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Anthology on The Book of Mormon Musical, abstracts Feb 1.

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Wednesday, December 7, 2011 - 5:56pm
Marc Edward Shaw / Hartwick College; Holly Welker / Writer & editor

The official reaction of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to The Book of Mormon, the musical from Matt Stone and Trey Parker of South Park and Robert Lopez of Avenue Q, consists of a single sentence: "The production may attempt to entertain audiences for an evening, but the The Book of Mormon as a volume of scripture will change people's lives forever by bringing them closer to Christ."

But the musical has done much more than merely attempt to entertain people for an evening: it regularly brings audiences to their feet in a wild ovation at its end, and it earned a whopping 14 Tony nominations, winning in nine of the categories it was nominated in, including "Best Musical."

Cycles of Transformations and Transformations of Cycles: creation, evolution, and performance (March 9th, 2012)

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Wednesday, December 7, 2011 - 5:53pm
4th Annual Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

Deadline: Please send abstracts of 150 words to gso@gsoconference.com* by January 10th, 2010

We invite paper or panel proposals that examine the life processes and preservation cycles as they intersect with changing realities in the 21st century.

Some possible areas of study include but are not limited to:

·The transformative aspects of genealogy in (de)constructing culture

·Transformation of labor movements in amateur and professional sports

·Metamorphoses: Biological and geological cycles of the Hawaiian Islands

·Appropriation of cultural forms in capitalist systems

·Recycling: re-examining and re-educating our world

The Other Dickens: Victorian and Neo-Victorian Contexts ( 6-8 July 2012)

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Wednesday, December 7, 2011 - 7:14am
Patricia Pulham (University of Portsmouth, UK)

Centre for Studies in Literature, University of Portsmouth

Keynote Speakers: Professor Jay Clayton (Vanderbilt University), Professor Ann Heilmann (University of Hull), Professor Cora Kaplan (Queen Mary, University of London), Professor Lillian Nayder (Bates College) and Professor Gail Turley-Houston (University of New Mexico)

English Renaissance Literature; RMMLA, Boulder, CO, October 11-13, 2012

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Tuesday, December 6, 2011 - 4:34pm
Kirsten Inglis / Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association

This session seeks papers on any aspect of English Renaissance literature. Abstracts of 250-300 words are invited for papers to be delivered at the annual conference of the Rocky Mountain MLA in Boulder, Colorado, Oct. 11-13, 2012. Email abstracts – including your title, institutional affiliation, and email address – to Kirsten Inglis (kainglis@ucalgary.ca) by March 1, 2012. All submissions will be acknowledged and notifications sent by March 15, 2012. Non-members are welcome to submit abstracts, but presenters must be members of the RMMLA by April 1.

NETWORKED NY -- NEW DATE: 3/9/12; ABSTRACTS DUE 12/15/11

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Tuesday, December 6, 2011 - 11:56am
NYU CALC

The Colloquium in American Literature and Culture at New York University invites paper proposals for our 2012 spring conference, "Networked New York." This symposium will take place on Friday, March 23, 2012.

Cultural Translation and East Asia: Film, Literature and Art

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Tuesday, December 6, 2011 - 6:35am
Dr Kate Taylor-Jones and Dr Yan Ying. Bangor University WALES UK

The aim of this interdisciplinary conference is to focus on questions of 'cultural translation' in all its forms and constructs. As global identity becomes increasingly defined by questions of communication across languages and cultures the role of 'translation' becomes key in the forging of new subjectivities.

Topics could include (although are not limited to) :

1. Adaption in literature, film and media

2. Interplay between East Asian nations

3. Construction of 'East Asia' as a theoretical/political/cultural concept

4. A focus on the interplay between 'East Asia' and the 'West'

5. Global Dissemination of East Asian Popular Culture.

Reviving and Revisioning Work: Examining Class

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Monday, December 5, 2011 - 10:06pm
Second Annual University of Houston Graduate Literature Conference March 31, 2012

Between the recession, partisan rhetoric about class war, and the current Occupy movement, class has moved to the forefront of American political consciousness. Class is also something we can't avoid in the academy--whether we're talking about the relative place of men and women (Schell); WPAs, professors, and TAs (Bousquet, Scott); literature and composition (Miller); the university and the community (Mathieu); undergraduate students; or the literary canon and authors that we study. This is a kairotic moment to reexamine our assumptions about class and look more deeply at the class implications in our literature, our languages, our classrooms, and our communities.

Opera and Religion. due 11-1-2012

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Monday, December 5, 2011 - 3:15pm
_Religion and the Arts_

_Religion and the Arts_ , a peer-reviewed scholarly journal from Boston College, is planning a special issue on Opera and Religion for its issue 17.2 (published in June, 2013). Articles on all aspects of Opera and all faith traditions will be considered. We prefer articles of between 4,000 and 9,000 words using parenthetical citation. Send complete articles to goizueta@bc.edu by October 1, 2012.

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