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UPDATE- Silent Cinema and Time Travel (SCMS Chicago, March 6-10, 2013)

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Friday, August 3, 2012 - 10:53pm
Maggie Hennefeld / Brown University

This panel poses methodological questions about the resurgence of interest in early film history by interrogating the thematic of time travel in silent cinema. The emergence of cinema itself constitutes a form of time travel, at once "mummifying" contingent moments and making them portable for reenactment in the present, and inventing parallel futures and histories by innovating new cinematic techniques (stop-motion photography, trick splices, enlargements of miniature objects, color tinting and toning, undercranking, smoke and mirrors, etc).

Language and Linguistic Student Conference - Saturday, November 3, 2012

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Friday, August 3, 2012 - 4:34pm
Corey M. Hamilton / University of Central Oklahoma Language Society

LANGUAGE & LINGUISTICS STUDENT CONFERENCE
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2012
UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL OKLAHOMA
EDMOND, OKLAHOMA

Conference Date: Saturday, November 3, 2012
Submission Deadline: Monday, September 3, 2012
Acceptance Notification: On or before Monday, September 17, 2012
Registration Deadline: Monday, October 1, 2012

We invite submissions from individuals and organized panels of undergraduate and graduate students for 15-minute presentations including, but not limited to, relationships between and among language, linguistics, and their many applications:

The First International Conference on Green Computing, Technology and Innovation (ICGCTI 2013)

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Friday, August 3, 2012 - 2:01pm
SDIWC Conferences

The First International Conference on Green Computing, Technology and Innovation (ICGCTI2013)
Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation (APU), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
March 4-6, 2013
sdiwc@sdiwc.net
http://sdiwc.net/conferences/2013/Malaysia4/

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The proposed conference on the above theme will be held at Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation (APU), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia From March 4-6, 2013 which aims to enable researchers build connections between different digital applications.

Reconstruction 12.2 and upcoming issues

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Friday, August 3, 2012 - 11:59am
Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture

Introducing Reconstruction 12.2 "Playing for Keeps: Games and Resistance"

Editors' Introduction: Games and/as Resistance, by Marc Ouellette and Jason Thompson

Articles
Playing a New Game: Game Play as Play, by Beth Beggs
Level up—A Case for Female Gamers, by Kuljit Brar

Destroying Yesterday's World of Tomorrow: Playing in the Wasteland of Fallout 3, by Rowan Derrick

Gender Issues, Fighting Games, and Progress: An Analysis of a Genderless Character in Tekken 6, by Leland Fecher

Mass Effect's Joker, the Supercrip, and the Normate Body, by Amanda Joyal

Ga(y)mer Theory: Queer Modding as Resistance, by Evan W. Lauteria

A COGNITIVE METAPHOR APPROACH IN ANALYSING SYLVIA PLATH'S 'LADY LAZARUS'

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Friday, August 3, 2012 - 8:39am
AMITA SANGHVI, SULTAN QABOOS UNIVERSITY, OMAN

In the present paper, I will examine the metaphors in Sylvia Plath's poem 'Lady Lazarus'. My attempt is to analyse the poems applying the Cognitive Metaphor theory as expounded by Lakoff and Turner in 'More Than Cool Reason' (1989) and by Semino in 'Language and World Creation in Poems and other Texts' (1997). I hope to reveal the potential schema-refreshing quality of the novel metaphors that enrich Plath's poems.
I hope to show how schema approach and metaphor analyses can give a fresh perspective to the reading of Plath's poetry.

European Fandom and Fan Studies, 10 November 2012

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Friday, August 3, 2012 - 6:37am
Anne Kustritz, Media Studies, University of Amsterdam

European Fandom and Fan Studies, 10 November 2012
One Day Symposium, Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis
and University of Amsterdam Department of Media Studies
Call for Papers

20th- and 21st- Century French and Francophone Studies International Colloquium

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Friday, August 3, 2012 - 6:35am
Georgia Institute of Technology

20th- and 21st- Century French and Francophone Studies International Colloquium
Georgian Terrace Hotel, Atlanta, GA – March 28-30, 2013
Appel à communication / Call for papers
Trace(s), fragment(s), reste(s) / Trace(s), fragment(s), remains

Invité d'honneur :
PASCAL QUIGNARD, Grand Prix du roman de l'Académie française 2000, prix Goncourt 2002