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[UPDATE] Mind, Body, Cinema

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Thursday, June 16, 2011 - 2:10am
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Cinema Studies Graduate Student Association at San Francisco State University
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The Cinema Studies Graduate Student Association at San Francisco State University is happy to announce its 13th annual Fall Conference, "Mind, Body, Cinema."

Keynote address: Melinda Barlow (Ph.D., New York University).

When it comes to cinema, the words "mind" and "body" evoke concepts that surpass definition. The physical representation of characters is central to cinematic pleasure; however, the relationship of the mind to the bodies of celluloid, narrative, landscape, and theatre must also be taken into consideration. The goal of this conference is to dissect minds and bodies, to take this dualism and produce something akin to a Cartesian nightmare: in what ways can cinematic renderings of minds and bodies transcend convention?

[UPDATE] Comparative Literature Papers--DEADLINE TODAY JUNE 15

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Wednesday, June 15, 2011 - 5:44pm
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University of California Berkeley Comparative Literature Undergraduate Journal (CLUJ)
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To submit: http://ucb-cluj.org/submissions/

Call for Submissions!

The UC Berkeley Undergraduate Journal is currently accepting submissions for its inaugural Fall 2011 issue! We are looking for critical articles with subject matter that falls under the wide banner of Comparative Literature, from international literary trends to literary comparisons between two specific cultures to theoretical literary discourse. The (rolling) deadline to submit is June 15, 2011. Any undergraduate is encouraged to apply. Additional information for non-US students is at the bottom of the page.

Submission guidelines:

Call for Manuscripts: Journal of Illinois History

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Wednesday, June 15, 2011 - 4:31pm
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Evelyn R. Taylor, Editor/Illinois Historic Preservation Agency

The Journal of Illinois History seeks manuscripts on all facets of the history of Illinois and its citizens. Contributions in social, political, economic, and cultural history are welcome, as are related midwestern and Civil War topics, the history of the Northwest Territory, and Illinois biography.

Articles for publication are carefully chosen by the editors, who solicit the comments of at least two referees. Articles are judged on their quality and depth of research, originality, significance of the subject matter, and appropriateness for this Journal.

[UPDATE]: Issue 1.2-3 of NANO: New American Notes Online. Topics: Mystery, Surprise + Aggressive Art, Design, Architecture

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Wednesday, June 15, 2011 - 1:46pm
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NANO: New American Notes Online

Call for Papers: Issue 1.2/3

Deadline: 17 July 2011

TWO SPECIAL THEMES: MYSTERY, THE UNKNOWN, SURPRISE -AND- AGGRESSIVE ART, DESIGN, AND ARCHITECTURE

*** First Special Theme: Mystery, the Unknown, Surprise

What's up? What went down? How are you doing? What happened? We all want to know what is going on. We want knowledge. We want to solve the crime. We want to get it right. Yet, we also get a thrill from being in suspense. We like surprise parties and a good mystery novel. This double issue of NANO is dedicated to the sleuth and the mystery maker.

Three question clusters:

'States of Emergency, States of Emergence?'

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Wednesday, June 15, 2011 - 12:25pm
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Excursions Journal, University of Sussex

Excursions Journal

Call For Papers

'States of Emergence, States of Emergency'

Deadline for articles: 15th August 2011

Submit online at: http://www.excursions-journal.org.uk/cfp.html

'The tradition of the oppressed teaches us that the 'state of emergency' in which we live is not the exception but the rule. We must attain to a conception of history which is in keeping with this insight. Then we shall clearly realize that it is our task to bring about a real state of emergency, and this will improve our position in the struggle against fascism.'

Revolutionary Voices: Marxism, Communication and Social Change

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Wednesday, June 15, 2011 - 11:38am
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National Communication Association Preconvention Seminar
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National Communication Association (NCA) Preconvention Seminar
"Revolutionary Voices: Marxism, Communication, and Social Change"
10:30 am-5:00 PM, Wednesday, November 16th.
New Orleans, LA

"Between Worlds" Edited Collection; Abstracts 7/15/11; Completed Papers 9/15/11

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Wednesday, June 15, 2011 - 11:32am
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Ama Wattley, PhD
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Critical essays are being sought to complement the creative works in an edited anthology entitled Between Worlds to be published by Peter Lang. The anthology is a scholarly project that will include both fictional pieces by creative writers and three or four critical essays by scholars on the themes of home, globalization, diaspora, migration, immigration, displacement, freedom, and belonging.

[UPDATE] The Changing Face of Terror and Terrorism in South Asian Narratives full name--abstracts due Sept.1, 2011

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Wednesday, June 15, 2011 - 11:32am
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Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
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Under the category of British and Anglophone Literatures, this panel invites papers exploring the changing concept of terrorism and terrorist activities in cultural narratives from the South Asian context. Do we notice an ethics of terror and resistance emerge, or have the cultural and visual media initiated a divergent tactics and a loose commentary which confuse the line between the disciplinary apparatus and the terrorist? Is this changing concept of terror and its perpetuation a symptom of a greater ill? Is it an end in itself? Send abstracts within 150 words to: de.aparajita@gmail.com. Abstracts are due by Sept. 1, 2011.

[UPDATE] Conference on the Literary Essay from Montaigne to the Present

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Wednesday, June 15, 2011 - 10:42am
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Queen Mary, University of London

Conference on the Literary Essay, London, July 2-3
Speakers: Adam Phillips, Geoff Dyer, Gillian Beer, Andrew O'Hagan,
Hermione Lee, Karl Miller, Jeremy Treglown, Ophelia Field,
Markman Ellis, Peter Howarth, Ophelia Field, Felicity James, Uttara Natarajan, Stefano Evangelista, Adam Piette, Kathryn Murphy, and Sophie Butler.

Subjects include Montaigne, Bacon, Addison and Steele, Hazlitt, Lamb, Carlyle, Macaulay, Pater, Stevenson, Woolf, the Cold War Essay.

Tickets and details available at:

http://www.english.qmul.ac.uk/news/literaryessay/

CFP: NeMLA 2012: Best Practices: Teaching German Literature on the Undergraduate Level (9/30/11; 3/15-3/18/12)

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Wednesday, June 15, 2011 - 4:51am
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Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
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Call for Papers

BEST PRACTICES: TEACHING GERMAN LITERATURE ON THE UNDERGRADUATE LEVEL

43rd Annual Convention
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 15-18, 2012
Rochester, New York
Host Institution: St. John Fisher College

This session invites presentations on best practices for teaching German literature to undergraduates. What sets of texts, authors and genres work well in the German literature classroom? What thematic and formal approaches as well as writing assignments enable students to read and engage critically with literary texts and literary studies? How does the teaching of literature contribute to students' cultural, historical and political knowledge about German-speaking countries?

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