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[Update] Renaissance Men at the Middle Temple

Thursday, November 29, 2012 - 11:28am
London Renaissance Seminar/Birkbeck, London


Renaissance Men at the Middle Temple


1st and 2nd February, 2013

To be held at Middle Temple Hall and Birkbeck College, London

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Confirmed speakers:
Dr Sarah Knight (Leicester University), Dr Subha Mukherji (Cambridge University), Dr Lucy Munro (Keele University), Dr Paul Raffield (Warwick University) and Professor Jessica Winston (Idaho State University)

2013 PAMLA Conference: Call for Special Session Proposals: December 15, 2012

Thursday, November 29, 2012 - 2:34am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

Proposals for special sessions at the 2013 PAMLA conference, which will be held November 1-3, 2013 at the Bahia Resort Hotel in San Diego, California, are due Saturday, December 15, 2012. To propose a special session, please send a 40 to 50 word abstract (describing the scope and significance of your proposed session), session title, your name, affiliation, and email of choice to Cheryl Edelson ( by 11:59 pm Hawaii Time on December 15, 2012.

Trans-Scripts CFP: "Thinking Activism" (Deadline: Jan. 1, 2013)

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 - 3:44pm
Trans-Scripts, an interdisciplinary online journal in the Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of California, Irvine

Trans-Scripts – an interdisciplinary online journal in the Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of California, Irvine – invites graduate students to submit their work for publication. The theme of the third volume is "Thinking Activism."

Anthology on The Book of Mormon Musical, abstracts ONGOING

Tuesday, November 27, 2012 - 11:46pm
Marc Edward Shaw / Hartwick College; Holly Welker / Writer & editor

The official reaction of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to The Book of Mormon, the musical from Matt Stone and Trey Parker of South Park and Robert Lopez of Avenue Q, consists of a single sentence: "The production may attempt to entertain audiences for an evening, but the The Book of Mormon as a volume of scripture will change people's lives forever by bringing them closer to Christ."

Fwd: CFP: 11th Global Conference: Monsters and the Monstrous (July 2013; Oxford, United Kingdom)

Tuesday, November 27, 2012 - 9:31am
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

11th Global Conference
Monsters and the Monstrous

Thursday 18th July – Saturday 20th July 2013
Mansfield College, Oxford

Call for Presentations
This inter and trans-disciplinary project examines all things monstrous; whether real or imagined, ideological or cultural, historic or futuristic. Building on the discussion points of the previous meeting, this year's event will focus upon points of concentration within issues raised at last years events as well as examining certain aspects of the current ubiquity of particular monsters in contemporary popular culture.

Presentations, papers, reports, work-in-progress, workshops and pre-formed panels are invited on issues related to any of the following themes:

Politics of Puritan and Nonconformist Writing, 1558-1689

Tuesday, November 27, 2012 - 8:42am
Dr Paul Frazer / Northumbria University

This conference is concerned with re-visiting the politics of religious writing in the 'Long Reformation', a broad chronology of early modern literary and political culture and across an inclusive range of literary genres. Proposals are invited for 20 minute papers that consider puritan and nonconformist writing and its engagement with / impact on a wide range of political and cultural contexts. Recent work by historians and literary scholars has led to a resurgence of interest in the religious history of the period and how various forms of faith and belief engaged with culture and politics in a period sometimes described as the Post-Reformation.

Shakespeare Next:A Reappraisal

Tuesday, November 27, 2012 - 8:02am
Dr Sunita Sinha


"Shakespeare Next :A Reappraisal"

Respected Sir/Madam,
This is to invite papers for the upcoming anthology on-
" Shakespeare Next : A Reappraisal" to be edited by Dr. Sunita Sinha and published by Atlantic Publishers & Distributors, New Delhi.

UPDATE: Adaptation (film, literature, new media)

Monday, November 26, 2012 - 9:33pm

Deadline Extended to Dec 7th.

As usual, papers on any and all aspects of adaptation will be considered. If you're interested in novel to film adaptations, short story to television adaptations, film to novel adaptations, stage play to radio adaptations, theme park attraction to film adaptations, video game to blog adaptations, or any other kind of adaptation you can think of then kindly submit them!

Sherlock Holmes, Past and Present, 21 and 22 June 2013

Monday, November 26, 2012 - 8:09pm
Senate House, London

This conference offers a serious opportunity to bring together academics, enthusiasts, creative practitioners and popular writers in a shared discussion about the cultural legacy of Sherlock Holmes. The Strand Magazine and the Sherlock Holmes stories contribute one of the most enduring paradigms for the production and consumption of popular culture in the twentieth- and the twenty-first centuries. The stories precipitated a burgeoning fan culture including various kinds of participation, wiki and crowd-sourcing, fan-fiction, virtual realities and role-play gaming. All of these had existed before but they were solidified, magnified and united by Sherlockians and Holmesians in entirely new ways and on scales never seen before.