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[UPDATE] Deadline extended until June 19, 2015 for Beckett and Vice

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Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 12:15pm
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Beckett and Vice
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Beckett and Vice
Harrah's Resort Southern California
San Diego County
Feb. 21-24, 2016
Keynote Speaker: S.E. Gontarski

Beckett and Vice welcomes abstracts on the theme of "vice" in Samuel Beckett's work. What is vice? Where does vice appear in Beckett's poems, plays, fiction, or other art forms? Possible ideas for exploration:

Vice as a moral/ethical term
Vice as a tool/instrument
Vice as second-in-line
Religious and philosophical implications
Images of decadence vs. indigence
Hedonism vs. Asceticism

Call for Book Reviews and Reviewers for College Language Association Journal

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Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 11:53am
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College Language Association Journal

Call for Book Reviews and Book Reviewers

The CLAJ is currently considering unsolicited book reviews for publication and sending books out to qualified members for solicited reviews. If you wish to submit a book review or receive a review assignment, please follow these guidelines:

Current Trends in Theatre Theory and Meta-theory (deadline 31 October 2015)

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Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 5:37am
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Theatralia - a peer reviewed journal, Masaryk University, Czech Republic
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The peer-reviewed journal Theatralia (published by Masaryk University, the Czech Republic) announces a call for the issue Fall 2016:

Current Trends in Theatre Theory and Meta-theory
(including a Special Section on Cognitive Theatre Studies)

Submission deadline:
31 October 2015

On-line submission:
http://www.phil.muni.cz/journals/index.php/theatralia/login

Contact email:
theatralia@seznam.cz

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[UPDATE-deadline extended] CFP: Repetitons, Permutations, Becoming -- SFSU Cinema Studies Conference [Oct 22-24, 2015]

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Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 2:31am
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Cinema Studies Graduate Association / San Francisco State University
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In our rapidly shifting culture, what defines the contemporary moment is fluid and impossible to pin down. This conference will look at the relations between newness, sameness, fluidity, and change in cinema and cinematic technologies from all eras. The cinematic apparatus itself is a technology of repetition and replication, and the effects of postmodern culture are marked by self-replication, simulation, and mediation. Postmodernism is about the now, and borrows from the surfaces of history while losing the history itself. Cinema and the cinematic is increasingly marked by intermediality of both culture and "text" and constant expansion of what these terms can mean.

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Romanticism and the Arts

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Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 3:50pm
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Ben P. Robertson / Keats-Shelley Association of America / SAMLA 87 (Durham, NC, USA; 13-15 Nov. 2015)
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DEADLINE EXTENDED
Romanticism and the Arts, an affiliated session of the Keats-Shelley Association of America at the South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference in Durham, North Carolina, USA (13-15 Nov. 2015)

[UPDATE] The Feeling of Time in Contemporary American Literature [EXTENDED DEADLINE]

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Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 2:41pm
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2015 PAMLA Conference - Nov. 6-8 in Portland, OR
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Briefly: A reader's sense of time in literature rests upon a fully embodied and affective reading experience. Amongst an author's mechanisms for communicating a shared sense of time with one's readers is the use of highly affective, visceral, and/or proprioceptive linguistic cues. I'm looking for work that either explains or demonstrates how the affective communication of felt time works in contemporary American literature. Interdisciplinary work especially encouraged. Panel to take place at the 2015 annual PAMLA conference in lovely Portland, OR, Nov. 6-8, under the title "Ethics and Affect III: Temporalities." Submit 300-word paper proposal to pamla.org/2015 by June 10 (this is an extended deadline).

The Worlds of William Penn

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Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 2:17pm
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Rutgers British Studies Center

The Worlds of William Penn
November 19-20, 2015
Rutgers University, New Brunswick

REQUEST FOR RESUBMISSIONS DUE TO TECHNICAL PROBLEMS WITH SUBMISSION SITE

NOTE: Due to a technical problem with the email address dedicated to receiving submissions for the "Worlds of William Penn" conference, we are re-posting this announcement with a request for colleagues to resubmit submissions made to the conference prior to May 4, 2015. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you, in advance, for your patience. We will accept submissions until June 1, 2015.

Animal Languages: Interspecies Communication in the Middle Ages (proposals due August 1, 2015)

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Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 11:53am
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Alison Langdon, Western Kentucky University
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Until relatively recently, medieval scholars have tended to focus on the symbolic valence of nonhuman animals, to read their behavior and characteristics as representative of explicitly human interests and concerns. With the advent of critical animal studies new work has begun to critique traditional humanist scholarship by challenging any absolute distinction between the categories of "human" and "animal," leading to new readings of animals in the medieval world as living creatures rather than merely figurative representations of human experience and values.

CFP - Tracing Creation: Genetics, Genes, and Genealogies of Performance (deadline for submissions: 31 July 2015)

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Wednesday, May 27, 2015 - 10:26am
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University of Antwerp - Research Centre for Visual Poetics - The Didascalic Imagination

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

Tracing Creation
Genetics, Genes, and Genealogies of Performance

An international conference organised by

  • The Research Centre for Visual Poetics (University of Antwerp)
  • CLIC – The Centre for Literary and Intermedial Crossings (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)
  • LIRA – The Laboratoire international de recherches en arts (Université Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris 3)
  • S:PAM – Studies in Performing Arts and Media (Ghent University)
  • in association with Royal Conservatoire Antwerp (Artesis Plantijn University College)

International Arts Campus deSingel, Antwerp (Belgium)

09-11 March 2016

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