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[UPDATE] CFP: Urban Culture Area, MAPACA, 11/7-11/9/2013, Atlantic City, NJ (June 30th, 2013, deadline for proposals)

Thursday, June 13, 2013 - 7:18am
Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association

This year, we continue to explore various matters of the urban, but in particular, education and this city. Sunday schools, regular schools, symposiums, workshops, libraries, newsletters, e-learning, expositions, exhibitions, street festivals, travel, field trips, block associations, reading groups, elders, blogs, youtube, revolutionary buildings, performance, music education -- what are the various forums that we build, sustain, and perpetuate in our cities, in order to know more about the city? Of particular interest will be issues of place, sustainability, class, race, and gender, as they play with or against access to the various forms of education in the city.

CFP:Looking Beyond First Impressions:Diversity and Multiculturalism in the Performing Arts

Wednesday, June 12, 2013 - 3:48pm
New England Theatre Conference

The New England Theatre Conference is soliciting papers for its 62nd annual convention that address this year's theme, Looking Beyond First Impressions: Diversity and Multiculturalism in the Performing Arts. The Convention will be held in Natick, MA, the weekend of October 24-27, 2013. All papers that address the convention theme are encouraged and welcome. We are especially interested in papers related to the following topics: Diversity on the Stage in New England, Women Pioneers on the Stage, Diversity in Musical Theatre, and LGBT theatre and performance. Please send your abstract of 250 words or less by July 20 to Sabine Macris Klein at

12th Medieval English Studies Symposium: Between Nostalgia and Hope: The Waning of the Middle Ages

Tuesday, June 11, 2013 - 8:31am
Department of English Literature, Faculty of English, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland

The 2013 Medieval English Studies Symposium (30th Nov - 1Dec) invites scholars and young researchers in the Middle Ages. MESS 2013 be devoted to perspectives on the past as construed by late medieval writers. Our plenary speaker is Richard Newhauser whose work on sins is internationally known, and who will discuss the idea of decadence, inextricably connected with the waning of an epoch.MESS 2013 welcomes papers about the fifteenth century, a century of nostalgia for the world that is inescapably coming to an end, as well as one of welcome for the new sciences, new geography and new literatures.

[DEADLINE APPROACHING] CFP Marginalised Mainstream 2013: Fading and Emerging [17 June]

Tuesday, June 11, 2013 - 2:12am
Marginalised Mainstream 2013

Senate House, University of London
12-13 September 2013

Plenary speakers include:
Dr Kate Macdonald (Ghent University), Professor Nicola Humble (University of Roehampton) and Professor Yvonne Tasker (University of East Anglia)

'Fading and Emerging: Tracing the Mainstream in Literature and Popular Culture', the second annual Marginalised Mainstream conference, seeks to explore the issue of fading and emerging in culturally significant popular forms that have been subject to critical marginalisation. How does the mainstream itself foster fading and emerging? How are vanishing and appearance dealt with in popular narratives?

NeMLA Harrisburg, Apr. 3-6, 2014: Is There a Future for the Standard Edition?

Tuesday, June 11, 2013 - 1:33am
Toni Bowers / U of Pennsylvania

Is there a Future for the Standard Edition?
Session 14120, NeMLA 2014 Convention, Harrisburg PA, April 3-6, 2014

Calling all editors of scholarly 'Works' editions, and anyone interested in the value and possibilities of such projects under the regime of digitalization and amid shrinking university press budgets. Is the author-based, multi-volume, hard-copy standard edition (becoming) a thing of the past? If so, what(if anything) has been lost? What possibilities exist for perpetuating functions we value on new platforms? What models exist for hybrid paper/digital editions? Are we adequately training tomorrow's editors?

Collaborative Translation: from Antiquity to the Internet

Monday, June 10, 2013 - 6:55pm
Université Paris 8 – Vincennes-Saint-Denis

"Collaborative Translation: from Antiquity to the Internet"
5-7 June 2014, Paris
Regional Workshop of the International Association for Translation and Intercultural Studies (IATIS)
Organized by the Université Paris 8 – Vincennes-Saint-Denis
Conference venues: The Bibliothèque Nationale de France and the Université Paris 8

Pirandello's Six Characters: Theatrical Influence and Legacy (Roundtable)

Monday, June 10, 2013 - 2:30pm
NeMla April 3-6 2014, Harrisburg, PA

Pirandello's influence can be detected in the evolution of modern drama as shown in the works of Sartre, Ionesco, Beckett, Borges and O'Neill. This session wants to explore Pirandello's revolutionary philosophy which has inspired and modeled modern drama all over the world: theatre within theatre, the relativity of truth, the contrast between art and life and the ambiguous relationship between reality and belief. Send a 250-word abstract to or