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"Bigger than Words, Wider than Pictures": Noise, Affect, Politics

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Tuesday, November 24, 2009 - 1:18pm
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University of Salford and Islington Mill
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Call for Participation:

"Bigger than Words, Wider than Pictures": Noise, Affect, Politics

University of Salford and Islington Mill, July 1-3 2010

Organising Committee:

Dr Michael Goddard, Dr Benjamin Halligan and Professor David Sanjek

"If there are people that are dumb enough to use Metallica to interrogate prisoners, you're forgetting about all the music that's to the left of us. I can name 30 Norwegian death metal bands that would make Metallica sound like Simon and Garfunkel." – Lars Ulrich

Call for Movie Reviews

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Tuesday, November 24, 2009 - 1:13pm
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Jura Gentium Cinema
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The journal "Jura Gentium Cinema" (www.jgcinema.org) is seeking reviews (between 5000 and 10000 words) for the following movies:

1) "Amreeka" by Cherien Dabis (AKA "Amerrika" (Fr)). Muna (Nisreen Faour), a divorced Palestinian woman, leaves the West Bank with Fadi (Melkar Muallem), her teenaged sun, to the city of Illinois. Both mother and son hope to start a new life in America but go through a difficult transition. Fadi must adapt to the hallways and classrooms of his new high school. And Muna must keep up with the pace cooking hamburgers at a local White Castle.

[UPDATE] AADS Dissertation Fellowship - Due Friday, January 22, 2010

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Tuesday, November 24, 2009 - 1:05pm
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African and African Diaspora Studies Program, Boston College
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Boston College's African and African Diaspora Studies Program (AADS) announces the inaugural year of its dissertation fellowship competition. Scholars working in any discipline in the Humanities or Social Sciences with projects focusing on any topic within African and/or African Diaspora Studies are eligible. We seek applicants pursuing innovative, preferably interdisciplinary, projects in dialogue with critical issues and trends within the field.

This 2010/2011 fellowship includes a $30,000 stipend, health insurance, a $1,500 research budget, and a fully equipped office. The fellow must remain in residence for the 9-month academic year, deliver one public lecture, and teach one seminar course.

UPDATE: CARSON McCULLERS: AN INTERDISCIPLINARY CONFERENCE AND 94TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION (FEBRUARY 17-19, 2011)

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Tuesday, November 24, 2009 - 9:06am
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Carson McCullers Center for Writers and Musicians

The Carson McCullers Center at Columbus State University (Columbus, GA) seeks papers and panels on a wide range of topics related to McCullers' work and influence. The conference is especially open to multi-disciplinary perspectives and emerging works by scholars and graduate students. While the committee remains open to any topic related to McCullers, we especially encourage discussions of her influence, her plays, her novels, her short stories, gender implications of her work, film adaptations, issues of race class, and/or sexuality, regional perspectives, issues of disability.

Food and the Social Imagination in Medieval and Renaissance Italy

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Monday, November 23, 2009 - 7:50pm
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Salvatore Musumeci

Food and the Social Imagination in Medieval and Renaissance Italy.

American Association for Italian Studies
Annual Conference at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Campus, April 22-25, 2010.

Deadline for submissions: 2 January 2010.

This panel looks to feature interdisciplinary papers that consider the authenticity of cultural representations of food and wine in Medieval and Renaissance Italy. Please submit a 350-500 word abstract via email by January 2, 2010.

CFP—The Sixties: The Culture, the Movements, and the Summer of Love

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Monday, November 23, 2009 - 5:53pm
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Popular Culture Association/ American Culture Association Annual National Conference

CFP—The Sixties: The Culture, the Movements, and the Summer of Love

Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Annual National Conference
Wednesday, March 31 through Saturday, April 3, 2010
Renaissance Grand Hotel—St. Louis
St. Louis MO

Submission Deadline: December 15, 2009

The Sixties Area of the Popular Culture Association welcomes submissions on any aspect of the decade. Topics of interest might include, but are not limited to:

The situation of art professionals in a global (post-national?) world / 19-21 February 2010 / deadline 15 December 2009

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Monday, November 23, 2009 - 5:04pm
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Parallax Venice www.parallaxvenice.com

Call for Proposals
Parallax Offsite (MK)

19 - 21 February 2010
Milton Keynes

Parallax is seeking proposals for presentations at the symposium concerning the situation of art professionals in a global (post-national?) world.

Established by emerging artists, critics, curators, art historians and art managers who met whilst working at the 53rd Venice Biennale Parallax Venice aims to facilitate exchange of experience, knowledge, ideas between art professionals across geographical, political and professional boundaries.

MyTerritory - Saturday 24 April 2010

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Monday, November 23, 2009 - 5:18am
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School of English, University of Leicester, UK
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Following on from two hugely successful recent conferences, the 2010 School of English postgraduate conference at the University of Leicester will address concepts of personal territory, in any of its manifestations. A sense of personal belonging, or 'home',
contributes towards the idea of having a territory, and this can take any number of physical and psychological forms. Topics that might be considered are:

[Update] Visual Arts in the 21st Century

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Sunday, November 22, 2009 - 1:13pm
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Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities
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In the wake of the digital revolution and globalisation policies the whole world is witnessing formation of certain conditions which are having and will continue to have tremendous impact on the production, reproduction, access, dissemination and appreciation of visual arts. While the old art forms and artworks are being revisited and reproduced in wholly new ways and for a variety of purposes, new types in the forms of digital arts are surfacing not only on the internet but also every place of our visual culture. The place and workplace of the artist also has undergone a radical change.

Ruminations, Inaugural issue--Spring 2010: "Blasphemy" (submissions due 1/15/2010)

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Sunday, November 22, 2009 - 12:18pm
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A Literary Journal for Masters Students/New York University Evening Papers

Ruminating, or chewing and digesting information, stands as the hallmark of literary criticism. This journal aims to provide a place for masters' students to publish work that wrestles with the foundational problems of literature and literary study in creative, challenging and innovative ways.

[UPDATE] Afterlives of the Nineteenth Century (ACLA 2010)

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Saturday, November 21, 2009 - 7:42pm
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Criscillia Benford, Marty Gould, Rebecca Mitchell
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UPDATE: ACLA has extended the deadline for submissions to November 23.

The buzz surrounding recent Austen adaptation Pride and Prejudice and Zombies captures the ambivalence — equal parts horror and delight — evoked by the perpetual resuscitation of the nineteenth century. Leaving others to fight Austen's zombies, this seminar sets its historical sights slightly later, taking the figure of the zombie as a point of departure. Does Victorian Britain, like the zombie, refuse to remain quietly dead and buried? Or do we keep digging it up?

All Topics: journal issue (The AnaChronisT, 03/16/2010)

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Saturday, November 21, 2009 - 11:37am
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The AnaChronisT
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The AnaChronisT journal invites research papers, interviews, and book reviews on literatures in English for its next issue, to be published in 2010. Papers are to be sent to The AnaChronisT (Department of English Studies, Eötvös Loránd University, H–1088 Budapest, Rákóczi út 5.) by Tuesday, 16 March 2010.

The AnaChronisT welcomes submissions by graduate and doctoral students as well as academics. The requirements of application are as follows:

- one hard copy of the essay sent to the above address;

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