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The Art of Scandal

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Wednesday, November 25, 2009 - 4:57pm
The History of Art Graduate Student Association at The Ohio State University

Scandal has long played an essential role in the critical and historical reception of art. Sometimes intentional and at other times unwanted, scandal erupts at almost every significant juncture in the history of art. When an artist is found in the midst of a scandal, he/she will either be lauded as a prophet shaking a reluctant society, or as an opportunist acting out of self-promotion. Controversies are equally certain to arise at the points of contact between the world of art and political power structures. Whatever its particularities, artistic scandal is often instrumental in challenging and reformulating the boundaries of social, moral, and artistic acceptability.

Final reminder, abstract deadline 1st December 2009. Caribbean Enlightenment conference

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Wednesday, November 25, 2009 - 3:27pm
University of Glasgow

Final reminder, deadline for abstracts 1st December 2009

Caribbean Enlightenment
An Interdisciplinary Caribbean Studies Conference
8th to 10th April 2010, University of Glasgow

Keynote Speakers
J. Michael Dash, Professor of French, Social and Cultural Analysis, New York University
Charles Forsdick, University of Liverpool
Paget Henry, Professor of Sociology and Africana Studies, Brown University
Kei Miller, University of Glasgow
Nick Nesbitt, Centre for Modern Thought, University of Aberdeen

Conflicting Views: Visual Culture, Conflict and Northern Ireland

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Wednesday, November 25, 2009 - 8:48am
School of Creative Arts, IADT Dun Laoghaire, Dublin

Conflicting Views: Visual Culture, Conflict and Northern Ireland
Venue: Institute of Art, Design & Technology, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin.
Dates: June 10th – 12th 2010.

The School of Creative Arts and the Institute of Art, Design & Technology, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin, are pleased to announce that they will be hosting a three day conference on Visual Culture, Conflict and Northern Ireland in June 2010.

Forum Journal Issue 10: Space/s (Deadline 1 February 2010)

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Tuesday, November 24, 2009 - 2:00pm
Forum: The University of Edinburgh's Journal for Culture and the Arts

Forum: The University of Edinburgh's Online Postgraduate Journal of Culture and the Arts

Call for Papers - Issue 10 - Space(s)

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

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

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
Jura Gentium Cinema

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
African and African Diaspora Studies Program, Boston College

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
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
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
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
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
School of English, University of Leicester, UK

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:

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