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[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?

The Poetics of Politics: Textuality and Social Relevance in Contemporary American Literature and Culture, June 20-22, 2013

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Friday, October 12, 2012 - 7:10am
American Studies Leipzig and the Chair of North American Literature at TU Dresden

The Poetics of Politics: Textuality and Social Relevance in
Contemporary American Literature and Culture

Leipzig University, June 20-22, 2013

Contemporary American literature has rediscovered politics. As scholars
who proclaim an end of postmodernism, a post-postmodern turn, maintain,
literature around the turn of the millennium has broken with the
'narcissist' playfulness of postmodernism and demonstrates a rekindled
interest in addressing issues of social concern, an interest that it
pursues by literary strategies nonetheless deeply shaped by postmodern
aesthetics.

Jameson's Spatial Dialectic as Global Positioning System (ACLA 2013: April 4-7, Toronto)

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Friday, October 12, 2012 - 3:23am
Koonyong Kim

Michel Foucault once remarked that "I believe that the anxiety of our era has to do fundamentally with space, no doubt a great deal more than with time." Indeed, there is a strong sense in which space has become one of the most privileged loci of economic, social, and cultural production in the age of globalization. Though many contemporary thinkers have addressed this postmodern "spatial turn," Fredric Jameson's theoretical discourse is remarkable for its insistence on space as a cultural dominant in the world today.

[UPDATE] Essay Collection: Mexican Horror Films

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Thursday, October 11, 2012 - 5:53pm
Dr. Gerardo T. Cummings Rendón

Proposals are sought for an edited collection on Mexican Horror Films, a collection that explores the historic and/or cultural relevancy of theatrically released Mexican horror films. This collection is slated to be published by a well-established American press with a long history of publishing on horror and fantasy films. The editor seeks essays on each of the following films that explore why they are important and enduring. The term "Mexican horror film" applies to those cinematic works that were produced/directed in Mexico or whose major creative force is of Mexican origin. The "horror" element of each film can be gore, the supernatural, monsters, suspense, etc.

Vocal Positioning: Mapping the Fictional Voice - ACLA, Toronto - April 4-7, 2013

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Thursday, October 11, 2012 - 4:06pm
Elizabeth Alsop, Western Kentucky University and Leah Anderst, Queensborough Community College

Call for Papers - Vocal Positioning: Mapping the Fictional Voice
American Comparative Literature Association
April 4-7, 2013
University of Toronto, Canada
Paper Proposal Deadline: Saturday, November 1, 2013 - 10am EST

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