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The Monster Inside Us, The Monsters Around Us: Monstrosity and Humanity

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Tuesday, January 25, 2011 - 2:00am
De Montfort University, Leicester

The Monster Inside Us, The Monsters Around Us: Monstrosity and Humanity

A three-day conference
De Montfort University, UK
18, 19, 20 November 2011

Keynote Speakers:
David Punter, University of Bristol
Andy Mousley, De Montfort University, Leicester

Literatures of Modernity Symposium 2011

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Tuesday, January 25, 2011 - 12:45am
Second Annual Literatures of Modernity Symposium, Ryerson University

"It is in its transitoriness that modernity shows itself to be ultimately and most intimately akin to antiquity," Walter Benjamin writes in _The Arcades Project_. For Adorno, modernity was a quality and not a chronology. How is modernity related to temporality? How is modernity related to technology, identity, the city? What are some of the popular icons of modernity? This symposium invites proposals on any aspect of modernity as expressed in literature or culture. In addition to academic proposals, the committee welcomes proposals for creative projects including photography, painting, video, film, or performance.

Leo Bersani, Henry James: Henry James Review; deadline: Mar. 1, 2011

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Monday, January 24, 2011 - 5:25pm
Henry James Review

Leo Bersani's 1976 A Future for Astyanax: Character and Desire in Literature was, at the time of its publication, a pathbreaking work of literary criticism and theory. The book as a whole, and Bersani's chapter "The Jamesian Lie" (originally published in Partisan Review in 1969) in particular, radically altered understandings of the structures of desire in James. A Future for Astyanax helped open up James Studies to sophisticated psychoanalytic analysis and to what was, at the time, called "Theory." In reading James with Racine, Emily Brontë, Stendhal, Histoire d'O, Gide, and Robert Wilson, Bersani defamiliarized the Henry James of American and Victorian Studies.

24th Annual GAFIS Symposium at UW-Madison: Articulating Communities, April 15-16th 2011

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Monday, January 24, 2011 - 4:53pm
GAFIS (Graduate Association of French & Italian Students), University of Wisconsin-Madison

Throughout recorded history – traversing time and space, cultures and nations – the notion of community has fostered both collaboration and conflict. Communities, much like the individuals who inhabit them, come into being, evolve and eventually disappear. As such, they are the philosophical, social, cultural and political representations of their members. Whether defined by their geographical borders or collective identities, they share common goals, beliefs and needs. The significance of community building, community belonging and community intersections is thus filtered into literature, art, music and film.

An International Journal of Ethics in Theatre and Performance

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Monday, January 24, 2011 - 3:38pm
Performing Ethos

Performing Ethos is a refereed, interdisciplinary journal which considers ethical questions relating to contemporary theatre and live performance. Global in scope, it provides a unique forum for rigorous scholarship and serious reflection on the ethical dimensions of a wide range of performance practices from the politically and aesthetically radical to the mainstream. Of equal interest are those practices which are ethically motivated, and those in which ethical concerns are less clearly to the fore.

CFP: (Edited Volume): Regal Reels: Hollywood's Fascination with Royalty (03/15/11; 01 November 2011)

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Monday, January 24, 2011 - 9:32am
Scott F. Stoddart, Dean of Liberal Arts Fashion Institute of Technology / SUNY

Submissions are sought for a collection of essays titled Regal Reels: Hollywood's Fascination with Royalty.
Although in its infancy America rejected a monarchy as its form of government, Hollywood cinema has maintained a long fascination with royalty, and American audiences have eagerly patronized foreign films and television series that focus on royal families. The recent success of The King's Speech (Hopper 2010) attests that the royal family is a subject that continues to fascinate the American movie-going public. These films seem to be more than mere bio-pics; they appear to serve a political purpose that intrigues American audiences.

CFP: ATHE Performance Studies Focus Group Emerging Scholars Panel - DEADLINE EXTENDED: New Deadline: February 15, 2011

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Monday, January 24, 2011 - 12:51am
Performance Studies Focus Group - Association for Theatre in Higher Education

CFP: ATHE Performance Studies Focus Group Emerging Scholars Panel
DEADLINE EXTENDED! New deadline: February 15, 2011

The Performance Studies Focus Group at the Association of Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) conference invites submissions of papers for its Emerging Scholars' Panel. The theme of the conference is 'Performance Remains, Global Presence: Memory, Legacy, and Imagined Futures' and it takes place at the Palmer House Hilton Hotel in Chicago, Illinois from August 11-14, 2011.

AEPL Summer Conference: Perspectives, June 23-26 2011

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Saturday, January 22, 2011 - 4:22pm
Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning (AEPL)

For over ten years, the Assembly for Expanded Perspectives on Learning has held annual conferences in a beautiful mountain setting for educators to immerse themselves in a dialogue about what gives their practice vitality and purpose. This year we have given the conference a name which conveys listening and seeing further than before: Perspectives.

We invite proposals for interactive workshops (and playshops) inspired by an aspect of the conference theme: love, wisdom, being the book, or being the change. Versions of these sessions will serve as material for future publications intended to influence teaching at all levels.

Perspectives welcomes proposals that tie the theme of the conference to our ongoing strands:

Forming Identity, Transforming Space: An International Graduate Student Conference

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Saturday, January 22, 2011 - 9:42am
Saint Louis University, Madrid Campus, Spain

Forming Identity, Transforming Space
Ninth Annual Graduate Student Conference
The Department of English and the Division of Languages and Literature
Saint Louis University, Madrid, Spain
29-30 April, 2011
(Submission deadline 10 March, 2011)
slumadridconference@gmail.com

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Linda Kinnahan, Professor of English, Duquesne University.

CFP 100+ Years of W. S. Gilbert MLA Seattle 2012

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Friday, January 21, 2011 - 8:11pm
The Lyrica Society for Word-Music Relations

In recognition of the 100th anniversary of the death of W. S. Gilbert, the Lyrica Society for Word-Music Relations proposes a session that examines his work as a librettist/lyricist, not only of those works set to music by Arthur Sullivan, but also those collaborations with other composers.

Send 200 word proposals to mlacfp@gmail.com by March 10, 2011.

CFP The Opera Libretto MLA Seattle 2012

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Friday, January 21, 2011 - 8:09pm
The Lyrica Society for Word-Music Relations

Seeking proposals that examine how scripts are prepared to be set to music. Among the areas to be explored: How do sung texts differ from spoken ones? What are the differences between libretti and their sources? Prose vs. verse; Original work vs. adaptation; Historical considerations. The topic is wide open.

Send 200 word proposals to mlacfp@gmail.com by March 10, 2011.

CFP Gertrude Stein and Music MLA Seattle 2012

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Friday, January 21, 2011 - 8:06pm
The Lyrica Society for Word-Music Relations and the Association for the Study of Dada and Surrealism

This session will examine the works of composers who set texts by Gertrude
Stein to music, either as songs, choral works, musicals, operas, or any other
type of composition. These may have been written during Stein's lifetime
with her collaboration, such as her operas with Virgil Thomson, or may have
been set posthumously. Among the topics to be explored are how music affects
the texts' meaning, why composers would choose to set Stein, and Stein's own
thoughts on the combination of words and music.
Send 200 word proposals to mlacfp@gmail.com by March 10, 2011.

3rd Annual Graduate and Undergraduate Student Conference on Literature, Rhetoric and Composition - April 1-2, Chattanooga TN

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Thursday, January 20, 2011 - 11:37pm
Sigma Tau Delta - Xi Alpha chapter and The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

We are welcoming graduate and undergraduate student papers or full panel proposals that address any area of literature (British, American, world, colonial and post-colonial, medieval, modern, contemporary, etc.), rhetoric, composition, or pedagogical studies. Please submit a 250-300 word abstract to xialpha.utc.conference@gmail.com. Submissions must include name, institutional affiliation, student status (graduate or undergraduate), contact information (name, phone number, address, email address), and a list of any audio/visual equipment needed for your presentation. Presentation time should be limited to 20 minutes (usually about ten pages).

Precarious Spaces: (Dis-) Locating Gender 3/24 & 3/25 [UPDATE]

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Thursday, January 20, 2011 - 9:06pm
Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender & Women's Studies, University of Rochester

New Submission Deadline: 2/12/11

Precarious Spaces: (Dis-) Locating Gender

The 18th Annual Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender and Women's Studies Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference at the University of Rochester
March 24th & 25th, 2011
Keynote Speaker:
**Laura Kipnis**
Professor, Department of Radio/Television/Film, Northwestern University

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