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Rethinking African Popular Culture and Performance: A Colloquium in Honour of Sola Olorunyomi at 50 (9/30/2011; 11/30/2011)

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Tuesday, September 6, 2011 - 11:32am
Popular Arts Collective

In spotlighting the contributions of Sola Olorunyomi – author of the seminal Afrobeat!: Fela and the Imagined Continent and other influential texts – to literary and cultural studies, this colloquium intends to incite a debate around the ferment that Olorunyomi has generated as an idea, a scholar, a teacher within and outside the classroom, a performer, a social activist and a fifty-year-long insurrectionary event.

CFP - 'Revenge/Vengeance' - **Deadline extended to 3rd October**

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Tuesday, September 6, 2011 - 11:06am
Forum, Postgraduate Journal of Culture & the Arts (www.forumjournal.org)


Forum Issue 13: Revenge
www.forumjournal.org/cfp
Deadline: 3rd October 2011

"Vengeance offers the writer a compelling mix of ingredients: strong situations shaped by violence; ethical issues for debate; a volatile, emotive mixture of loss and agitated grievance. The avenger, isolated and vulnerable, can achieve heroic grandeur by coming to personify nemesis." – John Kerrigan, Revenge Tragedy

For the Autumn 2011 issue of Forum, we invite submissions which explore representations of revenge in literature, art and film. We are seeking articles that consider the topic of REVENGE in relation to concepts including, but not limited to:

[UPDATE] Best & Worst Shakespeare and Renaissance Drama Productions 2000-2010

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Tuesday, September 6, 2011 - 10:56am
Shakespeare Bulletin

Shakespeare Bulletin - Special Theatre Reviews Section - Spring 2012

We are soliciting reviews of the BEST and the WORST productions of Shakespeare and other early modern drama in the first decade of the twenty-first century.

The theatre reviews section in the Spring 2012 issue of Shakespeare Bulletin will follow a somewhat unusual format. We would like to run approximately forty very short production-reviews that, in the aggregate, give some sense of the range of productions, and vivid responses to them, positive and negative, over the last ten years.

2nd Global Conference:Femininities & Masculinities (May 2012: Prague, Czech Republic)

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Tuesday, September 6, 2011 - 9:28am
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

2nd Global Conference
Femininities & Masculinities

Thursday 3rd May – Saturday 5th May 2012
Prague, Czech Republic

Call for Papers:
Gender studies is an interdisciplinary field of academic study on the issues of gender in its social and cultural contexts. Since its emergence from feminism, gender studies have become one of the most deliberated disciplines. The following project aims at an interdisciplinary exchange of ideas and perspectives on the issues of femininity and masculinity in the 21st century. It invites ground-breaking research on a plethora of topics connected with gender, to propose an interdisciplinary view of the frontiers and to stake out new territories in the study of femininity and masculinity.

[REMINDER] Historicizing Performance in the Early Modern Period, January 20, 2012, The John Rylands Library, Deansgate, Manchest

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Tuesday, September 6, 2011 - 7:49am
Michael Durrant and Naya Tsentourou / The University of Manchester

This one-day academic conference aims to bring together scholars working on all aspects of performance in the early modern period (taken broadly to include the fifteenth to the early eighteenth centuries). We intend to interrogate what performance and its related terminologies and practices might have meant to early modern readers, playgoers, and congregations; how performance shaped and/or undermined distinctions between private/public bodies and selves. Although drama is an essential point of reference for this discussion, we encourage that "historicizing performance" be taken as broadly as possible. Topics might include (but are not limited to):

3rd Global Conference: Making Sense of: Pain (May 2012: Prague, Czech Republic)

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Tuesday, September 6, 2011 - 6:32am
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

3rd Global Conference
Making Sense of: Pain

Saturday 19th May – Monday 21st May 2012
Prague, Czech Republic

Call for Papers:
Pain and the body's vulnerability to it are inevitable aspects of the experience of all sentient beings. Pain is universally feared. Many, if not all, fields of human activity have the potential to occasion pain – and much of what we do as individuals and/or collectivities involves our efforts to prevent, ameliorate, cure or avoid pain. Nonetheless, despite the unpleasantness and sometimes the agony of the experience of pain, we are also capable of enduring it. Depending on the context, we may do so willingly.

7th Global Conference: Cybercultures (May 2012: Prague, Czech Republic)

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Tuesday, September 6, 2011 - 5:36am
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

7th Global Conference
Cybercultures

Thursday 3rd May – Saturday 5th May 2012
Prague, Czech Republic

Call for Papers:
This inter- and multi-disciplinary conference aims to examine, explore and critically engage with the issues and implications created by the growing adoption of information technologies for inter-human communication. The project will also focus on assessing the continuing impact of emergent cybermedia for human communication and culture. In particular the conference will encourage equally theoretical and practical debates which surround the cultural contexts within which cybermedial and technological advances are occurring.

[UPDATE] "DESIRE: FROM EROS TO EROTICISM" NOVEMBER 10-11, 2011

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Monday, September 5, 2011 - 8:50pm
CUNY Graduate Center (Comparative Literature Department)

CUNY Graduate Center (365 5th Avenue, New York, New York)
November 10-11, 2011

Desire: From Eros to Eroticism
Keynote Speakers: Peter Brooks &David Konstan

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