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[UPDATE] Call for Papers: Edited Collection of Critical Essays

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Saturday, January 22, 2011 - 2:57pm
Stephanie Wade and Elizabeth Weaver

We are pleased to announce an open call for submissions for an edited collection of essays.

For this collection, tentatively titled In the Line-Up: Creative Writing in College Composition, we seek essays that critically explore the places, potentials and possible limits of creative writing in college composition. We are particularly interested in how composition teachers employ creative writing in first-year composition and how this work relates to institution outcomes for first-year college writing. Topics may include, but are not limited to, the following:

· Histories of creative writing in the college composition curriculum.

· Theories about the constitutive and instrumental functions of writing.

Forming Identity, Transforming Space: An International Graduate Student Conference

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Saturday, January 22, 2011 - 9:42am
Saint Louis University, Madrid Campus, Spain

Forming Identity, Transforming Space
Ninth Annual Graduate Student Conference
The Department of English and the Division of Languages and Literature
Saint Louis University, Madrid, Spain
29-30 April, 2011
(Submission deadline 10 March, 2011)
slumadridconference@gmail.com

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Linda Kinnahan, Professor of English, Duquesne University.

'Unexpected Agents: Considering agency beyond the boundaries of the human (1800 — present)' : 24th June 2011

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Saturday, January 22, 2011 - 9:37am
One-day Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Symposium at the University of Birmingham (English Dept.)

'Anything that does modify a state of affairs by making a difference is an actor - or, if it has no figuration yet, an actant'

(Bruno Latour, Reassembling the Social, 2005)

Whilst questions of human subjectivity and/or identity remain a persistent focus in literary and cultural studies, this one-day postgraduate symposium aims to consider how we might explore and account for agency from unexpected sources. Papers, plenaries and discussions at this symposium will place the non-human, the object, the supposedly 'lifeless' at the centre, with a view to casting new light on and rethinking definitions of human agency and identity from an unconventional, askance perspective.

Review of Culture - Macao (China) History and Culture

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Saturday, January 22, 2011 - 8:56am
Paulo Coutinho / Cultural Affairs Bureau of Macau SAR

For the past 20 years, Review of Culture (RC) has served the needs of Chinese, Portuguese and English readers by issuing both Chinese and International (Portuguese and English) editions. A major academic quarterly dealing with Macao history and culture, RC aims to foster the exchange of ideas relating to Chinese and Western cultures, to reflect the unique identity of Macao and to stimulate ideas and discussions of topics related to Macao culture and history, establishing an intellectual forum for "Macao Studies".

RC - International edition is putting out this call for articles.

CFP 100+ Years of W. S. Gilbert MLA Seattle 2012

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Friday, January 21, 2011 - 8:11pm
The Lyrica Society for Word-Music Relations

In recognition of the 100th anniversary of the death of W. S. Gilbert, the Lyrica Society for Word-Music Relations proposes a session that examines his work as a librettist/lyricist, not only of those works set to music by Arthur Sullivan, but also those collaborations with other composers.

Send 200 word proposals to mlacfp@gmail.com by March 10, 2011.

CFP The Opera Libretto MLA Seattle 2012

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Friday, January 21, 2011 - 8:09pm
The Lyrica Society for Word-Music Relations

Seeking proposals that examine how scripts are prepared to be set to music. Among the areas to be explored: How do sung texts differ from spoken ones? What are the differences between libretti and their sources? Prose vs. verse; Original work vs. adaptation; Historical considerations. The topic is wide open.

Send 200 word proposals to mlacfp@gmail.com by March 10, 2011.

CFP Gertrude Stein and Music MLA Seattle 2012

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Friday, January 21, 2011 - 8:06pm
The Lyrica Society for Word-Music Relations and the Association for the Study of Dada and Surrealism

This session will examine the works of composers who set texts by Gertrude
Stein to music, either as songs, choral works, musicals, operas, or any other
type of composition. These may have been written during Stein's lifetime
with her collaboration, such as her operas with Virgil Thomson, or may have
been set posthumously. Among the topics to be explored are how music affects
the texts' meaning, why composers would choose to set Stein, and Stein's own
thoughts on the combination of words and music.
Send 200 word proposals to mlacfp@gmail.com by March 10, 2011.

Renaissance Conference of Southern California 55th Annual Meeting, 7 May 2011. Abstracts due: Jan. 31

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Friday, January 21, 2011 - 4:28pm
Renaissance Society of Southern California

CALL FOR PAPERS

Renaissance Conference of Southern California
55th Annual Meeting
Saturday, 7 May, 2011
Huntington Library, San Marino, CA

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2011 Annual Keynote Lecture
Bruce R. Smith, Dean's Professor of English
University of Southern California

"Taking the Measure of Global Space in Shakespeare's Theatre"
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The RCSC welcomes paper proposals on the full range of Renaissance disciplines
(Art, Architecture, History, Literature, Music, Philosophy, Religion, Science)

Please send 400-word abstract (for 15-minute paper) and 1-page c.v.
Send proposals by mail (4 copies) to:

A POLITICS OF DISRUPTION? AESTHETICS AND POST-SOCIALISM, Reyjkavik August 2011

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Friday, January 21, 2011 - 10:05am
General Conference of the European Consortium for Political Research

Papers are invited for the panel:
A POLITICS OF DISRUPTION? AESTHETICS AND POST-SOCIALISM
General Conference of the European Consortium for Political Research
Reyjkavik, 25-27 August 2011

Panel Abstract:

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