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1st Global Conference: Hollywood and the World (February 2013, Sydney, Australia)

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Thursday, June 21, 2012 - 3:23am
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

1st Global Conference
Hollywood and the World

Thursday 7th February – Saturday 9th February 2013
Sydney, Australia

Call for Presentations:
The popularity in Western culture of all things Hollywood reflects the eternal fascination with the world of Hollywood cinema. This inter-disciplinary research conference seeks to explore issues of Hollywood films and their international influence across historical periods and within cultural, political and social contexts both in the US and abroad. We are also interested in exploring this cinema in personal experience and interpersonal relationships and across a range of critical perspectives.

Contemporary Literature and the Possibility of a Left: Toward A New Politics (Seminar, NeMLA, March 21-24, 2013)

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Wednesday, June 20, 2012 - 5:31pm
Adam Kelly & Maggie Gram, Harvard University

Might contemporary literature help to construct a left politics for our time? Can it help us to revive old political models, or to invent new ones? This seminar solicits readings of contemporary literary texts that grapple (or afford their readers tools with which to grapple) with the possibilities of political engagement in the present. We ask how particular literary genres might be fit or unfit for contemporary political thinking, and how contemporary texts use literary form to engage questions of equality and inequality, corporatism, sustainability, democracy, racial justice, and human rights.

Fame in Adolescent & Children's Literature: A proposed anthology (September 1, 2012)

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Wednesday, June 20, 2012 - 5:02pm
Nicole Wilson & Julianne Guillard

The subject matter

As a result of the successful call for papers for an upcoming MLA conference panel on fame in adolescent and children's literature, we are accepting abstracts of 500 words for a proposed anthology on the topic. Essays devoted to one of the following themes will be considered (as will relevant, original themes not listed below):

1st Global Conference: Crisis and Opportunity (February 2013, Sydney, Australia)

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Wednesday, June 20, 2012 - 10:29am
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

1st Global Conference
Crisis and Opportunity

Thursday 7th February – Saturday 9th February 2013
Sydney, Australia

Call for Presentations:
The intention of this lively inaugural project is to bring together established and emerging international practitioners and theoreticians, philosophers and scientists, and writers, artists and performers who wish to share their ideas, experiential processes, practice, and research about crisis and opportunity.

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