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3R: Response, Re/Action, Revolt February 23rd – 26th 2012

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Friday, September 9, 2011 - 9:58pm
Bowling Green State University Presents the 7th Annual Battleground States Conference

Madison. Egypt. Ohio's labor wars. Planned Parenthood. Iqbal Masih. Bayard Rustin. Convention at Seneca Falls. London's Riots. Monsanto Protests. Aung San Suu Kyi. Public Enemy. East Timor Action Network. New York Collective of Radical Educators. The Pan Africanist Congress…

This is our time for Response.
This is our time for Re/Action.
This is our time for Revolt.

NeMLA: Contemporary Latin American Women Directors and Corporeal Aesthetics, Abstract Sept. 30

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Friday, September 9, 2011 - 6:25pm
NeMLA

43rd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 15-18, 2012
Rochester, New York

In the past fifteen years, Latin American cinema has witnessed the emergence of a new generation of women filmmakers, among whom Lucrecia Martel and Claudia Llosa, who have known great popular and critical successes. This panel will examine the work of any contemporary Latin American female director, with a special interest in submissions that explore questions related to aesthetics and embodiment. Please submit 250-300 word abstracts to Caroline Godart at godart@eden.rutgers.edu.

Framing Lives - 8th Biennial Conference of the International Auto/Biography Association 17-20 July 2012

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Friday, September 9, 2011 - 10:27am
International Auto/Biography Association

Call for papers

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FRAMING LIVES

The 8th Biennial Conference of the International Auto/Biography Association
17-20 July 2012, Canberra, Australia

Deadline for paper and panel proposals: 15 November 2011
Notification of acceptance: 15 December 2011
Conference website: http://www.iaba2012.com

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Mindful Body in Healing and the Arts (9/24)

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Thursday, September 8, 2011 - 10:29pm
The Center for Body, Mind, and Culture at Florida Atlantic University

Mindful Body in Healing and the Arts

The Center for Body, Mind and Culture invites proposals for papers to be presented at a 2-day conference, January 19-20, 2011 at Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton.

Regarding the body as sentient, purposive subjectivity (rather than mere physical flesh), the conference will focus on ways that somatic mindfulness can contribute to health, healing, and aesthetic experience. Papers dealing with disciplines of mindful body consciousness (Asian and Western) and their applications in the areas of wellness, fitness, and the arts are especially welcome.

[UPDATE] The Velvet Light Trap #70 - Stocks, Screens, and Servers: The Materiality of Media DEADLINE EXTENDED

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Thursday, September 8, 2011 - 4:11pm
The Velvet Light Trap, University of Wisconsin-Madison

As culture becomes increasingly digitized—from downloading and streaming videos and music to digital film production and cloud computing—arguments for the "dematerialization" of media are becoming commonplace. However, media have always been, and remain, embedded in and structured by material objects, networks, and practices that constrain their uses and meanings. Any cultural artifact bears traces and consequences of the material conditions of its production, distribution, and reception, whether this be a result of the size and weight of the camera that shot a film's images, the geography of the shipping or cable network through which it was transported or transmitted, or the spaces occupied by physical record or DVD collections.

[REMINDER] The Apocalypse in Literature and Film - October 1, 2011

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Thursday, September 8, 2011 - 2:15pm
_LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory_

Alien invasion, viral outbreak, nuclear holocaust, the rise of the machines, the flood, the second coming, the second ice age—these are just a few of the ways human beings have imagined their "end of days." And someone's Armageddon clock is always ticking—we just dodged Harold Camping's rapture on May 21st of this year, and the Mayan-predicted doomsday of 2012 is just around the corner. In the end, what do we reveal about ourselves when we dream of the apocalypse? What are the social and political functions of these narratives in any given historical period? How do different cultures imagine the apocalypse, and what do these differences reveal? What is particular to the narratological design and content of apocalyptic texts?

American Association of Australasian Literary Studies Annual Conference - Toronto - Feb. 17-19, 2012

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Thursday, September 8, 2011 - 2:01pm
American Association of Australasian Literary Studies (AAALS)

The AAALS calls for papers for its 28th Annual conference to be held in conjunction with ANSZANA in Toronto, ON from February 17 to 19, 2012. As always, the conference will be collegial and open-minded, welcoming papers from many different approaches and contexts. Connections involving any combination of Canada, New Zealand, Australia, and the US will be welcomed. We also are especially interested in papers on Indigenous Australian literature and Maori literature. Welcome as well will be papers dealing with Patrick White, whose centennial is in 2012 and who is in the midst of an exciting reconsideration.

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