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Theatre/Performance Studies and Popular Culture

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Thursday, April 23, 2009 - 5:42pm
full name / name of organization: 
Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Culture Association
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CFP: Mid-Atlantic Popular/American Popular Culture Association
Theatre and Performance Studies
Boston, MA - November 5-7, 2009

Paper/Panel Proposals Due JUNE 15, 2009.

The study of theatre and performance often reveals unexpected insights into a culture's historical and ideological conditions. Papers in this area will address how the institutions and practices of the performance define concepts of taste, suggest causes and solutions for social conflict, and reflect the importance of race, gender, and religion in relation to national or regional identity. We seek presentations, panels, and papers which focus on the theatre as a reflection of popular and/or American culture. Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:

Modernism, Gender, and Fin de Siecle Theatre - MSA, Montreal (november 2009)

updated: 
Thursday, April 23, 2009 - 3:57pm
full name / name of organization: 
Stephanie Byttebier
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Recently, Toril Moi has argued for a rehabilitation of Ibsen as a modernist dramatist and described a number of key features of his version of modernism: his embrace of theatre as an art form, his critique of theatricality, his foregrounding of a meta-theatrical skepticism, and his preoccupation with the key social issue of the position of women in society (Henrik Ibsen and the Birth of Modernism). This panel will seek to extend Moi's claims by asking if we can identify an "other," early or "original" modernism—one somewhat different from what Moi, borrowing from Frederic Jameson, calls the post-WWII "Ideology of Modernism"—in the works of various fin de siècle dramatists staging rebellious women.

Language, literature and cultural studies

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Thursday, April 23, 2009 - 1:35pm
full name / name of organization: 
Military Technical Academy, Bucharest, Romania- Department of Foreign Languages

Language, literature and cultural studies
ISSN: 2065-3867
Call for papers
Deadline: 30 July 2009 for LLCS no.3 and 30 November 2009 for LLCS no.4
http://www.mta.ro
The Department of Foreign Languages of the Military Technical Academy Bucharest-Romania- invites you to contribute to the third and fourth numbers of the Journal of Language, Literature and Cultural Studies, Postmodernism and minimalism or "the game of less is more"

Asturias y l@s asturian@s en la historia (10/18/2009) University of Chicago

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Wednesday, April 22, 2009 - 8:58pm
full name / name of organization: 
Spanish Graduate Students Committee of the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures at the University of Chicago

Asturias y l@s asturian@s en la historia: pasado, presente y futuro
[Asturias and the Asturians throughout History: Past, Present and Future]

Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture (CSRPC) at the University of Chicago, the Academia de la Llingua Asturiana and the Franke Institute for the Humanities.

Modernism, Gender, & Fin de Siecle Theatre - MSA Montreal (November 2009)

updated: 
Wednesday, April 22, 2009 - 7:45pm
full name / name of organization: 
Stephanie Byttebier
contact email: 

Recently, Toril Moi has argued for a rehabilitation of Ibsen as a modernist dramatist and described a number of key features of his version of modernism: his embrace of theatre as an art form, his critique of theatricality, his foregrounding of a meta-theatrical skepticism, and his preoccupation with the key social issue of the position of women in society (Henrik Ibsen and the Birth of Modernism). This panel will seek to extend Moi's claims by asking if we can identify an "other," early or "original" modernism – one somewhat different from what Moi, borrowing from Frederic Jameson, calls the post-WWII "Ideology of Modernism" - in the works of various fin de siècle dramatists staging rebellious/fallen/deviant women.

"Robin Hood: Media Creature," 22-25 October 2009

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Wednesday, April 22, 2009 - 6:01pm
full name / name of organization: 
International Association for Robin Hood Studies - University of Rochester, USA

This conference solicits contributions to our understanding of the perennial outlaw hero, and the traditions surrounding his stories, from as wide a variety of disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives as possible. The conference requests proposals that expand our knowledge of medieval and early modern historical studies, literary criticism, folklore, musicology and music practice, children's literature, cultural studies, anthropology, film and media studies, performance art and oral recitations, art history, literary history and theory, and philosophy. While our historical understanding of Robin Hood inevitably depends on literary and archival records, even these cultural memories have been shaped by the media that contain them.

[UPDATE] M(o)ther Trouble (30-31 May 2009)

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Wednesday, April 22, 2009 - 10:04am
full name / name of organization: 
Birkbeck School of Psychosocial Studies, MaMSIE, and CentreCath (University of Leeds)
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KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: BRACHA ETTINGER (EGS, Saas Fee) and ADRIANA CAVARERO (Verona)

"Global Citizenship for the 21st Century" Interdisciplinary Conf. Nov. 15-16, 09

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Tuesday, April 21, 2009 - 8:14pm
full name / name of organization: 
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
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"Global Citizenship for the 21st Century"

Interdisciplinary Conference
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
November 15-16, 2009

People who know the limitations of their knowledge, even when they believe that knowledge to be revealed, are usually the very same people who are able to build bridges with others who think differently than they do.
Father James L. Heft, S.M

For attaining membership in the world community entails a willingness to doubt the goodness of one's own way and to enter into the give-and-take of critical argument about ethical and political choices.
Martha Nussbaum

Documenting Non-Western LGBTQ Identity

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Tuesday, April 21, 2009 - 2:30pm
full name / name of organization: 
Chris Pullen/Bournemouth University

CFP: Documenting LGBTQ Identity in Non Western Worlds (08/31/09; collection)Edited by Christopher Pullen Proposals are invited for essays forming part of a new reader focusing on LGBT and queer identity in the developing and non western world, apparent within varying documentary forms, such as film, television and new media.  A central concern is to explore the social agency of media producers and performers, who offer new narratives of potential and progression, challenging Western orientated and traditional worlds.  At the same time some chapters may explore the significance of Western constructions of LGBT and queer identity, which have offered archetypes of political engagement for world wide audiences.  As a consequence this reader intends to foregro

Oscholars Special Issue: The Soul of Man: Oscar Wilde and Socialism [abstracts 15 Jul 09; final articles 15 Dec 09]

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Monday, April 20, 2009 - 3:01pm
full name / name of organization: 
Oscholars
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H.G. Wells once wrote that Oscar Wilde's 'The Soul of Man Under Socialism' offers "an artist's view of socialism, but not a socialist's." George Orwell, reviewing the essay in 1948, called Wilde's vision of socialism "Utopian and anarchistic." So was Oscar Wilde a socialist? an anarchist? an "individualist"? or politically unquantifiable? He was acquainted with the leading socialists of the time, from William Morris to G. B. Shaw, his sympathy for socialist and anarchist ideas was well known, and 'The Soul of Man' attained great popularity with the radical movements of Central and Eastern Europe and the USA.

[UPDATE] 5th 'Medievalism Transformed' postgraduate conference - Keynote: Catherine Batt, University of Leeds

updated: 
Monday, April 20, 2009 - 10:54am
full name / name of organization: 
Bangor University, Wales

Translating the Middle Ages.

Submission Deadline: 29 May
'Medievalism Transformed' is an interdisciplinary postgraduate conference for researchers in a variety of disciplines. The one-day event, which is supported by the Centre for Medieval Studies, will be held at Bangor University on the 20th of June. The theme for this year's conference will be Translating the Middle Ages: we will be convening to explore the practice of translating in the Middle Ages, but also to discuss the various ways in which medieval culture has been translated or adapted to the modern era. Topics within the general scope of the conference will be considered, including (but not limited to):

Anti/Slavery, Colonialism and Aesthetics

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Sunday, April 19, 2009 - 7:12pm
full name / name of organization: 
Sargasso journal, University of Puerto Rico Rio Piedras
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SARGASSO
– CALL FOR PAPERS –
ANTI/SLAVERY, COLONIALISM, AND AESTHETICS
submission deadline June 20, 2009

Shakespeare Performance in Asia video archive

updated: 
Saturday, April 18, 2009 - 10:21pm
full name / name of organization: 
Alexander Huang / Penn State University
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We are pleased the announce the launch of an open-access online video archive and research project on Asian performances of Shakespeare.

http://web.mit.edu/shakespeare/asia/

This site offers an extensive collection of videos of Shakespeare performances for scholars, students, and any one interested in Shakespeare or Asian cultures. Here you will also find interactive maps and timelines, interviews, biographies of directors and actors, for understanding intercultural theatre from Asia.

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