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Sustaining Chicago Theatre: Past, Present, Future

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Tuesday, March 9, 2010 - 4:09pm
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Columbia College Chicago

CALL FOR PAPERS

Sustaining Chicago Theatre: Past, Present, and Future

A scholarly symposium presented by the Theatre Department of Columbia College Chicago

– the largest and most diverse private arts and media college in the nation with more than 120 academic programs and nearly 12,500 students.

Dates: May 18-22, 2011

Place: Columbia College, Chicago, IL

"For the poet Carl Sandburg it was the 'City of the Big Shoulders.' Architect Daniel Burnham called it 'the Paris of the Prairies.' That mix of raw energy and refined aestheticism makes Chicago one of the world's great cities—and

the current theatre capital of America."

[UPDATE] Consuming the Past: Library Resources for PGRs - An Interdisciplinary Conference and Training Day

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Tuesday, March 9, 2010 - 11:15am
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Durham, Newcastle and Northumbria Universities

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

Keynote speakers: Dr Matthew Grenby (Newcastle University) and Sean Creighton (independent historian)

Cultural Space and Identity in a Post-Socialist Context (conference: 8-10 September 2010; abstracts: 30 April 2010)

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Monday, March 8, 2010 - 4:44pm
full name / name of organization: 
Barbara Susec Michieli, University of Ljubljana, Academy of Theatre, Radio, Film and Television; S. E. Wilmer, School of Drama, Trinity College, Dublin. Organised in conjunction with STEP – Project on European Theatre Systems.

CULTURAL SPACE AND IDENTITY IN A POST-SOCIALIST CONTEXT
Ljubljana, Slovenia, 8-10 September 2010
University of Ljubljana, Academy of Theatre, Radio, Film and Television
in conjunction with STEP – Project on European Theatre Systems

CALL FOR PAPERS

[UPDATE] Atlantic World Literacies: Before and After Contact--October 7-9, 2010 (abstracts due March 22, 2010)

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Monday, March 8, 2010 - 2:01pm
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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."

[UPDATE] (dis)junctions 2010 graduate conference, April 9-10

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Sunday, March 7, 2010 - 7:46pm
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University of California, Riverside

The deadline for proposals to the (dis)junctions 2010 graduate conference at the University of California, Riverside has been extended to March 11. The general cfp and panel specific cfp's can be found at http://english.ucr.edu/gsea/disjunctions/ . Below is a new panel cfp, not yet posted on the website. Note that the cfp's have not been updated to reflect the new deadline.

This Mad Mad Mad Crisis; Where Will It Take Us Next

'The Body in Breast Cancer'

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Sunday, March 7, 2010 - 4:49pm
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Special Issue of Social Semiotics

Call For Papers:
For a Special Issue of Social Semiotics
THE BODY IN BREAST CANCER
Edited by Nadine Ehlers and Shiloh Krupar

Social Semiotics invites submissions to a special issue "The Body in Breast Cancer" in order to mobilize new critical interventions into the materiality of breast cancer.

From Boardroom to Bijou: Exploring Cinema Distribution and Exhibition (proposals by 30th June 2010)

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Sunday, March 7, 2010 - 4:45am
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Post Script: Essays in Film and the Humanities - special issue
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Post Script: Essays in Film and the Humanities (Texas A & M University-Commerce) welcomes original manuscript submissions for a special issue on cinema distribution and exhibition.

The classic Hollywood studio model had three main strings: production, distribution and exhibition. Less print space has been devoted to scholarship on the latter two, which remain essential to the story of cinema in the United States and the rest of the world. Post Script aims to address this imbalance with a special issue focusing on the business of film distribution and the art of cinema exhibition. Papers, essays, interviews, reviews and other articles on any area of cinema distribution or exhibition are welcome.

[Update]: Philosophy of Language and Narrative (3/15/10; MLA 2011)

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Friday, March 5, 2010 - 12:28pm
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Jami Bartlett
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What can the philosophy of language contribute to narrative theory?

When we ask how a sentence in use expresses the thought that attaches to it, or how descriptions of relations conjure the fictional world that in turn depends upon them, what we are really revealing is the conditions that must obtain if the sentence or relations are to count as meaningful. Each referring term in a narrative carries its truth conditions with it—-a speaker's propositional attitudes or background, her intention, the conventions within which she and the narrative operates, the criteria under which readers can verify, use, translate, or name the object of her sentence—-and as these conditions shift, characters and plots emerge and develop.

Reimagining Shakespeare: Essay Collection

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Friday, March 5, 2010 - 10:05am
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Reimagining Shakespeare: Essay Collection
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The editors of Reimagining Shakespeare invite contributions for an interdisciplinary collection of essays on film adaptations of Shakespeare's plays. We are particularly interested in exploring film adaptations that reimagine, revise, or remodel the worlds of Shakespeare's works. Contributors may choose to address films that radically alter the plays in terms of tone, ideology, or even genre by transforming them into other stand-alone works of art, such as Akira Kurosawa's recasting of King Lear as samurai epic in his 1985 Ran. We also invite considerations of popular updatings of the plays such as Baz Luhrman's 1997 Romeo + Juliet. Further, we welcome essays that focus on the pedagogical opportunities (or challenges) such film adaptations offer.

The Asian Conference on Education - ACE 2010, 02-05 December, Osaka, Japan

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Thursday, March 4, 2010 - 1:13am
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The International Academic Forum
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Special Theme: Internationalization or Globalization?

Education systems across the world are becoming increasingly socially, ethnically and culturally diverse, both as a consequence of globalization and in response to internationalization. The conference theme, "Globalization or internationalization?", has a particular focus on adult, distance and access education, and the organizers encourage submissions that approach this question from a variety of perspectives.

However, the submission of other topics for consideration is welcome and we also encourage sessions within and across a variety of disciplines and fields related to Education, including:

Ethics of Racial Identity

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Thursday, March 4, 2010 - 12:44am
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Adebe DeRango-Adem, PAMLA
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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. Submit proposals online by April 5 at http://www.pamla.org/2010

The Ethics of Racial Identity: PAMLA Special Session

[UPDATE] Spectacle! The Seduction of Illusion

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Wednesday, March 3, 2010 - 9:52pm
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Crisis Carnival 2010

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.

Nineteenth-Century American Literatue and Popular Culture

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Wednesday, March 3, 2010 - 2:48pm
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MPCA/MACA - October 1-3, 2010 - Minneapolis, MN
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The MPCA/ACA is seeking paper proposals that address any aspect of 19th century American popular culture. We are especially interested in papers that focus on literature and/or culture from a specific critical perspective; however, no particular approach is required. Possible topics include (but are not limited to):

- Literature
- Dime novels
- Politics
- Sports
- Religion
- Westward expansion
- Native Americans
- Women in popular culture
- Entertainment
- The Gothic

CFP: Feminism 2010

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Wednesday, March 3, 2010 - 7:51am
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MP: an International Feminist Journal
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MP: Feminism 2010 (Spring Issue) - Deadline April 30, 2010

Feminism 2010: One decade into the new millennium, what have we gained? What have we lost? How do we
shape feminism for the next decade? MP Journal is seeking academic papers, book reviews, and other well-written inquiries on the subject of feminism in the coming decade. Submissions may be in any accepted academic format such as MLA, APA, Legal Bluebook, Chicago Style but must be consistent throughout and thoroughly and carefully edited. They will be considered only with the attachment of a 50 word bio and CV and if submitted before midnight on April 30, 2010

Queer Migration in Literature (MLA Convention in Los Angeles, 1/6-9/2011)

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Tuesday, March 2, 2010 - 4:24pm
full name / name of organization: 
Ed Chamberlain
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CFP for MLA Convention in Los Angeles, 1/6-9/2011 -

In recent years, critics have increasingly considered the role that sexuality plays in matters of migration. To expand on these studies, this panel seeks papers that analyze the intersections of sexuality and border crossing in literature. Essays should ideally examine literature that connects human movement with the lives of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer people. Papers will ideally explore these issues by employing some critical discourse or theory. Please submit 1 page abstracts as Word documents to edachamb@indiana.edu by Saturday March 20th.

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