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Old Books and New Tools (MLA 2012; abstract deadline 3/5)

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Saturday, February 5, 2011 - 10:27pm
Sarah Werner

This proposed roundtable special session aims to generate a discussion about what we gain from thinking about old books and new tools together. How might the digital help us explore the materiality of books? What might the currency of the digital offer for understanding the past of books? How might new tools reshape how we think about old books? How might old books alter how we conceive of new tools?

[UPDATE] CFP reminder Feb 15 deadline – Masculinities Between the National and the Transnational

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Saturday, February 5, 2011 - 4:16pm
Kevin Floyd

Call for Papers -- deadline Feb 15, 2011

Between the National and the Transnational, 1980 to the Present: Masculinities in Britain and the U.S.

The Second of Three International Workshops: Kent State University, August 4-7, 2011

Recent scholarship in the study of masculinities suggests any number of ways in which this field has begun to move beyond the cataloging of pluralized masculinities that has characterized so much scholarship on this topic. The organizers of this workshop believe that masculinities should be examined at a number of different analytic levels, ranging from the most location-oriented and culturally specific, to the national, to the transnational.

Representations of Africa: Hybrid Identities, Diasporic Communities and the Politics of Representation (Albuquerque, April 8-9)

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Saturday, February 5, 2011 - 3:56pm
Graduate Cultural Studies Conference, University of New Mexico (Albuquerque)

Call for Papers

Third Annual Cultural Studies Graduate Student Conference at the

University of New Mexico, Albuquerque

April 8-9, 2011

Keynote speaker: Elisabeth Boyi, Stanford University

Representations of Africa:
Hybrid Identities, Diasporic Communities and the Politics of Representation

They cannot represent themselves; they must be represented.

--Karl Marx, The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte

Reminder: Filolog: journal for literary, cultural and language studies - call for papers (DEADLINE 31/03/2011)

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Saturday, February 5, 2011 - 2:07pm
University of Banja Luka, Faculty of Philology

Filolog (Philologist) is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary journal with an international Editorial Board.

We are calling for papers dealing with contemporary literary, cultural, and language theories and/or their applications to particular works for the third issue of our journal. We would also welcome papers dealing with meta-theories and their significance for the human and social sciences, as well as reviews of the most recent books in the field of cultural, language and literary theories and criticism.

Papers should be a maximum of 10.000 words, and use the New Harvard Citation System. Papers must include abstracts and key words. Authors should also provide a short bio (up to 20 lines).

[PANEL] Composing Spaces: An Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference; Foucault and Heterotopias (May 13, 2011)

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Saturday, February 5, 2011 - 11:53am
Ashley E. Reis

"I am interested in certain [sites] that have the curious property of being in relation to all other sites, but in such a way as to suspect, neutralize, or invert the set of relations that they happen to designate, mirror or reflect. These spaces, as it were…are linked with all others, which however contradict all other sites" —Michel Foucault [1]

Travel in the Nineteenth Century: Narratives, Histories and Collections (14-15 July 2011, Lincoln, UK) [Reminder]

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Saturday, February 5, 2011 - 9:35am
University of Lincoln (UK)

In the nineteenth century, railways made distant locations ever more accessible, the Grand Tour became more and more a pastime of the middle classes and British imperial expansion brought exotic locales and non-Western cultures ever closer to home. New ways of thinking about and communicating experiences of travel and of interactions with other cultures held a significant influence in various areas of nineteenth-century culture. This period saw an enormous expansion in museums and popular exhibition culture, technological innovations such as photography and film, as well as the vast growth of a popular press that served to deliver these experiences, images and objects to an increasingly literate public.

Jean Baudrillard and politics

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Saturday, February 5, 2011 - 6:48am
International Journal of Baudrillard Studies

Jean Baudrillard and politics