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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:

Fragile Realities: Intersecting Interpretations of the Real // 6 July 2012, UCL, London

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Thursday, March 22, 2012 - 5:22pm
University College London, School of European Languages, Culture and Society

Deadline for Abstracts: 30 April 2012

Keynote Speaker: Dr Matthew Beaumont
UCL English Department and The City Centre
Author of Utopia Ltd.: Ideologies of Social Dreaming in England and Editor of A Concise Companion to Realism.

The committee invites submissions for papers by UK-based postgraduate students across a wide spectrum of interests and disciplines on perspectives relating to studies of reality. In particular, we encourage papers that interrogate ideas of the real in an interdisciplinary manner and explore the critical possibilities of the theme.

Professors for Peace Conference June 15-17, 2012 Nuclear Non-Proliferation: A World of No Nukes?

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Thursday, March 22, 2012 - 3:13pm
Professor for Peace

Professors for Peace CFP

Submit a paper or panel to the Professors for Peace Conference 2012. This conference is an international, interdisciplinary conference for scholars in the humanities and sciences who are interested in coming together to create a more peaceful world. Professors for Peace is a non-profit and non-governmental association that maintains no favoritism toward any religious, political, philosophical, or national affiliations. Professors anywhere in the world from all disciplines are invited to discuss the idea and practice of peace in the world today. For more information contact professorsforpeace at gmail.com or visit our website at professorsforpeace dot com.

Abstracts due by May 15, 2012.

[UPDATE] PAMLA Special Topics Session "The Orient in the Hispanic Wor(l)d" (19-21 Oct 2012, Seattle)

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Wednesday, March 21, 2012 - 11:09pm
Alejandro Lee / Central Washington University

This panel seeks to explore the cultural intersections of the Orient in the Hispanic world in literary, historical and/or visual texts. We welcome papers that examine these cultural crossroads in a variety of forms including, but not limited to, Asian Hispanic identities, (mis)representations, art, film, and theater.

Please submit your proposal online at http://www.pamla.org by 22 April 2012.

Literary London 2012: Representations of London in Literature (4-6 July 2012) [UPDATE]

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Wednesday, March 21, 2012 - 8:08am
Hosted by: the Institute of English Studies, University of London; Organised by: The Literary London Society

Proposals are invited for 20-minute papers, comprised panels, and roundtable sessions, which consider any period or genre of literature about, set in, inspired by, or alluding to central and suburban London and its environs, from the city's roots in pre-Roman times to its imagined futures. While the main focus of the conference will be on literary texts, we actively encourage interdisciplinary contributions relating film, architecture, geography, theories of urban space, etc., to literary representations of London. Papers from postgraduate students are particularly welcome for consideration. While papers on all areas of literary London are welcomed, the conference theme in 2012 is 'Sports, Games, and Pastimes'. Topics that might be addressed are:

Reconstruction 12.1 Locations of Stardom

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Wednesday, March 21, 2012 - 4:52am
Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture

Introducing Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture, Issue 12.1 "Locations of Stardom"

Edited by Lisa Patti and Stanka Radovic, afterword by Barry King

Articles
'From S.A. to L.A.': Branding Transport and Circulating Celebrity in South Africa's Nonhle Goes to Hollywood, by Brandeise Monk-Payton

On the (Im)possibility of Canadian Celebrity, by Michele Byers

'If it be Love Indeed, Tell Me How Much': Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton and White Pleasure After Empire , by Gloria Shin

The Subversion of Abstract Space in U2's Rhizomatic 1990s, by Anthony Cristofani

White Weddings: New Media Archives and the Transformations of Michael Jackson's Thriller, by Lisa Patti

English Literature 1700 to Present (PAMLA Conference; CFP Deadline April 22)

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Tuesday, March 20, 2012 - 2:46pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

English Literature (1700 to Present), a standing session, invites papers from a range of theoretical and analytic approaches on any relevant topic.

Please submit paper proposals to the PAMLA website by April 22, 2012: http://www.pamla.org/2012/

The PAMLA 2012 conference will be held at Seattle University, in Seattle, Washington, on October 19-21, 2012.

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