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Filming this Insubstantial Pageant: Medieval and Renaissance Drama on Film (Abstracts due Sept. 30)

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Monday, September 24, 2012 - 7:27am
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Northeast Modern Language Association (conference Mar. 2013)
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This panel seeks papers about film adaptations of medieval and Renaissance English drama, both in English-speaking countries and around the world. The NeMLA conference will be held in Boston in March, 2013. Papers might compare different adaptations of the same play, discuss problems associated with the notion of fidelity to text or of relocating a play in a different historical or cultural milieu, or consider the effectiveness for use in scholarly work or in the classroom. We seek investigation of continuities across disciplines: medieval/Renaissance, cinema studies/literature. What is at stake in these adaptations? What do these directors, writers, performers, and audiences bring to the table?

Romantic Conversations: The human, the inhuman and the non-human,16-17 November 2012, Melbourne. Abstracts due 19 October 2012

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Monday, September 24, 2012 - 12:15am
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Romantic Studies Association of Australasia, Postgraduate Symposium
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Papers are invited from all postgraduate students on the subject of the human, the inhuman and the non-human in Romantic literature and culture

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26th Annual GAFIS Symposium at UW-Madison: (Dis)illusion, April 12th-13th 2013

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Sunday, September 23, 2012 - 9:59pm
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GAFIS (Graduate Association of French & Italian Students), University of Wisconsin-Madison
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Illusion is commonly defined as a false idea or belief, often the product of misperception or deception, intentional or otherwise. Its etymological basis in the Latin verb illudere reveals an element of mockery that is evidently lost in the modern connotation of illusion and yet remains, arguably, in that intriguing phase of disillusion that often follows it. How does one distinguish illusion from reality? How do our evolving perceptions of the world around us affect our understanding of self and the human condition? Is disillusion a necessary evil, or an essential part of this understanding as it leads to new possibilities for development and discovery?

"I Live Here!: Redefining and Negotiating Notions of Public and Private" Feb 22-23, 2013

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Sunday, September 23, 2012 - 9:39pm
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North Carolina State Association of English Graduate Students

Call For Papers – "I Live Here!: Redefining and Negotiating Notions of Public and Private"
NC State English Graduate Conference
Conference Dates: Feb 22-23, 2013
Abstracts Due: November 15, 2012
contact email: aegs.conference@gmail.com

The Association of English Graduate Students at North Carolina State University is pleased to announce the call for papers for our fourth annual graduate student conference in the humanities, which will be held February 22-23, 2013 at Tompkins Hall in Raleigh, NC.

ASLE 2013 - Ecocriticism and Geocriticism

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Sunday, September 23, 2012 - 9:03pm
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Christine Battista and Robert T. Tally

"Ecocriticism and Geocriticism: Overlapping Territories and Cross-Border Migrations"

ASLE Biennial Conference, Lawrence, Kansas (May 28–June 1, 2013)

We invite proposals on the relations between ecocriticism and geocriticism, broadly conceived, for a panel of the ASLE Biennial Conference, May 28 – June 1, 2013. (Please visit http://asle.ku.edu/ for more information about the conference.) Additionally, we plan to publish a peer-reviewed, edited collection of essays on the subject, so we welcome proposals and queries from those interested in this topic, even if they will be unable to attended the ASLE.

George Eliot: Reimagining Liberation and the Future of England

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Sunday, September 23, 2012 - 4:39pm
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Panel for MVSA Conference--deadline: October 15, 2012
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Born into a family of evangelical Protestantism that she would later renounce, George Eliot exemplifies Victorian England's increasing tensions between religious claims and secular doubts. This panel for the Midwest Victorian Studies Association (MVSA) will examine the works of George Eliot and the ways in which her writings reflect the era's debates on the validity of religion. In particular, the panel will explore the ways in which Eliot invokes the notions of liberation and assimilation in her works.

"Sacred Vows, Sacred Bodies: Gender, Marriage, and Sexuality in Text and Tradition"

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Sunday, September 23, 2012 - 3:26pm
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6th Annual Religions in Conversation Conference at Claremont Graduate University
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The 6th Annual Religions in Conversation Conference of Claremont Graduate University, held on February 22 and 23, 2013, is inviting paper proposals focusing on "Sacred Vows, Sacred Bodies: Gender, Marriage, and Sexuality in Text and Tradition." The issue of marriage, sexuality, and gender is now a major political platform discussed by both parties at their respective conventions. There is no denial that political opinions about these issues are religiously motivated. Recently, academia has exploded with issues of Gender, Marriage, and Sexuality and this conference hopes of correcting, confirming, or focusing that scholarship on religion.

[UPDATE] CFP to Lights: The MESSA Journal, A Graduate Publication from the University of Chicago (5pm, October 5th, 2012)

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Saturday, September 22, 2012 - 6:06pm
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University of Chicago Middle Eastern Studies Students Association (Center for Middle Eastern Studies)

We invite Master's students from all departments to submit work on a range of topics related to Middle Eastern studies. We encourage papers that explore the political, linguistic, and cultural significance of the Middle East that transcend limitations across formal/generic cultural, ideological boundaries, and/or within varying aesthetic approaches. Book reviews, critical, analytic, creative fiction, creative nonfiction, photographic, artistic, narrative, and poetic pieces related to Middle Eastern studies are welcome.

Deadline: Friday, Oct. 5, 2012, 5pm

Please send submissions electronically to:
uchicagomessalights@gmail.com

[UPDATE] The Qouch is seeking submissions in Queer Studies and Psychoanalysis

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Saturday, September 22, 2012 - 4:01pm
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The Qouch
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The Qouch is looking for submissions from scholars, writers, and artists who do work in the fields of queer studies, gender studies, and/or psychoanalysis for our website. We welcome proposals or finished works that explore the psychology of sexuality and gender in the form of scholarly essays, well-informed opinion pieces, creative writing, and any other expressive media. The Qouch publishes articles on a continuing basis and there is no deadline for submissions. We will also consider previously published essays and previews of larger works in progress.

Theatre Survey - CFP (Special Issue on Microhistory)

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Saturday, September 22, 2012 - 12:28pm
full name / name of organization: 
Esther Kim Lee, Editor of Theatre Survey
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Call for Papers

Theatre Survey

Special Issue edited by guest editor, Peter A. Davis, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

"Theatre History as Microhistory"

AIZEN International Film, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies Conference in New Orleans, 2014

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Saturday, September 22, 2012 - 10:44am
full name / name of organization: 
AIZEN (Association Internationale Zola et Naturalisme)

AIZEN/University of New Orleans International Conference
"Emile Zola and Naturalism"

The AIZEN® (Association Internationale Zola et Naturalisme) and University of New Orleans (USA) solicit submissions for the jointly-sponsored conference "Emile Zola and Naturalism" to be hosted by
The Department of Foreign Languages, College of Liberal Arts, University of New Orleans

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA March 6-8, 2014

Playing in Someone Else's Yard

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Saturday, September 22, 2012 - 9:25am
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Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE)
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"PLAYING IN SOMEONE ELSE'S YARD": RESEARCHING, WRITING, AND TEACHING ACROSS, IN, OR TO, OTHER DISCIPLINES

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