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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?

Call For Paper SPECS March 15, 2011 Deadline

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Saturday, February 12, 2011 - 3:22pm
Specs is a journal of contemporary culture and arts

Specs is a journal of contemporary culture and arts at Rollins College that aims to create sympathetic interfaces between artistic and critical practices.

[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:

Call for Papers for Panel on American Humor October 6-8, 2011

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Friday, February 11, 2011 - 2:14pm
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association

Abstracts are being solicited for a panel on American Humor for the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Assn. meeting in Scottsdale, AZ, October 6-8, 2011. Any area of American humor studies is welcome, including teaching American humor in the college classroom. Please submit any questions or your abstracts by March 1 to Dr. Judy Sneller, SD School of Mines & Technology at jsneller@sdsmt.edu. Applicants will be advised within 3 weeks of acceptance status.

CFP EXTENSION: Feb. 15th. Attending (to) the Party: Orientations and Simulacra of Public and Private Sites

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Friday, February 11, 2011 - 1:21pm
9th Annual Concordia University Graduate English Colloquium, Montreal

Throughout history, the notion of 'party' has served as a site for exploring prevailing liminalities: from ideological display to decorous intimacies to social multitudes, the party has served as a means of further repressing or extolling self within private and public domains, projecting identity formations of the other, or combating the enigmatic reflections of the public world. The dialectic of inclusion and exclusion—who is invited into a space, a sphere, an identity—has been used as a social tool and political wedge while at once advancing the bounds of restraint within prescribed modes of behaviour.

Human Rights, Literature, the Arts, and Social Sciences (Abstracts Due March 31st)

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Friday, February 11, 2011 - 12:20pm
Central Michigan University

Human Rights, Literature, the Arts, and Social Sciences
International Conference,
Central Michigan University,
Mt. Pleasant, MI
November 10-13, 2011

More than fifty years after the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948), the attainment of universal human rights remains elusive. The persistence of repressive and discriminatory national policies, cultural practices, wars, genocide, ethnic cleansing, terrorism, rape, and other forms of violence threaten the maintenance of human rights.

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