Transformative Literacies Conference At UMD - Deadline Extension

 

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.0531  Monday, 24 December 2012

 

From:        Emily Russell <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

Date:         Saturday, December 22, 2012 9:53 AM

Subject:     Transformative Literacies Conference At UMD - Deadline Extension

 

The call for papers deadline for the Transformative Literacies conference at the University of Maryland has been extended.  The new deadline is Jan 25 - please see below for more details.

 

Transformative Literacies:  A Medieval and Early Modern Studies Interdisciplinary Conference 

 

University of Maryland, College Park – April 19th-20th, 2013 

 

**DEADLINE EXTENDED: ABSTRACTS NOW DUE JANUARY 25TH, 2013** 

 

The Graduate Field Committee in Medieval and Early Modern Studies at the University of Maryland invites submissions that explore the topic of “Transformative Literacies” for a graduate student-faculty conference that will be held April 19th-20th, 2013, at the University of Maryland, College Park. This two-day interdisciplinary conference aims to foster insightful and vigorous conversation on this topic through an innovative format that includes paper panels, roundtables, and plenary sessions. The keynote speakers will include Dr. Jonathan Hsy, Assistant Professor of English at George Washington University, and Dr. Amy Landau, Associate Curator of Islamic Art and Manuscripts at the Walters Art Museum. 

 

The Committee seeks submissions that explore the ways in which written and visual materials transformed the medieval and early modern world. Suggestions for related topics include but are not limited to: the creation, collection, and use of illuminated manuscripts; the history of the book; the history of the printing press and various printing techniques; technological advances related to literacy; the role of the print, both as a textual illustration and as a work of art; collecting practices for books and printed materials; the role and legacy of works of medieval and early modern literature; the influence of classical literary sources; access to literary and visual sources; the impact of theatrical performances; the role of literary institutions, including universities, libraries, and monasteries; the significance of written and visual materials in matters of religion and politics; textual and visual sources as propaganda; literacies in the non-Western world; myths about literacy; and the relationship between gender and literacies. 

 

We invite participants from all disciplines who specialize in the medieval and early modern periods, and we especially encourage submissions from scholars in non-Western fields and those who engage the concept of literacy in new and creative ways. 

 

Please send abstracts via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than Friday, January 25th, 2013. For 15-20-minute papers, please send a 300-word titled abstract; for a complete 3-4-person panel, please send an overall title and individual 300-word titled abstracts for each paper. Please indicate “Transformative Literacies 2013” in your subject line and include an e-mail address and a telephone number at which you may be reached. Be sure to note in your email any expected audio-visual needs (including special software needs).

 

Shakespeare 450: Call for Program Proposals (DEADLINE EXTENDED)

 

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.0530  Monday, 24 December 2012

 

From:        Yan Brailowsky <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

Date:         December 21, 2012 10:07:05 AM EST

Subject:     Shakespeare 450: Call for Program Proposals (DEADLINE EXTENDED)

 

The deadline to send program proposals for SHAKESPEARE 450, the week-long conference in Paris in April 2014 to celebrate the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth, has been extended to January 6, 2013.

 

The international organizing committee welcomes seminar, workshop or panel proposals on all aspects of Shakespeare’s works, their reflections in painting, sculpture, opera, on radio and screen, as well as issues of performance, critical theory, poetics, commemorations, textual and scenic rewritings, translation, biography.

 

Please send your proposals to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

The CFP is available online: http://www.shakespeareanniversary.org/?Shakespeare-450-Call-for-Program

 

Best wishes,

Yan Brailowsky

Société française Shakespeare

 

The Société française Shakespeare is organizing in Paris a week-long conference from 21-27 April 2014 to coincide with the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth. The program will include plenary lectures, roundtables, workshops, seminars, panels, along with performances at various venues, theatres, concert halls, museums, libraries, artists’ studios and bookshops

 

The conference is backed by a large number of French and international institutions and organizations.

 

The international organizing committee welcomes seminar, workshop or panel proposals on all aspects of Shakespeare’s works, their reflections in painting, sculpture, opera, on radio and screen, as well as issues of performance, critical theory, poetics, commemorations, textual and scenic rewritings, translation, biography.

 

For 2014, panel proposals will welcome up to four papers per session.  Panels may extend for more than one session. Workshop and seminar/roundtable proposals may include more participants; it is up to the organizers to determine their precise form (open discussion, position papers followed by a roundtable discussion, etc.).

 

Panel, seminar and workshop proposals should include:

- name and university affiliation of proposed leader(s);

- title of panel, seminar or workshop;

- a 500–750 word description stating topic, relevance and approach;

- a 5-line bio of each seminar leader including their email address(es).

 

Please send your proposals by 10 December 2012 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

For more information, see: http://www.shakespeareanniversary.org/?Shakespeare-450-Call-for-Program

 

BSA Honorary Fellows 2013

 

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.0529  Monday, 24 December 2012

 

From:        British Shakespeare Association <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

Date:         December 22, 2012 7:19:22 AM EST

Subject:     BSA Honorary Fellows 2013

 

At its recent meeting of the Board of Trustees the BSA, and on the recommendation of the Honorary Fellowship Committee, it was unanimously decided to appoint two Honorary Fellowships for 2013. 

 

Members of the British Shakespeare Association will be delighted to learn that the two Honorary Fellows for 2013 will be Professor Terence Hawkes and Professor Stanley Wells, both of whom have graciously accepted the invitations issued by the Honorary Fellowship Committee of the BSA. 

 

Professors Hawkes and Wells have led the field of Shakespeare Studies over the past 50 years, and both continue to contribute to its advancement. They were also instrumental in the setting up of the BSA. An event to celebrate their installation as Honorary Fellows will take place in Stratford at some time during 2013, and members will be notified once arrangements are in place. This will be the first event of its kind in the history of the BSA, and will set a precedent for the award of Honorary Fellowships in those interstitial years when the biennial Conference does not take place.
 

John Drakakis

Chair of the Fellowship Committee

 

Call for Submissions: APPOSITIONS: Studies in Renaissance / Early Modern Literature & Culture

 

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.0528  Thursday, 20 December 2012

 

From:        Scott Howard <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

Date:         December 19, 2012 2:54:51 PM EST

Subject:     Call for Submissions: APPOSITIONS: Studies in Renaissance / Early Modern Literature & Culture 

 

Dear Colleagues,

 

We are accepting submissions (article manuscripts) for Volume Six (2013) of APPOSITIONS: Studies in Renaissance / Early Modern Literature and Culture, (http://appositions.blogspot.com/), ISSN: 1946-1992

 

Appositions is an electronic, international, peer-reviewed, MLA-indexed, EBSCO-distributed journal for studies in Renaissance / Early Modern Literature and Culture.

 

Call for Submissions: APPOSITIONS: Studies in Renaissance / Early Modern Literature and Culture seeks article manuscripts for our annual peer review cycle, October – May.

 

Electronic Submissions: Send submissions to showard [at] du.edu attached as a single .doc, .rtf, or .txt file. Visuals should be attached individually as .jpg, .gif, or .bmp files. Please include the words “Appositions Submission” in the subject line of your message.

 

APPOSITIONS: Studies in Renaissance / Early Modern Literature and Culture, (http://appositions.blogspot.com/), ISSN: 1946-1992

 

Pedantry

 

The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 23.0527  Wednesday, 19 December 2012

 

[1] From:        Ian Steere <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

     Date:         December 19, 2012 6:54:08 AM EST

     Subject:     Pedantry 

 

[2] From:        Pete McCluskey <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

     Date:         December 19, 2012 10:09:09 AM EST

     Subject:     RE: SHAKSPER: Pedantry 

 

 

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From:        Ian Steere <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

Date:         December 19, 2012 6:54:08 AM EST

Subject:     Pedantry 

 

At what I perceive to be this point in time, I have confidence that Hardy’s words convey, in part, messages of conciliation, which, in the belief that my confidence is justified, cause me to experience what appears to be warmth in those regions sometimes described as the cockles of one’s heart. 

 

In other words, we’re ok, Bub—at least until you’ve read the above.

 

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From:        Pete McCluskey <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

Date:         December 19, 2012 10:09:09 AM EST

Subject:     RE: SHAKSPER: Pedantry

 

Hardy, I prescribe a dose of Strunk & White followed by an application of “Politics and the English Language.”

 

Peter M. McCluskey

Associate Professor

Middle Tennessee State University

 

“With the exception of official University-related taglines, graphics or insignia, inclusion of quotes of any kind are not acceptable and may not be used.”  University Policy & Procedures 

 

“Words that intervene between subject and verb do not affect the number of the verb.”  Strunk & White, The Elements of Style

 

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