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Proposed Special Session on Bernard Shaw, MMLA Conference in Cincinnati, November 2012.

Saturday, January 7, 2012 - 10:47am
International Shaw Society


"Bernard Shaw and Debt Sealings"

A Proposed Session on Bernard Shaw at the 2012 Midwest Modern Language Association Convention November 8-11, 2012. Cincinnati, Ohio.

The proposed session seeks papers on Shaw's writings that dovetail with the conference theme of "Debt." Possible topics could include:

*representations of borrowers and lenders, borrowing and lending, in Shaw's plays

*debts Shaw and/or his plays owe to other thinkers, writers, and/or political figures

*Shavian debts accrued by contemporary plays, playwrights, and/or theorists

Literary Translation Studies and Comparatism

Saturday, January 7, 2012 - 5:42am
452ºF Comparative Literature Journal

Starting from the reappraisal of literary translation that Susan Bassnett carried out at the beginning of the eighties, comparative literature as a discipline started re-evaluating its relation to this ancient practice, considering that more than once the fundamental contribution of this practice to comparative studies had been taken for granted. To a certain extent, it could be claimed that translation is a requirement and a condition of possibility for comparative literature. For this reason, Journal 452ºF decided that the monographic section of issue number seven will describe the current state of affairs in translation studies and comparatism.

Crowd control in the Renaissance

Saturday, January 7, 2012 - 4:49am
European Society for the Study of English (ESSE)

This seminar will discuss the notion of "crowd control" from various viewpoints, distinguishing "crowd controllers" and the "crowds controlled" in different loci : on the stage, in the Church, the royal entourage, urban/rural milieus, in the British Isles or elsewhere.

The seminar, which will take place during the September 2012 ESSE conference in Istanbul, seeks to build on ideological and Foucauldian-based approaches to notions and instances of rebellion and social control, favored by critics in the 80s and 90s, by taking into account recent interdisciplinary research on manuscripts, law, iconography, film and performance studies, among others.

MMLA DRAMA 2012 November 8-12

Friday, January 6, 2012 - 8:26pm
Drama Panel at the Midwest Modern Language Association

An Embarrassment of Riches: The Drama of Wealth
Papers on dramas of abundance, wealth, and excess as well as theoretical discussions about drama as excess are welcome. Send 250-word abstracts to Ann C. Hall,, with phone, email, and address by March 1, 2013.

Association for Contemporary Iberian Studies, 33rd Annual Conference, 4 - 6 September 2012, Kings College London

Friday, January 6, 2012 - 12:33pm
Association for Contemporary Iberian Studies

Association for Contemporary Iberian Studies


The Association will hold its 33rd Conference organised jointly by Kings College London and the University of Westminster, for 4 - 6 September 2012. The conference will take place at King's College London.

[UPDATE] In Analysis: The Work of Hanif Kureishi - Conference - proposals for papers due by 30 Jan. 2012

Friday, January 6, 2012 - 12:08pm
Roehampton University

The University of Roehampton presents


Friday, 24 and Saturday, 25 February 2012

Conference events include: Hanif Kureishi in conversation and reading from work-in-progress

Invited speakers include:

Susie Thomas (Independent, UK)
Tentative title: 'Kureishi's Revolutionary Cultural Experiment and the Literary Canon'

Geoffrey Boucher (Deakin, Victoria, Australia)
Tentative title: 'The Other Kureishi: Reading Something to Tell You'

Peter Childs (Gloucestershire, UK), TBA

UPDATE* A Call For Papers: **Deadline extended to January 15, 2012** Federation Rhetoric Symposium 2012

Friday, January 6, 2012 - 10:34am
Federation Rhetoric Symposium 2012 "Women and Rhetoric: Influence, Inspiration, Inclusion"

A Call For Papers:
**Deadline extended to January 15, 2012**

Federation Rhetoric Symposium 2012
Women and Rhetoric: Influence, Inspiration, Inclusion

Texas Woman's University, Denton, Texas
April 20, 2012

The Federation Rhetoric Symposium will provide an opportunity for a diverse group of scholars to investigate how today's rhetors are influenced by the works of women in rhetoric. Discussions are encouraged to explore how the women involved in rhetoric have influenced the way we theorize about discourse, what inspirations the women of rhetoric have provided, and how the inclusion of women in the subject of rhetoric has affected its study.

[UPDATE] Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference (6/16/12 - 6/17/12: 3/16/12)

Friday, January 6, 2012 - 8:20am
Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference


Great Writing 2012

The 15th Anniversary Great Writing International
Creative Writing Conference (UK)

Imperial College London
Saturday June 16th - Sunday June 17th 2012

Critical or creative presentations are invited for the 15th Anniversary Great Writing International Creative Writing Conference, 16th – 17th June 2012.

To be held at one of the UK's great universities and great locations: Imperial College London, South Kensington, a cultural centre for the arts, sciences, music and museums, close to Royal Albert Hall and right next to the wonderful Natural History Museum.

[UPDATE: Extended Deadline] Visual Memory: Mind, Monument, Metaphor (Proposals due Jan 27, 2012; MadLit Conference March 1-3 , 2

Thursday, January 5, 2012 - 9:32pm
University of Wisconsin-Madison English Graduate Student Association

The Graduate Student Association of the University of Wisconsin-Madison English Department is pleased to invite papers for the 8th annual MadLit conference to be held March 1-3, 2012. This year's theme, "Visual Memory: Mind, Monument, Metaphor" seeks to investigate the role that vision plays in the creation, recollection, and use of memory as well as to challenge the relationship between optic experience and the visual idioms often used to describe these processes.

CFP REMINDER: North American British Music Studies Association (NABMSA) Conference, UIUC, July 25-28, 2012

Thursday, January 5, 2012 - 6:24pm
North American British Music Studies Association

NABMSA's fifth conference will once again bring together scholars and lovers of British music from various academic fields and locales for three days of papers, discussions, and musical performances. The 2012 conference will take place from July 25-28 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.