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Registration Open For: (re)performing the Posthuman: a conference on performance arts and posthumanism

updated: 
Monday, March 29, 2010 - 12:33pm
full name / name of organization: 
University of Sussex, Brighton, UK

We are pleased to announce that registration for

(re)Performing the Posthuman – a conference on performance arts and posthumanism
University of Sussex, 21-22 May 2010

is now open.

The programme will include presentations, performances, video showings, a small exhibition space and a gallery in Second Life. The event will take place in InQbate, a state-of-the-art technological presentation venue on the University of Sussex campus.

The deadline for registration is April 30th 2010.

An overview of the programme, additional information, as well as registration details, can be found on the conference website:

CFP: Storytelling, Memories and Identity Constructions

updated: 
Sunday, March 28, 2010 - 8:11am
full name / name of organization: 
Enkidu Magazine

Call for Papers:
The Enkidu Summer Conference 2010: Storytelling, Memories and Identity Constructions

México City, 28 July - 2, Augst 2010

Deadline for paper proposal submissions: 20. April, 2010
Conference Languages: English, Castilian, German, French and Nahuatl
Languages for presentation: English, Castilian

Conference Homepage:
http://enkidumagazine.com/chics/esc.htm

[UPDATE] Shakespeare and Popular Music Colloquium, September 6, 2010

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Friday, March 26, 2010 - 3:00pm
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Shakespeare and Popular Music Colloquium

2010 Shakespeare and Popular Music Conference and Colloquium
School of English and Theatre Studies
University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
September 6, 2010

"If music be the food of love, play on" – William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night (I.i.1)

"See I'm a poet to some, a regular modern day Shakespeare,
Jesus Christ the King of these Latter Day Saints here" – Eminem, "Renegade"

Peer English 6

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Friday, March 26, 2010 - 1:28pm
full name / name of organization: 
Dr Ben Parsons/ University of Leicester
contact email: 

Peer English (ISSN 1746-5621) is a refereed academic journal, now in its fifth year, published by members of the School of English at the University of Leicester. Our remit is to publish leading research from those academics at the very beginnings of their careers (graduate study, post-doctoral research) through to those already established within the community. This approach also includes the notion of 'work in progress' and we welcome contributions of high academic standards from those currently involved in active research, be they doctoral candidates or Heads of Departments.

Update: Packingtown Review Journal of Arts and Scholarship

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Friday, March 26, 2010 - 9:02am
full name / name of organization: 
Packingtown Review

The editors of Packingtown Review, a journal of the University of Illinois at Chicago, published by the University of Illinois Press, invite submissions for its third issue to be released in 2011.

The journal publishes creative work in genres: drama, poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and literary translation.

We seek submission of scholarly papers including: literary criticism, interdisciplinary scholarship, comparative literature,
critical theory, rhetorical studies, cultural studies, and political theory.

We also accept for consideration: interviews, critical reviews of books, films and the arts in general, genre-bending work that explores or challenges form, and graphic art and photographs.

Call for Papers -- The Ethics of Racial Identity, PAMLA 2010 Special Session

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Thursday, March 25, 2010 - 1:49pm
full name / name of organization: 
PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association)
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PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association) is the western regional affiliate of MLA. The 2010 conference will take place November 13-14 at Chaminade University, Honolulu, Hawaii. This special session invites papers addressing the role of social media (Twitter, Facebook, wikis, blogs, tags) in researching, analyzing, and writing about literature. Presenters may discuss specific applications, case-studies, or general theories about online collaboration and research.

The Ethics of Racial Identity: PAMLA 2010 Special Session

Shakespeare and Popular Music Colloquium, September 6, 2010

updated: 
Wednesday, March 24, 2010 - 11:48pm
full name / name of organization: 
Shakespeare and Popular Music Colloquium

2010 Shakespeare and Popular Music Conference and Colloquium
School of English and Theatre Studies
University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
September 6, 2010

"If music be the food of love, play on" – William Shakespeare, The Tempest (I.i.1)

"See I'm a poet to some, a regular modern day Shakespeare,
Jesus Christ the King of these Latter Day Saints here" – Eminem, "Renegade"

M/MLA - Chicago, Nov 4-7, 2010 - Canada's Ghosts: The Spectors that Haunt and Terrorize Canadian Literature (May 14th, 2010)

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Wednesday, March 24, 2010 - 10:17pm
full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Modern Languages Annual Conference - Permanent Panel - Canadian Literature
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Over 30 years ago, the essay, "Haunted by Lack of Ghosts: Some Patterns in the Imagery of Canadian Poetry," by Northrope Frye appeared. The purpose of this panel is to address the ghosts that do in fact terrorize the Canadian imagination, the Canadian psyche and Canadian culture. We are looking to discover and discuss that which lurks in the shadows of the author's imagination and experience to understand what they represent. These ghosts, real or imagined, can come from any and all forms of Canadian Literature: French, Native, Neo-Canadian, traditional and non-traditional. Please submit a 300-word abstract to lee.bessette@gmail.com by May 14th, 2010.

Kilt by kelt shell kithagain with kinagain: Ireland and Scotland 12-14 November, 2010

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Wednesday, March 24, 2010 - 10:16pm
full name / name of organization: 
University of Sunderland, UK / North East Irish Cultural Network

Following the success of the previous seven international Irish Studies conferences, the University of Sunderland, in association with NEICN, is soliciting papers for an interdisciplinary conference, which will run from 12th to 14th November 2010.

International Bernard-Marie Koltès Symposium

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Wednesday, March 24, 2010 - 7:27pm
full name / name of organization: 
7Stages Theater, Atlanta, GA

Conference Announcement for Next Weekend in Atlanta!

The International Koltès Symposium and world premiere of the English translation of Koltès' The Day of Murders in the History of Hamlet, directed by Thierry de Peretti, will take place on April 3-4, 2010.

A few highlights from the weekend:

April 3 International Koltès Symposium 10am - 3pm (12-1, break for lunch)

Alliance Francaise d'Atlanta
Alliance Française
Colony Square Plaza Level
1197 Peachtree St. Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30361
(404)-875-1211
For directions and parking info please go to http://www.afatl.com/ContactUs.htm

Disability and the American South --- SAMLA 2010, Atlanta (11/5/10-11/7/10); Deadline May 1

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Wednesday, March 24, 2010 - 1:50pm
full name / name of organization: 
Scott St. Pierre

Proposals are invited for a panel on disability and the American South at the 2010 South Atlantic Modern Language Association convention in Atlanta. The panel welcomes proposals that examine any aspect of the topic including analysis of fiction, poetry, drama, and film, as well as non-literary materials from all periods. Papers that engage with questions of the intersections between disability and regionalism, metrocentricity, North/South, city/country, as well as race, class, gender, and sexuality are especially encouraged. Work that addresses the theme of this year's conference – the interplay of text and image – is also especially desirable.

1st Global Conference: Making Sense Of Suicide (November 2010: Prague, Czech Republic)

updated: 
Wednesday, March 24, 2010 - 5:57am
full name / name of organization: 
Dr Rob Fisher/Inter-Disciplinary.Net

1st Global Conference
Making Sense Of: Suicide

Friday 5th November – Sunday 7th November 2010
Prague, Czech Republic

Call for Papers
The conference seeks to examine and explore why it is people choose, quite deliberately, to end their own lives – or why it is that people value death more than they value life. Biological, mental, medical, social, economic, religious and other factors will be considered along with an assessment of the contexts within which acts of suicide take place. The 'meaning' of suicide will assessed, particularly in relation to narrative, cultural, and existential influences.

Papers, workshops and presentations are invited on any of the following themes:

[UPDATE] DEADLINE EXTENDED Atlantic World Literacies: Before and After Contact--October 7-9, 2010 (abstracts due APRIL 2, 2010)

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Tuesday, March 23, 2010 - 10:00pm
full name / name of organization: 
Atlantic World Research Network, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
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For this international, interdisciplinary conference, we seek papers that explore how different kinds of literacy, broadly defined, developed around the Atlantic Rim

before the Columbian era; consider the roles of writing, communication, and sign systems in the era of discovery, colonization, and conquest; and/or examine how transatlantic encounters and collisions birthed new literacies and literatures, and transformed existing ones. We will consider aural and visual communication, along with varied metaphorical, cultural, and technological "literacies."

(Re)Constructing the American West -- SAMLA 2010 (11/5-11/7)

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Tuesday, March 23, 2010 - 8:47pm
full name / name of organization: 
SAMLA 2010 (11/5-11/7)
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In his essay "Walking," Henry David Thoreau says, "We go eastward to realize history and study the works of art and literature, retracing the steps of the race; we go westward as into the future, with a spirit of enterprise and adventure." Similarly, in All the King's Men, Robert Penn Warren's protagonist remarks on a trip westward, "For West is where we all plan to go some day." Yet, Warren's west is starkly different from Thoreau's. The myth of the American West has provided a geographical space for philosophers, writers, artists, and filmmakers to interrogate, personal as well as cultural, ambivalence towards the promises of Manifest Destiny, the American Dream, capitalism, individualism, diversity, and community.

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