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Shakespeare and the Myth of the Feminine - June 26-29, 2013 Montpellier France

Monday, September 10, 2012 - 12:09pm
European Shakespeare Research Association

Yan Brailowsky, Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense, France
Victoria Bladen, University of Queensland, Australia

Call for papers
Iconic Shakespearean actresses such as Peggy Ashcroft (1988) have marvelled at the versatility and depth of Shakespeare's feminine roles. Lady Macbeth, Beatrice, Ophelia, Queen Margaret, Juliet, Paulina, Desdemona, Volumnia, Lavinia… all are characters which have been variously represented, or objectified in Western culture, and whose names have now become easily recognizable emblems or concepts—even myths.

UPDATE:'The Road Not Taken': Explorations in Narrative Refusals, Disnarration, and Counterfactual Histories

Monday, September 10, 2012 - 11:57am
Indian Institute of Technology [IIT] Bombay

Plenary speakers:
Professor Jasbir Jain,
Hon Director, Institute for Research in Interdisciplinary Studies (IRIS), Sahitya Akademi Writer-in-Residence, 2009

Professor Supriya Chaudhuri
Professor and Coordinator, Centre of Advanced Study, Department of English, Jadavpur University

Papers are invited for a two-day refereed conference on Disnarration from 1st to 2nd March 2013, at IIT Bombay, Mumbai, India.

Gerald Prince's introduction of the 'disnarrated' in 1988 marks an interesting milestone in the evolution of narrative theory. The notion of what could have, but does not happen in a narrative, opens up new ways of looking at texts and at their visibility, overt and implicit.

Victorian Poetry: Forms and Fashions

Monday, September 10, 2012 - 11:46am
Victorian Poery

Papers on any aspect of Victorian Poetry and Poetics are invited, especially those devoted to: the reconsideration of poetic forms and formal innovations; fashions, trend, and modes in poetry; the publication and commerce of poetry; poetry book history; and Victorian prosody and stanzaic forms. Papers devoted to the "fashions" of scholarship on Victorian poetry for the last fifty years are also invited.

The 29th IEEE International Conference on Data Engineering (Intelligent Data Processing on Health)

Monday, September 10, 2012 - 10:05am

Health data, although widely and diligently collected, continue to be under-utilised for research and evaluation. How to make use of the enormous amount of health data efficiently and effectively is one of fundamental issues that health researchers encounter today. Such research holds a great promise to improve the quality of patient care, prevent potential medical errors, and reduce healthcare cost. To accomplish this objective, the collaborations of both practical applications and theoretical research will be essential.

Medievalism in Popular Culture

Monday, September 10, 2012 - 9:23am
National Popular and American Culture Associations Conference (PCA/ACA)

Medievalism in Popular Culture
at the 43rd Annual PCA/ACA Conference
Wardman Park Marriott, Washington, D.C.
March 27-30th, 2013

Call for submissions to the following paper sessions and round table panels:

Filming this Insubstantial Pageant: Medieval and Renaissance Drama on Film (Abstracts due Sept. 30)

Monday, September 10, 2012 - 7:47am
Northeast Modern Language Association (conference Mar. 2013)

This panel seeks papers about film adaptations of medieval and Renaissance English drama, both in English-speaking countries and around the world. The NeMLA conference will be held in Boston in March, 2013. Papers might compare different adaptations of the same play, discuss problems associated with the notion of fidelity to text or of relocating a play in a different historical or cultural milieu, or consider the effectiveness for use in scholarly work or in the classroom. We seek investigation of continuities across disciplines: medieval/Renaissance, cinema studies/literature. What is at stake in these adaptations? What do these directors, writers, performers, and audiences bring to the table?

Transmedia: Storytelling and Beyond

Monday, September 10, 2012 - 3:38am

Transmedia: Storytelling and Beyond
31st January to 1st February 2013
Sydney, Australia

Green Romanticism: The Dawn of the Age

Monday, September 10, 2012 - 12:56am
Dewey W. Hall / Northeast MLA (NEMLA) 2013 Conference

September 30, 2012 Deadline. Green Romanticism: The Dawn of the Age. Panel Session: NEMLA 2013 Conference, Boston, MA. March 21-24, 2013.

CFP - Peasant Lives on Record (48th Internat'l Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, May 9-12, 2013) Deadline: Sept. 15, 2012

Sunday, September 9, 2012 - 11:29pm
Stephanie Coker / International Joan of Arc Society

Call for Papers
48th International Congress on Medieval Studies
(Kalamazoo, Michigan)

Conference dates : May 9-12, 2013
Conference location : Western Michigan University
Submission deadline for proposals : September 15, 2012

Session sponsor : The International Joan of Arc Society
Session title : "Peasant Lives on Record: War, Piety, and Rural Women in the Medieval World"

NeMLA 2013 Panel, Under Her Skin: Victorian Literature, the Female Body, and Touch

Sunday, September 9, 2012 - 10:42pm
Northeastern Modern Language Association

A recent trend in feminist scholarship explores the role the skin plays in formations of the self. The skin functions as a boundary between self and other that is permeable, specifically in relation to touch. This panel invites abstracts that explore constructions of female subjectivity and sexualities in Victorian literature, focusing on the skin surface localized to the hand, or more generally to the female body, as a site of tactile exchange. Send 250-500 word abstracts to Kimberly Cox, SUNY Stony Brook,

Deadline: Sept. 30, 2012

Symposium - Creativity and Authorship: Law and Changing Practice, 17-18 December

Sunday, September 9, 2012 - 7:41pm
University of Canberra

Symposium - Creativity and Authorship: Law and Changing Practice
Call for Proposals
17 and 18 December 2012
Inspire Centre, University of Canberra

Hosted by the Law and Culture research group, Faculty of Business, Government and Law and Faculty of Arts and Design

This Symposium will explore practices of authorship, creativity and cultural innovation, and how they intersect with law. Do law and policy effectively protect and meet the changing needs of authors and other creative practitioners? How does law itself frame authorship and cultural practice? How has this changed over time, and what lessons are there for the future?

Fragmented Forms in the Eighteenth Century - ASECS 2013 - April

Sunday, September 9, 2012 - 6:22pm
Rachel Schneider

Recent decades have made the eighteenth-century a bit more piecemeal. Emerging online databases, digital humanities scholarship, and distant or "close but not deep" reading practices has made it possible for scholars to discover and examine how the eighteenth century expressed itself in fragmentary terms. Critics like Inger Sigrun Brodey, Sandro Jung, and Leah Price have explored how fragmentary forms responded to and impacted aesthetics of ruin, national instability, and period reading practices.

[UPDATE] CFP: The Ray Browne Conference on Popular Culture

Sunday, September 9, 2012 - 5:29pm
Popular Culture Scholars Association

CFP: The Ray Browne Conference on Popular Culture
Modes of Mobility: Popular Culture in an Age of Technology

To build on the success of the First Annual Ray Browne Conference, and usher in the fortieth year of the Popular Culture Department at Bowling Green State University, the Popular Culture Scholars Association at BGSU would like to invite any and all students (undergraduates and graduate), scholars, critics, former members of the POPC program and friends of the department to join us for the Ray Browne Conference on Popular Culture to be held February 8 through February 10, 2013, on the campus of Bowling Green State University.

Textobjectext: Writing the posthumanities: Exploring the potentialities of writing practice after the material turn

Sunday, September 9, 2012 - 4:17pm
Hosted by Centre for Creative Arts, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia

Wednesday 28 November, 2012

With keynote addresses from Assoc. Prof. Barbara Bolt (VCA, University of Melbourne) & Mr Oron Catts (Director, SymbioticA, University of Western Australia)

See: for full details.


Abstracts and/or proposals are sought for papers, workshops and provocations (see outline of session formats below) that address any of the following themes, as they relate to writing practice, writing outcomes and writing theory: