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Animals and War: A Collection of Essays, Proposals due May 28, 2010

updated: 
Tuesday, March 16, 2010 - 3:26pm
full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Ryan Hediger, La Salle University, English
contact email: 

Animals and War, A Collection of Essays: Call for Papers

I am editing a collection of essays from any discipline and period treating the topic of animals and warfare. Dolphins in the U.S. Navy, the dogs in Vietnam, Iraq, and elsewhere, elephants, pigeons, horses, mules, and many more—millions of nonhuman animals have been subjected to and participants in human warfare. What can we learn from this often invisible history?

CFP: Edges of Forms, Rhythms of Hesitation (3/29/10; 11/17-21/10)

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Tuesday, March 16, 2010 - 11:00am
full name / name of organization: 
Stephanie Sadre-Orafai
contact email: 

EDGES OF FORMS, RHYTHMS OF HESITATION
Proposed Session, American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, November 17-21, 2010
Co-Organizers: Christina Moon (Yale University) and Stephanie
Sadre-Orafai (New York University)

[Update] Creative Writing [4/15/10; 6/18/10 - 6/20/10]

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Tuesday, March 16, 2010 - 10:15am
full name / name of organization: 
Great Writing - international Creative Writing conference
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Great Writing 2010 - call for proposals

Critical or creative presentations are invited for the 13th Annual International Creative Writing Conference, 18 - 20 June 2010, Bangor, North Wales.

Pre-Easter Call Closes: 15th April 2010

What future is there for Creative Writing?

[UPDATE]: Cinema and Landscape International Conference (3/30/10; 4/16/10 - 4/18/10)

updated: 
Tuesday, March 16, 2010 - 10:09am
full name / name of organization: 
University of Sheffield (UK)

Call for Papers

International Conference

** CINEMA AND LANDSCAPE**

University of Sheffield
United Kingdom

April 16-18, 2010

An international conference is to be held on the subject of cinema and landscape.

The conference will be hosted at the University of Sheffield, April 16-18 2010, with the aim of exploring the intersection between Film, Film Culture, Landscape, Place and Geography.

Keynote: Professor Phil Powrie

Proposals** (a 150 word abstract) are very welcome for:

- Single Papers (1 person: 20 minutes + 10 minutes questions) or
- Panels (3 persons: 60 minutes + 30 minutes questions)

July 1st , 2010

updated: 
Monday, March 15, 2010 - 2:14pm
full name / name of organization: 
disClosure: A Journal of Social Theory

The editorial collective of disClosure seeks submissions that explore FAMILY, SEX, AND LAW as they are understood in a variety of areas and disciplines. Possible topics might include:
*Divorce
*Sex and Love Work
*Sex & Affect(ion)
*Law & Marriage
*The Business of Marriage
*Queering Family
*Family Medicine/The
Medicalized Family
*Sexuality and Empire
*Family, Sex, and Migration
*Rethinking Childhood/Old Age
*Family and Trauma
*The Post-Nuclear Family
*Sex and Surveillance
*Family Secrets
*Trafficking Women
*Marriage/Sex/Family in Popular Culture

Memory, Identity, and New Fantasy Cultures in Film and Television - CFP Deadline 16th July 2010

updated: 
Monday, March 15, 2010 - 12:18pm
full name / name of organization: 
Kingston University

Memory, Identity, and New Fantasy Cultures in Film and Television
One day conference, Kingston University, October 9th, London

Proposals are sought for a forthcoming one day conference to be held at Kingston University on new fantasy culture.

Keynote speakers: Professor Fred Botting and Dr. Matthew Pateman

Cfp - 16th International Philosophy Colloquium Evian: "Art" (10/07/11-17)

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Monday, March 15, 2010 - 10:36am
full name / name of organization: 
David Lauer, Freie Universitaet Berlin

16th International Philosophy Colloquium Evian
Art – Kunst – L'art

Evian (Lake Geneva), France
July 11-17, 2010

We invite proposals (maximum length: one page) for presentations, along with a short CV (maximum length: two pages), by April 15, 2010. Please send these documents via e-mail to the following address:
evian@philosophie.fu-berlin.de

Contact: Prof. Dr. Georg W. Bertram, Freie Universitaet Berlin, Institut für Philosophie, Habelschwerdter Allee 30, D-14195 Berlin, Germany

Astronomy, Lunacies and Ends of the World, Leonardo Electronic Almanac

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Monday, March 15, 2010 - 5:17am
full name / name of organization: 
Leonardo Electronic Almanac

In many mythologies, celestial events connect to the earth and the fates of human civilizations.

We know that catastrophic collisions of asteroids with the earth have had large effects on the evolution of the web of life on this planet. Such collisions will occur again in the future.

Solar variability, and the variations in the orbit of the earth, have driven long term climate variations on the earth. The sun, when it has exhausted its nuclear fuel, will swell and envelope the earth.

We know that the human civilization now imposes an unsustainable burden on the planet as ecosystem. Are we fated to disappear in a hot-house like the planet Venus?

Call for Movie Reviews

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Monday, March 15, 2010 - 5:13am
full name / name of organization: 
Jura Gentium Cinema
contact email: 

Call for Movie Reviews - Jura Gentium Cinema

The journal "Jura Gentium Cinema" (www.jgcinema.com) is seeking reviews (between 1500 and 3000 words) for the following movies:

1) "Gamer" by Mark Neveldine (AKA "Ultimate Game" (Fr)). Set in a future-world where humans can control other humans in mass-scale, multi-player online gaming environments, a star player (Butler) from a game called "Slayers" looks to regain his independence while taking down the game's mastermind (Hall).

Interdisciplinary Conventions: Literature and Philosophy, PAMLA 2010 (deadline April 5)

updated: 
Sunday, March 14, 2010 - 8:27pm
full name / name of organization: 
Jonathan Lee, UC Riverside
contact email: 

This special session at PAMLA 2010 will investigate the soft boundary between Literature and Philosophy by probing how the narrative conventions of the two forms use language to construct significance(s). In what ways do the vocabulary, contexts, connotations, and purposes of these forms converge and/or diverge? How can we stimulate a productive conversation between them?

All manner of approaches and topics are welcome. Presenters may perform close readings of philosophical or literary texts or may engage exclusively with philosophy or literary theory.

The Renaissance of Late Derrida -- RSA 2011 -- March 24-26, 2011

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Sunday, March 14, 2010 - 8:16pm
full name / name of organization: 
Katie Chenoweth
contact email: 

2011 Renaissance Society of America Meeting in Montreal

This panel will address various engagements of the so-called "late" work of Jacques Derrida (ca. 1985-2004) with Renaissance thought and texts.

Submissions are especially encouraged that explore:
1) Derrida's increasing attention to the work of thinkers such as Montaigne, Hobbes, and Descartes.
2) affinities between between 'late' Derrida and the early modern.
3) ways of re-reading Renaissance texts or cultural formations in light of the 'late' Derrida (e.g., questions of sovereignty, friendship, animality, monolingualism, etc.).

LITERA (Journal of Western Languages and Literatures) - deadline: 1 September 2010

updated: 
Sunday, March 14, 2010 - 12:03pm
full name / name of organization: 
Istanbul University, Faculty of Letters, Department of Western Languages and Literatures (Turkey)

LITERA, Journal of Western Languages and Literatures, is a peer-reviewed journal published biannually by the Faculty of Letters of Istanbul University. It was founded in 1954 as an annual and multilingual publication of the Department of Western Languages and Literatures at Istanbul University. After a long interval LITERA appeared as a refereed journal in 2004 with the publication of its 16th issue. As a biannual journal, LITERA features academic articles in English and Turkish in the fields of literature, arts and culture in general. Multidisciplinary approaches that focus on or include discussions of non-Western literatures and cultures are also encouraged.

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