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What's Love Got to Do with it: Theory, Desire, and Performance (ACLA, Harvard, 3/17-3/20/16; deadline 9/23/15)

Friday, August 28, 2015 - 11:36am
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Yomaira Figueroa (Michigan State University), Carolyn Ureña (Rutgers University)


American Comparative Literature Association 2016 Conference
Harvard University
March 17-20, 2016

Deadline for abstracts: Sept 23, 2015

What does love make us do? How is love understood outside of hegemonic contexts?

SF Storyworlds [UPDATE]

Friday, August 28, 2015 - 11:14am
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Gylphi Press

SF Storyworlds is an interdisciplinary series devoted to the study of science fiction. We take as our starting-point that the genre boundaries surrounding sf have not only evaporated but that, in so doing, sf has also become entangled with the world as it is lived and experienced. Sf is not only good to think with, but it also shapes and informs many of the ways in which we think about the world.

Special Critical Section, Volume 6: Making Theatrical Magic [May 1-2015-April 30 2016]

Friday, August 28, 2015 - 9:01am
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Technoculture: An Online Journal of Technology in Society

In 2012, audiences at the Coachella Music and Art Festival were in for a shock as Snoop Lion (formerly "Snoop Dog") performed with the late Tupac Shakur. Shakur, who had died of gunshot wounds in 1996, was a hologram projection, recreated from a previously recorded concert. Until the end of the duet, in which the holographic Shakur turns into light and mist, the stage technology created a moment in which Snoop Lion was not performing with a specter of Shakur, but rather, Shakur himself. This is one example of how stage technology can offer us the magical: a beloved performing artist returns one last time to share the stage with an old friend.

Loss [11-13 March 2016]

Friday, August 28, 2015 - 8:48am
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A Dying and Death Research Project

Friday 11th March – Sunday 13th March 2016
Budapest, Hungary

Puppet theatre: otherness and alterity (Barcelona - 22/24 OCT 2015)

Friday, August 28, 2015 - 8:48am
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Institut del Teatre de la Diputació de Barcelona

El Instituto del Teatro de la Diputación de Barcelona acoge el simposio Teatro de títeres: desdoblamiento y alteridad del 22 al 24 de octubre de 2015.

Este simposio pretende dar una visión filosófica y contemporánea en las dramaturgias producidas por el teatro de figuras. El análisis multidisciplinar de esta manifestación escénica, cuyo origen se pierde en los orígenes de la humanidad y su desarrollo sigue en paralelo la evolución cultural y tecnológica de la misma, permite abordar el tema desde la perspectiva del urbanismo, la antropología, la literaturización / representación de mitos, el juego y la idea de alienación.

[UPDATE] The Cultural Landscape of Teenagers

Friday, August 28, 2015 - 7:44am
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University of Maine (Le Mans, France) and University of Akron

The Cultural Landscape of Teenagers

An international and multidisciplinary conference co-organized by Elisabeth Lamothe, Delphine Letort (University of Maine-Le Mans in France, 3L.AM), and Heather Braun (University of Akron, Ohio) with the support of the regional program EnJeu(x).

Université du Mans, June 23rd and 24th, 2016
[Please note that the dates have been changed)

CEA 2016 Book History CFP

Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 11:40pm
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College English Association Book History CFP
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The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations for our 47th annual conference. The conference will be held in Denver, CO from March 31 to April 2, 2016.

The 2016 theme is "Creation" and CEA invites papers and panels that explore the literary, the rhetorical, the pedagogical and the professional "creations" of our fields. What do we create, hope our students will create, see or reconstruct in the creations of others?

The special panel chair for Book History welcomes proposals for papers and panels addressing the following topics:

Postcolonial Lawrence: Politics, Perspective and Production

Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 9:37pm
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Feroza Jussawalla
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Scholarly/theoretical essays, written so that they may also be read by the lay reader, solicited for a collection of essays on D.H. Lawrence's representation and treatment of peoples in the countries he travelled to : Ceylon/ Sri Lanka, Australia, USA, particularly New Mexico, and Mexico. How can we receive and read Lawrence's portrayals of indigenous peoples from our current context and interpretive perspectives? Relevant also is his treatment of the lower classes in the British contexts he writes about. What new theoretical approaches can we use to read, teach and explain Lawrence? In New Mexico, there is a great lay interest in D.H.

ECSSS at ASECS (3/31-4/3 2016) - "The nature of the superstructure": Scottish Historiography in the Eighteenth Century

Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 3:18pm
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Eighteenth-Century Scottish Studies at American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies 2016
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Alongside groundbreaking innovations in the disciplines of philosophy, law, and medicine, the thinkers of the Scottish Enlightenment were also very influential historiographers. Historians such as David Hume, William Robertson, and John Millar wrote histories that both upheld and challenged the norms of the genre, while historiographers like Adam Smith and Adam Ferguson would shape the discussion of how to write histories throughout the nineteenth century. The Scottish project of "Improvement" in the first half of the eighteenth century created the intellectual climate that would privilege the teaching of new types of historical thought that would serve Scotland as a roadmap to move into a commercial age.

Epic as World Genre (ACLA 2016)

Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 1:58pm
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Erin Singer / University of Houston
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Seeking proposals for the seminar "Epic as World Genre" for the upcoming ACLA conference (Harvard University, March 17-20, 2016).

View this seminar description on the ACLA site:

Please submit a 250-word abstract and CV here (between 9/1 and 9/23) here:

You may contact Erin Singer (the seminar organizer) at with any questions.

CEA 2016: creation [Special Topics: Composition and Rhetoric]

Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 1:11pm
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College English Association
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Call for Papers, CEA 2016

creation [Special Topics: Composition and Rhetoric]

47th Annual Conference | March 31-April 2, 2016 | Denver, CO

"And as imagination bodies forth
The forms of things unknown, the poet's pen
Turns them to shapes and gives to airy nothing
A local habitation and a name."
William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream

Proposals will be accepted online at beginning August 15, 2015.

Submission deadline: November 1, 2015