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CFP- Florida Conference of Historian: Special Interest Section on Media, Arts, and Culture

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Sunday, October 14, 2012 - 3:14pm
Florida Conference of Historians

Over the last thirty years there has been an increasing interest in media, arts, and culture as means to understand the national experience. The complexity of social, political, and economic ideas represented in comic books, videogames, online media have joined studies of television, film, and music to further complicate the "high" versus "low" culture debate that have defined academic inquiry. The Media, Arts and Culture (SIS) of the Florida Conference of Historians welcomes presentations that explore topics related to media and culture that seek to consider these vibrant changes. Papers and panels exploring comic books, fandom, film, television, media studies, technology, literature, and music are invited.

General Literary Criticism and Forum on Haunted Objects--Accepting submissions until January 18, 2013

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Saturday, October 13, 2012 - 11:27pm
Criterion: A Journal of Literary Criticism

For more information see criterion.byu.edu

Criterion: A Journal of Literary Criticism is published by the Department of English at Brigham Young University in collaboration with the Future Scholars Program. It is an annual journal dedicated to publishing excellent literary analysis and criticism produced by undergraduate and master's students.

Call for Submissions, 2014 and 2015 Open Issues

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Saturday, October 13, 2012 - 7:23pm
Digital Philology: A Journal of Medieval Cultures

Digital Philology is a new peer-reviewed journal devoted to the study of medieval vernacular texts and cultures. Founded by Stephen G. Nichols and Nadia R. Altschul, the journal aims to foster scholarship that crosses disciplines upsetting traditional fields of study, national boundaries and periodizations. Digital Philology also encourages both applied and theoretical research that engages with the digital humanities and shows why and how digital resources require new questions, new approaches, and yield radical results. The Johns Hopkins University Press publishes two issues of Digital Philology per year. One is open to all submissions, while the other one is guest-edited, and revolves around a thematic axis.

Comparing Violences, or the Violence of Comparativity? (ACLA, University of Toronto, 4-7 April 2013)

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Saturday, October 13, 2012 - 11:23am
Miriam Novick (University of Toronto) and Jay Rajiva (University of Toronto)

This seminar seeks to ask what is gained and what is lost through the practice of drawing comparisons between and among cases, spaces, and systems of violence. Comparativity is a methodological watchword in a number of academic disciplines, a process through which we gain insights and draw connections as well as a tool for encountering unfamiliar and complex contexts. And yet the act of comparison itself can be fraught with ethical and political consequences: there are events some deem incomparable, such as the Jewish Holocaust, or comparisons others dismiss as unethical acts in themselves, such as between the Israeli occupation of Palestine and South African apartheid.

[Deadline 15 Feb.] Nineteenth-Century Aetiologies, Exoticism, and Multimodal Aesthetics

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Saturday, October 13, 2012 - 12:40am
University of Liverpool, 2-4 April 2013

There is a primary understanding of nineteenth-century modes of impression, expression, and interpretation that predispose positive human connection as opposed to the psychology and philosophy of negativity before and after the Enlightenment. Nineteenth-century semiotic sources other than language are particularly read in separation from one another in different fields so much so that in postcolonial studies, for example, we do not see expression of multimodality in its realistic form. Rather we encounter an idealistic homage in its uni-modality, studying the mind and body of the 'other' through the intellectuality of the so-called governing mind and body of the 'self'.

Landscapes: Performing Space and Culture - Theatre History and Criticism Graduate Conference

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Friday, October 12, 2012 - 4:01pm
Theatre History and Criticism Program Department of Theatre at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Landscapes: Performing Space and Culture

A Graduate Conference by the Theatre History and Criticism ProgramDepartment of Theatre at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

April 5th and 6th 2013

With Keynote Speakers:
Heather S. Nathans (Department of Theatre, University of Maryland)
Joshua Takano Chambers-Letson (Department of Performance Studies, Northwestern University)
Jodi Byrd (American Indian Studies Program and Department of English, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign)
Dianne Harris (Director of the Illinois Program for Research in the
Humanities and Departments of Landscape Architecture, Architecture, Art History, and History, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign)

13th SAAPAM ANNUAL CONFERENCE

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Friday, October 12, 2012 - 8:32am
South African Association of Public Administration and Management

From public administration to new public management; from new public management to governance; from governance to where? With all these nomenclatures, the fundamental question is: where are we heading to? The subtext in this question is, do these nomenclatures represent the evolution of the field? If they do represent the evolution, a further question that comes to mind is why is it that in the long history of the field the discipline has not yet settled its theoretical question?

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