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CSULB Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies Student Conference

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Wednesday, February 23, 2011 - 10:52pm
Medieval and Renaissance Students' Association

The California State University, Long Beach
Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Third Annual Student Conference
April 2, 2011
California State University, Long Beach
Long Beach, California

The Medieval and Renaissance Students' Association at CSULB is seeking proposals for individual papers and group panels from graduate and undergraduate students in all disciplines for its Third Annual Student Conference. Proposals should be sent as presentation abstracts of 250 words or less. Presentations should be approximately 15-20 minutes in length, allowing 5-10 minutes for discussion and questions.

Law and Corporeality in Literature

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Wednesday, February 23, 2011 - 10:35pm
MLA 2012

accepting paper proposals for a panel at the 127th MLA Annual Convention in Seattle (5–8 January 2012). Note that this proposal is for a guaranteed session sponsored by the Law as Literature Discussion Group.

Law and Corporeality in Literature

This panel considers how the law regulates the body/bodies in literature and other media. Papers considering gender, race, and ethnicity are especially encouraged. 300-word abstract and bio by 5 March 2011; April Miller (april.miller@unco.edu).

CFP: 2nd Annual Gender and Sexuality Symposium

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Wednesday, February 23, 2011 - 11:32am
Indiana University of Pennsylvania

We are excited to invite you to join a multi-disciplinary dialogue on gender and sexuality. Although formal research projects and papers are welcome, the symposium is designed to encourage meaningful dialogue amongst the community; thus, we encourage you to submit semester projects and papers that will add to the conversation.

Samuel Beckett and the 'State' of Ireland. 8-9 July, 2011.

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Wednesday, February 23, 2011 - 7:29am
University College Dublin

Samuel Beckett and the 'State' of Ireland Conference

University College Dublin, July 8-9, 2011
Hosted by The Humanities Institute of Ireland

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

"I have also decided to remind myself of my present state before embarking on my stories. I think this is a mistake."
Malone Dies

(Dis)locating
 Queer: 
Race, 
Region, 
and
 Sexual
 Diasporas
 May
 5‐7, 
2011


updated: 
Tuesday, February 22, 2011 - 2:01pm
A
 Graduate 
Conference 
at 
the 
University 
of 
Illinois, 
Urbana‐Champaign



 
(Dis)locating
 Queer: 
Race, 
Region, 
and 
Sexual 
Diasporas


A 
Graduate 
Conference 
at 
the 
University 
of 
Illinois, 
Urbana‐Champaign


May 
5‐7,
 2011


Keynote
 speaker:
 Eithne 
Luibhéid

Associate 
Professor,
 Gender
 &
Women's
 Studies, 

University 
of 
Arizona


Rehearsing Shakespeare: Alternative Strategies in Process and Performance - Shakespeare Bulletin (Vol. 30 No. 4 Winter 2012)

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Tuesday, February 22, 2011 - 9:40am
Shakespeare Bulletin (Vol. 30 No. 4 Winter 2012), Johns Hopkins University Press

Call for Papers:

Rehearsing Shakespeare: Alternative Strategies in Process and Performance
Special Issue of Shakespeare Bulletin (Vol. 30 No. 4 Winter 2012), Johns Hopkins University Press.

Issue Editor: Christian M. Billing (University of Hull) c.m.billing@hull.ac.uk

The Intellectual Silk Road: Cross-Media and Cross-Cultural Adaptations

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Tuesday, February 22, 2011 - 4:00am
Association of Adaptation Studies

The topic of this year's Association of Adaptation Studies conference will focus on adaptation as a site for cultural exchange, reflecting the importance of trading activities along the Silk Road as sites for the transmission not just of goods but of ideas and cultures. Possible issues to be addressed in this conference might include:

Transgressions

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Tuesday, February 22, 2011 - 1:35am
Steen Christiansen

As the boundaries between cultures and cultural practices become increasingly more permeable, the need to study, explain and analyze such phenomena only becomes greater. Transgressions and transgressive practices have often been at the forefront of seeking out and pointing to the presence of boundaries, whether we look at aesthetic practices, social conventions or national borders.

On the one hand, then, transgressions move beyond boundaries and easy categorization, usually in order to disrupt cultural order or question cultural, social or national divisions. Conceptual blurring is thus a key aspect of transgression.

"Subversive Texts/ Radical Readings" graduate student conference May 6-7th, 2011, proposals due March 13th

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Tuesday, February 22, 2011 - 1:11am
Hunter College Graduate Student Conference

If every text is a product of an established tradition, written in a preexisting language, how does a text become subversive? Does subversion lie in the speaker's voice and his or her intent? Does it depend directly on that, which it means to undermine? Is subversion created in the interaction between different cultures, and if so, in a globalized society are all texts, by definition, subversive? Is it tied directly to the language that is being used, making literature written in dialect inherently subversive, while rendering texts written "in the language of the oppressor" less likely to undermine the dominant ideology? Or does it take a reading – radical in either its extreme or fundamental perspective – to make a text (any text) subversive?

[UPDATE]: Food Panel @ PAMLA 2011 With Pens And Forks: A Frank Look At American Food Writing

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Monday, February 21, 2011 - 11:45pm
Lyndsey Lefebvre

CFP: Food Panel @ PAMLA 2011
With Pens And Forks: A Frank Look At American Food Writing

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association - Scripps College, Claremont, California (about thirty minutes east of Los Angeles, in the lovely town of Claremont, one of the real jewels of Southern California). Nov. 5 & Nov. 6, 2011

Considering the power of current food journalists, Eric Schlosser and Michael Pollan, Americans have been trying to figure out ways to write about the plate for over a century. Considering the power of the food publishing industry, many voices are starting to influence the way that Americans cook, dine, and choose their foods.

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