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Health and illness in culture: 21 Dec 2012 (update)

Monday, July 16, 2012 - 7:27pm
Health and illness in culture / center for the study of languages and cultures, Taipei Medical University, Taiwan

Call for Papers:
Health and Illness in Culture
full name / name of organization:
Center for the Study of Languages and Cultures (CSLC) Taipei Medical University (TMU), Taiwan
Contact email:
TMU Language and Culture Forum 2012: Health and Illness in Culture
Taipei Medical University, Taiwan
Friday, December 21, 2012
Deadline for proposal of abstract has been extended to 15 August 2012
Confirmed keynote speakers:
Pamela K. Gilbert (author of Disease, Desire and the Body in Victorian
Women's Popular Novels)
Priscilla Wald (author of Contagious: Cultures, Carriers, and the
Outbreak Narrative)

Silent Cinema and Time Travel (SCMS Chicago, March 6-10, 2013)

Monday, July 16, 2012 - 6:55pm
Maggie Hennefeld / Brown University

This panel poses methodological questions about the resurgence of interest in early film history by interrogating the thematic of time travel in silent cinema. The emergence of cinema itself constitutes a form of time travel, at once "mummifying" contingent moments and making them portable for reenactment in the present, and inventing parallel futures and histories by innovating new cinematic techniques (stop-motion photography, trick splices, enlargements of miniature objects, color tinting and toning, undercranking, smoke and mirrors, etc).

Performing Humanity (ongoing academic blog)

Monday, July 16, 2012 - 2:39pm
Editor, Miranda Nesler (Ball State English)

Performing Humanity is an independent academic website that exploring the blurred categories of human and animal during the Renaissance. Weekly content takes the form of interviews, book reviews, and informative posts that educate readers about Renaissance vocabularies of humanness, their historical origins, and their persistence in shaping attitudes today.

Post-Racial America?: An Interdisciplinary Conference--November 9 & 10, 2012

Monday, July 16, 2012 - 2:03pm
Griot Institute for Africana Studies--Bucknell University

The Griot Institute at Bucknell University announces and invites paper submissions for a conference entitled Post-Racial America?: An Interdisciplinary Conversation, to be held November 9th and 10th, 2012 in Lewisburg, PA. Keynote speaker: Farah Jasmine Griffin. Conference website: http://www.bucknell.edu/x78200.xml Abstracts due midnight Sept. 1, 2012 to griot@bucknell.edu

UPDATE Deadline for MWASECS extended to August 15

Monday, July 16, 2012 - 1:40pm
Midwestern American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies

Call for Papers: Midwestern American Society for 18th-Century Studies (MWASECS) annual meeting in Madison WI on October 11-13. Deadline: August 15.

MWASECS, the midwestern regional affiliate of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, seeks proposals for individual papers (with abstracts) and complete or nearly-complete panels on any aspect of the "long" eighteenth century, 1660-1830. Panels will consist of three or four papers, with a Q&A session following. This year's general theme is Emergence/Emergents/Emerging, which may be addressed in any number of ways. MWASECS is an interdisciplinary organization so paper topics need not be limited to literary subjects.

George Washington Encyclopedia

Monday, July 16, 2012 - 11:25am
Adam D. Shprintzen, Ph.D. Mount Vernon Estate, Museum and Gardens

George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate, Museum and Gardens is seeking submissions for entries on a variety of topics to be included in a new online encyclopedia. Scholars of eighteenth century America are particularly encouraged to apply, however applications are also welcomed from academics focused on any period of American History or related fields. All contributors will receive full authorial recognition on their entries. The online encyclopedia will be a high traffic website, affording writers the opportunity to have their work read by broad audiences.

CFP: iDMAa 2012: Fast Forward – perspectives on the future of digital media and arts (#idmaa2012) November 2012, Miami, Florida

Monday, July 16, 2012 - 10:43am
Jeff Ritchie/ International Digital Media and Arts Association

The tenth annual International Digital Media and Arts Association Conference, will be held November 8-10, 2012 in Miami, Florida. Commemorating a decade of convergence, this year's conference looks to celebrate iDMAa's rich history of interdisciplinarity, collaboration, communication, and commitment to digital media and arts. iDMAa invites you to share your perspectives on the future of digital media and arts.

CFP: Sidney at Kalamazoo (9/15/2012; 5/9–12 2013)

Monday, July 16, 2012 - 10:22am
International Sidney Society

The International Sidney Society sponsors two open sessions on Philip Sidney and related topics at the 48th International Congress on Medieval Studies Western Michigan University (Kalamazoo, Michigan). The conference website is here: http://www.wmich.edu/medieval/congress/

May 9-12, 2013

Abstracts are invited on any subject dealing with the writings of Sir Philip Sidney and those writers, intellectuals, and historical figures associated with the Sidney family. We especially encourage proposals from younger scholars and proposals from new scholarly projects.

Remembering, Forgetting, Imagining: The Practices of Memory (March 2013, New York)

Monday, July 16, 2012 - 8:49am
Fordham University Graduate English Association

CFP: Remembering, Forgetting, Imagining: The Practices of Memory
1-2 March, 2013

Keynote speaker: Professor Marianne Hirsch, Columbia University

"Modern memory is, above all, archival. It relies entirely on the materiality of the trace, the immediacy of the recording, the visibility of the image."
–Pierre Nora

[UPDATE] Will Self and the Art of the Contemporary- Conference

Monday, July 16, 2012 - 8:22am
Roehampton University

Call for Papers

Will Self and the Art of the Contemporary

Saturday 1st December 2012

The University of Roehampton, London

Invited speakers include: Jeannette Baxter (Anglia Ruskin); Peter Childs (Gloucestershire); Caroline Edwards (Lincoln); Sebastian Groes (Roehampton); M. Hunter Hayes (Texas A&M University-Commerce, USA); Hugo Spiers (UCL); Philip Tew (Brunel)

6th Global Conference: Interculturalism, Meaning and Identity (March, 2013: Lisbon, Portugal)

Monday, July 16, 2012 - 8:13am
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

6th Global Conference
Interculturalism, Meaning and Identity

Tuesday 19th March – Friday 22nd March 2013
Lisbon, Portugal

Call for Presentation:
This multi- disciplinary project aims to bring together researchers from different disciplines to discuss, explore, understand and develop new aspects of culture and identity. This project will explore the impact of cultures moving from one context to another as well as question identity within the global world. In order to encourage multi-disciplinary dialogues, we welcome papers from all disciplines, professions and vocations which struggle to understand what it means for people, the world over, to forge identities in a rapidly changing national, social and cultural contexts.

Football and Communities Across Codes (February, 2013: Sydney, Australia)

Monday, July 16, 2012 - 6:36am
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

Conference: Football and Communities Across Codes

Monday 4th February – Wednesday 6th February 2013
Sydney, Australia

Call for Presentation:
The word "football" conjures up images of very different types of games depending on where one happens to be in the world. But no matter whether players kick a goal, score a try, or score a touchdown on the field, each football code is underpinned by the dynamic interplay between clubs, players, governing institutions, fan communities, individual supporters and the broader social context in which they exist. The resulting relationships are characterised by complexity, conflict, controversy, commodification, and the perhaps most importantly, the (in)constancy of fans.