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"Efface the Traces!" Modernism and Influence

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Tuesday, February 12, 2013 - 3:14pm
Durham University

Registration is now open for '"Efface the Traces!" Modernism and Influence', a three-day interdisciplinary conference, taking place at Durham University on 9-11 April 2013. With a total of 57 speakers, the event brings together leading academics and postgraduates from around the world to share new work on modernism, with a particular focus upon exploring previously neglected influences on modernism and influences of modernism.

To view the full conference programme please open the attached pdf, or visit our website at: http://effacethetraces.wordpress.com/programme-2/

[UPDATE] Doll Encounters, a panel at (dis)junctions Grad Conference, Apr 5-6. DEADLINE EXTENDED to Feb 22

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Tuesday, February 12, 2013 - 2:15pm
Josh Pearson, University of California Riverside

When we encounter dolls as grown-ups, what is it that we are encountering? What might personal and cultural doll-identifications betray about relationships with the past, with gender and sexuality, with play, with tenderness and with terror? This panel invites submissions which reflect upon the sociocultural meaning of the doll as text, as artifact, or, more traditionally, as an enduring literary and filmic obsession. In psychoanalysis as well as in the popular imagination, dolls have long played the role of uncanny object. This panel is particularly interested in the way in which new technologies, products and markets have uncannily reproduced, intensified and responded to anxieties and hauntings from the past.

[UPDATE] 20th Annual (dis)junctions Humanities and Social Sciences Graduate Conference, Apr 5-6. DEADLINE EXTENDED to Feb 22

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Tuesday, February 12, 2013 - 2:12pm
Josh Pearson, University of California Riverside

This year's (dis)junctions conference at UCR invites papers that contribute to conversations around notions of "encountering," with particular focus given to the operation of texts, understood as representational media objects, within "scenes of encounter."

Encounter: transitive verb
1 a: to meet as an adversary b: to engage in conflict with
2: to come upon face-to-face
3: to come upon or experience especially unexpectedly

[UPDATE] Media in Transition 8: public media, private media CFP deadline is March 1 (conference: May 3-5 at MIT)

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Tuesday, February 12, 2013 - 12:07pm
MIT Comparative Media Studies / MIT Communications Forum

http://web.mit.edu/comm-forum/mit8

Media in Transition 8: public media, private media

International Conference

Conference dates: May 3-5, 2013 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA.

 

Featured Speakers Include:

Roderick Coover, Dept. of Film and Media Studies, Temple University

Henry Jenkins, Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, USC

Jose van Dijck, Dept. of Media Studies, University of Amsterdam

(Re)Presenting the Archive

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Tuesday, February 12, 2013 - 5:03am
University of Sheffield, UK

In a Higher Education context where originality in research is increasingly valorised, what place is there for explicitly re-presentational practices such as scholarly editing and curating? At first glance, the REF2014 landscape would seem favourable. The panel guidelines recognise "scholarly editions", "databases" and "electronic resources" as outputs, and promote "the creation of archival or specialist collections to support the research infrastructure". Edition and curation also produce tangible results—including printed and digital texts, catalogues and exhibitions—that can impact beyond the academy, preserving and presenting materials for a general audience. But what is the value of these activities and how can it be measured?

CFP: From Monadism to Nomadism: A Hybrid Approach to Cultural Productions. [Deadline Extension: February 22, 2013]

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Monday, February 11, 2013 - 11:25pm
The Annual Center for Research in the Humanities & Arts Graduate Students conference will be held at the campus of the University of California, Merced on April 12-13, 2013.

The Annual Center for Research in the Humanities & Arts Graduate Students conference will be held at the campus of the University of California, Merced on April 12-13, 2013. From Monadism to Nomadism: A Hybrid Approach to Cultural Productions will focus on the intersection and interplay of cultural studies, the social sciences, and the humanities, encouraging the exploration of various theoretical frameworks, case studies and fieldwork, and research.

In Bodies We Trust: Performance, Affect, & Political Economy

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Monday, February 11, 2013 - 11:24am
Northwestern University Department of Performance Studies Graduate Student Conference

In Bodies We Trust: Performance, Affect, & Political Economy

an interdisciplinary graduate student conference

Department of Performance Studies at Northwestern University, Evanston, IL

Proposals Due: April 5, 2013

Conference Dates: October 11-13, 2013

Keynote Speaker: Judith Hamera

Faculty Discussants: Joshua Chambers-Letson, Nick Davis, Tracy Davis, Hannah Feldman, Marcela Fuentes, Barnor Hesse, Richard Iton, Chloe Johnston, D. Soyini Madison, Susan Manning, Kaley Mason, Coya Paz, Janice Radway, Ramón H. Rivera-Servera, C. Riley Snorton, Elizabeth Son, and Harvey Young

psconference.soc.northwestern.edu

Call for Papers & Performances

The Human journal NOW accepts submissions. May 5, 2013 is the deadline for the June issue.

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Monday, February 11, 2013 - 9:57am
The Human, a journal of humanities, social sciences, and arts

The Human (www.humanjournal.org) is an international and interdisciplinary new journal that publishes articles written in the fields of literatures in English (British, American, postcolonial, etc.), classical and modern Turkish literature, sociology, drama, comparative literature, and cultural studies, as well as creative works of art such as poems, short stories, and plays. To learn more about the journal and its principles, please visit this page: http://www.humanjournal.org/index.php/about-the-human-manifesto

Literary Responses to Mind Science, MLA 2014, Abstracts Due 3/15

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Monday, February 11, 2013 - 9:42am
Nikki Skillman / American Academy of Arts and Sciences

"In any period," M.H. Abrams writes, "the theory of mind and the theory of art tend to turn on similar analogues, explicit or submerged." How has the literature of the long twentieth century responded to philosophical and cultural transformations brought about by the rise of mind science? What thematic and formal means have literary artists used to explore the ontological, epistemological, and ethical implications of cognitive materialism? How has the explanatory power of cognitive science eclipsed the explanatory power of psychoanalysis in recent fiction and poetry? Possible topics include the neuronovel, drug use, the resistance to science, mental illness, correspondences between biological and textual form.

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