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Biennial - June and December

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Thursday, October 20, 2011 - 3:02am
WEST AFRICAN THEATRE AND PERFORMING ARTS JOURNAL (WATPAJO)

Articles on any aspect of Theatre and Performing Arts in West Africa is hereby invited from scholars, researchers, theatre administrators, critics and practitioners, for publication in Vol 1. No 2 of the West Africa Theatre and Performing Arts Journal (WATPAJO). Articles submitted for consideration must be original, properly researched and not submitted for publication elsewhere.

Articles and technical reports should have a minimum of 5000 words and 2500 words repectively. All submissions must be typed double spaced. quotations including endnotes should be single spaced and presented in standard references MLA/APA format. Articles with incomplete referencing will be rejected.

"African Literatures, Wole Soyinka and the Politics of the Nobel Prize" (Abstract deadline:14 November 2011)

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Thursday, October 20, 2011 - 2:54am
The English Studies Department, University of South Africa (UNISA), Pretoria, South Africa

"African Literatures, Wole Soyinka and the Politics of the Nobel Prize"
February 1st – 4th 2012
Abstract deadline: 14 November 2011

The English Studies Department of the University of South Africa invites abstracts for its international conference with the theme, "African Literatures, Wole Soyinka and the Politics of the Nobel Prize." Confirmed keynote speakers are Profs. Abiola Irele, Alain Ricard, Zodwa Motsa, Susan Petrilli, Mbulelo Mzamane, Omofolabo Ajayi-Soyinka. The Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka is scheduled to present a public lecture under the auspices of Africa Speaks at UNISA on February 1, 2012.

UPDATE Sex...or Something Like It

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Thursday, October 20, 2011 - 2:00am
Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society

The first step in is penetration. One frame out and two bodies present themselves. And more and more frames reveal more and more bodies, many different bodies in many different bodies in many different frames.

This is Sex...or Something Like It.

If we zoom in on microscopic levels, past the salacious tissues of skin and muscle, chromosomes are abound. 23 pairs with two minimum coupling at conception, determining identity.

This is Sex...or Something Like It.

And who assumed the two in the second sentence were engaged in conjugal conversation, or that the scene was limited to only two? What were the notions that allowed for such assumptions to take hold?

Sex...or Something Like It.

4th Annual Graduate and Undergraduate Student Conference on Literature, Rhetoric and Composition - March 23-24, Chattanooga TN

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Thursday, October 20, 2011 - 12:28am
Sigma Tau Delta - Xi Alpha chapter and The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

We are welcoming graduate and undergraduate student papers or full panel proposals that address any area of literature (British, American, world, colonial and post-colonial, medieval, modern, contemporary, etc.), rhetoric, composition, or pedagogical studies. Please submit a 250-300 word abstract to xialpha.utc.conference@gmail.com. Submissions must include name, institutional affiliation, student status (graduate or undergraduate), contact information (name, phone number, address, email address), and a list of any audio/visual equipment needed for your presentation. Presentation time should be limited to 20 minutes (usually about ten pages).

CFP: "Naturalism and Crisis" (Nov 15, 2011; ACLA; March 29 - April 1, 2012, Brown U)

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011 - 11:53pm
Geoff Baker / American Comparative Literature Association

In the 2010 Oscar-winning Best Documentary Feature film The Cove, the film's director Louie Psihoyos describes on-screen the film's approach and activist goals in documenting the slaughter of dolphins in Japan's Taiji: "There was two parts to the mission. The first one was to get the auditory experience. . . . The second mission, what we call the full orchestra," involved installing numerous cameras and microphones underwater and around the cove in which the slaughter took place. "I wanted to have a three-dimensional experience," Psihoyos then explains in voice-over, "with what's going on in that lagoon. I wanted to hear everything that the dolphins were doing, everything that the whalers were saying. The effort wasn't just to show the slaughter.

Science and Method in the Humanities (3/2/12, abstracts due 11/1/11)

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011 - 11:12pm
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

Rutgers University announces "Science and Method in the Humanities," an interdisciplinary graduate symposium to be held on March 2, 2012, with keynote speakers Peter Dear (Cornell University) and Barbara Herrnstein Smith (Duke University).

The aim of the conference is to explore questions of method and methodology in the sciences and in humanities scholarship that engages the sciences. This one-day event will bring together scholars working across that curricular divide for an interdisciplinary discussion of science and method, ranging from the historical development of scientific methods and their various historical re-articulations to broader concerns of methodology across the humanities.

Submission deadlines: June for December editionsand December for June editions

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011 - 8:53pm
WEST AFRICAN THEATRE AND PERFORMING ARTS JOURNAL (WATPAJO)

Articles on any aspect of Theatre and Performing Arts in West Africa is hereby invited from scholars, researchers, theatre administrators, critics and practitioners, for publication in Vol 1. No 2 of the West Africa Theatre and Performing Arts Journal (WATPAJO). Articles submitted for consideration must be original, properly researched and not submitted for publication elsewhere.
Articles and technical reports should have a minimum of 5000 words and 2500 words repectively. All submissions must be typed double spaced. quotations including endnotes should be single spaced and presented in standard references MLA/APA format. Articles with incomplete referencing will be rejected.

[UPDATE]

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011 - 4:05pm
New Voices Graduate Conference, Georgia State University

Call for Papers
New Voices, a Graduate English Conference
Bodies of Influence: The Human Body in the Humanities and Sciences
Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
January 12-14, 2012

Keynote Speaker: Marilynn Richtarik, Associate Professor of 20th‐Century British and Irish
Literature and author of a critical biography of playwright Stewart Parker, forthcoming from
Oxford University Press.

"Drama and Domestic Violence" (29-31 March 2012), deadline for abstracts: November 28

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011 - 3:50pm
Anthony Ellis, Comparative Drama

Abstracts are invited for a panel investigating the portrayal of domestic violence in drama of any nationality or period. Sponsored by the academic journal Comparative Drama, this panel will be held at the 36th Comparative Drama Conference, hosted by Stevenson University in Baltimore, MD, March 29-31, 2012.

"Aging Studies and Drama" (March 29-31, 2012), deadline for proposals: November 28

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011 - 3:47pm
Anthony Ellis, Comparative Drama Conference

Abstracts are invited for a panel exploring drama of any nationality or period from an aging-studies perspective. Sponsored by the academic journal Comparative Drama, this panel will be held at the 36th Comparative Drama Conference, hosted by Stevenson University in Baltimore, MD, March 29-31, 2012.

Papers may focus on questions of childhood, middle age, old age, the aging process, or the life course, among other aging-related concepts. While papers may focus on the representation of aging in drama—on the page and onstage—they may also address issues of aging and artistic production (e.g., a playwright's "late style," the way that aging has determined a performer's career, etc.)

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