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Word Made Flesh, Flesh Made Word: Narratives of Pain, Pained Narratives (NEMLA 2012, 3/15-18)

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Friday, September 9, 2011 - 9:59pm
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NEMLA
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This panel seeks to explore various dimensions of pain in French and Francophone literature. How is pain represented? What are the moral, aesthetic, and epistemological stakes of such representation? Does the staging of pain shape or distress textual integrity or architecture? Might we speak of a textual pain? How do pained and painful narratives affect the reader? Please send 300-word abstracts by September 30 to Tali Zechory, tzechory@fas.harvard.edu.

3R: Response, Re/Action, Revolt February 23rd – 26th 2012

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Friday, September 9, 2011 - 9:58pm
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Bowling Green State University Presents the 7th Annual Battleground States Conference

Madison. Egypt. Ohio's labor wars. Planned Parenthood. Iqbal Masih. Bayard Rustin. Convention at Seneca Falls. London's Riots. Monsanto Protests. Aung San Suu Kyi. Public Enemy. East Timor Action Network. New York Collective of Radical Educators. The Pan Africanist Congress…

This is our time for Response.
This is our time for Re/Action.
This is our time for Revolt.

[UPDATE] In Analysis: The Work of Hanif Kureishi - Conference - proposals for papers due by 15 Jan. 2012

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Friday, September 9, 2011 - 7:41pm
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Roehampton University
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The University of Roehampton presents
Friday, 24 and Saturday, 25 February 2012

IN ANALYSIS: THE WORK OF HANIF KUREISHI

Events include: Hanif Kureishi in conversation and reading from Work in Progress

Speakers include: Susie Thomas (author of Hanif Kureishi: A Reader's Guide to Essential Criticism) and others (TBA)

NeMLA: Contemporary Latin American Women Directors and Corporeal Aesthetics, Abstract Sept. 30

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Friday, September 9, 2011 - 6:25pm
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NeMLA
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43rd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 15-18, 2012
Rochester, New York

In the past fifteen years, Latin American cinema has witnessed the emergence of a new generation of women filmmakers, among whom Lucrecia Martel and Claudia Llosa, who have known great popular and critical successes. This panel will examine the work of any contemporary Latin American female director, with a special interest in submissions that explore questions related to aesthetics and embodiment. Please submit 250-300 word abstracts to Caroline Godart at godart@eden.rutgers.edu.

Call for Papers: War and Culture. 2021 SW/TX PCA & ACA 33rd Annual Conference in Albuquerque, NM. February 8-11, 2012

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Friday, September 9, 2011 - 6:02pm
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2012 Southwest/Texas Popular Culture & American Culture Association
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Proposals are now being accepted for the War and Culture Area.

Listed below are some suggestions for possible presentations, but topics not included here are also welcome. We invite contributions in the fields of literary and cinema studies, cultural history, and all forms of visual studies that explore…

[UPDATE] New Voices, a Graduate English Conference Bodies of Influence: The Human Body in the Humanities and Sciences

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Friday, September 9, 2011 - 5:17pm
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New Voices, Georgia State University
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Due to some last-minute obstacles, New Voices has been postponed until early 2012. We will re-issue a CFP once we have definitive dates. Proposals already submitted will still be reviewed. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Shakespeare and Performance

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Friday, September 9, 2011 - 5:05pm
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Early Modern Studies Journal (EMSJ) formally Early English Studies (EES)

The 2012 issue 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:

Registration now open: The Cultural Politics of Ageing in the Nineteenth Century - Interdisciplinary Perspectives

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Friday, September 9, 2011 - 4:50pm
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Department of English and American Studies, University of Regensburg

The Cultural Politics of Ageing in the Nineteenth Century:
Interdisciplinary Perspectives

International Conference at the University of Regensburg, 24-26 November 2011

Conference Venue: Haus der Begegnung, Hinter dem Grieb 8, Regensburg (Germany)

Confirmed Speakers: David Amigoni, Katharina Boehm, Lynn Botelho, Karen Chase, Nigel Goose, Kay Heath, Inge Kroppenberg, Norbert Lennartz, Teresa Mangum, Gordon McMullan, Greta Olson, Jochen Petzold, Rebecca Probert, Helen Small, Brian Worsfold, Anne-Julia Zwierlein

Shakespeare Studies Journal, 10/10/2011

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Friday, September 9, 2011 - 4:39pm
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Journal of the Wooden O/Southern Utah University
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The Journal of the Wooden O is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal published at Southern Utah University with the support of the Utah Shakespeare Festival, the Gerald Sherratt Library, the College of Visual and Performing Arts, and the Department of English.

The Journal of the Wooden O invites essays on any topic related to Shakespeare and early modern drama, but gives priority to papers on plays produced in the Utah Shakespeare Festival's 2011 summer and fall seasons: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Richard III, Romeo and Juliet, and The Winter's Tale.

Advocacy in the Theatre History Classroom

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Friday, September 9, 2011 - 3:51pm
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Association for Theatre in Higher Education, Theatre History Focus Group
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I am seeking possible co-panelists for a proposed roundtable discussion on ways of effectively incorporating advocacy into the theatre history classroom for the 2012 Association for Theatre in Higher Education Conference. This panel would be sponsored by the Theatre History Focus Group and directly engages the conference theme of "Performance as/is Civic Engagement: Advocate, Collaborate, Educate." How do we, as instructors of theatre history, get our students to connect the work in the theatre history classroom to larger issues of political engagement in a democratic society? Do particular plays spark the best discussions? Are there particular assignments with which you've had success? Should issue advocacy be in the theatre history classroom at all?

Performer Politicians and Politician Performers: From Artist to Activist and Activist to Artist

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Friday, September 9, 2011 - 3:50pm
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Association for Theatre in Higher Education, Theatre History Focus Group
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I am seeking possible co-panelists for a proposed panel to be sponsored by the Theatre History Focus Group for the 2012 Association for Theatre in Higher Education Conference. With the conference theme of "Performance as/is Civic Engagement: Advocate, Collaborate, Educate" I find myself thinking about historical instances of performers who have crossed over onto the political stage, or political figures who found second careers for themselves as actors. How did the first chapter of the career impact the second? Were there echoes of the political agenda in the performance work? Did the performance work contradict the ideology represented in their political careers?

[REMINDER] "Rethinking Seneca's Influence on Early Modern Drama" (09/30/2011; NEMLA, Rochester NY: 03/15-18)

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Friday, September 9, 2011 - 12:25pm
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Nicola Imbracsio/ University of New Hampshire
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For years, scholars have demonstrated the debt that Kyd, Marlowe, Shakespeare, and other playwrights owe to Seneca's work. Such foundational criticism has often pointed to Seneca's plot devices, characterization, language, and form that inspired later Renaissance dramatists. However, recent scholarship demonstrates Seneca's effect on early modern subject construction and performance conditions. This panel aims to continue and extend current reconsiderations of Seneca's influence on early modern drama by gathering papers that "rethink" Seneca's works and influence in light of feminist, queer, post-colonial, and materialist theoretical perspectives.

Framing Lives - 8th Biennial Conference of the International Auto/Biography Association 17-20 July 2012

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Friday, September 9, 2011 - 10:27am
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International Auto/Biography Association
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Call for papers

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FRAMING LIVES

The 8th Biennial Conference of the International Auto/Biography Association
17-20 July 2012, Canberra, Australia

Deadline for paper and panel proposals: 15 November 2011
Notification of acceptance: 15 December 2011
Conference website: http://www.iaba2012.com

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