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1st Global Conference: Body Horror: Contagion, Mutation, Transformation (February, 2012: Sydney, Australia)

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Friday, July 13, 2012 - 9:33am
full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

1st Global Conference
Body Horror: Contagion, Mutation, Transformation

Monday 11th February – Wednesday 13th February 2013
Sydney, Australia

Call for Presentation:

The body. My body. This thing which is with me all day, every day, from my birth to my death. This flesh which is me. My intimate life-long friend.

In our day-to-day living we have no reason to question or to doubt our bodies. Until the bond of trust is shaken or broken. Something happens. To my body. Something inside: going wrong. A betrayal: a turning against: an unwelcome and unwanted change. From which there is no escape, no running away, nowhere to hide. This is happening to me.

2nd Global Conference: Sins, Vices and Virtues (March, 2013: Lisbon, Portugal)

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Friday, July 13, 2012 - 6:21am
full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

2nd Global Conference
Sins, Vices and Virtues

Wednesday 13th March – Friday 15th March 2013
Lisbon, Portugal

Call For Presentations:

Not every culture recognises the notion of sin but all of them recognise the idea of a religious or spiritual transgression. All or nearly all the 'Christian' vices-virtues were those espoused by Greek-Roman philosophers first and are, therefore, not exclusively Christian in the origin. The Judaic idea of 'sin' varies considerably across time and the accountability of society/group vs. individual fluctuates as well. Also, the (Latin) idea of sin as 'transgression' or 'breaking of the (divine) law' is at variance with the (Greek) idea of sin as 'missing the mark' and 'mistake/error.'

5th Global Conference:Hope (March, 2013: Lisbon, Portugal)

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Friday, July 13, 2012 - 5:02am
full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

5th Global Conference
Hope

Sunday 10th March – Tuesday 12th March 2013
Lisbon, Portugal

Call For Presentations:

When Pandora's box was emptied of all the ills that would plague the world, one small winged creature still remained: hope. The project inquires into the nature of this gift. Is hope, in fact, a good, encouraging us to do or be good? Or is it an evil; an illusion, perhaps an impossible fantasy? How does hope manifest itself in the world, in language, literature, and the arts? How – should – hope be encouraged? Is hope individual or collective in nature? Or both? What does hope contribute to individual or national identity?

Special Journal Issue on Transnational Feminism(s)

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Friday, July 13, 2012 - 5:00am
full name / name of organization: 
Journal of American Studies of Turkey (JAST)
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Journal of American Studies of Turkey (JAST): Special Issue on Transnational Feminism(s)
Guest edited by Tanfer Emin Tunc, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey
Deadline for Full-Text Submissions: September 1, 2012

CALL FOR PAPERS: CARICATURE: A LOST ORIGIN OF ANIMATION

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Friday, July 13, 2012 - 4:04am
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Dartmouth College
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This call is for a panel proposal for the Illustration, Comics, and Animation Conference to be held at Dartmouth College, April 19 – 21 2013.

While most animation historians look for the origins of animation in lanterna magicae, shadow theatre and vaudeville, among others, one major influence seems to be often overlooked : caricature, or « print cartoon ».

By exploring the conditions of emergence of animation and especially the artistic backgrounds of its pioneers, this panel seeks to discover the roots of animation aesthetics in caricature and comic strips, also known at the turn of the century as « print cartoons ».

14th Global Conference: Perspectives on Evil and Human Wickedness (March, 2013: Lisbon, Portugal)

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Friday, July 13, 2012 - 4:02am
full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

14th Global Conference
Perspectives on Evil and Human Wickedness

Sunday 10th March – Tuesday 12th March 2013
Lisbon, Portugal

Call For Presentations:
This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary conference seeks to examine and explore issues surrounding evil and human wickedness. In wrestling with evil(s) we are confronted with a multi-layered phenomenon which invites people from all disciplines, professions and vocations to come together in dialogue and wrestle with questions that cross the boundaries of the intellectual, the emotional and the personal. Underlying these efforts there is the sense that in grappling with evil we are in fact grappling with questions and issues of our own humanity.

2nd Global Conference: Celebrity (March, 2013: Lisbon, Portugal)

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Friday, July 13, 2012 - 3:10am
full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

2nd Global Conference
Celebrity

Sunday 10th March – Tuesday 12th March 2013
Lisbon, Portugal

Call For Presentations:

'To be known for your personality actually proves you a celebrity. Thus a synonym for "celebrity" is "personality"'
(Boorstin, 'From Hero to Celebrity', 83)

CFP - ICCNDT 2012 - Bahrain

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Friday, July 13, 2012 - 1:45am
full name / name of organization: 
The Society of Digital Information and Wireless Communications
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The International Conference on Computing, Networking and Digital Technologies (ICCNDT 2012)
Gulf University, Sanad, Bahrain
Nov. 11-13, 2012
http://sdiwc.net/conferences/2012/bh

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The proposed conference on the above theme will be held at Gulf University, Sanad, Bahrain, From Nov. 11-13, 2012 which aims to enable researchers build connections between different digital applications.

The conference welcomes papers on the following (but not limited to) research topics:

Contemporary Asian American Literature and Popular Visual Culture: New Reading and Teaching Practices

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Thursday, July 12, 2012 - 10:13pm
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Asian American Literature: Discourses and Pedagogies Special Issue
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Whether through graphic novels, filmic adaptations, digital Internet memoirs, or authors' blogs, contemporary Asian American literature is increasingly linked to popular visual culture. Indeed, Asian American literature often reaches a broad audience through a media landscape which foregrounds screens, big and small. This special issue of Asian American Literature: Discourses and Pedagogies invites scholars and critics to explore the visual dimensions, expressions, and projections of Asian American literature. It especially welcomes contributions that highlight reading and pedagogical approaches designed to address the relationship between Asian American literary and popular visual culture.

International Comparative Analysis of Poverty in Asia: Urbanization, Migration and Social Policy

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Thursday, July 12, 2012 - 9:41pm
full name / name of organization: 
Southwest Jiaotong University
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Southwest Jiaotong University (SWJTU) and the Institute for Poverty Alleviation and International Development (IPAID) are jointly organizing a symposium in October 2012 on the effects of urbanization and poverty alleviation in Asia. The main purpose is to address the widening income gap between rural and urban areas in Asia in the past thirty years.

Development scholars, researchers, and practitioners are invited to submit high-quality papers with a focus on the symposium theme of urbanization and migration in Asia and its affect on poverty in both rural and urban areas. The symposium aims to create a dialogue among scholars of Asian development studies to address effective urban and rural poverty reduction strategies.

[UPDATE] "Lost in Transnationalism: Reflections on Multiculturalism and Globalization" October 26th, 2012

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Thursday, July 12, 2012 - 4:31pm
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Claremont Graduate University, California
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Transnationalism, the heightened interconnection between people and cultures, is a burgeoning social phenomenon. In our age of increasing globalization, the mixing and shifting of identities has become pervasive. Through global interconnectivity and the interdependence of economic, media, and social factors, boundaries among nation-states have become less distinct, leading to a formation of hybrid cultures. From neoliberal practices to telecommunication, the shape and dissemination of transnationalism has diffused.

The Lived Experience: The Body, The Mind, The Memory in Feminist Literature and Theory

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Thursday, July 12, 2012 - 4:19pm
full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
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This panel will explore the production of knowledge through the collaboration of physical and cognitive experience in feminist literature and theory. How are the memories produced through the interaction of mind and body? How does literature represent the body through text and image? By August 15, 2012, please submit brief abstracts to Stephanie Little, Georgia State University, at slittle19@gsu.edu.

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