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Shakespeare and Performance (January 31, 2012)

updated: 
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 - 7:59pm
full name / name of organization: 
Early Modern Studies Journal (EMSJ) formally Early English Studies

The 2012 volume will focus on "Shakespeare and Performance." We are interested in articles that consider any aspect of performance in historical or contemporary productions of Shakespeare and his contemporary playwrights. The following list is of possible topics, but should not be considered exhaustive:


Comparative performance in England




Comparative performances in England and other countries



Street performance



Provincial performance



Performance of Guilds




Women and performance



Boy's companies




Current productions of early modern plays




Shakespeare Festivals




Playing spaces




Actors and the text




Theatrical Gesture





Cine Tectonica: Film on the Faultline

updated: 
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 - 7:03pm
full name / name of organization: 
Alan Wright

CINE TECTONICA: FILM ON THE FAULTLINE

The recent earthquakes in Chile, Christchurch and Japan have left a host of powerful images in the minds and memories of millions of people around the world. Film has always played a crucial role in the imagination of disaster. From its earliest days, cinema has registered the impact of seismic events. The aftermath of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake is recorded on film. In New Zealand, footage from the Napier earthquake of 1931 shows the destruction of the town. Hollywood even recast New Zealand in Green Dolphin Street (Saville, 1947) as the fictional setting for a special effects mega-quake and tsunami.

Curiosities - Feb. 17, 2012

updated: 
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 - 3:51pm
full name / name of organization: 
Tufts Graduate Humanities Conference

What makes an object, a person, or a pursuit a "curiosity"? Are curiosities abnormal and rare? Are they always the extraordinarily strange, or can they be an everyday oddity? Enmeshed in a larger set of notions that often pit the social against the individual, the normative against the taboo, and the expected against the surprising, curiosities generate questions about desire, taste, knowledge, and inquiry.

MASSENET AND THE MEDITERRANEAN WORLD

updated: 
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 - 3:37pm
full name / name of organization: 
Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini

MASSENET AND THE MEDITERRANEAN WORLD
International Conference

LUCCA, COMPLESSO DI SAN MICHELETTO
30 NOVEMBER - 02 DECEMBER 2012

http://www.luigiboccherini.org/massenet.html

Organized by
Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini, Lucca/Pistoia

In association with
Palazzetto Bru Zane - Centre de musique romantique française (Venice)
Observatoire interdisciplinaire de création et de recherche en musique (Montréal)

Literature and Madness, PCA/ACA, 11-14 April 2012, Deadline 15 December 2011

updated: 
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 - 2:13pm
full name / name of organization: 
Russ Pottle, Area Chair, Literature and Madness Section of the Popular Culture Association
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The Literature and Madness section of the Popular Culture Association is soliciting 15-20 minute papers for the upcoming year's annual PCA/ACA conference in Boston, MA, scheduled for 11-14 April 2012. The deadline for abstract submission is 15 December 2011.

Critique, Democracy, and Philosophy in 21st Century Information Society. Towards Critical Theories of Social Media.

updated: 
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 - 1:12pm
full name / name of organization: 
ICTs and Society Network
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http://www.icts-and-society.net/events/uppsala2012/

4th ICTs and Society-Conference 2012 (Uppsala, May 2nd-4th, 2012)

Critique, Democracy, and Philosophy in 21st Century Information Society.
Towards Critical Theories of Social Media.
The Fourth ICTs and Society-Conference.

Uppsala University. May 2nd-4th, 2012.

A unique event for networking, critical engagement, and featuring leading critical scholars.

Call for Abstracts

Announcement and Call-Flyer PDF

ACLA: Collapse/Catastrophe/ Change - Nov. 15 Deadline

updated: 
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 - 12:25pm
full name / name of organization: 
Miki Kaneda and Samia Rahimtoola / UC Berkeley

ACLA: Collapse/Catastrophe/ Change

Experimentalism & Failure in Fluxus & Beyond

March 29th to April 1st, 2012

Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island

Papers should be submitted through the ACLA website by November 15:

http://acla.org/acla2012/?page_id=45

[UPDATE] Imaginary Landscapes in British Women's Writing

updated: 
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 - 9:01am
full name / name of organization: 
British Women Writers
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Due to new conference requirements, I am no longer organizing a panel on Imaginary Landscapes in British Women's Writing. I encourage anyone who was interested in this panel to submit independently to the BWW conference. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Transgressive and Transgression

updated: 
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 - 8:17am
full name / name of organization: 
British Association for American Studies and Irish Association for American Studies
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Discourses of American Exceptionalism pivot effortlessly around the fulcrum of America's position as an idealised other to the normative standard: the 'city on the hill' as disjointed from the normative valley below. However, contemporary American scholarship has been so bold as to tackle the 'othered' identities and constructs considered anti-social or nihilistic (as opposed to 'exceptional') by virtue of their disconnect which have long peopled the American narrative. Such demarcations beg the question as to what exactly denotes 'exception', and what denotes 'deviance' or even 'eccentricity'. What does it mean to be 'transgressive' in the context of an America which privileges the concept of 'exception'?

Ford Madox Ford's Parade's End: Modernism and the First World War

updated: 
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 - 7:13am
full name / name of organization: 
Institute of English Studies, University of London

CALL FOR PAPERS: Ford Madox Ford's Parade's End

Institute of English Studies, University of London
27–29 September 2012

'There are not many English novels which deserve to be called great: Parade's End is one of them.' W. H. Auden

Reminder: CfP "Fakes, Forgeries & Issues of Authenticity in Classical Literature"

updated: 
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 - 6:00am
full name / name of organization: 
Universidad de Oviedo
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Dear Friends and Collegae,

This is a reminder for our CfP. Please note the fast approaching deadline: December 31.

As we are planning a second publication with original contributions dealing with Fakes, Forgeries & Issues of Authenticity in Classical Literature, it would be a pleasure if you could contribute with a on this broad topic. Of particular, but by no means exclusive interest, would be papers in the following areas:
• Epistolographic Fakes and Forgeries
• Historiographic Fakes and Forgeries.
• Authorship and authority.
• Anonymity and Pseudonymity.
• Forgery of Literary texts, documents.

HuCon 2012: Graduate Research in Humanities Computing,

updated: 
Monday, November 14, 2011 - 10:41pm
full name / name of organization: 
University of Alberta Humanities Computing Graduate Student Association.

CALL FOR PAPERS / CALL FOR PROJECTS:
Current Research in Humanities Computing. The University of Alberta Humanities Computing Graduate Student Association is pleased to announce a call for abstracts for its annual conference:
"HuCon 2012: Current Graduate Research in Humanities Computing" to take place March 23, 2012 in Edmonton, AB.

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