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Leiden University Graduate Conference "Death: the Cultural Meaning of the End of Life", 24-25 January, 2013

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Monday, July 2, 2012 - 5:12am
full name / name of organization: 
Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society (LUCAS)

Death is a defining factor in the explorations of our subjectivity, art, history,
politics, and many other aspects of our social interactions and perceptions of the
world. In the modern age, conceptions of death have continued to shift and
evolve, yet our perceptions are still fueled by an instinctive fear of the end of life.

In recent decades, we have rebelled against the threat of death by inventing new technologies and medicines that have drastically increased our life expectancy—diseases and disabilities are gradually disappearing. Some believe that one day we will completely conquer the aging process, and ultimately death. Life can now be seen as a new form of commodity, a material object that we can trade, sell, or buy.

Call for submissions for December 2012 issue of The Muse-an International Journal of Poetry ISSN 2249 –2178

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Monday, July 2, 2012 - 12:12am
full name / name of organization: 
The Muse-an International Journal of Poetry
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Call for submissions for December 2012 issue of The Muse-an International Journal of Poetry ISSN 2249 –2178

website:www.themuse.webs.com

1. Work submitted for publication must be original, previously unpublished (both print and online, not even published on blogs,literary or discussion forums or social networking sites), and not under consideration for publication elsewhere.

2. Send 1 to 5 poems and a brief biodata. A cover letter would be nice but is not mandatory.

3. The research papers should be not less than 3000 words. References should be prepared strictly following MLA Stylesheet (7th edition).

[UPDATE]The New Sound: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Art & Literature (Deadline extended: July 15, 2012) EMAIL ADDRESS REVISED

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Sunday, July 1, 2012 - 11:33pm
full name / name of organization: 
The University of New Haven

The New Sound: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Art & Literature publishes short fiction, poetry, essays, drama, art and book reviews.

We are currently seeking critical essays, plays, and visual art for our January 2013 issue. Writers at all stages of their careers are invited to submit. Undergraduate students are especially encouraged to submit, as each issue will feature undergraduate writing and art. If you are interested in submitting your work for consideration, please refer to the guidelines below.

Digital Humanities Back When Pluto Was a Planet (Berlin transmediale, 29 Jan - 3 Feb 2013)

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Sunday, July 1, 2012 - 12:42pm
full name / name of organization: 
Chris Leslie
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I am seeking theoretical, scholarly, contemplative papers as well as purposeful moments of silence on the theme of Digital Humanities Back When Pluto Was a Planet for a proposed panel discussion at the 2013 transmediale festival in Berlin.

The theme of this year's transmediale is "Back When Pluto Was a Planet," calling to mind how definitions represent larger frameworks of understanding. The downgrading of Pluto's position in the solar system reflects how what seems to be a stable network can be quickly recontextualized.

[UPDATE] Second Hidden Cinema of the Southwest and Mexico Symposium

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Sunday, July 1, 2012 - 12:32pm
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Jennifer L. Jenkins, University of Arizona
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Building on the success of the inaugural Hidden Cinema Symposium in 2011, we seek to explore further how amateur, scientific, educational, and independent filmmakers around the world have captured the Southwestern U.S. and Mexico on film. We wish to cultivate a more comprehensive understanding of the Southwest's and Mexico's cinematic past by showcasing and analyzing the ways the region has been imagined in "hidden" and lesser-known films produced by non-Hollywood and amateur filmmakers during the last century.

The Third International Conference on Digital Information Processing and Communications(ICDIPC2013)

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Sunday, July 1, 2012 - 11:38am
full name / name of organization: 
The Society of Digital Information and Wireless Communications
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The Third International Conference on Digital Information Processing and Communications(ICDIPC2013)
Islamic Azad University (IAU), Dubai, UAE
Jan. 30, 2013 - Feb. 1, 2013.
http://sdiwc.net/conferences/2013/Dubai/index.php
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Conference on the Harlem Renaissance 2012

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Sunday, July 1, 2012 - 1:49am
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Paine College - School of Arts and Sciences
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CALL FOR PAPERS

CONFERENCE ON THE HARLEM RENAISSANCE

November 7 – 9, 2012

Paine College ~ Augusta, GA

"The Harlem Community: Contemporary and Historical Enclave of Creativity"

The School of Arts and Sciences at Paine College is requesting proposals for the Annual Conference on the Harlem Renaissance. The conference will be held on the campus of historic Paine College from November 7 - 9, 2012. The 2012 conference will explore the contemporary and historical significance of the Harlem community as one of inspiration and opportunity. Conference participants will examine the critical role of the Harlem community and its far-reaching impact nationally and globally.

Sex and Cinema in the 21st Century (Fort Worth, Texas; Nov. 2-3, 2012); Proposals due July 19, 2012

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Saturday, June 30, 2012 - 5:50pm
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Department of Film, Television and Digital Media, Texas Christian University
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Call for Papers: Sex and Cinema in the 21st Century

We invite panel and individual-paper proposals pertaining to the theme of sex and cinema in the 21st century, for presentation at this fall's Film and Television in the 21st Century Conference (to be held at Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas, November 2-3, 2012).

The members of the conference committee are seeking contributions that examine noteworthy cinematic representations of sex, gender, and/or sexual orientation from the early years of the 21st century in relation to, and as an extension of, groundbreaking 20th-century representations. Individual paper presentations will be limited to 20 minutes in length.

The Sequential Monster: Reading Comics as Monstrous, NeMLA 2013

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Saturday, June 30, 2012 - 2:22pm
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Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) 44th Annual Convention, March 21-24, 2013
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Comic books, graphic novels and webcomics generally combine words and images to create narratives. Perhaps we can see them, therefore, as monstrous: beasts that combine the elements of verbal and visual, narrative and static communication forms. Like a monster composed of pieces of other animals, the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. This panel will examine a social understanding of comics forms and the kinds of literacies required to accept and interpret them. Abstracts of 300 words to lauere@sunysuffolk.edu; Deadline: September 30, 2012. Include: name, affiliation, anticipated a/v requirements.

[update] -- Call for Papers for the volume "A Mediterranean Manifesto" on Modernism in the Mediterranean

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Saturday, June 30, 2012 - 12:07pm
full name / name of organization: 
Adam J. Goldwyn, Uppsala Unviersity; Renee M. Silverman, Florida International University

Call for papers for a volume on Modernism in the Mediterranean

Title: A Mediterranean Manifesto: Cultural Exchange and the Formation of a Modernist Aesthetic in the Mediterranean Basin

Eds. Adam J. Goldwyn (Uppsala University) and Renée M. Silverman (Florida International University)

Call for Papers:

ASECS 2013/Culture and Violence Before the Revolution, Deadline: September 15, 2012

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Saturday, June 30, 2012 - 4:18am
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American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies, April 4-7, 2013, Cleveland, OH
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The period of the French Revolution has long been recognized as a privileged moment in which sovereign violence and cultural production come together and erupt into new visions of civilization and history. Yet how is the relation between sovereignty, culture and violence understood in the decades leading up to the Revolution? Where are the contradictions and tensions that inhabit visions of Ancien Régime literature, the arts and Enlightenment thought that make the encounter between culture and violence unavoidable or necessary? What cultural image does violence give rise to and how does violence come to be understood as being a fundamental aspect of culture?

[UPDATE] Imagining Middle Eastern/Oriental women in the West: An Orientalist Legacy Borrowed from the Past?July15/ Nov. 8-11, 2

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Saturday, June 30, 2012 - 3:27am
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The 54th Annual M/MLA Convention- Cincinnati, Ohio
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Deadline Extended

Imagining Middle Eastern/Oriental Women in the West: An Orientalist Legacy Borrowed from the Past?

This panel seeks papers which investigate the image of the Middle Eastern/Muslim women in the West constructed throughout centuries and the manner in which these images are deployed and interpreted by the Western audiences. Thus, the panel is open to a wide range of literary periods, such as the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, the Long Eighteenth Century, Victorian Period, as well as Modern and Post-modern Literatures. Due to the multidisciplinary nature of the topic under investigation papers dealing with history, sociology and religion which build on literary texts are welcome as well.

[UPDATE] Imagining Middle Eastern/Oriental women in the West: An Orientalist Legacy Borrowed from the Past? July 2/ Nov. 8-11, 2

updated: 
Saturday, June 30, 2012 - 3:24am
full name / name of organization: 
The 54th Annual M/MLA Convention- Cincinnati, Ohio
contact email: 

Imagining Middle Eastern/Oriental Women in the West: An Orientalist Legacy Borrowed from the Past?

This panel seeks papers which investigate the image of the Middle Eastern/Muslim women in the West constructed throughout centuries and the manner in which these images are deployed and interpreted by the Western audiences. Thus, the panel is open to a wide range of literary periods, such as the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, the Long Eighteenth Century, Victorian Period, as well as Modern and Post-modern Literatures. Due to the multidisciplinary nature of the topic under investigation papers dealing with history, sociology and religion which build on literary texts are welcome as well.

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