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Graduate Conference The Violence of the Image, April 26-27, 2012

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Tuesday, November 29, 2011 - 6:01pm
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Department of Comparative Literature, State University at Buffalo

Although the tradition of thinking about the image in philosophy and aesthetics goes all the way back to Plato and Aristotle there have recently been numerous critical approaches that depart from this tradition and envision the image as neither a copy of a copy nor as an ideological formation. The Graduate Conference "The Violence of the Image" seeks to further these new insights into the nature of the image.

Shakespeare and Performance [UPDATE] (January 31, 2012)

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Tuesday, November 29, 2011 - 5:27pm
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Early Modern Studies Journal (EMSJ) formally Early English Studies

The 2012 volume will focus on "Shakespeare and Performance." We are interested in articles that consider any aspect of performance in historical or contemporary productions of Shakespeare and his contemporary playwrights. The following list is of possible topics, but should not be considered exhaustive:



Comparative performance in England





Comparative performances in England and other countries




Street performance




Provincial performance




Performance of Guilds





Women and performance




Boy's companies





Current productions of early modern plays





Shakespeare Festivals





Playing spaces





Actors and the text





Theatrical Gesture

Cinematic Diasporas: New Media Cultures and Experiences

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Tuesday, November 29, 2011 - 5:22pm
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University of Chicago: Department of Cinema and Media Studies

Cinematic Diasporas: New Media Cultures and Experiences

University of Chicago: Department of Cinema and Media Studies

Eighth Annual Graduate Student Conference

Conference Date: April 13-14, 2012

The deadline for abstracts (300-400 words) is JANUARY 15, 2012. Please email all abstracts with "Conference Abstract" in the subject heading to: cinematicdiasporas@gmail.com. Submissions should include a title, institutional affiliation, and contact information.

English Seventeenth-Century Literature; RMMLA, Boulder, CO, October 11-13, 2012

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Tuesday, November 29, 2011 - 4:22pm
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Clay Daniel; Rocky Mountain MLA

Papers on any aspect of British seventeenth-century literature, for the annual meeting of the Rocky Mountain
Modern Language Association, October 11-13, 2012, Boulder, Colorado. Email 200-300 word proposals by March 1, 2012 to clayldaniel@live.com or daniel@panam.edu. All proposals are acknowledged. You do not have to be a member of RMMLA to propose a paper, but you should become a member by April 1 to be listed in the program.

Crisis and Resistance (U. of Idaho Grad Conference) April 6-7, 2012. (Deadline Jan. 27, 2012)

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Tuesday, November 29, 2011 - 2:51pm
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3rd Annual Graduate Conference | University of Idaho Dept. of English
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Crisis and Resistance: Texts, Tumult and Transformation

The Graduate Students in Literature at the University of Idaho invite submissions for interdisciplinary conference presentations on the topic of crisis and resistance. Our keynote speaker will be Dr. T.V Reed, whose research pertains to cultural theory, contemporary American fiction, social movements and popular culture. Dr. Reed is Lewis E. and Stella G. Buchanan Distinguished Professor of English and American Studies at Washington State University and is the 2011 winner of the Mary C. Turpie Award.

[UPDATE] What Happens Now? Interdisciplinarity for the Future

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Tuesday, November 29, 2011 - 2:40pm
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The Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference
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On February 24-25 2012, graduate students from across academic disciplines will gather at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee to query, "What happens now?"

This conference invites contemporary, cutting-edge interdisciplinary work in the humanities, arts, and sciences. We seek to raise new questions, extend disciplinary and interdisciplinary boundaries, and reflect upon the current state of knowledge production in relation to our 21st century future.

Call for Papers for the inaugural and subsequent issues of the International Journal of Happiness and Development

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Tuesday, November 29, 2011 - 1:49pm
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International Journal of Happiness and Development
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Call for Papers. The International Journal of Happiness and Development is soliciting papers for its inaugural and subsequent issues. IJHD seeks to broaden our understanding of 'happiness' and how it may relate to development from economic, political, psychological, and/or sociological perspectives. The Journal entertains all definitions of happiness and interprets development at both micro and macro levels. For additional information, see the Journal website: www.inderscience.com/ijhd

CFP – "Digital History" — Features for MEDIASCAPE issue on "History and Technology in Cinema, Media, and Visual Culture"

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Tuesday, November 29, 2011 - 1:35pm
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MEDIASCAPE, UCLA's Journal of Film, Television, and Digital Media
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The digitization of culture writ large — and the archive in particular — necessitates a reevaluation of the study of both media history and mediated history. How does the transformation of the past into ones and zeroes affect our conception and study of history? Who owns and operates the digital archive? What is lost in the continual upgrade of technology?

MEDIASCAPE is seeking articles that explore new, neglected, or underdeveloped areas in the field of "Digital History" within all areas of media studies. Topics may included, but are not limited to:

Northern Renaissance Seminar: 'Genre in the Renaissance'

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Tuesday, November 29, 2011 - 9:25am
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Anna Mackenzie, University of Chester

University of Chester

17th March 2012

'Genre in the Renaissance'

*Confirmed keynote speakers: Professor John Drakakis (University of Stirling) and Professor Marion Wynne-Davies (University of Surrey)*

Proposals for papers are invited on any aspect of the ways in which literary/poetic/dramatic genres function in the Renaissance. This seminar endeavours to expose some of the ways in which genres are employed, manipulated, or resisted in Renaissance literature, poetry and drama.
Topics may include, but are certainly not restricted to:

- The emergence and evolution of genres in relation to Renaissance culture;

- The tensions or compliance of literary/dramatic works with genre theory;

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