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"Theories of Life in the 20th and 21st Centuries,​" Rutgers Interdisci​plinary Humanities Conference (2.26.11)

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Monday, February 14, 2011 - 12:17pm
Rutgers University

Theories of Life in the 20th and 21st Centuries
Rutgers Interdisciplinary Humanities Conference

"Theories of Life in the 20th and 21st Centuries" brings together
scholars from across the humanities to investigate the centrality of
theories of "life" to twentieth and twenty-first century theory and
cultural production. In fields as diverse as vitalism, feminism,
animal studies, political theory, aesthetics and psychoanalysis,
presenters will highlight how the humanities investigates the
ontological properties and ethical imperatives of life.

Plenary Speaker: Donna V. Jones, UC-Berkeley English: "The Career of
Living Things is Continuous"

New Directions in Earlier Tudor Drama

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Monday, February 14, 2011 - 11:27am
MLA meeting, Seattle, 6-9 January 2012

We welcome proposals for innovative papers on all aspects of and approaches to Tudor drama before Shakespeare. Please send 300-word abstracts by 18 March 2011.

The Thirteenth British Graduate Shakespeare Conference, The Shakespeare Institute, 26-28 May 2011

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Sunday, February 13, 2011 - 7:53am
Britgrad

The Thirteenth British Graduate Shakespeare Conference
26-28 May 2011
The Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham
CALL FOR PAPERS

We invite graduate students with interests in Shakespearean and Renaissance studies to join us in May at the Shakespeare Institute in Stratford-upon-Avon for The British Graduate Shakespeare Conference.

Transcultural/Transmedia Adaptations of Shakespeare

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Saturday, February 12, 2011 - 7:01pm
Outerspeares

Outerspeares: Transcultural / Transmedia Adaptations of Shakespeare
The 1st Annual Conference of the Guelph Early Modern Studies Group
University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario - November 1, 2011
Deadline for Proposals: May 1, 2011

Learning a New Language: Performing Identity in Later Life (MLA 5-8 Jan. 2012, abstract by March 7)

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Saturday, February 12, 2011 - 4:46pm
Valerie Lipscomb

In this proposed 2012 MLA special session, sponsored by the Age Studies Discussion Group, panelists examine the mutually constitutive relationship between performance and aging. Performances of the self may be altered by, and alter, the physical, mental, and emotional states accompanying age. Changes that emerge through age may require learning a new language of the body, often in the face of cultural and linguistic bias. When considering the performative aspects of age and identity, how applicable are critical concepts of literary aging studies, such as those of Kathleen Woodward, Anne Basting, Neal King, Margaret Gullette, Stephen Katz, Anne Wyatt-Brown, and Margaret Cruikshank?

[UPDATE] Mediascape Spring 2011 Issue: Space in Cinema, Media, and Digital Culture - Submission Deadline Extended

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Saturday, February 12, 2011 - 2:04pm
Mediascape, UCLA's Online Journal for Film, Television, and Digital Media

Space is constructed within the cinematic text, and the space of spectatorship is an ever-changing beast. As the spaces and methods of viewing media multiply, the issues surrounding both the construction of space both inside and outside of the text come to the forefront. Features is seeking articles that consider the themes and variations on the topic of space within all areas of media studies.

Topics may include, but are not limited to:

Neil Gaiman and Feminism Essay Collection (01 April 2011)

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Saturday, February 12, 2011 - 4:34am
Tara Prescott and Aaron Drucker/Claremont Graduate University

Call for Essays:

Death, Desire, Fury, and Delirium: Feminism in the Worlds of Neil Gaiman

Edited by Tara Prescott and Aaron Drucker

Broadly lauded as a landmark writer in comics and fantasy fiction for his depiction of powerful and independent female characters, Neil Gaiman's uses of feminist tropes and ideologies deserves further exploration. This collection, due to be published in early 2012, looks carefully at the broad spectrum of Gaiman's work and how he interacts with "feminism" through his oeuvre.

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