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[UPDATE] Philadelphia Theatre Research Symposium - January 20, 2012

updated: 
Thursday, October 27, 2011 - 1:28pm
Villanova University: Theatre Department

Call for Papers
and
Call for Performances
Philadelphia Theatre Research Symposium

Conference Theme:
The work of Elizabeth LeCompte,
The Wooster Group, the Avant Garde, Textual Intervention, and Experimental Theatre Collectives

Friday, January 20, 2012

Keynote Speaker
Elizabeth LeCompte

[UPDATE] Philadelphia Theatre Research Symposium - January 20, 2012

updated: 
Thursday, October 27, 2011 - 1:25pm
Villanova University: Theatre Department

Call for Papers
and
Call for Performances
Philadelphia Theatre Research Symposium

Conference Theme:
The work of Elizabeth LeCompte,
The Wooster Group, the Avant Garde, Textual Intervention, and Experimental Theatre Collectives

Friday, January 20, 2012

Keynote Speaker
Elizabeth LeCompte

[UPDATE] 20th Anniversary British Women Writers Conference (BWWC): June 7-10, 2012

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Thursday, October 27, 2011 - 8:36am
18th- and 19th-Century British Women Writers Association

In 2012, the 18th- and 19th-Century British Women Writers Conference (BWWC) will commemorate its 20th anniversary in Boulder, Colorado, by focusing on the theme of "Landmarks."  Rich in both physical and metaphorical significance, landmarks form loci by which we organize history and chart the development of individuals, nations, and cultures. We therefore invite papers that explore how women writers and their texts engage with an ever-changing geography that is both material and abstract. These conference papers should address the people, places, events, and texts that have made their marks on history, and/or the processes and implications of marking, mapping, reading, preserving, overwriting, or erasing.

Crossroads - HERA Conference, March 8-10 2012 Salt Lake City, Utah

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Wednesday, October 26, 2011 - 8:26pm
Humanities Education and Research Association [HERA]

Crossroads
In keeping with HERA's mission of promoting the study of the humanities across a wide range of disciplines, we invite presentations exploring any form of artistic representation---literature, the visual arts, music, theatre, opera, dance, film, photography, architecture et al---from any world culture, using an interdisciplinary "crossroads" approach to enrich and deepen our understanding of these cultural artifacts and the societies that produced them. Presentations on interdisciplinary approaches to teaching the humanities are also welcome. Proposals for papers, panels, or workshops must be submitted through the conference web portal on the HERA website at

Popular Fiction and the English Renaissance

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Wednesday, October 26, 2011 - 10:51am
Dr Katherine Heavey, Newcastle University

Abstracts are invited for a conference on "Popular Fiction and the English Renaissance", to take place at Newcastle University 14-15 April 2012. The conference aims to explore those texts and plays which were most enthusiastically received and read by sixteenth and seventeenth century readers, as well as, more broadly, the themes and approaches which Renaissance authors identified as appealing to a broad audience of readers and theatre-goers. Topics could include (but are not limited to) the following:

Particularly popular sixteenth and seventeenth century texts, for example John Lyly's Euphues; literary responses to these works by other writers.

"Forces at Play: Bodies, Power, and Spaces," March 31, 2012 Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference

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Monday, October 24, 2011 - 5:18pm
University of Massachusetts Amherst, English Graduate Organization

Forces at Play: Bodies, Power, and Spaces

Cyber bullying, the male gaze in cinema, SlutWalk in Toronto, the canonization of slave narratives, border rhetoric in the classroom – issues such as these take up the ways bodies, power, and spaces converge in a re-seeing and re-interpreting of historical and contemporary social complexities. Investigating this nexus in our discursive and material realities gives us the language for articulating the machinations of power and space that construct and dismantle singular and collective (im)material bodies.

"Politics of Literary Storytelling" panel, abstract due 10/31/11

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Monday, October 24, 2011 - 2:19pm
“Storytelling: Global Reflections on Narrative” conference, May 2012, Prague, Czech Republic

This is a call for papers for a panel on "Politics of Literary Storytelling" for the conference on "Storytelling: Global Reflections on Narrative" that will take place in May 2012 in Prague, Czech Republic. Our panel will explore storytelling across genres of Postmodern fiction, involving plays, short stories, and novels, seeking to answer some of the following questions: Do stories of individual experience have a better capacity to effect social change when they are related through multiple or fragmented narrators? The Postmodern exercise seems to focus on this type of storytelling, but does it actually have any political potential, and if so, how?

LIES 2012: "Of what is past, or passing, Or to come": Travelling in time and space in literature in English

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Monday, October 24, 2011 - 5:54am
Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland

The lines quoted in the title of the conference from W.B. Yeats' "Sailing to Byzantium," which are recalled by one of the characters in Marina Warner's novel In a Dark Wood, bring to light the theme of this year's Literature in English Symposium: Travelling in space and time.
The idea of a journey is inherently connected with changing places and movement, but, through reading, we can traverse space and time, continents and cultures, whilst remaining static.

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