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"Victorian Play(s): Excess and Expression" , 27 April 2013

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 11:36am
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Victorian Studies Association of Ontario
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The VSAO executive invites proposals for 20-minute papers to be presented at the Association's 46th annual conference on 27 April 2013. The conference theme will be "Victorian Play(s): Excess and Expression." The venue will be Glendon College, York University, Toronto.

Radical Proposals in Basque Studies: January 31st 2013

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 11:35am
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452°F Journal of Literary Theory and Comparative Literature
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The monographic section will bring together a body of texts characterised by their critical capacity and their ability to bring new perspectives to the field of Basque Literary and Cultural Studies. Possible lines of investigation, though not an exhaustive list, may include:

a) Basque academia and the relationship between knowledge and power
b) Investigation of scientific discourse and its performative ability: epistemic and symbolic violence
c) Analysis of the Basque literary system and criticism thereof
d) Theoretical and methodological proposals for strategic reading
e) Analysis of literary texts and other texts as areas of ideological resistance/reproduction.

[UPDATE] Wyndham Lewis: Networks, Dialogues and Communities

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 11:34am
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Nathan Waddell and Louise Kane / Institute of English Studies / Wyndham Lewis Society

REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT HAS NOW OPENED.

To register for the conference please go here:

http://wl2012.weebly.com/registration.html

A draft programme (subject to change) for the conference can be found here:

http://wl2012.weebly.com/programme.html

We look forward to welcoming you to the conference in November.

UPDATE: Philological Association of the Carolinas Conference

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 10:53am
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Gary Ettari/Philological Association of the Carolinas

* Note new deadline*

Call for Papers and Panels
37th Annual PAC Conference
21 - 23 March 2013
University of North Carolina at Asheville

We welcome papers and panels on any topic of interest to literature and language scholars. Past sessions have focused on English, American, world and multiethnic literatures, as well as on linguistics, composition, and pedagogy.

Email proposals along with a brief abstract and CV by 30 November 2012:

American / British Topics:

Dr. Gary Ettari (gettari@unca.edu)
Associate Professor of Literature and Language
University of North Carolina at Asheville

Foreign / Comparative / Linguistics / Pedagogy Topics:

[UPDATE] Directing in the Performing Arts Summit - Date Change: Expanded to 4 days

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 9:25am
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Acadia University, Dalhousie University, Humber School of Creative & Performing Arts

Second CALL

"SUBMIT TO THE SUMMIT"
ON DIRECTING

An Invitation to an International Performing Arts Summit

In Collaboration With
ACADIA UNIVERSITY & DALHOUSIE UNIVERSITY & HUMBER COLLEGE

June 15 to 18, 2013
Humber College Lakeshore Campus
Toronto, Canada

This International SUMMIT will explore DIRECTING as a uniquely interdisciplinary art form. We invite proposals from artists and researchers for papers, practical presentations and conversations. Our focus is on DIRECTING across the disciplines, from theatre to film/TV to dance to musical drama to new media. Topics include, but are not limited to:

"The Technologies of Starlings, Parrots, and Other Mocking 'Birds': Parroting, Parody, and Paralanguage."

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 8:44am
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ACLA
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Because of their natural ability to imitate and improvise upon the songs and sounds of others, starlings exemplify the powers, the problems, and pleasures of mimesis. The mimicry of starlings, like that of parrots, raises many questions about the techniques of art, artifice, and paralinguistic performance within a comparative literary and cultural perspective. How do starling tropes orient classical texts from Dante to Shakespeare, Sterne to Austen, Mozart to Messiaen? How does the mimicry of the European starling compare to that of the parrot? How does it reorient colonial and postcolonial locations of culture, mimicry, and the (post)human? How do starlings and parrots, caged or uncaged, track the global positioning of cultures and languages?

UPDATE: VISUAL CULTURE at SW/TX PCA/ACA deadline November 16, 2012

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012 - 7:59am
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SW/TX PCA/ACA
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The Visual Culture Area seeks research in all aspects of visual culture concerning the American experience, past and present. Visual Culture studies recognizes the predominance of visual forms of media, communication, and information in the postmodern world, including popular and "low" cultural forms, media and communications, and the "high" cultural forms or fine art, design, and architecture.

Trans-Scripts CFP: "Thinking Activism" (Deadline: Jan. 1, 2013)

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - 8:55pm
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Trans-Scripts, an interdisciplinary online journal in the Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of California, Irvine

Trans-Scripts – an interdisciplinary online journal in the Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of California, Irvine – invites graduate students to submit their work for publication. The theme of the third volume is "Thinking Activism."

"Celebrating the Sesquicentennial of Louisa May Alcott's Hospital Sketches: A Teaching Round Table," Annual conference of the Am

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - 8:27pm
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Sandra Petrulionis / The Louisa May Alcott Society
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Published in 1863 to immediate success as the Civil War sloughed into its second year, _Hospital Sketches_ is now available in several paperback editions, most with excellent introductions detailing its relevance in a variety of classrooms—from literature and history in general to women's, gender, African American, and disability studies in particular. We seek abstracts describing successful classroom strategies that feature _Hospital Sketches_ or that present Alcott as an important figure in antislavery reform, women's history, and popular literature of the Civil War.

"Re-visioning Alcott: Her Impact on the Work of Later Writers and Artists," Annual conference of the American Literature Associa

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - 8:24pm
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Beverly Lyon Clark / The Louisa May Alcott Society
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Writers as esteemed and influential as Gertrude Stein, Adrienne Rich, Cynthia Ozick, and J. K. Rowling have acknowledged a debt to Louisa May Alcott. References to and re-visionings of Alcott's writing and life have appeared in the work of such authors as Joyce Carol Oates, Barbara Kingsolver, Geraldine Brooks, Lynda Barry, and many others. Alcott's work has also been translated to stage and screen, in such forms as musicals, mini-series, and anime. And dozens of artists have created illustrations, including May Alcott, Frank Merrill, Jessie Willcox Smith, Norman Rockwell, Barbara Cooney, and Tasha Tudor.

HISTOIRE(S): 18-19-20 October 2013

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - 4:26pm
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Association des Études Françaises et Francophones d'Irlande

Histoire(s)

National University of Ireland, Maynooth
18-19-20 October 2013

- Narrative strategies
- History and fiction in historical novels
- Writers and History
- Autofiction and autobiography
- Revisionism and historiography
- Myths, tales and legends
- Individual and collective histories
- History and memory
- Micro-histories
- Hidden histories
- Forgetting/forgotten history
- Literary history
- Historians and literature
- The history of Readership and reception
- French Literary Canon
- La politique et l'Histoire
- History and identity
- His-stories/Her-stories
- 1913-2013, centenaries and commemorations

Jameson's Spatial Dialectic as Global Positioning System [ACLA, Toronoto, April 4-7, 2013]

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - 11:08am
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Koonyong Kim
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Michel Foucault once remarked that "I believe that the anxiety of our era has to do fundamentally with space, no doubt a great deal more than with time." Indeed, there is a strong sense in which space has become one of the most privileged loci of economic, social, and cultural production in the age of globalization. Though many contemporary thinkers have addressed this postmodern "spatial turn," Fredric Jameson's theoretical discourse is remarkable for its insistence on space as a cultural dominant in the world today.

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