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Invisible Presences: Translation, Dramaturgy, and Performance

Thursday, September 16, 2010 - 11:38am
Queen's University Belfast/ Out of the Wings

Invisible Presences:
Translation, Dramaturgy & Performance

'Invisible Presences' is presented under the aegis of Out of the Wings, an AHRC-funded project exploring Spanish theatre in English translation, in association with the Melbourne Dramaturgies Project, the Translation, Adaptation, and Dramaturgy Working Group of the International Federation for Theatre Research, and the Dramaturgs' Network

Drama and Film Centre
Queen's University Belfast
18-20 April 2011.

[UPDATE] 'Romanticism and the Tyrannies of Distance' Conference, University of Sydney, 10-12 February 2011

Thursday, September 16, 2010 - 1:28am
Romantic Studies Association of Australasia


This is the first of the biennial conferences planned for the newly founded Romantic Studies Association of Australasia (RSAA), to take place at the University of Sydney from Thursday to Saturday, 10-12 February 2011.

Plenary speakers:

James Chandler (Chicago)
Deirdre Coleman (Melbourne)
Nicholas Roe (St Andrews)

Panel discussion with the assembled editors of 'The Oxford Companion To The Romantic Age' (1999):

Iain McCalman (Sydney)
Jon Mee (Warwickshire)
Gillian Russell (ANU)
Clara Tuite (Melbourne)

We invite submissions covering the full range of possible meanings of 'distance' in Romantic studies – including (but not limited to)

Medieval Badiou: A Roundtable: 46th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, May 12-15 2011

Wednesday, September 15, 2010 - 3:12pm
Ruth Evans / Antony Hasler, St Louis University Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies

The panel will address the ways in which medievalists have created, or can create, a dialogue with the work of the philosopher Alain Badiou. What is – or could be -- the impact on medieval studies of Badiou's radical reframing of ontology? What do medievalists make of his insistence that philosophy must acknowledge its dependence on four extra-philosophical conditions of thinking, namely science, politics, art and love? What of his dispute with the linguistic turn in philosophical thinking and in the humanities' disciplines in general, a turn that has had a profound effect on recent medievalist work of the past two decades? How does Badiou figure as a "count-as-one" in medieval studies? Abstracts by 9/20/2010.

Medieval Lacan: 46th International Congress on Medieval Studies, May 12-15, 2011

Wednesday, September 15, 2010 - 3:05pm
Ruth Evans / Antony Hasler, St Louis University Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies

This session invites papers on Lacan's own readings of medieval ethics,philosophy and literature; dialogue between Lacan's
writings and specific texts/authors; the often but not inevitably vexed relationship between Lacan and historicism. Abstracts by 9/20/2010.

The Senses in Medieval Visionary Literature (session proposal for Leeds, International Medieval Congress 2011

Wednesday, September 15, 2010 - 12:40pm
Kimberley-Joy Knight, St Andrews Institute for Mediaeval Studies; Rossana Vanelli Coralli, University of Bologna

Visionary Literature from the high-late medieval period is rich in sensory imagery. Ineffable religious experience was often defined in terms of the bodily and spiritual senses where holy men and women taste, see, hear and feel God intimately. Sensory experiences defined holiness. The reception of prophetic visions, the miracles that saints performed and the odour of sweetness released upon death were proof of God working within a holy person.

This session seeks papers that examine the senses in visionary literature from the high-late middle ages. As scholarly research in this area has focussed heavily on sight and visions, papers that examine the other senses are especially welcomed. Abstracts of no more than 250 words for 20 minute papers

Sports Area Popular Culture Association

Wednesday, September 15, 2010 - 12:22pm
James A. Vlasich/Popular Culture Association/Sports Area


As Area Chair for the SPORTS AREA of the Popular Culture Association and the American Culture Association, I invite proposals for individual presentations or panels to be presented at the

to be held at the
San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter & Riverwalk Hotels
101 Bowie Street, San Antonio, TX 78205

Wednesday, April 20 - Saturday, April 23

Manifest Identity - UPDATE - February 25-26, 2011

Tuesday, September 14, 2010 - 7:18pm
NC State Association of English Graduate Students

At our second annual Association of English Graduate Students Symposium, we wish to explore the many ways that identity manifests itself as an object for study. The concept of identity permeates every text, from its narrator's organizing gaze to the genre in which it is catalogued. Indeed, we invite you to question the term "text" itself, as "text" has come to be identified as anything from a novel to a Facebook page to a film.

[UPDATE] Rubric Journal: creative/writing - Submissions now open until October 7th

Tuesday, September 14, 2010 - 7:10pm
Rubric Journal

Rubric is an online interdisciplinary journal centred around creative writing. It is a space in which to explore the nexus of text and subject, and critically consider the definition of these terms. We welcome contributions of fiction / poetry / fictocriticism / electronic literature / writing and critical theory / practice-based research and as yet undiscovered modes in-between. For critical non-fiction works, we suggest a length of 4,000 to 6,0000 words - feel free to contact us with queries if your project falls outside this scope.

CFP: Classical Representations in Popular Culture (Abstract Deadline Nov. 15, 2010)

Tuesday, September 14, 2010 - 5:37pm
Southwest Texas Popular/American Culture Association


Classical Representations in Popular Culture

The PCA/ACA and the Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations will once again be sponsoring sessions on CLASSICAL REPRESENTATIONS IN POPULAR CULTURE at their joint conference to be held April 20-23. 2011 at the Marriott Rivercenter in San Antonio, Texas (101 Bowie Street/San Antonio, Texas 78205 USA. Tel:

"The China Issue" -- Call for Poetry, Fiction, Creative Non-Fiction, Translations, Book Reviews, Photography & Art

Tuesday, September 14, 2010 - 5:28pm
Cha: An Asian Literary Journal

Cha: An Asian Literary Journal http://asiancha.com is now accepting submissions for "The China Issue", an edition of the journal devoted exclusively to work from and about contemporary China. The issue, which will be published in June 2011, will feature poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction, scholarly works and visual art exploring the modern Middle Kingdom. We are looking for submissions from a wide range of Chinese and international voices on the social, political and cultural forces which are shaping the country. If you have something interesting, opinionated or fresh to say about China today, we would like to hear from you. Please note that we can only accept submissions in English.

Theory, Practice, Engagement [deadline 11/1/2010] (ACLA 2011, Vancouver, 3/31-4/3/2011)

Tuesday, September 14, 2010 - 4:16pm
Geoffrey Baker

This approved panel for the American Comparative Literature Association's annual meeting (Vancouver, Canada, 31 March - 3 April 2010) seeks papers that address aspects of the long debate over literary and intellectual engagement. Which types of texts are best suited to such a mission, and how does a text's activist agenda affect its form? How might realist or naturalist texts, whose aim is to "unveil [dévoiler]" (in Jean-Paul Sartre's words) for their readers the practical injustices around them, really make these readers feel responsible for ending those injustices? How do avant-garde texts accomplish what Theodor Adorno terms an altering of our "fundamental attitudes [Haltung]" or what Caroline Levine calls a needed provocation of democracy?