that the International Conference on Psychology and the Arts will be held at Roskilde University, Denmark, close to Copenhagen, June 22-26, 2011. Our hosts will be Professor Camelia Elias of Roskilde University and Professor Bent Sørensen of Aalborg University. The conference sponsors are the PsyArt Foundation and Roskilde and Aalborg Universities.

Rhetorics of New Media 2011 (April 20-23 San Antonio)

Sunday, November 28, 2010 - 10:57am
2011 Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association Joint Conference

Proposal Submission Deadline: December 15, 2010
Conference Hotel: Marriott River Center San Antonio
101 Bowie Street
San Antonio, TX 78205 USA
Phone: 1-210-223-1000

Proposals are now being accepted for the Rhetorics of New Media Area. The term "New Media" generally refers to digital, computerized, or networked information and communication technologies in the latter part of the 20th century to the present. Although certainly not all-inclusive, listed below are some topics that are begging to be
rhetorically analyzed.

Shakespeare and Early Modern Emotion Conference, 29 June - 1 July 2011

Sunday, November 28, 2010 - 8:53am
The Andrew Marvell Centre, University of Hull

Shakespeare and Early Modern Emotion

An International and Interdisciplinary Conference

29 June – 1 July 2011

The Andrew Marvell Centre, The University of Hull

This conference will explore the performance and representation of emotion in the work of Shakespeare and his contemporaries. In the last decade, scholars have been increasingly interested in the cultural history of emotions, arguing that they should be regarded as 'social phenomena' rather than inward experiences. At the same time, we have seen a resurgence of interest in the ethical and philosophical aspects of literary texts, and a return to thinking about ideas of 'human nature'.

Poetry and Cognition

Sunday, November 28, 2010 - 8:48am
Princeton University

"Poetry and Cognition" (April 15-16, 2011)

This two-day graduate student conference, to be held at Princeton University, will bring together graduate students and faculty from a range of disciplines to discuss the relationships between theories of mind developed by philosophers, cognitive scientists and linguists, and the poetry of different cultures and eras. The conference will feature a keynote address by Ian Lancashire, Professor of English at The University of Toronto.

Madness and Monstrosity in Nineteenth-Century American Literature

Saturday, November 27, 2010 - 3:17pm
Cindy Murillo/Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association

This panel on nineteenth century American literature seeks papers that explore notions of madness and monstrosity, broadly defined, for an upcoming session at the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association in Scottsdale, Arizona. The conference will be held at The Chaparral Suites Resort October 6-8. We welcome submissions that approach this topic from a variety of angles in American novels and short stories of the long nineteenth century. Some avenues of inquire could include, but are not limited to:
* monstrous depictions of ethnic groups
* stigmas attached to the New Woman
* gothic tropes and civil discourse
* disabled bodies
* ghostly encounters
* the abject
* spectral space