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[Extended Deadline 16 February] Sensualising Deformity: Communication and Construction of Monstrous Embodiment

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Wednesday, January 25, 2012 - 9:05am
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University of Edinburgh
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Deformity is traditionally sanitised and fitted into a structure of normality. The academy tends to obscure the complexity of the sensuous/sensual/sensed body of the deformed subject, and of the questions, anxieties, and denials which surround deformity when it is located within a continuum of sense.

The Politics of Critique

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Wednesday, January 25, 2012 - 6:20am
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Critical Studies Research Group (CSRG), School of Humanities, University of Brighton

Call for Papers: The Politics of Critique
2nd Critical Studies Research Group Postgraduate Conference
Organised by the Critical Studies Research Group (CSRG)
18-19 July 2012, University of Brighton, UK

Embodied Religion - Deadline 31 March 2012

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Wednesday, January 25, 2012 - 5:13am
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European Society for Philosophy of Religion
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Call for short papers
Deadline for submitting abstracts of the short-papers to the principal organizers: 1 March 2012
Maximum number of words of the abstracts: 350
Set-up short papers: 20' presentation time (max. 2300 words), followed by 10' discussion
The short papers should preferably be related to the conference-theme (and to one of the four sessions)
Program description
Religion has always been interpreted as primarily belonging to the sphere of the spiritual, since for most religious traditions (Christian as well as non-Christian) God is a spiritual being and

[UPDATE] Hortulus Journal: March 1 Submission Deadline, Special Issue on Medieval Space and Place

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Wednesday, January 25, 2012 - 2:57am
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Hortulus: The Online Graduate Journal of Medieval Studies
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Hortulus: The Online Graduate Journal of Medieval Studies
Special Call For Papers for Issue on Medieval Space and Place

SUBMISSION DEADLINE FOR VOLUME 7, Issue 1: 1 March 2012

The next issue of Hortulus: The Online Graduate Journal of Medieval Studies will be published in May of 2012. This special issue will be devoted to representations and interpretations of spatial order, and place as a socially constructed category, in the art, chronicles, letters, literature, and music of the Middle Ages.

MSA 14 (Oct. 18-21, 2012)--Proposed Panel on Modernism and Psychology

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Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 8:50pm
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Jen Spitzer and Meg Hammond / New York University

We are looking for a third contributor to round out a proposed panel on modernism and psychology for the 2012 Modernist Studies Association conference in Las Vegas. Papers for the panel will either explore the role(s) that psychological theories and practice played in the creation of modernist art or use recent psychology to illuminate some aspect of modernism. Although we are particularly interested in papers that treat schools of psychology other than Freudian psychoanalysis (such as behaviorism, social psychology, cognitive psychology, or self psychology), we also welcome papers that examine non-orthodox Freudian approaches. We especially hope to see proposals for papers on visual art, film, theater, or architecture.

KREAM 2012 - Submission date: January 31, 2012

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Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 7:41pm
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Applied models and knowledge representation in computational science
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Call for Papers KREAM'12

Applied models and knowledge representation in computational science
http://www.ieru.org/org/kream/2012/

KREAM is at the
International Conference on Computational Science (ICCS)
Omaha, June 4 - June 6, 2012
http://www.iccs-meeting.org/
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Shift: Graduate Journal of Visual and Material Culture

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Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 7:31pm
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Shift: Graduate Journal of Visual and Material Culture
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Shift welcomes academic papers, exhibition and book reviews, as well as discussions concerning other art-related events from current graduate students. Please see Submission and Style Guidelines for appropriate guidelines.

The committee welcomes submissions dealing with visual and material culture from any discipline. Papers may address a full range of topics and historical periods. Topics may include, but are not limited to, art and propaganda, patronage, gender and identity, spirituality and art, nationalisms and regionalisms, modernism and modernity, performance art, photography and film, perspectives in theory, methodology, and historiography, collection and representation, art and technology.

Child Protagonists in [German] Literature and Film

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Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 7:23pm
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Women in German and Children's Literature Divisions, MLA

Call for Papers: Women in German (WiG) and Children's Literature Division of the MLA co-sponsored panel for the Modern Language Association Annual Conference (Boston, January 3-6, 2013)

Child Protagonists in [German] Literature and Film

Shakespeare and Performance [Update: January 31, 2012]

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Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 5:56pm
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Early Modern Studies Journal (EMSJ) formally Early English Studies (EES)

The 2012 volume will focus on "Shakespeare and Performance." We are interested in articles that consider any aspect of performance in historical or contemporary productions of Shakespeare and his contemporary playwrights. The following list is of possible topics, but should not be considered exhaustive:



[UPDATE] Velvet Light Trap Journal #71 CFP: The Archive Deadline Extended to Feb. 6th

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Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 5:52pm
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Velvet Light Trap
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CFP: The Archive

The Velvet Light Trap Issue #71: The Archive

From material to immaterial, the archive serves as an interface between past and future knowledge. In this relationship, the archive is both a method and a space of theory and politics. As the production and exchange of information continue to expand at exponential rates, understanding the role of the archive in the storage, accessibility, and legacy of this information becomes increasingly necessary. Already this call has joined the digital archives of inboxes, servers, and hard drives, underscoring the prevalence of archives in everyday life. The study of the production of knowledge necessitates an interrogation of the contemporary state of the archive.

SCSC Annual Meeting 2012 (Cincinnati, 15 April // 25-28 October)

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Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 3:29pm
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Donald J. Harreld / Sixteenth Century Society and Conference

The Sixteenth Century Society and Conference (SCSC) is now accepting proposals for individual papers and complete panels for its annual conference, to be held October 25-28, 2012, at the at the National Historic Landmark hotel, the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza, an Art Deco gem that opened in 1931 and is a located in the heart of downtown, near Fountain Square. Dubbed the Queen City by Longfellow, and Porkopolis by others, and located on the banks of the Ohio River, Cincinnati was an important link on the Underground Railway. It has two art museums, the Cincinnati and Taft, both with 15th-17th c. artworks.

Friendship as Praxis: Towards Community (Cultural and Otherwise)

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Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 3:19pm
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English Graduate Caucus of Simon Fraser University
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If there is 'no friend', then how could I call you my friends, my friends? By what right? How could you take me seriously? If I call you my friends, my friends, if I call you, my friends, how dare I add, to you, that there is no friend?

- Jacques Derrida, The Politics of Friendship (1994)

From this day forth, I would like you all to report to me your findings on the magic of friendship when, and only when, you happen to discover them.

- Princess Celestia, My Little Pony (2011)

DASH Literary Journal 2012 Edition, Cal State Fullerton's Official Literary Magazine (Deadline: March 1, 2012)

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Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 1:02pm
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DASH Literary Journal

Dash, Cal State Fullerton's annual literary journal, seeks submissions for its 2012 issue. It is our mission to publish works of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, criticism, and art (as well as hybrid texts) that push the boundaries of short, emphatic expression. We aim to communicate more with less. Waste not, want not. Submit.

NB: DASH is a student-produced journal that emphasizes artistic and editorial integrity throughout the production process. All entries are 100% blind, peer-reviewed (No favors for friends).

Boundaries (push at your own risk):

Poems: 
33 lines or fewer. Submit up to 5.

Fiction, Nonfiction, Criticism:
 2012 words or fewer, double-spaced.
 Limit: 1 submission per category.

MISSING TEXTS

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Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 12:53pm
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Material Texts Network, Birkbeck College, University of London
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Missing Texts
A Conference organised by the Material Texts Network at Birkbeck, University of London
Saturday June 2, 2012
Call for Papers

The Material Texts Network at Birkbeck convenes and encourages innovative work on the materiality of texts. We invite 300-word proposals, from scholars working in any period and discipline, on the theme of 'Missing Texts'. Papers might consider

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