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Affective Landscapes Conference, 25-26th May 2012

updated: 
Tuesday, October 11, 2011 - 9:08am
full name / name of organization: 
Christine Berberich, University of Portsmouth, Neil Campbell, University of Derby, Robert Hudson, University of Derby

Call for Papers:

Affective Landscapes

May 25th / 26th 2012,
University of Derby, UK

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:
- Kathleen Stewart, University of Texas Austin, author of Ordinary Affects (2007) and A Space on the Side of the Road (1996)
and
- Ben Highmore, University of Sussex, author of Ordinary Lives. Studies in the Everyday (2011) and Everyday Life and Cultural Theory (2002)

Performing Research: Creative Exchanges

updated: 
Tuesday, October 11, 2011 - 7:11am
full name / name of organization: 
Central School of Speech and Drama
contact email: 

Performing Research: Creative Exchanges

Central School of Speech and Drama Postgraduate Conference

19th and 20th January 2012



The postgraduate community of the Central School of Speech & Drama invites proposals for papers, provocations and performance lectures for their January conference, Performing Research: Creative Exchanges. Engaging with a wide variety of research areas in theatre and performance, we welcome submissions from postgraduate students, established scholars and independent researchers.



Prospective Themes include, but are not limited to, the following...



3rd Global Conference: Revenge (July 2012, Oxford, United Kingdom)

updated: 
Tuesday, October 11, 2011 - 6:32am
full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

3rd Global Conference
Revenge

Sunday 15th July 2012 – Tuesday 17th July 2012
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Call for Papers:
Revenge, so we are told, is a dish best served cold: a 'sweet' wreaking of vengeance on those who have – either in reality or in our minds – slighted, wronged or in some way 'injured' us and who are now 'enjoying' their just deserts by an avenging angel (or angels) on the great day of reckoning.

"Crossing Borders as Creating Borders in Twentieth-Century Literature" (ALA, May 24-27, 2012; San Francisco, CA)

updated: 
Monday, October 10, 2011 - 11:10pm
full name / name of organization: 
American Literature Association

Frontiers, boundaries, margins, and borders occupy center stage in much recent scholarship. Influenced first by postcolonial theory and now by transnational studies, this paradigm shift has brought about heightened awareness of global interconnectedness and transnational circuits of production, meaning, and migration. For some scholars and public intellectuals, this increasingly globalized world has become marked by a rootless migratory sensibility (Arjun Appadurai) and a flattening of power relations (Thomas Freedman). But as performance artist and cultural critic Guillermo Gómez-Peña has suggested, the experience of crossing borders is not the same for all.

Shakespeare and Performance (January 31, 2012)

updated: 
Monday, October 10, 2011 - 10:32pm
full name / name of organization: 
Early Modern Studies Journal (EMSJ) formally Early English Studies (EES)

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


Court Performances and Masques



FANTASY SPORTS PANEL; Sports Area: 2012 PCA/ACA National Conference (Boston, MA), April 11-14, 2012

updated: 
Monday, October 10, 2011 - 10:12pm
full name / name of organization: 
Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association
contact email: 

I am interested in putting together a panel dedicated solely to the topic of Fantasy Sports at the 2012 national PCA/ACA conference in Boston, Massachusetts. Papers addressing the theoretical, cultural, and/or historical implications of fantasy sports in general or of specific fantasy sports are highly encouraged, but all papers on this topic will be considered. If you would like to be a part of this panel, please send a 250-word abstract to Andrew Ploeg at ploe4030@yahoo.com by Monday, November 28th.

Digital Humanities Australasia 2012: Building, Mapping, Connecting - 28-30 March 2012, Canberra, Australia

updated: 
Monday, October 10, 2011 - 6:37pm
full name / name of organization: 
Australian National University

Call for Papers, Panels and Posters

DIGITAL HUMANITIES AUSTRALASIA 2012: Building, Mapping, Connecting

The inaugural conference of the Australasian Association for Digital Humanities
Australian National University, Canberra, Australia, 28-30 March 2012

Sponsored by the Australian Academy of the Humanities and the College of Arts and Social Sciences, Australian National University.

CONFERENCE WEBSITE: http://aa-dh.org/conference
CALL FOR PROPOSALS CLOSES: 11 November 2011
NOTIFICATION OF ACCEPTANCE: 30 November 2011
REGISTRATION OPENS: Early January 2012

Essay on Charles Dickens for Early American Studies

updated: 
Monday, October 10, 2011 - 4:39pm
full name / name of organization: 
Elaine Crane
contact email: 

Early American Studies, published by University of Pennsylvania Press, is currently seeking essays for a 2012 issue on cross-cultural influences on Charles Dickens, specifically the ways in which he influenced American writers and/or was influenced by American culture. Please send all inquires to Elaine Crane at ecrane@fordham.edu. The deadline for all papers is January 15, 2012.

Food & Culture CFP

updated: 
Monday, October 10, 2011 - 2:57pm
full name / name of organization: 
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture/ American Culture Association
contact email: 

The Food and Culture Area of the Southwest/ Texas Popular and American Culture Association invites papers and organized panels for their 33rd Annual Conference that will be held February 8-12 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center in Albuquerque, NM. The Conference theme this year is: Celebrating Foods & Culture(s) in a Global Context. Scholars from all disciplines are invited to address the intersection of culture and culinary production/consumption. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

Deadline extended til October 17th -- The Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900

updated: 
Monday, October 10, 2011 - 11:26am
full name / name of organization: 
The Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900

The Louisville Conference on Literature and Culture since 1900 has extended its submission deadline to October 17th, 2011. We welcome both critical and creative presentations. For more information, please see our Web site and CFP at: http://www.thelouisvilleconference.com/

[UPDATE] Edited collection on contemporary African American satire in all media

updated: 
Monday, October 10, 2011 - 11:25am
full name / name of organization: 
Derek C. Maus and James J. Donahue
contact email: 

[The editors are pleased to report that this project has already received favorable attention from a scholarly press and, in order to present as wide a net of subject coverage as possible, are especially interested at this point in receiving submissions on topics related to film, television, performance and visual arts, though submissions from all genres are still welcome up to the deadline]

Patrice Evans, who blogs under the moniker "The Assimilated Negro," published an online essay on the ebonyjet.com website late in 2007 that lamented the seeming lack of satire in mainstream black culture:

Colloquium on the Americas: Food & Foodways in the Americas

updated: 
Monday, October 10, 2011 - 10:52am
full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Christina Riley Brown/Mercyhurst College

For the 4th biennial Mercyhurst Colloquium on the Americas, we are soliciting papers from any discipline on topics discussing the peoples of the Americas and how they perceive/relate to food and foodways.

This colloquium is an open, interdisciplinary conversation about the economic, political, cultural, demographic, religious, and philosophical aspects of food production, procurement, preparation, consumption and culture, as well as how food is represented in the literary and visual arts. Topics could include (but are not limited to) discussions of heritage foods, Agribusiness, the safety of foods, GMOs, food as artistic inspiration, the hospitality industry, sustainable food communities, and hunger in the Americas.

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