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Terror and the Inhuman Conference-- Providence, RI (October 25-27, 2012)

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Tuesday, May 1, 2012 - 1:57pm
Department of Modern Culture and Media, Brown University

Call for Papers [Deadline: June 30, 2012]
Terror and the Inhuman Conference
Brown University
Department of Modern Culture and Media

Providence, Rhode Island
October 25 - 27, 2012

Keynote Lectures to be delivered by:
Adriana Cavarero (University of Verona)
Jared Sexton (University of California, Irvine)

The influence of Tony Kushner on 21st Century Dramatists

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Tuesday, May 1, 2012 - 11:59am
David Garrett Izzo Shaw University

Almost twenty years ago Tony Kushner raised the rafters with his epic Angels in America and this gave just cause for playwrights to recognize that Kushner was now the new benchmark and, as Arthur Miller said, attention must be paid. The HBO televised Angels gave many admirers and aspirers an opportunity to see the play more so than even its many nationwide productions. The influence of Kushner and his plays has reached into the context and subtext of a mindset that reconsidered what plays can do as art, and as socio-political activism reflected in both traditional and tradition-defying new drama.

[UPDATE] "Circulations of/in Cinema" Toulouse, France June 17-19, 2013 DATE MODIFIED

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Monday, April 30, 2012 - 7:44pm
University of Toulouse, France

Call for papers "Circulations of/in Cinema"

Université de Toulouse II - Le Mirail, France

June 17-19, 2013 UPDATE / DATE MODIFIED

In 1958, André Bazin asked: "What is cinema"? One of his objectives was to define the ontological specificity of the cinematographic art. In the following decades, this fundamental question was taken up and amplified. There were many answers to that initial question: most of them focused on the relation between screen and spectator. Today, in an era of digital images, with the democratization of cinematographic practices, in terms both of production and reception, it seems important to return to a definition of cinema in its technical specificity. One could approach the subject from three angles:

CFP: Zizek and Performance - Expressions of Interest by 11 June 2012

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Monday, April 30, 2012 - 10:46am
Alex Mangold / Aberystwyth University, Broderick Chow / Brunel University

Expressions of interest are invited from scholars across the humanities interested in philosophy, theatre and performance to contribute to an edited volume on:

"Žižek and Performance"

CALL FOR PAPERS: NTU Studies in Language and Literature

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Monday, April 30, 2012 - 4:26am
Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, National Taiwan University

NTU Studies in Language and Literature is a refereed journal of literature and culture published biannually (in June and December) by the National Taiwan University Press for the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, National Taiwan University. Devoted to generating intellectual and trans-cultural dialogues, NTU Studies in Language and Literature welcomes original submissions from all over the world dealing with literary and related texts and informed by theoretical, interdisciplinary, or comparative perspectives or approaches. Reviews, review essays, and commentaries on recent debates and controversies are also welcome.

Call for Submissions Issue 2

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Sunday, April 29, 2012 - 10:50am
Journal of Literature and Trauma Studies

You learned the concept 'pain' when you learned language

Ludwig Wittgenstein

The Journal of Literature and Trauma Studies is pleased to announce its second call for submissions for the Autumn issue (JLTS issue 2). The Journal is a bi-annual peer reviewed academic publication, accessible on JSTOR and MUSE and available in both electronic and hardcopy formats. The first issue on 'tragedy and trauma' is about to appear and the Editorial Board is now seeking quality submissions from interested researchers, scholars and writers working in the interrelated fields of literature, trauma and memory studies.

Undead in the West II: They Just Keep Coming (Publication)

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Sunday, April 29, 2012 - 8:07am
Cynthia J. Miller

Undead in the West II: They Just Keep Coming (publication)

The frontier has long been framed as a landscape of life and death, but few scholarly works have ventured into the realm where the two become one, to explore portrayals of the Undead in the West – the zombies, vampires, mummies, and others that have lumbered, crept, shambled, and swooped into the Western from other genres. This sub-genre, while largely a post-1990 phenomenon, traces it roots to much deeper hybrid traditions of Westerns and horror or science fiction, and yet, also shows ties to the recent Western renaissance.

Object Theatre Issue of The Puppet Notebook

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Friday, April 27, 2012 - 9:07am
Shaun May, Puppet Notebook & Central School of Speech and Drama

Everyday objects are increasingly being animated by performers in contemporary theatre, community arts and puppet shows but very little has been written about object theatre as a separate discipline. This issue of the Puppet Notebook will provide a platform for discussion about what object theatre is, its relationship to puppetry and its history. 

MAPACA - Theatre/Dance/Performance Studies - Conference in Pittsburgh, November 1-3

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Thursday, April 26, 2012 - 2:06pm
Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association

We welcome submissions for presentations and panels relating to theatre, dance, and performance in popular culture, including theatrical productions; dramatic text and playwriting; modes of performance; actors and acting; theatre and dance history; non-traditional performance; political theatre; and performance as seen in ritual and everyday life.

The Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association (MAPACA) is an inclusive professional organization dedicated to the study of popular and American culture in all their multidisciplinary manifestations. We welcome proposals for presentations and panel discussions from established academics and scholars, graduate students in the field, or independent scholars.

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