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Shakespeare and Early Modern Emotion Conference, 29 June - 1 July 2011

Sunday, November 28, 2010 - 8:53am
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The Andrew Marvell Centre, University of Hull
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Shakespeare and Early Modern Emotion

An International and Interdisciplinary Conference

29 June – 1 July 2011

The Andrew Marvell Centre, The University of Hull

This conference will explore the performance and representation of emotion in the work of Shakespeare and his contemporaries. In the last decade, scholars have been increasingly interested in the cultural history of emotions, arguing that they should be regarded as 'social phenomena' rather than inward experiences. At the same time, we have seen a resurgence of interest in the ethical and philosophical aspects of literary texts, and a return to thinking about ideas of 'human nature'.

The International Harold Pinter Society: MLA, January 5-8, 2012 Seattle, WA

Saturday, November 27, 2010 - 1:22pm
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The International Harold Pinter Society
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The MLA Pinter session welcomes presentations on Pinter's Voice. Presentations on any aspect of Pinter's use of voice, Pinter's voice in modern drama and politics are welcome.

Send 250-word abstracts with title, name, and various addresses to Judith Roof at by March 15, 2011.

The International Pinter Society Panels: MMLA, November 3-6, 2011 St. Louis, MO

Saturday, November 27, 2010 - 1:20pm
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The International Harold Pinter Society
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The MMLA conference theme is "Play . . . No, Seriously," so the theme for the Pinter sessions will be Pinter @ Play. Papers addressing any aspect of play in Pinter, Pinter as performer, and performance in Pinter are welcome.

Send 250-word abstracts with title, name and various addresses to Lance Norman at by March 15, 2011.

Ravenna is online

Saturday, November 27, 2010 - 1:52am
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Ravenna (ISSN 2045-5127) is an online interdisciplinary journal devoted to the relationship between nineteenth-century Britain and Italy. Ravenna is edited by Elisa Bizzotto and Luca Caddia and published by Steven Halliwell at The Rivendale Press as one of THE OSCHOLARS group of fin de siècle journals under the general editorship of David Charles Rose.

Ravenna is now accepting submissions for articles and reviews of recent books for future issues. If you are interested in sending a proposal, please contact the editors at the following email addresses:

Call for contributions: censorship and literature in English-speaking countries, 16th-21st centuries

Friday, November 26, 2010 - 1:35pm
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ACE - University of Rennes 2 UEB - France

Call for Contributions: collected essays on censorship and literature in English speaking countries, 16th-21st centuries

With the development of the modern state, there has been an ongoing tension between the will to control and at the same time allow free speech to develop. In English-speaking countries, the theme of "Censorship and Discourse" has been a recurrent concern from the 16th century to the present day, as the numerous censored publications and writings against censorship testify.

2nd Global Conference: Revenge - Probing the Boundaries (July, 2011: Oxford, United Kingdom)

Friday, November 26, 2010 - 4:57am
full name / name of organization: 
Dr Rob Fisher/Inter-Disciplinary.Net

2nd Global Conference
Revenge - Probing the Boundaries

Saturday 16th July 2011 - Monday 19th July 2011
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Call for Papers
Revenge, so we are told, is a dish best served cold: a 'sweet' wreaking of vengeance on those who have – either in reality or in our minds – slighted, wronged or in some way 'injured' us and who are now 'enjoying' their just deserts by an avenging angel (or angels) on the great day of reckoning.

Free Books for Review - No Deadline

Thursday, November 25, 2010 - 2:29pm
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Pennsylvania Literary Journal/ Anaphora Literary Press

Are you interested in receiving a free book from the publisher in exchange for writing a thorough 1,200-1,600 word review of the book? If so, the Pennsylvania Literary Journal is seeking requests from professors in all literary fields. Please choose one of the publishers from the following list (these have already agreed to send free books, and most have already sent at least one book to one of our reviewers):

University Press of Colorado
University of Nebraska Press
Duke University Press
Columbia University Press
Palgrave Macmillan
The University of Alabama Press
University of Chicago Press
John Hopkins University Press
Ohio State University Press

Text and Image

Wednesday, November 24, 2010 - 11:06am
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Columbia University French Graduate Student Association

The French Graduate Student Association of Columbia University is pleased to announce its 20th Graduate Student conference, to be held March 4th, 2011.

The conference will take as its theme text and image in French and world literatures and art. We will explore how text and image complement and interact and compete with one another in composite works, and how an understanding of each can inform readings of hybrid works, such as textual/lettrist art, visual poetry, film, and even theatre. Graduate students of all departments are welcome to submit abstracts of 300-500 words, and we especially welcome projects with a comparative focus and/or approach. Possible topics include but are not limited to:

Early Modern Encounters

Tuesday, November 23, 2010 - 3:14pm
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CUNY GC Early Modern Interdisciplinary Group (EMIG)

The Early Modern Interdisciplinary Group (EMIG) of the CUNY Graduate Center presents:

Early Modern Encounters
Graduate Student Conference 29 April 2011

The Graduate Center
The City University of New York

Keynote speaker
Professor Nigel Smith
Princeton University

Call for papers
We welcome proposals for papers on any kind of early modern encounter; proposers are encouraged to consider the theme broadly. Papers innovative in form are especially welcome.

The Right to Vote and the Writing of Voice (Seminar at the AIS) deadline 12.10.2010

Tuesday, November 23, 2010 - 2:19am
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The Right to Vote and the Writing of Voice

The word kol in Hebrew means "voice" as well as "vote", thus implying kol as having the potential for political power. In our seminar we wish to examine the interplay of power and the use of voice/vote: voices creating or deconstructing identities, voices heard or unheard in the literary piece, granted or disowned voices. Who has the right to speak in Hebrew literature? What are the literary means enabling the freedom of speech? How does this relationship of power and voice come into play in the literary piece? What are the places of the muffled, choked voice? What are the places of the loud, screaming voice? How does canonization tune/orchestrate the different voices within literature?

Oklahoma State University English Conference, "Transforming Words," March 4-5, 2011

Monday, November 22, 2010 - 8:45pm
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Oklahoma State University English Graduate Student Association
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The English Graduate Student Association (EGSA) at Oklahoma State University, an organization of English graduate students and faculty members committed to promoting student academic development and scholastic achievement, is currently accepting proposals for its annual graduate conference. The theme of this year's conference is "Transforming Words." In his 1969 work, The Way to Rainy Mountain, N. Scott Momaday asserts, "We have all been changed by words; we have been hurt, delighted, puzzled, filled with wonder." During the conference, we would like to explore the practical ways language functions to effect change. How can language overcome supposed barriers of race and gender?

Collections and Collaborations (March 24-26, 2011)

Monday, November 22, 2010 - 12:30pm
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Indiana University Department of English

Call for Proposals: "Collections and Collaborations"

We are issuing a Call for Proposals for scholarly and creative submissions for an International Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference entitled "Collections and Collaborations" to be held at Indiana University – Bloomington from March 24th – 26th, 2011 (hosted by the graduate students of the IU Department of English).

[UPDATE] Theatre and Ghosts Conference, 1-3 July 2011

Monday, November 22, 2010 - 9:12am
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University of York (UK)
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The Department of Theatre, Film and Television
University of York (UK)

is pleased to announce a call for papers for an international conference on

Theatre and Ghosts

1-3 July 2011

Professor Marvin Carlson, CUNY
Professor Barbara Hodgdon, University of Michigan
Professor Peter Holland, Notre Dame
Professor Joseph Roach, Yale

The conference spans the Renaissance to the present day. We are expecting rich cross-dialogue between cultures and periods.

Papers are called on, but not limited to, the following: