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[UPDATE] "Rethinking Seneca's Influence on Early Modern Drama" (09/30/2011; NEMLA, Rochester NY: 03/15-18)

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Tuesday, August 9, 2011 - 10:00pm
Nicola Imbracsio/ University of New Hampshire

For years, scholars have demonstrated the debt that Kyd, Marlowe, Shakespeare, and other playwrights owe to Seneca's work. Such foundational criticism has often pointed to Seneca's plot devices, characterization, language, and form that inspired later Renaissance dramatists. However, recent scholarship demonstrates Seneca's effect on early modern subject construction and performance conditions. This panel aims to continue and extend the current reconsideration of Seneca's influence on early modern drama by gathering papers that "rethink" Seneca's works and influence in light of feminist, queer, post-colonial, and materialist theoretical perspectives.

[UPDATE] The Art of Outrage: Poetics, Politics, Polarization. In NYC @ Fordham University's Lincoln Center Campus

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Tuesday, August 9, 2011 - 3:55pm
Fordham University GEA

An interdisciplinary graduate conference.
Keynote Speaker: Prof. Russ Castronovo, Dorothy Draheim Professor of English at University of Wisconsin-Madison.

This one day interdisciplinary conference will be held at Fordham University's Lincoln Center Campus in New York City: (113 W 60th)

We are currently accepting applications from PhD and MA students (as well as junior faculty members). The conference is free of charge and includes breakfast and an after-keynote reception w/food and beverages.

We are also currently working on an after-conference event, which will most likely involve drink specials at a local pub.

Black Migration Symposium

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Tuesday, August 9, 2011 - 3:10pm
Black Migration Symposium

Black Migration Symposium
February 10-11, 2012
Nashville, TN

Conveners:
Professors Trica Keaton, Ifeoma Nwankwo, Jemima Pierre, Michelle Shepherd
Vanderbilt University

Reminder: Edited Collection/Histories of High School and Normal School Writing Instruction, 1890-1965

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Tuesday, August 9, 2011 - 2:46pm
Lori Ostergaard

Despite the often innovative and vital work of secondary educators in the United States, high schools and normal schools have not been widely explored as important sites in the disciplinary history of composition-rhetoric. Histories of High School and Normal School Writing Instruction will address this gap by providing a robust collection of archival studies of normal school pedagogies, high school classroom and extracurricular practices, and teacher research.

Taking Liberties: Sex, Pleasure, Coercion (1748-1928) - 15-17 June 2012

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Tuesday, August 9, 2011 - 1:40pm
Newcastle University

Keynote Speakers:

Helen Berry (Newcastle University) on Sex, Marriage and the Castrato
Joseph Bristow (UCLA) on Oscar Wilde's Sexual Practices
Cora Kaplan (Queen Mary, University of London) on Rape, Representation and Slavery
Richard C. Sha (American University) on Romanticism and the Paradoxes of Free Love

Thinking Verse Issue II

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Tuesday, August 9, 2011 - 1:24pm
David Nowell Smith, www.thinkingverse.com

Call for Contributions, Thinking Verse issue II, special issue, 'The Condition of Music'.

"Prophecy, Divination, Apocalypse" 33rd Annual Medieval and Renaissance Forum Friday and Saturday April 20-21, 2012

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Tuesday, August 9, 2011 - 12:31pm
Plymouth State University

Plymouth State University
33rd Annual Medieval and Renaissance Forum
Friday and Saturday April 20-21, 2012

Call for Papers and Sessions
"Prophecy, Divination, Apocalypse"

We invite abstracts in medieval and Early Modern studies that consider how prophecy and divination functioned in personal, political, religious, and aesthetic realms. How did ideas about the future impact the present? Papers need not be confined to the theme but may cover many aspects of medieval and Renaissance life, literature, languages, art, philosophy, theology, history and music.

Women and Spirituality: Ministries. Deadline: September 15, 2011

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Tuesday, August 9, 2011 - 11:28am
NEMLA, Rochester, NY, March 15 - 18, 2012

Women and Spiritualty: Ministries

This one-hour-fifteen-minute session will investigate women's recovery of previously appropriated spiritual roles: new roles, such as rabbi and Catholic priest; and women's roles in childbirth and spiritual healing. It will seek a range of presentations from the following areas: women and the priesthood; women in the rabbinate; women healers; women and goddess worship; women shamans; and related topics.

150-word abstracts or completed papers by September 15, 2011. Inquiries welcome.
Dolores DeLuise
Associate Professor
BMCC/CUNY
Please respond via email: DeLuiseNY@gmail.com