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National Question in Central Europe - 22–24 March 2013

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Thursday, January 31, 2013 - 9:13am
Institute for Culturan Relations Policy

Conference topics: Political, economic and legal aspects in ethnic and national minority conflict resolution. Cultural diversity of Central Europe. Impacts of European Union accession policies/processes.

Symposium: Being Beyond Boundaries: Dissolving (species) Hierarchy in Contemporary Culture 10/05/2013 (06/30/2013)

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Thursday, January 31, 2013 - 6:20am
Kingston University

In her recent work on human-animal encounter, Donna Haraway asks us to consider 'who "we" will become when species meet'. At the centre of Haraway's question is a concern for the mutuality of species, and a desire to reconfigure those Enlightenment inheritances which dialectically position 'animal' as the other of 'human'. Such interests demand a reappraisal not merely of humanist discourse, but also of related questions regarding ethics and responsibility.

Call for Short Articles and Digital Media Projects on Queer and Psychoanalytical Considerations of "The Screen"

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Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 10:28pm
The Qouch

The Qouch, an online publication of The Queer Psychoanalysis Society, is looking for short articles and digital media projects for an on-going series on "The Screen". We are interested in exploring the various functions of the concept of the screen from film theory and media studies to psychoanalytic concepts of "screen memory" and "projection" as they relate to modern theories and practices of gender and sexuality.

[UPDATE] History, Postcolonialism and Tradition 09/12-13/2013 (04/15/2013)

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Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 4:44pm
Kingston University/Postcolonial Studies Association

Second call for papers:

The organisers of the 2013 Postcolonial Studies Association would like to invite proposals for papers on this year's theme: 'History, Postcolonialism and Tradition'. The theme is designed to facilitate the opportunity for interdisciplinary dialogue, particularly (but not exclusively) between the spheres of literature, cultural studies, anthropology, the visual arts, the performative arts, folklore, history, politics, and the social sciences.

Contemporary Studies

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Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 4:10pm
Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association

Call for Papers:
Contemporary Studies
2013 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference
Friday-Sunday, October 11-13, 2013
St. Louis, MO
St. Louis Union Station Hotel, A Doubletree by Hilton
Deadline: April 30, 2013

[UPDATE] The Cultural Politics of Memory 14-16 May 2014

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Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 11:31am
Centre for Critical and Cultural Theory Cardiff University

The politics of remembering and forgetting are important social and cultural issues. The authority, power and resources with which to create hegemonic versions of the past – to give authoritative accounts that are available in the public domain – are largely the property of institutions. Questions of power, voice, representation and identity are central to Cultural and Collective Memory.

The Edgar Allan Poe Review

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Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 7:44am
Poe Studies Association and The Pennsylvania State University Press

Essays on Poe's work, life, and influence from all perspectives as well as original work influenced by Poe are welcome.

Essays submitted for possible publication in Spring issues must be received by December 28; acceptances will be given by January 26. For publication in Fall issues, essays must be received by July 20, and acceptances will be sent by August 20.

Essays should be submitted to http://www.editorialmanager.com/poe/

CFP- Lasting Stars: Personas that Endure and Images that Fade

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Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 5:18am
Lucy Bolton and Julie Lobalzo Wright/Queen Mary, University of London

Project Overview:

Film star studies have often focused on star images noted for their longevity and enduring status. The question of longevity, however, has been largely buried beneath the surface of the discipline. Although many studies have touched on the prolonged existence of some film stars, few studies have tackled longevity as a vital aspect of stardom. Underpinning longevity and film stardom are issues of aging, charisma, emblematic status, type and uniqueness, suggesting that many issues contribute to the lasting status of star images. In fact, these same areas factor into the fading of a star image, illustrating how closely success and failure are linked.

Call for Papers LiNQ Volume 40 2013: Capture

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Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 1:21am
Literature in North Queensland/ James Cook University

The verb 'capture' implies both acts of preservation and of restraint. In his novel 'The Collector', John Fowles explores this duality, implying that the paradox of art is that "in signalling the importance of freedom, art inaugurates another kind of imprisonment." In 'The Collector' the imprisoned Miranda believes "when you draw something it lives and when you photograph something it dies." Similarly, Jeanette Winterson argues that the act of capturing is not mere reproduction:

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