category: theatre

Spectacle! The Seduction of Illusion

full name / name of organization: 
Crisis Carnival 2010
contact email: 
sdsu.grad.conference@gmail.com

Crisis Carnival 2010: Spectacle! The Seduction of Illusion

What do the Olympic opening ceremony, drag queens, and Shakespeare have in common?

Linguistic theorists such as Judith Butler, Jean Baudrillard, and Guy Debord have all conjectured that we engage daily in performances that obscure the line between illusion and reality. These performances both re-affirm and challenge society’s values, boundaries, and taboos. By analyzing these spectacles, we can question the relationship between performance and the “real,” with the hopes of discovering the motivations behind these seductive visions.

In a society dominated by media constructions of our cultural values, it is more important than ever to evaluate the role that spectacle plays. What is the social significance of illusions – to inspire change, to help us distinguish the values most important to us, or to help us escape?

The goal of this conference will be to bring the conversation into a contemporary context. How are social anxieties personified in the spectacle of monstrosity? What role do today’s avatars, clones, and digital doppelgangers play in our conceptions of our “real” selves? How has the relationship between performance and the real changed since Shakespeare?

CFP: New German Review

full name / name of organization: 
New German Review: A Journal of German Studies
contact email: 
NGR@humnet.ucla.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS

Volume 25 (2010)

ACIS-West 2010 - October 1-3, 2010: “(Re)Defining Irish-ness in the Contemporary/Post-Modern” - CFP for Emerging Scholar Award

full name / name of organization: 
American Conference for Irish Studies, Western Region Meeting (ACIS-West)
contact email: 
jodichilson@boisestate.edu

Call for Papers: ACIS-West 2010 Emerging Scholar Award

“(Em)powering the Profession: Best Practices in Black Theatre and Performance” CFP deadline: 3/31/10

full name / name of organization: 
Black Theatre Network
contact email: 
LReese@udc.edu

This 24th annual conference invites scholars, students, directors, teachers, and actors to share best practices to empower the artistic, economic, and educational engines of Black theatre.

[UPDATE] Institute of African American Research Humanities Writing Competition

full name / name of organization: 
Tomeiko Ashford Carter/Institute of African American Research, UNC-CH
contact email: 
iaar@unc.edu

The Institute of African American Research has extended the deadline and has modified submission parameters for its Humanities Script Writing Competition.

CSUF Creative Writing and Composition Conference (14 -15 April 2010; Deadline 26 March 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
California State University, Fullerton, Department of English, Comparative Literature, and Linguistics, Creative Writing Club (CWC)
contact email: 
jisip@fullerton.edu

CSUF, Fullerton, California, 14-15 April 2010
Call for Academic Proposals, Poetry, Short Fiction, and Scripts

Consuming the Past: Library Resources for PGRs, An Interdisciplinary Conference and Training Day, Monday 28th June 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Durham, Newcastle and Northumbria Universities
contact email: 
helen.j.williams@northumbria.ac.uk

As researchers we ‘consume’ texts, reading, interpreting and reusing material found in archives or specialist electronic resources. Libraries are a key tool in this process.

[UPDATE]Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies "bios"

full name / name of organization: 
Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies (National Taiwan Normal University)
contact email: 
concentric.lit@deps.ntnu.edu.tw

For subscription information please call or email to:
Phone: 886-2-7734-1795
Website: http://www.concentric-literature.url.tw/

Deadline for Submissions: September 30, 2010

Virtual Education CFP - March deadline approaching - rolling submissions

full name / name of organization: 
Virtual World Education
contact email: 
johnf@virtualworlded.com

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Virtual Education

Virtuosity: Dedicated to Virtual Education

[UPDATE]"The Foreignness of Foreigners: Cultural Representations of Otherness in Britain", DEADLINE EXTENSION: 5 MARCH 2010

full name / name of organization: 
Université Lille 3 Charles-de-Gaulle, (Lille, France)
contact email: 
vanessa.alayrac-fielding@univ-lille3.fr ; claire.dubois@univ-lille3.fr

Call for papers :

The foreignness of foreigners: cultural representations of Otherness in Britain (17th-20th centuries)

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