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'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.)

Shakespeare and the Visual

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Sunday, April 7, 2013 - 3:20pm
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.)

Shakespeare on Screen: The Romances

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Sunday, April 7, 2013 - 3:17pm
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.)

This seminar invites papers on screen adaptations, screen appropriations or screen quotations of Shakespeare's romances: Pericles, Cymbeline, The Winter's Tale and The Tempest.

A variety of approaches will be welcomed. The papers may examine, among other aspects:

EXTENDED DEADLINE: Dissent: An Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference

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Sunday, April 7, 2013 - 11:40am
Dalhousie Association of Graduate Students in English

On December 11th 2012, Chief Theresa Spence of the Attawapiskat First Nation in Northern Ontario declared a hunger strike to critique the federal government's abuses of treaty rights and First Nations communities, and to draw attention to the detrimental and incalculable effects of Bill C-45 on Canada's rivers and lakes. Across the country, local chapters of Idle No More acted in solidarity: orchestrating flash mobs, drum circles, demonstrations, and teach-ins to inform the public about the impact of this legislation on First Nations and non-First Nations alike. It is this strong, positive dissenting action that led to nationwide coverage of the movement, and to solidarity protests around the world.

April 15 Deadline -- PAMLA 2013 San Diego (Nov 1-3) -- Special Session: "Ew! Gross! Abjection, Affect, and Bodily Fluids"

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Saturday, April 6, 2013 - 4:59pm
PAMLA - Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

Come and join us in sunny San Diego to discuss affect and embodiment. From the bloody birth in Hemingway's "Indian Camp" and Rosasharn Joad's breast milk to Douglass' "cold sweat of death" and Albee's incontinent, old woman A, bodily fluids are liminal markers of transitions in life. This panel invites papers on the affective dimension of bodily fluids in literature and popular culture. Possible topics may include but are not limited to:

- Liminal fluids and transgression
- Bodily fluids and commodification
- Medical discussions reflected in literary texts
- Historical development of one fluid across genres or periods
- Embodied fluids, fluid embodiment

It Was 50 Years Ago Today!: An International Beatles Celebration

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Friday, April 5, 2013 - 6:52pm
Penn State University

Organized by Penn State University, this international Beatles celebration will be held at Penn State's Altoona College on February 7-9, 2014, in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' legendary appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show. In addition to panels and presentations, the conference will include film screenings, musical performances, art and photography exhibits, and keynote addresses by leading Beatles critics and musicologists. The conference will conclude with a commemorative screening of The Ed Sullivan Show as it was originally broadcast on February 9, 1964.

MMLA 2013 Special Session (Proposed): Irony and Authenticity in Contemporary Artistic Production (Milwaukee; Nov. 7-10, 2013)

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Thursday, April 4, 2013 - 9:43pm
Janessa Toro/ University of Missouri/ Deadline: May 25

Is there room for earnestness and authenticity in contemporary media? In accordance with the 2013 Midwest Modern Language Association conference theme of "Art & Artifice", This panel explores the intersection of authenticity and irony in literature, film, music, and other media. While stable irony depends upon fixed meanings intended to elicit specific interpretations from an audience, contemporary theories of language, identity, and community emphasize the ultimate contingency and instability of meaning. Thus, the possibility for irony is thrown into question; is irony impossible, or is irony all-pervasive? Likewise, is any form of authenticity or earnestness possible in artistic production?

[UPDATE] Call for Papers: AULLA 2013: Worldmaking - Deadline Extension

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Thursday, April 4, 2013 - 8:38pm
Australasian Universities Language and Literature Association (AULLA)

NEW DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACT SUBMISSION: 31 May, 2013

The theme of the 37th Congress of the Australasian Universities Language and Literature Association (AULLA) is 'Worldmaking'.

Space and Place in the Arts and Humanities

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Thursday, April 4, 2013 - 3:10pm
HARTS & Minds interdisciplinary postgraduate journal

DEADLINE 17th May for abstract and draft article along with an academic CV to editors@harts-minds.co.uk - Spread the Word!

Space and Place in the Humanities and Arts

This call for papers invites postgraduate submissions for the third edition of HARTS & Minds. Abstracts should be approximately 300 words in length and articles no longer than 6000 words. Subjects may include but are not limited to the following:

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