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From Akira to Žižek:Comics and Contemporary Cultural Theory

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Sunday, October 23, 2011 - 9:36am
Studies in Comics journal

Papers are invited for Studies in Comics volume 3.2. This special issue seeks to provide a forum for new articulations between comics studies and contemporary cultural theory.

The importance and continued relevance of poststructuralist/postmodernist thought, the Frankfurt school's studies of mass culture, McLuhan's media theory and Bourdieu's critical sociology are rightly acknowledged. Such figures dominate theoretical academic discourse on comics, as in other areas of cultural studies, often at the expense of engagement with alternative strands of critical thinking.

[UPDATE] 22nd Annual English Graduate Student Association Mardi Gras Conference @ LSU

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Saturday, October 22, 2011 - 3:31pm
English Graduate Student Association--Co-Chairs Doris Raab & Catherine Riley

Major Minors: Neglected and New Issues in Literary Studies

The 22nd Annual Graduate Student Mardi Gras Conference at Louisiana State University

LSU Student Union

February 16th & 17th, 2012

Keynote Address by Meredith L. McGill, Rutgers University

Representations of Catastrophe in Science Fiction Film- ACLA 2012 Providence Deadline November 15

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Friday, October 21, 2011 - 8:41pm
Elif Sendur/ Binghamton University

From its inception, film created the very ground for thinking of catastrophe and different approaches to the end of the world. Whether it is Lang's Metropolis that pushes the dynamics of industrialism to its end or Whedon's Serenity that imagines the aftermath of this monstrous industrialism, science fiction remains a medium where depression, collapse, catastrophe or the end of times can be thought in its utmost limits. Michael Haneke's Time of the Wolf not only did imagine the end as such but also showed the aftermath of a such end. Most recently, it was Lars Von Trier's Melancholia (2011) that pinpointed our own depressive era by collapsing earth with a rogue planet.

call for article

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Friday, October 21, 2011 - 5:58pm
DR. R.C. PRASAD MEMORIAL COMMITTEE

DR. R.C. PRASAD MEMORIAL COMMITTEE
PATRON – DR. BINDESHWAR PATHAK
Founder, Sulabh Sanitation and Social Reform Movement

DATE:……….

From:
Dr. Samir Kumar Sharma
Secretary
Dr. RC Prasad Memorial Committee
Email: sharmasamir75@yahoo.com

To
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"Kairos and Qualia, or the Voices of the Undead" (ACLA Seminar, 11/15/11, 3/29/12-4/21/12)

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Friday, October 21, 2011 - 5:35pm
ACLA 2012

The concept of the undead focuses our attention upon the paradoxical, aporetic, seemingly-permeable boundaries between life and death, and between past and present. Within the scope of this seminar, we are interested in how embodied or estranged voices, narrative, and stories, pass through those boundaries.

BETWEEN. PAGE / STAGE. JOHN BERGER. COMPLICITE. 17-19 May 2012. Sopot, Poland

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Friday, October 21, 2011 - 4:06pm
Institute of English, University of Gdansk, Poland /University of Salzburg, Austria

We invite proposals for papers for an academic conference which will be held in Sopot, Poland, as part of the international literary / theatre festival BETWEEN. This year celebration of the work of John Berger, on the one hand, and Complicite, on the other, will be accompanied with a more general examination of the ever-changing relations between stage and page. We aim to provide an opportunity for a theoretical discussion about the various roles performed by playwrights, directors, producers, actors and stage designers. We want to investigate the ways in which they inspire, reject, transform, disrespect, follow the work of one another. Or, as is the case with John Berger and Complicite, the ways in which writers and theatre collaborate.

Queering Area Studies, Deadline November 15, 2011

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Friday, October 21, 2011 - 12:21pm
ACLA 2012, March 29-April 1, 2012 at Brown University

Scholars ranging from Rey Chow, Miyoshi, and Harootunian have pointed out how area studies' emergence as collaborator with the U.S. state continues older European colonial structures that narrate non-Western nations in developmental terms.

Beckett and the 'State' of Ireland 2012

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Friday, October 21, 2011 - 11:56am
University College Dublin

Call For Papers

"Beckett and the 'State' of Ireland" Conference
Irish Beckett – Global

July 13-14, 2012

"Famous throughout civilised world and Irish Free State" - Murphy

"Somewhere on the Ballyogan Road in lieu of nowhere in particular" - Company

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