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13th Global Conference: Perspectives on Evil and Human Wickedness (March 2012: Prague; Czech Republic)

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Thursday, July 28, 2011 - 9:04am
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

13th Global Conference
Perspectives on Evil and Human Wickedness

15th March - 17th March 2012
Prague, Czech Republic

Call for Papers:
Hitler. Spitzer. Torquemada. Weiner. Genghis Khan. Lucrecia Borgia. Ronald Reagan. Ivan the Terrible. Bill Clinton. What do all these people have in common? They are all considered "evil" by a few, some, many, or all others who know anything about them. Why? What makes them evil? Or even just plain old "wicked?" What makes them not-evil or not-wicked? How does the label "evil" or "wicked" change our estimation of them? How has the use of those labels for these folk — and others — changed over time? How will the use of these labels continue to evolve?

Negative Cosmopolitanisms: Abjection, Power, and Biopolitics, 11-13 October 2012

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Wednesday, July 27, 2011 - 1:58pm
Terri Tomsky, Eddy Kent, Imre Szeman (Organzers). The Department of English and Film Studies, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada

This interdisciplinary conference seeks to explore the array of negative cosmopolitanisms operating today—all those ways in which cosmopolitan subjects are still stigmatized, disempowered, excluded, and denied. Against the superficial liberal celebration of cosmopolitan diversity in the world today, negative cosmopolitanism instead reveals experiences of rupture, exile, oppression, and imperialism. The conference will bring researchers together to explore the histories and constitution of cosmopolitanism past and present, with the aim of better understanding the complex experience of power today.

Negative Cosmopolitanisms: Abjection, Power, and Biopolitics, 11-13 October 2012

updated: 
Wednesday, July 27, 2011 - 1:57pm
Terri Tomsky, Eddy Kent, Imre Szeman (Organzers). The Department of English and Film Studies, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada

This interdisciplinary conference seeks to explore the array of negative cosmopolitanisms operating today—all those ways in which cosmopolitan subjects are still stigmatized, disempowered, excluded, and denied. Against the superficial liberal celebration of cosmopolitan diversity in the world today, negative cosmopolitanism instead reveals experiences of rupture, exile, oppression, and imperialism. The conference will bring researchers together to explore the histories and constitution of cosmopolitanism past and present, with the aim of better understanding the complex experience of power today.

2nd Global Conference: Urban Popcultures

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Wednesday, July 27, 2011 - 6:12am
Dr Rob Fisher/ Inter-Discipinary.Net

2nd Global Conference
Urban Popcultures

Friday 9th March- Sunday 11th March 2012
Prague, Czech Republic

Call for Papers:
This inter- and multi-disciplinary conference aims to examine, explore
and critically engage with issues related to urban life. The project
will promote the ongoing analysis of the varied creative trends and
alternative cultural movements that comprise urban popultures and
subcultures. In particular the conference will encourage equally
theoretical and practical debates which surround the cultural and
political contexts within which alternative urban subcultures are
flourishing.

Image and Language: Godard and the problem of expression NEMLA 2012 Rochester deadline: September 30

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Tuesday, July 26, 2011 - 12:19pm
Elif Sendur/Binghamton University

This panel asks to question the relation between expression and language, between the image and the word using Godard's work. This young Turk of the New Wave or the philosopher king of cinema, besides tackling the question of politics and aesthetics, constantly constantly questions the relationship between images and language, a question that is crucial for cinema as well as for literature. From Nana's question in Vivre Sa Vie "Words should express exactly what one wants to say? Do they betray us?" to his Le Gai Savoir where the relation between image and words are questioned; from his extraordinary use of letters or words on filmic scenes to his separation of his films into book chapters, Godard experiments on language in its own limit.

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