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Sherlock Collection of Essays 1st June 2013

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Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - 6:19am
Nadine Farghaly

Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson are one of the best known couples in Literature. Since Arthur Canon Doyle first published his famous detective stories in 1887, with his work covering the years 1880 until 1914 when Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson finally retired to the countryside, these stories have not lost any of their charm. Frequent adaptations in both the book world and the movie world have demonstrated that the famous detective has neither lost his charm nor his appeal. Different adaptations have added different layers to the Sherlock Holmes universe. While Robert Downey Jr.'s Sherlock brought a sexy playfulness to the screen, Benedict Cumberbatch's Sherlock made his social ineptness as well as his disabilities more prominent.

Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture, Issue 12.4

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Tuesday, February 12, 2013 - 9:35pm
Alan Clinton

Introducing
Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture
Issue 12.4
Featuring Contributions from Marc Ouellette, Alan Clinton, Rebecca Adelman, Molly Brost, Emily E. Auger , Richard Brock, Vincent Caruso, Angela Eikenberry, Maria Engberg, Thomas Fink, Danuta Fjellestad, John Grzinich, Helena Gurfinkel, Corinne Thiessen Hepher, Tomas Jonsson, Brian Macaskill, Patricia Nickel, Ifeoma Udoye, and Sage Wheeler.

"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.

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