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Secular Shakespeares - 21-27 April 2014, Paris

Tuesday, May 7, 2013 - 8:32pm
Société française Shakespeare

The last decade has seen a return to religion in early modern studies. A previous generation of scholarship had sublimated questions of theology and religious identification in favor of the cultural studies "holy trinity" of race, class, and gender. However New Historicist criticism began to embrace and understand Renaissance texts through the lens of Reformation theological disputation and the religious environment in which individual texts were created. Shakespeare, the most towering figure of English Renaissance writing is no exception. As a case in point Stephen Greenblatt's popular biography of the author Will in the World spends ample time investigating the evidence for possible recusant sensibilities in that most English of writers.

The Medium, Before and After Modernism (EXTENDED: 13 May)

Tuesday, May 7, 2013 - 4:17pm
College Art Association annual meeting 2014 (Chicago)

The medium and its specificity have oriented the discourse on the arts throughout various historic and historiographic periods. For modernism, for example, Clement Greenberg advocated the specificity of the medium as the legitimate drive of artistic production for the avant-garde. The critical discourse that emerged around Greenberg and his followers was oriented around the various articulations and possibilities of the medium, an investigation played out across the history of the twentieth-century's art and its historiography.

UPDATE: Academic Exchange Quarterly Special Issue on Leadership and Writing Programs

Tuesday, May 7, 2013 - 3:41pm
Academic Exchange Quarterly

Focus: This issue will examine effective leadership practices in college and university writing programs, including first-year composition, basic writing, and ELL/ESL writing programs; undergraduate and graduate writing degree programs, including rhetoric and composition; writing across the curriculum/writing in the disciplines; writing center/writing fellows; service learning; and other programs focused on writing instruction. Submissions should thoughtfully consider how writing specialists fill formal and/or informal leadership roles (both administrative and not) in classrooms and/or programs, with particular attention being given to essays that utilize leadership research/theory.

cfp: symposium The Everyday Production of Presence (‏Deadline: 5/25/13)

Tuesday, May 7, 2013 - 3:58am
Epp Annus/Nordic Summer University

CALL FOR PAPERS (deadline 25 May, 2013):
Summer symposium "Heterologies of the Everyday: The Everyday Production of Presence". Nordic Summer University, research circle Heterologies of the Everyday, Ulsteinvik, Norway, July 29- August 5, 2013

Writing Ireland: Identity, Memory, and Place

Monday, May 6, 2013 - 11:52pm
SAMLA (South Atlantic Modern Language Association)

"Writing Ireland: Identity, Memory, and Place"

In keeping with the special focus of SAMLA 85, we welcome papers that focus on the ways Irish identity, space, and memory are shaped through conventionally understood literary genres (poetry, fiction, drama, memoir) as well as work from related fields, including but not limited to art, critical theory, folklore, and film studies. This panel seeks to address recent trends in scholarship and the ways Irish identity (systemic or individual) and space are constructed and defined. By June 1, 2013, please send abstracts of no more than 300 words to Sarah Dyne, Georgia State University, at

CFP: Post-medium Condition of Moving Image (June 29–30, 2013)

Monday, May 6, 2013 - 8:32pm
Association for Studies of Culture and Representation

CFP: Post-medium Condition of Moving Image

The Program Committee of the Association for Studies of Culture and Representation invites proposal submissions for an interdisciplinary panel titled "Post-medium Conditions of Moving Image." The panel will be held at the 8th Annual Meeting on June 29–30, 2013 at Kansai University, Osaka, Japan. Submissions must be 20-minute presentations that cover the theoretical and historical issues of moving image from various disciplines and methodologies.