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A Scranton Party: History, Humor and the Spark of Imagination

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Tuesday, November 1, 2011 - 9:00am
Pennsylvania College English Association

A Scranton Party: History, Humor, and the Spark of Imagination
April 12-14, 2012
Hilton Scranton Hotel and Conference Center
100 Adams Avenue, Scranton, PA 18503

Broken Voices, Broken Ears — ACLA Seminar, 2012; CFP Deadline November 15, 2011

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Tuesday, November 1, 2011 - 2:13am
Serena Le (UC Berkeley) and Giffen Maupin (Cornell University)

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What is the sound of crisis? Is it a human voice made inhuman? A whisper, a cry, a moan, a scream? Is it a staggering cacophony or a stunned silence, a static shock or a stutter? And what is its relationship to the listening ear, the trapped ear, the ear whose hearing falters? From Dante's depictions of Maleboge, the grotesque sounds of which defy description, to Adorno's post-Holocaust call for a music that takes on the "odium of dehumanization," seeming failures of audition and vocalization have figured not only as indicators of moments and spaces of catastrophe, but also as means by which "unspeakable" events are instigated, carried forward, embodied in aftermath.

Representing the Body in Culture and Society (Journal Submissions)

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Monday, October 31, 2011 - 8:45pm
PROTEUS: A Journal of Ideas

Title: Representing the Body in Culture and Society

CFP: Proteus: A Journal of Ideas seeks submissions for our upcoming issue, "Representing the Body in Culture and Society." We are soliciting articles and creative works from a wide range of disciplines that reflect upon the issue's theme. We are particularly interested in work that focuses on the body from a Disability Studies perspective, though submissions from all disciplines are welcome. We are looking for broad theoretical inquiries, individual case studies, and traditional scholarly articles on the subject of the body, as well as theme-related photographs, poetry, and creative writing.

Frontiers and Borders

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Monday, October 31, 2011 - 4:45pm
Oklahoma State University English Graduate Student Association

Oklahoma State University's English Graduate Student Association is pleased to announce a call for papers for Frontiers and Borders, its annual conference, to take place March 9-11, 2012 in Stillwater, Oklahoma. The conference will feature a keynote presentation on linguistic boundaries from distinguished linguistics scholar, Dr. Dennis Preston. There will also be a reading by Dr. Angie Estes, author of such books as Chez Nous and Tryst, finalist for the 2010 Pulitzer Prize.

[UPDATED} Geographies of Desire: A Medieval and Early Modern Interdisciplinary Conference April 27-28, 2012

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Monday, October 31, 2011 - 2:34pm
The Graduate Field Committee of Medieval and Early Modern Studies and the Department of English at the University of Maryland

The University of Maryland, College Park -- April 27-28, 2012

Keynote Speaker: Valerie Traub, Frederick G.L. Huetwell Professor of English and Women's Studies at the University of Michigan

Where do we go to get what we want? Mandeville to the kingdom of Prester John, the Littlewits to Bartholomew Fair, Antony to Alexandria, Henry VIII to the Field of the Cloth of Gold: the fulfillment of desire, or the negation of an interior lack, is frequently a plotted movement from here to there. "Geographies of Desire" seeks papers that explore how desires are mapped across spatial planes; how do spaces such as markets, shrines, bedrooms, and courts produce material, spiritual, erotic, and political desires?

CFP: Evolution—How Does the Old Create the New? March 30 and 31, 2012.

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Monday, October 31, 2011 - 11:27am
Midwestern Conference on Literature, Language, and Media, Northern Illinois University

The twentieth annual MCLLM conference will be held on March 30 and 31, 2012 in DeKalb, IL. Online registration is available at www.engl.niu.edu/mcllm. E-mail proposals to mcllm@niu.edu

MCLLM is now accepting proposals for fifteen-minute papers from scholars at all stages of their careers.

We are particularly interested in papers that examine the evolutionary aspects of literature, language, media, or culture. As always, MCLLM will also accept papers on any aspect of literature, language, media, or culture.

Theme: Evolution--How Does the Old Create the New?

Rhetorics of the Non-State (ACLA Seminar, 3/29-4/1; due 11/15)

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Monday, October 31, 2011 - 10:21am
American Comparative Literature Association Annual Conference

From the challenges of protection posed by the refugee to the Tea Party's diagnosis of government as deeply pernicious to individual liberty, to collectivities that emerge through globalizing technologies, the State's grip over lives and subjectivities seems increasingly precarious. On the one hand, it consolidates and exercises power over citizens, whose precariousness owes to their dependence on identities conferred by injunctions of the state; on the other hand, it has become a site of resistance, an idea against which subject positions, collectivities, and relations are mobilized and theorized.

Shakespeare and Performance (January 31, 2012)

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Sunday, October 30, 2011 - 2:10pm
Early Modern Studies Journal (EMSJ) formally Early English Studies (EES)

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




CFP: Shakespeare on Film, TV, Video (SW/TX PCA/ACA)

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Friday, October 28, 2011 - 8:07pm
SW/TX PCA/ACA

Shakespeare on Film, TV, Video (SW/TX PCA/ACA)
CFP: SW/TX PCA/ACA Regional Conference
Albuquerque, NM
Feb. 8-11, 2012

Submission deadline: Dec. 1, 2011

Proposals are now being accepted for the Shakespeare on Film, Television, and Video Area. While any topic on Shakespeare and moving images is welcome, here are some to consider:

Conference in progress.

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Friday, October 28, 2011 - 2:23pm
NYU Department of French, Graduate Student Association


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