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Endless forms most beautiful: Science in 19th C American Literature: 12/15/11

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Tuesday, December 6, 2011 - 11:12am
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American Literature Association 2012
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CFP: Endless forms most beautiful: Science in 19th Century American Literature

I would like to propose a panel of papers that explores the role of science (rather than technology) in 19th century American literature for the 23rd Annual American Literature Association Conference in San Francisco, CA.

The 3rd Annual Workshop on Mobile-Computing, Sensing and Actuation (MSA) for Cyber Physical Systems , Salvador de Bahia, Brazil

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Tuesday, December 6, 2011 - 9:35am
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12th International Conference on Computational Science and Its Applications (MSA4CPS-ICCSA), Salvador De Bahia, Brazil
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Welcome to MSA4CPS, 3rd ICCSA Workshop on Mobile-Computing, Sensing and Actuation. From Fukuoka, Japan in 2010, historical Santander on northeastern coast of Spain in 2011, ICCSA has chosen Salvador, Brazil's capital of happiness on its northeastern coast to host 2012 symposia. The 3rd MSA workshop would focus on computing, sensing, actuation and associated issues in Cyber Physical Systems under mobile and static scenarios. Through this workshop, we aim to present a quality program tackling issues related to sensing, transmission, computing, actuation and networking under strict real-time constraints with a focus on both architectural and applied aspects of Cyber Physical Systems.

Comics and Medicine--Navigating the Margins July 2012

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Tuesday, December 6, 2011 - 9:15am
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Comics and Medicine (Graphic Medicine)
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Comics & Medicine: Navigating the Margins
22-24 July 2012
Toronto, Canada
Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
Biomedical Communications Program, University of Toronto
Office of the Vice-Principal, Research, University of Toronto Mississauga

The third international interdisciplinary conference* on comics and medicine will continue to explore the intersection of sequential visual arts and medicine. This year we will highlight perspectives that are often under-represented in graphic narratives, such as depictions of the Outsider or Other in the context of issues such as barriers to healthcare, the stigma of mental illness and disability, and the silent burden of caretaking.

Comics and Medicine--Navigating the Margins July 2012

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Tuesday, December 6, 2011 - 9:14am
full name / name of organization: 
Comics and Medicine (Graphic Medicine)
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Comics & Medicine: Navigating the Margins
22-24 July 2012
Toronto, Canada
Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
Biomedical Communications Program, University of Toronto
Office of the Vice-Principal, Research, University of Toronto Mississauga

The third international interdisciplinary conference* on comics and medicine will continue to explore the intersection of sequential visual arts and medicine. This year we will highlight perspectives that are often under-represented in graphic narratives, such as depictions of the Outsider or Other in the context of issues such as barriers to healthcare, the stigma of mental illness and disability, and the silent burden of caretaking.

[Update} Knowledge: Transmission and Translation (Duke University; February 3-4, 2012)

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Tuesday, December 6, 2011 - 9:10am
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North Carolina Colloquium in Medieval and Early Modern Studies
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Keynote Speaker: Peter Lake, University Distinguished Professor of History, Professor of the History of Christianity, Divinity School, Vanderbilt University

The 12th annual North Carolina Colloquium in Medieval and Early Modern Studies invites graduate students to submit proposals that engage broadly with notions of knowledge--its transmission, translation and commodifcation in economies of power. We welcome interdisciplinary submissions ranging in historical focus from the 11th to the 17th century. Our topic is intended to be expansive rather than limiting, inviting notions of knowledge that work across the boundaries of scholastic and vernacular culture and embrace both elite and popular practices and forms of understanding.

INVITATION: Sensible Flesh: AIDS and the Body, King's College London

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Tuesday, December 6, 2011 - 7:12am
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Zoe Roth (King's College London), Fusako Innami (Oxford)

We're delighted to invite you to the third session of "Sensible Flesh: Rethinking the Body in the 21st Century" in London, Monday 12th December at 18.00, Room S8.08, King's College London (Strand Campus). Followed by drinks and a discussion. This month our two speakers will be addressing different perspectives on the AIDS epidemic.

Fiona Johnstone (Birkbeck) – 'AIDS, art, and the "corporeal turn"'

Cultural Translation and East Asia: Film, Literature and Art

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Tuesday, December 6, 2011 - 6:35am
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Dr Kate Taylor-Jones and Dr Yan Ying. Bangor University WALES UK
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The aim of this interdisciplinary conference is to focus on questions of 'cultural translation' in all its forms and constructs. As global identity becomes increasingly defined by questions of communication across languages and cultures the role of 'translation' becomes key in the forging of new subjectivities.

Topics could include (although are not limited to) :

1. Adaption in literature, film and media

2. Interplay between East Asian nations

3. Construction of 'East Asia' as a theoretical/political/cultural concept

4. A focus on the interplay between 'East Asia' and the 'West'

5. Global Dissemination of East Asian Popular Culture.

Conference on Anthropology & Sustainability in Asia - Bangkok, Aug 31-Sept 2, 2012

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Tuesday, December 6, 2011 - 2:03am
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Asia Pacific Society for Anthropology and Holistic Sustainability
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The 2012 Conference on Anthropology & Sustainability in Asia invites scholarly interactions among academics, researchers, doctoral students, and representatives from industry, as well as think tanks, non-profit / non-governmental organization professionals to submit proposals by April 1, 2012.

As the fields of anthropology and sustainability cross over into multiple areas and disciplines, authors are welcome to submit from a range of topics, perspectives, and disciplines. The range of research submissions may include conceptual, empirical, experimental, and case studies.

Under the theme of Anthropological Perspectives on Holistic Sustainability, CASA 2012 welcomes submissions from the following five areas:

Reviving and Revisioning Work: Examining Class

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Monday, December 5, 2011 - 10:06pm
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Second Annual University of Houston Graduate Literature Conference March 31, 2012

Between the recession, partisan rhetoric about class war, and the current Occupy movement, class has moved to the forefront of American political consciousness. Class is also something we can't avoid in the academy--whether we're talking about the relative place of men and women (Schell); WPAs, professors, and TAs (Bousquet, Scott); literature and composition (Miller); the university and the community (Mathieu); undergraduate students; or the literary canon and authors that we study. This is a kairotic moment to reexamine our assumptions about class and look more deeply at the class implications in our literature, our languages, our classrooms, and our communities.

"Pynchon on the Land," proposed ALA Conference panel, May 24-27, 2012

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Monday, December 5, 2011 - 10:02pm
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John Miller
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This panel to be proposed for the ALA Conference in San Francisco, May 24-27, 2012, will attempt to bring discussions of Pynchon "down to earth" by examining the role of the physical landscape, whether natural or man-made, in Thomas Pynchon's fiction. Topics might include the significance or significations of wandering, travelling, map-making, going under the ground, or flying over it; real estate development; feng shui; real, imaginary, and disappeared geographies; strange weather; hollow earths; borders of land and sea; geology; freeways; places of power; the power of place.

Proposals dealing with more than one work are particularly encouraged, though papers on single works are also welcome.

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