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Shakespeare and Performance (January 31, 2012)

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Sunday, October 30, 2011 - 2:10pm
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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




[UPDATE] From the Glorious Revolution to the European Union: Connections Between the British Isles and the Continent, March 9 &

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Saturday, October 29, 2011 - 2:44pm
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University of Notre Dame and Nanovic Institute

britishislesandthecontinent.com

Nanovic Institute for European Studies at the University of Notre Dame announces an interdisciplinary graduate student conference on the history and literature of the British Isles in a European context from the Glorious Revolution to the twenty-first century.

Undergraduate Conference on English Language and Literatures March 24, 2012

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Friday, October 28, 2011 - 12:49pm
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University of St. Francis
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Call for Student Papers:

Twenty-first Annual University of St. Francis Undergraduate Conference on English Language and Literatures

Saturday, March 24, 2012
University of St. Francis
Joliet, Illinois

Submit complete papers or abstracts on any topic in literary studies, including comparative literature, literature in translation, faculty-student collaborations, creative writing (story, poetry, performance--two sessions planned).

Include mailing address, telephone number, email address, and the name of your college. Papers and readings are limited to 20 minutes (8-12 pages). Authors of papers accepted for the program are obliged to present in person.

Deadline: December 15, 2011

Forces at Play: Bodies, Power, and Spaces--Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference--Proposals due January 25

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Friday, October 28, 2011 - 10:01am
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English Graduate Organization/ University of Massachusetts
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Forces at Play: Bodies, Power, and Spaces

Cyber bullying, the male gaze in cinema, SlutWalk in Toronto, the canonization of slave narratives, border rhetoric in the classroom – issues such as these take up the ways bodies, power, and spaces converge in a re-seeing and re-interpreting of historical and contemporary social complexities. Investigating this nexus in our discursive and material realities gives us the language for articulating the machinations of power and space that construct and dismantle singular and collective (im)material bodies.

[UPDATE] 20th Anniversary British Women Writers Conference (BWWC): June 7-10, 2012

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Thursday, October 27, 2011 - 8:36am
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18th- and 19th-Century British Women Writers Association
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In 2012, the 18th- and 19th-Century British Women Writers Conference (BWWC) will commemorate its 20th anniversary in Boulder, Colorado, by focusing on the theme of "Landmarks."  Rich in both physical and metaphorical significance, landmarks form loci by which we organize history and chart the development of individuals, nations, and cultures. We therefore invite papers that explore how women writers and their texts engage with an ever-changing geography that is both material and abstract. These conference papers should address the people, places, events, and texts that have made their marks on history, and/or the processes and implications of marking, mapping, reading, preserving, overwriting, or erasing.

Crossroads - HERA Conference, March 8-10 2012 Salt Lake City, Utah

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Wednesday, October 26, 2011 - 8:26pm
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Humanities Education and Research Association [HERA]
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Crossroads
In keeping with HERA's mission of promoting the study of the humanities across a wide range of disciplines, we invite presentations exploring any form of artistic representation---literature, the visual arts, music, theatre, opera, dance, film, photography, architecture et al---from any world culture, using an interdisciplinary "crossroads" approach to enrich and deepen our understanding of these cultural artifacts and the societies that produced them. Presentations on interdisciplinary approaches to teaching the humanities are also welcome. Proposals for papers, panels, or workshops must be submitted through the conference web portal on the HERA website at

LIES 2012: "Of what is past, or passing, Or to come" : Travelling in time and space in literature in English.

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Tuesday, October 25, 2011 - 12:36pm
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Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland
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The lines quoted in the title of the conference from W.B. Yeats' "Sailing to Byzantium," which are recalled by one of the characters in Marina Warner's novel In a Dark Wood, bring to light the theme of this year's Literature in English Symposium: Travelling in space and time.

Borders and Border Crossings - May 1 & 2, 2012

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Monday, October 24, 2011 - 8:44pm
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University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus; Interdisciplinary Graduate Student's Association
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The Interdisciplinary Graduate Students Association at the University of British Columbia's Okanagan campus invites you to attend our fifth annual graduate student conference. This conference invites papers from creative and critical perspectives that examine the role of borders and border crossings as they intersect with, uphold, or challenge ideologies, institutions, and social spaces. Although the focus is on interdisciplinary studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences, we encourage submissions from across graduate disciplines.

"Forces at Play: Bodies, Power, and Spaces," March 31, 2012 Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference

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Monday, October 24, 2011 - 5:18pm
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University of Massachusetts Amherst, English Graduate Organization
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Forces at Play: Bodies, Power, and Spaces

Cyber bullying, the male gaze in cinema, SlutWalk in Toronto, the canonization of slave narratives, border rhetoric in the classroom – issues such as these take up the ways bodies, power, and spaces converge in a re-seeing and re-interpreting of historical and contemporary social complexities. Investigating this nexus in our discursive and material realities gives us the language for articulating the machinations of power and space that construct and dismantle singular and collective (im)material bodies.

LIES 2012: "Of what is past, or passing, Or to come": Travelling in time and space in literature in English

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Monday, October 24, 2011 - 5:54am
full name / name of organization: 
Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland
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The lines quoted in the title of the conference from W.B. Yeats' "Sailing to Byzantium," which are recalled by one of the characters in Marina Warner's novel In a Dark Wood, bring to light the theme of this year's Literature in English Symposium: Travelling in space and time.
The idea of a journey is inherently connected with changing places and movement, but, through reading, we can traverse space and time, continents and cultures, whilst remaining static.

ORALITY AND LITERACY (London C19 Studies Seminar), Saturday 17 March 2012 (Deadline: Friday 2 December 2011)

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Monday, October 24, 2011 - 5:41am
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London Nineteenth-Century Studies Seminar

The theme for the London Nineteenth-Century Studies Seminar in the Spring term 2012 will be Orality and Literacy, marking the thirtieth anniversary of the appearance of Walter Ong's influential book. Over three days in January, February, and March, speakers will explore a range of issues relating to the interactions between voice and text in the Anglo-American long nineteenth century: philology and acoustic nostalgia, melody and poetic form, laughter, and more.

We are soliciting 20-minute papers on the Seminar theme to form a panel discussion on the extended final day of the Seminar programme, Saturday 17 March 2012.

Please send 300-word proposals to the convenors, James Emmott (Birkbeck) and Tom F. Wright (UEA)

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