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Trans-Scripts CFP: "Thinking Activism" (Deadline: Jan. 1, 2013)

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - 8:55pm
Trans-Scripts, an interdisciplinary online journal in the Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of California, Irvine

Trans-Scripts – an interdisciplinary online journal in the Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of California, Irvine – invites graduate students to submit their work for publication. The theme of the third volume is "Thinking Activism."

HISTOIRE(S): 18-19-20 October 2013

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - 4:26pm
Association des Études Françaises et Francophones d'Irlande

Histoire(s)

National University of Ireland, Maynooth
18-19-20 October 2013

- Narrative strategies
- History and fiction in historical novels
- Writers and History
- Autofiction and autobiography
- Revisionism and historiography
- Myths, tales and legends
- Individual and collective histories
- History and memory
- Micro-histories
- Hidden histories
- Forgetting/forgotten history
- Literary history
- Historians and literature
- The history of Readership and reception
- French Literary Canon
- La politique et l'Histoire
- History and identity
- His-stories/Her-stories
- 1913-2013, centenaries and commemorations

Of Human Bondage: Literatures of Constraint - March 1-2, 2013

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - 12:36pm
University of Montreal

9th Annual Université de Montréal English Graduate Conference
March 1 and 2, 2013

OF HUMAN BONDAGE: LITERATURES OF CONSTRAINT

Keynote Speaker: Sherry Simon (Concordia University)

Jameson's Spatial Dialectic as Global Positioning System [ACLA, Toronoto, April 4-7, 2013]

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - 11:08am
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.

Follow Your Passion: Representations of Passion in the Humanities, April 6, 2013

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Monday, October 22, 2012 - 8:59pm
Abbes Maazaoui - School of Humanities and Graduate Studies - Lincoln University

The School of Humanities and Graduate Studies at Lincoln University of Pennsylvania is requesting proposals/abstracts for its annual conference, to be held on April 6, 2013. The main conference theme is "Follow Your Passion: Representations of Passion in the Humanities." Approaches across a broad range of disciplines are welcomed. The conference organizers are particularly interested in papers that provide specific readings of passion as depicted in world literature, religion, philosophy, music, and visual arts.

To explore the complexity of passion as a human, aesthetic, epistemological, ethical, political, and cultural phenomenon, the conference will feature papers, panel discussions, and posters and exhibits sessions.

Minding the Body: Dualism and Its Discontents

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Monday, October 22, 2012 - 8:24pm
The Graduate Center of The City University of New York, English Student Association

"The BRAIN—is wider than the sky—"

-Emily Dickinson

The turn towards the influence of affect and emotions on "rational decision making" as response to the false separation between mind and body – what neuroscientist Antonio Damasio calls "Descartes' Error" – has had wide appeal in recent years in the humanities and other fields. This conference intends to explore recent theoretical frontiers that address the mind-body problem through interdisciplinary perspectives. How can we continue to think about mind-body relations, connections, or disruptions in new ways across disciplinary boundaries?

Biennial Conference on Ultimate Reality and Meaning, August 7-10, 2013 University College, U. of Toronto

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Monday, October 22, 2012 - 7:24pm
society for the study of human ideas of ultimate reality and meaning

The 17th Biennial Conference on Ultimate Reality and Meaning calls for papers or panels on issues of ultimate concern from any discipline or group of disciplines. One page proposals are due January 31, 2013 by email to dleigh@seattleu.edu Full conference takes place at University College, U. of Toronto, August 7-10, 2013.

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