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[Update] Performance Studies Deadline Extended till 15 June

Thursday, May 30, 2013 - 8:26am
Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities

Deadline extended till 15 June, 2013 for the Special Issue on Performance Studies

The next issue (Vol V, No 2) of Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities (ISSN 0975-2935) is going be on the broad area of Performance Studies. For authors' convenience we have selected certain topics/issues on which submission may be made. However, the list issue not exhaustive and is rather suggestive. We welcome submission on issues relating to the broad area from the contributors.

Advertising/marketing/PR in American Lit.- M/MLA November 2013

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 - 12:52pm
Midwest Modern Language Association

The American Literature II panel (permanent section) seeks papers on representations of advertising, marketing, and/or public relations in American novels, plays, poems, or films from 1870-present.

Please send 250-word abstracts by June 10th to Mark Schiebe, Queensborough Community College (CUNY),

Stage The Future: The First International Conference on Science Fiction Theatre

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 - 11:23pm
University of Royal Holloway

Saturday April 26, 2014
School of English, University of Royal Holloway

Keynote Speakers:
Jen Gunnels (New York Review of Science Fiction)
Dr. Nick Lowe (University of Royal Holloway)

Science Fiction Theatre doesn't officially exist. You won't find it listed as a sub-genre of either science fiction or theatre and you won't find it on wikipedia (though you will find a 1950s TV series with the same title – luckily, there is a theatre entry in the SF Encyclopaedia.) Apart from that, there seems to be only one book on the subject so far, called "Science Fiction and the Theatre" and that was more than twenty years ago.

The War of Art and Literature -- ALA Symposium October 2013, New Orleans

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 - 3:11pm
ALA Symposium: War and American Literature

Proposed Panel for the American Literature Association Symposium "War and American Literature" October 10-12, 2013, New Orleans, LA

Although many American authors who treat war in their literature saw combat first-hand, it was by no means a universal experience. In the absence of these direct encounters with war, authors drew upon the depictions of war from others, including the work of the visual and performing arts. The same process works in reverse, with visual and performing artists drawing from the treatment of war by authors in order to create their own artworks.

Tudor Grammar Schools: Drama Education & The Real World Stage

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 - 1:41pm
neModern Language Association

Tudor Grammar Schools: Drama Education & The Real World Stage
45th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 3-6, 2014
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Host: Susquehanna University

Tudor Grammar schools put dramatic training at the center of their curriculum. A first and abiding question for this seminar: Why?

Shakespeare and Global Girlhood Seminar (abstract deadline July 1, 2013)

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 - 1:11pm
Shakespeare 450 international conference (Paris), April 21-27, 2014

How does Shakespeare's cultural capital influence the discourses of girlhood? The study of girls and girlhood has gained prominence in the past 20 years, marked by the rise of Girls' Studies and the proliferation of interdisciplinary publications devoted to girlhood. In the United States, the 1994 publication of psychologist Mary Pipher's Reviving Ophelia was a flashpoint in the legitimization of girlhood studies, linking one of Shakespeare's tragic girl characters to the definition of Western female adolescence as a period of crisis. Since then, the name "Ophelia" has become powerfully associated with organizations who aim to "save" girls from bullying, eating disorders, and mental health issues (among other threats).

RSA 2014 - Crowd Control in the Renaissance

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 - 4:12am

Call for Papers: Renaissance Society of America Annual Meeting, New York, 27-29 March 2014.

In the midst of urban sprawl and fears of rebellion from all quarters (be they urban or rural), authorities, writers and theologians discussed means to control crowds, channelling and curbing their power to subvert or, paradoxically, to reassert the prevailing order. From Mark Antony haranguing the Roman mob in Shakespeare's Julius Caesar to the Hobbesian attempt to prevent popular outburst and anarchical disorder, from legal machineries to contain dissenting congregations to recommendations for confining itinerant beggars in laboring houses, the Renaissance offers many examples of discourse on crowd control.

[UPDATE] New Crops, Old Fields - (Re)Imagining Irish Folklore

Monday, May 27, 2013 - 9:49am
Queen's University Belfast

Keynote Speakers :
Prof. Diarmuid Ó Giolláin (University of Notre-Dame)
Prof. Harry White (University College Dublin)
Prof. Luke Gibbons (National University of Ireland, Maynooth)

From God's eye to the Big Brother's room. Geographies of espionage. ONLINE: May 2014

Sunday, May 26, 2013 - 5:13pm
Other MOdernitites - online Journal; Università degli Studi di Milano

The function of the eye that spies on us all apparently has never been benevolent, be it a tangible eye, an intangible, or a technological one. From the stern God of the Old Testament — who tracked down the culprits and punished them — to the evolution of modern dystopias, the eye has become increasingly implacable, ubiquitous, and immediate in its expressions, so that there is no time, nor space, left for a postponed punishment. If we want to find a good eye, a fair spy, it is necessary to shift to the side of the observer, of the hero (in this case, with no anti prefix), who sacrifices his/her safety for a larger good, with no doubts or hesitations.