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(Dis)ability, Diversity and Performance

Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 8:42pm
alt.theatre: cultural diversity and the stage

Call for Submissions:
(Dis)ability, Diversity and Performance

The journal 'alt.theatre: cultural diversity and the stage' is currently accepting submissions for a special issue planned for spring 2014 that will explore the intersections of (dis)ability, diversity and the performing arts.

Possible topics include:
- The intersections between (dis)ability and other planes of marginalization in the performing arts
- The performativity of (dis)ability
- Community-engaged art and (dis)ability rights activism
- Profiles of artists or ensembles working with (dis)ability
- Reviews of specific performance pieces exploring (dis)ability

East/ West Cultural Passage conference: Changing Places, 29-31 May 2014

Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 1:59pm
Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, Romania


29-31 May 2014

Keynote Speeches: Rubén G. Rumbaut, University of California, Irvine, TBA; Merritt Moseley, University of North Carolina at Asheville, TBA etc.

"The Literature of American Real Estate" - ALA 2014, May 22-25

Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 1:56pm
American Literature Association

American literature begins with real estate. Columbus's and da Vaca's travelogues, Harriot's and Smith's advertisements to prospective colonists, and the Puritans' disquisitions on God's promises to their "plantations" all constructed America's vast, unexplored land as future property. However, for these and later writers, imagining America as potential real estate required a fraught negotiation between the ideal property and ideal futures they projected on to American space and the actual facts of that space, which was indifferent or even hostile to the grand schemes of religious, political, and financial speculators. This panel seeks papers from any period that speak to how American literature has taken up the problem of American real estate.

IROCSJournals: Call For Paper- 12-31-2013

Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 1:52pm
International Research Organization of Computer Science

You will receive a comprehensive and fair peer review within just three weeks from submission. We have achieved this exceptional efficiency by providing peer reviewers with a simple interface and clear instructions, allowing them to perform their work in less time. Our instructions to peer reviewers require them to provide a fair, balanced and constructive assessment. IROCS staff will provide you with frequent updates on your submission by email. The journal office is organised so that through-out the entire process you will work with just two staff members who will provide prompt, constructive responses to your enquiries.

[UPDATE] The Films of Hal Hartley

Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 1:29pm
Steven Rybin / Georgia Gwinnett College

Note extended deadline below.

I am currently accepting essay proposals for a new collection on the films of Hal Hartley, tentatively titled HAL HARTLEY: AMERICAN FILMMAKER. An academic press has shown strong interest in publishing this collection.

Shadow Ballers| Pitchin' Men [ Ralph Ellison & Narratives of the Black Male Athlete ] MELUS 2014/ March 6-9, OKC

Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 12:36pm
Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States Convention/Ralph Ellison Centennial Celebration

Through its multiple vamps, riffs, and leitmotifs Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man delivers a vision of Black masculinity that includes a particular exploration of Black male athleticism. Addressing notions of physicality and competitive spirit, Ellison speaks back to a significant legacy of performance that had become evident to white America through the sporting exploits of African American men by the novel's publication in 1952. Moments such as the battle royal and the arena speech bring the novel's nameless narrator into conversation with a list of prominent Black athletes including Jack Johnson, Jessie Owens, Joe Louis, and Jackie Robinson.

[UPDATE] The Economies of Future Past: Redefining the Space(s) of (Post)Memory - March 13 and 14, 2014

Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 12:34pm
English Graduate Students' Society at Université de Montréal

Deadline: January 6, 2014.

In a world of instant news updates, Wikipedia, and Twitter, memory seems a thing of the past. This instantaneity shapes the way we consider knowledge. In recent years, the rise of digital technology and communication has generated debates around global movements and this has shaped the way the past is recuperated into historical memory. The recent turn to archival memory in both theoretical discourses and artistic practices suggests a need to develop a new set of conceptual, literary, and aesthetic tools with which to understand, interpret, and problematize notions of the past and of memory.

September 11-14 2014 First World War Conference

Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 12:32pm
United States Military Academy (USMA), West Point, New York, USA

September 11-14 2014 First World War Conference

"Literature, Memory, and the First World War"

Call for Papers
United States Military Academy (USMA), West Point, New York, USA
Co-Sponsored by the Department of English and Philosophy, and the Department of History

"I would read accounts of so-called battles I had been in, and they had no relation whatever to what had happened. So I began to perceive that anything written was fiction to various degrees. The whole subject – the difference between actuality and representation – was an interesting one. And that's what brought me to literature in the first place".
Paul Fussell

RCSC Annual Conference 6/7/2014

Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 12:11pm
Renaissance Conference of Southern California


Renaissance Conference of Southern California
58th Annual Meeting
Saturday, 7 June 2014
UCLA, Los Angeles CA

Keynote Speaker

Adam Knight Gilbert
Director of the Early Music Program
Thornton School of Music
University of Southern California

The RCSC, a regional affiliate of the Renaissance Society of America, welcomes paper proposals on the full range of Renaissance disciplines
(Art, Architecture, History, Literature, Music, Philosophy, Religion, Science)

Please send a 400-word abstract (for a 20-minute paper) and a one-page c.v. to:

Martine van Elk (martine.vanelk@csulb.edu)

or by mail to:

CFP Gender and the Posthuman: Genealogies, Evolutions, Visions - Deadline for abstract proposal: January 31, 2014

Thursday, December 5, 2013 - 11:41am
Double-Peer Reviewed International Journal "La Camera Blu", University of Naples "Federico II", Italy

The specific focus of this issue is the relation between gender and the posthuman in a comprehensive and inclusive way. On one side, we wish to analyze the crucial contribution of Feminism and Gender Studies to the posthuman, emphasizing thinkers, events and practices which contributed to the development of the posthuman turn. On the other, we wish to reflect upon the significance of gender in relation, not only to the present and to the past, but also to the close and far futures.

Deadline for abstract proposal (500 words) is: January 31th, 2014.

If accepted, the delivery of completed essays will be April 1st, 2014.

The Volume will appear in December 2014.