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Spectacles of Alienation: Deconstructing the Theatrical in Contemporary Culture (deadline 9/30/2012)

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Monday, June 4, 2012 - 12:28pm
NeMLA (March 21-24, 2013)

This panel explores the tension between the theatrical and the anti-theatrical in contemporary culture. From the increasing ubiquity of performance art in mainstream theatre to the public spectacle of the political protest, this panel solicits papers that asks what role theatre plays in a world that blurs the boundaries between social ritual and performative fiction. We welcome papers that address political performance as well as studies of aesthetic practice in modern theatre. Send abstracts of less than 250 words to LGeddes@adelphi.edu by September 30, 2012.

Silent film sound: history, theory and practice, February 22–23, 2013

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Monday, June 4, 2012 - 11:45am
Christian Albrechts University Kiel, Germany in collaboration with Kiel Society for Film Music Research

We are pleased to invite proposals for papers in the broad theme "Silent film sound: history, theory and practice", to be presented at a conference of the same name on February 22 - 23 at the Christian Albrechts University Kiel.

[UPDATE] - Literature After 9/11

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Monday, June 4, 2012 - 11:29am
SAMLA 2012 - Victoria M. Bryan

**DEADLINE*EXTENSION** Deadline is now July 1st.

Very quickly after September 11, 2001, fiction writers were asked to responding to the attacks. Various writers' reactions were expected and anxiously awaited while other authors were harshly criticized for their decisions to represent the events of the day, respond to the resulting trauma, or criticize the causes/motivations behind such tragedy.

"Protean Shakespeare: Adapting, Tradapting, Performing Early Modern Plays" , (10/1/12-06/26-29/13), Montpellier, France

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Monday, June 4, 2012 - 11:18am
European Shakespeare Research Association

CFP:Panel: "Protean Shakespeare: Adapting, Tradapting, Performing Early Modern Plays"
Montpellier University, France, 26-29 June 2013
European Shakespeare Research Association International Colloquium

Convenors:
Pavel Drábek, Masaryk University
Pascale Drouet, University of Poitiers
Nathalie Rivere de Carles, University of Toulouse

CfP: Forum Issue 15 IMITATION AND REPETITION. Submissions due by 24th September 2012.

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Monday, June 4, 2012 - 11:16am
FORUM – University of Edinburgh Postgraduate Journal of Culture and the Arts

*Forum: Issue 15, Imitation and Repetition*
http://www.forumjournal.org/site/cfp

For the winter issue of FORUM, a peer-reviewed postgraduate journal based at the University of Edinburgh, we are seeking submissions from a range of disciplines relating to the arts or culture that consider the topic of IMITATION AND REPETITION.

CfP: Forum Issue 15 IMITATION AND REPETITION. Submissions due by 24th September 2012.

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Monday, June 4, 2012 - 11:15am
FORUM – University of Edinburgh Postgraduate Journal of Culture and the Arts

*Forum: Issue 15, Imitation and Repetition*
http://www.forumjournal.org/site/cfp

For the winter issue of FORUM, a peer-reviewed postgraduate journal based at the University of Edinburgh, we are seeking submissions from a range of disciplines relating to the arts or culture that consider the topic of IMITATION AND REPETITION.

Prisons and Punishment in American Culture (NeMLA)

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Sunday, June 3, 2012 - 8:24pm
Northeast Modern Language Association

Call for Papers
Prisons and Punishment in American Culture (roundtable)

44th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 21-24, 2013
Boston, Massachusetts
Host Institution: Tufts University

[UPDATE AND EXTENSION] 'FOUR-FOOTED ACTORS: LIVE ANIMALS ON THE STAGE'

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Sunday, June 3, 2012 - 2:36pm
Ignacio Ramos Gay / Universidad de Valencia (Spain)

The aim of this conference is to explore the role of live animals on the stage, from the early modern era to the present time. Papers dealing with visual or textual representations of performing animals, typologies of animals in the theatre, the hybridisation of the drama with the circus, the zoo and the cinema, as well as the semiotic transfer of animal roles from the text to the stage are particularly welcome. Corollary topics may also include, but are not limited to:

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