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[Update] Exploring Digital Narcissisms

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Thursday, April 4, 2013 - 12:16am
Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture

Reconstruction 13.3: Exploring Digital Narcissisms

For Freud, narcissism is the investment of libidinal energy redirected away from objects and toward the ego, whereas Lacan tells us it is a failure arising from the mirror stage precipitating a fruitless and perpetual search for the perfected image of the self. A "healthy" narcissism entails an optimal level of self-regard and esteem, whereas an "unhealthy" narcissism can lead to emotionally destructive consequences. In this way, the operative "borderline" between healthy ego formation and reactive defense of a fragile ego construct may, in fact, be more pronounced of an issue in the online environment where this struggle may find itself trans-or superimposed.

The Lost Subject

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Wednesday, April 3, 2013 - 5:45pm
University of Dundee

DEADLINE EXTENDED - 9th APRIL 2013

Tuesday 14th May 2013
Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee

Jacket2 Feature: Leslie Scalapino (deadline June 15, 2013)

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Wednesday, April 3, 2013 - 3:52pm
Edited by E. Tracy Grinnell, Judith Goldman and Alicia Cohen

OPEN CALL

An upcoming special issue of Jacket2 will be dedicated to the work of poet Leslie Scalapino (1944-2010). The editors seek essays that have some degree of focus on Scalapino's more recently published works (from 2008 to 2011) including the new edition of How Phenomena Appear to Unfold; The Dihedrons Gazelle-Dihedrals Zoom; Flow-Winged Crocodile & A Pair/Actions Are Erased/Appear; Floats Horse-Floats or Horse-Flows; The Animal is in the World like Water; and It's go in horizontal.

SAMLA 2013 | Composing in Autopilot: Implications of Writing in Web 2.0

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Wednesday, April 3, 2013 - 2:04pm
Rhetoric and Composition

Papers are welcome for the 85th Annual SAMLA Conference, which will be held in Atlanta, Georgia, November 8-10, 2013. This panel supports the special focus of the conference, "Cultures, Contexts, Images, and Texts: Making Meaning in Print, Digital, and Networked Worlds" by thinking about the relationship between digital writing environments and composing. One of the driving forces of web 2.0 is increased access to production and delivery of content. To open up access, developers, users, and designers separated the practice of designing of texts and systems from creating content for/in those texts and systems (Arola, 2010; Wysocki, 2004). But in opening up access, have we automated tasks that define composing?

Call for Papers

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Wednesday, April 3, 2013 - 1:29pm
the quint: an interdisciplinary quarterly from the north

The quint's nineteenth issue is issuing a call for theoretically informed and historically grounded submissions of scholarly interest—as well as creative writing, original art, interviews, and reviews of books.

The deadline for this call is 15th June 2013—but please note that we accept manu/digi-scripts at any time.

All contributions accompanied by a short biography will be forwarded to a member of the editorial board. Manuscripts must not be previously published or submitted for publication elsewhere while being reviewed by the quint's editors or outside readers.

Journal of Tourism and Hospitality

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Wednesday, April 3, 2013 - 12:27pm
Omics Publishing Group

The Journal of Tourism and Hospitality includes a wide range of fields in its discipline to create a platform for the authors to make their contribution towards the journal and the editorial office promises a peer review process for the submitted manuscripts for the quality of publishing.
This is the formal invitation for the contributors for Journal of Tourism and Hospitality Hence we would like to invite you to submit your work to our Journal.
If you are interested, please submit your manuscript in our online submission and tracking system at

The New Western

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Wednesday, April 3, 2013 - 12:26pm
Scott F. Stoddart

THE NEW WESTERN

Prisons of Stone, Word, and Flesh: Medieval and Early Modern Captivity. Interdisciplinary symposium at Brown, 2/21/14

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Wednesday, April 3, 2013 - 11:31am
John Moreau, Brown University

Prisons of Stone, Word, and Flesh: Medieval and Early Modern Captivity. A One-Day Interdisciplinary Symposium at Brown University
February 21, 2014

We invite submissions for a one-day interdisciplinary symposium to take place at Brown University on February 21, 2014, hosted by the Cogut Center for the Humanities and sponsored by the Department of French Studies, the Department of Comparative Literature, and the Program in Medieval Studies. Our theme will be "Prisons of Stone, Word, and Flesh: Medieval and Early Modern Captivity." Professor Adam Kosto (History, Columbia University), author of Hostages in the Middle Ages (Oxford University Press, 2012), will serve as the keynote speaker.

Starz television's Spartacus series

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Wednesday, April 3, 2013 - 10:46am
Michael G. Cornelius

Starz television's Spartacus series

Call for papers

Editor: Michael G. Cornelius, Ph.D.

A scholarly treatment of Starz television's Spartacus series is currently being compiled.

CFP TRACES - Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Research Conference - Friday 14 June 2013 [Deadline: 30 April 2013]

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Wednesday, April 3, 2013 - 6:52am
GLITS - Goldsmiths College, University of London

Keynote Speaker: Professor Mark Currie (Queen Mary, University of London)

Oh you lost God! You endless trace!
Only because in the end hate divided you
are we  now  nature's  mouth  and  listeners.  
~ Rilke, The Sonnets to Orpheus, 26

A 'trace'  can be that which has existed, and which is now past; or that which has passed, in the case of a track or a footprint; or that which copied or drawn or outlined, such as a map or a word in the sand. It can be used as a noun or a verb: as an object or concept, or an active process of discovery.

Anti-Portraiture - 6th June 2013 Birkbeck College, University of London

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Wednesday, April 3, 2013 - 5:09am
Birkbeck College, University of London

In the disciplines of art history and visual culture, the portrait is often understood as the depiction of a unique human subject. But what are the limits of portraiture? What can a portrait represent other than the visual or essential likeness of an individual or group?

This one-day conference aims to address non-traditional forms of portraiture and self-portraiture, and to explore the potential of the 'anti-portrait' for rethinking the boundaries of the genre. For the purposes of the conference we define the anti-portrait in the broadest possible terms as a work that simultaneously engages with and resists the conventional codes of portraiture.

Topics might include, but are not limited to:

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