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[UPDATE] RAPCAP 2011: Rethinking African Popular Culture and Performance (10/23/2011; 12/08/2011)

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Thursday, October 6, 2011 - 6:03am
Popular Arts Collective

Deadline Extension: The deadline for submission of abstracts for RAPCAP 2011 is now October 23, 2011. This is to enable us to accommodate intending participants who could not make the previous deadline for pertinent reasons. Please note that new deadline is final. The valid e-mail address for submissions is lorunyomiat50@yahoo.com.

Conference Date: The conference will hold on December 8, 2011 at the Institute of African Studies, University of Ibadan, Nigeria.

Keynote Address: Odia Ofeimun, erstwhile president of the Association of Nigerian Authors, will give the keynote address.

The Future of Arts Research

updated: 
Wednesday, October 5, 2011 - 2:00pm
Royal Holloway, University of London

A one-day Postgraduate conference to be held at the British Library, Friday 18th November 2011, 9.30-5.00 sponsored by the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Royal Holloway University of London, in partnership with the British Library.

Keynote speakers:

Professor Martin McQuillan, Professor of Literary Theory and Cultural Analysis, Kingston University.

David Cross, freelance artist and Reader in Art and Design at the University of the Arts London

Touchstone Literary Magazine Deadline: November 18th, 2011

updated: 
Wednesday, October 5, 2011 - 1:44pm
Touchstone Literary Magazine

Touchstone, Kansas State University's literary magazine, is looking for submissions. We are looking for fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, art of all medias, and flash fiction (under 1000 words). Deadline to be considered for publication is November 18, 2011. Please send your submissions to: touch@ksu.edu. For more details, visit our webiste at www.k-state.edu/english/touchstone.

Valley Humanities Review-- Call for Undergraduate Papers in the Humanities

updated: 
Wednesday, October 5, 2011 - 12:19pm
Valley Humanities Review

The Valley Humanities Review is currently seeking essays in the humanities for publication in its Spring 2012 Issue. We seek essays of high quality, intellectual rigor and originality that challenge or contribute substantially to ongoing conversations in the humanities. Topics may include but are not limited to: literature, history, religion, philosophy, art, art history and foreign languages. VHR is also currently seeking poetry submissions; students may submit up to three poems. VHR is committed to undergraduate research and scholarship in the field; therefore, we only accept submissions by current or recently graduated undergraduate students. Our reading period runs from September 1 to December 15 of each year.

"Travelling Genres: English in India, India in English", January 11-13th, 2012

updated: 
Wednesday, October 5, 2011 - 7:00am
UGC Special Assistance Programme (DRS Phase II) Centre for English Studies School of Language, Literature and Culture Studies Jawaharlal Nehru University New Delhi – 110067, India

CALL FOR PAPERS:
National Young Researchers' Seminar
on
"Travelling Genres: English in India, India in English"
UGC Special Assistance Programme (DRS Phase II)
Centre for English Studies
School of Language, Literature and Culture Studies
Jawaharlal Nehru University
New Delhi – 110067, India
January 11-13th, 2012
sap.ces@gmail.com

Crossroads: Humanities Education and Research Association Annual Conference, March 8 - 10, 2012 Salt Lake City, Utah

updated: 
Tuesday, October 4, 2011 - 11:15am
Humanities Education and Research Association

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

[UPDATE] 22nd Annual Graduate Student Mardi Gras Conference at LSU

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Monday, October 3, 2011 - 5:02pm
English Graduate Student Association at LSU, Co-Chairs Doris Raab & Catherine Riley

Major Minors: Neglected and New Issues in Literary Studies

The 22nd Annual Graduate Student Mardi Gras Conference
at Louisiana State University

LSU Student Union

February 16th & 17th, 2012

Keynote Address by Meredith L. McGill, Rutgers University

Ritual, Religion, and Theatre

updated: 
Monday, October 3, 2011 - 3:33pm
Bert Wallace / Theatre Symposium

SETC Theatre Symposium Volume 21:
Ritual, Religion, and Theatre

The Abydos Passion Play. The Dionysian festivals. Yaqui deer dances. Maypole dances. Mystery plays and Noh drama. Theatre of Cruelty, Poor Theatre, Total Theatre. Whether or not theatre arose from ritual and/or religion, from prehistory to the present there have been intriguing connections among these types of human activities. The 2012 Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC) Theatre Symposium will focus on the varied connections, intersections, appropriations, and clashes between ritual, religion, and theatre. Possible topics:

[UPDATE] - CFP – So What?: Exploring the Implications of Humanities Studies in the 21st Century (Proposals due 11/15)

updated: 
Monday, October 3, 2011 - 2:24pm
North Carolina State University Association of English Graduate Students

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

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

CFP: Textual Empires & Discursive Dissent: Reimagining Aesthetic Traditions in Race and Ethnicity Studies

updated: 
Monday, October 3, 2011 - 1:49pm
American Studies Association 2012 Annual Conference--San Juan, Puerto Rico

The horrors of empire have left an indelible mark on the geopolitical space of the circum-Atlantic world and hemispheric America. And the aesthetic expressions of this imperial site bear the traces of a past devastated by despotic and hegemonic rule. Deeply imbricated in the mutually-constitutive battles of conquest and resistance, the aesthetic traditions of this textual terrain reflect an ongoing struggle between Anglo "colonizers" and "others." Often, aesthetic expressions of the Other participate within otherwise legitimated and established forms—articulated with a difference.

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