Culture, Space, and Power: Blurred Lines

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1498521657EDITED BY DAVID WALTON AND JUAN A. SUAREZ - CONTRIBUTIONS BY IVÁN VILLARMEA ÁLVAREZ; MIGUEL MESA DEL CASTILLO CLAVEL; J. RUBÉN VALDÉS MIYARES; MANUELA RUÍZ PARDOS; ELISA HERNÁNDEZ PÉREZ; G. KENTAK SON; JOHN STOREY; JUAN TARANCÓN; CORNELIA WÄCHTER AND CHRIS WEEDON

Culture, Space and Power: Blurred Lines collects essays that study contemporary mutations of public and private space in multiple cultural contexts and media from a variety of theoretical and methodological approaches. The essays range from the general to the specific: the first section will explore how recent trends in globalization, nationalism, city design, and ruralist revival yield particular spatial morphologies. The second part of the volume investigates spaces of privacy and togetherness, including traditional settings for intimacy, such as the home, and enclosure, such as the prison, or the virtual locations created through digital media (cellphones, tablets and computers). At the same time, despite the two-part division into public and private, the volume stresses their connection and interdependency: the extent, that is, to which broader spatial configurations affect private, day-to-day practices and locations.

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CFP - I Congreso de Sagas Fantásticas y Narración Transmediática

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CALL FOR PAPERS (1ª circular)
La Universidad de Murcia, en colaboración con la Red de Universidades Lectoras y el Campus de Excelencia Mare Nostrum, acogerá los días 23 y 24 de abril de 2015 el I Congreso de Sagas Fantásticas y Narración Transmediática, que constituirá un foro de intercambio científico con el fin de estudiar el fenómeno cultural global que supone el interés creciente por las diversas manifestaciones artísticas, culturales y sociales de la literatura fantástica. 

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CFP - Journal of Literary and Cultural Disability Studies

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Journal of Literary and Cultural Disability Studies
Call for Papers: Disability and Human Rights
Guest editors: Gian Maria Greco and Elena Di Giovanni

This special issue of JLCDS will investigate issues of disability rights within the human rights agenda from the points of view and methodologies of cultural studies.

“Human Rights” has been one of the most influential concepts of the past three centuries and it is still an essential constituent of modern conceptions of State and society. With the 1948 UN Declaration, human rights has become an even more pervasive concept, shaping everyday interactions at all levels, changing the language and rhetoric of politics, permeating literary works, movies, arts and media.

CFP - Cultural Studies of Extraction

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Cultural Studies of Extraction

A Special Issue for the journal Cultural Studies

Editors: Laura Junka-Aikio (University of Oulu, Finland) and Catalina Cortes-Severino (Universidad Javeriana, Colombia)

The aim of this special issue of Cultural Studies is to encourage cultural approaches to the study of the myriad of conflicts, struggles and other phenomena that have risen in response to the ongoing intensification and expansion of extractivist industries and forms of exploitation. In addition to expanding the potential meanings of extractivism, we seek to bring analytical attention on the variety of popular responses that this extractive moment is generating globally. 

Conference on contemporary music and audiovisual culture

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logoEn este marco,  y tras el éxito del I Congreso MUCA el II Congreso Internacional Música y Cultura Audiovisual MUCA, que tendrá lugar los días 22, 23 y 24 de enero de 2015 en la Universidad de Murcia, continuará teniendo como finalidad incentivar el intercambio y difusión de conocimientos entre profesionales e investigadores del universo audiovisual y sonoro mediante el análisis, la reflexión y la crítica de la música como cultura en las últimas décadas.

Damos la bienvenida a la presentación de propuestas individuales de comunicación en relación con los ejes temáticos propuestos para la discusión. La fecha límite de admisión de propuestas es el 1 de noviembre de 2014.