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Friday, October 21, 2011 - 5:58pm

Founder, Sulabh Sanitation and Social Reform Movement


Dr. Samir Kumar Sharma
Dr. RC Prasad Memorial Committee



Friday, October 21, 2011 - 4:06pm
Institute of English, University of Gdansk, Poland /University of Salzburg, Austria

We invite proposals for papers for an academic conference which will be held in Sopot, Poland, as part of the international literary / theatre festival BETWEEN. This year celebration of the work of John Berger, on the one hand, and Complicite, on the other, will be accompanied with a more general examination of the ever-changing relations between stage and page. We aim to provide an opportunity for a theoretical discussion about the various roles performed by playwrights, directors, producers, actors and stage designers. We want to investigate the ways in which they inspire, reject, transform, disrespect, follow the work of one another. Or, as is the case with John Berger and Complicite, the ways in which writers and theatre collaborate.

Beckett and the 'State' of Ireland 2012

Friday, October 21, 2011 - 11:56am
University College Dublin

Call For Papers

"Beckett and the 'State' of Ireland" Conference
Irish Beckett – Global

July 13-14, 2012

"Famous throughout civilised world and Irish Free State" - Murphy

"Somewhere on the Ballyogan Road in lieu of nowhere in particular" - Company

[UPDATE] Theorizing the Fantastic in 20th Century Art

Thursday, October 20, 2011 - 2:00pm
Alison Heney, ACLA Sem./Edited Volume

Theorizing the Fantastic in 20th Century Art

Seminar Organizer(s):
Alison Heney (SUNY Empire State College) ACLA Seminar

The ACLA conference is scheduled for March 29 - April 1, 2012 and we are in negotiations with an academic press interested in publishing a volume based on the proceedings of the seminar.

An abstract of 250 words is due by November 15th.
Please submit your papers to the ACLA website:

Rattle - A Journal at the convergence of Art and Writing Issue 3 Deadline: 30th November

Thursday, October 20, 2011 - 4:29am

Rattle is a journal of art, writing and thought. We are now accepting submissions for our third issue. Submissions may include, but are by no means limited to, theoretical and critical writing, page-based artworks and projects, reviews, fictions and poetry. We are actively seeking innovative approaches to working on the page. Interesting and unusual submissions are encouraged regardless of their form or subject.

Biennial - June and December

Thursday, October 20, 2011 - 3:02am

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)

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

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

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 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)

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.