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Dealing with Martin Crimp: Royal Court Theatre, London, 12 January 2013

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Tuesday, June 26, 2012 - 4:33pm
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Dan Rebellato & Vicky Angelaki/ Royal Holloway University of London & University of Birmingham

Royal Holloway University of London & the University of Birmingham announce a one-day symposium
Dealing with Martin Crimp
Royal Court Theatre, London, 12 January 2013

To coincide with his new play In the Republic of Happiness, this event will bring together theatre makers and academics to discuss the work of Martin Crimp, one of the most important, original and challenging playwrights of our time.

[UPDATE] 27th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference in the Humanities: SYSTEMS OF CONTROL / MODES OF RESISTANCE, Nov. 1-3, 2012

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Tuesday, June 26, 2012 - 2:47pm
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Robert Kilpatrick / University of West Georgia
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FINAL DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS--July 16, 2012

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Dr. Russell Berman (Stanford University)

How do various systems of authority (e.g. literary, political, sexual, cultural, economic, linguistic) seek to control individuals, groups, or cultural movements? How do individuals, groups, or cultural movements engage in resistance to subjection?

Futures of Allegory: Medieval & Modern (A Collaboratory)

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Tuesday, June 26, 2012 - 1:47pm
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Special Session at Kalamazoo Medieval Studies Congress 2013

Medieval scholarship has been reinvigorated by the so-called nonhuman turn, exhibited in many fine recent engagements with materiality, objecthood, animality, and monstrosity. We invite participants in our panel to situate prosopopoeia – personification allegory – within this broad context. We ask whether and how the device of rhetoric can expand the arena of nonhuman agents and material entities and ecologies. We wish to consider the futures of allegory, medieval and modern. For some allegory is precisely what modernity has had to overcome to achieve the humanist outlook. What then are the capabilities of such figures in the wake of modern humanism? Does personification allegory have a place in creating or critiquing alternative, post-human futures?

The Financialized Imagination and Beyond (TOPIA)

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Tuesday, June 26, 2012 - 1:21pm
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TOPIA: Canadian Journal of Cultural Studies
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Call for papers—The Financialized Imagination and Beyond

Special issue of TOPIA: Canadian Journal of Cultural Studies, Fall 2013
Proposals due September 14, 2012

Link to PDF version of the CFP: http://t.co/xcuw44bq

Edited by Max Haiven (New York University/Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University) and Jody Berland (York University)

Special Issue: Un nouveau Maroc?

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Tuesday, June 26, 2012 - 11:00am
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Francosphères - the University of London Institute in Paris' new journal

Francosphères, the new journal of the University of London Institute in Paris (ULIP), seeks to define and question the presence of French language and culture across frontiers and borders, as defined by the Franco postcolonial presence, contact with French culture, and the 'France of the mind'. To this extent, Francosphères is intended as a journal of transcultural and intercultural French Studies. It is therefore a journal that is about liminal spaces rather than operating within the hierarchy of 'French' or 'Francophone' culture.

Teaching Hemingway and the Natural World (essay collection; review of abstracts 31 Aug 2012; accepted essays 15 Jan 2013

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Tuesday, June 26, 2012 - 10:46am
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Kevin Maier

Ernest Hemingway is a writer we often associate with particular places and animals: Michigan's Upper Peninsula, Spain's countryside, East Africa's game reserves, Cuba's blue water, and Idaho's sagebrush all come to mind. We can also easily picture the iconic images of Hemingway with flyrod bent by hefty trout, with bulls charging matadors in the background, or of the famous author proudly posing with trophy lions, marlin, and a whole menagerie of Western American game animals. As Robert E. Fleming once put it—updating Gertrude Stein's famous quip that Hemingway looked like a modern and smelled of museums—Hemingway "was also a hunter, fisherman, and naturalist who smelled of libraries" (1).

But Will They Know About My Novel?: The Kindle, Publishing, and Creative Writing (Roundtable)

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Tuesday, June 26, 2012 - 9:45am
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Northeast Modern Languages Association
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44th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 21-24, 2013
Boston, Massachusetts
Host Institution: Tufts University

When the Justice Department sued Apple and six major publishers for collusion, there were clear signs of anxiety over a publishing monopoly based in no small part on one party's dominance over the eBook market. That future may be debatable, what's less debatable is that book publishing has already changed dramatically. This roundtable will examine how new publishing models and electronic publishing will change our hiring practices, our tenure and promotions, our creative writing departments, and our writing. Please send 250 word abstracts to Scott Henkle at

Filming this Insubstantial Pageant: Medieval and Renaissance Drama on Film

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Tuesday, June 26, 2012 - 7:36am
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Northeast Modern Language Association
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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. 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?

GIW 2012 : The 23rd International Conference on Genome Informatics (December 12-14)

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Tuesday, June 26, 2012 - 2:16am
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The 23rd International Conference on Genome Informatics / National Cheng Kung University

The aim of this conference is to bring together researchers, academics, and industrial practitioners. We invite submissions that address conceptual and practical issues of bioinformatics. GIW2012 invites high-quality original full papers on any topic related to Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, but not limited to, the following topics:

Still Getting Medieval on Television: Medieval-Themed Television of the Twenty-first Century and Its Impact on Medieval Studies

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Tuesday, June 26, 2012 - 1:47am
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The Virtual Society for the Study of Popular Culture and the Middle Ages

CALL FOR PAPERS
STILL GETTING MEDIEVAL ON TELEVISION:
MEDIEVAL-THEMED TELEVISION OF THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY AND ITS IMPACT ON MEDIEVAL STUDIES
A ROUNDTABLE FOR THE 48TH INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON MEDIEVAL STUDIES (WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY, KALAMAZOO, MI) FROM 9-12 MAY 2013
SPONSORED BY THE VIRTUAL SOCIETY FOR THE STUDY OF POPULAR CULTURE AND THE MIDDLE AGES
PROPOSALS BY 1 SEPTEMBER 2012 (EARLY SUBMISSION RECOMMENDED)

Arthurian Monster Quest: Investigating the Monsters of the Arthurian Tradition, Medieval through Modern (Kalamazoo 2013; 9/1/12)

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Tuesday, June 26, 2012 - 1:23am
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The Alliance for the Promotion of Research on the Villains of the Matter of Britain

CALL FOR PAPERS
ARTHURIAN MONSTER QUEST
INVESTIGATING THE MONSTERS OF THE ARTHURIAN TRADITION, MEDIEVAL THROUGH MODERN A SESSION FOR THE 48TH INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON MEDIEVAL STUDIES (WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY, KALAMAZOO, MI) FROM 9-12 MAY 2013
SPONSORED BY THE ALLIANCE FOR THE PROMOTION OF RESEARCH ON THE VILLAINS OF THE MATTER OF BRITAIN
PROPOSALS BY 1 SEPTEMBER 2012 (EARLY SUBMISSION RECOMMENDED)

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