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Monday, March 4, 2013 - 2:48pm
Sascha Pöhlmann, LMU Munich / Martin Lüthe, JFK Institute, Berlin

October 31-November 2, 2013
Amerika-Haus Munich

Issue 3: Trespassing Memory

Monday, March 4, 2013 - 1:49pm
Trespassing Journal

The power of things
inheres in the memories
they gather up inside them,
and also in the vicissitudes of our imagination,
and our memory - of this there is no doubt.
-Orhan Pamuk, Museum of Innocence

Media Spaces of Gender and Sexuality, May 30, 2013

Monday, March 4, 2013 - 1:48pm
Media Fields journal

CFP: Media Spaces of Gender and Sexuality
Media Fields Journal
University of California, Santa Barbara

This issue of Media Fields investigates the connections between media, space, gender, and sexuality, seeking conversations that center on these interrelations and negotiations. We invite papers that raise questions of how media spaces construct gender, and how gender, in turn, constructs media spaces; how spaces condition and are conditioned by gender performances and sexual practices; and how gender legibility limits (or allows) access to various media spaces.

2013 SFSU Humanities Symposium Conference

Monday, March 4, 2013 - 1:46pm
San Franciscso State University Humanities Department

CONFERENCE DATE: Saturday April 13th, 2013
Proposal Deadline: Friday March 29th, 2013

The San Francisco State University Humanities Department is currently soliciting paper proposals for the 2013 Humanities Symposium to be held on Saturday April 13, 2013. Presentations should be 15-20 minutes long. We are also open to topic-centered panel proposals of 3 presenters per panel. The Humanities Symposium is interdisciplinary in scope and open to all students in all humanities-related fields.

JOURNAL PUBLICATION: All papers accepted for the Humanities Symposium will also be eligible for consideration for publication in the Humanities Department 2013 Issue of the SFSU Humanities Symposium Journal.

[UPDATE] Colloquium - Sexual Futures: Versions of the Sexual Past, Visions of the Sexual Future - 5-6 September 2013

Monday, March 4, 2013 - 1:18pm
University of Exeter


Sexual Futures: Versions of the Sexual Past, Visions of the Sexual Future

University of Exeter, UK

5-6 September 2013

The future offers a critical space to negotiate sexual possibilities. It can serve as a doomsday warning, provide utopian fantasies or aspirational goals for real reform. Such visions of the sexual future are often achieved through an imaginative reworking of motifs and elements from the past. This colloquium investigates how and why sexual knowledge, articulated in science, literature, art, politics, law and religion, turns to the past to envision the future.

Symposium Masculine and Feminine: Unsteady Definitions 20 September 2013

Monday, March 4, 2013 - 1:01pm
University Toulouse 2 le Mirail, CAS EA 801 France

This symposium is organized by the "Jeudi du Genre" group of the research team "Cultures Anglo-Saxonnes" (CAS EA 801). This research group's discussions have focused not only on showing how notions of "woman" and "man" were changing categories, but also how these processes of re-categorizations were casting one in the margins, meanwhile constructing the other as normative units. This symposium will pursue these discussions, specifically targeting the definitions of the "feminine" and the masculine", whether they originate from artists, scholars, visual and written media or anonymous agents. In their creative, artistic or intellectual processes and productions, how do the latter define and redefine these notions?

Futures of Cognitive Approaches to Literature – Nov. 1-3 2013 - PAMLA special session

Monday, March 4, 2013 - 8:29am
Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association (PAMLA)

This special session seeks submissions that employ and/or consider cognitive approaches to literature. In the past several years, literature has proved instrumental in furthering cognitive studies, and this session looks for papers that demonstrate reciprocity in the field of literary studies. Some questions papers might consider are: How do cognitive approaches to literature further literary studies? How is our understanding of literature enhanced by applying cognitive science? Are there limits to the application of cognitive science to literature? What is the future of cognitive approaches to literature?

'The Manifesto Revisited' - MLA 2014 Division Session

Sunday, March 3, 2013 - 9:02pm
MLA, Division on Non-Fiction Prose

The manifesto has served many purposes in its history, and this session will bring together scholars with an interest in non-fiction to reflect on those purposes. In the realms of politics, art, literature and beyond, we invite contributions that will help clarify both the connections and the divergences between individual manifestos.