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[Update] Alien Bodies: Race, Space, and Sex in the African Diaspora, Feburary 8-9, 2013

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012 - 5:52am
full name / name of organization: 
The African-American Studies Collective
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Alien Bodies: Race, Space, and Sex in the African Diaspora
Keynote: Alondra Nelson, Columbia University
The African-American Studies Collective
Emory University, Atlanta, GA
February 8-9, 2013

Was it why I sometimes felt as weary of America as if I too had landed in what was now South Carolina in 1526 or in Jamestown in 1619? Was it the tug of all the lost mothers and orphaned children? Or was it that each generation felt anew the yoke of a damaged life and the distress of being a native stranger, an eternal alien?
--Saidiya Hartman, Lose Your Mother

We are not the same. I am an alien.
--Lil' Wayne, "Phone Home"

4th Global Conference: Making Sense of: Pain (May 2013: Prague, Czech Republic)

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012 - 3:56am
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Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

4th Global Conference
Making Sense of: Pain

Thursday 9th May – Saturday 11th May 2013
Prague, Czech Republic

Call for Presentations:
What is pain? What is the meaning of pain? How can we attempt to make sense of it—and should we?

Pain is a complex multi-layered, multi-leveled phenomenon. Standard definitions of pain view it primarily in physical terms as being a life-preserving response to negative stimuli in sentient beings. It is something that happens to and/or in parts of the body. It is described in terms of physical qualities, as an object to be observed, assessed, analysed, managed, overcome and/or eliminated.

CFP: "If Walls Could Scream. Gothic Houses Across Media". SEMINAR for Conference of

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012 - 3:38am
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Francesca Saggini (University of Tuscia, Italy) and Anna Enrichetta Soccio (University of Chieti, Italy)

Gothic Technologies/Gothic Techniques
Biennial Conference of the International Gothic Association, 2013
August 5 – 8, 2013: University of Surrey, United Kingdom

CFP: Seminar entitled "If Walls Could Scream. Gothic Houses Across Media"
Convenor: Prof. Francesca Saggini (Università della Tuscia, Italy)
Co-Convenor: Prof. Anna Enrichetta Soccio (Università "G. d'Annuzio", Chieti, Italy)

[UPDATE] Space and Place: Production and Transformation (Feb. 28 - Mar. 1)

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Tuesday, October 9, 2012 - 11:50pm
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University of Utah Department of English
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University of Utah Humanities Symposium on Space and Place
University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah

Keynote Speaker: Julia Reinhard Lupton
Submission Deadline: December 1st, 2012
Conference Dates: Thursday, February 28th and Friday, March 1st, 2013

Early Cultures Graduate Student Conference - April 12-13, 2013. Abstracts due Dec. 3rd.

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Tuesday, October 9, 2012 - 10:38pm
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Group for the Study of Early Cultures at the University of California, Irvine

CALL FOR PAPERS - PLEASE DISTRIBUTE WIDELY
2013 Early Cultures Graduate Student Conference: Space and Displacement in Early Cultures. April 12-13, 2013 at the University of California, Irvine.
Keynote: "The Acoustemology of Hell," Drew Daniel, Johns Hopkins
Abstracts due: December 3rd via email to early.cultures.conference@gmail.com.

New Elizabethans 1953-2013: Nation, Culture, and Modern Identity

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Tuesday, October 9, 2012 - 6:38pm
full name / name of organization: 
Irene Morra

New Elizabethans 1953-2013: Nation, Culture, and Modern Identity
13-15 June 2013

CALL FOR PAPERS
Papers are invited for a major international, interdisciplinary conference to be held at Senate House, London, June 13-15th, 2013. Coinciding with the 60-year anniversary of the Coronation, this conference will explore the ways in which the ideal of a new (or second) Elizabethan age has been variously defined, promoted, and challenged in Britain and the Commonwealth. Following closely after the London Olympics and Jubilee celebrations, it will also offer a fitting opportunity to explore the ways in which these values continue to present themselves in contemporary definitions of national identity, culture, and character.

The Awakening of Food:Class, Culture, and Plot Organization through Chopin's Use of Food in "The Awakening"

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Tuesday, October 9, 2012 - 6:31pm
full name / name of organization: 
Victoria Navarro/University of Texas at El Paso

In this analysis of The Awakening, I will be focusing on how the appearance of food and dinning proved to be vital elements in the novel, functioning as much more than an obvious fix for hunger. Outstanding scenes in the work demonstrate the role food has in establishing class, culture, and organizing the plot.Chopin uses food as a way to define social class in The Awakening. I will be showing how food and the preparation of it transcend a deeper understanding of the separation and inclinations of this elevated class. Wealth and socioeconomic statuses are implied in the quantity of food items that are depicted.The culture of the characters is noted from the eagerness they possess when it comes to satisfying their guests with food and drinks.

[Update] Alien Bodies: Race, Space, and Sex in the African Diaspora, Feburary 8-9, 2013

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Tuesday, October 9, 2012 - 6:16pm
full name / name of organization: 
The African-American Studies Collective
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Was it why I sometimes felt as weary of America as if I too had landed in what was now South Carolina in 1526 or in Jamestown in 1619? Was it the tug of all the lost mothers and orphaned children? Or was it that each generation felt anew the yoke of a damaged life and the distress of being a native stranger, an eternal alien?
--Saidiya Hartman, Lose Your Mother

We are not the same. I am an alien.
--Lil' Wayne, "Phone Home"

[Update] Alien Bodies: Race, Space, and Sex in the African Diaspora

updated: 
Tuesday, October 9, 2012 - 6:12pm
full name / name of organization: 
The African-American Studies Collective
contact email: 

Was it why I sometimes felt as weary of America as if I too had landed in what was now South Carolina in 1526 or in Jamestown in 1619? Was it the tug of all the lost mothers and orphaned children? Or was it that each generation felt anew the yoke of a damaged life and the distress of being a native stranger, an eternal alien?
--Saidiya Hartman, Lose Your Mother

We are not the same. I am an alien.
--Lil' Wayne, "Phone Home"

Labyrinths: Navigating Complexity Across the Humanities [February 15-17, 2013]

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Tuesday, October 9, 2012 - 4:58pm
full name / name of organization: 
McGill University English Graduate Student Association
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From ancient Greek mythology to cubism, jazz music, and the contemporary puzzle film, labyrinths serve as images for exploring intellectual, affective, and material complexity. This conference will investigate labyrinths from diverse cultural, aesthetic, and theoretical perspectives. Whether literal or figurative, labyrinths are markers of intricacy that can evoke feelings of panic, bewilderment, and failure, or present opportunities for adventure and problem-solving. You might consider the procedural labyrinths that we encounter daily (mass media, bureaucracy, academia), as well as the spatial labyrinths that we inhabit (libraries, hotels, department stores, casinos).

[UPDATE] Call for Proposals: Sessions, Panels, Papers on SEA LITERATURE, HISTORY & CULTURE

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Tuesday, October 9, 2012 - 2:30pm
full name / name of organization: 
Stephen Curley, Area Chair, Sea Literature, History & Culture / Popular Culture & American Culture Associations
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For the PCA/ACA national conference (27-30 March 2013 in Washington, DC), we invite proposals of individual papers, special panels, or sessions organized around a sea-related theme.

Possible sea-related topics include, but are not limited to:
►Film, art, music, and television
►Historical events
►Creative writing
►Sea sagas from western & non-western cultures
►Recreation, technology, business

Deadline for proposals: 20 Nov. 2012

http://pcaaca.org/conference/national.php

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