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Zizek and Performance: Expressions of Interest by 11 June 2012

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Thursday, April 26, 2012 - 8:07am
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Broderick Chow & Alex Mangold / Brunel University, UK / Aberystwyth University, UK

** Apologies for cross-posting **

Expressions of interest are invited from scholars across the humanities interested in philosophy, theatre and performance to contribute to an edited volume on:

Žižek and Performance

Scritture migranti / Migrant Writings - June 20, 2012

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Thursday, April 26, 2012 - 7:30am
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Scritture migranti: rivista di scambi interculturali

The Department of Italian Studies at the University of Bologna (Italy) is now accepting submissions for its next issue (n. 6/2012) of Scritture migranti, an international journal dedicated to writing on migration.
Interested scholars should send a complete essay or an abstract of approx. 20 lines by June 20, 2012 to the editorial committee: redazione.scritturemigranti@unibo.it .

PASSIONS: Synapsis - European School for Comparative Studies, 3-10 Sept. 2012

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Thursday, April 26, 2012 - 3:20am
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Synapsis (European School for Comparative Studies)
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For some time now, philosophers, sociologists and neuroscientists have started to look once again at the world of emotions and passions to try and understand the mechanisms behind them. The development of this field of inquiry bears witness to a renewed fascination for human behaviour. Many disciplines seem to be characterised these days by this 'affective turn', which has led to fresh attention to the nature of artistic and literary expression, and for its capacity to illustrate the physical and ethical dimensions of feeling.

RSA 2013 Proposed Panel: "Heidegger and Humanist Poetics"--June 8th, 2012

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Wednesday, April 25, 2012 - 11:37pm
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Joshua Brazee / University of Wisconsin-Madison
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Renaissance Society of America 2013 (San Diego): In the 1980s, Ernesto Grassi, friend and student of Martin Heidegger, attempted to rescue Renaissance Humanism from Heidegger's condemnation, "every Humanism begins with a definition of the essence of man and so with an anthropological philosophy." Grassi, through a Heideggerian lens, reinterprets the work of humanist Italian poets to argue that while medieval thinking "proceeds from an ontology, a theory of beings…the specific Humanistic process of thought begins with the problem of words, above all the poetic idiom." The crucial difference is that while ontologies fix the meaning of language and thus the meaning of beings, humanist poetic thinking understands language as historical.

Jewish American and Holocaust Literature Annual Symposium November 11-13, 2012

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Wednesday, April 25, 2012 - 8:06pm
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Dr. Holli Levitsky
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Seeking papers on any aspect of Jewish American and Holocaust Literature--including drama, film, visual-and-performance art--for the 17th Annual JAHLit Symposium at the landmark Betsy Hotel in South Beach, Florida. Send 250 word abstracts to Holli Levitsky at hlevitsk@lmu.edu by August 31, 2012. Completed registration form and $150 check for membership in the Society for the Study of Jewish American Literature should be sent to: Holli Levitsky, LMU Department of English, One LMU Drive, Suite 3800, Los Angeles CA 90045. If you have any questions call Holli Levistky at 310-338-7664 or Ezra Cappell at 915-747-5739.

Stage to Screen: Contemporary Playwrights

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Wednesday, April 25, 2012 - 4:46pm
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PAMLA: Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
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Papers are sought for an approved PAMLA special session panel: Stage to Screen: Contemporary Playwrights.

CFP for a Collection of Hair Stories/Reflections/Memoirs

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Wednesday, April 25, 2012 - 4:43pm
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Dr. Clarissa West-White
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I have been moved to call for submissions for a collection of hair stories I decided to put together after reading a very long series of posts about natural hair care. I have always been fascinated by reactions to and about our hair-Black Hair. It doesn't matter if it is bone straight or curly and tight, very few women of color appear happy with their hair, their crown and glory. I have received comments, both positive and negative, about my hair from those I would least expect to care.

[UPDATED CFP] - The Accidental Tourist and Early Modern Utopias - SAMLA 2012, Durham, Nc, 11/9-11/11

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Wednesday, April 25, 2012 - 12:44pm
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Southeastern Renaissance Conference (SRC) [SAMLA Affiliated Group]

SAMLA Conference 2012, Durham, North Carolina, Nov. 9-11
Southeastern Renaissance Conference (SRC) [Affiliated Group]
Chair: Dan Mills, Clayton State University (stephenmills@clayton.edu)
Secretary: Dr. Kerri Allen, Dalton State College (klallen@daltonstate.edu)
Title: The Accidental Tourist and Early Modern Utopias

Media, Fans, and Sacred : Neoreligiosity Seeks Institution

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Wednesday, April 25, 2012 - 11:21am
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Marc Joly-Corcoran/co-chief ed. - www.kinephanos.ca
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The deadline for submissions for this issue is August 1st, 2012

Media, Fans, and Sacred :
Neoreligiosity Seeks Institution

Edited by Marc Joly-Corcoran & Vincent Mauger

Kinephanos accepts articles in French and in English

Kinephanos is a bilingual web-based journal. Focusing on questions involving cinema and popular media, Kinephanos encourages interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research. The journal's primary interests are movies and popular TV series, video games, emerging technologies and fan cultures. The preferred approaches include cinema studies, communication theories, religion sciences, philosophy, cultural studies and media studies.

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UPDATE: DIGITAL DEFOE: STUDIES IN DEFOE & HIS CONTEMPORARIES

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Wednesday, April 25, 2012 - 1:36am
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THE DEFOE SOCIETY

Digital Defoe: Studies in Defoe & His Contemporaries is now accepting submissions for: Issue 4.1 Fall 2012: Open Topic

For the fall 2012 issue, Digital Defoe: Studies in Defoe & His Contemporaries is accepting submissions in any medium and on any topic of relevance to early eighteenth-century culture.

Haiti: From Pre-Columbian to Declaration of Independnece

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Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - 4:51pm
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PAMLA 2012 - October 19-21
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Haiti: From Pre-Columbian to Independence. Papers are invited to explore the neglected past of Haiti before the arrival of the Europeans and the proclamation of the Independence. The deadline for abstracts (300 words maximum) is May 15, 2012.

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