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Princeton Comparative Poetics Colloquium: Poiesis and Techne

Friday, March 16, 2012 - 2:35pm
Kathryn Stergiopoulos


"Poiesis and Techne"
Seventh Annual Graduate Student Comparative Poetics Colloquium
Department of Comparative Literature, Princeton University
Saturday, May 5, 2012

On Saturday, May 5, 2012, the Department of Comparative Literature at Princeton University will host a colloquium in comparative poetics titled "Poiesis and Techne." We invite graduate students at any stage in their work to submit proposals for a twenty-minute paper presentation.

Voice and Modernist Spectacle (Proposed panel for MSA 14, Las Vegas, Oct. 18–21, 2012)

Friday, March 16, 2012 - 2:11pm
Sara Bryant

CFP: Proposed panel on Voice and Modernist Spectacle
MSA 14, Las Vegas (Oct. 18–21, 2012)

Visuality and visibility are central to definitions of spectacle; however, spectacles are rarely silent or voiceless. This panel will consider modernist spectacles wherein voice plays a primary or significant role, whether in concert with or separate from the visual and other senses.

Possible topics might include, but aren't limited to:

—Modern sound technologies and technologized voice.
—The modernist sensorium; modernism or modernity and the senses.
—Embodied and/or disembodied voice in film or theater.
—Voice and political spectacle.
—Spectacles of failure: faltering or weakened voice, "choking," blundering.

Closes soon: Edited Collection on Sherlock Holmes Adaptations

Friday, March 16, 2012 - 8:11am
Mareike Jenner, Stephanie Jones, Nia Edwards-Behi, Department of Theatre, Film and Television Studies, Aberystwyth University

Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes stories have recently gained new popularity through a variety of adaptations and re-interpretations in a broad variety of media forms. This edited collection will focus on three ways to access these texts: Fan and audience activity, adaptations throughout history and their political and ideological contextualization, and intertextual influences. We welcome submissions for articles of 200 word abstracts on adaptations of Sherlock Holmes. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

Contemporary Spectacles of the Modern (MSA 14 - October 18-21, 2012)

Friday, March 16, 2012 - 8:11am
Chris Coffman / University of Alaska Fairbanks

What happens when modernist cultural products return in or persist into the present? For a proposed panel for the 14th annual conference of the Modernist Studies Association in Las Vegas (October 18-21, 2012), I seek papers from a broad range of methodological and disciplinary perspectives on "contemporary spectacles of the modern." Possible topics may include, but are not limited to: contemporary productions of avant-garde and modernist performances; contemporary rewritings of modernist texts for performance; contemporary celebrations of or retrospectives of the work of modernist writers or visual artists; or modernist landmarks preserved and functioning as tourist spectacles.

[UPDATE] - Reconfiguring Authorship'

Friday, March 16, 2012 - 6:42am
Research on Authorship as Performance (RAP) project, English Studies, Ghent University

Thursday, November 15-Sunday, November 18, 2012
Ghent University, Belgium

The 'Research on Authorship as Performance' project at Ghent University invites proposals for 20-minute papers as well as for complete panels, for a conference on the theme of 'Reconfiguring Authorship'. This three-day conference will explore facets of authorship in the Anglophone world from the Middle Ages to the present; confirmed keynote speakers include Richard Wilson (Cardiff), Margaret Ezell (Texas A&M), Dame Gillian Beer (Cambridge), and Paul St Amour (Pennsylvania).

Contemporary Shakespeare Conference 14-16 June 2012

Thursday, March 15, 2012 - 2:28pm
University of Hildesheim, Germany

Prof. Dr. Stefani Brusberg-Kiermeier and her team look forward to welcoming you to this international conference at Hildesheim University from 14-16 June 2012. Scholars and theatre professionals will discuss Shakespeare's impact on culture and literature today. A variety of well-known keynote speakers will provide important insights into Shakespeare's significance for us and the enormous scope of meaning of his works. All participants are asked to join our negotiations of the Bard's works. If you would like to practice your voice and your acting or your teaching skills, please enroll for one of our workshops.

1st International Symposium: Representations – Struggles for Reality. 2nd-4th, November, 2012. Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Thursday, March 15, 2012 - 11:18am
International Network for Alternative Academia

1st International Symposium
Representations – Struggles for Reality

Part of the Research Program on:
Aesthetic Lives, Artistic Selves

International Network for Alternative Academia
(Extends a general invitation to participate)

Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th of November, 2012
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Call for Papers

Harlem Spectacle (MSA 14)

Wednesday, March 14, 2012 - 9:08pm
Matthew Hannah / University of Oregon

In the chapter "Spectacles in Color" in his autobiography The Big Sea, Langston Hughes describes the famous Hamilton Club Lodge Ball as the "Strangest and gaudiest of all Harlem spectacles." For Hughes, the ball where "men dress as women and women dress as men" is representative of Harlem life in the 1920's. After positioning the drag ball within the broader context of Harlem life—including Countee Cullen's wedding and the church services of Rev. Dr. Becton—Hughes comes to the conclusion that "Harlem likes spectacles of one kind or another."