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[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.

Networking and the Keats-Shelley Circle (SAMLA, 8-10 November 2013)

Friday, May 24, 2013 - 5:08pm
Keats-Shelley Association of America (affiliated session at SAMLA)

Abstracts are invited for the Keats-Shelley Association's affiliated session to be held as part of the South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) conference, November 8-10, 2013, in Atlanta, Georgia. Papers might explore various types of networking, broadly defined, associated with the Keats-Shelley circle (including such figures as John Keats, Percy Shelley, Mary Shelley, Lord Byron, Leigh Hunt, and William Hazlitt). Papers might address networks of friendship among the circle's members, networks of publishing, or networks of meaning. Other papers of interest might discuss new meanings gleaned from twenty-first-century digital networks related to the circle's members.

Drama as Pedagogy - Theatre Games as Educational Expression and Partipation

Friday, May 24, 2013 - 2:19pm
Northeast Modern Language Association

This roundtable aims to look at how drama as pedagogy has been influencing the modern English classroom. Drama as pedagogy is based on using theatre games/techniques in the classroom to support traditional lecture and discussion formats. We will look at the purpose of this teaching style, lesson plans used to promote free expression in literature courses, and how it may be used to create/develop prompts in creative writing courses. Abstracts and biographies should be submitted to Lindsay Bryde, MFA at

The conference will take place April 3-6 2014 in Harrisburg, PA as part of the 45th annual NEMLA conference.

Deadline for Abstracts: September 30, 2013.

NeMLA 2014: New Approaches to Performing, Teaching, and Analyzing Macbeth

Friday, May 24, 2013 - 9:22am
Sara Gutmann / University at Buffalo (SUNY)

This Board-Sponsored session is interested in receiving proposals that discuss new trajectories in analyzing and understanding *Macbeth* by Shakespeare (e.g. nationalism, Scotland's status within the British Empire, gender issues, tyranny, etc). Papers that examine new approaches to performing and teaching the play are also welcome. Please send 300-350 word proposals, along with name, e-mail and academic affiliation to Sara Gutmann by September 30, 2013.


Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 7:00pm
Two-Year College Association - Northeast CONFERENCE


October 3-5, 2013

Hyatt Morristown / Morristown, NJ

Program by Bergen Community College

TYCA-NE of the National Council of Teachers of English is currently seeking presentation proposals for its October 2013 Conference in Morristown, NJ. Presentations should focus on some aspect of the TYCA purpose: "the intellectual and pedagogical growth of English teachers and administrators in the two-year college throughout the northeast region." Our theme for this year's conference is:

R/evolutions: Addressing Pedagogical and Institutional Change in Higher Education

Victorian Saints and Sinners NeMLA Apr. 3-6th, 2014 submission deadline Sept. 30, 2013

Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 1:17pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

The figure of the prostitute is more than an emblem for mid Victorian religious, social, and sanitary reform; she is emblematic of challenges to the domestic narrative of a morally centered middle class that was at the heart of the British Empire's self-identity. The prostitute is representative of increased anxieties about miscegenation, sexuality, suffragist movements, and the visibility of women in roles outside the private sphere.

[EXTENDED DEADLINE] The Marginalised Mainstream: Fading and Emerging NEW DEADLINE

Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 5:06am
Marginalised Mainstream

Second Annual Marginalised Mainstream Conference: Fading and Emerging, 12-13 September 2013 NEW DEADLINE: 17 June 2013

'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 popular literature, films, and other media that have been subject to critical marginalisation. How does the mainstream itself foster the process of fading and emerging? How are vanishing and appearance dealt with in popular narratives?

GAMES OF LATE MODERNITY; Johan Huizinga's Homo Ludens: 75 Years Later (January 15-17, 2014)

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 6:18am
Tilburg School of Humanities, Tilburg University

Johan Huizinga's Homo Ludens: 75 Years Later (January 15-17, 2014)

The end of this year will be marked by the 75th anniversary of Johan Huizinga's classic study of the Homo Ludens. Its main thesis is, as striking as it is simple, well known: Culture is founded on and as a form of play. Huizinga's aim was to understand play as a 'totality'. The element of play can be observed in all different aspects of culture, ranging from seemingly innocuous leisure activities to the uttermost serious and advanced systems, such as the financial world or political institutions.