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Tales After Tolkien: Medievalism and Genre in the Twenty-First Century

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Monday, November 18, 2013 - 9:39pm
Tales After Tolkien Society

Contributions are sought for an edited collection titled Tales After Tolkien: Medievalism and Genre in the Twenty-First Century. The collection explores the ways popular genres engage with the history and literature of the Middle Ages, and with the very idea of 'the medieval.' What are the intersections of medievalism and genre in modern popular culture?

Aesthetic Experience and Somaesthetics

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Monday, November 18, 2013 - 9:36pm
The Hungarian Philosophical Association

The Hungarian Philosophical Association is organizing an international conference on "Aesthetic Experience and Somaesthetics".

Keynote speaker: Richard Shusterman

Experts, teachers and researchers in the field of aesthetics, arts, philosophy and life sciences are invited to submit papers for the international conference which will take place in Budapest (Hungary) on June 2-6, 2014.

Deadline for submitting abstracts is December 31, 2013

Standard papers as well as poster and electronic presentations are possible. The official language of the conference is English.

An ISBN publication with all accepted papers will be produced.

Registration fee: 15 €

Cinema and Multilingualism

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Monday, November 18, 2013 - 3:38pm
Edited collection

Cinema and Multilingualism
Editors: Tijana Mamula (John Cabot University) and Lisa Patti (Hobart and William Smith Colleges)

Voice and Resonance in Contemporary Literary Studies, 28 February - 2 March 2014

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Monday, November 18, 2013 - 1:44pm
Belmont Abbey College

Whether conceived as spirit, self, persona, or merely a silent placeholder, the concept of "voice," and its purported resonances, has had a varied history in literary studies. As recent philosophical explorations have found, voice can be understood in a number of ways, from its potential power as an embodied and engendered critique of traditional western philosophy to its more enigmatic role as a hinge between the social and the personal. For many literary scholars, the concept of voice conjures similar opportunities and challenges, whether considered as the aural signature of authorial style, as the imagined subjectivity of fictional characters, or as the term for a critical concept riddled with paradox.

Screendance: University Students Round Table -Call for Participants

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Monday, November 18, 2013 - 12:08pm
International Video Dance Festival of Burgundy (France)

The International Video Dance Festival of Burgundy (France) is
pleased to invite university students (any level: doctoral, masters or undergrad) to participate in a roundtable discussion dedicated to their screendance (video dance, dance film, dance for camera) research and/or screendance making practice.

Students will have the opportunity to discuss their work (academic or practice-based) in an open and informal setting, in the presence of festival directors, invited scholars, and other students. Participants are welcome to attend other conference events and festival screenings during the week of May 12-17, 2014.

Call for Screendance Papers/Panelists

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Monday, November 18, 2013 - 12:04pm
International Video Dance Festival of Burgundy (France)

The International Video Dance Festival of Burgundy (France) is pleased to announce that it is now accepting abstracts for papers to be presented during the festival's second annual screendance conference in May 2014. The conference will be an international place of meeting for artists, scholars, curators and others interested in the practice of dance media and moving images. In light of feedback received following last year's events, this conference will be composed of thematic panels that allow for both brief paper presentations as well as ample discussion time. Panels will be moderated by recognized international screendance scholars. Select papers will be considered for a future publication of screendance essays.

CLINAMEN: Announcing a New Interdisciplinary Series

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Monday, November 18, 2013 - 10:57am
Presses Universitaires de Liège

In 2014, the recently refounded University of Liège Press (Presses Universitaires de Liège) will launch a multivolume series of scholarly, refereed anthologies entitled Clinamen.

Edited by Livio Belloï and Michel Delville under the auspices of the Interdisciplinary Center for Applied Poetics (www.cipa.ulg.ac.be), Clinamen will feature a series of contemporary methodological and theoretical approaches to the interdisciplinary analyses and interpretations of work in literature, music and the visual arts as well as of the intersection and growing permeability of aesthetic and extra-aesthetic discourses and forms of expression.

The Economies of Future Past: Redefining the Space(s) of (Post)Memory - March 13 and 14, 2014

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Monday, November 18, 2013 - 10:38am
English Graduate Students' Society at Université de Montréal

Deadline: January 6, 2014.

In a world of instant news updates, Wikipedia, and Twitter, memory seems a thing of the past. This instantaneity shapes the way we consider knowledge. In recent years, the rise of digital technology and communication has generated debates around global movements and this has shaped the way the past is recuperated into historical memory. The recent turn to archival memory in both theoretical discourses and artistic practices suggests a need to develop a new set of conceptual, literary, and aesthetic tools with which to understand, interpret, and problematize notions of the past and of memory.

Position: The Power and Politics of Witnessing (February 28 and March 1, 2014, The Ohio State University)

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Monday, November 18, 2013 - 9:34am
Graduate Theatre Syndicate at The Ohio State University

The Graduate Theatre Syndicate at The Ohio State University proudly presents Position: The Power and Politics of Witnessing in conjunction with the Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee Theatre Research Institute and The Ohio State University Department of Theatre's production of The House of the Spirits by Caridad Svich. We are currently inviting proposals for the 2014 Graduate Theatre Symposium on February 28th and March 1st in Columbus, Ohio. Proposals for traditional conference papers, workshops, performances and more interactive or experimental formats are welcome and encouraged.

International Conference on Arts and Humanities (ICOAH)

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Monday, November 18, 2013 - 5:50am
TIIKM

The Arts and Humanities include the disciplines of ancient and modern languages, literature, philosophy, visual and performing arts. These disciplines explore, share, and recreate expressions of the human experience.The arts and humanities explore human experience through creative expression and critical analysis of history, literature, philosophy and religion.

A Valentine to Gertrude Stein: The Reception of Gertrude Stein in the Arts and Humanities. 8-10 May 2014.

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Monday, November 18, 2013 - 3:54am
Laura Luise Schultz (University of Copenhagen), Sarah Posman (Ghent University), Solveig Daugaard (Linköping University), Tania Ørum (University of Copenhagen), Mette Tranholm (University of Copenhagen)

Call for papers

A Valentine To Gertrude Stein:
The Reception of Gertrude Stein in the Arts and Humanities

8 – 10 May 2014

Hosted by the University of Copenhagen, Denmark
and co-organized with Ghent University and Linköping University

Cute Studies: a special issue of the East Asian Journal of Popular Culture - 15 April 2014

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Sunday, November 17, 2013 - 11:47pm
Joshua Paul Dale / Tokyo Gakugei University

Call for Papers: "Cute Studies," a special issue of the East Asian Journal of Popular Culture

Cuteness has a global reach: it is an affective response; an aesthetic category; a performative act of self-expression; and an immensely popular form of consumption. This themed issue of the East Asian Journal of Popular Culture is intended to launch the new, interdisciplinary, transnational academic field of Cute Studies.