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CFP: Localizing Shakespeare in Asia (BSA 9/11-13/2009; 5/31/2009)

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 - 12:37am
British Shakespeare Association

Localizing Shakespeare in Asia

Seminar for the 2009 BSA at King's College London (9/11-13/2009)

Although each Asian community has its own theatrical tradition, Shakespeare is probably the most read, studied, and performed single playwright in Asia. On the one hand, Shakespeare's manifold presence exerts enormous influence: he is incorporated into formal education of English, translated and transformed on stage, and popularized by comic books and animation. On the other hand, Asia - both as a treasury of literature and art and as an emerging superpower - also informs Shakespeare scholarship and performance in the West. This seminar aims at exploring the intricate relations between Shakespeare and Asia.

NYMASA 2009 CFP: A More Perfect Union?

Tuesday, May 12, 2009 - 3:44pm
Sarah Chinn


The New York Metro American Studies Association (NYMASA) announces a call for papers for our 2009 annual one-day conference:

A More Perfect Union?

November 14, 2009
St. John's University, Downtown Manhattan campus

Our annual conference this year explores the appeal of and challenges to the national ideal of "a more perfect union," initially posited at the emergence of the legal entity known as "the United States."

Youth and Sport

Tuesday, May 12, 2009 - 2:53pm
Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth

The Journal of the History of Childhood and Youth (JHCY) announces a call for papers for a special issue on youth and sport to be published in the summer of 2010.

Because the World Cup will be held in Africa for the first time in 2010, we are especially interested in articles dealing with youth and soccer or with the connections between sport and young people in Africa. However, the editors encourage submissions from historians working in any geographical region or time period and from scholars in other disciplines with historical interests in children, young people and athletics.

New Histories of Eighteenth-Century Satire (5/31/09 -- 10/8-11/2009)

Tuesday, May 12, 2009 - 1:28pm
Christopher Vilmar / ECASECS

Eighteenth-century satire was, as contemporary observers knew, thoroughly implicated in the circumstances of secular history. Yet many of these contemporaries defended satire by explaining its acrimonious intervention in current affairs as incidental to its articulation of sacred moral truths. Samuel Johnson's definition captures this felt tension: "A poem in which wickedness or folly is censured. Proper satire is distinguished, by the generality of the reflections, from a lampoon which is aimed against a particular person; but they are too frequently confounded." And even today explanations of satire still tend towards a kind of "generality" that explains away many historical details as incidental or secondary.

Cinematic Representation of Immigration, Spaces and Identities -NEMLA- April 7-11 2010, Montreal, Canada

Tuesday, May 12, 2009 - 11:02am
41st Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

Cinematic Representation of Immigration, Spaces and Identities: The representation of immigration and immigrants through films is very often linked to the space in which they choose to live. How could we define the dynamic between the notions of immigration, spaces and identities through movies in today's cinema from different countries? How do immigration spaces foster the immigrants that live in them? How do these spaces affect their identity? Do immigrants also reshape the place where they have found asylum? This is the main frame of analysis that this panel will explore. Send abstracts to Carole Salmon Carole_Salmon@uml.edu and Maria Matz Maria_Matz@uml.edu