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[UPDATE] Directing in the Performing Arts Summit - Date Change: Expanded to 4 days

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 9:25am
Acadia University, Dalhousie University, Humber School of Creative & Performing Arts

Second CALL


An Invitation to an International Performing Arts Summit

In Collaboration With

June 15 to 18, 2013
Humber College Lakeshore Campus
Toronto, Canada

This International SUMMIT will explore DIRECTING as a uniquely interdisciplinary art form. We invite proposals from artists and researchers for papers, practical presentations and conversations. Our focus is on DIRECTING across the disciplines, from theatre to film/TV to dance to musical drama to new media. Topics include, but are not limited to:

"The Technologies of Starlings, Parrots, and Other Mocking 'Birds': Parroting, Parody, and Paralanguage."

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 8:44am

Because of their natural ability to imitate and improvise upon the songs and sounds of others, starlings exemplify the powers, the problems, and pleasures of mimesis. The mimicry of starlings, like that of parrots, raises many questions about the techniques of art, artifice, and paralinguistic performance within a comparative literary and cultural perspective. How do starling tropes orient classical texts from Dante to Shakespeare, Sterne to Austen, Mozart to Messiaen? How does the mimicry of the European starling compare to that of the parrot? How does it reorient colonial and postcolonial locations of culture, mimicry, and the (post)human? How do starlings and parrots, caged or uncaged, track the global positioning of cultures and languages?

UPDATE: VISUAL CULTURE at SW/TX PCA/ACA deadline November 16, 2012

Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 7:59am

The Visual Culture Area seeks research in all aspects of visual culture concerning the American experience, past and present. Visual Culture studies recognizes the predominance of visual forms of media, communication, and information in the postmodern world, including popular and "low" cultural forms, media and communications, and the "high" cultural forms or fine art, design, and architecture.

Trans-Scripts CFP: "Thinking Activism" (Deadline: Jan. 1, 2013)

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - 8:55pm
Trans-Scripts, an interdisciplinary online journal in the Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of California, Irvine

Trans-Scripts – an interdisciplinary online journal in the Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of California, Irvine – invites graduate students to submit their work for publication. The theme of the third volume is "Thinking Activism."

"Celebrating the Sesquicentennial of Louisa May Alcott's Hospital Sketches: A Teaching Round Table," Annual conference of the Am

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - 8:27pm
Sandra Petrulionis / The Louisa May Alcott Society

Published in 1863 to immediate success as the Civil War sloughed into its second year, _Hospital Sketches_ is now available in several paperback editions, most with excellent introductions detailing its relevance in a variety of classrooms—from literature and history in general to women's, gender, African American, and disability studies in particular. We seek abstracts describing successful classroom strategies that feature _Hospital Sketches_ or that present Alcott as an important figure in antislavery reform, women's history, and popular literature of the Civil War.

"Re-visioning Alcott: Her Impact on the Work of Later Writers and Artists," Annual conference of the American Literature Associa

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - 8:24pm
Beverly Lyon Clark / The Louisa May Alcott Society

Writers as esteemed and influential as Gertrude Stein, Adrienne Rich, Cynthia Ozick, and J. K. Rowling have acknowledged a debt to Louisa May Alcott. References to and re-visionings of Alcott's writing and life have appeared in the work of such authors as Joyce Carol Oates, Barbara Kingsolver, Geraldine Brooks, Lynda Barry, and many others. Alcott's work has also been translated to stage and screen, in such forms as musicals, mini-series, and anime. And dozens of artists have created illustrations, including May Alcott, Frank Merrill, Jessie Willcox Smith, Norman Rockwell, Barbara Cooney, and Tasha Tudor.

HISTOIRE(S): 18-19-20 October 2013

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - 4:26pm
Association des Études Françaises et Francophones d'Irlande


National University of Ireland, Maynooth
18-19-20 October 2013

- Narrative strategies
- History and fiction in historical novels
- Writers and History
- Autofiction and autobiography
- Revisionism and historiography
- Myths, tales and legends
- Individual and collective histories
- History and memory
- Micro-histories
- Hidden histories
- Forgetting/forgotten history
- Literary history
- Historians and literature
- The history of Readership and reception
- French Literary Canon
- La politique et l'Histoire
- History and identity
- His-stories/Her-stories
- 1913-2013, centenaries and commemorations

Of Human Bondage: Literatures of Constraint - March 1-2, 2013

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - 12:36pm
University of Montreal

9th Annual Université de Montréal English Graduate Conference
March 1 and 2, 2013


Keynote Speaker: Sherry Simon (Concordia University)

Jameson's Spatial Dialectic as Global Positioning System [ACLA, Toronoto, April 4-7, 2013]

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - 11:08am
Koonyong Kim

Michel Foucault once remarked that "I believe that the anxiety of our era has to do fundamentally with space, no doubt a great deal more than with time." Indeed, there is a strong sense in which space has become one of the most privileged loci of economic, social, and cultural production in the age of globalization. Though many contemporary thinkers have addressed this postmodern "spatial turn," Fredric Jameson's theoretical discourse is remarkable for its insistence on space as a cultural dominant in the world today.

Call for Student Papers, The Association for Gravestone Studies Annual Meeting and Conference, June 18-23, 2013

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - 9:45am
The Association for Gravestone Studies


Earn a chance to attend The Association for Gravestone Studies Conference and Annual Meeting as a guest of AGS. Enter the AGS Student Paper Competition.

The 2013 Conference will be held June 18-23 at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon

Requirements: The applicant must either be a graduate or undergraduate student at an accredited college or university, as well as a member of the AGS.

"William Carlos Williams as Emersonian" ALA conference, Boston, May 23- 26, 2013.Submission deadline: Friday, January 4th, 2013.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - 5:03am
William Carlos Williams Society

CFP by the Williams Carlos Williams Society for the
American Literature Association's 24th annual conference,
Boston, May 23- 26, 2013

Panel entitled "William Carlos Williams as Emersonian"

Chair: Ian Copestake, Editor, William Carlos Williams Review
Please submit your proposal of 200 words outlining your 20 minute panel paper to Ian Copestake at by Friday, January 4th, 2013.

CFP - "Playing at Violence," ATHE [10/27/2012; 8/1-4/2013]

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - 12:24am
Lindsay Adamson Livingston

Call for Papers
"Playing at Violence"
The Association for Theatre in Higher Education's 2013 Conference (Orlando, FL; Aug 1-4, 2013)

I am looking for 1-2 more panelists to fill out a possible panel for the
Association for Theatre in Higher Education Conference in 2013. The panel, which will be submitted to the Performance Studies Focus Group, will explore the contours of performances that engage in some way with the ideas of violence, play, and performance. How do these three concepts interact? How is violence (or representations of violence) "playful"? How is violence performed? Possible themes
may include (but are certainly not limited to):