The Drew University Graduate School in association with the New Jersey Shakespeare Festival presents "A Conference in Shakespearean Performance and Performance Criticism." For three days Drew University will be host to Shakespearean scholars, teachers, actors, and directors including: Jay Halio, Harry Keyishian, Herbert Coursen, James Lusardi, James Bulman, Pauline Kiernan, the New Jersey Shakespeare Festival, and Lisa Harrow of the RSC. Conferences fees: $170 for non-students; $50 for students. Conference fees include all presentations, discussions, performances (except As You Like It), reception, and most meals. Housing available. Academic credit is also available. For more information write to: Shakespeare in Performance, c/o Drew University Graduate School, Madison, NJ 07940, T: (973) 408-3285, email:
Madison, New Jersey; June 22-24, 1999

The University of Western Ontario presents "Paris-SubStance-USA: The Passage of Literary and Cultural Criticism." The first SubStance-UWO Conference will be held from 22-24 October, 1999 on the campus of the University of Western Ontario, London. Topics include: the historical context of French-American intellectual exchange; the American appropriation of French thought; the relevance of French thought to the education system in America; the losses and gains suffered by French theory in its transfer to "America"; the future of French thought; and the future of American literary theory and cultural criticsm. Fifteen speakers will address issues raised in papers given by invited speakers: Marc Angenot, Françoise Gaillard, Martin Jay, Françoise Meltzer, Christopher Norris, Tiphaine Samoyault. The board of the journal SubStance will act as respondents. For further information and free public access to the archive of the journal SubStance, consult the Web at, or contact Prof. Robert Barsky,
London, Ontario: October 22—24, 1999

"Don't Stop Till You Get Enough: Consuming Popular Music," the 1999 meeting of IASPM-US (Int'l Assn. for the Study of Popular Music, US Branch), welcomes papers on the cultural roles of music and musicians, how music gets to its audiences, and how it is interpreted and used by listeners in a variety of contexts. The conference will focus especially on consumption practices rather than concentrating on producers at the expense of consumers: we still understand and investigate very little who listens to popular music, how they hear it, and how that music affects their lives. In addition, we welcome any other disciplinary and interdisciplinary examinations of popular music. Also, $200 awards for the three best papers by graduate students will be presented. Panels and other activities will be held in Nashville as part of the conference program. Deadline: May 15, 1999. Send all proposals (preferably by email) to: Professor Thomas Swiss, Chair, Program Committee, 1514 Buresh Avenue, Iowa City, IA 52245. email: <> Further information: Prof. Paul Fischer, Dept. of Recording Industry, Box 21, Middle Tenn. State Univ., Murfreesboro, TN 37132. email: <>
Murfreesboro, TN: September 30-October 2, 1999

The Hofstra Cultural Center presents "Oscar Wilde: The Man, His Writings, and His World: Celebrating the Oscar Wilde Centenary." During his life, Wilde was a dramatist, poet, novelist, critic, aesthete, raconteur, family man, homosexual, convict, and exile. On the centennial of his death, this conference will explore the world of the wit and wisdom of Oscar Wilde. Suggested topics for papers include: Ireland, parentage, education; Travels: America, France...; Sexual Orientation; Last years; The Picture of Dorian Gray; Lawsuits, trials, imprisonment. Other topics will also be considered. Presentations will be limited to 20 minutes. A one- or two-page summary of proposed paper and a CV are requested by May 1, 1999. A final paper and one-page abstract are required by September 1, 1999. Papers must be submitted in hard copy and on computer diskette (WordPerfect 6.0 preferred). Previously published material should not be submitted. Submit to Conference Director Dr. Robert N. Keane, English Department, 107 Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY 11549-1070. T: (516) 463-5472; F: (516) 463-6395; email:; Conference Coordinators Deborah Lom and Richard Pioreck, Hofstra Cultural Center, 200 Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY 11549-2000, T: (516) 463-5669; F: (516) 463-4793; email: <>
Hempstead, NY: April 27-29, 2000

"The Thatcher Years: The Rebirth of Liberty?" presented by Hofstra University and The University of Buckingham. A prospectus or letter of intent is required by May 31, 1999; two copies of completed papers are required by October 1, 1999. Papers must be submitted in hard copy and computer disk (Wordperfect 6.0 or Rich Text Files preferred). Previously published material should not be submitted; selected papers will be published in the conference proceedings. Conference co-directors: Dr. Bernard J. Firestone, Dean, Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Science, Hofstra University; and Professor Robert Taylor, Vice-Chancellor, The University of Buckingham. For papers in the USA contact: Dr. Stanislao G. Pugliese, Department of History, Heger Hall, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY 11549, T: 516-463-5611, F: (516) 463-2201, email For papers to be presented in England contact: Dr. John Clarke, Director, Centre for International Studies, The University of Buckigham, Buckingham, MK 18 1EG UK, T: 01280.820294, F: 01280.822245, int'l. T:+441280.814080,
Hempstead, NY: March 27-28, 2000 and Buckingham, England: April 3-4, 2000

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