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Violence in Theory and Practice (March 16-18th, 2012)

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Sunday, December 4, 2011 - 7:42pm
University of Ottawa English Dept. - Graduate Students' Association

VIOLENCE
In Theory and Practice
March 16-18, 2012

The Seventh Annual University of Ottawa English Graduate Conference

"Violence commands both literature and life, and violence is often crude and distorted."
– Ellen Glasgow

Violence is an ever-present phenomenon in literary texts. From Homer's graphic descriptions of infantry combat in the Iliad, to Wilfred Owen's haunting portrayal of the war-torn fields of Europe, to Edith Wharton's subtle critique of Old New York as a place of ruthless social warfare, representations of violence powerfully call our attention to questions of authority, agency and power.

Religion and Theatre Emerging Scholars Panel 2012

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Saturday, December 3, 2011 - 11:08am
Association of Theatre in Higher Education - Religion and Theatre Focus Group

Call ForPapers
Emerging Scholars Panel 2012 - Religion and Theatre Focus Group
The Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) 2012 Conference
Washington, DC, August 2-5, 2012
Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill
"Performance as/is Civic Engagement: Advocate, Collaborate, Educate"

The Religion and Theatre Focus Group is invested in assisting scholars who work with the intersection of theatre/performance practice with religion/spirituality. How have theatre and performance coincided with religiously motivated innovation? What are the religious or spiritual components of theatrical, artistic, cultural, political, linguistic, or economical innovation, and what are their performative counterparts?

[UPDATE] Extended Submission Deadline - 2012 CATR Conference

updated: 
Friday, December 2, 2011 - 4:16pm
Canadian Association for Theatre Research

CATR Conference 2012, Wilfrid Laurier University and the University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario
(La version française suit la version anglaise.)

CATR/ACRT has extended the closing date for 2012 Open Paper Proposals
until Dec. 15, 2011.

Please remember that applying to present an open research paper does
not limit your application to and participation in other seminars
and/or roundtables. You are encouraged to apply to as many sessions as
you'd like to participate in.

European Cinema - ECRF Annual Conference (07/16-12 - 07/18/12; 02/28/12)

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Friday, December 2, 2011 - 1:29pm
European Cinema Research Forum (ECRF)

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Adaptation, Authorship & Ownership

2012 ECRF ANNUAL CONFERENCE

Edge Hill University, UK
16 July – 18 July 2012

The European Cinema Research Forum (ECRF)** invites proposals for its 12th annual international conference.

This focus of this year's ECRF conference is 'Adaptation, Authorship and Ownership'. Presenters are invited to explore any aspect of these areas, in relation to European film and European film cultures. Contributions from the realms of practice and theory are equally welcome!

Each year the ECRF publishes a Special Issue of the peer reviewed journal Studies in European Cinema (Intellect), drawn from the ECRF annual conference.

"'The Plains' as a Unique Place in Literature"; MAASA Conference; Tulsa, OK; April 1-3, 2012

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Friday, December 2, 2011 - 12:31pm
Brian Brooks / Northeastern State University, Broken Arrow

Tracy Letts' Pulitzer Prize-winning play August: Osage County depicts an Oklahoma family dealing with the hardships of death, discord, substance abuse, and other problems while confined by "the Plains." Letts sets the play in a claustrophobic space, a house with the windows covered, to make a statement about life on the plains. His study about family requires the audience to evaluate whether or not the Plains is a distinct place, or if the concerns are of larger import.

MEMORY REMAINS. Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference, March 31 - April 1, 2012

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Friday, December 2, 2011 - 12:09pm
Northeastern University English Graduate Student Association

Northeastern University
Boston, MA

Keynote Speaker: Marita Sturken, Professor and Chair, Department of Media, Culture, and Communication, New York University

Faculty Speaker: Erika Boeckeler, Assistant Professor of English, Northeastern University

March 31 - April 1, 2012

ENVIRONMENTAL UTTERANCE 1-2 Sep 2012

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Friday, December 2, 2011 - 9:13am
University College Falmouth incorporating Dartington College of Arts

University College Falmouth inc. Dartington College of Arts

invites you to

"ENVIRONMENTAL UTTERANCE"
1st-2nd September 2012

Deadline for proposals: 31st March 2012

Across disciplines academics and artists are researching and creating practices that are highly contextual (determined by the environment in which they are located), exploring ways of articulating specific environments, spaces or places. This conference examines a specific problematic that attends the dissemination of this work: how to engage with 'being there' when 'there' is not here?

Myths and Fairy Tales Area *Deadline Extended*

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Friday, December 2, 2011 - 7:31am
SW/TX PCA/ACA

Southwest/Texas Popular Culture & American Culture Association's 33rd Annual
Conference
Albuquerque, NM February 8-11, 2012
http://swtxpca.org/

In the Myths and Fairy Tales Area, panels are now forming on topics related to all areas of myth and fairy tale and their connections to popular culture. To participate in this area, you do not need to present on both myths and fairy tales (one or the other is perfectly fine), but we have seen that bringing both genre categories into conversation has led to extremely valuable and stimulating conversations.

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