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Special Session Topic "Seriously Different: Playing the Foreign in Early Modern Drama" November 3-6 St. Louis, Missouri

Monday, May 30, 2011 - 4:27pm
2011 Midwest MLA Annual Convention “Play…No, Seriously”

People and commodities from abroad played a vital role in Renaissance London's urban scene, and their influence made their way into the era's theaters as well. The panel aims to explore how early modern dramas played with the foreign. How are foreign people, texts, and commodities represented in the Renaissance theater? How do these dramas play with the notion of foreigness, and to what effect? Papers can explore playhouse invocations, appropriations, and exploitations of the foreign, as well as ways in which early modern drama invited audience members to lay claim to the foreign.

Riding Beyond the Purple Sage: the 21st Century American Western, 9/30/11 [NeMLA: Rochester NY; March 15-18, 2012]

Monday, May 30, 2011 - 12:19pm
Northeast Modern Language Association

In 1912, Zane Grey published Riders of the Purple Sage, an important text in the development of the American western. Over the past 100 years, the western has increased in popularity, and undergone a number of significant developments. This panel will explore the American western in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. What changes characterize the ongoing development of the genre? Please submit 250-400 word abstracts by September 30, 2011 to James J. Donahue at donahujj@potsdam.edu. Please include with your abstract: Name and Affiliation, Email address, A/V requirements.

CFP Maggie Gee Conference 30-31 August 2012

Monday, May 30, 2011 - 10:37am
University of St Andrews and University of Surrey

This two-day international conference aims to bring together scholars for the first academic conference dedicated to Maggie Gee's writing. Gee is one of Britain's most prolific and critically-acclaimed novelists: the author of 12 novels, as well as collections of short stories, edited anthologies of contemporary writing and, most recently, an autobiography – My Animal Life (Telegram Books, 2010).

The organisers welcome papers on any topic related to Maggie Gee's writing. Please send a title and 300 word abstract for a 20 minute paper along with your name, affiliation and 100 word professional biography to gee@gylphi.co.uk by 1st February 2012.


Monday, May 30, 2011 - 9:33am
University of Bucharest

October 1, 2011
Bucharest- English Department of the University of Bucharest
This conference is organized as part of the CNCSIS-funded project The European Dimension of Shakespearean Translations: Romanian Perspectives, ID_1978/2008
Keynote speakers:
Keith Gregor (University of Murcia)
Laura Tosi (Ca' Foscari University of Venice)
Valerie Henitiuk (University of East Anglia)

Imagining Chaos: States of Emergency in Law and Fiction December. December 8-9 2011

Monday, May 30, 2011 - 8:59am
University of Copenhagen

In recent years, the collapse of legal structures has been a prominent theme in legal studies as well as in cultural studies. Until now, however, there have been few attempts to unite the legal and the cultural studies approach to the state of emergency – and none on the field of disaster research.

UPDATE Short Fiction in Theory & Practice

Monday, May 30, 2011 - 5:58am
Intellect Press

Short Fiction in Theory and Practice is an interdisciplinary journal celebrating the current resurgence in short-story writing and research. Looking at short fiction from a practice-based perspective, it explores the poetics of short-story writing, adaptation, translation and the place of the short story in global culture.

Conference CFP - Romanticism and Philosophy - Proposals due Sept. 15, 2011

Monday, May 30, 2011 - 5:49am
University of Paris and University of Lille, France

Call for papers

Romanticism and Philosophy

An international conference
co-organized by the SERA (Société d'Etude du Romantisme Anglais), by the Université Paris 7 – Denis Diderot and the Université Lille 3 – Charles de Gaulle
to be held at Université Lille 3 – Charles-de-Gaulle on 28-29 September 2012