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Press/Reject!

updated: 
Sunday, June 7, 2009 - 9:01am
full name / name of organization: 
Richard Burt and Craig Saper
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Call for Essays for "Press (R)eject" special issue of Rhizomes.net
issue 20 (Winter 2009/2010) http://www.rhizomes.net/

Co-edited Richard Burt and Craig Saper, co-operators of the
Rejectionist Movement

CFP: Importance of Studying Oscar [Wilde]: Plays, Stories, Letters, and Lectures

updated: 
Thursday, June 4, 2009 - 11:14pm
full name / name of organization: 
Annette M. Magid / Northeast Modern Language Association
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I am seeking paper proposals for my 2010 panel for NeMLA in Montreal is "The Importance of Studying Oscar [Wilde]: Plays, Stories, Letters."

This panel offers an opportunity to analyze the role Oscar Wilde has played and continues to play in literature, theater and other aspects of culture. Focus can be on his influential wit and wisdom and/or techniques used to present Oscar in the classroom. This topic calls for a diversity of approaches. Please send 200-400 word abstracts to Annette Magid at a_magid@yahoo.com.

Deadline for submission of paper proposal is September 10, 2009.

Pedagogy, Presentism, and Early Modern Ecocriticsm

updated: 
Thursday, June 4, 2009 - 4:24pm
full name / name of organization: 
Lynne Bruckner
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Looking for submissions for a collection of essays on teaching early Modern literature, and Shakespeare in particular, from an ecocritical perspective.

The volume encourages essays that show how teaching early modern texts ecocritically can be a matter of engaging in political struggle on behalf of the environment. Presentist approaches and essays that look at Shakespeare in different historical moments (including contemporary performances/films) are particularly welcome. Those who are ecocritics who happen to teach Shakespeare or other early modern texts, in addition to those who would describe themselves as Shakespeare or early modern scholars, are equally welcome to submit.

Essay Collection: Representations of Beauty and Violence

updated: 
Wednesday, June 3, 2009 - 11:40am
full name / name of organization: 
Maryna Romanets / University of Northern British Columbia
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We are seeking essays that theorize the relationship between and inter-implication of beauty and violence in literature, film and art. While inquiring into the discursive constructions and multi-layered cultural re-enactments of the "violence mythos" (Whitmer), we are interested in the mechanisms of conversion whereby the seductive powers of aestheticized violence allow a reader/viewer to move past a "front-line vocabulary of cruelty" (Ackley) and become captivated by the beauty of such representations. How, in other words, do aesthetics intersect with violence?

Questions we would like the contributors to consider include, but are not limited to, the following:

FINAL CFP: time.transcendence.performance - Oct 1-3, 2009 - Deadline June 19

updated: 
Wednesday, June 3, 2009 - 4:49am
full name / name of organization: 
ECPS, Monash University

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International Conference
time•transcendence•performance
The School of English, Communications and Performance Studies, Monash University, Caulfield Campus, Dancehouse, Forum Theatre, ACMI, RMIT Design Research Institute, Melbourne, Australia.
1-3 October 2009
register now:
(Tuesday 17 July 2009 – Deadline for early bird Registration)

http://www.arts.monash.edu.au/drama-theatre/conferences/ttp2009/

THEATRE REVIEWS - SHAKESPEARE BULLETIN

updated: 
Tuesday, June 2, 2009 - 10:18am
full name / name of organization: 
Jeremy Lopez, Shakespeare Bulletin
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SHAKESPEARE BULLETIN, a quarterly academic journal devoted to Shakespeare and early modern drama in performance, published by Johns Hopkins University Press, is currently scheduling theatre reviews for issues in 2010 and 2011. Please contact the theatre review editor Jeremy Lopez (associate professor, Department of English, University of Toronto) for scheduling and submission guidelines: jeremy.lopez@utoronto.ca. For further information about the journal see also http://www.press.jhu.edu/journals/shakespeare_bulletin/book_reviews.html.

Gay Theater from Wilde to McNally

updated: 
Tuesday, June 2, 2009 - 9:37am
full name / name of organization: 
ANQ: American Notes and Queries
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ANQ: American Notes and Queries invites submission to a special issue on Gay Theater from Oscar Wilde to Terrence McNally. Notes and short articles (5,000 words max.) are invited that address open or covert allusions that express a gay sensibility, analyze the indebtedness of one gay playwright to another (whether seriously or parodically), document gay performance style(s), or record a playwright's engagement with or rejection of the idea of gay theater. Deadline for submission: Nov. 15, 2009

Absence

updated: 
Tuesday, June 2, 2009 - 2:54am
full name / name of organization: 
Philament: An online journal of the arts and culture.

Absence

"I used to say, 'There is a God-shaped hole in me.' For a long time I stressed the absence, the hole. Now I find it is the shape which has become more important." Salman Rushdie.

Submission Deadline: 31st July

Philament, the peer-reviewed online journal of the arts and culture affiliated with the University of Sydney, invites scholars to contribute articles to our latest issue upon the theme of Absence. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

Language Loss Castration Shadows & Eclipses Negation/negative
Silence Presence Repression Theism/Atheism Nothing/No-thing
Edits/excisions Poverty Gender/Identity Death Grief/mourning
Censorship Desire Imaginary/illusion Zero Love

[UPDATE] Deadline Extended THE CITY (6/15/09; 9/24-26/09)

updated: 
Friday, May 29, 2009 - 11:15am
full name / name of organization: 
Tiffany Eberle Kriner / Conference on Christianity and Literature

The regional meeting of the Conference on Christianity and Literature will explore a wide variety of approaches to the intersections between Christianity, literature, and the city. This three-day conference, held just west of Chicago at Wheaton College (IL) will include keynote addresses by Andrew Delbanco and Anne Winters, traditional panels, at least two undergraduate student panels with faculty moderators, poetry readings, art exhibitions, and associated excursions into Chicago. Proposals for panels, roundtables, or individual twenty-minute presentations are invited on the following or related topics:

Teaching American Ethnic Literatures

updated: 
Thursday, May 28, 2009 - 2:32pm
full name / name of organization: 
Helane Adams Androne, PhD/Miami University of Ohio, Middletown campus
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American ethnic authors are literary conjurers of memory and imagination, creating each character full of spirit and consequence, joy and irreversible pains. These authors interpret and provoke self-legitimization of the varied realms of ethnic experience and memory in American society. American ethnic literatures present an ongoing dialogue between ethnic individual and mainstream culture, history, class, religion and sexuality. All of these issues are at play for teachers attempting to establish ethnically inclusive literary curriculums. Teaching American ethnic literatures requires that instructors decide and develop a philosophical stance and pedagogical framework for their classrooms.

[UPDATE] CFP: Expanding Borders

updated: 
Wednesday, May 27, 2009 - 2:46pm
full name / name of organization: 
Midwestern American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
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DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JUNE 15, 2009

Expanding Borders

October 8 – 11, 2009
Fargo, North Dakota

CFP: The Horton Foote American Playwrights Festival 8-15-09 (November 5-7, 2009)

updated: 
Wednesday, May 27, 2009 - 2:08pm
full name / name of organization: 
Horton Foote American Playwrights Festival

The academic symposium of the Horton Foote American Playwrights Festival seeks papers on a range of topics for the November 2009 event on the campus of Baylor University. The Festival features a lively mix of theatre productions, staged readings, professional panels, guest artists, and scholarly papers.

Previous honorees were Horton Foote (2003), Romulus Linney (2005) and Tina Howe (2007). The 2009 festival will celebrate Craig Wright, the award-winning contemporary author of THE PAVILION, RECENT TRAGIC EVENTS, THE UNSEEN, and television projects such as SIX FEET UNDER and DIRTY SEXY MONEY.

Playwright and Screenwriter CRAIG WRIGHT (November 5-7, 2009)

updated: 
Wednesday, May 27, 2009 - 2:04pm
full name / name of organization: 
Horton Foote American Playwrights Festival

The academic symposium of the Horton Foote American Playwrights Festival seeks papers on a range of topics for the November 2009 event on the campus of Baylor University. The Festival features a lively mix of theatre productions, staged readings, professional panels, guest artists, and scholarly papers.

Previous honorees were Horton Foote (2003), Romulus Linney (2005) and Tina Howe (2007). The 2009 festival will celebrate Craig Wright, the award-winning contemporary author of The Pavilion, Recent Tragic Events, The Unseen, and television projects such as Six Feet Under and Dirty Sexy Money.

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