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CFP: READING THE SUSPECT: INTERPRETATIONS AND AESTHETICS 14th Annual Work-in-Progress Conference University of Queensland, Austr

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Tuesday, April 6, 2010 - 9:03pm
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School of English, Media Studies and Art History, University of Queensland

The 14th annual Work-In-Progress Conference will address interpretations of the suspect from disciplines within the Humanities and take place on 30th-31st July 2010 at the University of Queensland, Brisbane.

Keynote Speaker: Professor Rita Felski, University of Virginia

Topics and questions may include, but are not limited to:

Visual Narratives and Illuminated Manuscripts (Abstracts 5/1/2010; Montreal 3/24/2011)

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Tuesday, April 6, 2010 - 8:13pm
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Nhora Serrano/Renaissance Society of America
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2011 Annual Renaissance Society of America (RSA) Conference (Montreal: 24-26 March) Call for Papers

PANEL: Visual Narratives and Illuminated Manuscripts

Drawing from the works on text and image from Visual Culture scholars, this panel aims to undertake the task of understanding and analyzing this multifaceted art form, the illuminated manuscript. All papers addressing the various aspects of the fraught and complex relationship between text and image in the illuminated manuscripts (from Medieval to the Renaissance period as well as Eastern illuminated manuscripts, i.e. Turkish, Arabic, etc.) are welcomed.

Marxist and Psychoanalytic Approaches to the Culture of 9/11

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Tuesday, April 6, 2010 - 3:13pm
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SAMLA/Marxist Literary Group

Marxist and Psychoanalytic Approaches to the Culture of 9/11

By now it is clear that the attacks of September 11th have provided grist for the culture industry mill, spawning a variety of theoretical, literary, and cinematic production. This panel seeks to analyze these cultural productions from a specifically Marxist and/or psychoanalytic perspective. That is, panelists may do a Marxist or psychoanalytic reading of a particular book, movie, etc., or they may do a Marxist and/or psychoanalytic explanation about the industry of 9/11 culture in general.

Please send abstracts by May 15 to charlessumner@hotmail.com

[UPDATE] Conference announcement: What Postcolonial Theory Doesn't Say

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Tuesday, April 6, 2010 - 1:27pm
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Anna Bernard / University of York
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WHAT POSTCOLONIAL THEORY DOESN'T SAY
JULY 3-5, 2010
PROGRAMME
BOWLAND AUDITORIUM, BERRICK SAUL BUILDING, UNIVERSITY OF YORK.

DAY 1: JULY 3, 2010

8.30-9.00: Registration

9.00-10.15: PLENARY SESSION I
Anne McClintock (University of Wisconsin, Madison): "Paranoid Empire: The Crisis of Violence and the Visible
in the War on Terror."

10.15-10:30: Coffee

CFP: New German Review

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Monday, April 5, 2010 - 5:55pm
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Department of Germanic Languages-UCLA
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Call for Submissions

Celebrating 25 years in academic publishing, New German Review has been a medium for
graduate students, post-docs, and junior faculty to share their ideas with the academic
community worldwide.

New German Review encourages contributions within the broader field of German
Studies, including literature, history, culture, philosophy, and linguistics. Book reviews
and interviews also form an essential part of our publication.

[UPDATE] TV & Temporality: Exploring Narrative Time in 21st Century Programming - Edited Collection - Deadline May 15th, 2010

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Monday, April 5, 2010 - 1:22pm
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Melissa Ames
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This collection analyzes television programs of the 21st century that contain experiments with narrative time. Although the television shows of the past decade are as diverse and plentiful as that of any previous time period, there seem to be some commonalities between the programs currently creating the most engaged fan communities – the ones that have become quick cult draws or instant hits.

Women's & Gender Studies Session Proposals, 2011 NeMLA, April 7-10, New Brunswick, NJ

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Monday, April 5, 2010 - 10:48am
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Northeast Modern Language Association
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Northeast Modern Language Association
2011 Annual Convention
New Brunswick, NJ April 7-10

CALL FOR WOMEN'S & GENDER STUDIES SESSION PROPOSALS

Convenient by train to Newark Airport and New York City, Rutgers University is welcoming NeMLA to this beautiful university town. NeMLA's annual convention features more than 350 sessions, representing all subject areas of the modern languages and literatures, covering a broad spectrum of scholarship and advancing innovative approaches to teaching.

Conceptualizing "European literature"

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Monday, April 5, 2010 - 10:30am
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V. Liska & T. Nolden ICLA CHLEL
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Conceptualizing "European literature"
We are inviting essay proposals for a volume to be published in a new series by the Coordinating Committee of the International Comparative Literature Association. Given the series' emphasis on "problems in contemporary literary studies," we are pursuing a wide variety of models for conceptualizing "European literature." The volume will be edited by Professor Vivian Liska (University of Antwerp) and Professor Thomas Nolden (Wellesley College / M.I.T.).

Vocal Arts Symposium: June 13, Grožnjan, Croatia. Acousticity: A Symposium on Sound, Space and Practice

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Monday, April 5, 2010 - 9:01am
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International Vocal Arts Workshop, Jeunesses Musicales Croatia

Acousticity: A Symposium on Sound, Space, and Practice

Call for Papers
International Vocal Arts Workshop, Jeunesses Musicales Croatia
June 13, 2010: Grožnjan, Croatia

Submit abstracts of 300 words or less to acousticity.symposium@gmail.com, by May 3, 2010.

"There is no such thing as an empty space, or an empty time. There is always something to see, something to hear." (John Cage, "Experimental Music")

Modernist Masochisms (MSA 12: 11/10/2010-11/14/2010)

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Saturday, April 3, 2010 - 10:42am
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Jennifer Mitchell / City University of New York
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Since Richard von Krafft-Ebing's first clinical naming of "masochism" as a perversion located in men in 1890, masochisms and masochists have been approached through a variety of lenses: scientific, sexological, artistic, literary, psychiatric, and dramatic. Importantly, the most prolific period regarding the circulation of ideas and theories about masochism is the same period that produced the modernist text.

Call for Articles: Lost and Othered Children in Contemporary Cinema

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Saturday, April 3, 2010 - 9:27am
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Debbie Olson
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Edited Collection: Lost and Othered Children in Contemporary Cinema

Call for contributions to Starlight and Shadows: Images of Lost and Othered Children in Contemporary Cinema. [tentative title]

Seeking original articles for an edited collection about lost and "Othered" children in contemporary cinema (from 1980 to the present). In contrast to traditional portraits of sweetness and light, there is a large body of cinematic works that provide a counter note of darkness to the more common notion of the innocent and pure child. These films depict childhood has as a site of knowingness, despair, sexuality, death, and even madness. Starlight and Shadows explores this filmic imagining of the dark side of childhood.

True But Partial: Essential Critiques of Integral Theory

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Saturday, April 3, 2010 - 8:38am
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Sean Esbjörn-Hargens
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Integral Theory as pioneered by American philosopher Ken Wilber is well known for its adage that various perspectives and different approaches are always "true but partial." But does this not also apply to Integral Theory itself and might the viability of Integral Theory be linked to a recursive folding in of Integral Theory on itself—applying its own meta-principles to its theoretical distinctions and their application. This is the reflective spirit of this proposed volume.

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