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Contemporary British Theatre: Towards a New Canon, 16 October 2010, Birmingham UK

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Friday, December 18, 2009 - 12:28pm
Dr Vicky Angelaki / Birmingham City University

Contemporary British Theatre: Towards a New Canon
16/10/2010

Hosted by the School of English, Birmingham City University

Confirmed speakers include:
Prof. Dan Rebellato (Royal Holloway, University of London)
Dr Chris Megson (Royal Holloway, University of London)
Dr Graham Saunders (University of Reading)
Dr Aleks Sierz (Rose Bruford College, Boston University London branch)

[EXTENDED DEADLINE] An die Freude: Approaching "happiness" in German contexts

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Friday, December 18, 2009 - 11:02am
University Of Virginia

Call for Papers
(EXTENDED DEADLINE)
The Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures and the Corcoran Department of History of the University of Virginia present

The 17th Annual German Graduate Studies Conference
An die Freude: Approaching "happiness" in German contexts
February 26-28, 2010
Keynote Speaker: Professor Jeffrey High
(California State University, Long Beach)

[UPDATE] DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 4 JANUARY 2010 for Conference 31 March-3 April 2010

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Thursday, December 17, 2009 - 4:39pm
Popular Culture Conference: Festivals and Faires Area

The Festivals and Faires Area of the Popular Culture Association announces an extension of the deadline to apply for the 31 March-3 April 2010 Conference in St. Louis, MO to 4 January 2010.

The Festivals and Faires Area seeks papers from any area of study on festivity and culture. All topics are welcome, but of special interest this year are the following:

1. St. Louis festivals and faires;
2. Burning Man;
3. Renaissance festivals.

Please send 250-word abstract and contact information to:

DrKTKorolEvans@yahoo.com.

[UPDATE] CFP— "The Sixties: The Culture, the Movements, and the Summer of Love" EXTENDED DEADLINE- Dec. 31, 2009

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Thursday, December 17, 2009 - 10:37am
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Annual National Conference

Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Annual National Conference
Wednesday, March 31 through Saturday, April 3, 2010
Renaissance Grand Hotel—St. Louis
St. Louis MO

Extended Submission Deadline: December 31, 2009

The Sixties Area of the Popular Culture Association welcomes submissions on any aspect of the decade. Topics of interest might include, but are not limited to:

[UPDATE] NEXUS 2010--Trauma and Testimony

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Wednesday, December 16, 2009 - 11:23pm
NEXUS

NEXUS—An Interdisciplinary Conference
Trauma and Testimony
University of Tennessee-Knoxville
Thursday, March 18-Saturday, March 20, 2010
Web Address: http://web.utk.edu/~nexus

Plenary Speakers: Cathy Caruth (Emory Univeristy) and Julia Levine

Shakespeare Quarterly: Shakespeare and Performance (1/2011)

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Wednesday, December 16, 2009 - 2:19pm
Sarah Werner / Folger Shakespeare Library

The study of Shakespeare and performance has grown rapidly in recent years, and now encompasses the examination of different periods, cultures, and media. This special issue of Shakespeare Quarterly solicits submissions examining why we study performance and how we study performance. What are the important issues facing the study of Shakespeare and performance today? How might such study differ from the study of other categories of performance? How might it differ from other studies of Shakespeare? Essays might take as their focus a particular production, theatrical practice, or performer; they might also focus on theories of performance, either as a creative practice or as a field of interpretation.

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

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Wednesday, December 16, 2009 - 12:02am
University of Wisconsin-Madison English Graduate Student Association

Reading Material: Textual and Cultural Objects

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.

Space and Place in Early Modern English drama

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Tuesday, December 15, 2009 - 1:25pm
Essay collection

After a very successful conference entitled "Early Modern Dramatic and Literary Spaces" at California State University, Long Beach this past November, the organizers are proposing a collection of essays. (Conference program and details are still available at www.csulb.edu/centers/med-ren)

Gender Across Borders IV: Globalisms (April 2-3, 2010)

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Tuesday, December 15, 2009 - 1:16pm
Institute for Research and Education on Women and Gender

CONFERENCE WEBSITE: genderin.buffalo.edu/genderacrossborders.php

CALL FOR PAPERS:
Gender Across Borders is a biennial forum for the interdisciplinary study and discussion of women and gender where scholars in fields ranging from the health sciences to comparative literature meet to share their research and work. Our theme for the 2010 conference is "Globalisms."

Turning on Rights: Politics, Performance, and the Text April 16-17, 2010 University at Albany Keynote Speaker: Joseph Slaughter

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Monday, December 14, 2009 - 11:59am
University at Albany, SUNY English Graduate Student Organization

"We must more than ever stand on the side of human rights. We need human rights. We are in need of them and they are in need, for there is always a lack, a shortfall, a falling short, an insufficiency; human rights are never sufficient." (Jacques Derrida, Philosophy in a Time of Terror)

If human rights are insufficient yet necessary, we must then ask what to do with "rights." This conference will explore historical and theoretical definitions, constructions, and performative notions of rights. How do texts challenge predominant conceptual narratives of rights? In what ways does literature explore notions of rights outside of the juridical realm? Can we have a discourse on rights that exceeds the anthropomorphic field?

[UPDATE] Exploring the Edge of Trauma, 13 - 16 May 2010. Deadline for abstracts 5 January 2010

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Monday, December 14, 2009 - 11:10am
Kingston University in association with McMaster University

EXPLORING THE EDGE OF TRAUMA

13 May to 16 May 2010
West Dean Conference Centre , West Dean College, West Dean, Chichester, PO18 0QZ

The 7th Cultural Intersections International Colloquium, presented by:
-Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Kingston University, London, UK
-Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture, Kingston University, London, UK
-Department of Languages and Linguistics, McMaster University, Ontario, Canada

Colloquium organisers: Professor Fran Lloyd, Professor Lieve Spaas

"The Body in Breast Cancer" special issue journal call for papers (1 Oct 2010)

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Monday, December 14, 2009 - 9:26am
Nadine Ehlers and Shiloh Krupar / Georgetown University / Women's and Gender Studies, Geography

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.

Seeking book editors for Rodopi's Dialogue series

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Sunday, December 13, 2009 - 7:37pm
Michael J. Myer

As senior editor of Rodopi's Dialogue Series, I am looking for individuals who might want to serve as editors for forthcoming volumes -- so far seven volumes have appeared in the series and several more are underway -- we do like to find qualified individuals who can meet a 2-3 year deadline in getting out a book of essays You may check the rodopi website to see what has currently been published. Volumes will be forthcoming in 2010 on Waiting for Godot,Wise Blood, Woman Hollering Creek and The Good Soldier. Please send a proposal along with your CV and a cover letter telling which classic work of literature you are interested in and why you are qualified to undertake the role of editor.

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