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"Antagonisms." Special issue of The Comparatist

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Sunday, January 15, 2012 - 12:43pm
The Comparatist

Call for Papers: Special Issue, The Comparatist

We welcome contributions that examine the representation and staging of antagonism in comparative studies and literary theory. How might one conceive of antagonism today? Why are certain forms of antagonism readily made visible while others remain hidden—or simply disavowed? How does the field of literary studies manage its own antagonism(s)? Is antagonism—antagonistic rivalry between critics—a hindrance to the faithful work of interpretation? Or is it better understood as, or in terms of, the field's engine of change? Topics of interest could include:

Francophone Literature of Africa and the Caribbean (2012 RMMLA Convention) Call for Papers- Submission Deadline: March 1, 2012

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Sunday, January 15, 2012 - 11:40am
Marie Chantale Mofin

The session "Francophone Literature of Africa and the Caribbean" at the 66th Annual Convention of the RMMLA is devoted to Francophone Literatures, Cultures, and Film of Africa and the Caribbean.

Topics include but are not limited to:

Sub-Saharan Africa Literature, Culture, and Film
Colonial and Post-colonial Studies
Environmental questions in African /Caribbean Literature and film
African Diaspora
Maghreb Literature, Culture, and Film
Creolité, Antillanité
"Littérature monde"
Feminist Theory and Women Writers
Migrant Literature
National/Transnational Theory
Oral tradition, etc.

W.S. Gilbert--Author and Critic

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Saturday, January 14, 2012 - 11:25pm
MLA 2013--Lyrica Society for Word/Music Relations

W.S. Gilbert changed English musical theatre. We are seeking proposals on all aspects of Gilbert's work, but studies dealing with music receive priority. Send 250 word proposals by February 22, 2012.

Eugene O'Neill and Music

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Saturday, January 14, 2012 - 10:59pm
MLA 2013--Lyrica Society for Word/Music Relations and the Eugene O'Neill Society

For the 2013 Modern Language Association Convention--to be held in Boston on January 3rd through 6th, 2013, the Lyrica Society for Word/Music Relations and the Eugene O'Neill Society will be offering a joint session on Eugene O'Neill and Music. O'Neill uses music in many of his plays, and many of his plays have been set to music. We welcome 250 word abstracts on any aspect of O'Neill and music. Send abstracts to both DrJSDailey@aol.com and KEisen@tntech.edu by February 17, 2012.

Transforming Objects, 28-29 May 2012, Northumbria University, UK

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Saturday, January 14, 2012 - 11:48am
Northumbria University

Transforming Objects
28-29 May 2012

Sutherland Building, Northumbria University

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: Dr Sarah Haggarty (Newcastle) and Dr John Holmes (Reading)

This two-day conference invites papers that consider the transformation of objects and the transformations effected by objects from the eighteenth to the twentieth century. Approaches to this theme are welcomed from established scholars and especially from postgraduate students.

Sensualising Deformity: Communication and Construction of Monstrous Embodiment (Last Call)

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Saturday, January 14, 2012 - 10:05am
The University of Edinburgh

Deformity is traditionally sanitised and fitted into a structure of normality. The academy tends to obscure the complexity of the sensuous/sensual/sensed body of the deformed subject, and of the questions, anxieties, and denials which surround deformity when it is located within a continuum of sense.

The History of Cardenio: Spain and England, Then and Now (April 27, 2012)

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Friday, January 13, 2012 - 9:13pm
New Oxford Shakespeare ~ Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis

The History of Cardenio: Spain and England, Then and Now
Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
April 27, 2012

Keynote Speaker: Gary Taylor, George Matthew Edgar Professor of English at Florida State University

CFP: Shakespeare's Roman and Classical Plays (PAMLA, Deadline 3/31/12)

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Friday, January 13, 2012 - 11:58am
Alfred J. Drake / PAMLA: Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

Papers sought for an approved PAMLA special session panel on Shakespeare's Roman plays Julius Caesar, Antony and Cleopatra, Coriolanus, Titus Andronicus, and Cymbeline. The playwright's representation of Roman history and characteristics is of particular interest, but other classical concentrations may work well. Since the conference theme is "Migration, Immigration, and Movement," papers that address this broad topic would be appreciated.

The conference will take place at Seattle University, Washington from October 19-21, 2012.

Submission Deadline: Saturday March 31, 2012.

Call for Contributions to the special issue of _Anglistica_ on "Writing Exile: Women, the Arts, and Technologies"

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Thursday, January 12, 2012 - 4:51pm
_Anglistica A.I.O.N._, An Interdisciplinary Journal issued by the University of Naples, "L'Orientale"

Submissions are invited for publication in "Writing Exile: Women, The Arts, and Technologies" edited by Wanda Balzano (balzanow@wfu.edu) and Silvana Carotenuto (silcarot@tiscali.it). The issue will explore 'exile' as experienced by contemporary female artists working in different media. The critical focus of this special issue is placed on the practices of creative writing, photography, video art, and on the recent web 2-0 platforms on internet.

The London-Irish in the Long Eighteenth Century (1680-1830)

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Thursday, January 12, 2012 - 11:40am
David O'Shaughnessy / University of Warwick

The Irish became an intrinsic part of the London population through the course of the eighteenth century. Whether Catholic and Protestant, professional or plebeian, London provided opportunities for waves of Irish migrants. Irish migrants can of course be found throughout Britain (and Europe) at this time but London offered a burgeoning world capital that embraced all tiers of Irish society. The Irish, from both sides of the religious divide, could be found almost anywhere in London: in its kitchens, drawing rooms, legal chambers, banking houses, theatres, newspaper offices, and courts.

PAMLA Special Topics Session "The Orient in the Hispanic Wor(l)d" (19-21 Oct 2012, Seattle)

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Thursday, January 12, 2012 - 8:56am
Alejandro Lee / Central Washington University

This panel seeks to explore the cultural intersections of the Orient in
the Hispanic world in literary, historical and/or visual texts. We
welcome papers that examine these cultural crossroads in a variety of forms including, but not limited to, Asian Hispanic identities,
(mis)representations, art, film, and theater.

Please submit your proposal online at http://www.pamla.org by 31 March 2012.

[EXTENDED DEADLINE] General Call for papers Popular Culture - Niagara Falls May 10-12, 2012

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Wednesday, January 11, 2012 - 9:36pm
Popular Culture Association of Canada

The 2nd Annual Conference of the Popular Culture Association of Canada will be held at the Sheraton on the Falls Hotel, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.

We invite proposals for papers and/or panels on theories of popular culture, research methods in popular culture, the teaching of popular culture, and any epiphenomena of popular culture, past or present.

Our broad definition of popular culture encompasses communicative texts, practices and experiences, mediated and unmediated, contemporary and historical, Canadian and non-Canadian (including the local and the global).

[UPDATE] CFP | Emerging Scholars in Performance Studies

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Wednesday, January 11, 2012 - 2:11pm
ATHE Performance Studies Focus Group

Call for Papers: PSFG/ATHE 2012 Emerging Scholars Panel

The Performance Studies Focus Group (PSFG) at the Association of Theater in Higher Education (ATHE) conference invites submissions of papers for its Emerging Scholars' Panel. The theme of the conference is Performance as/is Civic Engagement: Advocate, Collaborate, Educate, and it will take place at the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., August 2-5, 2012.

Laugh so you don't cry? Contemporary Encounters of the Tragic and the Comic

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Wednesday, January 11, 2012 - 8:25am
Department of Germanic and Romance Studies University of Delhi

Tragedy and Comedy, the two classical literary forms, on the one hand continue to capture the imagination of readers and audiences across the world even today, and on the other, have generated a lot of critical debates around them. From Aristotle's classical distinction between tragedy as a higher form and comedy as an ugly, distorted, and lowly one, not to be taken seriously, to Nietzsche's notion of tragedy, and call for its rebirth, as a joyous affirmation of life against the terror and absurdity of existence and then to Milan Kundera's assertion that "the art of the novel came into the world as an echo of God's laughter," our notions of the tragic and the comic have certainly undergone a dramatic shift.

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