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Theatre and the Making of Subjects

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Monday, April 12, 2010 - 6:48am
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German Theatre Studies Association together with Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz
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Call for Papers: Theatre and the Making of Subjects
28-31 October 2010, Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany

The problem of how the subject is constituted stands at a central intersection between the examination of theatrical practices from an aesthetic standpoint on the one hand, and from a cultural studies perspective on the other. Within a theatrical framework, playing with different forms of subjectivity—as a process either of fragmentation or consolidation of the autonomous, self-identical subject—points to the precariousness of constituting the subject since it is destabilized by the playful quality of the theatrical event.

CFP: Geographies of Intellectual Property. Annual ISHTIP Workshop, Sept. 24-26, 2010, Washington, D.C.

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Sunday, April 11, 2010 - 9:18pm
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International Society for the History and Theory of Intellectual Property
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By focusing on the heterogeneous roots of our intellectual property system ISHTIP workshops seek to foster richer contextualization of this system than can be provided by legal history working alone. Information about this year's workshop topic and submission instructions at: http://www.ishtip.org.

THE 2ND ASLE-KOREA AND ASLE-JAPAN JOINT-SYMPOSIUM ON LITERATURE AND ENVIRONMENT

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Sunday, April 11, 2010 - 7:22pm
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ASLE-KOREA
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The 2nd International Joint-Symposium on "Ecology, Consumption, and Otherness" will be held on October 30-November 1, 2010 at Ewha Womans University in Seoul, Korea. This Joint-Symposium, organized by both ASLE-Korea and ASLE-Japan, is designed to provide an interdisciplinary, intercultural, and Asian perspective forum for ecocritical readers to engage in rigorous and collaborative conversation around, this time, one of the most important and timely environmental concerns:

"What and how do we eat and what is the nature of the relationship between our dietary and environmental sustainability?"

"The Interpretation and Influence of Greek Myths" Panel RMMLA (Rocky Mountain MLA) convention—14-16 Oct 2010 Albuquerque, NM

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Sunday, April 11, 2010 - 2:20pm
full name / name of organization: 
RMMLA (Rocky Mountain MLA)
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"The Interpretation and Influence of Greek Myths" Panel for the 64th annual RMMLA (Rocky Mountain MLA) convention—October 14-16, 2010 at the Hotel Albuquerque Old Town in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
This panel looks at the use of ancient Greek myths in later literary works.
Please send a 250-word abstract and a brief cv to Mary Kate Azcuy, email only, mazcuy@monmouth.edu
The deadline is May 15, 2010
Mary Kate Azcuy, 400 Cedar Avenue, West Long Branch, NJ 07764-1898; 732-571-3618;

2010 World Picture Conference on Representation

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Thursday, April 8, 2010 - 2:42pm
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World Picture Journal/Oklahoma State University
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2010 World Picture Conference on

Representation
October 29-30, 2010

Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, Oklahoma

Keynote Speakers:

Peter Hallward (Middlesex University)
&
Rey Chow (Duke University)

Please send proposals, in the form of a 250 word abstract (with a brief bio), to brian.price@okstate.edu.
Proposals are due by June 18th.

MODERNISM AND GENDER

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Thursday, April 8, 2010 - 1:48pm
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Alessandra Capperdoni, Simon Fraser University, B.C.
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I am putting together a panel on the intersections of modernism, gender, and sexualities for the 2010 meeting of the Modernist Studies Association in Victoria, B.C. Why is the transgression of gender and sexual norms central to modernist literature and culture? How does modernism shape our understanding of the relationship between sex, gender, and sexuality? What gendered and sexed identities are made possible through modernist cultural production? How relevant are they to contemporary rearticulations of embodiment, including transgender and genderqueer subjectivities?
Topics relating to the construction and representation of gendered and sexed subjectivity may include, but need not be limited to:

[UPDATE]Political Speak: The Use and Abuse of Rhetoric in Support of Torture and Punishment SAMLA: 11/5-11/7 2010 Abstracts 4/30

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Wednesday, April 7, 2010 - 6:15pm
full name / name of organization: 
Jessica Elena Charles/ South Atlantic Modern Language Association SAMLA
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Torture: What is the fascination with this arcane activity? The very nature torture is that it speaks to us viscerally—a prolonged sensory activity that captivates its audience with images of pain and misery. It is something society looks down upon yet simultaneously has an almost obsessive interest in viewing, dissecting and in some cases applying.

This panel seeks to present theories and analysis regarding the use of rhetorical methods in history, literature, art and film to rally the masses in support of the very activities that society collectively deems heinous.

International Conference on Worldwide Naturalism in Literature and Film

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Wednesday, April 7, 2010 - 4:16pm
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AIZEN/Pusan National University

Pusan National University and Association Internationale Zola et Naturalisme (AIZEN)

President, Anna Gural-Migdal

Vice-President, Robert Singer

Secretary: Carolyn Snipes-Hoyt

Calls for Papers/Appel de communications

AIZEN/Pusan National University International Conference on Worldwide Naturalism in Literature and Film

SCMLA 2009-2010: Women of Color

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Wednesday, April 7, 2010 - 7:28am
full name / name of organization: 
SCMLA

The SCMLA 2010 Women of Color Panel welcomes submissions on any topic related to its theme:

New Frontiers:Pathways and Agencies in Literatures of Women of Color

Papers from graduate students are welcomed.

Please send your submission to:
Nimmi Agnes Jayathurai, Chair
University of Houston
Nimmi.Jayathurai@mail.uh.edu

CFP: READING THE SUSPECT: INTERPRETATIONS AND AESTHETICS 14th Annual Work-in-Progress Conference University of Queensland, Austr

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Tuesday, April 6, 2010 - 9:03pm
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School of English, Media Studies and Art History, University of Queensland

The 14th annual Work-In-Progress Conference will address interpretations of the suspect from disciplines within the Humanities and take place on 30th-31st July 2010 at the University of Queensland, Brisbane.

Keynote Speaker: Professor Rita Felski, University of Virginia

Topics and questions may include, but are not limited to:

Visual Narratives and Illuminated Manuscripts (Abstracts 5/1/2010; Montreal 3/24/2011)

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Tuesday, April 6, 2010 - 8:13pm
full name / name of organization: 
Nhora Serrano/Renaissance Society of America
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2011 Annual Renaissance Society of America (RSA) Conference (Montreal: 24-26 March) Call for Papers

PANEL: Visual Narratives and Illuminated Manuscripts

Drawing from the works on text and image from Visual Culture scholars, this panel aims to undertake the task of understanding and analyzing this multifaceted art form, the illuminated manuscript. All papers addressing the various aspects of the fraught and complex relationship between text and image in the illuminated manuscripts (from Medieval to the Renaissance period as well as Eastern illuminated manuscripts, i.e. Turkish, Arabic, etc.) are welcomed.

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