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[UPDATE] - Grad Colloquium: Martyred Bodies and Religious Communities in Medieval and Early Modern Europe - CFP ext. to 13 Jan.

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Monday, January 4, 2010 - 4:17pm
Medieval and Early Modner Institute

A CALL FOR PAPERS
"MARTYRED BODIES AND RELIGIOUS COMMUNITIES IN MEDIEVAL AND EARLY MODERN EUROPE"

THE 6TH ANNUAL INTERDISCIPLINARY GRADUATE STUDENT COLLOQUIUM HOSTED BY THE MEDIEVAL AND EARLY MODERN INSTITUTE (MEMI) AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA
FEBRUARY 26-27, 2010
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: JANUARY 3, 2010 (EXTENDED TO JANUARY 13, 2010)

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: TODD OLSON, ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR IN THE DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY OF ART AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY. DR. OLSON IS CURRENTLY WORKING ON A BOOK ENTITLED CARAVAGGIO'S PITIFUL RELICS: PAINTING HISTORY AFTER ICONOCLASM.

[UPDATE] Martyred Bodies and Religious Communities in Medieval and Early Modern Europe

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Monday, January 4, 2010 - 1:31pm
The Medieval and Early Modern Institute / University of Alberta

A CALL FOR PAPERS
"MARTYRED BODIES AND RELIGIOUS COMMUNITIES IN MEDIEVAL AND EARLY MODERN EUROPE"

THE 6TH ANNUAL INTERDISCIPLINARY GRADUATE STUDENT COLLOQUIUM HOSTED BY THE MEDIEVAL AND EARLY MODERN INSTITUTE (MEMI) AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA
FEBRUARY 26-27, 2010
NEW EXTENDED DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: JANUARY 13, 2010

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: TODD OLSON, ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR IN THE DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY OF ART AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY. DR. OLSON IS CURRENTLY WORKING ON A BOOK ENTITLED CARAVAGGIO'S PITIFUL RELICS: PAINTING HISTORY AFTER ICONOCLASM.

Moving Type: Consequence in Cultural Production

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Monday, January 4, 2010 - 12:10pm
Free Exchange Conference English Department, University of Calgary

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.

Reading Material: Textual and Cultural Objects // March 4-6 // Proposals due 1/10

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Monday, January 4, 2010 - 12:14am
University of Wisconsin-Madison English Graduate Student Association

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.

T. S. Eliot and Violence (MLA 2011; proposal deadline 4 Mar. 2010)

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Saturday, January 2, 2010 - 10:21pm
David Chinitz, for the T. S. Eliot Society

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.

Making Sense: Thinking & Feeling Texts. April 15-17, 2010

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Saturday, January 2, 2010 - 4:00pm
The University of Virginia Department of English

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 Emerging Scholars Panel

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Saturday, January 2, 2010 - 9:54am
Performance Studies Focus Group - Association for Theatre in Higher Education

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.

Pennsylvania Literary Journal - March 25 Deadline

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Thursday, December 31, 2009 - 7:17pm
"New and Old Historical Perspectives on Literature"/ Pennsylvania Literary Journal

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.

[UPDATE: extended deadline to January 15th] Performance and Performativity

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Thursday, December 31, 2009 - 5:35pm
Université de Montréal: English Graduate Student Society (EGSS)

"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

2010 MLG Institute on Culture and Society, June 14-20, 2010, St. Francis Xavier University, Nova Scotia, Canada (02/15/2010

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Tuesday, December 29, 2009 - 6:06pm
Marxist Literary Group

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."

Theatrical Production as Collaborative Translation

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Thursday, December 24, 2009 - 6:53pm
International Federation for Theatre Research (IFTR/FIRT)

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

UPDATE: Shakespeare: _Hamlet_ Due March 31, 2010

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Thursday, December 24, 2009 - 10:23am
In-between: Essays & Studies in Literary Criticism

_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.

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