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Biopolitics, Society and Performance (31 Oct-2 Nov) Trinity College Dublin

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Friday, June 1, 2012 - 9:14am
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Stephen Wilmer Trinity College Dublin
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Keynote speakers include Giorgio Agamben, Rosi Braidotti, Oron Catts, Thomas Lemke, and Kira O'Reilly.

This conference invites you to reconsider the notion of biopolitics and its recent transformations in theory and the contemporary world. Conference participants are invited to discuss a variety of topics from a wide range of academic disciplines that address the issues of biopolitics, and/or analyse such art practices. Keynote speakers who have already confirmed their participation include Giorgio Agamben, Rosi Braidotti, Oron Catts, Thomas Lemke, and Kira O'Reilly. See our website at http://biopoliticstcd.wordpress.com/

CFP: Humanities and Technology Association Annual Conference

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Friday, June 1, 2012 - 8:07am
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Humanities and Technology Association
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CALL FOR PAPERS

34th Annual Humanities and Technology Association Conference
Bowie State University, Bowie, MD
04 - 06 October 2012

The Humanities and Technology Association is an interdisciplinary scholarly society that explores the impact of technology on human life from a broad range of perspectives. We welcome papers that investigate the cultural interaction of the humanities, science, engineering, and technology.

[UPDATE] Western Crossroads: Literature, Social Justice, Environment

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Thursday, May 31, 2012 - 5:49pm
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Western Literature Association
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Western Literature Association Conference November 7-10, 2012 Lubbock Texas

Lubbock, TX is nicknamed "The Hub City" because it has historically been the crossroads of the vast, multicultural South Plains—home to Native peoples for 15,000 years, first dubbed the Llano Estacado (Staked Plains) by Coronado in 1540, and once referred to as the American Serengeti for its massive herds of buffalo, pronghorn, and deer.

SAMLA Durham NC Nov.9-11/2012: Bruce Springsteen and the American Soul: Songs of Conscience on His Three Albums The Rising, Magi

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Thursday, May 31, 2012 - 4:09pm
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Southern Atlantic Modern Language Association
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As a voice for his baby boom generation Bruce Springsteen has been the conscience of Rock n' Roll for Forty Years, especially in three of his last four albums: The Rising (2002 is an expiatory reflection/meditation on the tragedy of 9/11; Magic (2007) is an indictment of the Bush Administration's rush to war and torture, and Wreckin' Ball (2012) is an angry denunciation of Wall Street Greed and indifference to working class Americans. Art, to be the most evocative for the audience, works best when it becomes a mirror in which an audience may become conscious of what their own feelings really are. These are impressionistic songs that were not didactic narratives of events but emotional outcomes of what the events meant to people.

The City in Literature after 9/11 (NEMLA 3/21/13-3/24/13; deadline 9/30/12)

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Thursday, May 31, 2012 - 4:05pm
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Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
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Michel de Certeau begins his chapter "Walking in the City" with an evocative fragment: "Seeing Manhattan from the 110th floor of the World Trade Center." Though that unified perspective has vanished, it remains essential to the imagined cartography of New York. Over the past decade, writers have composed poems, stories, plays, and novels in an effort to address the trauma of September 11, 2001. Only more recently, however, have scholars attempted to assess what it means to talk about a genre of "post-9/11 literature."

Young Churchill: Makings of Greatness (1874-1906) September 1-2,Switzerland

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Thursday, May 31, 2012 - 3:55pm
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British Residents Association of Switzerland

The symposium views the young Churchill and how his early life shaped his future. Possible topics for discussion might include but are not limited to:

A. Relations with his parents. His father wrote to a family member telling her that he believed his son lacked "cleverness, knowledge and any capacity for settled work. He has a great talent for show-off, exaggeration and make-believe." His mother used his letters as scrap paper and once wrote a list of dinner guests on the back.

The Young Churchill:Makings of Greatness (1874-1906)

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Thursday, May 31, 2012 - 3:10pm
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British Residents Association of Switzerland

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
Patrick Bishop, war historian on military strategy
Minnie Churchill, granddaughter–in-law on paintings
Lord Dobbs, politician and author on politics

The symposium views the young Churchill and how his early life shaped his future. Possible topics for discussion might include but are not limited to:

A. Relations with his parents. His father wrote to a family member telling her that he believed his son lacked "cleverness, knowledge and any capacity for settled work. He has a great talent for show-off, exaggeration and make-believe." His mother used his letters as scrap paper and once wrote a list of dinner guests on the back.

Siegel/McDaniel Award for Graduate Research on Philip Roth

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Thursday, May 31, 2012 - 2:13pm
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Philip Roth Society
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Annual Siegel/McDaniel Award for Graduate Student Research
Sponsored by the Philip Roth Society

The Siegel/McDaniel Award recognizes high-quality work from graduate students written on any aspect of Philip Roth's writing in the past year (ending June 1).

We recommend that faculty urge strong students to submit papers and we welcome submissions from members and non-members alike.

Eligible graduate students should submit a clean copy of a 10-15 page essay, double-spaced, with 12 point Times New Roman font to David Gooblar, Philip Roth Society Program Chair, at gooblarPRS@gmail.com.

The deadline is September 1.

Four Corners Conference on Ethnicity and Globalization, Oct. 26 and 27. Abstracts due 7/27.

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Thursday, May 31, 2012 - 12:47pm
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Four Corners Conference on Globalization

The organizing committee is proud and excited to invite you to the fourth annual Four Corners Conference on Globalization, with the theme this year being "Culture and Ethnicity". On October 26 and 27, Colorado Mesa University, Grand Junction, Colorado, will convene this fourth regional conference which is designed to permit multiple disciplines to share perspectives on themes involving globalization.

Tertiary Level Education: Theory, Classroom Teaching and Creativity

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Thursday, May 31, 2012 - 11:53am
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Al-Jouf University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
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Tertiary Level Education: Theory, Classroom Teaching and Creativity

Deadline:15July,2012

I cordially invite your research papers for the forthcoming book entitled as Tertiary Level Education: Theory, Classroom Teaching and Creativity. Scholarly and unpublished research papers are invited from scholars/faculty/researchers/writers from all over the world for this volume.

Proposed Publisher:

The volume will be published with an ISBN (International Standard Book Number) by a renowned publisher from New Delhi, India.

Writing Exile and Engendering Subjectivity in Modern French and Francophone Literature - SAMLA - November 9-11, 2012

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Thursday, May 31, 2012 - 11:04am
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Rosie Courville, South Atlantic Modern Language Association
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In her 2004 novel Biographie de la faim, Amélie Nothomb describes her experience of exile as the child of a Belgian diplomat: "Jamais était le pays que j'habitais. C'était un pays sans retour. Je ne l'aimais pas…Les habitants de jamais n'ont pas d'espoir. La langue qu'ils parlent est la nostalgie. Leur monnaie est le temps qui passe: ils sont incapables d'en mettre de côté et leur vie se dilapide en direction d'un gouffre qui s'appelle la mort et qui est la capitale de leur pays" (67-68). In modern French literature of the periphery, many authors have detailed the complicated experience of developing subjectivity in the face of catastrophic exile like that of Nothomb.

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