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Duration (Before and) After Media

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Monday, February 14, 2011 - 2:07pm
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OCAD University, Toronto, Canada

In the context of ubiquitous technology, the question of duration has emerged as a powerful interdisciplinary tool for investigating the interstices that both separate and sustain medial, technological, cultural, and artistic practices. Indeed, as claims to a post-media characterization of our digital landscape collide with deeply disciplined artistic and intellectual practices, questions of the body, the human, the flesh, the social, and even time become increasingly difficult to pose (let alone answer). Thus, duration—a concept with variegated genealogies in Bergson, Deleuze, Whitehead, and others, as well as in most artistic disciplines—suggests a point of intervention that avows the multiplicity of the problem: what happens to duration after media?

"Theories of Life in the 20th and 21st Centuries,​" Rutgers Interdisci​plinary Humanities Conference (2.26.11)

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Monday, February 14, 2011 - 12:17pm
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Rutgers University
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Theories of Life in the 20th and 21st Centuries
Rutgers Interdisciplinary Humanities Conference

"Theories of Life in the 20th and 21st Centuries" brings together
scholars from across the humanities to investigate the centrality of
theories of "life" to twentieth and twenty-first century theory and
cultural production. In fields as diverse as vitalism, feminism,
animal studies, political theory, aesthetics and psychoanalysis,
presenters will highlight how the humanities investigates the
ontological properties and ethical imperatives of life.

Plenary Speaker: Donna V. Jones, UC-Berkeley English: "The Career of
Living Things is Continuous"

New Directions in Earlier Tudor Drama

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Monday, February 14, 2011 - 11:27am
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MLA meeting, Seattle, 6-9 January 2012

We welcome proposals for innovative papers on all aspects of and approaches to Tudor drama before Shakespeare. Please send 300-word abstracts by 18 March 2011.

CONTEMPORARY WOMEN NOVELISTS [UPDATE]

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Monday, February 14, 2011 - 6:13am
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Roehampton University, London, UK

Roehampton University & the University of Gloucestershire present

The Fifth Contemporary Critical Perspectives Conference

CONTEMPORARY WOMEN NOVELISTS

Roehampton University, 14-15 April, 2011

Includes readings by and discussions with:

FAY WELDON
A. L. KENNEDY
TIFFANY MURRAY
SUSANNA JONES

[Update] Essays on Pearl Cleage

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Monday, February 14, 2011 - 6:05am
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Tikenya Foster-Singletary, Ph.D. and Aisha Francis-Samuels, Ph.D.
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Call for Papers
Book Title: In Search of Free Womanhood: The Critical Response to Pearl Cleage
Article Deadline: April 30, 2011
Publisher: McFarland Press, North Carolina
Editors: Tikeyna Foster-Singletary, Ph.D. and Aisha Francis-Samuels, Ph.D.

This first ever critical collection focusing on the cultural contributions of Pearl Cleage will address the full range of literary, essayistic, theatrical, and political texts authored by this prolific feminist writer.

Transcultural/Transmedia Adaptations of Shakespeare

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Saturday, February 12, 2011 - 7:01pm
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Outerspeares
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Outerspeares: Transcultural / Transmedia Adaptations of Shakespeare
The 1st Annual Conference of the Guelph Early Modern Studies Group
University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario - November 1, 2011
Deadline for Proposals: May 1, 2011

SCMLA 2011: Literary Criticism and Theory (3/28 abstracts; 10/27-29 conference)

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Saturday, February 12, 2011 - 5:28pm
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Robert Azzarello

SCMLA 2011: Literary Criticism and Theory (3/28 abstracts; 10/27-29 conference)

South Central Modern Language Association

October 27-29, 2011

Hot Springs, Arkansas

The regular session on Literary Criticism and Theory invites papers on an open topic. Send 500 word abstracts or papers to Robert Azzarello (robert.azzarello@gmail.com) by March 28, 2011.

Learning a New Language: Performing Identity in Later Life (MLA 5-8 Jan. 2012, abstract by March 7)

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Saturday, February 12, 2011 - 4:46pm
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Valerie Lipscomb
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In this proposed 2012 MLA special session, sponsored by the Age Studies Discussion Group, panelists examine the mutually constitutive relationship between performance and aging. Performances of the self may be altered by, and alter, the physical, mental, and emotional states accompanying age. Changes that emerge through age may require learning a new language of the body, often in the face of cultural and linguistic bias. When considering the performative aspects of age and identity, how applicable are critical concepts of literary aging studies, such as those of Kathleen Woodward, Anne Basting, Neal King, Margaret Gullette, Stephen Katz, Anne Wyatt-Brown, and Margaret Cruikshank?

Call For Paper SPECS March 15, 2011 Deadline

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Saturday, February 12, 2011 - 3:22pm
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Specs is a journal of contemporary culture and arts

Specs is a journal of contemporary culture and arts at Rollins College that aims to create sympathetic interfaces between artistic and critical practices.

[UPDATE] Mediascape Spring 2011 Issue: Space in Cinema, Media, and Digital Culture - Submission Deadline Extended

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Saturday, February 12, 2011 - 2:04pm
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Mediascape, UCLA's Online Journal for Film, Television, and Digital Media
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Space is constructed within the cinematic text, and the space of spectatorship is an ever-changing beast. As the spaces and methods of viewing media multiply, the issues surrounding both the construction of space both inside and outside of the text come to the forefront. Features is seeking articles that consider the themes and variations on the topic of space within all areas of media studies.

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