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Call for Applications: A Seminar with Simon Critchley - The Tragic and Its Limits | July 12-21, 2011

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Tuesday, February 1, 2011 - 10:29am
University of Tilburg, The Netherlands

The Tilburg Philosophy Summer School
The Tragic and Its Limits
A Seminar with Simon Critchley | July 12-21, 2011

for more information, please visit:
http://www.tilburgphilosophysummerschool.com/

Is the tragic an adequate category for thinking about the nature of
contemporary conflicts, and their cycles of revenge, violence and
claims to justice and state legitimacy? Was 9/11 a tragedy? Is the
Israel/Palestine conflict tragic? Iraq? Afghanistan? The list goes on.

Eastern and Middle Eastern Religions in the Age of Enlightenment (11/1/11)

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Tuesday, February 1, 2011 - 10:21am
Religion in the Age of Enlightenment [Annual]

The editors of Religion in the Age of Enlightenment (RAE) seek articles for a special issue devoted to Eastern and Middle Eastern religions in the age of Enlightenment. Besides article that focus on the eighteenth century, the editors welcome studies of Eastern and Middle Eastern religions in relation to the seventeenth-century intellectual movements that gave rise to the ideals of the Enlightenment—e.g., materialism, skepticism, rationalism, and empiricism—as well as studies that encompass the early nineteenth century.

Special Issue on Cloud Computing and Dynamic Resource Allocation for Multimedia Applications

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Tuesday, February 1, 2011 - 9:50am
International Journal of Digital Multimedia Broadcasting

Recently, cloud computing technology has offered great opportunities for multimedia applications. The cloud computers, the clients, and the networks connecting them constitute a client-cloud multimedia system, in which the cloud computers handle the data-intensive computing tasks, and the clients become much more lightweight and mobile. The performance of the client-cloud multimedia system can be improved by jointly optimizing the resources in the cloud, at each client, and along the network path. However, a multimedia system is essentially dynamic due to the source dynamics, the channel dynamics, and the topology dynamics. The source dynamics are represented by the time-varying rate-distortion characteristics of the encoded multimedia content.

Talking to Ourselves: the Immersive Rhetoric of the Matrix Series and "Inception," MLA 2012, 5–8 January 2012

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Tuesday, February 1, 2011 - 8:55am
Keith Dorwick/MLA 2012 (Special Session)

Session organizer seeking 250-300 word abstracts and short biographies (100 to 150 words) of relevant scholarship for a proposed special session at MLA 2012, Seattle WA.

This proposed panel will consist of three 20 min papers (8 pages double spaced) or four 15 minute (6 pages double spaced) papers. Successful abstracts will explore the ways in which the virtual spaces of the Matrix series and of Inception are critiques of both "perfect space" and "reality" and the cost of living in virtual spaces as well as its advantages. Theoretical approaches and readings are encouraged and mere close readings of the films in question are discouraged.

1 March Deadline - Popcaanz Conference Auckland, 29 June-1 July 2011

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Tuesday, February 1, 2011 - 8:02am
Popular Culture Association of Australsia

The Popular Culture Association of Australia and New Zealand
(Popcaanz) is devoted to the scholarly understanding of everyday
cultures. It is concerned with the study of the social practices and the cultural meanings that are produced and are circulated through the processes and practices of everyday life.

We invite academics, professionals, cultural practitioners and those with a scholarly interest in popular culture to send a 150-word abstract (with bio and email address) to the area chairs listed below

Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy

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Tuesday, February 1, 2011 - 12:55am
The Interactive Technology and Pedagogy Program, City University of New York

The Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy seeks scholarly work that explores the intersection of technology with teaching, learning, and research. Because we publish in a digital format, we are interested in contributions that take advantage of the affordances of digital platforms in creative ways.

Submissions that focus on pedagogy should balance theoretical frameworks with practical considerations of how new technologies might be employed in the classroom. Research-based articles should include discussions of approach, method, and analysis.

Empathy, Sympathy, and Other Minds (MLA 2012, proposal deadline 3/6/11)

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Monday, January 31, 2011 - 11:35pm
Meghan Hammond / New York University

This is a proposed special session for the 2012 MLA convention in Seattle. Empathy and sympathy are capacious terms that have rich and overlapping conceptual histories in philosophy, psychology, aesthetics, and political thought. This panel will explore the ties between empathy/sympathy and the epistemological concerns of literature. What solutions, and problems, do empathy and sympathy introduce to the production of knowledge of the world (especially knowledge of other minds)? What do empathy and sympathy have to do with representational difficulty? How do they influence narrative or poetic innovation? Proposals for papers on any literary period or genre are welcome. Interdisciplinary and cognitive approaches are particularly welcome.

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