category: theatre

[UPDATE] Spectacle! The Seduction of Illusion

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Crisis Carnival 2010
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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?

Nineteenth-Century American Literatue and Popular Culture

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MPCA/MACA - October 1-3, 2010 - Minneapolis, MN
contact email: 
pprominski@gmail.com

CFP: Feminism 2010

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MP: an International Feminist Journal
contact email: 
lynda_hinkle@yahoo.com

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

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

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Ed Chamberlain
contact email: 
edachamb@indiana.edu

CFP for MLA Convention in Los Angeles, 1/6-9/2011 -

[UPDATE] Disabling the Renaissance: Recovering Early Modern Disability (ABSTRACTS: April 1, 2010)

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Allison P. Hobgood (Willamette University)/ David Houston Wood (Northern Michigan University), eds.
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ahobgood@willamette.edu, dwood@nmu.edu

*Call for Papers: Collected Volume of Essays on Early Modern Disability*

Abstract: 500 words (Due Date: April 1, 2010)

Editors: Allison P. Hobgood and David Houston Wood

[UPDATE] Derrida and Queer Theory? (MLA, 6-9 Jan 2011 in Los Angeles - DEADLINE EXTENDED 20 March 2010)

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MLA 2011
contact email: 
christianhite@gmail.com

Seeking papers that address some aspect of this (im)possible articulation in celebration (anticipation) of Michael O'Rourke's upcoming book, DERRIDA AND QUEER THEORY.

Multicultural Voices in Literature and the Arts of the 1920s

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The McCleary Interdisplinary Symposium
contact email: 
Saldivar_rx@tsu.edu

The Department of English at Texas Southern University will host the 12th Annual Interdisciplinary McCleary Symposium, March 25-26, 2010, in Houston, Texas.

Harold Pinter Society Panels

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Midwest Modern Language Association
contact email: 
roof12@comcast.net

The Harold Pinter Society invites 250-word abstracts for consideration for inclusion in the Pinter panels of the 2010 Midwest Modern Language Association (M/MLA) annual conference (November 4-7, Chica

"[UPDATE]“RE-IMAGINING AFRICA: CREATIVE CROSSINGS” special issue ANGLISTICA A.I.O.N. AN INTERDISCIPLINARY JOURNAL 15 June 2010

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University of Naples L'Orientale
contact email: 
sgikandi@Princeton.edu, fjwilkinson@alice.it, anglistica@unior.it

Submissions are invited for publication in “Re-imagining Africa: Creative Crossings” edited by Simon Gikandi (sgikandi@Princeton.EDU) and Jane Wilkinson (fjwilkinson@alice.it).

"Unity in Diversity" International Conference on the niche Areas in Commonwealth Linguistics, Literature 21-24 October 2010

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English Department, University of Szczecin, Poland
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info@uidconference.com

International Conference "Unity in Diversity" on the Niche Areas in Commonwealth Linguistics, Literature and Culture

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