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Popular Fiction and the English Renaissance

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

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

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

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.

Interdisciplinary Studies: "Food & Culture(s) in a Global Context"- Due December 1, 2011

Sunday, October 23, 2011 - 11:04pm
SWTX PCA/ACA 33rd Annual Conference

Call for Papers: Interdisciplinary Studies

SWTX PCA/ACA 33rd Annual Conference celebrating

"Food & Culture(s) in a Global Context"

February 8 - 11, 2012
Albuquerque, NM

Conference Location:
Hyatt Regency Downtown Albuquerque
330 Tijeras NW, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA 87102
Tel: +1 505 842 1234 Fax: +1 505 843 2710

Proposal submission deadline: December 1, 2011

Proposal submission location:

CFP: "Performances of Citizenship" (Aug 2-5, 2012; SUBMISSIONS DUE Oct 29, 2011)

Sunday, October 23, 2011 - 8:04pm
Association for Theatre in Higher Education

Call for Papers
"Performances of Citizenship"
The Association for Theatre in Higher Education's 2012 Conference
August 2-5, 2012; Washington D.C.

I am looking for panelists to fill out a session for the Association for Theatre in Higher Education Conference in 2012. The panel, which will be sponsored by the Performance Studies Focus Group, will explore the contours of performances that engage in some way with the ideas of nationalism and citizenship. How do people enact belonging to (or separation from) a nation through performances of citizenship? Possible performances may include (but are certainly not limited to):

Queer Interventions and Intersections

Sunday, October 23, 2011 - 7:20pm
Trans-Scripts, an interdisciplinary online journal in the Humanities and Social Sciences at UC Irvine

Trans-Scripts, an interdisciplinary online journal in the Humanities and Social Sciences at UC Irvine

Volume II: 2012, "Queer Interventions and Intersections"

Journal Publication Date: April 15, 2012
Deadline for the submission of papers: January 1, 2012

Trans-Scripts – a new interdisciplinary online journal in the Humanities and Social Sciences based at the University of California, Irvine – invites graduate students to submit their work for publication. The theme of the second volume will be "Queer Interventions and Intersections."