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CFP: Thinking Nature

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Wednesday, October 6, 2010 - 12:04am
Thinking Nature (Open Humanities)

Thinking Nature sets out to excavate the concept of nature as it has been nearly obliterated by a virulent combination of misrepresentation, abandonment, and over-valorization. In a time not only of heightened ecological concern, but a new engagement between the sciences and continental philosophy, Thinking Nature seeks out papers which attempt to grasp nature (either in micro or macro) as a useful entity/process/concept or other process/object for thought.

CFP for Volume 1:

Reconstruction 10.3, "Inventions of Activism"

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Tuesday, October 5, 2010 - 11:59pm
Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture

Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture announces issue 10.3, "Inventions of Activism" edited by Michael Benton and Alan Clinton, Web Design and Technical editing by Joe McDermott

Featuring work by activist poet and labor organizer Mark Nowak, experimental filmmaker Roderick Coover, Micah White of Adbusters, Barbara Foley, and many others. To access the issue, go to reconstruction.eserver.org.

Undergraduate essays in the humanities

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Tuesday, October 5, 2010 - 11:56am
The Valley Humanities Review

The Valley Humanities Review is currently seeking essays in the humanities for publication in its Spring 2011 Issue. We seek essays of high quality, intellectual rigor and originality that challenge or contribute substantially to ongoing conversations in the humanities. Topics may include but are not limited to: literature, history, religion, philosophy, art, art history and foreign languages. VHR is also currently seeking poetry submissions; students may submit up to three poems. VHR is committed to undergraduate research and scholarship in the field; therefore, we only accept submissions by current or recently graduated undergraduate students. Our reading period runs from September 1 to December 15 of each year.

LITERARY DISLOCATIONS (Fourth International Congress of REELC/ENCLS), Sept. 1-3, 2011, Skopje/Ohrid, Macedonia

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Tuesday, October 5, 2010 - 10:35am
LITERARY DISLOCATIONS (Fourth International Congress of THE EUROPEAN NETWORK FOR COMPARATIVE LITERARY STUDIES (REELC/ENCLS); The Institute for Macedonian Literature; The Macedonian Association for Comparative Literature

This conference aims to examine the multiplicity of literary and cultural representations and other phenomena that implicate spatiality, movement and unstable locations which are considered as points of dynamic processes.Dislocation emerges as a notion that traverses various disciplines and different textual and artistic practices and at the same time it amplifies its relevance in the exploration of the current cultural production. The conference papers can analyze the theoretical implications of dislocation or they can focus on dislocation as referential content (the dislocation of travel, migration and
exile, urbanization, etc.).

Interfaces: encounters beyond the page / screen / stage

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Tuesday, October 5, 2010 - 9:28am
University of Exeter

1 Day Postgraduate Research Workshop and Exhibition, 29th January 2011

Confirmed Keynote Speaker: Dr Judith Buchanan (University of York)

Funded by the AHRC Beyond Text Student-led Initiative Scheme

VISIT THE EVENT BLOG @: www.interfaces-beyond-text.blogspot.com

This innovative multidisciplinary research training event examines questions of mediation and memory in

encounters with non-textual archival materials in the arts. By creating dialogues between postgraduates and

experienced researchers, and featuring practical sessions with curators and archivists, the research workshop

ATHE Theory and Criticism Focus Group Call for Book Roundtable Participants

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Tuesday, October 5, 2010 - 8:38am
Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE)-Theory and Criticism Focus Group

The Theory and Criticism Focus Group of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) invites participants to join its third annual book discussion roundtable as part of ATHE's "25th Anniversary Conference-Performance Remains, Global Presence: Memory, Legacy, and Imagined Futures" to be held at the Palmer House Hilton Hotel in Chicago, August 11-14, 2011.

This year, in keeping with larger conference themes of memory, legacy, and possibility, Rebecca Schneider's forthcoming book *Performing Remains: Art and War in Times of Theatrical Reenactment * has been selected as the subject of the roundtable.

(Post) Human Lives--A Biography Seminar and Special Issue (12/15/2010; 8/2011)

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Tuesday, October 5, 2010 - 1:00am
Center for Biographical Research

In preparation for a special issue of Biography in 2012, to be co-edited by Gillian Whitlock and G. Thomas Couser, we are issuing a call for abstracts for papers dealing with some aspect of the post human, as it has been widely discussed recently. The editors will select from the abstracts, and the chosen contributors will then be invited to a symposium in Honolulu in late August of 2011, when the participants will share more detailed versions of their work, receive comments for the other contributors, and together discuss the focus of the entire collection. Contributors will then prepare revised full versions of their papers, which will be edited in the Fall of 2011. The result will be the Winter 2012 issue of Biography.

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