The Free Exchange Graduate Student Conference at the University of Calgary seeks abstracts for papers for our forthcoming conference on the roles of type in cultural production. We are most interested in work that engages with the topic of this multi-disciplinary conference in original ways, from material print culture to identity politics; from examinations of migration to site-specific textual analysis. Whether questioning existing methods of literary production or engaging with the gender/genre dynamics of cultural production, we embrace vigorous research on the complicated life, mobility, and circulation of text.
University of Wisconsin-Madison Conference in Language and Literature (MADLIT)
English Dept. Graduate Student Conference
March 4-6, 2010
The Graduate Student Association at the University of Wisconsin-Madison English Department is pleased to announce the 6th Annual MadLit Conference. This year's conference, "READING MATERIAL," engages the intersections between literature and material culture.
CALL FOR PROPOSALS:
Caught in the Act: Performance and Performativity is an interdisciplinary graduate conference to be held April 17th at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
For a Jan. 2011 MLA special session sponsored by the T. S. Eliot Society. Violence in Eliot's work and thought--in relation to, e.g., modernity, world war, gender and sexuality, religion, politics, art, or language itself. Please send a 250-word abstract and a short bio by March 4, 2010.
Call for Papers:
8th Annual Concordia University Graduate English Colloquium
Communicating Illness: Diagnosing Disordered States
March 19-20th, 2010, Concordia University, Montreal
DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS EXTENDED TO: January 11, 2010
Submit to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Why do we feel when we read? From catharsis in tragedy to laughter in comedy, many types of art can be categorized by the sensual reaction we have while we experience them. But our understanding of these reactions can at times seem limited to the biological. Our senses do not just perceive the physical; they serve physiologically liminal roles which govern our interactions with the world surrounding us. This conference will investigate both the role of sense in perceiving the textual and the sensory aspects of texts. Topics will include the five physical senses, affect and sensibility, and the ways in which relationships with other people and environments are conducted and understood through the senses.
CFP: ATHE Performance Studies Focus Group Emerging Scholars Panel
The Performance Studies Focus Group at the Association of Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) conference invites submissions of papers for its Emerging Scholars' Panel. The theme of the conference is "Theatre Alive: Theater, Media, and Survival," and it takes place at the Hyatt Century Plaza Hotel, Los Angeles, CA, August 3-6, 2010.
The peer-reviewed Pennsylvania Literary Journal, http://sites.google.com/site/pennsylvaniajournal, is now accepting submissions for the Summer 2010 Special Issue, "New and Old Historical Perspectives on Literature." In the 1980's Stephen Greenblatt developed "New Historicism." Despite H. Aram Veeser's 1989 anthology, The New Historicism, and numerous other publications in this field, one is left puzzled about why a historical examination of literature is "new." Essays should either strive to define new or old historicism, or should practice a historical evaluation of literature.
"Somebody or Something Else": EGSS's 7th Graduate Conference on Performance and Performativity
"I love acting. It is so much more than real life."
Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray
Call for Papers
2010 Marxist Literary Group, Institute on Culture and Society
Special Topic: "The Dialectic"
Deadline for Proposals: February 15, 2010.
The 2010 Marxist Literary Group's Institute on Culture and Society (MLG-ICS) will convene this summer in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada, June 15-20, on the campus of St. Francis Xavier University. The (particularly timely) special topic of the 2010 ICS will be "The Dialectic."
International Federation for Theatre Research
Translation, Adaptation, and Dramaturgy Working Group
World Congress, Munich, 26-31 July 2010
Call for Papers/Participants
Theatrical Production as Collaborative Translation
_In-between_ invites full length articles on _Hamlet_ (four to eight thousand words) which focus on current critical preoccupations with the play in the academy as well as outside of it. Please (i) air-mail one hard copy along with (ii) a copy of your cv if you have one handy, and (iii) email the text of the article along with (iv) a hundred word note for the contributors' column.
Please use any software, double space, single quotes, double quotes for quotes within quotes, outside punctuation, en dash flanked by single space in place of two hyphens, British spelling except, of course, for quoted matter, single space between sentences, no space between paragraphs, and auto-footnotes.
Theatrical Ghosting is an edited collection that brings together a diverse group of scholars who work with different time periods and disciplines, and examine dramatic, theatrical, operatic, and other live performance notions of "ghosting." In contrast to ghost as a character, this book explores ghosting as a device that evolves out of specific genres, performance practices, production technologies, contexts, representations of embodiment, presence, absence, etc. Essays that consider "ghosting" in terms of echo, residue, fragment, temporality, or haunting, are also welcome. In addition to an abstract of 100 words or less, please include a brief bio.
Deadline: February 12, 2010
Conference Dates: March 25-27, 2010
California Baptist University, Riverside, CA