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[UPDATE] Instrument, Image, Ekphrasis: Intersecting Genres of Knowledge.

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Wednesday, November 30, 2011 - 2:06am
24th Annual Stony Brook University English Department Graduate Conference: "Instrument, Image, Ekphrasis: Intersecting Genres of Knowledge." An Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference at Stony Brook University

Location: Stony Brook University, Manhattan Campus

Date: Saturday, February 25, 2012

Proposal Deadline: December 17, 2011

Keynote Speaker: Laura Kipnis; film director, author and faculty at Northwestern University

Best Paper Prize: Drafts Due January 16, 2012 at conference email address above.

Shakespeare and Performance [UPDATE] (January 31, 2012)

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Tuesday, November 29, 2011 - 5:27pm
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

Crisis and Resistance (U. of Idaho Grad Conference) April 6-7, 2012. (Deadline Jan. 27, 2012)

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Tuesday, November 29, 2011 - 2:51pm
3rd Annual Graduate Conference | University of Idaho Dept. of English

Crisis and Resistance: Texts, Tumult and Transformation

The Graduate Students in Literature at the University of Idaho invite submissions for interdisciplinary conference presentations on the topic of crisis and resistance. Our keynote speaker will be Dr. T.V Reed, whose research pertains to cultural theory, contemporary American fiction, social movements and popular culture. Dr. Reed is Lewis E. and Stella G. Buchanan Distinguished Professor of English and American Studies at Washington State University and is the 2011 winner of the Mary C. Turpie Award.

Rated-X: Perversion and Exclusion

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Tuesday, November 29, 2011 - 11:00am
Brandeis University Graduate Student Conference

Abstracts (250-500 words) Due: January 5, 2012
Plenary Speaker: Lee Edelman, Chair, Department of English, Tufts University

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.

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