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Stage The Future: The First International Conference on Science Fiction Theatre

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Tuesday, May 28, 2013 - 11:23pm
University of Royal Holloway

Saturday April 26, 2014
School of English, University of Royal Holloway

Keynote Speakers:
Jen Gunnels (New York Review of Science Fiction)
Dr. Nick Lowe (University of Royal Holloway)

Science Fiction Theatre doesn't officially exist. You won't find it listed as a sub-genre of either science fiction or theatre and you won't find it on wikipedia (though you will find a 1950s TV series with the same title – luckily, there is a theatre entry in the SF Encyclopaedia.) Apart from that, there seems to be only one book on the subject so far, called "Science Fiction and the Theatre" and that was more than twenty years ago.

UPDATE - SAMLA 2013 Charles W. Chesnutt Panel Discussion - "Charles Chesnutt Patterns and Meanings"

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Tuesday, May 28, 2013 - 5:40pm
Charles W. Chesnutt Association - SAMLA

Charles W. Chesnutt is a thick, layered, and conflicted subject lending himself to multi-disciplinary exploration. For example, in works such as Mandy Oxendine, Chesnutt utilizes the elements of gothic psychology to confound binary racial concepts and to create the mixed-race identity matrix at the foundation of his theory of the future American.

Papers concerning Chesnutt's lesser known works and themes, papers exploring the ways in which Chesnutt's works reflect interdisciplinary engagement, and papers addressing this year's theme, "Cultures, Contexts, Images, Texts: Making Meaning in Print, Digital, and Networked Worlds" are all strongly encouraged.

Making Art In/About/For Cities in Crisis

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Tuesday, May 28, 2013 - 4:41pm
45th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

April 3-6, 2014
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Host: Susquehanna University

Capturing the Immigrant Experience: Latina/o Identity in Flux

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Tuesday, May 28, 2013 - 4:08pm
NeMLA-2014

The negotiation of Latina/o identities requires an understanding of ethnicities, language(s), religion(s), social class, gender, as well as the psychology of one's own and others' ideologies. How do Latino/a authors represent their complex worlds while capturing the immigrant experience where each character must negotiate his/her identity markers to claim 'self-recognition'? Papers that address any aspect of Latino/a identity in narrative, poetry or theatre are welcome for this panel.

Ethnicity and Affect in American Literatures

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Tuesday, May 28, 2013 - 3:24pm
Northeast Modern Language Association

45th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 3 – 6, 2014
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Host: Susquehanna University

How do readers experience characters' conflicting emotions? Are these emotions gendered or racially-defined; and if so, how or why?

The War of Art and Literature -- ALA Symposium October 2013, New Orleans

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Tuesday, May 28, 2013 - 3:11pm
ALA Symposium: War and American Literature

Proposed Panel for the American Literature Association Symposium "War and American Literature" October 10-12, 2013, New Orleans, LA

Although many American authors who treat war in their literature saw combat first-hand, it was by no means a universal experience. In the absence of these direct encounters with war, authors drew upon the depictions of war from others, including the work of the visual and performing arts. The same process works in reverse, with visual and performing artists drawing from the treatment of war by authors in order to create their own artworks.

Tudor Grammar Schools: Drama Education & The Real World Stage

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Tuesday, May 28, 2013 - 1:41pm
neModern Language Association

Tudor Grammar Schools: Drama Education & The Real World Stage
45th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 3-6, 2014
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Host: Susquehanna University

Tudor Grammar schools put dramatic training at the center of their curriculum. A first and abiding question for this seminar: Why?

Shakespeare and Global Girlhood Seminar (abstract deadline July 1, 2013)

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Tuesday, May 28, 2013 - 1:11pm
Shakespeare 450 international conference (Paris), April 21-27, 2014

How does Shakespeare's cultural capital influence the discourses of girlhood? The study of girls and girlhood has gained prominence in the past 20 years, marked by the rise of Girls' Studies and the proliferation of interdisciplinary publications devoted to girlhood. In the United States, the 1994 publication of psychologist Mary Pipher's Reviving Ophelia was a flashpoint in the legitimization of girlhood studies, linking one of Shakespeare's tragic girl characters to the definition of Western female adolescence as a period of crisis. Since then, the name "Ophelia" has become powerfully associated with organizations who aim to "save" girls from bullying, eating disorders, and mental health issues (among other threats).

Race, Identity, and Duplicity: Rethinking Racial Identity in Shakespeare (Abstract Date Sep 30, 2013; Conference Date Apr 2014)

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Tuesday, May 28, 2013 - 1:05pm
Northeast Modern Language Association

This session will explore the ways in which Shakespeare's plays represent and complicate constructions of racial identity. How do the motifs of sight and blindness, black and white, light and dark, or the association of blackness with villainy construct, or possibly challenge, conceptions of 'authentic' racial identity? How do representations of characters like Othello, Shylock, and Caliban indicate the imposed limits of Western constructions of race? Send 300-word abstract to

Full NeMLA cfp list:
http://nemla.org/convention/2014/cfp.html

VI International Gothic Congress, 'Gothic Convergences' FFYL, UNAM, Mexico City, April 2014

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Tuesday, May 28, 2013 - 12:19pm
International Gothic Congress

During the last years, Gothic Literature has just begun to be accepted as a literary field worth of study among Mexican scholars. The doors remain open to deepen into the study of a style whose manifestations go beyond the barriers represented by time, culture, genre, and art modes.

Objective: After the great response received in the previous Gothic Congresses (2008 - 2012), the aim is to keep encouraging the interest in the Gothic among both students and scholars at the UNAM (National Autonomous University of Mexico) and other Mexican institutions. To achieve this, we propose to start from the study of the plural presence of the Gothic in various modes of art, as well as time and space contexts.

9th Cave Hill Philosophy Symposium (CHiPS) - 2013

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Tuesday, May 28, 2013 - 11:48am
Frederick Ochieng'-Odhiambo, University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Barbados.

Cave Hill Philosophy Symposium (CHiPS) 2013
Conversations IX: Grounding Aesthetics

November 11 - 13, 2013
Hosted by the Department of History and Philosophy, The University of the West Indies,
Cave Hill Campus, Barbados

International Conference

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Tuesday, May 28, 2013 - 10:20am
Shota Rustaveli Theatre and Film Georgia State University

Call for papers:

First International Conference in Film Studies

Tbilisi, Georgia, November 1-3, 2013

Shota Rustaveli Theatre and Film Georgia State University announces the First International Conference in Film Studies. The Topic of the conference is "Georgian Film: Present and Past". We invite all scholars in film studies and other related fields (except the students of all levels) to submit their proposals.

There is no registration fee. The language of the conference is
English. Participants will cover their own expenses for travel and accommodation.

Please send your 300-word proposal by e-mail to Dr. Prof. Zviad
Dolidze dolzvi@gmail.com

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