category: renaissance

Art History and Visual Culture Area Deadline April 30, MPCA/ACA October 1-3

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Popular Culture Association/ American Culture Association
contact email: 
cbarko1@niu.edu

Art History and Visual Culture Area

2010 Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference
Deadline: April 30, 2010

Friday-Sunday, October 1 - 3, 2010

Reimagining Shakespeare: Essay Collection

full name / name of organization: 
Reimagining Shakespeare: Essay Collection
contact email: 
preynolds@uca.edu

The editors of Reimagining Shakespeare invite contributions for an interdisciplinary collection of essays on film adaptations of Shakespeare’s plays.

The Asian Conference on Education - ACE 2010, 02-05 December, Osaka, Japan

full name / name of organization: 
The International Academic Forum
contact email: 
ace@iafor.org

Special Theme: Internationalization or Globalization?

[UPDATE] Spectacle! The Seduction of Illusion

full name / name of organization: 
Crisis Carnival 2010
contact email: 
sdsu.grad.conference@gmail.com

Crisis Carnival 2010: Spectacle! The Seduction of Illusion

What do the Olympic opening ceremony, drag queens, and Shakespeare have in common?

Linguistic theorists such as Judith Butler, Jean Baudrillard, and Guy Debord have all conjectured that we engage daily in performances that obscure the line between illusion and reality. These performances both re-affirm and challenge society’s values, boundaries, and taboos. By analyzing these spectacles, we can question the relationship between performance and the “real,” with the hopes of discovering the motivations behind these seductive visions.

In a society dominated by media constructions of our cultural values, it is more important than ever to evaluate the role that spectacle plays. What is the social significance of illusions – to inspire change, to help us distinguish the values most important to us, or to help us escape?

The goal of this conference will be to bring the conversation into a contemporary context. How are social anxieties personified in the spectacle of monstrosity? What role do today’s avatars, clones, and digital doppelgangers play in our conceptions of our “real” selves? How has the relationship between performance and the real changed since Shakespeare?

[Update] Currency and Consumptions: The Social Lives of Literary Texts

full name / name of organization: 
Saint Louis University, Madrid Campus, Spain
contact email: 
slumadridconference@gmail.com

Currency and Consumption: The Social Lives of Literary Texts
Eighth Annual Graduate Student Conference
Department of English
Saint Louis University, Madrid, Spain
21-22 May, 2010

[Update: Deadline Extended] Mediating Objects, Remediating Texts: Reading Material Culture in Transition (Grad)

full name / name of organization: 
University of Victoria English Graduate Student Society
contact email: 
uvic2010conference@gmail.com

CFP: Feminism 2010

full name / name of organization: 
MP: an International Feminist Journal
contact email: 
lynda_hinkle@yahoo.com

MP: Feminism 2010 (Spring Issue) - Deadline April 30, 2010

Feminism 2010: One decade into the new millennium, what have we gained? What have we lost? How do we

Narrating Lives and Creating Communities in Early Modern Writing (NEW Proposal deadline: March 5th)

full name / name of organization: 
2011 MLA Panel organized by Paul Stevens and Adele Wilson
contact email: 
adele.wilson@utoronto.ca

“Narrating Lives and Creating Communities in Early Modern Writing,” organized by Paul Stevens and Adele Wilson. Special session of the 2011 MLA Convention (6-9 January 2011, Los Angeles)

[UPDATE] Disabling the Renaissance: Recovering Early Modern Disability (ABSTRACTS: April 1, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Allison P. Hobgood (Willamette University)/ David Houston Wood (Northern Michigan University), eds.
contact email: 
ahobgood@willamette.edu, dwood@nmu.edu

*Call for Papers: Collected Volume of Essays on Early Modern Disability*

Abstract: 500 words (Due Date: April 1, 2010)

Editors: Allison P. Hobgood and David Houston Wood

Visions and Revisions: Putting God into Writing. Offers by 31 May 2010

full name / name of organization: 
The Christian Literary Studies Group
contact email: 
secretary@clsg.org

Corpus Christi College, Oxford
Saturday 6 November 2010

"Unity in Diversity" International Conference on the niche Areas in Commonwealth Linguistics, Literature 21-24 October 2010

full name / name of organization: 
English Department, University of Szczecin, Poland
contact email: 
info@uidconference.com

International Conference "Unity in Diversity" on the Niche Areas in Commonwealth Linguistics, Literature and Culture

Narrating Lives and Creating Communities in Early Modern Writing (2011 MLA, Jan. 6-9 in Los Angeles)

full name / name of organization: 
Adele Wilson
contact email: 
adele.wilson@utoronto.ca

"Narrating Lives and Creating Communities in Early Modern Writing"
Special session of the 2011 MLA Convention (6-9 January 2011, Los Angeles)

Global Aging: Arts and Culture

full name / name of organization: 
Modern Language Association
contact email: 
tanton@depaul.edu

[UPDATE] CFP: Windows: A Visual Studies Working Papers Conference at UC Irvine

full name / name of organization: 
UCI Visual Studies Graduate Student Association
contact email: 
vs2010@post.com

Windows: A Visual Studies Working Papers Conference
University of California, Irvine
Friday, March 12, 2010

EXTENDED DEADLINE -- Abstracts due: Wednesday, March 3rd at 5pm

Spectacle! The Seduction of Illusion

full name / name of organization: 
Crisis Carnival 2010
contact email: 
sdsu.grad.conference@gmail.com

Crisis Carnival 2010: Spectacle! The Seduction of Illusion

What do the Olympic opening ceremony, drag queens, and Shakespeare have in common?

Linguistic theorists such as Judith Butler, Jean Baudrillard, and Guy Debord have all conjectured that we engage daily in performances that obscure the line between illusion and reality. These performances both re-affirm and challenge society’s values, boundaries, and taboos. By analyzing these spectacles, we can question the relationship between performance and the “real,” with the hopes of discovering the motivations behind these seductive visions.

In a society dominated by media constructions of our cultural values, it is more important than ever to evaluate the role that spectacle plays. What is the social significance of illusions – to inspire change, to help us distinguish the values most important to us, or to help us escape?

The goal of this conference will be to bring the conversation into a contemporary context. How are social anxieties personified in the spectacle of monstrosity? What role do today’s avatars, clones, and digital doppelgangers play in our conceptions of our “real” selves? How has the relationship between performance and the real changed since Shakespeare?

CFP: New German Review

full name / name of organization: 
New German Review: A Journal of German Studies
contact email: 
NGR@humnet.ucla.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS

Volume 25 (2010)

UCLA English Southland Graduate Conference - June 4, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
UCLA English Department
contact email: 
southland.ucla@gmail.com

“Afterlives”: June 4, 2010

Keynote Speakers
Mark Seltzer (Evan Frankel Professor of Literature, UCLA)
Saree Makdisi (Professor of English and Comparative Literature, UCLA)

The term "afterlives" has become increasingly predominant in recent literary criticism. But what is meant by afterlives? How do its ghostly connotations distinguish it from older critical models of influence, and how can we understand its proximity to haunting as divergent from previous theorizations of spectrality? How do afterlives function within and between texts?

[UPDATE] Institute of African American Research Humanities Writing Competition

full name / name of organization: 
Tomeiko Ashford Carter/Institute of African American Research, UNC-CH
contact email: 
iaar@unc.edu

The Institute of African American Research has extended the deadline and has modified submission parameters for its Humanities Script Writing Competition.

Consuming the Past: Library Resources for PGRs, An Interdisciplinary Conference and Training Day, Monday 28th June 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Durham, Newcastle and Northumbria Universities
contact email: 
helen.j.williams@northumbria.ac.uk

As researchers we ‘consume’ texts, reading, interpreting and reusing material found in archives or specialist electronic resources. Libraries are a key tool in this process.

CFP: New Formalism, Neo-Formalism, and the Reassessment of Form, Tropes, and Genre in Contemporary Literary Scholarship

full name / name of organization: 
Ghent University, Belgium
contact email: 
Sandro.Jung@UGent.be

New Formalism, Neo-Formalism, and the Reassessment of Form, Tropes, and Genre in Contemporary Literary Scholarship

English Department, University of Ghent, Belgium, 21-23 September 2010

Virtual Education CFP - March deadline approaching - rolling submissions

full name / name of organization: 
Virtual World Education
contact email: 
johnf@virtualworlded.com

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Virtual Education

Virtuosity: Dedicated to Virtual Education

Affecting Feminism: Feminist Theory and the Question of Feeling (5/15/10; 12/10/10 - 12/12/10)

full name / name of organization: 
Newcastle University, UK
contact email: 
affect-conf@ncl.ac.uk

Newcastle University, U.K.
10-12 December 2010

Keynote Speakers: Ann Cvetkovich, Kate Chedgzoy,
Ranjana Khanna, Alison Light, Patricia Waugh

(dis)junctions 2010: Shakespeare and Popular Culture Submissions due 3/5/10; Conference 4/9-10

full name / name of organization: 
(dis)junctions
contact email: 
santi001@ucr.edu

This call for papers is for a proposed panel at (dis)junctions, the University of California, Riverside's 17th Annual Humanities Graduate Conference, which will be held on April 9-10, 2010. 

[UPDATE] Geocritical Explorations (collection on Geocriticism) - March 8, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Robert T. Tally
contact email: 
robert.tally@txstate.edu

Geocritical Explorations: Space, Place, and Mapping in Literary and Cultural Studies
(Collection of Critical Essays)

Marvell and London

full name / name of organization: 
Oxford University
contact email: 
diane.purkiss@keble.ox.ac.uk or nsmith@princeton.edu

'Marvell and London'

[Update]Mediating Objects, Remediating Texts: Reading Material Culture in Transition (Grad)

full name / name of organization: 
University of Victoria’s English Graduate Student Society
contact email: 
uvic2010conference@gmail.com

[UPDATE]

Mediating Objects, Remediating Texts: Reading Material Culture in Transition (Grad)

Death in Early Modern Literature

full name / name of organization: 
The St. John's University Humanities Review
contact email: 
sjuhumanities@gmail.com

Death in Early Modern Europe

“Politics and Performance in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance” (Submission deadline 4/1/2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Rocky Mountain Medieval and Rennaissance Association/Wooden O Symposium
contact email: 
tvordi@suu.edu

The 2010 Rocky Mountain Medieval and Renaissance Association conference will be held in conjunction with the Wooden O Symposium at Southern Utah University in Cedar City, Utah, from August 9-11.

[UPDATE] INTERNATIONAL UNDERGRADUATE SYMPOSIUM "YOUTH & MYTH" 20-21 MAY 2010 DEADLINE EXTENSION 01 APRIL 2010

full name / name of organization: 
EGE UNIVERSITY
contact email: 
egeius2010@gmail.com

Hey You(th)!

Stop! Take a deep breath and hear our call.

(dis)junctions 2010: States of Crisis April 9-10th, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
(dis)junctions UC Riverside's Annual Graduate Student Conference
contact email: 
(dis)junctions2010@gmail.com

Call for Papers: General Topic, Humanities and Social Sciences
University of California Riverside’s Seventeenth Annual Graduate Humanities Conference

States of Crisis: (dis)junctions 2010

"Undressing the Bawdy" - Graduate Student Conference - May 14th and 15th

full name / name of organization: 
York University
contact email: 
egsa-colloquium-committee-2010@googlegroups.com

“When I’m good I’m very good, but when I’m bad I’m better.” - Mae West

South Central Conference on Christianity and Literature, New Orleans, April 16-17, 2010; deadline for proposals March 15, 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Claudia M. Champagne/South-Central Conference on Christianity and Literature
contact email: 
cchampagne@olhcc.edu

CALL FOR PAPER PROPOSALS

South-Central Conference
on Christianity and Literature
April 16-17, 2010
Doubletree Hotel at 300 Canal Street
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130

Conference Theme:

INTERNATIONAL UNDERGRADUATE SYMPOSIUM "YOUTH AND MYTH" 20-21 MAY 2010 DEADLINE 15 APRIL 2010

full name / name of organization: 
EGE UNIVERSITY
contact email: 
egeius2010@gmail.com

Hey You(th)!

Stop! Take a deep breath and hear our call.

'After the Modern' Postgraduate Symposium, 16-17 April 2010

full name / name of organization: 
University of Malta
contact email: 
aftermodern2010@um.edu.mt

University of Malta
Department of English
Postgraduate Symposium
After the Modern: Language, Literature, Culture

Venue:
Valletta Campus,
Old University Building,
St Paul Street,
Valletta

CFP: “Beyond the Art/Craft Divide: Rethinking Ceramics History," 20-23 October 2010, deadline: 20 April 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Bibi Obler / George Washington University
contact email: 
bobler@gwu.edu

CFP: “Beyond the Art/Craft Divide: Rethinking Ceramics History”
20-23 October 2010
SECAC/MACAA Panel, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

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