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UPDATE: [Renaissance] The Idea of the Individual: MLA 2008 Special Session Proposal

updated: 
Thursday, February 21, 2008 - 2:35am
Lynne Simpson

Jacob Burckhardt, in his seminal work of intellectual history, The
Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy, defines the idea of the
individual for the nineteenth century, locating it among the combative
early modern city-states: “The more frequently the governing party was
changed, the more the individual was led to make the utmost of the
exercise and enjoyment of power” (83). To what extent does the
construction of the individual depend upon socially determined dynamics
of power? Is there a dialectic or a more productive way to conceive of
the place of the individual in the Renaissance? Essays might seek to
place the ideology of individualism in a literary, philosophical,

CFP: [Theatre] Performing Islam/Muslim Realities

updated: 
Wednesday, February 20, 2008 - 10:33pm
Carolyn D. Roark

Ecumenica (Formerly Baylor Journal of Theatre and Performance)

Volume 5.2, Fall 2008

Performing Islam/Muslim Realities

Baylor Journal of Theatre and Performance seeks submissions for a special
issue titled Performing Islam/Muslim Realities. Conceived as a
collaborative project between the journal and the Arabic Theatre Working
Group of the International Federation for Theatre Research, the issue is
guest edited by Hazem Azmy (University of Warwick, UK) and Marvin Carlson
(Graduate Center of CUNY, US).

UPDATE: [Religion] Performing Islam/Muslim Realities

updated: 
Wednesday, February 20, 2008 - 10:32pm
Carolyn D. Roark

Ecumenica (Formerly Baylor Journal of Theatre and Performance)

Volume 5.2, Fall 2008

Performing Islam/Muslim Realities

Baylor Journal of Theatre and Performance seeks submissions for a special
issue titled Performing Islam/Muslim Realities. Conceived as a
collaborative project between the journal and the Arabic Theatre Working
Group of the International Federation for Theatre Research, the issue is
guest edited by Hazem Azmy (University of Warwick, UK) and Marvin Carlson
(Graduate Center of CUNY, US).

CFP: [General] War Literature and the Arts: SCMLA 11/6-8/08 San Antonio "Borders"

updated: 
Wednesday, February 20, 2008 - 8:55pm
Elizabeth Cawns

War, Literature & the Arts, a permanent panel of the South Central Modern
Language Association, seeks papers for its November, 2008 conference in
San Antonio, Texas. The conference theme this year is "borders" of all
kinds.

Considering especially Hamlet's reflections on the issue of borders and
war as he leaves Denmark, the War, Literature & the Arts panel invites
discussion of border wars of all periods. We would especially welcome
discussion of propaganda in literature from both sides of a border
conflict, as well as discussion of performance.

CFP: [International] Literary cultures new performances and development

updated: 
Wednesday, February 20, 2008 - 7:39pm
Maria Hermínia Amado Laurel

     

APEF Forum 2008

Literary Cultures: new performances & development

Universidade de Aveiro â€" Portugal
2nd â€" 3rd October 2008

CALL FOR PAPERS

APEF (the Portuguese Association for French Studies) and the” Readings.
Discourses. Contexts” research group of the University of Aveiro’s
(Portugal) Centre for Languages and Cultures (CLC) are the joint
organisers of this international colloquium to be held at the University
of Aveiro on the 2nd and 3rd October 2008.

UPDATE: [Travel] Extended Deadline: Teaching Literature through Travel Conference Panel

updated: 
Wednesday, February 20, 2008 - 5:23pm
Susan Schaper

The deadline for paper submissions for the Rocky Mountain Modern Language
Association panel on teaching literature through travel and off-campus
experience has been extended to February 29th.

Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association

Reno, Nevada

October 9-11, 2008

Teaching Literature through Travel

CFP: [Victorian] SAMLA (11/7-9/2008): Nineteenth-Century Work

updated: 
Wednesday, February 20, 2008 - 4:40pm
Dr. Esther Godfrey

This session welcomes proposals on any aspect of work in nineteenth-
century literature. Possible topics include, but are not limited to, the
following: legal work, the medical profession, housework, needlework,
prostitution, writing, factory work, arts and crafts, teaching,
governesses, companions, chimney sweeps, London Labour and the London
Poor, nursing, the military, the clergy, government service, gambling,
Marxism, imperialism, maid work, prison labor, coal mining, and child
labor. How did literature shape and define nineteenth-century notions of
work? How can we understand the varied issues of work through the
literature of the period?

CFP: [Romantic] SAMLA (11/7-9/2008): Nineteenth-Century Work

updated: 
Wednesday, February 20, 2008 - 4:40pm
Dr. Esther Godfrey

This session welcomes proposals on any aspect of work in nineteenth-
century literature. Possible topics include, but are not limited to, the
following: legal work, the medical profession, housework, needlework,
prostitution, writing, factory work, arts and crafts, teaching,
governesses, companions, chimney sweeps, London Labour and the London
Poor, nursing, the military, the clergy, government service, gambling,
Marxism, imperialism, maid work, prison labor, coal mining, and child
labor. How did literature shape and define nineteenth-century notions of
work? How can we understand the varied issues of work through the
literature of the period?

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