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Call for paper submissions for the next issue of Information World Journal

Sunday, January 13, 2013 - 10:37am
Information World Journal

The Information World Journal (ISSN 1302-3217) is a refereed journal and has been published twice in a year since 2000 by the University and Research Librarians' Association (UNAK) in Turkey.

The Information World Journal is an international journal which deals with Library and Information Science. It publishes (in Turkish and English) original articles on research works, survey articles, opinion papers and book reviews, concerning information, documentation and other library science topics along with professional news and meeting announcements.

[UPDATE] Border/lands: An Interdisciplinary Ecocritical Conference DEADLINE EXTENDED TO FEB. 25TH

Saturday, January 12, 2013 - 9:29pm
University of Idaho, Department of English (Graduate Students)

University of Idaho Graduate Students of English Conference: BORDER/LANDS

The Graduate Students in the Department of English at the University of Idaho invite submissions for an conference focusing on issues relating to borders, boundaries, and the body. While this event is ecocritical in focus, we invite a wide interpretation of the theme. The conference will take place April 13th, 2013 and will feature a roundtable discussion with Dr. Scott Slovic (UI), Dr. Erin James (UI), Dr. Jenn Ladino (UI), Dr. Anna Banks (UI), Dr. Scott Knickerbocker (College of Idaho), and Dr. Tom Hillard (Boise State). The discussion will address the state of contemporary ecocriticism.

Extended CFP: Crossing Boundaries, Revealing Connections: Experiments in Interdisciplinary Studies

Saturday, January 12, 2013 - 6:22pm
Battleground States Conference

Bowling Green State University Presents the 8th Annual Battleground States Conference
Title: Crossing Boundaries, Revealing Connections: Experiments in Interdisciplinary Studies
February 22nd – 24th 2013

Culture is mercurial and fluid. Thus research must create, but also dispute yet engage, a transformational and reflective understanding of our subjects. The examination of knowledge and epistemologies from varying perspectives reveals the interconnections of vastly varying subjects. But to find these connections we first need to explore and experiment.

Renewing/Reknowing the Body

Saturday, January 12, 2013 - 1:37pm
Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies Students Association

In Precarious Life, Judith Butler writes that "[t]he body implies mortality, vulnerability, agency; the skin and the flesh expose us to the gaze of others, but also to touch, and to violence, and bodies put us at risk of becoming the agency and instrument of all these as well" (26). While Butler's analysis of the body and its potentialities emerges from considerations of life and its uncertain value, recent scholarship on the body reveals that it is a politically charged space where seemingly fixed concepts of identity, ethics, and ability destabilize from normative discourses.

Modernism and Aesthetics

Saturday, January 12, 2013 - 1:12pm
Emerging Modernisms: Digital Modernism Collective

Call for Submissions: Modernism and Aesthetics
Emerging Modernisms: A Digital Modernisms Collective seeks contributions to an online journal relating to the broad topics of Modernism and Aesthetics. The purpose of Emerging Modernisms is to create a space for critical conversation, rigorous reading and collaborative discussion for emerging and established scholars of literary Modernism by taking innovative approaches to canonical Modernist texts and engaging with current debates in the field.

Proposed Panel for ASA 2013: Beyond Blood and Treasure: Reconceptualizing War Debt

Friday, January 11, 2013 - 2:26pm
American Studies Association / War & Peace Studies Caucus

Beyond the familiar metrics of 'blood and treasure,' what does war cost? Contemporary American militarism is dominated by a fiduciary logic. The government establishes monetary values for lost limbs, injured brains, and disturbed psyches in assessing veterans' disability clams. In popular discourse and cultural production, veterans' sacrifices are figured as debts that every citizen owes. This sense of beholdenness may alternately inspire or inhibit anti-war protest or dissent. The notion of indebtedness generates particular forms of patriotism, and inflects practices of memorialization and remembrance.