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"Parody, Farce, and Authority in Early Drama" ICMS, Kalamazoo 2012

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Tuesday, September 6, 2011 - 1:26pm
Medieval and Renaissance Drama Society

Without authority, there is no parody or farce— in the words of C. L. Barber, "the license depends utterly on what it mocks" (Shakespeare's Festive Comedy 214). This symbiotic dynamic between the systems of authority and their detractors at once reinforces authorized models because they license their own mocking while simultaneously undercutting them through critique. Early drama is one vehicle for observing this dynamic of parody, farce, and authority, in such wide-ranging issues as religious orthodoxy and heterodoxy, political models of governance and rebellion, and social frameworks of class and gender. Submissions can examine any facet of parody, farce, and authority within early drama. All submissions are due by September 15, 2011.

"Queering the Cougar" ICMS, Kalamazoo 2012

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Tuesday, September 6, 2011 - 1:24pm
Cameron Hunt McNabb

As a follow-up to the 2011 "Medieval Cougars" ICMS panel, this panel seeks to interrogate the medieval social and gender expectations associated with the modern concept of a 'cougar,' such as issues of authority, pursuit, agency, and sexuality; however, this panel will examine texts wherein the dynamic between the older woman and the object of her attention shifts from heteronormative to homoerotic. Medieval literature presents several instances of such 'queer cougars': some of these women accidentally pursue same-sex partners who happen to be cross-dressed or whose gender identity is not immediately clear, while others openly seek a relationship with a younger, female protagonist.

Chicana/o Liturature/Film/Culure Feb. 2012

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Tuesday, September 6, 2011 - 1:22pm
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Conference

SW/TX PCA/ACA Chicana/o Literature/Film/Culture

Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations Conference
February 8-11, 2012
Albuquerque, NM
http://www.swtxpca.org
Proposal submission deadline: December 1, 2011
Conference hotel: Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center
downtown Albuquerque, NM

In 2012, the Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations will hold their 33rd annual meeting in Albuquerque, New Mexico, February 8-11, 2012.

Mother/Nature Conference - University of Southern Mississippi - March 16-18, 2012

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Tuesday, September 6, 2011 - 12:25pm
English Graduate Organization

March 16-18, 2012
Thad Cochran Center
University of Southern Mississippi
Hattiesburg, MS

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: DR. BARBARA GATES
PLENARY SPEAKERS: JANISSE RAY AND DR. CATHERINE ROACH

"When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world."
John Muir

We live in a time of crisis in our homes and in our natural environment. From hurricanes to oil spills, we are linked to each other through the loss and degradation of regional and national habitats. Our selfhoods and the place we make for ourselves in the world are ultimately rooted in both our biological and ecological families.

Monsters: Subject, Object, Abject, 12-13 April 2012 (Deadline for abstracts 1 Jan 2012)

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Tuesday, September 6, 2011 - 11:38am
Hannah Priest/Hic Dragones

This two-day interdisciplinary, cross-period conference will explore humanity's perennial fascination with the monstrous. From children's toys to religious architecture, from medical and legal definitions to Gothic romance – cultural products resonate with fear, obsession and desire for the monster.

CALL FOR PAPERS

Proposals are sought for 20-minute papers. Possible topics include (but are not limited to):

Rethinking African Popular Culture and Performance: A Colloquium in Honour of Sola Olorunyomi at 50 (9/30/2011; 11/30/2011)

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Tuesday, September 6, 2011 - 11:32am
Popular Arts Collective

In spotlighting the contributions of Sola Olorunyomi – author of the seminal Afrobeat!: Fela and the Imagined Continent and other influential texts – to literary and cultural studies, this colloquium intends to incite a debate around the ferment that Olorunyomi has generated as an idea, a scholar, a teacher within and outside the classroom, a performer, a social activist and a fifty-year-long insurrectionary event.

CFP - 'Revenge/Vengeance' - **Deadline extended to 3rd October**

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Tuesday, September 6, 2011 - 11:06am
Forum, Postgraduate Journal of Culture & the Arts (www.forumjournal.org)


Forum Issue 13: Revenge
www.forumjournal.org/cfp
Deadline: 3rd October 2011

"Vengeance offers the writer a compelling mix of ingredients: strong situations shaped by violence; ethical issues for debate; a volatile, emotive mixture of loss and agitated grievance. The avenger, isolated and vulnerable, can achieve heroic grandeur by coming to personify nemesis." – John Kerrigan, Revenge Tragedy

For the Autumn 2011 issue of Forum, we invite submissions which explore representations of revenge in literature, art and film. We are seeking articles that consider the topic of REVENGE in relation to concepts including, but not limited to:

[UPDATE] Best & Worst Shakespeare and Renaissance Drama Productions 2000-2010

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Tuesday, September 6, 2011 - 10:56am
Shakespeare Bulletin

Shakespeare Bulletin - Special Theatre Reviews Section - Spring 2012

We are soliciting reviews of the BEST and the WORST productions of Shakespeare and other early modern drama in the first decade of the twenty-first century.

The theatre reviews section in the Spring 2012 issue of Shakespeare Bulletin will follow a somewhat unusual format. We would like to run approximately forty very short production-reviews that, in the aggregate, give some sense of the range of productions, and vivid responses to them, positive and negative, over the last ten years.

Call for Papers: Travel and Literature at CEA 2012

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Tuesday, September 6, 2011 - 10:27am
College English Association, Travel and Literature Area

Call for Papers: Travel and Literature at CEA 2012

March 29-31, 2012 | Richmond, Virginia
Omni Richmond Hotel, 100 South 12th Street, Richmond, Virginia (804) 344-7000

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Travel and Literature for our 43rd annual conference. Submit your proposal at http://www.cea-web.org.

[UPDATE] Contemporary Women's Writing: (Wo)Man and the Body, 11-13 July 2012, Taiwan

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Tuesday, September 6, 2011 - 9:44am
The Fourth Biennial International Conference of the Contemporary Women’s

The Fourth Biennial International Conference of the Contemporary Women's
Writing Association

Contemporary Women's Writing: (Wo)Man and the Body
11-13 July 2012
Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures,
National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan

Academic Administrative Leadership: Open Topic (11/1/2011, 3/29-31/2012)

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Tuesday, September 6, 2011 - 9:32am
College English Association

Call for Papers: Academic Administrative Leadership: Open Topic (11/1/2011, 3/29-31/2012) at CEA 2012
43rd Annual Conference | March 29 – March 31, 2012 | Richmond, Virginia
Omni Richmond Hotel, 100 South 12th Street, Richmond, Virginia; (804) 344-7000
Submission deadline: November 1, 2011 at http://cea-web.org/
The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals on Academic Administrative Leadership for presentation at our 43rd annual conference. Submit your proposal at http://www.cea-web.org

Literature of/about Reconciliation (11/1/2011, 3/29-31/2012)

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Tuesday, September 6, 2011 - 9:30am
College English Association

Call for Papers: Literature of/about Reconciliation (11/1/2011, 3/29-31/2012) at CEA 2012
43rd Annual Conference | March 29 – March 31, 2012 | Richmond, Virginia
Omni Richmond Hotel, 100 South 12th Street, Richmond, Virginia; (804) 344-7000
Submission deadline: November 1, 2011 at http://cea-web.org/
The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals on Literature of/and about Reconciliation for presentation at our 43rd annual conference. Submit your proposal at http://www.cea-web.org

2nd Global Conference:Femininities & Masculinities (May 2012: Prague, Czech Republic)

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Tuesday, September 6, 2011 - 9:28am
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

2nd Global Conference
Femininities & Masculinities

Thursday 3rd May – Saturday 5th May 2012
Prague, Czech Republic

Call for Papers:
Gender studies is an interdisciplinary field of academic study on the issues of gender in its social and cultural contexts. Since its emergence from feminism, gender studies have become one of the most deliberated disciplines. The following project aims at an interdisciplinary exchange of ideas and perspectives on the issues of femininity and masculinity in the 21st century. It invites ground-breaking research on a plethora of topics connected with gender, to propose an interdisciplinary view of the frontiers and to stake out new territories in the study of femininity and masculinity.

Human Rights and Literature (11/1/2011, 3/29-31/2012)

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Tuesday, September 6, 2011 - 9:26am
College English Association

Call for Papers: Human Rights and Literature (11/1/2011, 3/29-31/2012) at CEA 2012
43rd Annual Conference | March 29 – March 31, 2012 | Richmond, Virginia
Omni Richmond Hotel, 100 South 12th Street, Richmond, Virginia; (804) 344-7000
Submission deadline: November 1, 2011 at http://cea-web.org/
The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals on Literature and Human Rights for presentation at our 43rd annual conference. Submit your proposal at http://www.cea-web.org

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