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Staging Beckett and Contemporary Theatre and Performance Cultures, Minghella Building, University of Reading 10-11 April 2015

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 5:08pm
University of Reading

The Staging Beckett team is pleased to announce the project's third and final conference, Staging Beckett and Contemporary Theatre and Performance Cultures. Building on the conversation begun at the first two events which addressed national and international performance histories and productions at the cultural 'margins' respectively, this conference aims to address how we can locate productions of Beckett's theatre or the staging of any Beckett text within the wider landscape of contemporary theatre and performance in different cultural contexts. What are the legacies of productions of Beckett's theatre or stage adaptations of other texts for contemporary theatre and performance practitioners? How can we best document and record those legacies?

The Minetta Review fall 2014 issue -- close date November 15, 2014

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 4:34pm
The Minetta Review

The Minetta Review is a literary and arts publication managed by undergraduate students at New York University. If you are a poet, proser, prose-poet, painter, sculptor, photographer, digital illustrator—otherwise an experimenter of combining word and visual art—the Minetta Review staff encourages you to submit your work to The deadline for the Fall 2014 issue is November, 15th 2014. Check out the publication's WordPress for previous issues and submission guidelines:

Nickel and Dimed Literary Analysis

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 12:43pm
Nnamdi Nwaneri

Nickel and Dimed Literary Analysis
Nnamdi Nwaneri
English 1111 03
Research Writing in the Disciplines
October 14, 2014

In the text Nickel and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich, the author sheds light on various socio economic factors that affects the society as a whole. Before and after reading the text, it has opened my mind and eyes to the greed of capitalism and the misconceptions I have about welfare and participants of such programs connected to it.
In the text Nickel and Dimed the author demonstrates that minimum wage workers are tasked and expected to deliver maximum productivity at the expense of their health, physical, mental and psychological wellbeing.

[UPDATE] CFP: Tolkien Studies, 2015 PCA/ACA National Conference, New Orleans

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 12:42pm
Tolkien Studies Area

Although courses centered on J.R.R. Tolkien have become increasingly common offerings in undergraduate studies (whether as dedicated or special topics courses), there remains a dearth in formal graduate-level studies of Tolkien and his work. While dissertations have certainly been written focusing on Tolkien, these independently conceived projects rise in the absence of formal graduate coursework on Tolkien, and rely heavily on the work of independent scholars and of scholars specializing in broader areas of literary study (e.g. medievalists, folklorists, etc.).

Writers in Conversation 2(1) Jan 2015 - Deadline Nov 30th 2014

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 10:25am
Gillian Dooley, Flinders University; Nick Turner, Edge Hill University

Gillian Dooley and Nick Turner, the editors of 'Writers in Conversation', an international open-access online literary journal, are seeking interviews with writers of all kinds.

Interviews provide an opportunity for engagement between writers and critics/literary scholars and help ground literary criticism and theory in the reality of creative practice. They are of interest not only to literary and creative writing scholars, but also to many other readers. 'Writers in Conversation' contributes to the resources available to researchers internationally and to the development of a creative and engaged critical community.

CALL FOR PAPER *NEW*: Vol 2, No 4 (2014) Issue - December

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 9:54am

Research Papers/Manuscripts/Articles/Findings of Sponsored Research Projects/Conference Proceedings are Invited for consideration of Publication In the Up-coming Issue of Socrates!!

Deadline - November 30, 2014
Please Note : Papers submitted to the journal for publication would not be rejected. We have Author Self-Archiving Policy which facilitates revision and re-submission of the paper till publication. This journal permits and encourages authors to post items submitted to the journal on personal websites or institutional repositories both prior to and after publication, while providing bibliographic details that credit, if applicable, its publication in this journal.

Fifty Years of Sexism: What Next? (Abstracts by 1st December, conference 7th to 8th March 2015)

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 5:26am
Durham University Centre for Sex, Gender and Sexualities

The Centre for Sex, Gender and Sexualities at Durham University is hosting an interdisciplinary conference to mark the 50th anniversary of the coining of the term "sexism", and to ask how far we have come since this often controversial and inflammatory term became a way to refer to gender inequality. According to Fred Shapiro, 1965 is the year to which the term "sexism" – applied in its modern, intensively discriminatory sense - can be dated and we will be questioning where the term originated, what its impact has been, and just what "sexism" means today, and will mean in the future.

Katherine Mansfield and Antipodean Modernism – 29 January 2015

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 4:30am
The Katherine Mansfield Society Postgraduate and Early Career Researcher Conference, held in conjunction with the Centre for Modernism Studies in Australia, UNSW Sydney

When Wyndham Lewis described Katherine Mansfield as 'the famous New Zealand Mag.-story writer' in September 1922, it was not meant as a compliment. Yet this disparaging remark gives a hint as to what makes her such a fascinating figure today. In the context of the recent scholarly extension of modernism's borders in terms of geography, gender, class, and time, as well as such diverse new interests as the roles of literary networks, periodicals, and popular and material cultures, Mansfield is more important than ever.

[UPDATE] Call for Papers: Film Theory and Aesthetics 2015 Albuquerque, NM, USA

Monday, October 13, 2014 - 11:05pm
Jennifer Jenkins/ Southwest Popular/American Culture Association (36th Annual)

Call for Papers: Film Theory and Aesthetics
2015 Southwest Popular/American Culture Association (36th Annual)
Many Faces, Many Voices: Intersecting Borders in Popular and American Culture
February 11-14, 2015 Hyatt Regency Downtown/ Albuquerque, NM

ATHE Religion and Theatre Call for Panels: 2015 Conference

Monday, October 13, 2014 - 9:59pm
Association for Theatre in Higher Education: Religion and Theatre Focus Group


ATHE 2015: Religion and Theatre CFP

Religion and Theatre Focus Group

Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) Conference

30 July to 02 August 2015, Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel, Montréal, Québec, Canada

"Je Me Souviens / I Remember"

The Religion and Theatre Focus Group invites panels that address any issues arising from the conference theme and location. In addition to the traditional format of paper panels, we also welcome proposals in the form of roundtables, collaborations, staged readings, talkbacks, and more.

The Treachery of Monstrosity

Monday, October 13, 2014 - 9:45pm

Call for Papers: Medieval Association of the Pacific (MAP) 2015
Session: The Treachery of (Monstrous) Images: This is Not a Monster
Organizers: Asa Mittman, California State University Chico, and Thea Cervone, University of Southern California
Presider: Thea Cervone

Edited Collection: "I am not what I once was": Unbecoming Queer Narratives

Monday, October 13, 2014 - 7:27pm
Dr. Paul Walker, Dr. Josh Adair

This essay collection will focus upon the intersection of personal narrative and conceptions of self constructed through the lens of queer theory. In order for us to wriggle free of the shackles forged by the modern construct of the individual imbued with an infallible facility for self-sovereignty and an impervious, fixed identity, we must first acknowledge the fluidity, illogicality, and unpredictability which characterize most of our lived experiences.

Panel CFP: An Itty Bitty on the Titty: Breasts in Popular, Textual, Visual, and Medical Cultures - 30 May-2 June 2015

Monday, October 13, 2014 - 4:19pm
Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English (ACCUTE)

From the monomastic Amazon women of medieval and early modern culture to Dolly Parton's hope that people "look underneath the breasts at the heart," from the Madonna Lactans of Catholic iconography to representations of the cancerous breast, this panel examines breasts in all their shapes and sizes. The breast, so often considered to be indexical of femininity, provides a physical space through which more abstract values can be explained. Indeed, the breast confirms for us what sexual difference should look like, and how it should operate. This panel discusses the ways in which the breast both conforms to and disrupts expectations for gendered identity (or other socially constructed markers), and proposals that cover any historical period are welcome.