category: theatre

Sound Politics seminar - ACLA (March 31-April 3 2011, 11/12 deadline)

full name / name of organization: 
American Comparative Literature Association
contact email: 
sjtownsend@berkeley.edu OR mcenaney@berkeley.edu

Sound Politics

American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) conference
Vancouver, Canada
March 31-April 3

Deadline for paper proposals: November 12

*** Sound Politics ***

California State University Shakespeare Symposium (May 5-6, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
California State University, Stanislaus
contact email: 
shakespeare@csustan.edu

Call for Papers
for the Nineteenth Annual
California State University Shakespeare Symposium

May 5-6, 2011
California State University, Stanislaus

The Future of Literary Studies, 1500-1800 (March 11-12, 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Early Modern Center, UC Santa Barbara
contact email: 
EMCconference@gmail.com

DEADLINE December 10, 2010

Decomposing Fictions: A Special Issue of Horror Studies

full name / name of organization: 
Steven Bruhm
contact email: 
sbruhm2@uwo.ca

Julia Kristeva’s work on abjection reminds us that horror is often keyed to things that decompose, rot, or lose their form.

[UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
Festivals and Faires Area/ Popular Culture Association
contact email: 
DrKTKorolEvans@yahoo.com

The Festivals & Faires Area of the Popular Culture Association welcomes submissions for the 2011 PCA/ACA conference in San Antonio, TX (April 20-23, 2011) on any festival or faire—modern or historic

Political Dreams and Nightmares in Iberian and Latin American Literatures

full name / name of organization: 
Spanish Graduate Students Committee-University of Chicago
contact email: 
politicalnightmares@gmail.com

Keynote Speaker: Arcadio Díaz-Quiñones: Emory L. Ford Professor of Spanish, Princeton University

Stage Mothers: Women, Work and the Theatre, 1660-1830 Feb 15 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Elaine McGirr / Royal Holloway and Laura Engel / Duquesne University
contact email: 
elaine.mcgirr@rhul.ac.uk; engell784@duq.edu

This collection of essays seeks to explore the connection(s) between working mothers and the theater both on and off stage throughout the long eighteenth century.

Battleground States, February 25-26 2011, Abstract Deadline December 15

full name / name of organization: 
The Culture Club: Cultural Studies Scholars' Association
contact email: 
battlegroundstates@gmail.com

BATTLEGROUND STATES
COLLAPSING CULTURES & DARKENED DREAMSCAPES:
SOCIETIES AND IMAGINATIONS IN A STATE OF DISORDER
CALL FOR PAPERS FEBRUARY 25-26, 2011

Shakespeare in Performance, May 5-6 2011 (1/31/11 deadline)

full name / name of organization: 
Université du Maine, France
contact email: 
estelle.rivier@free.fr, brown.eric@maine.edu

Shakespeare in Performance
Université du Maine, France - 5-6 May 2011
Deadline for proposals: 31 January 2011

UPDATE: Reading Benjamin Reading, ACLA Vancouver (Deadline: 11/12/10; Conference: 3/31/11-4/3/11)

full name / name of organization: 
Brooks E. Hefner
contact email: 
hefnerbe@jmu.edu

In 1927, exactly one hundred years after Goethe first used the term “Weltliteratur,” Walter Benjamin returned to Berlin from Moscow. He had spent his time there reporting on developments in Russian literature and film, and he arrived to find that his German translation of Marcel Proust’s Within a Budding Grove had been published to strong reviews. Such multi-lingual and multi-national literary undertakings are central to Benjamin’s entire corpus. While not a major figure in most narratives of world literature, Benjamin’s involvement and theoretical interest in questions of translation, media, and cultural history suggest ways of placing him in these important contexts. But how do we read Benjamin’s own reading? This seminar invites papers on Benjamin’s own voracious reading and critical commentary, from major essays like “Unpacking My Library” to casual evidence of his reading preferences, such as the mention of William Faulkner’s Light In August in one of Benjamin’s final letters to Theodor Adorno.

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