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Rethinking African Popular Culture and Performance: A Colloquium in Honour of Sola Olorunyomi at 50 (9/30/2011; 11/30/2011)

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Tuesday, September 6, 2011 - 11:32am
Popular Arts Collective

In spotlighting the contributions of Sola Olorunyomi – author of the seminal Afrobeat!: Fela and the Imagined Continent and other influential texts – to literary and cultural studies, this colloquium intends to incite a debate around the ferment that Olorunyomi has generated as an idea, a scholar, a teacher within and outside the classroom, a performer, a social activist and a fifty-year-long insurrectionary event.

CFP - 'Revenge/Vengeance' - **Deadline extended to 3rd October**

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Tuesday, September 6, 2011 - 11:06am
Forum, Postgraduate Journal of Culture & the Arts (www.forumjournal.org)


Forum Issue 13: Revenge
www.forumjournal.org/cfp
Deadline: 3rd October 2011

"Vengeance offers the writer a compelling mix of ingredients: strong situations shaped by violence; ethical issues for debate; a volatile, emotive mixture of loss and agitated grievance. The avenger, isolated and vulnerable, can achieve heroic grandeur by coming to personify nemesis." – John Kerrigan, Revenge Tragedy

For the Autumn 2011 issue of Forum, we invite submissions which explore representations of revenge in literature, art and film. We are seeking articles that consider the topic of REVENGE in relation to concepts including, but not limited to:

[UPDATE] Contemporary Women's Writing: (Wo)Man and the Body, 11-13 July 2012, Taiwan

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Tuesday, September 6, 2011 - 9:44am
The Fourth Biennial International Conference of the Contemporary Women’s

The Fourth Biennial International Conference of the Contemporary Women's
Writing Association

Contemporary Women's Writing: (Wo)Man and the Body
11-13 July 2012
Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures,
National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan

2nd Global Conference:Femininities & Masculinities (May 2012: Prague, Czech Republic)

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Tuesday, September 6, 2011 - 9:28am
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

2nd Global Conference
Femininities & Masculinities

Thursday 3rd May – Saturday 5th May 2012
Prague, Czech Republic

Call for Papers:
Gender studies is an interdisciplinary field of academic study on the issues of gender in its social and cultural contexts. Since its emergence from feminism, gender studies have become one of the most deliberated disciplines. The following project aims at an interdisciplinary exchange of ideas and perspectives on the issues of femininity and masculinity in the 21st century. It invites ground-breaking research on a plethora of topics connected with gender, to propose an interdisciplinary view of the frontiers and to stake out new territories in the study of femininity and masculinity.

[REMINDER] Historicizing Performance in the Early Modern Period, January 20, 2012, The John Rylands Library, Deansgate, Manchest

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Tuesday, September 6, 2011 - 7:49am
Michael Durrant and Naya Tsentourou / The University of Manchester

This one-day academic conference aims to bring together scholars working on all aspects of performance in the early modern period (taken broadly to include the fifteenth to the early eighteenth centuries). We intend to interrogate what performance and its related terminologies and practices might have meant to early modern readers, playgoers, and congregations; how performance shaped and/or undermined distinctions between private/public bodies and selves. Although drama is an essential point of reference for this discussion, we encourage that "historicizing performance" be taken as broadly as possible. Topics might include (but are not limited to):

Sensible Flesh: Rethinking the Body in the 21st Century - Seminar group 17th Oct, 14th Nov, and 12th Dec 2011; London

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Tuesday, September 6, 2011 - 7:13am
Zoe Roth/Fusako Innami, Comparative Literature Department, King's College London


Keynote speaker: Dr. Lisa Blackman (Goldsmiths University), 17th October

'I cannot move without it. I cannot leave it there where it is, so that I, myself, may go elsewhere. I can go to the other end of the world; I can hide in the morning under the covers, make myself as small as possible. I can even let myself melt under the sun at the beach – it will always be there. Where I am. It is here, irreparably; it is never elsewhere. My body' – Michel Foucault

7th Global Conference: Cybercultures (May 2012: Prague, Czech Republic)

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Tuesday, September 6, 2011 - 5:36am
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

7th Global Conference
Cybercultures

Thursday 3rd May – Saturday 5th May 2012
Prague, Czech Republic

Call for Papers:
This inter- and multi-disciplinary conference aims to examine, explore and critically engage with the issues and implications created by the growing adoption of information technologies for inter-human communication. The project will also focus on assessing the continuing impact of emergent cybermedia for human communication and culture. In particular the conference will encourage equally theoretical and practical debates which surround the cultural contexts within which cybermedial and technological advances are occurring.

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