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Keeping Up: Enthusiasm, Anxiety and the Culture of Wellbeing

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Tuesday, March 15, 2011 - 4:44pm
full name / name of organization: 
Culture of Cities Centre
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The Culture of Cities Centre, affiliated with the University of Waterloo, is pleased to announce our upcoming conference, Keeping Up: Enthusiasm, Anxiety and the Culture of Wellbeing, to be held June 23-26, 2011 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Leisure Modernism - for MSA October 6-9, 2011 - Abstract due April 7

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Tuesday, March 15, 2011 - 2:22pm
full name / name of organization: 
Christian Gerzso and Shawna Ross
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This panel for MSA13 aims to present a significant intervention in new modernist studies by contending that the dialectic of labor and leisure, which has not received sustained attention within modernist scholarship, is a key category through which modernists imagined, critiqued and reconfigured modernity. Not only a concept but also a set of specifically modern cultural practices and institutions, leisure is set against competitive and coercive work, on the one hand, and mere conspicuous consumption and abstention from labor, on the other. This panel seeks to explore not only influential representations of modern leisure, but also to uncover how modernists reflexively defined themselves and their art through concepts of leisure.

Stargate Collection, Proposals 6/15/11

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Tuesday, March 15, 2011 - 1:57pm
full name / name of organization: 
Daniel Farr

Stargate, a sci-fi military adventure franchise, emerged in the mid-1990s and has spawned several television series, films, and a variety of books, video games, and comic book. As the third major series, Stargate Universe, has recently begun to air its final episodes it is an opportune time to pursue critical dialogue and analyses of this franchise.

[Update--date correction] Southeastern Renaissance Conference 6/1; 10/21-22

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Tuesday, March 15, 2011 - 1:16pm
full name / name of organization: 
Southeastern Renaissance Conference
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Papers are invited on any aspect of Renaissance literature and culture for presentation at the Southeastern Renaissance Conference, October 21-22, 2011 at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC.

Please submit your full essay (20 minute reading time) by email attachment to Dr. Robert L. Reid, President of the Southeastern Renaissance Conference, rlreid@ehc.edu by June 1, 2011.

Submissions on International Comics Studies (covering all nationalities, topics, and genres)

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Tuesday, March 15, 2011 - 12:18pm
full name / name of organization: 
First International Comics Conference at the University of São Paulo, Brazil, for a conference on Aug. 23-26, 2011
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Quando: 23 a 26 de agosto de 2011

Onde: Escola de Comunicações e Artes da Universidade de São Paulo (ECA/USP)

Endereço: Av. Prof. Lúcio Martins Rodrigues, 443, Butantã, Universidade de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brasil.

Proposta: divulgação de avanços científicos relacionados às histórias em quadrinhos nas diversas áreas do conhecimento, de modo a promover o intercâmbio de novos saberes e experiências.

Público-alvo: pesquisadores de histórias em quadrinhos, estudantes (doutorandos, mestrandos, graduandos), profissionais da área e interessados em geral.

Modernism and Justification (MSA13, Oct. 6-9, Buffalo, NY)

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Tuesday, March 15, 2011 - 11:05am
full name / name of organization: 
Evan Kindley / Modernist Studies Association
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This panel takes inspiration from recent work in pragmatist sociology – particularly Luc Boltanski and Laurent Thévenot's landmark On Justification: Economies of Worth – that seeks to move beyond sociology's disciplinary focus on how unconscious collectivities exert pressure on unknowing individuals, on the one hand, and economists' disciplinary focus on rational actors engaging in self-interested commerce on the other. Boltanski and Thévenot ask instead: how do people construct agreement and settle disputes in everyday life?

Historicizing Somaesthetics: Body-Mind Connections in the Medieval and Early Modern Viewer (CAA, Feb 22-25, 2012)

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Tuesday, March 15, 2011 - 8:31am
full name / name of organization: 
Allie Terry-Fritsch, Bowling Green State University
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Call For Participation

Historicizing Somaesthetics: Body-Mind Connections in the Medieval and Early Modern Viewer

College Art Association Conference, Los Angeles, Feb. 22-25, 2012

Session Organizer and Chair: Allie Terry-Fritsch, Bowling Green State University (alterry@bgsu.edu)

Penser le zouk

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Tuesday, March 15, 2011 - 6:49am
full name / name of organization: 
Vété-Congolo Hanétha/Bowdoin College
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Call for papers
« Penser le zouk »

Following the symposium « Penser le zouk » that took place in Martinique from April 2010 to November 2010, the organizing committee solicits contributions to a collection of academic papers, "Penser le zouk".

At first glance and utterance, a Creole onomatopoeia, the term "zouk" seems to bear no specific meaning or significance. Yet, zouk refers to the modern form of music and dance created out of the sense of aesthetic and creativity of the French Caribbean countries of Martinique and Guadeloupe.

Space and Motion in Literature, Abstracts due March 21, Conference May 23

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Tuesday, March 15, 2011 - 6:34am
full name / name of organization: 
King's College London English Graduate School
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250 word abstracts are invited for anything regarding space, motion, and literature (in any language). This will be an exciting day, ending with an exciting key-note address presented by Professor Andrew Thacker of DeMontfort University. Please include a short biography with your submission. All abstracts due my March 21st.

Dalit and Disability

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Tuesday, March 15, 2011 - 3:47am
full name / name of organization: 
MJP Rohilkhand University
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The editor of a collection on Dalit Literature seeks quality papers on
related themes e.g.,
Dalit and Disability
Dalit Identity
Dalit Consciousness
Dalit Autobiograhy
Dalit and Gandhi
Regional Dalit literatures
Subaltern voices in Dalit Autobiography

We are short of 4-5 quality papers only.
Papers should be between 3,000-7,000 words in MLA format. A 200-250 words
abstract along with bio will be due by 15 May 2011. Full papers due
by 15 June 2011.
Send your abstracts with Bio to
asha.choubey_at_yahoo.com
asha.choubey_at_gmail.com
reader1234_at_rediffmail.com
Dr. Asha Choubey
Associate professor of English
Head, Department of Humanities

[UPDATE] Converting Cultures, Building the Empire: American Missionaries in the 19th and 20th Centuries (Nov. 5-6, 2011)

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Tuesday, March 15, 2011 - 12:56am
full name / name of organization: 
Michelle Stonis / Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
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Call for Papers

2011 Annual Conference of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)

Claremont, California
November 5-6, 2011

Session Title:
Converting Cultures, Building the Empire:
American Missionaries in the 19th and 20th Centuries

MPCA/ACA 2011: Harry Potter Panel (October 14-16, 2011)

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Monday, March 14, 2011 - 11:14pm
full name / name of organization: 
Orlando Dos Reis / Midwest Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association
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The Harry Potter area of the Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association invites panel and paper proposals for its annual conference. The conference will be held from October 14-16, 2011 at the Hilton Milwaukee City Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Proposals and abstracts of about 250-300 words on any aspect of Harry Potter are welcome, although topics focusing on time, space, and memory are of particular interest this year.

Please submit proposals and abstracts to the Area Chair. Electronic submissions should be sent to Orlando Dos Reis, Kansas State University at dosreis@ksu.edu. Deadline for submissions is April 30, 2011.

Call for Papers: Indigenous Health

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Monday, March 14, 2011 - 6:54pm
full name / name of organization: 
AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples

Colonization and health have an intricate relationship for indigenous peoples. For many indigenous groups, colonization brought with it diseases that proved devastating for peoples without immunity, but it also brought with it ideas of health that were different from those carried by the more than 5,000 groups that identify as indigenous today. With traditional approaches to health standing alongside mainstream structures in many nations today, health becomes a sphere where the politics of indigeneity and race are negotiated.

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