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Health and illness in culture: 21 Dec 2012 (update)

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Monday, July 16, 2012 - 7:27pm
Health and illness in culture / center for the study of languages and cultures, Taipei Medical University, Taiwan

Call for Papers:
Health and Illness in Culture
full name / name of organization:
Center for the Study of Languages and Cultures (CSLC) Taipei Medical University (TMU), Taiwan
Contact email:
cameralove@tmu.edu.tw
TMU Language and Culture Forum 2012: Health and Illness in Culture
Taipei Medical University, Taiwan
Friday, December 21, 2012
Deadline for proposal of abstract has been extended to 15 August 2012
Confirmed keynote speakers:
Pamela K. Gilbert (author of Disease, Desire and the Body in Victorian
Women's Popular Novels)
Priscilla Wald (author of Contagious: Cultures, Carriers, and the
Outbreak Narrative)

Remembering, Forgetting, Imagining: The Practices of Memory (March 2013, New York)

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Monday, July 16, 2012 - 8:49am
Fordham University Graduate English Association


CFP: Remembering, Forgetting, Imagining: The Practices of Memory
1-2 March, 2013

Keynote speaker: Professor Marianne Hirsch, Columbia University

"Modern memory is, above all, archival. It relies entirely on the materiality of the trace, the immediacy of the recording, the visibility of the image."
–Pierre Nora

[REMINDER] CFP - Gothic Antipodes: An Interdisciplinary Conference, 22-23 January 2013

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Saturday, July 14, 2012 - 7:31pm
Gothic Association of New Zealand and Australia (GANZA)

The Gothic Association of New Zealand and Australia (GANZA) welcomes papers for its inaugural conference, to be held at the Stamford Plaza Hotel, Auckland, on 22-23 January 2013.

Keynote speaker: Professor Ken Gelder (University of Melbourne).

The conference will be organised in the spirit of the Association. GANZA is interdisciplinary in nature, bringing together scholars, students, teachers and professionals from a number of Gothic disciplines, including literature, film, music, fashion, architecture and popular culture. It is the aim of the Association to not only place a focus on Australasian Gothic scholarship, but also to build international links with the wider Gothic community as a whole.

2012 ELLAK Global Conference at Busan Convention Center, Korea in December 11-14, 2012

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Saturday, July 14, 2012 - 1:23pm
ELLAK (English Language and Literature Association of Korea)

Call for Papers

2012 ELLAK Internationall Conference on "Border, Translation, and What Then?: Rethinking "Convergence" in English Language and Literature"
C0-Hosted by ELLAK(English Language and Literature Association of Korea) and CISLE (Center for International Study of Literatures in English)

11-14 December 2012, Bexco Convention Center, Busan, Korea (Abstracts due July 31, 2012)

Textual Tourism in Transatlantic Narrative at the Turn of the Twentieth Century

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Saturday, July 14, 2012 - 11:18am
44th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

Call for Papers

Textual Tourism in Transatlantic Narrative at the Turn of the Twentieth Century

44th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 21-24, 2013
Boston, Massachusetts
Host Institution: Tufts University

3rd Global Conference: The Patient (March, 2012: Lisbon, Portugal)

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Friday, July 13, 2012 - 10:15am
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

3rd Global Conference
The Patient

Saturday 16th March – Monday 18th March 2013
Lisbon, Portugal

Call for Presentation:

A significant focus for this interdisciplinary project is an annual conference which provides valuable opportunities for participants to become involved in, perhaps, the first of many thoughtful, unique, and creative dialogues with one another. In this engaging and responsive forum presenters are encouraged to share their discipline with enthusiasm and to foster new working relationships through the exploration, examination and discussion of their work with colleagues.

1st Global Conference: Body Horror: Contagion, Mutation, Transformation (February, 2012: Sydney, Australia)

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Friday, July 13, 2012 - 9:33am
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

1st Global Conference
Body Horror: Contagion, Mutation, Transformation

Monday 11th February – Wednesday 13th February 2013
Sydney, Australia

Call for Presentation:

The body. My body. This thing which is with me all day, every day, from my birth to my death. This flesh which is me. My intimate life-long friend.

In our day-to-day living we have no reason to question or to doubt our bodies. Until the bond of trust is shaken or broken. Something happens. To my body. Something inside: going wrong. A betrayal: a turning against: an unwelcome and unwanted change. From which there is no escape, no running away, nowhere to hide. This is happening to me.

2nd Global Conference: Sins, Vices and Virtues (March, 2013: Lisbon, Portugal)

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Friday, July 13, 2012 - 6:21am
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

2nd Global Conference
Sins, Vices and Virtues

Wednesday 13th March – Friday 15th March 2013
Lisbon, Portugal

Call For Presentations:

Not every culture recognises the notion of sin but all of them recognise the idea of a religious or spiritual transgression. All or nearly all the 'Christian' vices-virtues were those espoused by Greek-Roman philosophers first and are, therefore, not exclusively Christian in the origin. The Judaic idea of 'sin' varies considerably across time and the accountability of society/group vs. individual fluctuates as well. Also, the (Latin) idea of sin as 'transgression' or 'breaking of the (divine) law' is at variance with the (Greek) idea of sin as 'missing the mark' and 'mistake/error.'

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