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UPDATE: 1st Global Conference: Probing the Boundaries of Reproduction (May 2013: Prague, Czech Republic)

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012 - 8:12am
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

1st Global Conference
Probing the Boundaries of Reproduction

Sunday 12th May – Tuesday 14th May 2013
Prague, Czech Republic

Call for Presentations:
This conference seeks to explore the boundaries of reproduction, not merely as physical birth but more broadly as an agent of change, of bodily, sexual, cultural (and even viral) transitions.

An Eco-friendly Turn for Supply Chain Management

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012 - 7:30am
Abhishek Thakur

With automotive companies looking at sustainable transportation, supply chain management companies are also looking at following suit.

Ford Motors is taking positive steps to ensure the health and safety of its customers and the environment. The company has teamed up with Weyerhaeuser to develop a range of electrified vehicles to promote sustainable transportation.

Ford and Weyerhaeuser have found that biomaterials can be used for not only exterior, but also interior and under the hood components as well. The companies are working on creating a new type of plastic composites that can replace traditional materials such as fibreglass and minerals.

[INVITATION] Reframing Ekphrasis - King's College London Comparative Literature Conference

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012 - 7:04am
Zoe Roth, King's College London, Comparative Literature Department


8-9 Nov. 2012, Reframing Ekphrasis: King's College London Comparative Literature Conference.

We are delighted to invite you to 'Reframing Ekphrasis' at King's College London on 8-9 November 2012. Please email reframingekphrasis@gmail.com to register stating your name and the days you will be attending. Attendance is free and all are welcome!

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Stephen Cheeke (Bristol) – 'Transfiguration: Nineteenth-Century Ekphrasis'

Thurs. 8 November: 12.30 – 4.30, Room S8.08, King's College London, Strand Campus

Panel 1: Classical to Early Modern Ekphrasis

1st Global Conference:The Boundaries of Reproduction (May 2013: Prague, Czech Republic)

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012 - 7:02am
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

1st Global Conference
The Boundaries of Reproduction

Sunday 12th May – Tuesday 14th May 2013
Prague, Czech Republic

Call for Presentations:
This conference seeks to explore the boundaries of reproduction, not merely as physical birth but more broadly as an agent of change, of bodily, sexual, cultural (and even viral) transitions.

Terror Feminista/Femenina? MLA 2014

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012 - 5:56am
Feministas Unidas

From the Conquest narratives of the New World and Spanish Inquisition testimonies to the ravages of the Spanish Civil War, ETA and, more recently, the March 3rd, 2004 train bombings in Madrid, Spain has struggled with the problem of terrorism. Likewise, Latin America and the Caribbean have seen their share of terrorist activities as dictators and factions as diverse as the FARC and Sendero Luminoso have unleashed their vitriol on citizens. In this panel, we seek to engage the language of violence/terrorism in its diverse forms as it has manifested itself in the works of women writers, film makers and visual artists of the Spanish-speaking and U.S. Latina worlds.

[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
The African-American Studies Collective

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
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
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
University of Utah Department of English


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
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
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
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

updated: 
Tuesday, October 9, 2012 - 6:16pm
The African-American Studies Collective

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"

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