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UPDATE: [General] Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference: Faking It! Production, Knowledge, Authenticity

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Monday, October 27, 2008 - 1:30pm
Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference

EXTENDED DEADLINE!

Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference: Faking It! Production,
Knowledge, Authenticity

The fourth annual Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference at the
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee seeks submissions for “Faking It!
Production, Knowledge, Authenticity,” a graduate student conference to be
held February 20-22, 2009, in conjunction with the Center for 21st Century
Studies and its 2007-09 research theme “Past Knowing.”

UPDATE: [General]

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Friday, October 24, 2008 - 10:50pm
Lindsay Cobb

NINTH ANNUAL EGSA CONFERENCE: "THE MACHINE IN THE GARDEN 2.0"

University of North Carolina at Charlotte
January 30, 2009
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Barnhardt Student Activity Center (SAC)- 3rd Floor Salons

...So many inventions have been added that life seems almost made over
new... - Ralph Waldo Emerson

CFP: [General] Geometer Magazine - Arts and Beyond

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Friday, October 24, 2008 - 1:29pm
Daniel Bennett

Geometer seeks writers of all disciplines interested in articulating their
speciality for a broad but intelligent audience. We welcome historians
interrogating the forgotten or obscured, biologists and neuroscientists
with an eye for the cultural ramifications of their fields, architects and
planners, geologists, musicians, film makers and artists of all kinds.

www.geometer.org.uk is a new non-commercial cultural magazine dedicated to
publishing interesting work in any format, including poetry, prose, essay,
fiction, critique and profile, art, photography and music.

CFP: [General] Rhetorics of Plague: Early / Modern Trajectories of Biohazard

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Friday, October 24, 2008 - 12:51am
Helene Scheck

The threat of biological catastropheâ€"including that by AIDS, ebola, irreversible global warming,
avian influenza, and species extinctionâ€"may seem the specific and daunting provenance of late
20th- and early 21st â€"century life, but it has in fact been a crucial part of history since ancient
times. It is important to remember, for instance, that starting in the 14th century and extending
well into the 18th, the bubonic plague (as the Black Death) ultimately took the lives of at least
35% of the entire population in Europe, as well as nearly that much in central Asia, killing an
estimated total of 75 million people. Given these numbers, it could be argued that premodern

CFP: [General] Rhetorics of Plague: Early / Modern Trajectories of Biohazard

updated: 
Friday, October 24, 2008 - 12:49am
Helene Scheck

The threat of biological catastropheâ€"including that by AIDS, ebola, irreversible global warming,
avian influenza, and species extinctionâ€"may seem the specific and daunting provenance of late
20th- and early 21st â€"century life, but it has in fact been a crucial part of history since ancient
times. It is important to remember, for instance, that starting in the 14th century and extending
well into the 18th, the bubonic plague (as the Black Death) ultimately took the lives of at least
35% of the entire population in Europe, as well as nearly that much in central Asia, killing an
estimated total of 75 million people. Given these numbers, it could be argued that premodern

UPDATE: [General] health and disease in culture

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Thursday, October 23, 2008 - 5:53pm
jennifer tebbe-grossman

PCA/ACA AREA: Medical Humanities: Health and Disease in Culture
POPULAR CULTURE AND AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATIONS
NATIONAL CONFERENCE
New Orleans Marriott
New Orleans, Louisiana
April 8-April 11, 2009

CFP: [General] Literary London Conference 2009 (UK; 3/27/09; 7/9-10/09)

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Thursday, October 23, 2008 - 4:15pm
Dr Lawrence Phillips

Literary London 2009
Representations of London in Literature An Interdisciplinary Conference

Web site: www.literarylondon.org

Hosted by the School of English and Drama, Queen Mary, University of
London UK

Organised by the University of Northampton, Kingston University, and
Queen Mary, University of London

9-10th July 2009

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS & CREATIVE WRITERS
Rachel Lichtenstein, author of On Brick Lane and Rodinsky’s Room
Professor Scott McCracken (Keele, English)
Professor Miles Ogborn (QMUL, Geography)

Proposals by 27th March 2009

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