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Shakespeare and Performance (January 31, 2012)

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011 - 7:59pm
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





Curiosities - Feb. 17, 2012

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011 - 3:51pm
Tufts Graduate Humanities Conference

What makes an object, a person, or a pursuit a "curiosity"? Are curiosities abnormal and rare? Are they always the extraordinarily strange, or can they be an everyday oddity? Enmeshed in a larger set of notions that often pit the social against the individual, the normative against the taboo, and the expected against the surprising, curiosities generate questions about desire, taste, knowledge, and inquiry.

Literature and Madness, PCA/ACA, 11-14 April 2012, Deadline 15 December 2011

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011 - 2:13pm
Russ Pottle, Area Chair, Literature and Madness Section of the Popular Culture Association

The Literature and Madness section of the Popular Culture Association is soliciting 15-20 minute papers for the upcoming year's annual PCA/ACA conference in Boston, MA, scheduled for 11-14 April 2012. The deadline for abstract submission is 15 December 2011.

[UPDATE] Imaginary Landscapes in British Women's Writing

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011 - 9:01am
British Women Writers

Due to new conference requirements, I am no longer organizing a panel on Imaginary Landscapes in British Women's Writing. I encourage anyone who was interested in this panel to submit independently to the BWW conference. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Transgressive and Transgression

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011 - 8:17am
British Association for American Studies and Irish Association for American Studies

Discourses of American Exceptionalism pivot effortlessly around the fulcrum of America's position as an idealised other to the normative standard: the 'city on the hill' as disjointed from the normative valley below. However, contemporary American scholarship has been so bold as to tackle the 'othered' identities and constructs considered anti-social or nihilistic (as opposed to 'exceptional') by virtue of their disconnect which have long peopled the American narrative. Such demarcations beg the question as to what exactly denotes 'exception', and what denotes 'deviance' or even 'eccentricity'. What does it mean to be 'transgressive' in the context of an America which privileges the concept of 'exception'?

HuCon 2012: Graduate Research in Humanities Computing,

updated: 
Monday, November 14, 2011 - 10:41pm
University of Alberta Humanities Computing Graduate Student Association.

CALL FOR PAPERS / CALL FOR PROJECTS:
Current Research in Humanities Computing. The University of Alberta Humanities Computing Graduate Student Association is pleased to announce a call for abstracts for its annual conference:
"HuCon 2012: Current Graduate Research in Humanities Computing" to take place March 23, 2012 in Edmonton, AB.

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