category: theatre

[UPDATE] Atlantic World Literacies: Before and After Contact--October 7-9, 2010 (abstracts due March 22, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Atlantic World Research Network, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
contact email: 
awrn@uncg.edu

For this international, interdisciplinary conference, we seek papers that explore how different kinds of literacy, broadly defined, developed around the Atlantic Rim

[UPDATE] (dis)junctions 2010 graduate conference, April 9-10

full name / name of organization: 
University of California, Riverside
contact email: 
disjunctions2010@gmail.com

The deadline for proposals to the (dis)junctions 2010 graduate conference at the University of California, Riverside has been extended to March 11.

'The Body in Breast Cancer'

full name / name of organization: 
Special Issue of Social Semiotics
contact email: 
specialissuebreast@gmail.com

Call For Papers:
For a Special Issue of Social Semiotics
THE BODY IN BREAST CANCER
Edited by Nadine Ehlers and Shiloh Krupar

From Boardroom to Bijou: Exploring Cinema Distribution and Exhibition (proposals by 30th June 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Post Script: Essays in Film and the Humanities - special issue
contact email: 
dean@deanconrad.com

Post Script: Essays in Film and the Humanities (Texas A & M University-Commerce) welcomes original manuscript submissions for a special issue on cinema distribution and exhibition.

[Update]: Philosophy of Language and Narrative (3/15/10; MLA 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Jami Bartlett
contact email: 
j.bartlett@uci.edu

What can the philosophy of language contribute to narrative theory?

Reimagining Shakespeare: Essay Collection

full name / name of organization: 
Reimagining Shakespeare: Essay Collection
contact email: 
preynolds@uca.edu

The editors of Reimagining Shakespeare invite contributions for an interdisciplinary collection of essays on film adaptations of Shakespeare’s plays.

The Asian Conference on Education - ACE 2010, 02-05 December, Osaka, Japan

full name / name of organization: 
The International Academic Forum
contact email: 
ace@iafor.org

Special Theme: Internationalization or Globalization?

Ethics of Racial Identity

full name / name of organization: 
Adebe DeRango-Adem, PAMLA
contact email: 
adebe_@hotmail.com

PAMLA (Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association) is the western regional affiliate of MLA. The 2010 conference will take place November 13-14 at Chaminade University, Honolulu, Hawaii.

[UPDATE] Spectacle! The Seduction of Illusion

full name / name of organization: 
Crisis Carnival 2010
contact email: 
sdsu.grad.conference@gmail.com

Crisis Carnival 2010: Spectacle! The Seduction of Illusion

What do the Olympic opening ceremony, drag queens, and Shakespeare have in common?

Linguistic theorists such as Judith Butler, Jean Baudrillard, and Guy Debord have all conjectured that we engage daily in performances that obscure the line between illusion and reality. These performances both re-affirm and challenge society’s values, boundaries, and taboos. By analyzing these spectacles, we can question the relationship between performance and the “real,” with the hopes of discovering the motivations behind these seductive visions.

In a society dominated by media constructions of our cultural values, it is more important than ever to evaluate the role that spectacle plays. What is the social significance of illusions – to inspire change, to help us distinguish the values most important to us, or to help us escape?

The goal of this conference will be to bring the conversation into a contemporary context. How are social anxieties personified in the spectacle of monstrosity? What role do today’s avatars, clones, and digital doppelgangers play in our conceptions of our “real” selves? How has the relationship between performance and the real changed since Shakespeare?

Nineteenth-Century American Literatue and Popular Culture

full name / name of organization: 
MPCA/MACA - October 1-3, 2010 - Minneapolis, MN
contact email: 
pprominski@gmail.com
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