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Representations – Struggles for Reality, 2nd International Symposium (Mexico City: Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd of November, 2013)

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Tuesday, August 6, 2013 - 3:02pm
Dr. Alejandro Cervantes-Carson, General Coordinator, International Network for Alternative Academia

International Network for Alternative Academia - Extends a general invitation to participate

2nd International Symposium: Representations – Struggles for Reality

Part of the Research Program on: Aesthetic Lives, Artistic Selves

International Network for Alternative Academia - Extends a general invitation to participate

Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd of November, 2013

Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico

Partner: CEDUA-COLMEX
Venue: El Colegio de México
(Camino al Ajusco 20, Pedregal de Santa Teresa, 10740)
Main Campus (Salón 5524)

Identity and Multicultural Politics, 7th International Symposium (Mexico City: Monday 28th to Wednesday 30th of October, 2013)

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Tuesday, August 6, 2013 - 2:54pm
Dr. Alejandro Cervantes-Carson, General Coordinator, International Network for Alternative Academia

International Network for Alternative Academia - Extends a general invitation to participate

7th International Symposium: Identity and Multicultural Politics

Part of the Research Program on: Recognition, Agency and the Politics of Otherness

Monday 28th to Wednesday 30th of October, 2013

Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico

Partner: CEDUA-COLMEX
Venue: El Colegio de México
(Camino al Ajusco 20, Pedregal de Santa Teresa, 10740)
Main Campus (Sala Alfonso Reyes)

Call for Papers (December Issue 2013)

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Tuesday, August 6, 2013 - 11:27am
International Journal of Management, Economics and Social Sciences (IJMESS)

CALL FOR PAPERS- 4th ISSUE- DEC, 2013.
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT ECONOMICS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES (IJMESS) ISSN 2304-1366
www.ijmess.com (Listed in INSPEC which is covered by Thomson Reuters Web of Knowledge)

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NeMLA 2014: Making Art In/About/For Cities in Crisis panel

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Tuesday, August 6, 2013 - 11:09am
Nate Mickelson / CUNY

This session seeks to promote cross-disciplinary discussion of the roles verbal and visual art might play in the 21st-century American city. On the heels of the Great Recession, cities are undergoing massive transformations, with some gaining new prominence by attracting what Richard Florida calls "creative class" workers while others, particularly in the industrial Midwest and overbuilt South and Southwest, seem to be in irreversible decline. In collaboration with government and business leaders, architects and urban designers are arranging the physical environments of cities on the rise to further accelerate and intensify economic growth.

The Cultural and Political Life of Zombies (9/1/2013)

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Tuesday, August 6, 2013 - 9:43am
Journal for Cultural and Religious Theory

Special Issue titled: The Cultural and Political Life of Zombies
Does it suddenly seem like the living dead are everywhere? Lumbering past cyborgs, mutants, werewolves, and, yes, even vampires, zombies are the monsters du jour. Zombies have taken up residence in the pages of fiction (literary hits such
as Colson Whitehead's Zone One, The Walking Dead comic books, pulp zombie apocalypse narratives such as World War Z, and young adult fiction such as Warm Bodies) and inhabit our various screens, from television shows such as AMC's ubiquitous The Walking Dead, to movies (from 1968's Night of the Living Dead to

Conversion Narrative Redux: Health, Wealth, Travel, and Contemporary Bestselling Life Writing (NeMLA 2014)

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Monday, August 5, 2013 - 4:24pm
NeMLA 2014

This panel seeks to interrogate the connections between physical and mental health, material wealth, spirituality, and the bestselling conversion memoir of the twenty-first century. Conversion narrative itself is as old as the United States; in recent years, however, it has experienced a resurgence in its publication and readership. Are the "new" conversion narratives, such as Elizabeth Gilbert's 2006 *Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India, and Indonesia*, Mary Karr's 2009 *LIT*, or even Cheryl Strayed's 2012 *Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail* really about the authors' spiritual experiences, or does something else lurk beneath the surface? Are they about being healthy, in any sense of the word?

(abstract Sept. 30) Calvino's Contexts: The Influences On and The Influences Of Italo Calvino (NeMLA Apr. 2014)

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Monday, August 5, 2013 - 10:15am
Northeast Modern Language Association

In the years since his death, the stature of Italo Calvino has only continued to grow. While his status as an Italian writer was never in doubt, the global range of his work is still being explored. This panel invites papers interested in pursuing this framework,political and historical, national and transnational, literary and philosophical. The influences on Calvino's fictions were immense, and the influence of his fictions have been equally immense. This panel seeks to better understand these influences. Please email abstracts by Sept. 30 to jackiec159@hotmail.com

[UPDATE] Corporeal Consciousness: Embodiment as Means to Enlightenment (Sept. 10)

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Sunday, August 4, 2013 - 3:05pm
49th International Congress on Medieval Studies (May 8-11, 2014)

Contemporary cognitive theory recognizes the importance of the body to cognitive development, consciousness, and creativity, challenging the dualism that permeates Western thought. Medieval narratives that promote rejection of the body in favor of intellectual and spiritual cultivation, however, cannot be easily dismissed or simplified. Despite the scorn received, the body is essential to enlightenment as demonstrated by such key figures as Ælfred, Julian of Norwich, Margery Kempe, Chaucer's myriad characters, and Thomas Hoccleve—to name a few.

"After Sex What?": Cummings, Cultural Parody, and the Modernist Theater (9/25/13; Louisville, 2/20-22/14)

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Sunday, August 4, 2013 - 1:11pm
Gillian Huang-Tiller/The E. E. Cummings Society

The E. E. Cummings Society and the Society's journal, Spring, invites abstracts for 20-minute papers for the 42st annual Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900, February 20-22, 2014, at the University of Louisville (http://www.thelouisvilleconference.com). With the recent publication of Erotic Cummings (2010) and The Theater of E. E. Cummings (2013), this panel welcomes papers that explore ways in which E. E. Cummings' cultural consciousness breaks barriers between the formal and the popular, the carnal and the transcendental, in staging modernism.

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