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Dieter Leisegang: Cultures, Contexts, Images and Text

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - 2:14pm
Katherine Weiss / South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA)

This panel seeks presentations which will explore the poetry, artwork or philosophy of Dieter Leisegang (1942-1973). 2013 will mark the anniversary of his death by suicide. However, in the 30 short years of his life, Leisegang published several books of poetry, philosophy, and created small miniature artworks. Additionally, he translated the literary works of W.H. Auden, Hart Crane and Edvard Kocbek into German and wrote cultural programs for German television. Leisegang was only 27 years old when he received his doctorate degree from the Johann-Wolfgang von Goethe University where he studied German philosophy under the direction of Theodor Adorno and Julius Schaaf. Thereafter, Leisegang taught philosophy and art theory, among other subjects.

Vampire Diaries Edited Collection

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - 1:23pm
Dr. Margo Collins

Articles are invited for an edited collection on issues related to any element of The Vampire Diaries (either the original books or the CW's television series). The following categories suggest possibilities but are by no means exhaustive:

• Monstrosity
• Fandom and/or Reception
• Transformation and/or Adaptation
• Gender
• Race
• Vampirism
• Shapeshifters
• Hybridity
• Witchcraft
• Heroism
• Villainy
• Adolescence
• Desire
• History
• Memory
• Domesticity
• Power
• Possession and/or Mind Control

[UPDATE] "Minding the Body" Conference - 3/1/13 (EXTENDED DEADLINE: Jan 28th)

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - 10:33am
The Graduate Center, The City University of New York

"Minding the Body" is an interdisciplinary conference hosted by the English Student Association in the English program at The Graduate Center (CUNY). This conference will include work by graduate students that considers theoretical perspectives and scholarship that explores the mind-body problem via a wide range of disciplines, including the humanities (literary studies, philosophy, visual arts, and performance studies), the social sciences, technology and media studies, neuroscience, medicine, psychology, and cognitive science.

CFP: Advertising and Consumer Culture conference, May 31 - DEADLINE MARCH 25, 2013

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - 3:35am
Centre for Modern Studies Postgraduate Forum / University of York

CALL FOR PAPERS: University of York Centre for Modern Studies Third Annual Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Symposium

Commercial speech – advertising – makes up most of what we share as a culture . . . As the language of commercialism has become louder, the language of high culture has become quieter.
– James B. Twitchell, Twenty Ads that Shook the World

ICSI 2013

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 - 1:39am
(February15,2013 Extension!)The Fourth International Conference on Swarm Intelligence (ICSI'2013)(Springer LNCS)

Dear colleagues and friends,

Requested by prospective authors and considered the coming Lunar New Year Festival in China, the ICSI2013 organizing committee again decided to extend the Paper Submission Deadline to

*** February 15, 2013 ****

All accepted papers will be published by Springer in Lecture Notes on Computer Science(LNCS) which will indexed by EI, INSPEC, DBLP, Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index (ISI), ISTP, etc.
Some high-quality papers will be selected for special issues in some SCI-indexed International Journals (NC,SC,IJAI, JSIR, etc.).
The annual ICSI event is one of the leading events in the area of swarm intelligence.

[UPDATE] CFP The Tangible, McGill University Art History and Communication Studies Graduate Student Conference

Monday, January 21, 2013 - 7:45pm
McGill University Art History and Communication Studies Graduate Student Association

The Tangible

McGill University

Department of Art History and Communication Studies

4th Annual Graduate Student Symposium

April 26th, 2013

"We must habituate ourselves to think that every visible is cut out of the tangible, every tactile being in some manner promised to visibility, and that there is encroachment, infringement, not only between the touched and the touching, but also between the tangible and the visible,"
- Merleau-Ponty, The Visible and the Invisible

The graduate students of McGill's Department of Art History and Communication Studies invite you to consider the implications of the tangible in a one-day interdisciplinary graduate student conference.