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CFP: Puppetry International/ The Marionette; deadline Dec. 1

Thursday, November 12, 2009 - 10:07am
Dassia Posner/ Puppetry International

Puppetry International magazine seeks articles for our upcoming issue (#27), the theme of which is the Marionette. We are looking for brief essays (2,000 words including notes and bibliography) about puppets worked from above by strings, rods, cables or other means. We are interested in articles that address topics such as the following: What are the performance effects of mixing marionettes and actors? What special issues are germane to the design and manipulation of marionettes? How do unique marionette traditions (Opera dei Pupi, Kathputli, etc.) emerge from their cultures or influence the cultures in which they have developed? What are new movements and innovations in the world of marionettes -- including technology?

CFP: International Association for Philosophy and Literature

Thursday, November 12, 2009 - 1:14am
International Association for Philosophy and Literature

Call for Papers and Proposed Sessions
34th Annual Conference
The International Association for Philosophy and Literature
to be held at the University of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada,
24-30 May 2010
Topic: CULTURES OF DIFFERENCES: national / indigenous / historical

For submissions and more information, please visit
Deadline for Submissions: 30 November 2009.

[UPDATE] Visual Arts in the 21st Century

Wednesday, November 11, 2009 - 8:47am
Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities

In the wake of the digital revolution and globalisation policies the whole world is witnessing formation of certain conditions which are having and will continue to have tremendous impact on the production, reproduction, access, dissemination and appreciation of visual arts. While the old art forms and artworks are being revisited and reproduced in wholly new ways and for a variety of purposes, new types in the forms of digital arts are surfacing not only on the internet but also every place of our visual culture. The place and workplace of the artist also has undergone a radical change.

Paths of Progress (?)

Wednesday, November 11, 2009 - 12:36am
California State University, Northridge - Associated Graduate Students of English

In historical periods of intense political unrest or in calls for social reformation, the written word has encompassed the energy and fervor of such revolutionary moments. From the political pamphlets distributed during the French Revolution to the Industrial Revolution that marked a monumental shift in the United States and around the world in regards to labor laws and technological advancements, the idea of "progress" and pushing social expectations forward into a new mode of thought has permeated our culture for centuries. However, as scholars sit in the 21st century and contemplate the social reforms of the past, how do we recognize this notion of "progress"?

CFP - Glossator: Practice and Theory of the Commentary (March 2010)

Tuesday, November 10, 2009 - 7:23am
Nicola Masciandaro, CUNY


The editors of Glossator: Practice and Theory of the Commentary ( invite submissions of COMMENTARIES for the next open issue, Fall 2010. Essays and articles relating to commentary will also be considered.

ACLA: Allegories of Language (New Orleans 1-4 April 2010; abstract by 11/13)

Monday, November 9, 2009 - 4:13pm
American Comparative Literature Association

Allegory has long been situated in a metaphorical-metaphysical scheme that presumes a hierarchical relationship between word and meaning. One way to rethink this relationship is to consider allegory as intrinsic to language itself (rather than as some meaning located outside of language) and how this view might challenge a hierarchical structure of reference. By bracketing this hierarchical relationship, we can consider the allegory of language itself. Allegory enables one to say two things at once, what one says in words and what one says other than in words. Allegory thus speaks a language that is also other to itself.

Festivals and Faires Call for Chapter-Length Articles for New Book

Monday, November 9, 2009 - 3:44pm
Culture/Counter-Culture: Festivals and Faires in America; Kimberly Tony Korol-Evans, Editor

This book, which began with papers from the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association Annual Joint Conference, seeks to explore the cultural aspects of festivals and fairs in the United States. The specific focus of the book is to examine how particular festivals and fairs reflect culture, counter-culture, or sub-culture in America. This project includes not only contemporary American festivals, but historical ones as well.
Please submit any questions and a 250-word abstract of your proposed chapter to:

Beckett Between Conference February 20-21st 2010, Paris

Monday, November 9, 2009 - 6:44am
Ecole Normale Superieure de Paris

Beckett Between

Call for Papers for École Normale Supérieure Paris International Conference, 2010

Conference Date: 20-21 February 2010
Locations: École Normale Supérieure and Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris