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Collaboration

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Monday, April 8, 2013 - 4:49pm
Jefferson Journal of Science and Culture, University of Virginia

The Jefferson Journal of Science and Culture is an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed academic journal published by the Jefferson Scholars Foundation of the University of Virginia. We invite submissions for our fourth issue on the theme of 'Collaboration'. We also accept general submissions on interdisciplinary topics on an ongoing basis.

CFP 'Corporealities: Body Limits' for a special issue of Word and Text

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Monday, April 8, 2013 - 11:35am
Word and Text – A Journal of Literary Studies and Linguistics

Treatments of corporeality have piled high in literary and cultural studies, especially in the last twenty years or so, while questions of embodiment continue to proliferate in philosophical discussion. At the same time, metaphorical bodies loom large: humanities scholars have shown renewed critical interest in variously shaped ideas of the body politic, past and present; corpus linguistics works with ever-larger 'corporae' of everyday language. Bodies, 'real' or 'imagined', never lose the potential to unsettle. However, discussions of corporeality tend to be carried, more or less subtly, by the reassuring promise of the material body as a site of indisputable fact.

Hypervisibility III - Beyond the Closet: Coming-Out Narratives in Transnational Visual Cultures

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Monday, April 8, 2013 - 11:06am
University of Ottawa, Canada

PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE OF DATE.

In 'La Queer Theory est made in the USA', Lawrence R. Schehr underlines the pitfalls on an uncritical, un-problematized re-appropriation of Queer Theory to national and cultural contexts other than its original one (North America). Queer Theory itself is predicated upon specific signifiers characteristic of the English-speaking context, that is the closet metaphor (which determines visibility in binary terms) and homophobia. Eager to challenge universalising North American queer thought, Schehr argues for Post-Queer Theory instead, a theory that would extend the problematique of Queer Theory to other national contexts while taking into account the specificities of other cultural environments.

"Many straunge and horrible events" – Omens and Prophecies in Histories and Tragedies by Shakespeare and His Contemporaries

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Sunday, April 7, 2013 - 3:29pm
Shakespeare 450

(This seminar is part of 'Shakespeare 450', the international week-long conference in Paris celebrating the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare's birth in April 21-27, 2014.)

"To make short, in this year sundry woeful, and cruel evils, together with many strange and horrible events shall sensibly appear, which shall principally molest and afflict the westward countries." [1]

Legal Perspectives on Shakespearean Theatre

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Sunday, April 7, 2013 - 3:26pm
Shakespeare 450

(This seminar is part of 'Shakespeare 450', the international week-long conference in Paris celebrating the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare's birth in April 21-27, 2014.)

'In this distracted globe'?: Cognitive Shakespeare

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Sunday, April 7, 2013 - 3:23pm
Shakespeare 450

(This seminar is part of 'Shakespeare 450', the international week-long conference in Paris celebrating the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare's birth in April 21-27, 2014.)

The two sentinels protecting the castle from unfamiliar shapes in Hamlet, the cognitive mind-game revolving around the 'ocular proof' in Othello, or the mechanisms of the dream in A Midsummer Night's Dream: Shakespeare's plays function in different way as cognitive laboratories that provide insight into "this distracted globe" by displaying the workings of the mind. Influenced by early modern concepts of memory, the spirits of body and mind, and theories on (visual) perception, Shakespeare's plays approach the topic of 'cognition' from various angles.

Global Shakespeare as Methodology

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Sunday, April 7, 2013 - 3:22pm
Shakespeare 450

(This seminar is part of 'Shakespeare 450', the international week-long conference in Paris celebrating the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare's birth in April 21-27, 2014.)

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