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Legal Perspectives on Shakespearean Theatre

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Sunday, April 7, 2013 - 3:26pm
Shakespeare 450

(This seminar is part of 'Shakespeare 450', the international week-long conference in Paris celebrating the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare's birth in April 21-27, 2014.)

'In this distracted globe'?: Cognitive Shakespeare

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Sunday, April 7, 2013 - 3:23pm
Shakespeare 450

(This seminar is part of 'Shakespeare 450', the international week-long conference in Paris celebrating the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare's birth in April 21-27, 2014.)

The two sentinels protecting the castle from unfamiliar shapes in Hamlet, the cognitive mind-game revolving around the 'ocular proof' in Othello, or the mechanisms of the dream in A Midsummer Night's Dream: Shakespeare's plays function in different way as cognitive laboratories that provide insight into "this distracted globe" by displaying the workings of the mind. Influenced by early modern concepts of memory, the spirits of body and mind, and theories on (visual) perception, Shakespeare's plays approach the topic of 'cognition' from various angles.

Global Shakespeare as Methodology

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Sunday, April 7, 2013 - 3:22pm
Shakespeare 450

(This seminar is part of 'Shakespeare 450', the international week-long conference in Paris celebrating the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare's birth in April 21-27, 2014.)

Shakespeare and the Visual

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Sunday, April 7, 2013 - 3:20pm
Shakespeare 450

(This seminar is part of 'Shakespeare 450', the international week-long conference in Paris celebrating the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare's birth in April 21-27, 2014.)

EXTENDED DEADLINE: Dissent: An Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference

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Sunday, April 7, 2013 - 11:40am
Dalhousie Association of Graduate Students in English

On December 11th 2012, Chief Theresa Spence of the Attawapiskat First Nation in Northern Ontario declared a hunger strike to critique the federal government's abuses of treaty rights and First Nations communities, and to draw attention to the detrimental and incalculable effects of Bill C-45 on Canada's rivers and lakes. Across the country, local chapters of Idle No More acted in solidarity: orchestrating flash mobs, drum circles, demonstrations, and teach-ins to inform the public about the impact of this legislation on First Nations and non-First Nations alike. It is this strong, positive dissenting action that led to nationwide coverage of the movement, and to solidarity protests around the world.

April 15 Deadline -- PAMLA 2013 San Diego (Nov 1-3) -- Special Session: "Ew! Gross! Abjection, Affect, and Bodily Fluids"

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Saturday, April 6, 2013 - 4:59pm
PAMLA - Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

Come and join us in sunny San Diego to discuss affect and embodiment. From the bloody birth in Hemingway's "Indian Camp" and Rosasharn Joad's breast milk to Douglass' "cold sweat of death" and Albee's incontinent, old woman A, bodily fluids are liminal markers of transitions in life. This panel invites papers on the affective dimension of bodily fluids in literature and popular culture. Possible topics may include but are not limited to:

- Liminal fluids and transgression
- Bodily fluids and commodification
- Medical discussions reflected in literary texts
- Historical development of one fluid across genres or periods
- Embodied fluids, fluid embodiment

[UPDATE] PAMLA Standing Session on Autobiography. San Diego, CA, Nov 1-3, 2013. Deadline: Apr 15, 2013.

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Saturday, April 6, 2013 - 11:36am
Tanya Heflin / Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

We are seeking exceptional papers on all aspects of autobiography, memoir, diary, and life-writing for the standing session on Autobiography at the 111th annual meeting of the PAMLA conference at Bahia Resort Hotel in San Diego from November 1-3, 2013.

Possible topics may include, but are not limited to, the following areas: autobiographic self-representation in new social media; multi-ethnic life-writing; autobiography in the graphic novel; discovery of archive diary; multi-genre forms of narrative life-writing; and the relationship between autobiography and gender, sexual, ethnic, racial, and/or national identities.

[UPDATE] Extended deadline (April 30, 2013) - CFC: Examining Paratextual Theory and its Applications in Digital Culture

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Saturday, April 6, 2013 - 10:30am
Nadine Desrochers/Universite de Montreal

Editors: Nadine Desrochers, Assistant Professor, École de bibliothéconomie et des sciences de l'information, Université de Montréal, and Daniel Apollon, Associate Professor in Digital Culture, University of Bergen

The editorial team invites chapter proposals for a collective interdisciplinary work to be published in 2014 by IGI Global.

Having received many requests to extend the deadline for proposals, we will be accepting submissions until April 30, 2013.

It Was 50 Years Ago Today!: An International Beatles Celebration

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Friday, April 5, 2013 - 6:52pm
Penn State University

Organized by Penn State University, this international Beatles celebration will be held at Penn State's Altoona College on February 7-9, 2014, in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' legendary appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show. In addition to panels and presentations, the conference will include film screenings, musical performances, art and photography exhibits, and keynote addresses by leading Beatles critics and musicologists. The conference will conclude with a commemorative screening of The Ed Sullivan Show as it was originally broadcast on February 9, 1964.

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