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Somaesthetics Essay Prize 2012

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Sunday, August 5, 2012 - 8:30pm
The Center for Body, Mind, and Culture at Florida Atlantic University

The Center for Body, Mind, and Culture at Florida Atlantic University is pleased to announce its first annual Somaesthetics Essay Prize competition. The award for the 2012 prize will be $500. Essays should be academic in style and focus on the interdisciplinary field of somaesthetics from such perspectives as philosophy, aesthetics, art history and theory, literary and cultural studies, dance, design, music, theatre, cognitive science, gender and sexuality studies, sports, movement, and health studies. The prize essay will be recommended for publication in an upcoming special issue of the philosophical journal Pragmatism Today on somaesthetics.

CFP Children in Film SWTXPCA/ACA

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Saturday, August 4, 2012 - 5:11pm
Southwest Texas Popular culture/American Culture Assocation

CFP: Children in Film, SWTXPCA/ACA, Albuquerque, NM, Feb 13-16, 2013

Deadline: November 10, 2012.

Proposals are being accepted for the Children in Film Area of the 34rd annual SWTX PCA/ACA conference "Celebrating Popular/American Culture(s) in a Global Context," February 13-16, 2013, in Albuquerque, New Mexico.(www.swtxpca.org).

Modernist Intuitions (NEMLA, March 21-24, 2013, Boston)

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Saturday, August 4, 2012 - 1:13pm
Northeast Modern Language Association

This panel seeks to explore representations of intuition in Modernist literature. As developments in technology, medicine, industry, and other areas seemed to rely on and value solely cognitive forms of sense making, many Modernist writers focused on intuitive knowledge as a possible remedy to the problems of the early 20th century. Abstracts that explore representations of alternative forms of knowing more broadly are welcome.

Please submit abstracts of no more than 400 words to Dr. Ellen McWhorter at mcwhortere@merrimack.edu by September 15, 2012.

UPDATE- Silent Cinema and Time Travel (SCMS Chicago, March 6-10, 2013)

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Friday, August 3, 2012 - 10:53pm
Maggie Hennefeld / Brown University

This panel poses methodological questions about the resurgence of interest in early film history by interrogating the thematic of time travel in silent cinema. The emergence of cinema itself constitutes a form of time travel, at once "mummifying" contingent moments and making them portable for reenactment in the present, and inventing parallel futures and histories by innovating new cinematic techniques (stop-motion photography, trick splices, enlargements of miniature objects, color tinting and toning, undercranking, smoke and mirrors, etc).

Language and Linguistic Student Conference - Saturday, November 3, 2012

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Friday, August 3, 2012 - 4:34pm
Corey M. Hamilton / University of Central Oklahoma Language Society

LANGUAGE & LINGUISTICS STUDENT CONFERENCE
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2012
UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL OKLAHOMA
EDMOND, OKLAHOMA

Conference Date: Saturday, November 3, 2012
Submission Deadline: Monday, September 3, 2012
Acceptance Notification: On or before Monday, September 17, 2012
Registration Deadline: Monday, October 1, 2012

We invite submissions from individuals and organized panels of undergraduate and graduate students for 15-minute presentations including, but not limited to, relationships between and among language, linguistics, and their many applications:

Reconstruction 12.2 and upcoming issues

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Friday, August 3, 2012 - 11:59am
Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture

Introducing Reconstruction 12.2 "Playing for Keeps: Games and Resistance"

Editors' Introduction: Games and/as Resistance, by Marc Ouellette and Jason Thompson

Articles
Playing a New Game: Game Play as Play, by Beth Beggs
Level up—A Case for Female Gamers, by Kuljit Brar

Destroying Yesterday's World of Tomorrow: Playing in the Wasteland of Fallout 3, by Rowan Derrick

Gender Issues, Fighting Games, and Progress: An Analysis of a Genderless Character in Tekken 6, by Leland Fecher

Mass Effect's Joker, the Supercrip, and the Normate Body, by Amanda Joyal

Ga(y)mer Theory: Queer Modding as Resistance, by Evan W. Lauteria

"States of Suspension" - DEADLINE EXTENDED (Sept. 1)

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Thursday, August 2, 2012 - 9:00am
Departments of English and Art History, University of Chicago

CALL FOR PAPERS – GRADUATE CONFERENCE

"States of Suspension: Politics and Histories, Aesthetics and Affects"

University of Chicago, Departments of English and Art History
November 15 – 16, 2012

GUEST SPEAKERS:

MOLLY MCGARRY, Associate Professor of History (University of California at Riverside), author of 'Ghosts of Futures Past: Spiritualism and the Cultural Politics of Nineteenth-Century America' (2008)

ELINA GERTSMAN, Assistant Professor of Medieval Art (Case Western Reserve University), author of 'The Dance of Death in the Middle Ages: Image, Text, Performance' (2010)

NEW DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS - SEPTEMBER 1, 2012 statesofsuspension@gmail.com

'The Road Not Taken': Explorations in Narrative Refusals, Disnarration, and Counterfactual Histories: 1-2 March 2013

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Thursday, August 2, 2012 - 7:17am
Sudha Shastri/Dept of HSS, IIT Bombay, Mumbai, India

Papers are invited for a two-day conference on Disnarration from 1st to 2nd March 2013, at IIT Bombay, Mumbai, India.

Gerald Prince's introduction of the 'disnarrated' in 1988 marks an interesting milestone in the evolution of narrative theory. The notion of what could have, but does not happen in a narrative, opens up new ways of looking at texts and at their visibility, overt and implicit. An early landmark text in this tradition is Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey (1818), which raises the spectre of the gothic novel through irony and parody, precisely in order to refuse to narrate it.

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