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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."

2012 Annual SAMLA Conference-Text as Memoir: Tales of Travel, Immigration, and Exile

Wednesday, March 14, 2012 - 2:38pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association

The South Atlantic Modern Language Association welcomes proposals for full panels or calls for papers for the 2012 SAMLA Convention, which will be held in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, November 9-11, 2012. Proposals supporting the special focus of the conference, "Text as Memoir: Tales of Travel, Immigration, and Exile" are especially encouraged. Sessions, however, may also be of a more general nature or concentrate on a specific topic relating to teaching, literary and linguistic scholarship in the humanities, and modern languages.

PAMLA 2012 / Science Fiction Division / Deadline April 22nd, 2012

Wednesday, March 14, 2012 - 4:32am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

The Science Fiction Division of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association invites paper proposals for the 110th annual PAMLA conference, held this year at Seattle University, in Seattle, Washington from October 19th – 21st, 2012.

All abstracts proposing original science fiction scholarship will receive full consideration.

To propose a paper, please follow this link and use the Online Proposal Submission Form, which will help guide your paper title, abstract, and proposal (of no more than 500 words) to the Science Fiction Division by the April 22nd deadline: