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Biology through Shakespeare

Sunday, August 18, 2013 - 4:29am
Shakespeare 450

Seminar 2: Biology through Shakespeare

Call for papers.
This seminar is part of the Shakespeare 450 conference in Paris, April 21-27, 2014.

Seminar leader: Rachel Rodman (USA)

[UPDATE] The Cult of Shakespeare and the Father Figure (extended deadline)

Sunday, August 18, 2013 - 4:05am
Shakespeare 450

Workshop 2: "So Rare a Wonder'd Father": the Cult of Shakespeare and the Father Figure

Call for papers

Seminar leaders: Shaul Bassi (University of Venice), Rocco Coronato (University of Padua), Denis Lagae-Devoldère (Paris IV), Laura Tosi (University of Venice)

This seminar is part of the Shakespeare 450 conference, Paris, 21-27 April 2014. For more information on the conference:

New Approaches to Performance Practice: Process, Theory, Technique, ICMS Kalamazoo May 8-11, 2014

Friday, August 16, 2013 - 6:45pm
Carolyn Coulson/Medieval and Renaissance Drama Society

Medieval drama scholars are not new to the idea that reconstructive performance experiments yield valuable information about early dramatic texts. However, with the growing acceptance of practice- and performance-as-research in the wider academy, now is the perfect time to explore the theories and processes of this burgeoning field as it applies to early drama. This session seeks invigorating explorations of the academic opportunities that performance holds. Moving beyond reconstruction, what and how do we learn in performance? What are the particular experiences of an event? How can accidental discoveries open new avenues of learning?

NEMLA 2014 Harrisburg Pennsylvania April 3-6, 2014 A Decade of Heroes and Heroines on Screen Deadline: September 30, 2013

Friday, August 16, 2013 - 3:25pm
Elif Sendur/ Binghamton University

During the last decade, there seems to have been an inflation of heroes and heroines on screen. From anti-heroes to picture perfect ethical heroes, how can we conceive of heroes as symptomatic of our decade's political, literary and ideological discourse? What kind of desire does the hero embody? What does she normalize and what does she conceal?

This panel examines these figures of cinematic apparatus who multiply and appear everyday in new forms.

Please send a 300-500 word abstracts and brief biographical statements to Elif Sendur

Deadline for abstract subission is September 30, 2013

CFP: Computer Culture (SWPACA Conference, February 19-22, 2014)

Friday, August 16, 2013 - 12:26pm
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference: Computer Culture Area

Computer Culture area
35th Annual Southwest Popular / American Culture Association Conference
February 19-22, 2014
Hyatt Regency, Albuquerque, NM

We are accepting papers and forming panels for the area of Computer Culture, as one of the many areas within the 35th annual conference of the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association (SWPACA).
The conference was formerly named the Southwest/Texas Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association (SW/TX PCA/ACA).

NeMLA cfp: Irish and Indian-Anglophone Writing in a Transnational Feminist Context

Friday, August 16, 2013 - 11:50am
NeMLA 2014 (Northeast Modern Language Association)

Call for Papers for the 45th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) April 3-6, 2014 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Session Title: Irish and Indian-Anglophone Writing in a Transnational Feminist Context

Chair: Tara Harney-Mahajan

The Hispanic Transatlantic Avant-Garde. Deadline: Sept 30. NeMLA 2014

Friday, August 16, 2013 - 11:24am
Claudio Palomares / University of Toronto

This panel aims to discuss the idea of a Transatlantic Hispanic Avant-Garde in the period 1909-1929. Preference will be given to comparative readings of visual and literary works, analysis of material and symbolic spaces, notions of crossing as an aesthetic experience, and theories of space and/or transportation related to the transatlantic Hispanic context. Please send a 300-word abstract and a brief biographical note of up to 70 words to Papers can be presented in English or Spanish.