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'Posthumanisms and the "Terror" of (Bio)Technologies' Proposals by 1 June 2010 (M/MLA 2010-Chicago-Nov 4-7)

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Wednesday, May 5, 2010 - 5:14pm
2010 Midwest Modern Language Association Convention; Chicago; Nov. 4-7

This panel seeks to examine the tensions and intersections among postumanisms, technology/biotechnology, and the rhetoric of fear. Considering new technologies and biotechnologies, which have enabled us to create novel and never-before-seen forms of life - from genetically modified foods to biotic art - is non-human agency something to fear? How is such fear disseminated/consumed and how has it changed the relationship between technology and human or non-human agents? What can new (bio)technologies tell us about non-human agency? How have new technologies changed conceptualizations of "liberal humanism"? How are artists/writers responding to these questions?

Local Culture Journal Deadline: May 23, 2010

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Wednesday, May 5, 2010 - 4:35pm
Local Culture

Local Culture seeks the submission of undergraduate essays for its upcoming edition. Submission length should range from 1,500 to 8,000 words (approximately 5 to 20 pages, double-spaced).

ANNOUNCEMENT AND FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS 21st Southern Writers Symposium February 25-26, 2011

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Wednesday, May 5, 2010 - 3:57pm
Southern Writers Symposium Methodist University

ANNOUNCEMENT AND FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS

21st Southern Writers Symposium February 25-26, 2011

Methodist University Fayetteville, North Carolina

Conference Theme: Intra/Inter-American Connections

Created in 1982, the Methodist University Southern Writers Symposium is designed to encourage scholarship on southern literature and culture, as well as to celebrate the writings of contemporary southern authors.

after the end: medieval studies, the humanities, and the post-catastophe 4-6 NOV. 2010

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Wednesday, May 5, 2010 - 1:21pm
Eileen Joy/BABEL Working Group

This conference will bring together medievalists with scholars and theorists working in later periods in the humanities in order to collectively take up the broad question of what happens "after the end," by which we mean after the end of the affair, the end of the world, and everything in between. After gender, sex, love, the family, the nation-state, the body, the human, language, truth, feeling, reason, ethics, modernity, politics, religion, God, the nation-state, secularism, liberalism, the humanities, the university, teleology, progress, history, historicism, narrative, meaning, the individual, singularity, theory, practice, what else is there?

Edited Collection – New York School Collaborations

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Wednesday, May 5, 2010 - 10:29am
Mark Silverberg/ Cape Breton University

It has been frequently noted that New York School poetry is not only full of references to painting, music, dance, film, and theater, but that the poets of the first and subsequent generations regularly worked with artists in other fields to create unique collaborative texts. Ranging from theater projects to visual poetry, from films to musical scores, and including work in other hybrid genres, the New York School has explored the possibilities of collaboration like no other group of American poets. The present volume seeks essays on an array of New York School collaborative texts and contexts.

Call for Articles (Vol. 43, April 2010): Humanities in Ming-Ching Period

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Wednesday, May 5, 2010 - 4:35am
National Central University Journal of Humanities

Studies in Ming-Ching period is a hot topic for scholars throughout the world. There are three main reasons. First, the immediacy of this period to us since it covers the last six hundred years including the latest three hundred years of Ching Dynasty ruled by a foreign race. Second, the culture and society of this period has its own characteristics represented in literature, history, philosophy as well as politics, economics and social structures. These are good topics worthy scholarly research. Third, relative to the traditional periods such as pre-Chin, Han-Wei, Sui-Tang, Sung-Yuan which have had culminated very rich research results, Ming-Ching Period still has a vase area and plenty topics for further development.

15th October 2010

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Wednesday, May 5, 2010 - 4:17am
Screening Cultural Spaces

Call for papers: "Screening Cultural Diversity"

[UPDATE] Blake, Gender and Sexuality in the Twenty-First Century, Oxford, 15-16 July 2010

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Wednesday, May 5, 2010 - 2:47am
Tristanne Connolly / University of Waterloo

Update: Blake, Gender and Sexuality in the Twenty-First Century, St Aldate's, Oxford, 15-16 July 2010

The programme for Blake, Gender and Sexuality in the Twenty-first Century is now posted on our conference website, at
www.arts.uwaterloo.ca/~tjconnol/sexy.blake/programme.htm

For registration details, see
www.arts.uwaterloo.ca/~tjconnol/sexy.blake/registration.htm
We would be grateful for early registrations; the deadline is 1 June.

Slow Media

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Wednesday, May 5, 2010 - 2:26am
Transformations Journal

Given the contemporary fascination with and, indeed, addiction to real-time media dispatch and commentary, what would it mean to speak of "slow media"? Dare we even think such a thing when everything around us screams of increased speed, increased bandwidth, and increased convergence? We are 24-7, we are always-on, we are connected; we are locatable, we are X/Y coordinated, we are plotted; we are status updated, we are tweet-fed, we are real-time media junkies and we don't have time to slow down.

Theology and Literatures in English --- call for assistance

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Wednesday, May 5, 2010 - 2:19am
The Editor

Theology has hardly been part of any real liberal arts course in literatures in English. So to say, we have stopped at either deconstructing, queering or psychoanalyzing literary texts. On the one hand theologians have disdained literature as being too relativistic; literary critics on the other hand have avoided engaging with theology in fear of being branded bigots. Theology, of course, can be done from many relevant angles, eg. postcolonial theology, postmodern theology as well as queer theology to name a few ways of doing theology. Again theologies may be different: Protestant, Islamic, Buddhist, Hindu et al. But our focus will be literary texts which need to be, so to say, theologised.