The Graduate Theatre Syndicate and The Performance/Politics Humanities Institute Working Group, Co-Conveners Harmony Bench (Dance), Ryan Skinner (Ethnomusicology and AAAS), and Jennifer Schlueter (Theatre) at The Ohio State University will host "Shifting Boundaries/Crossing Cultures: the Politics, Process, and Performance of Collaboration," April 5th and 6th, 2013. We are pleased to announce that the keynote speaker for the conference will be Stephen Wangh, who studied with Jerzy Grotowski in 1967 and is the author of An Acrobat of the Heart. His playwriting credits include work as an Associate Writer for The Laramie Project, The People's Temple, which won the Glickman Award for Best Play in the Bay Area, 2005, and many other collaborative works.
AVANCA | CINEMA 2013
International Conference Cinema – Art, Technology, Communication
[UPDATE] Call for Papers: The Male Body in Medicine and Literature (ed. by Greta Depledge and Andrew Mangham)
Abstracts by 1 June 2013.
EXTENDED DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 11TH, 2013.
Call for Papers:
Friday May 17, 2013.
The Centre for Modernist Studies
University of Sussex
Featured Speaker: Denis Flannery (University of Leeds)
Half a century after William Faulkner's demise, his inciting works and artistic example still continue to challenge misconceptions and misappropriations. Faulkner's legacy equally keeps triggering heated debates and rebuttals, along with radical reappraisals. The present conference intends to be the first of a series of biennial events to examine the international relevance of Faulkner's works and their fecund worldwide impact, along with their centrality to American studies.
Keynote Speakers: Robert Hamblin (Southeast Missouri State University), "The International Faulkner"
ENDNOTES 2013: Anonymity
UBC English Graduate Conference
Green College, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
May 10 - 12, 2013
Keynotes: Larissa Lai (UBC) and Sneja Gunew (UBC)
Extended Deadline: Thursday January 31st, 2013
Ten years after the publication of Nathaniel Lewis' Unsettling the Literary West: Authenticity and Authorship, western, post-western, and critical regional studies still grapple with the problem of authenticity in the American West. If, as Lewis playfully suggests, the "very struggle over authenticity [is] perhaps the only 'true' condition of the western cultural imagination," then how might this struggle have altered the tone of Western literary and cultural criticism in the last decade? What does the poststructural, postmodern distrust of authenticity do to encourage fresh analyses of texts previously heralded for their authentic portrayals of the West?
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Stephen Sicari
We welcome papers concentrating on 'spaces' that could be considered 'monstrous' or are in some way capable of creating 'monstrosity.' Spaces may be real or imagined, literal or metaphorical, psychological or material. Literal places may include sites of trauma, genocide, or biological experimentation; dystopias; colonized regions; mythical lands; etc. Psychological spaces may include memory, neurosis, philosophy, etc. Monstrosity may be perceived as depravity; social or sexual taboos; hegemonic power in the form of racism, classism, sexism; etc. Papers may challenge, call to light, or reinforce perceptions of monstrosity.
For the third annual colloquium in European Studies (26-27 April 2013, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada), we invite proposals for papers of 20 minutes that deal with any aspect of cooperation in Europe. Papers are welcome from all disciplines and historical periods, from antiquity to the present. Possible topics include, but are not limited to: