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UPDATE: Proposed Titus Andronicus Collection, EXTENSION

Monday, March 16, 2009 - 5:02pm
JP Hehmeyer and Liberty Stanavage

*Deadline extended to 4/1/09*

Proposals are sought for a collection of essays on Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus that consider the role of bodies, both physical and conceptual, in the text and on the stage.

Renewed scholarly interest in Titus has largely focused on issues of gender and alterity, or the role of the text in its broader critical tradition. The proposed collection, "This Hollow Prison of My Flesh": Bodies in Titus Andronicus, instead approaches the text by examining the pronounced role that bodies of all types play in it.

Butch Voices, Queer Communities

Monday, March 16, 2009 - 4:24pm
Butch Voices

Butch Voices will be holding its first ever multifocal conference and forum for all selfidentified butches, studs, aggressives, and other allied identities. We are a group of openminded, gender-bending social justice activists who share a commitment to critical thinking and a common goal of building a powerful, inclusive community for us all.

The conference will take place August 20 through August 23, 2009 in Oakland, California. We invite you to join us for four days of workshops, panels, and performances intended to reflect the diversity and complexity of butch gender, identity, and action. On the one hand, butch, stud, and aggressive are hyper-visible identities; on the other, our voices too often go unheard or are misunderstood.

Shakespeare and Related Topics- PAMLA Nov. 6-7, San Francisco

Monday, March 16, 2009 - 1:31pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Conference

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Conference (PAMLA)

Panel Topic: Shakespeare and Related Topics

November 6-7, 2009

San Francisco State University

San Francisco, California

Submission Deadline: April 10, 2009

Special Issue Image [&] Narrative: Imagining the Author: The Development of Particularity (Deadline: June 1st, 2009)

Monday, March 16, 2009 - 12:52pm
Christian Chelebourg / Image [&] Narrative: Online Magazine of the Visual Narrative

In his analysis of the history of mathematics, Gaston Bachelard calls for a reversal of perspectives on the complexity of reasoning: "[…] the simple is in fact always simplified: it can only be thought of correctly when appearing to be the product of a process of simplification." (L'Épistémologie non cartésienne.) Likewise, in literature and in the visual arts, the particularity of authors, what one has come to call their "little music", what makes them irreducible to others, is not only the fruit of their genius, but also a meticulous construction, the product of a particularising process, constructions based on what Claude Lévi-Strauss designates as signifying structural choices (La Voie des masques). The particular is thus actually particularised.

CFP Beowulf to Shakespeare:Popular Culture in the Middle Ages and Renaissance MAPACA Nov 5-7, 2009

Monday, March 16, 2009 - 12:44pm
Diana Vecchio/Mid Atlantic Popular American Cultural Association

Call for Papers MAPACA 2009
Conference November 5-7, 2009
Boston, MA

The wealth of material found in the literature of the Middle Ages and Renaissance continues to attract modern audiences with new works in fiction, film, and other areas, whether through adaptation or incorporation of themes and characters. This is a call for papers or panels dealing with any aspect of medieval or renaissance representation in popular culture. Topics for this area include, but are not limited to the following:

-Modern portrayals of any aspect of Arthurian legends or Shakespeare

-Modern versions or adaptations of any other Medieval or Renaissance writer

American Literature I: Literature Before 1870: "Migration: Crossing/Transgressing Sociocultural Borders/Barriers"

Monday, March 16, 2009 - 12:37pm
Midwest Modern Language Association, Nov. 12-15, 2009, St. Louis, MO.

For this M/MLA Permanent Panel, we invite papers that respond to the general conference theme of "Migration," especially papers that focus on topics such as immigrant literature, transnational studies, diasporas, bildungsroman/quests/odysseys, racial/ethnic "passing," travel literature, or pedagogical theory and praxis related to these topics. We invite papers that explore these or other "migration" topics through an analysis of issues of navigation/negotiation of the sociocultural borders and barriers in American society as represented in several genres of American Literature before 1870 – novels, short stories, poems, non-fiction prose, slave narratives, essays, speeches, sermons, and letters.

[UPDATE] Unruly Catholic Women Writers, Vol. II

Monday, March 16, 2009 - 10:10am
Ana Kothe / University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez

Call for Submissions: Unruly Catholic Women Writers, Vol. II extends its deadline for submissions to March 31, 2009. The editors of The Catholic Church and Unruly Women Writers: Critical Essays (Palgrave 2007) invite submissions for a second anthology, this time of creative pieces—short stories, poems, personal essays—on the topic of unruly Catholic women, following a spirit of inquiry regarding the extent to which the Roman Catholic Church enables or restricts female unruliness. Also in keeping with the first volume, the editors wish to cover varied geographic and ethnic points of view. All submissions must be written in or translated into English.

Women's Resistance in Early Modern England; submit by 4/15/09

Monday, March 16, 2009 - 8:51am
2010 RSA Venice Conference (April 8-10) / Renaissance Society of America

Early Modern England was a benchmark for literary and political activity by women, from Anne Askew's Examinations in the first half of the sixteenth century to Anna Trapnel's political prophecies in the final decades of the seventeenth. While the lengthy reign and potency of Elizabeth I (1558-1603) certainly set a precedent for early modern women's writing, texts by women played a significant political role well before and after her rule, and arguably found their apogee in the ideological fervor that surrounded the reigns of her Stuart successors. More importantly, women authors actively participated in the early modern public sphere at a time when magistrates and divines were striving to situate women within the realm of the household.

Rethinking Humanities

Monday, March 16, 2009 - 4:07am

International Conference on Humanities in the 21st Century
"Rethinking Humanities"
June 27 & 28, 2009
C PRACSIS, Thrissur, Kerala, India 680001
Keynote: Gayathri Chakrvorthy Spivak

Pre-1700 English Literature (3/30/09; PAMLA, 11/6/09-11/7/09)

Monday, March 16, 2009 - 12:32am
Hilda Ma / Pacific Ancient Modern Language Association

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Annual Conference
Session Topic: English Literature (pre-1700)
November 6-7, 2009
San Francisco State University
San Francisco, California

Submission Deadline: March 30, 2009

Paper proposals sought for a panel on Pre-1700 English Literature.
Proposals on any topic within the field are encouraged.

Please submit a 500 word proposal and 50 word abstract through the online proposal submission form: http://pamla.org/2009/proposals