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MMLA Drama Session: Drama of Wealth. Cincinnati. November 2012

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Sunday, November 27, 2011 - 7:41pm
Midwest Modern Language Association. Drama Session.

The Drama panel welcomes papers on the An Embarrassment of Riches: The Drama of Wealth. Given the MMLA's theme of Debt, it seemed fitting to celebrate dramas of abundance. Interpretations of wealth and abundance may be applied widely through such works as Cloud Nine with its excessive gender options or more narrowly through a work such as Enron. Please send 250-300 word abstracts via electronic attachment to Ann C. Hall, Chair of the Drama panel, halla@ohiodominican.edu, by May 1, 2012. Selected presenters will be informed by June 1, 2012, and must register for the conference by July 1, 2012.

MLA Harold Pinter Session: Pinter and Booze. January 3-6 2013 Boston

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Sunday, November 27, 2011 - 7:38pm
Modern Language Assocation

Shaken and Stirred: Pinter and Booze. One look at a few Pinter works, and it's difficult to ignore the amount of drinking that goes on. Papers discussing the use, misuse, or joy of alcohol in Pinter's plays, films, or other works are welcome. Please send 250-300 word abstracts via electronic attachment to Ann C. Hall at halla@ohiodominican.edu by 17 March 2012. Panelists must be members of the International Harold Pinter Society and the MLA by 6 April 2012. The conference will be held in Boston on January 3-6, 2013. For more information, see www.mla.org.

"Adaptations, Versions and Perversions: French Theatre and English Playwrights (19th-21st Century)" 1-2 December 2011

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Sunday, November 27, 2011 - 5:25pm
Ignacio Ramos Gay / Universidad de Valencia (Spain)

Adaptations, Versions and Perversions:
French Theatre and English Playwrights (19th-21st Century)

Facultad de Filología, Traducción y Comunicación
Universidad de Valencia
(1-2 December 2011)

The conference aims to explore the presence of French plays and players in England, and their influence upon native dramatists, critics and actors. By means of scrutinising English adaptations of French plays and their critics' and audiences' reception, it intends to illustrate the economic, aesthetic and political tensions emerging and crystallising between England and France since the nineteenth century.

Programme
Thursday, December 1st

Jack London Society Panels, American Literature Association conference, May 24-27, 2012

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Sunday, November 27, 2011 - 1:20pm
Jack London Society

Paper submissions are invited for the Jack London Society panels at the American Literature Association 23rd Annual Conference, May 24-27, 2012, at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Embarcadero. Send abstracts or papers with complete mailing information to Jeanne Reesman at jeanne.reesman@utsa.edu by January 1, 2012. Papers are 20 minutes long and may address any aspect of Jack London studies.

CFP: European Popular Culture Association (EUPOP) conference. London, UK, July 2012.

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Sunday, November 27, 2011 - 10:57am
European Popular Culture Association (EUPOP)

CALL FOR PAPERS

EUPOP 2012

Inaugural Conference of the European Popular Culture Association

11-13 July 2012
London College of Fashion
University of the Arts
London

Individual paper and panel contributions are invited for the inaugural conference of the European Popular Culture Association (EPCA).

EUPOP 2012 will explore European popular culture in all its different forms This might include European Film (past and present), Television, Music, Celebrity, The Body, Fashion, New Media, Comics, Popular Literature, Sport, Heritage and Curation. And more - we'll be guided by the submissions.

Closing Date for this call: 18th FEBRUARY 2012

Edited Collection on Dave the Potter: Slavery, Poetry, and Pottery

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Sunday, November 27, 2011 - 9:42am
Michael A. Chaney (Dartmouth College)

The editor invites chapter proposals for an edited collection exploring the work of Dave the Potter. Dave the Potter, or David Drake (ca. 1800-1874), was a nineteenth-century African American slave and potter who worked in Edgefield, South Carolina. In addition to making some of the largest hand-built pottery of the period, Drake incised writing onto his storage jars and pots—signatures, proverbs, couplets of poetry, and witticisms. Some of this writing is documentational, but much of it is proverbial and poetic. Overtly disobeying prohibitions against slave literacy, these inscriptions range in tone from the audacious ("I made this jar" or "Cash Wanted") to the absurd ("Making this Jar—I Had All Thoughts/Lads & Gentlemen—Never Out Walks").

UPDATE - Shattering

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Sunday, November 27, 2011 - 2:35am
Associated Graduate Students of English

Shattering
"A Thought, Even a Possibility, Can Shatter and Transform"
~ Friedrich Nietzsche
The Associated Graduate Students of English (AGSE) at California State University, Northridge is now accepting proposals for their Annual Spring Conference. We are looking for critical papers or creative works that explore the notion of shattering. By shattering we mean transgressing boundaries and breaking up the dominance of certain discourses.
Explorations may include, but are not limited to:
• Nationality Lines
• High Theory and Low Theory
• Pop Culture and Art House Culture
• Dominance of Ideology Over Space
• Heteronormative Family
• Narrative Structure

[UPDATE] Digital (De-)(Re-)Territorializations - Abstracts now due December 15th

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Sunday, November 27, 2011 - 12:52am
Bowling Green State University and BGSU's Association for Textual and Literary Analysis Students

Digital (De-)(Re-)Territorializations
Hosted by Bowling Green State University
In association with BGSU's Association for Textual and Literary Analysis Students

Current Keynote Speakers:
Dr. Radhika Gajjala
Dr. Kris Blair

INDIAN CULTURE, ART & MEDIA

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Saturday, November 26, 2011 - 5:17pm
Rekha Menon / 2012 National PCA/ACA Popular Culture Association /American Culture Association Conference

INDIAN CULTURE, ART & MEDIA

Call For Proposals

The 2012 National PCA/ACA Popular Culture Association /American Culture Association Conference will be held in Boston April 11 to 14.

Deadline for Proposal submissions is 15 December 2011.

Indian Culture, Art & Media – Area of the PCA/ACA conference provides a scholarly forum, an important site of creative, intellectual, and cultural exchange to share and disseminate research about "Indian Culture, Art & Media." Broadly defined, the area includes all forms and styles of art, media (visual art, dance, music and film) from all times and geographic locations that engage with issues, ideas and practices related to Indian aesthetics, and culture

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