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Creating Characters, Inventing Lives: The Art of the Self, 1st International Symposium

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Tuesday, March 19, 2013 - 7:43am
Dr. Alejandro Cervantes-Carson, General Coordinator, International Network for Alternative Academia

1st International Symposium:
Creating Characters, Inventing Lives: The Art of the Self

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

International Network for Alternative Academia
(Extends a general invitation to participate)

Tuesday 21st to Thursday 23rd of May, 2013
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Call for Papers

This trans-disciplinary research project is interested in exploring the lessons we can derive from the creative process and identify how productive it is beyond the boundaries of the work and creation itself.

Hope, Betrayal and Trust, 1st International Symposium

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Tuesday, March 19, 2013 - 7:22am
Dr. Alejandro Cervantes-Carson, General Coordinator, International Network for Alternative Academia

1st International Symposium:
Hope, Betrayal and Trust

Part of the Research Program on:
Lost Virtues, Found Vices

International Network for Alternative Academia
(Extends a general invitation to participate)

Friday 17th to Sunday 19th of May, 2013
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Call for Papers

This trans-disciplinary research project is interested in exploring the complex and fluid relationships between hope and trust, and how might betrayal play a productive role in this bond.

Reinventing Citizenship, 7th International Symposium

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Tuesday, March 19, 2013 - 7:08am
Dr. Alejandro Cervantes-Carson, General Coordinator, International Network for Alternative Academia

7th International Symposium:
Reinventing Citizenship

Part of the Research Program on:
Protest, Justice and Deliberative Power

International Network for Alternative Academia
(Extends a general invitation to participate)

Monday 13th to Wednesday 15th of May, 2013
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Call for Papers

This trans-disciplinary research project is interested in exploring the current relevance and value of citizenship in democracies across the world. We seek to identify central problems of the experience of being a citizen today and evaluate to what degree is citizenship a good vehicle for democratic agency in contemporary societies.

Moved: On Atmospheres and Affects - 2013 Interstices Under Construction Symposium - Auckland (NZ) November 22-24

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Tuesday, March 19, 2013 - 4:30am
The University of Auckland and AUT University

Keynote Speaker: Professor emeritus Gernot Böhme (Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany)

We invite you to address in a 20 minute presentation questions of cultural and experiential atmospheres, technification and affect. For instance, what are the roles of emotion and imagination in the context of lapses in ideals of subject integrity and the immersion in affective states? What is the role, politically, culturally, creatively, of felt or non-conscious states and excesses of affect in the context of late capital? What does being moved mean historically and in contemporary senses for thinking design practices spanning cities, architecture, scenography, interiors, objects?

NeMLA Italian Studies - 2014 Special Issue: The Jewish Experience in Contemporary Italy

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Monday, March 18, 2013 - 11:32pm
Philip Balma / University of Connecticut

Even before his untimely passing in 1987, Primo Levi's contributions to the Italophone literary panorama inspired a significant amount of critical responses. One could argue that his name has become synonymous with contemporary representations of the Italian Jewry, including (but not limited to) artistic reflections of World War II and the Shoah. This volume aims to highlight new or underexplored approaches to the study of the Italkim, but also to properly contextualize and further the extant critical discourse on Italian-speaking, foreign-born authors such as Edith Bruck and Giorgio Pressburger who (among others) have had an undeniable impact on how Italian and European audiences perceive the modern Jewish experience.

Contemporary Uses of Fairy Tales in Popular Culture

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Monday, March 18, 2013 - 10:21pm
Melissa Lenos

I invite submissions for an edited collection of essays on contemporary uses of fairy tales in popular culture. The collection will focus on recent reinterpretations and reboots of classical fairy tales, ways the contemporary texts address the original tales and narratological implications of the repetitions and adjustments of these stories. In essays that explore the functions and consequences of fairy tale reboots, remakes and updates, authors will consider the ways fairy tale generic conventions have been revised over time, representations of race, gender, class and sexual identity, the roles of archetypes, mythic tropes and patterns and the emergence of self-referential and meta-tales within these texts.

[UPDATE] Is It All About the Text? Reading, Writing, Teaching, Technologizing, Theorizing

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Monday, March 18, 2013 - 6:39pm
Annual Graduate English Conference at Southern Connecticut State University

Is It All About the Text? Reading, Writing, Teaching, Technologizing, Theorizing

Annual Graduate English Conference at Southern Connecticut State University--Saturday, April 20, 2013

Conference Organizer: Dr. Vara Neverow
neverowv1@southernct.edu

Southern Connecticut State University
New Haven, CT

Saturday, April 20, 2013
9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
English Department
Engleman Hall
(D-Wing)

Is It All About the Text?
Reading, Writing, Teaching, Technologizing, Theorizing

Time & Temporality Workship

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Monday, March 18, 2013 - 5:00pm
University of Portsmouth

Participants:

Professor Mark Currie (Queen Mary, University of London)

Dr Jana Funke (University of Exeter)

Michael O'Rourke (Independent College Dublin)

Dr Joseph Tendler (Independent Researcher)

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