Deformity is traditionally sanitised and fitted into a structure of normality. The academy tends to obscure the complexity of the sensuous/sensual/sensed body of the deformed subject, and of the questions, anxieties, and denials which surround deformity when it is located within a continuum of sense.
The History of Cardenio: Spain and England, Then and Now
Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
April 27, 2012
Keynote Speaker: Gary Taylor, George Matthew Edgar Professor of English at Florida State University
Papers sought for an approved PAMLA special session panel on Shakespeare's Roman plays Julius Caesar, Antony and Cleopatra, Coriolanus, Titus Andronicus, and Cymbeline. The playwright's representation of Roman history and characteristics is of particular interest, but other classical concentrations may work well. Since the conference theme is "Migration, Immigration, and Movement," papers that address this broad topic would be appreciated.
The conference will take place at Seattle University, Washington from October 19-21, 2012.
Submission Deadline: Saturday March 31, 2012.
Submissions are invited for publication in "Writing Exile: Women, The Arts, and Technologies" edited by Wanda Balzano (email@example.com) and Silvana Carotenuto (firstname.lastname@example.org). The issue will explore 'exile' as experienced by contemporary female artists working in different media. The critical focus of this special issue is placed on the practices of creative writing, photography, video art, and on the recent web 2-0 platforms on internet.
The Irish became an intrinsic part of the London population through the course of the eighteenth century. Whether Catholic and Protestant, professional or plebeian, London provided opportunities for waves of Irish migrants. Irish migrants can of course be found throughout Britain (and Europe) at this time but London offered a burgeoning world capital that embraced all tiers of Irish society. The Irish, from both sides of the religious divide, could be found almost anywhere in London: in its kitchens, drawing rooms, legal chambers, banking houses, theatres, newspaper offices, and courts.
This panel seeks to explore the cultural intersections of the Orient in
the Hispanic world in literary, historical and/or visual texts. We
welcome papers that examine these cultural crossroads in a variety of forms including, but not limited to, Asian Hispanic identities,
(mis)representations, art, film, and theater.
Please submit your proposal online at http://www.pamla.org by 31 March 2012.
The 2nd Annual Conference of the Popular Culture Association of Canada will be held at the Sheraton on the Falls Hotel, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.
We invite proposals for papers and/or panels on theories of popular culture, research methods in popular culture, the teaching of popular culture, and any epiphenomena of popular culture, past or present.
Our broad definition of popular culture encompasses communicative texts, practices and experiences, mediated and unmediated, contemporary and historical, Canadian and non-Canadian (including the local and the global).
Call for Papers: PSFG/ATHE 2012 Emerging Scholars Panel
The Performance Studies Focus Group (PSFG) at the Association of Theater in Higher Education (ATHE) conference invites submissions of papers for its Emerging Scholars' Panel. The theme of the conference is Performance as/is Civic Engagement: Advocate, Collaborate, Educate, and it will take place at the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., August 2-5, 2012.
Tragedy and Comedy, the two classical literary forms, on the one hand continue to capture the imagination of readers and audiences across the world even today, and on the other, have generated a lot of critical debates around them. From Aristotle's classical distinction between tragedy as a higher form and comedy as an ugly, distorted, and lowly one, not to be taken seriously, to Nietzsche's notion of tragedy, and call for its rebirth, as a joyous affirmation of life against the terror and absurdity of existence and then to Milan Kundera's assertion that "the art of the novel came into the world as an echo of God's laughter," our notions of the tragic and the comic have certainly undergone a dramatic shift.
The 2012 volume will focus on "Shakespeare and Performance." We are interested in articles that consider any aspect of performance in historical or contemporary productions of Shakespeare and his contemporary playwrights. The following list is of possible topics, but should not be considered exhaustive: