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Shakespeare at the Opera

Tuesday, September 27, 2011 - 10:00am
Joshua Cohen, Massachusetts College of Art and Design

NEMLA Convention 2012

Session Title: Shakespeare at the Opera

The panel examines operatic adaptations of Shakespeare plays. How do Shakespearean operas serve as 'readings' that illuminate facets of the plays on which they are based? How do different treatments of Shakespeare shed light on the historical and cultural conditions that produced the operas? How can studying Shakespeare as opera function as a miniature historical lens om Shakespearean reception across the centuries? Send 300 to 500-word abstract to

[UPDATE] Revenge of the Queers: Ethics and the Politics of Resentment (Sept. 30)

Tuesday, September 27, 2011 - 8:08am
NEMLA 2012, March 15-18

rom Diane DiMassa's caffeinated homicidal heroine in Hothead Paisan to Lee Edelman's sinthomosexual who "chooses not to choose the Child," revenge – if only phantasmatic – invigorates queer narratives, theory, even politics. And given that oppression breeds resentment, it is no intellectual leap to consider why revenge becomes a popular trope. But is there something inherently queer about revenge? Could we envision distinctly queer forms of revenge? Or is such an essentialist application of "queer" its very antithesis?

[UPDATE - ABSTRACT EXTENSION] Novelty, Game-Changing, and Genre-Breaking - October 28-29, 2011

Monday, September 26, 2011 - 4:20pm
University of Florida English Graduate Organization

Nothing New Under the Sun?
Novelty, Game-Changing, and Genre-Breaking

2011 University of Florida English Graduate Organization Conference

October 28-29, 2011, at the University of Florida

Keynote Speaker: Richard Flynn (Georgia Southern University)

The English Graduate Organization of the University of Florida invites papers across disciplines concerning the idea of novelty in literature, film, rhetoric or the production of art. By interrogating the causes and effects of novelty in the life of an artist, scholar or artistic movement, we hope to destabilize the boundaries around the "old" and "new" and trace the lingering impact of these game-changers across both time and disciplines.

Reflections and transfigurations: tradapting and performing Shakespeare today. 26-27 April 2012, University of Toulouse, France.

Monday, September 26, 2011 - 7:06am
ART. University of Toulouse Le Mirail

CFP: Reflections and transfigurations: tradapting and performing Shakespeare today. 26-27 April 2012, University of Toulouse, France.
Confirmed Plenary speakers: Djanet Sears (University of Toronto), author of the critically acclaimed Harlem Duet (1997), Paula Vogel (Yale) author of Desdemona: a play about the handkerchief (1993). Both playwrights will discuss their own play as well as the original text which inspired them, Othello.

New Voices in Irish Criticism: "Legitimate Ireland"

Monday, September 26, 2011 - 6:15am
Queen's University Belfast

New Voices in Irish Criticism: "Legitimate Ireland"
19th – 21st April 2012
Institute of Irish Studies
Queen's University, Belfast

From plantations to Grattan's parliament, poitín distillers to the IMF bailout, the Irish have always had a fraught relationship with institutions of political, social and religious power. It raises questions surrounding the legitimacy of performative and systemic aspects of Irishness, which has been and continues to be in flux both north and south of the border.

Shakespeare and Performance (January 31, 2012)

Sunday, September 25, 2011 - 10:40pm
Early Modern Studies Journal (EMSJ) formally Early English Studies (EES)

The 2012 volume 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:
Comparative performance in England

Comparative performances in England and other countries

Street performance

Provincial performance

Performance of Guilds

Women and performance
Boy's companies

Current Productions of early modern plays

Shakespeare Festivals

Playing spaces

Actors and the text

Theatrical Gesture

Court Performances and Masques

DHSI Colloquium June 4-8 2012

Sunday, September 25, 2011 - 1:46pm
Digital Humanities Summer Institute

With apologies for cross-posting,

DHSI Colloquium, 5-8 June 2012

The DHSI Colloquium showcases new and emerging, innovative and engaging work of those at DHSI.

CALL FOR PAPERS (1 December 2011): Proposals are now being accepted for presentations at the DHSI Colloquium for the digital humanities, to be held in June 2012 at the University of Victoria.

Yale French Grad Student Conference - Ethics and Literature - February 17-18, 2012 (Abstracts due Nov 15, 2011)

Sunday, September 25, 2011 - 12:24pm
Yale University Department of French Graduate Student Conference

The Yale Department of French welcomes submissions for our spring 2012 graduate student conference on the topic of "Ethics and Literature."

"What kind of a turn is the turn to ethics? A Right turn? A Left turn? A wrong turn? A U-turn? Whose turn? Whose turn is it to turn to ethics? And why? Why now?"
-- Marjorie Garber, Beatrice Hanssen and Rebecca L. Walkowitz, 2000.

The Brothel and the Factory: Staging Immigration and Women's Labor; 3-4 Feb. 2012

Saturday, September 24, 2011 - 3:49pm
Theatre Graduate Syndicate/The Ohio State University Dept. of Theatre

The OSU Dept of Theatre and its student graduate organization, The Theatre Graduate Syndicate, seek submissions for its fourth annual symposium. Deadline for Submissions: Dec. 16, 2011

Guest Panelists: Paola S. Hernández (University of Wisconsin, Madison), Isabel Molina-Guzmán(University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign),Donna Guy (The Ohio State University, Mary Romero (Arizona State University).