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CFP The Legacy of the Will - JNR Special Issue. Deadline: March 2012

Monday, September 12, 2011 - 5:37am
Journal of the Northern Renaissance

The semantic slipperiness of 'will' fascinated the Renaissance: in all manner of texts of the period we find 'Will too boote, and Will in over-plus'. The structural conceit of the opening lines of John Donne's poem, 'The Will', exemplifies a key thematic construct to be found in much early modern literature and a prevalent intellectual thread in the culture from which this literature emerges: 'Before I sigh my last gasp, let me breath / Great Love, some legacies'. This poem – this willed enactment of the speaker's last will and testament to the world he will shortly leave behind – encapsulates the polyvocal qualities of the human 'will' and all that it signifies.

The Film Archive and Cinematic Heritage

Sunday, September 11, 2011 - 10:49am
Southwest and Texas Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association

33rd Annual Southwest Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Association
CFP: The Film Archive and Cinematic Heritage Abstract/Proposals due December 1, 2011
Conference Theme: Celebrating "Foods & Culture(s) in a Global Context" Conference Dates: February 8 - 11, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel
& Conference Center located in downtown Albuquerque, NM

[UPDATE] Shakespeare and the Natural World

Saturday, September 10, 2011 - 9:34am
Jennifer Park and Katie Walker; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

"Shakespeare and the Natural World"

A graduate student conference jointly sponsored by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Kings College London

Location: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Campus

March 30-31, 2012

Word Made Flesh, Flesh Made Word: Narratives of Pain, Pained Narratives (NEMLA 2012, 3/15-18)

Friday, September 9, 2011 - 9:59pm

This panel seeks to explore various dimensions of pain in French and Francophone literature. How is pain represented? What are the moral, aesthetic, and epistemological stakes of such representation? Does the staging of pain shape or distress textual integrity or architecture? Might we speak of a textual pain? How do pained and painful narratives affect the reader? Please send 300-word abstracts by September 30 to Tali Zechory,

3R: Response, Re/Action, Revolt February 23rd – 26th 2012

Friday, September 9, 2011 - 9:58pm
Bowling Green State University Presents the 7th Annual Battleground States Conference

Madison. Egypt. Ohio's labor wars. Planned Parenthood. Iqbal Masih. Bayard Rustin. Convention at Seneca Falls. London's Riots. Monsanto Protests. Aung San Suu Kyi. Public Enemy. East Timor Action Network. New York Collective of Radical Educators. The Pan Africanist Congress…

This is our time for Response.
This is our time for Re/Action.
This is our time for Revolt.

Shakespeare and Performance

Friday, September 9, 2011 - 5:05pm
Early Modern Studies Journal (EMSJ) formally Early English Studies (EES)

The 2012 issue will focus on "Shakespeare and Performance." We are interested in articles that consider any aspect of performance in historical or contemporary productions of Shakespeare and his contemporary playwrights. The following list is of possible topics, but should not be considered exhaustive: