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IALJS-8: "Literary Journalism: Text and Context" (Tampere, Finland; 16-18 May 2013)

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Sunday, July 15, 2012 - 4:36pm
International Association for Literary Journalism Studies

The International Association for Literary Journalism Studies invites submissions of original research papers, abstracts for research in progress and proposals for panels on Literary Journalism for the IALJS annual convention on 16-18 May 2013. The conference will be held at the University of Tampere in Tampere, Finland.

[REMINDER] CFP - Gothic Antipodes: An Interdisciplinary Conference, 22-23 January 2013

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Saturday, July 14, 2012 - 7:31pm
Gothic Association of New Zealand and Australia (GANZA)

The Gothic Association of New Zealand and Australia (GANZA) welcomes papers for its inaugural conference, to be held at the Stamford Plaza Hotel, Auckland, on 22-23 January 2013.

Keynote speaker: Professor Ken Gelder (University of Melbourne).

The conference will be organised in the spirit of the Association. GANZA is interdisciplinary in nature, bringing together scholars, students, teachers and professionals from a number of Gothic disciplines, including literature, film, music, fashion, architecture and popular culture. It is the aim of the Association to not only place a focus on Australasian Gothic scholarship, but also to build international links with the wider Gothic community as a whole.

2012 ELLAK Global Conference at Busan Convention Center, Korea in December 11-14, 2012

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Saturday, July 14, 2012 - 1:23pm
ELLAK (English Language and Literature Association of Korea)

Call for Papers

2012 ELLAK Internationall Conference on "Border, Translation, and What Then?: Rethinking "Convergence" in English Language and Literature"
C0-Hosted by ELLAK(English Language and Literature Association of Korea) and CISLE (Center for International Study of Literatures in English)

11-14 December 2012, Bexco Convention Center, Busan, Korea (Abstracts due July 31, 2012)

THE 2ND WORLD HUMANITIES FORUM, November1-3, 2012, BUSAN BEXCO XONVENTION CENTER.

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Friday, July 13, 2012 - 9:53pm
UNESCO, the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology of Korea, and Busan Metropolitan City

The 2nd World Humanities Forum, which is co-organized by UNESCO, the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology of Korea, and Busan Metropolitan City, will take place in Busan, Republic of Korea from 1 to 3 November 2012. It will bring together scholars, thinkers and policy-makers in the humanities, under the overarching theme of "Humanities and Healing," to reflect on the role of the humanities in understanding the nature of suffering human beings are experiencing today and in finding the modes of healing that might respond to them.

3rd Global Conference: The Patient (March, 2012: Lisbon, Portugal)

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Friday, July 13, 2012 - 10:15am
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

3rd Global Conference
The Patient

Saturday 16th March – Monday 18th March 2013
Lisbon, Portugal

Call for Presentation:

A significant focus for this interdisciplinary project is an annual conference which provides valuable opportunities for participants to become involved in, perhaps, the first of many thoughtful, unique, and creative dialogues with one another. In this engaging and responsive forum presenters are encouraged to share their discipline with enthusiasm and to foster new working relationships through the exploration, examination and discussion of their work with colleagues.

Network Anxieties: Reading the Contemporary Novel (NEMLA panel, March 21-24, BOSTON)

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Friday, July 13, 2012 - 9:42am
Jackie O'Dell

Since the early 1990's, the internet has increasingly influenced how cultural texts are read and disseminated. This media shift has transformed long-held notions of publicness, authority, and the archive. For media scholar Lisa Gitelman, media history is about nothing less than the 'experience of meaning' (18), an experience that the web has changed by 'eschew[ing] the punctual logic of more conventional public discourse' (144). This panel enters ongoing debates about the internet's influence on literature, critics, and their publics, exploring how new media's social network shapes fiction and the critical reading practices that make sense of it.

1st Global Conference: Body Horror: Contagion, Mutation, Transformation (February, 2012: Sydney, Australia)

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Friday, July 13, 2012 - 9:33am
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

1st Global Conference
Body Horror: Contagion, Mutation, Transformation

Monday 11th February – Wednesday 13th February 2013
Sydney, Australia

Call for Presentation:

The body. My body. This thing which is with me all day, every day, from my birth to my death. This flesh which is me. My intimate life-long friend.

In our day-to-day living we have no reason to question or to doubt our bodies. Until the bond of trust is shaken or broken. Something happens. To my body. Something inside: going wrong. A betrayal: a turning against: an unwelcome and unwanted change. From which there is no escape, no running away, nowhere to hide. This is happening to me.

2nd Global Conference: Sins, Vices and Virtues (March, 2013: Lisbon, Portugal)

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Friday, July 13, 2012 - 6:21am
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

2nd Global Conference
Sins, Vices and Virtues

Wednesday 13th March – Friday 15th March 2013
Lisbon, Portugal

Call For Presentations:

Not every culture recognises the notion of sin but all of them recognise the idea of a religious or spiritual transgression. All or nearly all the 'Christian' vices-virtues were those espoused by Greek-Roman philosophers first and are, therefore, not exclusively Christian in the origin. The Judaic idea of 'sin' varies considerably across time and the accountability of society/group vs. individual fluctuates as well. Also, the (Latin) idea of sin as 'transgression' or 'breaking of the (divine) law' is at variance with the (Greek) idea of sin as 'missing the mark' and 'mistake/error.'

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