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[UPDATE] Cine tectonica: Film on the Faultline

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Thursday, March 1, 2012 - 4:12pm
Alan Wright

The recent earthquakes in Chile, Christchurch and Japan have left a host of powerful images in the minds and memories of millions of people around the world. Film has always played a crucial role in the imagination of disaster. From its earliest days, cinema has registered the impact of seismic events. The aftermath of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake is recorded on film. In New Zealand, footage from the Napier earthquake of 1931 shows the destruction of the town. Hollywood even recast New Zealand in Green Dolphin Street (Saville, 1947) as the fictional setting for a special effects mega-quake and tsunami.

MMLA Special Session: Bodies on the Marketplace [UPDATE]

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Thursday, March 1, 2012 - 3:26pm
Midwest Modern Language Association. Special Session

Bodies on the Marketplace: Supply and Demand
This sessions welcomes papers on the body in performance, the media, the arts, and in pedagogy, i.e., the student body. Please send 250-word abstracts to Ann C. Hall, halla@ohio dominican.edu, by May 1. Include your name, address, phone, and email.

2012 MPCA/ACA: Popular Romance

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Thursday, March 1, 2012 - 2:40pm
Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association

Call for Papers: Popular Romance

2012 Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference
Friday-Sunday, October 12-14, 2012
Columbus, OH
Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel
(Conference info: http://www.mpcaaca.org)

Deadline for submission: April 30, 2012.

Eat Your Vegetables (Before They Eat You!): Good Plants / Bad Plants in Fiction and Culture - MLA 2013 (3-6 January, Boston)

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Thursday, March 1, 2012 - 1:41pm
College English Association

Human beings have always lived in a state of ecological, nutritional, and psychological dependence on plants, yet the attitudes toward plant life expressed in the imaginative literature of Western culture are ambivalent. In the nineteenth century, Emerson's delight in "the suggestion of an occult relationship between man and vegetable" finds its dark echo in Hawthorne's "Rappaccini's Daughter," in which the loveliness of the mad scientist's garden conceals a latent threat to human personhood.

"Women's Work": Women's Caucus of the Modern Languages. MLA 2013 Conference. Boston, Jan. 1-3, 2013.

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Thursday, March 1, 2012 - 1:19pm
Women's Caucus of the Modern Languages

Join the Women's Caucus of the Modern Languages at the MLA convention to 2013! (Boston, Jan. 1-3 2013). Our general rubric for our three panels is "Women's Work," by which we mean not only working conditions for women in academia, but also the gendering of those conditions, which includes male workers as well. We would appreciate it if you would circulate these calls widely to appropriate lists, as well as sending in proposals yourself.

GRAMMA - Journal of Theory and Criticism

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Thursday, March 1, 2012 - 8:36am
Karin Boklund-Lagopoulou and Alexandros Ph. Lagopoulos - Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Journal of Theory and Criticism
Semiotics as a Theory of Culture: Deciphering the Meanings of Cultural Texts

[UPDATE] REMINDER: Caribbean Conference on Trade Policy, Innovation Governance and Small State Competitiveness 11-13 June 2012

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Thursday, March 1, 2012 - 8:29am
Shridath Ramphal Centre for International Trade Law, Policy and Services, Institute of International Relations, and Institute for Sustainable Development

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International trans-disciplinary conference focusing on practice and theory of trade policy for small states in the contemporary global economy drawing on the experience and lessons from the Caribbean.

Call for Papers

Caribbean Conference on Trade Policy, Innovation Governance and Small State Competitiveness

11-13 June, 2012

Shridath Ramphal Centre, University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Barbados

www.shridathramphalcentre.org

CFP MLA 2013: Denise Levertov's Converging Poetics

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Thursday, March 1, 2012 - 5:47am
Cristina Gamez-Fernandez

This session invites submissions which explore Denise Levertov's poetics as a converging space of transcendental lyricism, religious meditation and ecological and sociopolitical protest. 300-word abstracts and short bios by 15 March 2012

UPDATE_Communication of the symbolic and the symbolic of communication in the modern and postmodern societies_France

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Thursday, March 1, 2012 - 5:36am
ESSACHESS and The Open Research Centre for International Applied Research Studies of Innovations in Communication (ORC IARSIC)

ESSACHESS and The Open Research Centre for International Applied Research Studies of Innovations in Communication (ORC IARSIC) organise The International Conference on Communication of the symbolic and the symbolic of communication in the modern and postmodern societies. This prestigious event will be held at The Techno sciences Institute for Information and Communication (ITIC), Paul Valéry University of Montpellier 3, on 8-9 November 2012.

Kenote speaker: Lucien SFEZ

Important dates:

Conference on Communication of the symbolic and the symbolic of communication in the modern and postmodern societies_France

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Thursday, March 1, 2012 - 5:32am
ESSACHESS and The Open Research Centre for International Applied Research Studies of Innovations in Communication (ORC IARSIC)

ESSACHESS and The Open Research Centre for International Applied Research Studies of Innovations in Communication (ORC IARSIC) organise The International Conference on Communication of the symbolic and the symbolic of communication in the modern and postmodern societies. This prestigious event will be held at The Techno sciences Institute for Information and Communication (ITIC), Paul Valéry University of Montpellier 3, on 8-9 November 2012.

Kenote speaker: Lucien SFEZ

Important dates:

Conference "Räume der Herkunft", Wuerzburg, Germany, June 21-23, 2013

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Thursday, March 1, 2012 - 3:13am
Dr. Katrin Dennerlein, Institut fuer Deutsche Philologie, Universitaet Wuerzburg

Call for Papers

Katrin Dennerlein/Maximilian Benz

Räume der Herkunft.
Fallstudien zu einer historischen Narratologie
Tagung vom 21.-23. Juni 2013 an der Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg

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