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[UPDATE] Purity: An Interdisciplinary Event 11th-12th July 2013

Monday, March 11, 2013 - 10:10am
University of Sussex

Update: Deadline for submissions is fast approaching! Please submit by 15th March.

"Purity is the power to contemplate defilement." – Simone Weil

"Purity is a negative state and therefore contrary to nature." – William Faulkner

"Throughout human history, the apostles of purity, those who have claimed to possess a total explanation, have wrought havoc among mere mixed-up human beings." – Salman Rushdie

Excursions Journal and the University of Sussex Doctoral School are pleased to announce PURITY, a unique interdisciplinary event, to be held on the University of Sussex Campus, Falmer, near Brighton, on Thursday 11th and Friday 12th July 2013.

Call for panelists: Choreographing Shakespeare for April 2014 French Shakespeare Society Conference in Paris

Monday, March 11, 2013 - 7:01am
French Shakespeare Society

Call for Panelists Moving Shakespeare: Approaches to Choreographing the Works of William Shakespeare in Dance Performance
DEADLINE June 8, 2013

The Société française Shakespeare is organizing a week-long conference in Paris (France) April 21-27, 2014 to coincide with the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare's birth. The conference seeks presentations for a panel on approaches to choreographing dance productions based on Shakespeare's texts (directly or indirectly). Panelists will be given 20 minutes to present their papers followed by a brief moderated discussion.

REMINDER (Deadline: March 15): MLA 2014 -- Cognitive Approaches to Literature Division -- Call for Papers

Monday, March 11, 2013 - 12:47am
Julien J. Simon

Call for Papers -- MLA 2014, Chicago
Division on Cognitive Approaches to Literature
(Guaranteed sessions)

Cognitive Approaches to Film
Theory; new interpretations; unexpected angles. We invite papers at the intersection of cognitive studies and the moving image. Send 300-word abstract and CV by March 15th; Julien Simon ( and Lisa Zunshine (

English 1700 to Present (PAMLA, November 1-3)

Monday, March 11, 2013 - 12:42am
Stephanie Harper / California State University, Northridge

This panel is a standing session at PAMLA and invites critical papers on any aspect of English literature since 1700.

Proposals of 500 words or less can be submitted via PAMLA's online submission process found here:

While I welcome potential presenters to email me regarding any questions they may have, please know that I cannot accept proposals via email. They must be processed through the online submission system.

Proposals are due April 15th.

CFP: 2013 Aphra Behn Society Conference, October 24-25, 2013, Tulsa, OK

Sunday, March 10, 2013 - 4:21pm
Aphra Behn Society for Women in the Arts, 1660-1830

The Aphra Behn Society for Women in the Arts, 1660-1830
is pleased to announce its 2013 biennial conference:

Women, Reputation, and Identity in the Long Eighteenth Century
October 24-25, 2013

The University of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK

The Aphra Behn Society for Women in the Arts, 1660-1830 is pleased to announce a plenary lecture by Dr. Laura Engel (Duquesne University) and a reading by Maureen Duffy, author of The Passionate Shepherdess: Aphra Behn 1640-89.

Teaching Global Shakespeares -- SAMLA 2013 Special Session

Sunday, March 10, 2013 - 11:37am
South Atlantic Modern Language Association

"Global Shakespeare" is a trendy topic in early modern scholarship, but how can we best translate it into effective teaching? What do "global" studies of Shakespeare offer a contemporary college student? What challenges does teaching Shakespeare in a global context pose for college educators, and how do we navigate them? This SAMLA special session will discuss these and other such questions. Papers might address pedagogy directly, or they might teach a given text (play, film etc.) or set of texts. Topics might include but are not limited to:

[UPDATE] Mapping Identity (PAMLA 2013)

Saturday, March 9, 2013 - 11:48pm
Megan Cannella/PAMLA 2013

In this session, papers will look at the different ways place can determine one's identity. Whether discussing immigrant narratives, narratives of displacement, coming of age narratives or something all-together different, geographic location determines a great deal about one's personal narrative. Place can determine as much about a person as his or genetic history, making the relationship between identity and place subject to boundless exploration- See more at:

4th International Re-Thinking Humanities and Social Sciences Conference , University of Zadar, Croatia, September 5-7, 2013

Saturday, March 9, 2013 - 4:37pm
Re-Thinking Humanities and Social Sciences Conference

4th International Re-Thinking Humanities and Social Sciences Conference is to be held at the University of Zadar, Croatia, September 5-7, 2013. Since 2010 the conference offers an invaluable opportunity to meet, exchange ideas and debate on current topics in humanities and social sciences. This year's conference focuses on the ways in which violence is conceived and perceived within different contexts, the ways in which literature, film, performance, and other forms of art relate to and incorporate contemporary outbursts of violence, the new ways in which this process can be theorized in the field of humanities and social sciences, and finally the ways in which this type of violence changes cultural politics of diversity in societies.

Pedagogical Approaches to Medieval and Early Modern Studies w/ Keynote by Robert N. Watson

Saturday, March 9, 2013 - 1:31pm
UCLA Medieval and Early Modern Student Association & UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies

The last two decades have seen radical revisions to curricula at universities and colleges around the world. But have curricular changes been accompanied by pedagogical developments? When it comes to teaching, graduate students often learn by doing. By virtue of their experiments and their proximity to the undergraduate curriculum, they are among the most innovative educators on their campuses. The Medieval and Early Modern Students Association at UCLA and the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies invite graduate students to share their experience at a conference on June 7 that deals with teaching Medieval and Early Modern material in the undergraduate classroom.