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2012 PAMLA Special Session "To Sleep: Perchance to Dream" at Seattle University in Seattle, Washington; Proposal deadline 3/31

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Monday, January 2, 2012 - 3:02pm
PAMLA (Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association); October 19-20, 2012

This special session for the 2012 PAMLA Conference seeks papers that address constructions, representations, and interpretations of dreams and dreamlike states. What extent do we have control over our dreams? What is the purpose of dreaming, if such purpose exists? What of other, dream-like altered states of consciousness?

This session welcomes papers from across the disciplines. Please use the PAMLA 2012 site to submit a proposal before Saturday, March 31, 2012.

Virginia Tech English Graduate Student Conference- Jasbir Puar Keynote

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Sunday, January 1, 2012 - 1:32pm
Virginia Tech English Graduate Student Organization

Graduate students are hybrid creatures in academia: we are both educators and students, innovators and learners. As we strive to master the foundational knowledges of our disciplines, we also challenge preconceptions, explore neglected or newly discovered areas, rethink our assumptions; ultimately, we create new knowledge.

This year, the Virginia Tech English Graduate Student Organization (EGSO) warmly invites our colleagues from all disciplines to share the ways in which they are revising, reforming, and recreating accepted disciplinary knowledge to form the next generation of scholarship. We welcome interdisciplinary approaches and also encourage proposals from traditional humanities.

RMMLA: Special Topics Session: "Subverting and Perverting: Bad Grrls in Fiction" in Boulder, CO (October 11-13, 2012)

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Sunday, January 1, 2012 - 12:40pm
Pamela J. Rader (convener)/ Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association (RMMLA)

Special Topics Session: "Subverting and Perverting: Bad Grrls in Fiction"

This special topics session is a follow up to a successful roundtable at the annual 2010 MELUS conference in Scranton, PA; the 2010 roundtable was inspired by poet-writer Marilyn Chin's _Revenge of the Mooncake Vixen_. In this novel, or book of tales, Chin's Chinese-American twin female protagonists subvert the dominant expectations of gender and sexuality. I am interested in paper proposals that examine the works of contemporary women writers who raise questions about gender and sexuality within and across various ethnicities.

CFP: Inaugural Bangor Conference of Celtic Studies, 21-23 July 2012

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Sunday, January 1, 2012 - 12:31pm
Dr Katharine Olson/ Bangor University

CALL FOR PAPERS

THE INAUGURAL BANGOR CONFERENCE OF CELTIC STUDIES
21 JULY — 23 JULY 2012
BANGOR UNIVERSITY, NORTH WALES

An international conference welcoming papers in Welsh and English on topics relating to any aspect of Celtic Studies, including (but not limited to) history, archaeology, language, literature, linguistics, music, religion, philosophy, folklore, art history, anthropology, and gender studies. A selection of the conference proceedings will be published.

20th and 21st century Quebec studies

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Friday, December 30, 2011 - 2:27pm
PAMLA - Special Session - Oct. 19-21, 2012

110th Annual PAMLA Convention
Seattle University
Seattle, Washington
October 19-21, 2012

Special Session:

20th and 21 century Quebec studies

Renaissance Borders, Princeton University, April 13-14, 2012

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Friday, December 30, 2011 - 12:52pm
Princeton University Renaissance Studies

From the beginning, conceptualizations of the Renaissance have been concerned with borders: between the classical past and the modern present; between pagan and Christian; between the civilized and the barbarous. Even as the idea of the Renaissance has endured various critiques over the past half century, this attention to borders has only intensified. In current debates about secularization and periodization in Renaissance studies, the boundaries between past and present and between the sacred and the profane have taken on a newly charged intensity.

ATHE Theatre History Focus Group Debut Panel CFP

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Monday, December 26, 2011 - 5:34pm
American Association for Theatre in Higher Education Theatre History Focus Group

The Theatre History Focus Group (THFG) of the Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) invites submissions for its debut panel from scholars who have neither published articles nor previously presented at ATHE. The deadline for submissions is March 15, 2012.

Papers must address the history of theatre practice, but the parameters are broad. Active engagement with historiographical methodologies, theory, and/or dramatic literature is encouraged. Papers engaging explicitly with the conference theme "Performance As/Is Civil Engagement" and incorporating transnational or non-Western perspectives are especially desired. THFG remains committed to giving voice to a diversity of methodological approaches and geographical emphases.

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