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Violent Masculinities in Early Modern Literature and Culture--Edited Collection (Abstracts due 6/20/2011)

Tuesday, May 10, 2011 - 2:46pm
Catherine Thomas and Jennifer Feather

How does understanding violence and masculinity as interrelated illuminate intersections between religious, national, sexual, ranked, or racial identities? Excellent scholarship in gender studies over the past several decades has emphasized the extent to which masculinity has been an under-examined norm and stressed the many forms masculinity takes in the early modern period. This collection builds on those efforts by interrogating how masculinity and violence are specifically linked and by considering the ways multiple identity categories simultaneously influence constructions of masculinity.

Uncertainty: Theory in the 21st Century

Tuesday, May 10, 2011 - 10:12am
Royal Holloway, University of London

Uncertainty: Theory in the 21st Century
Royal Holloway Postgraduate Symposium
Saturday 11th June 2011
Centre for Creative Collaboration, 16 Acton Street, London, WC1X 9NG
Keynote speakers: Professor Martin McQuillan (Kingston) and Professor Mark Currie (QMUL)

'The most harrowing contemporary fears are born of existential uncertainty'
– Zygmunt Bauman

Biannual North Georgia Arts and Letters Conference: "Significance of Color in the Humanities and Social Sciences"

Sunday, May 8, 2011 - 1:33am
North Georgia College and State University

Feb. 24-26, 2012
Dahlonega, GA

For most of us, colors are ubiquitous in our lives, from colorful language to the natural and material worlds that we inhabit and (re)create. Colors are used to persuade consumers, or to affect our mood. But they can also become symbols in political and social struggle, from international relations to the envisioning of different futures for our society. From Le Rouge et le Noir, the thin red line, to the color-line, colorblind society, and the Green Revolution. This interdisciplinary conference wants to see how we attach (or have attached) importance to colors.