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[UPDATE] Science/Fiction: Deadline 1st August 2012

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Tuesday, May 8, 2012 - 7:54am
Excursions Journal, University of Sussex Doctoral School

Science must begin with myths, and with the criticism of myths.'
Karl Popper, Conjectures and Refutations: The Growth of Scientific Knowledge (1963. London: Routledge, 2002), 66.

'Arts research needs to change direction, to look outwards, and investigate the audience not the texts. It needs to link up with sociology and psychology and public health, and create a body of knowledge about what the arts actually do to people. Until that happens, we cannot even pretend that we are taking the arts seriously.'
John Carey, What Good Are the Arts? (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006), 167.

[UPDATE] Final cfp for CWWA-FWSA conference

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Monday, May 7, 2012 - 11:26am
Feminist and Women's Studies Association/Contemporary Women's Writing Association

Feminism in Academia: An Age of Austerity?
Current Issues and Future Challenges

Friday 28th September 2012
The University of Nottingham

Keynote Speakers:
Professor Mary Eagleton (formerly Leeds Metropolitan University)
Professor Mary Evans (Gender Institute, London School of Economics and
Political Science)

Identities in Displacement: Difference and Dislocations in Multi-Ethnic Literatures and Cultures(MELUS)

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Sunday, May 6, 2012 - 9:09pm
SAMLA 2012: MELUS (Society for the Study of Multi-Ethnic American Literature in the United States)

Session Name: MELUS (Society for the Study of Multi-Ethnic American Literature in the United States)
This panel is the MELUS panel at the SAMLA Conference in November 2012 in Durham, NC.

Identities in Displacement: Difference and Dislocations in Multi-Ethnic Literatures and Cultures

[UPDATE] PAMLA Conference: Seattle University (May 15 paper proposal deadline; October 19-21 conference

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Sunday, May 6, 2012 - 7:56pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

A number of approved sessions for the 2012 PAMLA Conference (October 19-21, 2012, at Seattle University) have extended their deadlines for paper proposals. You now have until May 15 to submit to these sessions. Please use the online submissions system to propose a paper: http://www.pamla.org/2012/

Open sessions include:

Reformation Research Papers at the Kalamazoo (USA) Medieval Congress

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Sunday, May 6, 2012 - 3:26pm
Society for Reformation Research

Papers for the Society for Reformation Research Sessions at the 48th Medieval Congress, May 9-12 2013 Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI U.S.A.

We invite 20 minute papers on the (long) Reformation across disciplines and cultures in three themed sessions.
Reformation I: Historical, Political, Personal Conflict and the Search for (Non) Conformity
Reformation II: Controversy and Interpetation in the Reformation
Reformation III Voice, Text, (Historical) Context in the Reformation.

Send 200 word abstracts by July 15, 2012 to Maureen Thum Ph.D., Program Chair, SRR at the Medieval Congress: mthum@umflint.edu

UPDATE: SAMLA Nov. 9-11 2012 Durham NC: The influence of Tony Kushner on 21st Century Dramatists

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Sunday, May 6, 2012 - 7:35am
Southern Atlantic Modern Language Association

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.

The influence of Tony Kushner on 21st Century Dramatists

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Sunday, May 6, 2012 - 12:43am
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.

Representations of Age, 31 May 2012 (ASTR/TLA, Nashville, 1-4 Nov. 2012)

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Saturday, May 5, 2012 - 4:57pm
American Society for Theatre Research / Theatre Library Association

REPRESENTATIONS OF AGE

Papers are sought for this Working Session of the annual conference of the American Society for Theatre Research, taking place in Nashville November 1-4.

The rapidly growing interdisciplinary field of Age and Aging Studies opens onto gerontology, sociology, bioethics, anthropology, and a wide range of approaches springing from the humanities and arts, especially in Europe. However, as reflected at the recent European Network in Age Studies (ENAS) conference, the theatrical representation of Age and Aging has just begun to emerge as a major subject of critical inquiry.

Performance and Migration: Questions of Methodology and Historiography

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Friday, May 4, 2012 - 4:20pm
American Society for Theatre Research Working Group

What is the relationship between performance and migration? Performances that narrate the experiences of people on the move, whether refugees or asylum seekers, immigrants following established diasporic routes, or seasonal laborers undertaking journeys fueled by a globalized economy, have appeared of late in a variety of aesthetic and social practices from the work of Los Angeles-based Teatro Jornalero sin Fronteras to Fire and Ice's "Asylum Monologues" in the UK to Théâtre du Soleil's Le Dernier Caravansérail. Yet an emphasis on the contemporariness of the relationship between performance practice and migration risks obscuring the broader implications of this phenomenon.

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