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Shakespeare and Performance (January 31, 2012)

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011 - 7:59pm
Early Modern Studies Journal (EMSJ) formally Early English Studies

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:


Comparative performance in England




Comparative performances in England and other countries



Street performance



Provincial performance



Performance of Guilds




Women and performance



Boy's companies




Current productions of early modern plays




Shakespeare Festivals




Playing spaces




Actors and the text




Theatrical Gesture





Curiosities - Feb. 17, 2012

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011 - 3:51pm
Tufts Graduate Humanities Conference

What makes an object, a person, or a pursuit a "curiosity"? Are curiosities abnormal and rare? Are they always the extraordinarily strange, or can they be an everyday oddity? Enmeshed in a larger set of notions that often pit the social against the individual, the normative against the taboo, and the expected against the surprising, curiosities generate questions about desire, taste, knowledge, and inquiry.

MASSENET AND THE MEDITERRANEAN WORLD

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011 - 3:37pm
Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini

MASSENET AND THE MEDITERRANEAN WORLD
International Conference

LUCCA, COMPLESSO DI SAN MICHELETTO
30 NOVEMBER - 02 DECEMBER 2012

http://www.luigiboccherini.org/massenet.html

Organized by
Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini, Lucca/Pistoia

In association with
Palazzetto Bru Zane - Centre de musique romantique française (Venice)
Observatoire interdisciplinaire de création et de recherche en musique (Montréal)

Literature and Madness, PCA/ACA, 11-14 April 2012, Deadline 15 December 2011

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011 - 2:13pm
Russ Pottle, Area Chair, Literature and Madness Section of the Popular Culture Association

The Literature and Madness section of the Popular Culture Association is soliciting 15-20 minute papers for the upcoming year's annual PCA/ACA conference in Boston, MA, scheduled for 11-14 April 2012. The deadline for abstract submission is 15 December 2011.

Transgressive and Transgression

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011 - 8:17am
British Association for American Studies and Irish Association for American Studies

Discourses of American Exceptionalism pivot effortlessly around the fulcrum of America's position as an idealised other to the normative standard: the 'city on the hill' as disjointed from the normative valley below. However, contemporary American scholarship has been so bold as to tackle the 'othered' identities and constructs considered anti-social or nihilistic (as opposed to 'exceptional') by virtue of their disconnect which have long peopled the American narrative. Such demarcations beg the question as to what exactly denotes 'exception', and what denotes 'deviance' or even 'eccentricity'. What does it mean to be 'transgressive' in the context of an America which privileges the concept of 'exception'?

[UPDATE] General Call for papers on Popular Culture - Niagara Falls May 10-12, 2012

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Monday, November 14, 2011 - 10:33pm
Popular Culture Association of Canada

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).

"Modern Brains: Literary Studies and the Cognitive Sciences," March 9-10, 2012

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Monday, November 14, 2011 - 7:51pm
British Modernities Group, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Call for Papers and Posters:

"Modern Brains: Literary Studies and the Cognitive Sciences"

British Modernities Group, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

March 9-10, 2012

Keynote Speakers:

David Herman, Department of English, The Ohio State University

Kara D. Federmeier; Department of Psychology, Program in
Neuroscience, Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

CFP: The 9th Annual Summer Shaw Symposium, July 27-29, 2012. Deadline May 1, 2012.

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Monday, November 14, 2011 - 4:35pm
Richard Dietrich / International Shaw Society

Sponsored by The Academy of the Shaw Festival and the International Shaw Society, the 9th Annual Summer Shaw Symposium at Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario will take place on July 27-28-29, 2012 at the Festival Theater, centered around the two Shaw plays in the 2012 repertory. For details about Bryden Scholarships/ISS travel grants, registration, accommodations, schedules, etc., please go to www.shawsociety.org/SummerSymposium-2012.htm. For the full repertory season, see www.shawfest.com.

Dublin Shaw Conference at UCD, May 20-June 1, 2012. Deadline January 27, 2012.

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Monday, November 14, 2011 - 4:22pm
Richard Dietrich / International Shaw Society

"G. B. Shaw: Back in Town," a Shaw Conference at University College Dublin in Dublin, Ireland is co-sponsored by University College Dublin & the International Shaw Society. Deadline for abstracts & Travel Grant applications: January 27, 2012.

This conference is focused on Shaw's return to Dublin, so to speak, to revisit his Irish identity, and papers discussing his Irish qualities, interrelationships with other Irish, and contributions to Ireland would be welcomed, along with testimony to his stature in and influence on world drama, and other topics as well. If you choose to write on Irish themes, the following summary may be useful.

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