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2015 Shakespearean Theatre Conference: "Language in Text and Performance" (Stratford, Ontario, June 18-20)

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Sunday, July 6, 2014 - 8:24pm
full name / name of organization: 
University of Waterloo and the Stratford Festival
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We invite paper, session, and workshop proposals for the inaugural Shakespearean Theatre Conference, to be held June 18-20, 2015, in Stratford, Ontario. Both text-based and performance-based approaches to language in Tudor-Stuart drama are welcome, and we especially encourage proposals that explore the relationship between text and performance.

Plenary speakers:
Joel Altman (University of California, Berkeley)
Antoni Cimolino (Artistic Director, Stratford Festival)
Russell Jackson (University of Birmingham)
Lynne Magnusson (University of Toronto)

UPDATE - TRANSITIONS 5 – New Directions in Comics Studies

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Sunday, July 6, 2014 - 4:15pm
full name / name of organization: 
Birkbeck, University of London

TRANSITIONS 5 – New Directions in Comics Studies
Saturday October 25th 2014 at Birkbeck, University of London
Call for Papers

Keynotes: Dr. Jason Dittmer (UCL, Captain America & the Nationalist Superhero); Dr. Antonio Lázaro-Reboll (University of Kent)
Respondent: Dr. Roger Sabin (Central Saint Martins, Comics, Comix & Graphic Novels)

We are pleased to announce the call for papers for the forthcoming 5th Transitions symposium, promoting new research and multi-disciplinary academic study of comics/ comix/ manga/ bande dessinée and other forms of sequential art.

Queer TV in the 21st Century (Abstracts due September 5, 2014)

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Sunday, July 6, 2014 - 12:05am
full name / name of organization: 
Kylo-Patrick R. Hart, Ph.D.
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Recently, I guest-edited a special issue of New Cinemas: Journal of Contemporary Film on the theme of queer cinema in the 21st century. Based on the success of the project, it has been suggested that I edit a conceptually related academic anthology on the theme of queer television in the 21st century, and I am very enthusiastic about doing so.

Poetry and Poetics (Critical) Abstract/Proposals by 1 November 2014 for SWPACA Conference, 11 - 14 February, 2015

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Saturday, July 5, 2014 - 5:35pm
full name / name of organization: 
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association
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CFP: Poetry and Poetics (Critical)
Abstract/Proposals by 1 November 2014

For the Southwest Popular / American Culture Association's 36th Annual Conference celebrating "Many Faces, Many Voices: Intersecting Borders in Popular and American Culture."

11 - 14 February, 2015

Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras Ave NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
1-888-421-1442 / 1-888-421-1442
Fax: (505) 843-2710

NeMLA Seminar: Identity, Politics, and Universals in Literary Theory and Beyond (30/9/2014: 30-3/4-5/2015)

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Saturday, July 5, 2014 - 4:39pm
full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
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In recent years, the position that argues that human actions are guided by certain Universals (biological, cognitive, emotive, and moral) that are common to all humanity has been contested. Literary traditions such as poststructuralist thought represented by the views of thinkers like Michael Foucault have seen human identity exclusively as a product of class struggle. However, alternate views represented by Martha Nussbaum and several others have challenged this by claiming that human identity is guided by certain non-coercive universals that determine how human beings identify and respond to society.

Poetry Studies & Creative Poetry at PCA/ACA in New Orleans - April 1-4, 2015

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Saturday, July 5, 2014 - 4:21pm
full name / name of organization: 
Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association
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PCA/ACA - Poetry Studies & Creative Poetry

The Poetry Studies & Creative Poetry Area of the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association invites proposals from two kinds of panelists: those reading original poetry and those delivering short papers on some aspect of American poetry.

Creative Poetry: Panelists will have 15 minutes each to read/perform their own work. There will be time at the end of the session for interaction with the audience. Those interested in presenting should send 3 sample poems along with an abstract in the online system.

Coreopsis Journal Fall/Winter 2014/15 . Vol 4 # 1: Earth Tales: The Challenge Ahead.

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Saturday, July 5, 2014 - 2:06pm
full name / name of organization: 
Coreopsis; A Journal of Myth & Theatre

Paper Call: Coreopsis Journal Fall/Winter 2014/15 .
Vol 4 # 1: Earth Tales: The Challenge Ahead.
Lezlie Kinyon, Ph.D. Editor
Publication date: January 2014
Deadline: December 15, 2014
http://coreopsis.org/paper-calls-future-issues/
coreopsisjournalofmyththeatre@gmail.com

Gender and Work: Exploring Intersectionality, Resistance and Identity

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Saturday, July 5, 2014 - 1:26pm
full name / name of organization: 
University of South Dakota

Organizers seek proposals for individual papers or panels on topics related to gendered work environments (whether formal or informal) and all the nuanced meanings of "work" in the context of feminism and gender equality. The April 9-10, 2015, conference seeks to explore several questions:

• The work of feminism: What are the main tasks still facing feminism? How do various feminist groups construct their identities through the lens of "work to be done"? How does feminism's work intersect with the goals of other social movements, such as sustainability and eco-feminism?

• Gendered meanings of work: What is women's work? What is men's work? What is a work of art? What is a work of heart?

William Shakespeare: A Victorian Hero-Poet

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Saturday, July 5, 2014 - 12:57pm
full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Esmail Zare-Behtash
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This paper intends to show Shakespeare in a Victorian context as the forefront of literary activities. It will try to show what Shakespeare meant to the Victorians at a time when all the traditional institutions were challenged from every corner. The Victorian audiences respected Shakespeare, reclaiming him as the nation's Bard. This reverence of Shakespeare has since been named Victorian 'Bardolatry'. Victorians, trained by novel reading, welcomed Shakespeare as a write of characters and appreciated his insights into the mind of his characters.

SubalternSpeak: An International Journal of Postcolonial Studies (Print ISSN 2277-3959) (Online ISSN: 2347 2013)

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Saturday, July 5, 2014 - 2:24am
full name / name of organization: 
Interactions Forum, Pune India

CALL FOR PAPERS

Vol III Issue I

SubalternSpeak: An International Journal of Postcolonial Studies (Print ISSN 2277-3959) (Online ISSN: 2347 2013)

Paper Submission last date: 20 August 2014

SubalternSpeak is a refereed journal published quarterly by Interactions Forum, Pune. The Journal strives to publish works of high quality in the area of postcolonial studies. The aim of the journal is to give space to scholars and researchers to publish their research articles/papers.

We are always keen to receive submissions from scholars, academicians and researchers in the form of Research Papers, Articles, Poems, Short Stories, Interviews and Book Reviews.

The Great Irish Famine 1845-1851. submission deadline August 15, 2014

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Friday, July 4, 2014 - 10:27am
full name / name of organization: 
EEE, CEMMC, Université Bordeaux Montaigne (France) & Mimmoc , UNiversité de POitiers (France)

DAY CONFERENCE
"an Gorta Mór"
The Great Irish Famine (1845-1851)

Organised by

Université Bordeaux Montaigne (France)
( EA 7314 EEE and EA 2958 CEMMC)
and
Université de Poitiers (France)
(EA 3812 MIMMOC)

with the collaboration of
Université de Pau Pays d'Adour and Université de Tours

Bordeaux , 5 December 2014

GUEST SPEAKER
Prof. CHRISTINE KINEALY
(QUINNIPIAC UNIVERSITY, CT, USA)

Submit to ISSUE 3 of GUTS Canadian Feminist Magazine

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Friday, July 4, 2014 - 10:14am
full name / name of organization: 
GUTS Canadian Feminist Magazine
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ISSUE 3: SEX! Conceptions of bodies, sexuality, and desire have been rallying points for feminist activism, research, and advocacy in different historical moments. Looking back to the 1970s, advocates of the Canadian women's movement made courageous and influential efforts to secure safe access to abortion clinics, to establish supportive women's shelters and rape crisis centres, and to better understand women's reproductive and sexual health. The effects of this movement on Canadian society are undeniable. Take, for example, the Abortion Caravan (1969-70), a national feminist protest that mobilized over 500 activists from all over the country to demand that the government amend its abortion policy.

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