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Mapping Animality I: Politics, Ethics, Sovereignty

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Tuesday, November 6, 2012 - 7:19pm
Suvadip Sinha, University of Toronto

From their ubiquitous presence in folktales and fables to their anthropomorphized appearance in Hollywood blockbusters, from Picasso's Guernica to the landscape of Iranian new wave cinema, animals threaten us, haunt us, position us in countertime. Recent years have seen an increasing scholarly interest in the relationship between the human and the animal, asking the question of how the animal has opened up new ways of looking at post-Cartesian understanding of subjectivity. As we encounter terms like zoontology, zoography, and animot in our discipline, the animal – a being and a construct – forces the human, as Derrida and Agamben have argued, to re-think ideas like sovereignty, politics, ethics and justice.

[UPDATE] CFP: Computer Culture (SW/TX PCA/ACA Conference, February 13-16, 2013)

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Tuesday, November 6, 2012 - 6:18pm
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association

Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association

February 13-16, 2013

Albuquerque, New Mexico

http://www.swtxpca.org
Proposal submission deadline: November 16, 2012

Conference hotel: Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center

330 Tijeras Ave NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102

Phone: +1 505 842 1234

Computer Culture: Call for Papers

We are accepting papers and forming panels for the area of Computer Culture, as one of the many areas within the 34th annual conference of the Southwest/Texas Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association (SW/TX PCA/ACA).

[UPDATE] CFP: The Ray Browne Conference on Popular Culture

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Tuesday, November 6, 2012 - 3:35pm
Popular Culture Scholars Association

CFP: The Ray Browne Conference on Popular Culture
Modes of Mobility: Popular Culture in an Age of Technology

To build on the success of the First Annual Ray Browne Conference, and usher in the fortieth year of the Popular Culture Department at Bowling Green State University, the Popular Culture Scholars Association at BGSU would like to invite any and all students (undergraduates and graduate), scholars, critics, former members of the POPC program and friends of the department to join us for the Ray Browne Conference on Popular Culture to be held February 8 through February 10, 2013, on the campus of Bowling Green State University.

Revista Alicantina de Estudios Ingleses (journal issue) "Performing Identity, Performing Culture" (December 2013)

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Tuesday, November 6, 2012 - 11:09am
Department of English Studies (University of Alicante,Spain)

RAEI is a referred journal published once a year by the Department of English Studies at the University of Alicante. We are now seeking for the next issue "Performing Identity, Performing Culture" (December 2013) essays which aim at discussing the issues raised by the definition of performance and performativity in relation to the politics of identity and culture in current cultural studies. Over the last fifty or sixty years, a growing interest in performance discourse – with its emphasis on the body, that is, on human experience, practices and affections – has taken place, floating free of theatre precincts and extending itself to other disciplines, including cultural studies.

CFP: Idiosyncrasy / Idiosyncrasie

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Tuesday, November 6, 2012 - 10:42am
Ph.D. Program in French, The Graduate Center, City University of New York

IDIOSYNCRASY

March 1, 2013

A Graduate Conference by the Ph.D. Program in French at the CUNY Graduate Center

« On ne peut être normal et vivant à la fois. »
–E.M. Cioran
« On n'est peut-être pas fait pour un seul moi. On a tort de s'y tenir. Préjugé de l'unité. »
–Henri Michaux

[UPDATE] Call for Papers: Film Theory and Aesthetics 2013

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Tuesday, November 6, 2012 - 8:08am
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association 34th Annual Meeting, Albuquerque, NM

Call for Papers: Film Theory and Aesthetics
2013 Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Association
"Celebrating Popular/American Culture(s) in a Global Context."
February 13-16, 2013 Hyatt Regency Downtown/ Albuquerque, NM

Call for Panels - Europe and its Worlds: Cultural Mobility in, to and from Europe

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Tuesday, November 6, 2012 - 5:56am
Radboud University Nijmegen, Faculty of Arts and Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies

The Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies at Radboud University Nijmegen jointly welcome panel proposals for an international conference on their common research theme 'Europe and its Worlds'. At the core of this theme is the question of how Europe has always consisted of different worlds, how it differs from the rest of the world, and how it interacts with other worlds. This conference specifically addresses the many ways in which cultural mobility impacts on European culture, past and present. The notion of cultural mobility raises new questions on issues of persistance, change and interaction, as Stephen Greenblatt argues in Cultural Mobility: A Manifesto (2010).

CFP: TRANSLATING HOLOCAUST LITERATURE

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Tuesday, November 6, 2012 - 5:51am
Dr. Peter Arnds, Trinity College Dublin

Translating Holocaust Literature, 15-16 June 2013, Dublin

La nostra lingua manca di parole per esprimere questa offesa, la demolizione di un uomo - Our language lacks words to express this offense, the demolition of a man. (Primo Levi, "If this is a Man")

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