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Decolonising the Stage: Paradigm, Practice and Politics ,November 15 – 17, 2011

updated: 
Saturday, June 25, 2011 - 2:20pm
Department of English Banaras Hindu University www.bhu.ac.in

International Conference

Decolonising the Stage:
Paradigm, Practice and Politics

Department of English
Banaras Hindu University
www.bhu.ac.in

November 15 – 17, 2011

Convener

R. N. Rai
Professor & Head
Department of English
Faculty of Arts
Banaras Hindu University
Varanasi-221005
India
email:headenglishbhu@gmail.com

The Apocalypse in Literature and Film

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Thursday, June 23, 2011 - 10:47am
_LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory_

Alien invasion, viral outbreak, nuclear holocaust, the rise of the machines, the flood, the second coming, the second ice age—these are just a few of the ways human beings have imagined their "end of days." And someone's Armageddon clock is always ticking—we just dodged Harold Camping's rapture on May 21st of this year, and the Mayan-predicted doomsday of 2012 is just around the corner. In the end, what do we reveal about ourselves when we dream of the apocalypse? What are the social and political functions of these narratives in any given historical period? How do different cultures imagine the apocalypse, and what do these differences reveal? What is particular to the narratological design and content of apocalyptic texts?

[Update] The Aesthetic of Renewal

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Wednesday, June 22, 2011 - 11:55pm
Canadian Association of American Studies

CRAS is pleased to announce the plenary speakers, they are Linda Hutcheon and Michael Hutcheon, and Anthony Stewart. The new deadline for proposal submissions is 15 July 2011

CALL FOR PAPERS

The Aesthetic of Renewal or "Everything Old is New Again"
3 - 6 November, 2011
Ottawa, Ontario

Carleton University's Centre for Research in American Studies invites submissions for the annual conference for the Canadian Association of American Studies to be held in Ottawa, Ontario from November 3rd - 6th, 2011. This year's theme is: "The Aesthetics of Renewal or 'Everything Old is New Again.'"

Revisiting "The Red Record": Black Women's Lynching Texts-March 15-18, 2012

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Wednesday, June 22, 2011 - 9:59pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

This seminar seeks papers exploring African-American women's lynching narratives. How have black women writers used their texts (literary, visual, performance, etc.) to protest 'lynch law' and record its impact on American racial and gender formations? What remains unexplored? Possible authors/artists include Ida B. Wells-Barnett, Kara Walker, Gwendolyn Brooks, and Georgia Douglas Johnson. Please send a 1-page abstract and brief biographical statement to Courtney D. Marshall (courtney.marshall@unh.edu) with 'NEMLA' in subject line.

The NeMLA conference takes place from March 15-18, 2012 in Rochester, New York.

The Entrepreneurial Principles of the Cultural and Creative industries

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Wednesday, June 22, 2011 - 11:28am
Utrecht University / School of the Arts

Submissions are invited for a forthcoming special book to be published in early 2012, entitled The Entrepreneurial Principles of the Cultural and Creative industries, compiled by Prof. Dr. Giep Hagoort (Utrecht University/Utrecht School of the Arts), assoc. Prof. Dr A. Thomassen (Auckland University of Technology), Drs. R. Kooyman (Ars Nova).

NeMLA Conference, March 2012: The Role of the African-American Body in Twentieth-Century American Drama

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Tuesday, June 21, 2011 - 6:51pm
Jenna Clark Embrey, ART/MXAT Institute at Harvard University

This panel seeks papers concerning the stage life of African-American characters in 20th century drama. How has the portrayal of the black body changed in the last hundred years? What signifance does the historical traditions of blacks in theater play in current performance? How has the adaptation of literature to the stage aided or hindered the portrayal of African-Americans in modern productions? Please send 300-500 word abstracts to Jenna Clark Embrey (jennaclarkembrey@gmail.com)

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