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Call for Participants: ATHE Theory and Criticism Book Discussion Roundtable on Peggy Phelan's Unmarked

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Friday, September 11, 2009 - 9:51am
Association for Theatre in Higher Education (Theory and Criticism Focus Group)

The Theory and Criticism Focus Group of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) invites participants to join its second annual book discussion roundtable, to be held at the Hyatt Regency Century City in Los Angeles, August 3-6, 2010. The overall conference theme, "Theatre Alive: Theatre, Media, and Survival," advocates understanding the intersections between the live and the mediated, and so in keeping with this year's theme, we will discuss Peggy Phelan's 1993 classic text *Unmarked: The Politics of Performance.*

Lying, Cheating, and Dissimulation: Theorizing Deceit

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Thursday, September 10, 2009 - 7:49pm
Pivot: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies and Thought

LYING, CHEATING, AND DISSIMULATION: THEORIZING DECEIT

The Inaugural Issue of Pivot: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies and Thought

Published by the Graduate Program in English at York University

York University's Graduate Program in English is pleased to announce the inaugural issue of Pivot, a newly established online scholarly journal dedicated to fostering interdisciplinary work in the humanities. Pivot is a biannual, peer-reviewed publication committed to publishing outstanding work by emerging as well as established academics. Each issue will cohere around a particular topic or theme, illuminating the intersections and divergences of different disciplinary and methodological approaches to a given object of study.

Black Theater Association CFP, ATHE 2010, Los Angeles

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Thursday, September 10, 2009 - 3:58pm
Black Theater Association

CALL FOR PAPERS: ATHE 2010
August 3-August 6, 2010
Los Angeles, CA

The Black Theatre Association (BTA), a Focus Group of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE), invites complete panel proposals and individual abstracts for ATHE's 2010 conference.

In light of the conference theme, "Theatre Alive: Theatre, Media and Survival" BTA is particularly interested in panels that consider new teaching and research methodologies for Black theater in the United States and abroad. Possible panel topics include (but are not limited to) the following:

[UPDATE] CFP Seventh Annual Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies Graduate Conference

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Wednesday, September 9, 2009 - 11:58pm
Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies - University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Dear Graduate Program Directors and Administrators:

Following is an announcement for the Seventh Annual Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies Graduate Conference. Please distribute this and the following CFP to any students who may be interested in submitting an abstract.

Frances Hodgson Burnett's THE SECRET GARDEN AT 100 1/10/2010

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Wednesday, September 9, 2009 - 7:50am
Joe Sutliff Sanders and Jackie C. Horne

Call for Papers: Frances Hodgson Burnett's The Secret Garden at 100

In honor of the 100th anniversary of Frances Hodgson Burnett's The Secret Garden, Jackie C. Horne and Joe Sutliff Sanders are soliciting essays for a proposed volume in the Children's Literature Association's Centennial Studies Series. The series seeks to reexamine children's classics from a contemporary perspective. All critical and theoretical approaches are welcome. Possible topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

11/12-13 Home/sickness: Desire, Decay, and the Seduction of Nostalgia

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Tuesday, September 8, 2009 - 11:24pm
English Graduate Organization at University of Florida

The University of Florida's 9th annual English Graduate Organization conference will explore nostalgia, focusing on the contradictory relations among desires for recovered pasts as well as deliberate attempts to manipulate the present through representations of the past. Of particular interest will be the extent to which both nostalgia and the desire for utopia are linked to historical trauma, as textual manifestations of an extratextual cause.

African and African Diaspora Studies (AADS) Dissertation Fellowship - Due Friday, December 18, 2009

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Tuesday, September 8, 2009 - 1:35pm
African and African Diaspora Studies (AADS) Program, Boston College

Boston College's African and African Diaspora Studies Program (AADS) is proud to announce the inaugural year of its dissertation fellowship competition. Scholars working in any discipline in the Humanities or Social Sciences with projects focusing on any topic within African and/or African Diaspora Studies are eligible. We seek applicants pursuing innovative, preferably comparative, projects in dialogue with critical issues and trends within the field.

This 2010/2011 fellowship includes a $30,000 stipend, health insurance, a $1,500 research budget, and a fully equipped office. The fellow must remain in residence for the 9-month academic year, deliver one public lecture, and teach one seminar course.

Feb 2010 North Georgia Arts and Letters Conference

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Monday, September 7, 2009 - 8:15pm
North Georgia College and State University

North Georgia Arts and Letters Conference 2010:
What are the potential benefits and challenges of the growing relationship between the United States and China?

Myth & Fairy Tale Pop Culture

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Monday, September 7, 2009 - 6:07pm
Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Associations 31st Annual Conference

Myth and Fairy Tale Call for Papers

Abstract/Proposals by 15 December 2009

Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Associations 31st Annual Conference
Albuquerque, NM February 10-13 2010

Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: 1.505.842.1234
Fax: 1.505.766.6710

Panels now forming on topics related to all areas of myth and fairy tale and their connections to popular culture.

Poe and the Writers and Artists of New England

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Sunday, September 6, 2009 - 11:05pm
University of Massachusetts Amherst

Poe and the Writers and Artists of New England, a conference combining scholarly papers with readings and talks by writers and artists, October 29-31, 2009, University of Massachusetts Amherst. Proposals are invited for presentations on topics such as Poe's relationship to New England literary, fantasy, horror, science fiction and mystery and detective writers and works, works of art, music and poetry by New England writers, artists and composers, including classic, folk and rock music, Gothic literature and the Goth subculture, Poe's New England connections and experiences, his relationship to his contemporaries in New England, or New England literary, folkloristic or historical events and traditions that influenced his work.

Nightmare - UCL English Graduate Conference March 2010

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Sunday, September 6, 2009 - 12:12pm
Department of English, University College London/Institute of English Studies, University of London

The 2010 Ucl English Graduate Society Conference seeks to address ideas of nightmare, in all their myriad forms. We would like to draw together work from a range of disciplines including but not limited to literature, art history, philosophy, classics, neuroscience, music, history, psychology, architecture and politics, in order to consider perceptions, representations and implications of nightmare throughout the ages.

Keynote speakers to be announced.

"Have you ever noticed that there is never any third act of a nightmare? They bring you to a climax of terror and then leave you there. They are the work of poor dramatists." (Max Beerbohm)

"The traditions of the dead generations weigh like a nightmare upon the living." (Karl Marx)

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