We welcome proposals for innovative papers on all aspects of and approaches to Tudor drama before Shakespeare. Please send 300-word abstracts by 18 March 2011.
Soliciting papers exploring connections between war and comedy; how war, soldiers and violence have been represented through comic language or form. Medieval to Modern.
Please send 300-word abstracts and a brief CV to warcomedyMLA@gmail.com by March 13 2011. Subject to MLA review.
Keynote Speaker: Professor William Hughes, Bath Spa University
Essays for a forthcoming collection on Film Adaptations of Shakespeare's The Tempest.
Due: July 1, 2011
Edited by Jennifer L. Ailles and Donald G. Moore
The Thirteenth British Graduate Shakespeare Conference
26-28 May 2011
The Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham
CALL FOR PAPERS
We invite graduate students with interests in Shakespearean and Renaissance studies to join us in May at the Shakespeare Institute in Stratford-upon-Avon for The British Graduate Shakespeare Conference.
Outerspeares: Transcultural / Transmedia Adaptations of Shakespeare
The 1st Annual Conference of the Guelph Early Modern Studies Group
University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario - November 1, 2011
Deadline for Proposals: May 1, 2011
In this proposed 2012 MLA special session, sponsored by the Age Studies Discussion Group, panelists examine the mutually constitutive relationship between performance and aging. Performances of the self may be altered by, and alter, the physical, mental, and emotional states accompanying age. Changes that emerge through age may require learning a new language of the body, often in the face of cultural and linguistic bias. When considering the performative aspects of age and identity, how applicable are critical concepts of literary aging studies, such as those of Kathleen Woodward, Anne Basting, Neal King, Margaret Gullette, Stephen Katz, Anne Wyatt-Brown, and Margaret Cruikshank?
Space is constructed within the cinematic text, and the space of spectatorship is an ever-changing beast. As the spaces and methods of viewing media multiply, the issues surrounding both the construction of space both inside and outside of the text come to the forefront. Features is seeking articles that consider the themes and variations on the topic of space within all areas of media studies.
Topics may include, but are not limited to:
Call for Essays:
Death, Desire, Fury, and Delirium: Feminism in the Worlds of Neil Gaiman
Edited by Tara Prescott and Aaron Drucker
Broadly lauded as a landmark writer in comics and fantasy fiction for his depiction of powerful and independent female characters, Neil Gaiman's uses of feminist tropes and ideologies deserves further exploration. This collection, due to be published in early 2012, looks carefully at the broad spectrum of Gaiman's work and how he interacts with "feminism" through his oeuvre.
Throughout history, the notion of 'party' has served as a site for exploring prevailing liminalities: from ideological display to decorous intimacies to social multitudes, the party has served as a means of further repressing or extolling self within private and public domains, projecting identity formations of the other, or combating the enigmatic reflections of the public world. The dialectic of inclusion and exclusion—who is invited into a space, a sphere, an identity—has been used as a social tool and political wedge while at once advancing the bounds of restraint within prescribed modes of behaviour.