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Materialist Readings of Children's Literature and Culture: Classic and Contemporary Essays [9/18/2011]

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Wednesday, May 18, 2011 - 10:42am
Angela Hubler/Kansas State University

Materialist Readings of Children's Literature and Culture:
Classic and Contemporary Essays

Call for papers for an edited collection tentatively titled Materialist Readings of Children's Literature and Culture: Classic and Contemporary Essays. This collection will consist primarily of new analyses, but will also include previously published essays in order to chart the development of materialist criticism of children's literature, culture, and film.

Topics may include but are not limited to the following:

• the way in which children's literature supports or, conversely, challenges class hierarchies, especially as they intersect with gender, sexuality, and race/ethnicity

The Senses in Early Modern England, 1485-1668 (21st-22nd October 2011)

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Wednesday, May 18, 2011 - 9:53am
The London Renaissance Seminar, Shakespeare’s Globe and Birkbeck, University of London

Prof. Erica Fudge, University of Strathclyde (Keynote Speaker)
Dr Farah Karim-Cooper, Shakespeare's Globe (Keynote Speaker)

"Why, then, your other senses grow imperfect /By your eyes' anguish" (King Lear, 4.5.5-6)

What did early modern subjects understand by the term "the senses"? What relationships and hierarchies were posited amongst the senses? How reliable were they in facilitating communication, understanding or knowledge? What kinds of sense experiences were implied in the production and consumption of texts in manuscript, print and performance?

Blackfriars Conference (25-30 October 2011) Abstracts due 31 May 2011

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Tuesday, May 17, 2011 - 4:18pm
American Shakespeare Center

On odd numbered years since the first October the Blackfriars Playhouse opened, scholars from around the world have gathered in Staunton, during the height of the Shenandoah Valley's famed Fall colors, to hear lectures, see plays, and learn about early modern theatre. In 2011, the American Shakespeare Center's Education and Research Department will once again host Shakespeareans, scholars and practitioners alike, to explore Shakespeare in the study and Shakespeare on the stage and to find ways that these two worlds – sometime in collision – can collaborate.

CFP for new book series, New Hispanisms: Cultural and Literary Studies

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Friday, May 13, 2011 - 4:26pm
Ashgate Publishing Company

Ashgate Publishing Company is pleased to announce a new book series:

New Hispanisms: Cultural and Literary Studies

Series Editor: Anne J. Cruz, University of Miami

New Hispanisms: Literary and Cultural Studies presents innovative studies that seek to understand how the cultural production of the Hispanic world is generated, disseminated, and consumed. Ranging from the Spanish Middle Ages to modern Spain and Latin America, this series offers a forum for various critical and disciplinary approaches to cultural texts, including literature and other artifacts of Hispanic culture. Queries and proposals for single author volumes and collections of original essays are welcome.

Proposals should take the form of either

Deadline Extended: Film and Video Production 2011 MPCA/ACA CFP

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Friday, May 13, 2011 - 3:10pm
Alexandra Hidalgo, Purdue University

CALL FOR PAPERS: Film and Video Production

2011 Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Conference

Friday-Sunday, October 14 - 16, 2011
Milwaukee, WI
http://mpcaaca.org

Deadline Extension: May 20, 2011

The Film and Video Production area of the Midwest Popular Culture and Midwest American Culture Association is now accepting proposals for our upcoming 2011 Conference.

[UPDATE]

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Friday, May 13, 2011 - 12:30pm
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

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Friday, May 13, 2011 - 10:18am
Paul Gleed, Dickinson College

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.

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