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CDE Conference 2014 – CFP: "Theatre and History: Cultural Transformations"

Thursday, June 13, 2013 - 9:34am
The German Society for Contemporary Theatre and Drama in English

23rd Annual CDE Conference, Hamburg, Germany, 19 June - 22 June 2014

The German Society for Contemporary Theatre and Drama in English (CDE) is pleased to announce its 23rd Annual Conference (19-22 June 2014). It will be organized by the Department of English and American Studies (Prof. Ute Berns) at the University of Hamburg and held as a residential conference at Elsa Brändström Haus in Hamburg.


[UPDATE] CFP: Urban Culture Area, MAPACA, 11/7-11/9/2013, Atlantic City, NJ (June 30th, 2013, deadline for proposals)

Thursday, June 13, 2013 - 7:18am
Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association

This year, we continue to explore various matters of the urban, but in particular, education and this city. Sunday schools, regular schools, symposiums, workshops, libraries, newsletters, e-learning, expositions, exhibitions, street festivals, travel, field trips, block associations, reading groups, elders, blogs, youtube, revolutionary buildings, performance, music education -- what are the various forums that we build, sustain, and perpetuate in our cities, in order to know more about the city? Of particular interest will be issues of place, sustainability, class, race, and gender, as they play with or against access to the various forms of education in the city.

Critiquing Culture: The Cultural Studies Graduate Conference - submission extension to June 22, 2013

Wednesday, June 12, 2013 - 8:38pm
Cultural Studies Student Organizing Committee

Critiquing Culture: The Cultural Studies Graduate Conference (21/9/13) at George Mason University is now accepting paper proposals. We encourage papers that take a cultural studies approach including Marxist political economy, poststructuralism, feminism, critical theory and post-colonial studies to investigate cultural objects. Papers may be related to the broad themes of political economy, mass & popular culture, gender & sexuality, race & ethnicity, representation & aesthetics and American electoral politics. Abstracts should be no more than 300 words and should be submitted to by 22 June 2013.

CFP: Making Meaning with the Work of N. Katherine Hayles, SAMLA, Nov. 8-10, 2013

Wednesday, June 12, 2013 - 2:02pm
Lynn Page Whittaker/SAMLA Literary Criticism Discussion Circle

This panel seeks to explore a wide range of research that engages the writings of N. Katherine Hayles, SAMLA 85 Critical Plenary Speaker. We invite papers on topics that include but are not limited to the following: theoretical extensions of Hayles's concepts/approaches; critical applications of her work in analyses of literature, film, digital media, etc.; suggestive combinations of Hayles with other theorists and critics; and explorations of the implications of her ideas for the humanities, the classroom, scholarly publishing, etc. By June 25, 2013, please submit a 300-word abstract and brief bio to Lynn Page Whittaker, University of Georgia, at

Poems Are Being Written: The Scenes, Surfaces and Textures of Creativity in Contemporary Literature

Wednesday, June 12, 2013 - 4:23am
Paraic Finnerty (University of Portsmouth)

We are pleased to announce that the seventh Annual Symposium of the Centre for Studies in Literature (University of Portsmouth) will take place on the 28 of November 2013. The topic this year is 'Poems Are Being Written: The Scenes, Surfaces and Textures of Creativity in Contemporary Literature'.

The keynote speakers at the event will be Michael Wyndham Thomas and Kerry Featherstone, and the symposium will be followed by a poetry reading by Simon Armitage.


Wednesday, June 12, 2013 - 3:51am
Joan Anim-Addo/ Goldsmiths, University of London


September 20-22, 2013
Goldsmiths, University of London


12th Medieval English Studies Symposium: Between Nostalgia and Hope: The Waning of the Middle Ages

Tuesday, June 11, 2013 - 8:31am
Department of English Literature, Faculty of English, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland

The 2013 Medieval English Studies Symposium (30th Nov - 1Dec) invites scholars and young researchers in the Middle Ages. MESS 2013 be devoted to perspectives on the past as construed by late medieval writers. Our plenary speaker is Richard Newhauser whose work on sins is internationally known, and who will discuss the idea of decadence, inextricably connected with the waning of an epoch.MESS 2013 welcomes papers about the fifteenth century, a century of nostalgia for the world that is inescapably coming to an end, as well as one of welcome for the new sciences, new geography and new literatures.

[DEADLINE APPROACHING] CFP Marginalised Mainstream 2013: Fading and Emerging [17 June]

Tuesday, June 11, 2013 - 2:12am
Marginalised Mainstream 2013

Senate House, University of London
12-13 September 2013

Plenary speakers include:
Dr Kate Macdonald (Ghent University), Professor Nicola Humble (University of Roehampton) and Professor Yvonne Tasker (University of East Anglia)

'Fading and Emerging: Tracing the Mainstream in Literature and Popular Culture', the second annual Marginalised Mainstream conference, seeks to explore the issue of fading and emerging in culturally significant popular forms that have been subject to critical marginalisation. How does the mainstream itself foster fading and emerging? How are vanishing and appearance dealt with in popular narratives?