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6th Global Conference: Visions of Humanity in Cybercultures, Cyberspace and Science Fiction (July 2011: Oxford, UK)

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Friday, November 19, 2010 - 4:48am
Dr Rob Fisher/Inter-Disciplinary.Net

6th Global Conference
Visions of Humanity in Cyberculture, Cyberspace and Science Fiction

Tuesday 12th July 2011 – Thursday 14th July 2011
Mansfield College, Oxford

Call for Papers
This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary project aims to explore what it is to be human and the nature of human community in cyberculture, cyberspace and science fiction. In particular, the project will explore the possibilities offered by these contexts for creative thinking about persons and the challenges posed to the nature and future of national, international, and global communities.

Papers, short papers, and workshops are invited on issues related to any of the following themes;

Early Modern Encounters

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Thursday, November 18, 2010 - 5:15pm
CUNY GC Early Modern Interdisciplinary Group (EMIG)

Early Modern Encounters
Graduate Student Conference 29 April 2011

Location
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 from disciplines other than English and those experimental or innovative in form are especially welcome.

Gods and Groundlings: Historical Theatrical Audiences

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Thursday, November 18, 2010 - 4:31pm
Southeasten Theatre Conference Theatre Symposium

Before cell phones or internet marketing or even electrical lighting, how did theatre audiences function in various periods and cultures? How did they behave? What did they expect? What was expected of them? Who came and who stayed home—and why? The 2011 Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC) Theatre Symposium will focus on audience reception, expectations and obligations, behaviors, "contracts" with performers, etc. in early- and pre-20th-Century cultures. Possible topics:
- Effect of audience behavior on performance or playwriting conventions;
- Class distinctions within audiences;
- Violation of or submission to social expectations of audiences;
- Unusual or typical "contracts" with specific audiences;

[UPDATE] NATURES 2011 abstract deadline is Dec. 3 [conference is 2/18/11]

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Thursday, November 18, 2010 - 3:53pm
Natures 2011--Textual Politics: Inspiration, Influence, Interpretation

Graduate students from the humanities and social sciences are encouraged to submit 250 word abstracts on a wide range of topics related to the explication of texts. "Texts" are understood to include any of the following mediums: visual, written, physically constructed, filmed, performed, naturally occurring, manicured, or exhibited.Accepted presentations of 15-20 minutes will be of a critical, analytical nature. Abstracts are due by Friday, Dec. 3 at gradengl@lasierra.edu.
Paper topics might include, but are not limited to:
Textual Politics:
• Inspiration: the power politics of textual creation
• Influential forces on textual production and reception

[UPDATE] CU-Boulder Asian Studies Graduate Association Conference 2011--DEADLINE EXTENDED

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Thursday, November 18, 2010 - 12:43pm
CU-Boulder Asian Studies Graduate Association

The University of Colorado at Boulder Asian Studies Graduate Association is now welcoming submissions of 250-word paper abstracts for its annual conference, to be held on February 18-20, 2011. CU-Boulder's Department of Asian Languages and Civilizations is home to graduate and undergraduate programs in Chinese and Japanese, as well as a number of more recently added undergraduate programs in Arabic, Farsi, Hindi/Urdu, Indonesian, and Korean. This conference aims to bring together graduate students focusing on these and other Asian countries to share and discuss their work with other graduate students in related fields.

5th Global Conference: Visual Literacies (July, 2011: Oxford, United Kingdom

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Thursday, November 18, 2010 - 9:39am
Dr Rob Fisher/Inter-Disciplinary.Net

5th Global Conference
Visual Literacies

Friday 8th July 2011 – Sunday 10th July 2011
Mansfield College, Oxford

Call for Papers
This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary conference seeks to examine and explore issues surrounding visual literacy in regard to theory and praxis. Perspectives are sought from those engaged in the fields of education, visual arts, fine arts, literature, philosophy, psychology, critical theory and theology. These disciplines are indicative only as papers are welcomed from any area, profession and vocation in which visual literacy plays a part.

Papers, reports, work-in-progress and workshops are invited on issues related to any of the following themes;

[Update] American Identities on Stage: 20th Century American Drama International Conference [Reminder - Deadline: 17 December]

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Wednesday, November 17, 2010 - 3:41pm
University of East Anglia, School of American Studies

University of East Anglia
School of American Studies

Celebrating 100 Years of Tennessee Williams (1911-2011)

American Identities on Stage:
20th Century American Drama International Conference

Call For Papers

To commemorate the Tennessee Williams's centennial, the School of American Studies at the University of East Anglia, will host a one-day international conference on 26 March 2011, focusing on theatrical representations of American identities. The invited keynote speaker is Professor Stephen Bottoms (University of Leeds).

The Future of Literary Studies, 1500-1800 (March 11-12, 2011)

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Tuesday, November 16, 2010 - 4:03pm
Early Modern Center, UC Santa Barbara

DEADLINE December 12, 2010

The Early Modern Center of the University of California at Santa Barbara invites paper proposals for our tenth annual conference, "The Future of Literary Studies, 1500-1800." The conference will take place on March 11-12, 2011 at UCSB and features a constellation of keynote speakers including Helen Deutsch (UCLA), Jean Howard (Columbia), Heather James (USC), Leah Marcus (Vanderbilt), Stephen Orgel (Stanford), and Clifford Siskin (NYU).

CFP: Postgraduate English, Issue 22 (Deadline: 15th December 2010)

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Tuesday, November 16, 2010 - 12:42pm
Department of English Studies, Durham University

Call for Papers

POSTGRADUATE ENGLISH (ISSN 1756-9761). The University of Durham's Online Literature Journal: a peer-reviewed Journal and Forum for Postgraduates in English in the UK and Europe.

Postgraduates studying in the UK and Europe ONLY are invited to submit papers of not more than 7,000 words for Issue 22 of Postgraduate English. Contributors are not confined to a particular theme, the better to reflect a diversity of interests. We should also be interested in submissions which consider the future of English Studies in the light of the recent and drastic cuts in funding for the Arts.

CFP: "The Solitary Being" – Symposium in the Botanical Garden

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Sunday, November 14, 2010 - 11:11pm
Sussex Centre for the Individual and Society (SCIS)

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CALL FOR PAPERS

Fifth Anniversary International Symposium "The Solitary Being"

Organized by: Sussex Centre for the Individual and Society (SCIS)

Location: Orangery of the Botanical Garden of the University of Bern, Switzerland

Date: 26-27 May 2011

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