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[UPDATE]

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Friday, May 13, 2011 - 12:30pm
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The Rest is History: Ireland, Performance and The Historical Imagination

apologies for cross postings.

Call for Papers for an edited collection:

the rest is history

ireland, performance and the historical imagination

A chronicler who recites events without distinguishing between

major and minor ones acts in accordance with the following

truth: nothing that has ever happened should be regarded as lost for history.

-Walter Benjamin
Illuminations

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

Shakespearean Echoes

updated: 
Friday, May 13, 2011 - 10:18am
full name / name of organization: 
Paul Gleed, Dickinson College
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I am seeking chapter abstracts for a proposed volume on Shakespeare in popular culture. The tentative title for this project is Shakespearean Echoes: Shakespeare in Contemporary Culture.
Why another volume on Shakespeare and popular culture? Understandably, the vast majority of work on Shakespeare's contemporary life has focused on direct adaptations of the playwright's work. What I propose with this volume, however, is to exclusively study "echoes" of Shakespeare rather than adaptations, the less tangible and precise ways in which Shakespeare has appeared within contemporary culture. Authors might address echoes of Shakespeare in contemporary music, film, literature, television, advertising, new media or any other worthwhile venue.

Savagism and Civilization- Friday October 14, 2011

updated: 
Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 2:34pm
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University of Oklahoma: Student Association of Graduate English Studies and Native American Studies
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"Savagism" and Civilization

"In plain truth, these men are very savage in comparison of us; of necessity, they must either be absolutely so or else we are savages; for there is a vast difference between their manners and ours." - Michel Montaigne, "Of Cannibals"

[UPDATE]

updated: 
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 - 11:51pm
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Philament / University of Sydney
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[Please note extended date (May 31) for submissions on the theme of Time.]

Philament, the peer-reviewed online journal of the arts and culture affiliated with the University of Sydney, invites postgraduate students and early-careers scholars to submit academic papers and creative works for our next issue upon the theme of Time.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

[UPDATE] The AnaChronisT journal: All topics (5/31/2011)

updated: 
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 - 4:28pm
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The AnaChronisT
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The AnaChronisT 15 (2011) invites research papers, interviews, and book reviews on literatures in English for its next issue, to be published in Winter 2011/2. Papers are to be sent to The AnaChronisT (Department of English Studies, Eötvös Loránd University, H–1088 Budapest, Rákóczi út 5.) by Tuesday, 26 April 2011.

The AnaChronisT http://anachronist.atw.hu/ welcomes submissions by graduate and doctoral students as well as academics. The requirements of application are as follows:

- one hard copy of the essay sent to the above address;

(Re-)Presentations of Working Life

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Tuesday, May 10, 2011 - 4:36pm
full name / name of organization: 
gradnet e.V.
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The 10th Interdisciplinary and International Graduate Conference will focus on the analysis of '(Re-)Presentations of Working Life'. Drawing on the academic debate well established in the fields of sociology, political sciences or theology it seeks to promote this debate within the humanities, particularly within the field of cultural studies. The conference is taking place at Erlangen University from 12-13 November 2011 and is aimed at graduates and postgraduates from the fields of linguistics, literary and cultural studies, political sciences, sociology, history, philosophy, pedagogy, theology, art history, or theater and media studies whose work is related to the conference theme.

Violent Masculinities in Early Modern Literature and Culture--Edited Collection (Abstracts due 6/20/2011)

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Tuesday, May 10, 2011 - 2:46pm
full name / name of organization: 
Catherine Thomas and Jennifer Feather

How does understanding violence and masculinity as interrelated illuminate intersections between religious, national, sexual, ranked, or racial identities? Excellent scholarship in gender studies over the past several decades has emphasized the extent to which masculinity has been an under-examined norm and stressed the many forms masculinity takes in the early modern period. This collection builds on those efforts by interrogating how masculinity and violence are specifically linked and by considering the ways multiple identity categories simultaneously influence constructions of masculinity.

Shakespeare and Tyranny

updated: 
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 - 4:03am
full name / name of organization: 
University of Murcia, Spain
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SHAKESPEARE AND TYRANNY:
AN INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM

University of Murcia, Spain

12-14 December 2011

CFP: Shakespearean Reverie, 6-8 October, 2011

updated: 
Sunday, May 8, 2011 - 10:28pm
full name / name of organization: 
University of Southern Queensland

CFP: "Shakespearean Reverie" (Toowoomba, Australia, 6-8 October, 2011)

The Shakespeare in the Park Festival is a highlight on the cultural calendar of the scenic Darling Downs in Queensland, Australia. In 2011, the Festival has moved to October, to follow the famous Carnival of Flowers, making the parkland venue even more appealing than ever before. For the first time, an academic symposium is being held in conjunction with the Festival on 6-8 October, 2011. The symposium theme is Shakespearean Reverie. Confirmed keynotes for this event are:

Comedies of Capitalism: Theatre History and the Future(s) of Happiness [DEADLINE: May 30, 2011]

updated: 
Thursday, May 5, 2011 - 11:18pm
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ASTR 2011 [Montreal, Canada, Nov 17-20, 2011

CFP: Comedies of Capitalism: Theatre History and the Future(s) of Happiness (ASTR 2011)

We are seeking participants for a hybrid roundtable/reading group on comedic representations of capitalism and Liberalism in theatre and drama, as well as economic self-interest as the precondition for the production of theatre since the Renaissance.

"Reading Paratext: the Economies of 19th-Century Play Publishing" Due 5/30 (Conference 11/11)

updated: 
Thursday, May 5, 2011 - 10:31pm
full name / name of organization: 
American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR)

This alternative-format session is a contemplative "show and tell" in which panelists discuss the same 4 examples of 19th century playscript paratext, the "extra" printed matter around the playtext: title-page, catalogue, advertisement, and character list. Exploring how paratext can open new angles on cultural and economic contexts, the session borrows the model of historical-structural scrutiny in Gerard Genette's influential study, Paratexts, for the case of playscripts, and builds on studies of the intersections of theatre and publishing (J.S. Peters, D.S. Kastan, W.B. Worthen).

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