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Anthology on The Book of Mormon Musical, abstracts Feb 1.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011 - 5:56pm
Marc Edward Shaw / Hartwick College; Holly Welker / Writer & editor

The official reaction of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to The Book of Mormon, the musical from Matt Stone and Trey Parker of South Park and Robert Lopez of Avenue Q, consists of a single sentence: "The production may attempt to entertain audiences for an evening, but the The Book of Mormon as a volume of scripture will change people's lives forever by bringing them closer to Christ."

But the musical has done much more than merely attempt to entertain people for an evening: it regularly brings audiences to their feet in a wild ovation at its end, and it earned a whopping 14 Tony nominations, winning in nine of the categories it was nominated in, including "Best Musical."

Cycles of Transformations and Transformations of Cycles: creation, evolution, and performance (March 9th, 2012)

Wednesday, December 7, 2011 - 5:53pm
4th Annual Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

Deadline: Please send abstracts of 150 words to* by January 10th, 2010

We invite paper or panel proposals that examine the life processes and preservation cycles as they intersect with changing realities in the 21st century.

Some possible areas of study include but are not limited to:

·The transformative aspects of genealogy in (de)constructing culture

·Transformation of labor movements in amateur and professional sports

·Metamorphoses: Biological and geological cycles of the Hawaiian Islands

·Appropriation of cultural forms in capitalist systems

·Recycling: re-examining and re-educating our world

Man and Superman: Human Enhancement in Fiction. Deadline: Feb. 15 2012

Wednesday, December 7, 2011 - 12:49pm
New York Institute of Technology and the University of Exeter

We humans have always dreamt of overcoming the limitations that nature imposes on us, of acquiring abilities that go far beyond anything currently possible, and of being so strong, clever, and superior that we can achieve anything we want. We've also dreamed of even conquering death. Modern technology, we imagine, will one day grant us everything we have ever dreamt of: superhuman strength, unlimited knowledge and understanding, hitherto unimaginable pleasures, and a life that will extend indefinitely into an increasingly glorious posthuman future.

<[UPDATE]> < CFP: EXTENDED DEADLINE: Car Culture and the Road>

Tuesday, December 6, 2011 - 3:32pm

< Car Culture and the Road is a growing area of cultural significance in our rapidly transforming global world. Both the car and the road conjure up ideas about freedom, mobility, geography, consumption, and the triumph of technology over nature. Images of car culture and/or the road evoke a powerful and potentially tense inquiry into the role of the car and the road in terms of nostalgia for an idyllic, and perhaps lost pastime, as well as a renewed excitement about the future of motorized transport (cars, motorcycles, scooters, etc.). In either case, we find both the car and the road as prominent figures in the construction of identity formation in a variety of media formats (film, TV, videogames, graphic novels, fiction).

Interdisciplinary English Studies (March 23-24, 2012)

Tuesday, December 6, 2011 - 2:52pm
Red River Graduate Student Conference -- English Graduate Organization -- North Dakota State University

Interdisciplinary English Studies
Red River Graduate Student Conference
North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND
March 23-24, 2012

The English Graduate Organization at North Dakota State University in Fargo, North Dakota, invites you to consider issues of interdisciplinary scholarship grounded in literature, rhetoric, linguistics, writing studies, cultural studies, and communication studies at this year's Red River Graduate Student Conference. Other topics related to language, writing, and culture are also welcome.


Tuesday, December 6, 2011 - 11:56am

The Colloquium in American Literature and Culture at New York University invites paper proposals for our 2012 spring conference, "Networked New York." This symposium will take place on Friday, March 23, 2012.

Endless forms most beautiful: Science in 19th C American Literature: 12/15/11

Tuesday, December 6, 2011 - 11:12am
American Literature Association 2012

CFP: Endless forms most beautiful: Science in 19th Century American Literature

I would like to propose a panel of papers that explores the role of science (rather than technology) in 19th century American literature for the 23rd Annual American Literature Association Conference in San Francisco, CA.

INVITATION: Sensible Flesh: AIDS and the Body, King's College London

Tuesday, December 6, 2011 - 7:12am
Zoe Roth (King's College London), Fusako Innami (Oxford)

We're delighted to invite you to the third session of "Sensible Flesh: Rethinking the Body in the 21st Century" in London, Monday 12th December at 18.00, Room S8.08, King's College London (Strand Campus). Followed by drinks and a discussion. This month our two speakers will be addressing different perspectives on the AIDS epidemic.

Fiona Johnstone (Birkbeck) – 'AIDS, art, and the "corporeal turn"'

Cultural Translation and East Asia: Film, Literature and Art

Tuesday, December 6, 2011 - 6:35am
Dr Kate Taylor-Jones and Dr Yan Ying. Bangor University WALES UK

The aim of this interdisciplinary conference is to focus on questions of 'cultural translation' in all its forms and constructs. As global identity becomes increasingly defined by questions of communication across languages and cultures the role of 'translation' becomes key in the forging of new subjectivities.

Topics could include (although are not limited to) :

1. Adaption in literature, film and media

2. Interplay between East Asian nations

3. Construction of 'East Asia' as a theoretical/political/cultural concept

4. A focus on the interplay between 'East Asia' and the 'West'

5. Global Dissemination of East Asian Popular Culture.