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ASTR/TLA Conference, "Theatrical Histories"' 1-4 Nov 2012 [proposals 31 Jan 2012]

Wednesday, December 21, 2011 - 3:04pm
American Society for Theatre Research/Theatre Library Association

ASTR 2012: Theatrical Histories
Deadline: 31 January 2012

Conference Chairs:

Patrick Anderson, University of California, San Diego
Patricia Ybarra, Brown University

Theatre is historical; history is theatrical.


Wednesday, December 21, 2011 - 1:08pm
Comparative Literature Graduate Conference at University of Alberta

The Comparative Literature Graduate Student Association invites proposals for papers and visual media projects for its 6th annual graduate conference at the University of Alberta on March 9-10, 2012. Originating from the Office of Interdisciplinary Studies, Comparative Literature students aim to bring together the literary ecosystems and networks from a variety of fields, using methodologies spanning different disciplines in relation to the arts and society in Canada and the world. We welcome comparative, theoretical, and applied participation that showcases the societal issues reflected in the arts and humanities research in different contexts.

UPDATE CFP deadline for 'What Happens Now: 21st Century Writing in English' conference - 9th January 2012

Wednesday, December 21, 2011 - 12:09pm
Dr Sian Adiseshiah/University of Lincoln, UK

Confirmed keynote speaker: Professor Peter Boxall, University of Sussex

Following the success of the 2010 conference What Happens Now: 21st Century Writing in English – the first decade there will be a theme for the second conference, which will form the focus of a special issue of the new journal devoted to 21st century literature, C21 Literatures: A Journal of 21st-century Writings. The theme is the title of Paul Gauguin's painting, Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going?

[UPDATE] Violence in Theory and Practice (March 23rd-25th, 2012)

Tuesday, December 20, 2011 - 11:12pm
The University of Ottawa English Graduate Students' Association

"Violence commands both literature and life, and violence is often crude and distorted."
– Ellen Glasgow

Violence is an ever-present phenomenon in literary texts. From Homer's graphic descriptions of infantry combat in the Iliad, to Wilfred Owen's haunting portrayal of the war-torn fields of Europe, to Edith Wharton's subtle critique of Old New York as a place of ruthless social warfare, representations of violence powerfully call our attention to questions of authority, agency and power.

SCCC Creative Writing Festival: A Celebration of Teaching and Writing Seeks Proposals for Workshops and Panel Discussions

Tuesday, December 20, 2011 - 10:11am
Suffolk County Community College

The English Departments of the Grant, Ammerman, and Eastern campuses at Suffolk County Community College on Long Island will be holding the Fifth Annual Creative Writing Festival on Saturday, April 28, 2012.

The Festival brings together students, poets, novelists, short story writers, dramatists, essayists, and creative writing professors for an engaging day of workshops, panel discussions, readings, and related events. To this end, the SCCC Creative Writing Festival Committee seeks proposals from interested writers, faculty, and graduate students of the following nature:

1st global Conference: The Graphic Novel (September 2012: Oxford, United Kingdom)

Tuesday, December 20, 2011 - 9:09am
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

1st global Conference:
The Graphic Novel

Friday 7th September 2012 – Sunday 9th September 2012
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

"Behind this mask there is more than just flesh. Beneath this mask there is an idea… and ideas are bulletproof."
― Alan Moore, V for Vendetta

Shakespeare and Performance [Update: January 31, 2012]

Monday, December 19, 2011 - 11:04pm
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: