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"Many straunge and horrible events" – Omens and Prophecies in Histories and Tragedies by Shakespeare and His Contemporaries

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Sunday, April 7, 2013 - 3:29pm
Shakespeare 450

(This seminar is part of 'Shakespeare 450', the international week-long conference in Paris celebrating the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare's birth in April 21-27, 2014.)

"To make short, in this year sundry woeful, and cruel evils, together with many strange and horrible events shall sensibly appear, which shall principally molest and afflict the westward countries." [1]

Legal Perspectives on Shakespearean Theatre

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Sunday, April 7, 2013 - 3:26pm
Shakespeare 450

(This seminar is part of 'Shakespeare 450', the international week-long conference in Paris celebrating the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare's birth in April 21-27, 2014.)

'In this distracted globe'?: Cognitive Shakespeare

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Sunday, April 7, 2013 - 3:23pm
Shakespeare 450

(This seminar is part of 'Shakespeare 450', the international week-long conference in Paris celebrating the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare's birth in April 21-27, 2014.)

The two sentinels protecting the castle from unfamiliar shapes in Hamlet, the cognitive mind-game revolving around the 'ocular proof' in Othello, or the mechanisms of the dream in A Midsummer Night's Dream: Shakespeare's plays function in different way as cognitive laboratories that provide insight into "this distracted globe" by displaying the workings of the mind. Influenced by early modern concepts of memory, the spirits of body and mind, and theories on (visual) perception, Shakespeare's plays approach the topic of 'cognition' from various angles.

Global Shakespeare as Methodology

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Sunday, April 7, 2013 - 3:22pm
Shakespeare 450

(This seminar is part of 'Shakespeare 450', the international week-long conference in Paris celebrating the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare's birth in April 21-27, 2014.)

Shakespeare and the Visual

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Sunday, April 7, 2013 - 3:20pm
Shakespeare 450

(This seminar is part of 'Shakespeare 450', the international week-long conference in Paris celebrating the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare's birth in April 21-27, 2014.)

Shakespeare on Screen: The Romances

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Sunday, April 7, 2013 - 3:17pm
Shakespeare 450

(This seminar is part of 'Shakespeare 450', the international week-long conference in Paris celebrating the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare's birth in April 21-27, 2014.)

This seminar invites papers on screen adaptations, screen appropriations or screen quotations of Shakespeare's romances: Pericles, Cymbeline, The Winter's Tale and The Tempest.

A variety of approaches will be welcomed. The papers may examine, among other aspects:

Due September 30, 2013 "The lifting of an environment to expression": American Representations of Place special issue

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Sunday, April 7, 2013 - 11:54am
Miranda, University of Toulouse le Mirail, volume editors Wendy Harding and Gretchen Murphy

A special issue of Miranda, a peer reviewed on-line journal
(http://blogs.univ-tlse2.fr/miranda/)
will take up the provocative question of the relation between places and their representations in American culture. It will be scheduled for publication in 2014. Papers should be submitted by September 30, 2013. Send inquiries to Wendy Harding, University of Toulouse-Le Mirail (harding@univ-tlse2.fr) and Gretchen Murphy, University of Texas-Austin (gretchen@austin.utexas.edu)

EXTENDED DEADLINE: Dissent: An Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference

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Sunday, April 7, 2013 - 11:40am
Dalhousie Association of Graduate Students in English

On December 11th 2012, Chief Theresa Spence of the Attawapiskat First Nation in Northern Ontario declared a hunger strike to critique the federal government's abuses of treaty rights and First Nations communities, and to draw attention to the detrimental and incalculable effects of Bill C-45 on Canada's rivers and lakes. Across the country, local chapters of Idle No More acted in solidarity: orchestrating flash mobs, drum circles, demonstrations, and teach-ins to inform the public about the impact of this legislation on First Nations and non-First Nations alike. It is this strong, positive dissenting action that led to nationwide coverage of the movement, and to solidarity protests around the world.

The Artemis Archetype in Fiction, Film, and Television

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Sunday, April 7, 2013 - 3:19am
Susan Redington Bobby (Wesley College), Eileen M. Harney (University of Alaska Fairbanks)/McFarland and Company

Call for Papers: The Artemis Archetype in Fiction, Film, and Television

The Goddess Artemis is independent, self-reliant, strong, loyal, and nurturing. She is the divine huntress, sister, protectress, slayer, and comforter. As such, the goddess provides an alternative feminine role model to the damsel-in-distress. Unlike many active female characters, those who emulate Artemis, despite often being considered conventionally attractive, do not rely on appearance or sexuality to achieve power or accomplish tasks.