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Dada/Surrealism special journal issue: '"Wonderful Things": Surrealism and Egypt'

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Saturday, October 1, 2011 - 9:17am
Patricia Allmer and Donna Roberts

Call for Contributors:
Dada/Surrealism (http://ir.uiowa.edu/dadasur/) special journal issue: "Wonderful Things" - Surrealism and Egypt

In November 1922 Howard Carter opened the tomb of Tutankhamun in Egypt's Valley of the Kings, the greatest archaeological discovery of the 20th century. This discovery triggered an enormous Egyptomanic craze in Europe and America, evident across architecture, the arts and popular culture. This special issue will mark the 90th anniversary of the discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb by evaluating Egypt's significant and diverse impact on surrealism.

Northern Renaissance Seminar: 'Genre in the Renaissance'

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Friday, September 30, 2011 - 9:22am
University of Chester, UK

Northern Renaissance Seminar

University of Chester

17th March 2012

Genre in the Renaissance

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;

- How social discourses shape categories and classifications of literary production;

Practicing Humanities Scholarship in the 21st century [12/1/11;2/17/12]

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Friday, September 30, 2011 - 3:56am
Fourth Annual Natures Conference--February 17, 2012--a graduate humanities conference

To what extent have the premise and practices of humanities scholarship changed or remained the same in the new millennium? Papers are sought that both report on humanities research and reflect thoughtfully upon its practices. Topics on a wide range of subjects (ancient to contemporary), and from a variety of disciplinary perspectives are sought.Presentations should be 15-20 minutes in length. Papers pertinent to the following proposed panel topics are particularly solicited, but other subjects will be considered as well:
• Wars of the Past and Present: Words and Images
• Internationalizing the Humanities: Research in a Global World
• Technology and the Humanities: Research in a Digitized World

Tricks of the Trade: Stagecraft and Culture, High, Low, and Popular (Feb 23-25, 2012; Abstracts due Oct 31, 2011)

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Wednesday, September 28, 2011 - 8:23pm
South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Conference

Paper proposals are invited for a panel on Tricks of the Trade: Stagecraft and Culture, High, Low, and Popular that will be presented at the SCSECS annual conference.

The SCSECS conference will be held on February 23-25, 2012, in Asheville, North Carolina, at the Grove Park Inn. For more information about the conference theme, plenary speakers, and special events and about the conference venue, please consult our SCSECS 2012 website at http://www.etsu.edu/cas/litlang/scsecs.

ACLA Seminar: Representing the Holocaust: Present and Future

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Wednesday, September 28, 2011 - 1:18pm
Amy Parziale, University of Arizona

ACLA 2012 Conference Seminar: Representing the Holocaust: Present and Future

The American Comparative Literature Association's 2012 Annual Meeting will take place at Brown University, Providence, RI from March 29th to April 1st, 2012.
CONFERENCE THEME: "Collapse/Catastrophe/Change"

Bodies on Stage

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Wednesday, September 28, 2011 - 10:45am
German Society for Contemporary Drama in English / Ruhr-Universität Bochum

Bodies on stage are one of the central elements of theatre and – implicitly – also of drama. Characters on the page attain the status of corpo-reality. At the same time, a living person becomes part of the "as-if" world of the play, signifying class, ethnicity, gender, age. Bodies and their movements in space, voice, facial and gestural expression produce additional meanings which often go beyond the written text. Thus, each performance of a play is unique. Physically demanding theatrical moments – from tap dancing to Kung Fu fighting – especially highlight the precarious liveness of the moment and the virtuosity of the actor.

Shakespeare at the Opera

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Tuesday, September 27, 2011 - 10:00am
Joshua Cohen, Massachusetts College of Art and Design

NEMLA Convention 2012

Session Title: Shakespeare at the Opera

Description:
The panel examines operatic adaptations of Shakespeare plays. How do Shakespearean operas serve as 'readings' that illuminate facets of the plays on which they are based? How do different treatments of Shakespeare shed light on the historical and cultural conditions that produced the operas? How can studying Shakespeare as opera function as a miniature historical lens om Shakespearean reception across the centuries? Send 300 to 500-word abstract to Josh.Cohen@massart.edu.

[UPDATE] Revenge of the Queers: Ethics and the Politics of Resentment (Sept. 30)

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Tuesday, September 27, 2011 - 8:08am
NEMLA 2012, March 15-18

rom Diane DiMassa's caffeinated homicidal heroine in Hothead Paisan to Lee Edelman's sinthomosexual who "chooses not to choose the Child," revenge – if only phantasmatic – invigorates queer narratives, theory, even politics. And given that oppression breeds resentment, it is no intellectual leap to consider why revenge becomes a popular trope. But is there something inherently queer about revenge? Could we envision distinctly queer forms of revenge? Or is such an essentialist application of "queer" its very antithesis?

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