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Critical Distance: Reclusiveness, Secession, Indifference -- Special Issue of the Journal for Cultural Research

Thursday, December 13, 2012 - 8:25am
Guest Editor: James Corby; Journal for Cultural Research

In the context of any attempt to rethink the modalities, possibilities, conditions and limitations of critical thought, the otherwise sober and restrained notion of 'critical distance', with all its implications of unhurried reason and mastery, offers a compelling perspective on what is at stake.

Ekphrasis: From Paragone to Encounter, 3-5 July 2013

Thursday, December 13, 2012 - 7:22am
Department of English, University of Hull

Ekphrasis: From Paragone to Encounter

An International and Interdisciplinary Conference

3-5 July 2013

Department of English, University of Hull

3rd Global Conference: Communication and Conflict (September 2013: Oxford, United Kingdom)

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 - 9:30am
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

3rd Global Conference
Communication and Conflict

Thursday 5th September – Saturday 7th September 2013
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Call for Presentations
Our ability to communicate successfully affects so many aspects of our lives. Difficulties, indeed failures, or breakdowns in communication can play a major role in hostility, conflict and war. Communication problems can also lead to personal frustration and desired outcomes not being realised.

ATHE Theatre History Focus Group Debut Panel

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 - 5:22am
American Association for Theatre in Higher Education (Theatre History Focus Group)

The Theatre History Focus Group (THFG) of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) invites submissions for its debut panel from scholars who have neither published articles nor previously presented at ATHE. The deadline for submissions is March 8, 2013.

PURITY: A Call For Papers

Tuesday, December 11, 2012 - 5:08am
Excursions Journal

"Purity is the power to contemplate defilement." – Simone Weil

"Purity is a negative state and therefore contrary to nature." – William Faulkner

"Throughout human history, the apostles of purity, those who have claimed to possess a total explanation, have wrought havoc among mere mixed-up human beings." – Salman Rushdie

PURITY is a division, a concept, a value-system, a fallacy, an ideal state, a doctrine, a transfer. It marks the territories of sex and contamination, mathematics and martyrdom, economy and resistance, music and annihilation.

Age, Culture, Humanities - New Journal - 15 February 2013

Monday, December 10, 2012 - 11:31pm
Age, Culture, Humanities: An Interdisciplinary Journal

Announcement of Publication and Call for Submissions

We are pleased to announce the establishment of a new journal, Age, Culture, Humanities, published by the Atheneum Press of Coastal Carolina University.

Age, Culture, Humanities seeks to promote cross-disciplinary, critical investigations of the experiences of age, aging, and old age, as seen through the lens of the humanities and arts. The goals are to consider age as a category of identity, advance understanding of the aging process and of age differences across the lifespan, interrogate cultural articulations of aging and old age, and generate innovative, engaging scholarly approaches to the study of age and aging in the humanities.

Writing Life -- Postgraduate Symposium, Malta, 22-23 March 2013

Monday, December 10, 2012 - 4:44am
University of Malta

Writing Life
Postgraduate Symposium
22–23 March 2013
University of Malta

Keynote speakers:
Dr Stefan Herbrechter (Coventry University)

'Life itself is a quotation.'
– Borges

'We, not Hamnet who died young, nor Susanna and Judith, who survived their father, are Shakespeare's true children.'
– C. Kegan Paul

'But now all my life grows to be story and there is nothing of my own left to me.'
– Susan Barton in Coetzee's Foe