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Meta- and Inter-Images in Contemporary Visual Art and Culture

Saturday, March 10, 2012 - 6:32pm
Carla Taban

Call for contributions to an edited volume on

Meta- and Inter-Images in Contemporary Visual Art and Culture

April 10, 2012 – Deadline for 500-word proposal submissions
September 30, 2012 – Deadline for 7000-8000-word contribution submissions

Contributions are sought for an edited volume that will be submitted for evaluation and publication with Leuven University Press by the end of 2012. The volume originates in a selection of papers given at the session "Meta- and Inter-Images in Art" that took place at the IAWIS 9th International Conference on Word & Image, Montreal, Canada in August 2011.

(un)SAFE: An Interdisciplinary Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies Graduate Student Conference

Saturday, March 10, 2012 - 6:11pm
Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies Program at the University of Pennsylvania

(un)SAFE an interdisciplinary gender, sexuality, and women's studies graduate student conference at the University of Pennsylvania December 6th and 7th, 2012 with a keynote address by Lauren Berlant Experiences of the contemporary social world are often defined in terms of safety: a group of friends, a college choice or a sexual encounter could be "safe", where a classroom, a piece of equipment or a social space would be "unsafe". But the distinction between safety and unsafety is profoundly unstable, and articulates some of the most disturbing paradoxes of contemporary life. Safety can be banal, when a writer or athlete reaches only for goals within immediate reach, but it can also be utopian, in the scene of therapy, learning or rehearsal.

UpStage: A Journal of Turn-of-the-Century Theatre; June 30, 2012

Saturday, March 10, 2012 - 3:36pm
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville; St. Mary's University College

UPSTAGE, a peer-reviewed online publication dedicated to research in turn-of-the-century dramatic literature, theatre, and theatrical culture, is seeking submissions for its Summer 2012 issue. This is a development of the pages published under this name as part of THE OSCHOLARS, and is now an independently edited journal in the Oscholars group published by Rivendale Press at, as part of our expanding coverage of the different cultural manifestations of the fin de siècle.

Topics may include, but are not limited to, the work of Shaw, Schnitzler, Ibsen, Chekhov, Strindberg, von Hofmannsthal, and their contemporaries in Western and Eastern Europe and beyond.

Reading Scenes and Systems

Saturday, March 10, 2012 - 12:42pm
Sören C. Hammerschmidt

CFP: "Reading Scenes and Systems" special session, MLA 2013

I am still looking for a contributor or two for a special session I intend to propose for inclusion in the MLA 2013 program:

CFP: MLA Boston 2013: Israeli and Palestinian Relations and Culture **Deadline 3/19/12**

Saturday, March 10, 2012 - 12:30pm
Morani Kornberg-Weiss, SUNY Buffalo

This Special Session focuses on Israeli and Palestinian relations and seeks to provide a forum for examining notions of "conflict," identity, war, peace, and protest in art, literature, cinema, music, and the theater. Papers can focus on social, psychological, historical, philosophical, traumatic, geographic, and/or peace-bridging aspects, to state a few. Interdisciplinary work is welcome.

Migration, Human Rights and the Politics of Identity in a Globalized World [April 21-22, 2012] Rabat, Morocco.

Saturday, March 10, 2012 - 5:36am
University Mohammed V - Agdal- Rabat, Morocco

This international conference on "Migration, Human Rights and the Politics of Identity in a Globalized World" will engage with the ways migrancy is re-shaping the world not simply in movement but, through movement, in relations. It will take up central components of migration and globalization such as labor, cultural membership, race, human rights, deterritorialization, transnationationl communities and the implications of migration and globalization on traditional referents such as the nation-state and citizenship. The overall objective is to engage critically with globalization, migration policy and the current dynamics affecting peoples, cultures and politics across nations and boundaries.

GLBTQ Studies Area @ MAP/ACA - Pittsburgh (11/1 thru 11/3)

Friday, March 9, 2012 - 5:59pm
Mark John Isola / Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Assocation

MAP/ACA's 23rd annual conference will be in Pittsburgh. The GLBTQ Studies Area welcomes proposals of relevance to the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer communities. Proposals are encouraged on any medium of popular or American culture. This area is particularly interested in tracing contemporary GLBTQ representation in popular culture and questions of agency/appropriation.

Proposals of interest for the Pittsburgh 2012 conference might include:

Interculturalités!? Etat des lieux, malentendus, perspectives, théories et pratiques

Friday, March 9, 2012 - 2:39pm
Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France

Interculturalités!? Etat des lieux, malentendus, perspectives, théories et pratiques

L'interculturalité, sous des appellations diverses, est très souvent évoquée aussi bien dans les contextes de recherche que dans les projets pédagogiques ou les démarches institutionnelles. Les points d'exclamation et d'interrogation dont nous faisons suivre cette notion dans cet appel à propositions auront pour fonction de souligner que nous la manipulons comme un flacon de nitroglycérine extrêmement instable. En effet, cette notion pour le moins problématique se caractérise surtout par une absence de définition stable car en constante évolution et sujette à controverses.

Queer (In)Security / May 4-5 / Abstracts Due March 15

Friday, March 9, 2012 - 2:10pm
University of California, Davis

Please circulate widely.


The Militarization and Gender Research Cluster and the Queer, Feminist, Trans Studies Research Cluster of UC Davis are pleased to announce a joint conference, "Queer (In)Security," to be held May 4-5, 2012 at the University of California, Davis.

The conference topic emerges from campus-wide discussions about the role of a militarized police force on the UC campuses, highlighted by violent responses to the Occupy movement. At the same time, the neoliberal university, precipitated by budget cuts and calls for privatization, has destabilized institutional forms of resistance like queer studies, women's studies, and ethnic studies.