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NEASECS 2012 Wesleyan University, CT: The Courtesan-Celebrity

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Monday, March 26, 2012 - 9:53pm
NEMLA

This panel invites papers that explore the period's textual engagement with female notoriety. Defoe's Roxana (1724), for example, follows the earlier tradition of the whore biography, reimagined as a spiritual autobiography. These "histories" of whores, written about and by women from both poor and privileged families, are unsparing in their social critique; these women's grievances include the lack of proper education for girls, abuse, poverty, incest, and sexual predation. Yet, a few "high-profile" courtesan-celebrities like Nell Gwynn and Kitty Fisher relished the limelight, and whose lives became popular and profitable subjects in the print market.

UPDATE: Robert K. Martin Book Prize (New deadline 1 May 2012)

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Monday, March 26, 2012 - 12:12pm
Canadian Association for American Studies

UPDATE: Extended Deadline for Robert K. Martin Book Prize (1 May 2012)

The Canadian Association for American Studies is extending the deadline for this year's competition for the annual Robert K. Martin Prize for the best monograph written by a current member of CAAS. This year's prize will be for books published with a copyright date of 2011. The new postmark deadline for submission is 1 May 2012.

All current members and those who join in advance of the deadline are eligible. Membership information can be found at our website.

Shakespeare: Pedagogy and Performance

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Monday, March 26, 2012 - 10:42am
Grand Valley Shakespeare Conference: Pedagogy and Performance, hosted by the Grand Valley Shakespeare Festival

September 28-29, 2012
Grand Valley State University: Grand Rapids and Allendale, Michigan

Grand Valley Shakespeare Festival, Michigan's oldest continuous-running Shakespeare Festival, invites proposals for papers, panels, and workshops on Shakespeare Pedagogy and Performance. We are especially interested in issues that affect the teaching, production, or performance of Shakespeare and early modern drama for secondary or college students. We are seeking proposals from Shakespeare Festival Education Directors, English, Theatre, and Interdisciplinary Professors, Secondary Education Teachers, and Graduate Students specializing in Shakespeare, Theatre, dramaturgy, or the early modern period.

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

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Monday, March 26, 2012 - 6:54am
The Contemporary Women's Writing Association/The Feminist and Women's Studies 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)

PaMLA October 19-21, 2012: Ancient-Modern Relations (deadline April 22nd)

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Monday, March 26, 2012 - 6:16am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Conference (PAMLA), October 19-21, 2012, Seattle University

STANDING SESSION: ANCIENT-MODERN RELATIONS

The 110th annual meeting of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Conference will take place from October 19 to 21, 2012, at Seattle University, Seattle, Washington. This call for papers seeks presenters for this year's standing session of a proud PaMLA tradition, the panel on "Ancient-Modern Relations." We are looking for papers addressing any aspect of relationships, influences, debates or other interactions between ancients and moderns.

The deadline for abstracts (to be submitted on the Online Proposal Submission Form) is April 22, 2012.

Urban Cultural Studies [new multi-authored, interdisciplinary blog-General Announcement]

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Sunday, March 25, 2012 - 1:49pm
urbanculturalstudies.wordpress.com

urbanculturalstudies.wordpress.com is a new interdisciplinary, multi-authored blog on the culture(s) of cities...space, time and urban everyday life the world over.

The site is characterized by short, readable, informative posts--ideally accompanied by several images and links--relevant to the growing interest in urban cultural studies.

The site also features calls for papers as well as information about upcoming workshops and conferences to those working on cities across both the humanities and the social sciences.

Please contact the blog's administrator (Dr. Benjamin Fraser at The College of Charleston) with any items of interest or questions at urbanculturalstudies@gmail.com.

Conference CFP: From Cover to Cover: Reading Readers

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Sunday, March 25, 2012 - 6:33am
Hacettepe University, Department of American Culture and Literature

From Cover to Cover: Reading Readers

Hacettepe University
Department of American Culture and Literature
30th Anniversary Conference
Ankara, Turkey
November 7 – 9, 2012

Chiaroscuro and Minimalism – Samuel Beckett's subversion of time in Ohio Impromptu

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Saturday, March 24, 2012 - 4:41pm
BOESSIO, Ana Lúcia Montano

The aim of this paper is to analyze the way Samuel Beckett constructs time through the pictorial elements of Ohio Impromptu (OI): its unique aesthetic singularity, which sums up a variety of visual references in a perfect collage of art history; the variety of literary references that range from Dante to twentieth century writers; the sophistication of his work of "unwording language" to which he aspired; the in-between spaces created by Beckett open the doors for an in-between time, the time of reverie. The contemporary time-space collage, present in OI, makes also possible a state-of-the-art level of simulacrum – a state of replica so close to the original that we cannot separate the real image from the fake.

[UPDATE] This Rough Magic – Teachable, Academic Essays

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Saturday, March 24, 2012 - 10:16am
www.thisroughmagic.org

This Rough Magic is a journal dedicated to the teaching of Medieval and Renaissance Literature. We are seeking academic, teachable articles that can be used inside the classroom. Essays can focus on, but are not limited to, the following categories:

•Authorship
•Genre Issues
•Narrative Structure
•Poetry
•Drama
•Epic
•Nation/Empire/Class
•Economics
•History
•Religion
•Superstition
•Philosophy and Rhetoric
•Race/Ethnicity
•Multi-Culturalism
•Gender
•Sexuality
•Art

We are also seeking short essays that encourage faculty to try new texts inside their classrooms, as well as book reviews. For more information, please visit our website:

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