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Northern Renaissance Seminar: 'Genre in the Renaissance'

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Tuesday, November 29, 2011 - 9:25am
Anna Mackenzie, University of Chester

University of Chester

17th March 2012

'Genre in the Renaissance'

*Confirmed keynote speakers: Professor John Drakakis (University of Stirling) and Professor Marion Wynne-Davies (University of Surrey)*

Proposals for papers are invited on any aspect of the ways in which literary/poetic/dramatic genres function in the Renaissance. This seminar endeavours to expose some of the ways in which genres are employed, manipulated, or resisted in Renaissance literature, poetry and drama.
Topics may include, but are certainly not restricted to:

- The emergence and evolution of genres in relation to Renaissance culture;

- The tensions or compliance of literary/dramatic works with genre theory;

[UPDATE] - CFP – So What?: Exploring the Implications of Humanities Studies in the 21st Century (DEADLINE EXTENDED - 12/1)

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Tuesday, November 29, 2011 - 8:25am
North Carolina State University Association of English Graduate Students

The Association of English Graduate Students at North Carolina State University is pleased to announce the call for papers for our third annual graduate student conference, which will be held February 24-25, 2012 at Tompkins Hall in Raleigh, NC.

In this conference, we wish presenters and participants to examine the continued need for humanities studies, and the place of humanities studies in societies that increasingly value technological advances in communication.

2nd Global Conference: Gender and Love (September 2012: Oxford, United Kingdom)

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Tuesday, November 29, 2011 - 6:43am
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

2nd Global Conference
Gender and Love

Tuesday 25th September – Thursday 27th September 2012
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Call for Papers:

The study of gender is an interdisciplinary field intertwined with feminism, queer studies, sexuality studies, postcolonial studies, and cultural studies (to name just some relevant fields).

Jetzt: Contemporary and Historical Figurations of the Present (Cornell Univ. Mar.30/Apr. 1 2012)

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Monday, November 28, 2011 - 11:30am
Cornell University German Studies

Jetzt: Contemporary and Historical Figurations
March 31/April 1, 2012
Keynote Speaker: Peter Fenves (Northwestern University)

"Now: it has already ceased to be since it was pointed out; the now that is is an other than that pointed out to us, it is what has been."
(Hegel, The Phenomenology of Spirit)

The now, by virtue of its ephemerality, presents a series of problems for attempts to define it. Along with its deictic counterpart the here, it resists the fixity of any determinate content. Yet this very quality of now simultaneously includes a generative power—as demonstrated by ongoing attempts to conceptualize, interpret, produce or poeticize the now.

MMLA Drama Session: Drama of Wealth. Cincinnati. November 2012

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Sunday, November 27, 2011 - 7:41pm
Midwest Modern Language Association. Drama Session.

The Drama panel welcomes papers on the An Embarrassment of Riches: The Drama of Wealth. Given the MMLA's theme of Debt, it seemed fitting to celebrate dramas of abundance. Interpretations of wealth and abundance may be applied widely through such works as Cloud Nine with its excessive gender options or more narrowly through a work such as Enron. Please send 250-300 word abstracts via electronic attachment to Ann C. Hall, Chair of the Drama panel, halla@ohiodominican.edu, by May 1, 2012. Selected presenters will be informed by June 1, 2012, and must register for the conference by July 1, 2012.

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