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[UPDATE] What's Love Got to Do With It?: Shakespeare and Ovidian Violence (MLA 2013, Boston)

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Saturday, February 4, 2012 - 8:32pm
John Garrison / Kyle Pivetti

For a proposed session at the 2013 MLA conference, we seek papers that offer new thinking about Shakespeare's relationship to Ovid.

For example, how does Ovid influence Shakespeare's visions of gender? How is desire manifested in Ovidian violence, whether on Shakespeare's stage or in his poems? How do modern adaptations of either author's work ask us to rethink the relationship between Shakespeare and Ovid? Can Shakespeare's classical sources help us understand the linkages between gender, love, and brutality in his plays and poems? How do Ovid's mythical or poetic paradigms for transformation, desire, and transgression resonate in scenes of Shakespearean violence?

LGBTQI Graduate Students and Academia

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Saturday, February 4, 2012 - 6:15pm
Ervin Malakaj, Graduate Student Caucus of the Modern Language Association

The Graduate Student Caucus, an affiliate organization of the MLA, invites proposals for papers to be presented at the 2013 MLA annual meeting (Boston, Jan. 3-6, 2013). Please send abstracts (ca. 250 words) to Ervin Malakaj (emalakaj@wustl.edu) by March 10.

English Renaissance Literature, RMMLA, Boulder, Colorado, Oct. 11-13, 2012

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Saturday, February 4, 2012 - 5:12pm
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association

This session seeks papers on any aspect of English Renaissance literature. Abstracts of 250-300 words are invited for papers to be delivered at the annual conference of the Rocky Mountain MLA in Boulder, Colorado, Oct. 11-13, 2012. Email abstracts – including your title, institutional affiliation, and email addresses – to Kirsten Inglis (kainglis@ucalgary.ca) by March 1, 2012. All submissions will be acknowledged and notifications sent by March 15, 2012. Non-members are welcome to submit abstracts, but presenters must be members of the RMMLA by April 1.

Somaesthetics Essay Prize 2012

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Friday, February 3, 2012 - 5:48pm
The Center for Body, Mind, and Culture at Florida Atlantic University

The Center for Body, Mind, and Culture at Florida Atlantic University is pleased to announce its first annual Somaesthetics Essay Prize competition. The award for the 2012 prize will be $500. Essays should be academic in style and focus on the interdisciplinary field of somaesthetics from such perspectives as philosophy, aesthetics, art history and theory, literary and cultural studies, dance, design, music, theatre, cognitive science, gender and sexuality studies, sports, movement, and health studies. The prize essay will be recommended for publication in an upcoming special issue of the philosophical journal Pragmatism Today on somaesthetics.

1st Global Conference Making Sense of: Play

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Friday, February 3, 2012 - 4:53am
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

1st Global Conference
Making Sense of: Play
Wednesday 11th July 2012 – Friday 13th July 2012
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

"Unlike children in other countries, the Eskimos played no game of war. They played with imaginary rifles and harpoons, but these were never directed against people but against the formidable beasts that haunted the vast wastes of their land."
(Marie Herbert)

[UPDATE] Bondage and Power: 15 February 2012 (journal issue)

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Thursday, February 2, 2012 - 3:51pm
Schuylkill Graduate Journal

We are in bondage to the law in order that we may be free. -- Marcus Tullius Cicero

All things are subject to interpretation; whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth. -- Friedrich Nietzsche

Bondage is the life of personality, and for bondage the personal self will fight with tireless resourcefulness and the most stubborn cunning. -- Aldous Huxley

[UPDATE] Deadline Extended - Shakespeare in Performance conference, UMF

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Thursday, February 2, 2012 - 1:45pm
University of Maine at Farmington

Shakespeare in Performance
University of Maine at Farmington May 4-6 2012

The deadline for proposals has been extended to 20 February 2012.

Shakespeare and performance in all its expressions, with a focus on the tragedies. This includes stage and screen adaptations, but we are also especially interested in papers and proposals for workshops, demonstrations, and non-traditional presentations on previously under-examined Shakespearean performance (musical scores, ballet, puppetry, street theater, digitization, hybridization, and so forth). Papers engaging the intertextualities of play, performance, and reception, source and script, and that are sensitive to the multiplicity of competing interpretations are also encouraged.

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