'Modern' Indian theatre is fashioned by western as well as indigenous theatrical traditions. This theatre as we know it is also urban, having evolved from its early avatars in 19th century Bombay and Kolkata, to the multifaceted, national and postcolonial construct that it is today. Current ideas of the 'modern' and 'modernity' become more complex and throw up remarkably challenging questions when looked at through the prism of Indian theatre and theatre criticism. It is difficult to define 'modern' Indian theatre as a discipline with specific inbuilt notions of modernity that renders it significantly different from its earlier phases.
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Applications are invited from Humanities postgraduate and early career researchers to take part in this AHRC-funded initiative, which will explore practical methods of finding ways of engaging the public with your research – an increasingly important consideration for researchers entering an academic marketplace which expects research to create impact; you can find further information on the website: http://humanitiesandpublicengagement.wordpress.com
The theme of the 37th Congress of the Australasian Universities Language and Literature Association (AULLA) is 'Worldmaking'.
Futures of Cognitive Approaches to Literature – PAMLA special session – Nov. 1-3 2013
This special session seeks submissions that employ and/or consider cognitive approaches to literature. In the past several years, literature has proved instrumental in furthering cognitive studies, and this session looks for papers that demonstrate reciprocity in the field of literary studies. Some questions papers might consider are: How do cognitive approaches to literature further literary studies? How is our understanding of literature enhanced by applying cognitive science? Are there limits to the application of cognitive science to literature? What is the future of cognitive approaches to literature?
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association - RMMLA
Call for Papers Extended to APRIL 15, 2013!
Vancouver, Washington USA (Fly into Portland)
Convention Dates: October 10-12, 2013
Several panel chairs have requested extensions to allow for the submission of additional paper proposals and for members to pay their 2013 Membership Dues. To accommodate these needs, we are extending the Call for Papers to April 15, 2013. You can pay your taxes, pay your RMMLA membership dues, and submit a last-minute proposal the same day! There are 150 permanent sessions and 50 Special Topic Sessions in Languages, Literature, Pedgagy and Cultural Studies.
"The Orient in the Hispanic Wor(l)d"
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 at http://www.pamla.org/2013/. Proposals should not exceed 4000 characters (about 500 words) by 15 April 2013.
The twinned concepts of idle and stasis have recently been brought to the forefront of political conversations in Canada because of the Idle No More grassroots movement, which is one of the many manifestations of a protest culture encircling the globe. No longer silent in the face of the continuing effects of colonialism and its derivative hierarchical structures, indigenous populations and other citizens are registering their discontent, while fostering networks of solidarity.
2nd Global Conference
Time, Space and the Body
Sunday 1st September – Tuesday 3rd September 2013
Mansfield College, Oxford
Call for Presentations
The last decade has seen a return to religion in early modern studies. A previous generation of scholarship had sublimated questions of theology and religious identification in favor of the cultural studies "holy trinity" of race, class, and gender. However New Historicist criticism began to embrace and understand Renaissance texts through the lens of Reformation theological disputation and the religious environment in which individual texts were created. Shakespeare, the most towering figure of English Renaissance writing is no exception. As a case in point Stephen Greenblatt's popular biography of the author Will in the World spends ample time investigating the evidence for possible recusant sensibilities in that most English writer.
Montevideana VIII: New Mappings of the Avant-gardes. Views from (or towards) Latin America.
Deadline for submissions: April 26th, 2013.