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Ritual, Religion, and Theatre

Monday, October 3, 2011 - 3:33pm
Bert Wallace / Theatre Symposium

SETC Theatre Symposium Volume 21:
Ritual, Religion, and Theatre

The Abydos Passion Play. The Dionysian festivals. Yaqui deer dances. Maypole dances. Mystery plays and Noh drama. Theatre of Cruelty, Poor Theatre, Total Theatre. Whether or not theatre arose from ritual and/or religion, from prehistory to the present there have been intriguing connections among these types of human activities. The 2012 Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC) Theatre Symposium will focus on the varied connections, intersections, appropriations, and clashes between ritual, religion, and theatre. Possible topics:

diacritics: "More than Global" [July 15, 2012]

Monday, October 3, 2011 - 3:24pm

diacritics is launching a mini-series of thematic issues entitled "More than Global," to be published in volumes 41 and 42. "Humanists" may be facing an urgent task, or the discontinuous writing of what Susan Buck-Morss recently named a non-synthetic but "syncretic" take on world history and cultures. In this mini-series, we would like to bypass comparison, and go "more than global," in connecting discrete texts, phenomena, periods, images, languages, places—without unifying them. While certainly keeping in view the discourse of the social sciences, we seek to underscore the specificity of literary, critical, and philosophical thought in any sound attempt at reflecting on what "global" could mean anew.

diacritics: "Thinking with the Sciences" (July 15, 2012)

Monday, October 3, 2011 - 3:15pm

diacritics is launching a mini-series of thematic issues entitled "Thinking with the Sciences," to be published in volumes 41 and 42. We believe it is now time for scholars in the humanities and the literary disciplines to think with the sciences (and not against, or instead of them). Our title also suggests that epistemology is necessary but not sufficient; and that the promotion of an ancillary use of philosophy and the arts as illustrations or aesthetic adornments for "scientific knowledge" is not what matters. We welcome bold, broad, interdisciplinary, and theoretically sophisticated submissions that could be of relevance to this series.

[UPDATE] - CFP – So What?: Exploring the Implications of Humanities Studies in the 21st Century (Proposals due 11/15)

Monday, October 3, 2011 - 2:24pm
North Carolina State University Association of English Graduate Students

The Association of English Graduate Students at NC State is pleased to announce the call for papers for our third annual graduate student conference, which will be held February 24-25, 2012.

In this conference, we wish presenters and participants to examine and explore the continued need for humanities studies, and the place of humanities studies in societies that increasingly value technological advances in communication.

Call for Papers and Conference Presentations

Monday, October 3, 2011 - 2:18pm

Call for Papers & Conference Presentations: CINESONIKA 2: The Second International Conference & Festival of Sound Design

Venue: Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, British Columbia
Conference Dates: Feb. 17th – 19th, 2012

Fitzgerald - OPEN - ALA 2012

Monday, October 3, 2011 - 2:05pm
F. Scott Fitzgerald Society

The F. Scott Fitzgerald Society ( ) invites proposals for papers to be presented at the 2012 American Literature Association in San Francisco, CA. The F. Scott Fitzgerald Society invites proposals for papers examining any aspect of Fitzgerald's life and work that provide fresh insights.

Send abstract to Maggie Gordon Froehlich at by January 9, 2012. Please indicate any AV equipment needs.

Comparative Approaches to Faulkner and Fitzgerald

Monday, October 3, 2011 - 1:59pm
F. Scott Fitzgerald Society

The William Faulkner Society and the F. Scott Fitzgerald Society are collaborating to organize a symposium on the two writers at the American Literature Association's 2012 convention in San Francisco, May 24-27, 2012. We are looking for six to nine scholars to present work that pursues comparative approaches to these pivotal twentieth-century literary artists. The papers will be presented over consecutive ALA sessions and at the discretion of the organizers may form the basis of an edited collection of essays on the two writers.

Topics could include, but are by no means limited to:

CFP: Textual Empires & Discursive Dissent: Reimagining Aesthetic Traditions in Race and Ethnicity Studies

Monday, October 3, 2011 - 1:49pm
American Studies Association 2012 Annual Conference--San Juan, Puerto Rico

The horrors of empire have left an indelible mark on the geopolitical space of the circum-Atlantic world and hemispheric America. And the aesthetic expressions of this imperial site bear the traces of a past devastated by despotic and hegemonic rule. Deeply imbricated in the mutually-constitutive battles of conquest and resistance, the aesthetic traditions of this textual terrain reflect an ongoing struggle between Anglo "colonizers" and "others." Often, aesthetic expressions of the Other participate within otherwise legitimated and established forms—articulated with a difference.

[UPDATE] Representing Eire: Ideology in Irish Cinema from John Ford to John Carney, NeMLA March 15-18, 2012

Monday, October 3, 2011 - 1:42pm

While the Abbey Theatre is perhaps the most familiar public context through which the nationalistic and aesthetic struggle to shape an identity for a (post)colonial Ireland was formed, expatriate Irish used the bourgeoning film industry to represent Ireland from an international perspective. Recent commercial successes have ranged from the international co-production of The Wind That Shakes the Barley, winning British director Ken Loach a Palme d'Or, to the Dublin grassroots construction of John Carney's Oscar-winning Once, but awards aside, a tension still exists between the Ireland of filming destination and the Ireland of film origination.

2012 International Conference on Narrative (March 15-17, 2012) - Abstracts Due Oct. 17, 2011

Monday, October 3, 2011 - 12:57pm
International Society for the Study of Narrative

2012 International Conference on Narrative
March 15-17
Harrah's Las Vegas Hotel and Casino Las Vegas, Nevada

Plenary Speakers
Steven Mailloux, Loyola Marymount University
Ramón Saldívar, Stanford University
Vanessa Schwartz, University of Southern California

Contemporary Narrative Theory Session Speakers
Heather Dubrow, Fordham University
Margaret Homans, Yale University
Deirdre McCloskey, University of Illinois Chicago
Mark McGurl, UCLA
Alan Nadel, University of Kentucky
Peggy Phelan, Stanford University

Conference Coordinators
Eddie Maloney, Alan Nadel, James Phelan, Robyn Warhol

[UPDATE] Come Together: Digital Collaboration in the Academy and Beyond - Extended Deadline

Monday, October 3, 2011 - 12:47pm
Jennifer Hardwick & Ian Maness / Queen's University Department of English

Come Together: Digital Collaboration in the Academy and Beyond seeks to explore the relationship between digital technology and academic, activist and artistic collaborations. Our focus is on how these collaborations come into being, what challenges they present, and how they are reshaping both the academy and the world at large. While we welcome all papers on the topic of digital collaboration, we are especially interested in those that examine the ways in which technology enables work across disciplinary, geographic, cultural and/or other boundaries, those that identify and/or propose solutions to the barriers that still need to be overcome, and those that offer frameworks for innovative forms of digital collaboration.


Monday, October 3, 2011 - 9:43am
South African Association of Public Administration and Management

The National Board of the South African Association of Public Administration and Management, in conjunction with the Centre for Africa Studies, invites you to its 12th Annual Conference, which is a gathering of scholars and practitioners, to be part of the intellectual process of imagining the future from the past based on the present. Come and be part of this important dialogue which seeks to inform the theory and practice of governance and administration. The event is scheduled to take place on 07-09 March 2012 in Bloemfontein, University of the Free State.