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Classroom assignments relating Shakespeare to "classics" - to be compiled as a chapter in a forthcoming Ashgate companion volume

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014 - 12:11pm
full name / name of organization: 
Sean Keilen / University of California at Santa Cruz; Nick Moschovakis
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The editors of The Ashgate Research Companion to Shakespeare and Classical Literature (forthcoming 2016) welcome brief submissions of 700 words or fewer for a multiauthored compilation of classroom assignments relating Shakespeare's drama and poetry to classical works or traditions — or, alternatively, to the idea of "classics" or "a classic." By "classics" we do not mean only texts from ancient Greece or Rome (though we do, of course, mean those). Rather, eligible "classics" in our broad sense may be found in any canon of verse, drama, narrative, or even music and visual art that has exerted large cultural influence or carried high cultural prestige — from Egypt and Israel to China, India, Japan, and beyond.

Reading Matters - May 30, 2014

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014 - 11:55am
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UCLA's 25th Annual Friends of English Southland Conference

Keynote Speaker: Professor Helen Deutsch

"I love to cope him in these sullen fits,
For then he's full of matter."
- Duke Senior, As You Like It

Death and the Maiden: A Special Issue of Writing from Below - 1 March 2014

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Monday, January 27, 2014 - 8:27pm
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Writing from Below
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A recurring symbol and theme in Western cultural production since the fifteenth-century, imagery of death and the maiden reveals a dark bond between sexuality and death. Pictures of a decaying corpse seducing a young woman, such as Hans Baldung's Death and the Maiden, became popular during the Renaissance, and have been repeated and adapted oftentimes since, the theme taken up by modern artists such as Edvard Munch and Egon Schiele, or composer Franz Schubert.

Prophecy and Eschatology in the Trans-Atlantic World, 1500-1800 [Edited Collection]

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Monday, January 27, 2014 - 12:53pm
full name / name of organization: 
Andrew Crome, University of Manchester

Proposals are sought for an edited collection on "Prophecy and Eschatology in the Trans-Atlantic World, 1500-1800". While the collection has a number of authors committed to producing papers, we are still seeking submissions, particularly those focusing on:

*Prophecy and Eschatology in the Netherlands and Dutch trade networks.

*Prophecy and its relationship to debates on religious toleration.

*Prophecy and conceptions of providence in the trans-Atlantic world.

*Expansion of trade within an eschatological context.

*Eschatology and European/Native interactions in the New World.

English Renaissance Literature Excluding Drama (SCMLA 3/30/2014; 10/18-22/2014)

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Monday, January 27, 2014 - 10:56am
full name / name of organization: 
Jessica C. Murphy

We are currently accepting submissions for the English II: Renaissance Literature Excluding Drama panel of the South Central Modern Language Association conference, October 18-22 in Austin, TX.

The topic is open, but we encourage paper proposals to engage meaningfully with some aspect of the conference theme, "Forces of Nature: The Elements and Aesthetic Production." Please submit an abstract of no more than 500 words to Jessica C. Murphy (jessica.c.murphy@gmail.com) by March 30, 2014.
For more information on the SCMLA and the conference location, visit http://www.southcentralmla.org/

Voices That Build The Americas/November 13-15, 2014/Keynote Giannina Braschi

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Saturday, January 25, 2014 - 10:14pm
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Equipe de Recherche Interdisciplinaire sur les Aires Culturelles/University of Rouen
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International conference organized by ERIAC (Equipe de Recherche Interdisciplinaire sur les Aires Culturelles) on the subject of AMERICANNESS, entitled "History, Fiction, Representations: The Voices That Build The Americas." KEYNOTE SPEAKER: GIANNINA BRASCHI, celebrated Hispanic-American author of the postmodern poetry trilogy Empire of Dreams, the Spanglish classic Yo-Yo Boing! and controversial take on American culture entitled United States of Banana. This conference aims at examining the present state of the interrogations on Americanness from the 1970s to the present day, the concept being understood in the local, national and transcontinental senses of the term.

CFP: Textual Overtures 2014 issue, "The Body"

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Saturday, January 25, 2014 - 6:44pm
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Textual Overtures

Textual Overtures is currently accepting submissions for its 2014 issue under the theme of "Bodies". We invite papers to address this topic from creative perspectives, including bodies of text, bodies of work, the human and non-human body, and so on. We value innovative and inventive interpretation of both subject matter and presentation, and welcome work that embraces digital media, including multimodal and hyperlinked work. We accept work from both Literature and Rhetoric & Composition disciplines.

EGSO Conference: Transaction [KEYNOTE UPDATE]

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Saturday, January 25, 2014 - 4:55pm
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University at Albany, English Graduate Student Organization
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University at Albany 12th Annual EGSO Conference: Transaction
March 28-29, 2014

Keynote Speakers: Anna McCarthy (NYU) and Myung Mi Kim (University at Buffalo, SUNY)

[UPDATE} RCSC Annual Conference 6/7/2014

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Friday, January 24, 2014 - 10:53am
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Renaissance Society of Southern California
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Renaissance Conference of Southern California
58th Annual Meeting
Saturday, 7 June 2014
UCLA, Los Angeles CA

Keynote Address:
"From Marble and Brick to the Names of the Lord in Music: The History of a Pythagorean Symbol"
by
Adam Knight Gilbert
Director of the Early Music Program
Thornton School of Music
University of Southern California

The RCSC, a regional affiliate of the Renaissance Society of America, welcomes paper proposals on the full range of Renaissance disciplines
(Art, Architecture, History, Literature, Music, Philosophy, Religion, Science)

Please send a 400-word abstract (for a 20-minute paper) and a one-page c.v. to:

I Congreso Internacional sobre Libro Medieval y Moderno. 10-12 September, 2014.

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Friday, January 24, 2014 - 7:43am
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University of Zaragoza

The University of Zaragoza will host the "I Congreso Internacional sobre Libro Medieval y Moderno" from 10 September to 12 September, 2014.

The call for papers is now open. Paper proposals can be submitted in English, French, Italian or Spanish.

More information at:
http://congresolibroantiguo.weebly.com/propuestas-de-comunicacioacutenca...

Visualizing Fantastika: an interdisciplinary conference, July 4, 2014, Lancaster, UK

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Friday, January 24, 2014 - 7:23am
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Lancaster University’s department of English and Creative Writing and Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts

Visualizing Fantastika: an interdisciplinary conference,
July 4, 2014

Lancaster University's department of English and Creative Writing and Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts invites proposals for an interdisciplinary conference: Visualizing Fantastika.

Fantastika, coined by John Clute, is an umbrella term which incorporates the genres of fantasy, science fiction, and horror, but can also include alternative histories, steampunk, young adult fiction, or any other imaginative space. The conference wishes to consider the visual possibilities of the fantastic in a wide range of arts and media, which may include, but is not limited to: graphic novels, film, illustrations, games, and other visual media.

Researching Performance For / By/ With Young People


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Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 1:51pm
full name / name of organization: 
Canadian Association for Theatre Research / Association Canadienne de la Recherche Théâtrale Conference

Child, baby, girl, boy, youth, juvenile, adolescent, young adult, young people are all age-bounded categories, laden with assumptions about who does and does not belong to them. They often suggest a state of becoming and borders to cross on the way to something else – usually adulthood. Those categories profoundly colour the way that artists produce work, institutions engage with young audiences and young performers, and influence the way we as scholars engage with our own research about and with young people within the context of theatre and performance studies.

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