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Shakespeare: Puzzles, Mysteries, Investigations Postponed

Sunday, January 31, 2010 - 5:17pm
Dr. Duncan Salkeld University of Chichester

Please note the following CHANGE OF DATE.

The 'Shakespeare: Puzzles, Mysteries, Investigations' day conference at the University of Chichester, England, will now take place on Friday 29 October 2010.

A full schedule for the day with details of keynote speakers and those giving short papers will be published shortly.

Enquiries to or

Dr. Duncan Salkeld,
Department of English,
The University of Chichester,
Chichester, UK.

Reminder: CFP (re)performing the Posthuman: a conference on performance arts and posthumanism

Sunday, January 31, 2010 - 4:32pm
University of Sussex, Brighton, UK

Dear all,

This is a reminder for (re)Performing the Posthuman - a conference on
performance arts and posthumanism, taking place at the University of
Sussex, 21-22 May 2010.
We are now pleased to announce all three keynote speakers and an exciting
hi-tech conference venue. The deadline for proposals is February 15th 2010.
In addition to proposals for papers and presentations, we would like to
invite people to propose performances (in first and/or second life),
compositions, video work, etc.
Please see the call for papers below for more information:

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

Saturday, January 30, 2010 - 3:25pm
Atlantic World Research Network, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

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."

2nd Global Conference: Villains and Villainy (September 2010: Oxford, United Kingdom)

Friday, January 29, 2010 - 5:49am
Dr Rob Fisher/Inter-Disciplinary.Net

2nd Global Conference
Villains and Villainy

Tuesday 14th September – Thursday 16th September 2010
Oriel College, Oxford

Call for Papers
The hero may always get the bad guy but the bad guys always grab our attention first. Bad guys – both male and female – are almost always the more interesting characters in a tale, whether told via song, film, folktale, novel, theatre, myth, television (live action or animated), or urban legend. Villains can devise and implement or commit their acts of villainy either by their innate sheer genius or employing the dark arts of black magic.

"Two for One--When the Same Person Writes the Words and the Music"

Thursday, January 28, 2010 - 11:06pm
Lyrica Society for Word-Music Relations

This session will feature papers about single individuals who wrote both the words and the music for their compositions. The list of potential subjects is vast, from Euripides to Hildegard of Bingen to Richard Wagner to Cole Porter to John Lennon, with many more possibilities from both before and after the listed names. The papers can address compositional process, training in both fields, comparative strengths and weaknesses in words and music, etc.

Send proposals of 250 words to Jeff Dailey ( by March 15, 2010.

4th Global Conference: Fear, Horror and Terror (September 2010: Oxford, United Kingdom)

Thursday, January 28, 2010 - 5:51am
Dr Rob Fisher/Inter-Disciplinary.Net

4th Global Conference
Fear, Horror and Terror

Saturday 11th September 2010 – Monday 13th September 2010
Oriel College, Oxford

Call for Papers
This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary conference seeks to examine and explore issues which lie at the interface of fear, horror and terror. In particular the project is interested in investigating the various contexts of fear, horror and terror, and assessing issues surrounding the artistic, cinematic, literary, moral, social, (geo)political, philosophical, psychological and religious significance of them, both individually and together.

International Conference on Comparative Literature: The Wounded Body in Literature (Abstracts due: March 15, 2010)

Wednesday, January 27, 2010 - 9:16pm
Department of English, Soochow University, Taipei Taiwan

International Conference on Comparative Literature
Conference Theme: The Wounded Body in Literature

Host: Department of English, Soochow University
Venue: Soochow University (Waishuanghsi Campus) , Taipei, Taiwan
Date: November 20, 2010

An almost obsessive interest in the human body in literary and psychological theory over the past ten years has explored not just the physical body but the body as metaphor, political emblem, social construction, and symptom.