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CFP [UPDATE] Literature, Science and Medicine in the Medieval and Early Modern English Periods | cfp.english.upenn.edu

The 2012 SAMEMES International Conference, ‘Literature, Science and Medicine in the Medieval and Early Modern English Periods’, will take place in Lausanne, 27 – 29 June 2012.

We are pleased to announce the participation of seven eminent, guest speakers : Vincent Barras (University of Lausanne), Margaret Healy (University of Sussex), Tony Hunt (University of Oxford), Eric Masserey (Lausanne), Carole Rawcliffe (University of East Anglia), Jennifer Richards (Newcastle University) and Heirinch von Staden (Princeton University). For more information about these keynote speakers, whose varied research interests reflect the interdisciplinary nature of the conference, please consult the website at:www.unil.ch/samemes12.

Please do take note of the date of the conference, 27 – 29 June 2012, as this was incorrectly advertised in an earlier announcement.

The extended deadline for submission of proposals is 15 December 2011.

We invite you to submit a proposal of not more than 300 words, including your name, title and institutional affiliation (where relevant) and a brief biography (max. 100 words).
 
Proposals for full panels are very welcome. These should include three proposed speakers, including, or in addition to, a chair and/or a respondent. Individual papers will be grouped with two others, and each paper should last no more than 20 minutes. A session of three papers will last 1.5 hours, and will include time for discussion and debate.

A selection of papers from the conference will be published in SPELL (Swiss Papers in English Language and Literature). For more information on SAMEMES and how to become a member, please consult the SAMEMES website at: http://www.samemes.org

Conference organisers:

Professors Rachel Falconer and Denis Renevey (English Department, University of Lausanne)

Rachel Falconer
 Professeur ordinaire
 Modern English Literature

Rachel.Falconer@unil.ch

Denis Renevey 
Professeur ordinaire 
Medieval Literature

Denis.Renevey@unil.ch

via [UPDATE] Literature, Science and Medicine in the Medieval and Early Modern English Periods | cfp.english.upenn.edu.

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CFP UPDATE “Age Studies and Drama” | cfp.english.upenn.edu

Abstracts are invited for a panel exploring drama of any nationality or period from an age-studies perspective. Sponsored by the academic journal Comparative Drama, this panel will be held at the 36th Comparative Drama Conference, hosted by Stevenson University in Baltimore, MD, March 29-31, 2012.

Papers may focus on questions of childhood, middle age, old age, the aging process, or the life course, among other aging-related concepts. While papers may focus on the representation of aging in drama—on the page and onstage—they may also address issues of aging and artistic production e.g., a playwright’s “late style,” the way that aging has determined a performer’s career, etc.

Papers should be 15 minutes in length and accessible to a multi-disciplinary audience. Scholars are invited to email a 250-word abstract to Dr. Anthony Ellis at comparative-drama@wmich.edu by 28 November 2011. Please note: the journal Comparative Drama is a separate entity from the Comparative Drama Conference. Please include paper title, author’s name, status faculty, graduate student, other/scholar-at-large, institutional affiliation, and postal address at top left. Also include any technical requirements for your presentation. Those whose abstracts are accepted for presentation are expected to attend the conference. Abstracts will be printed in the conference program.

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