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April 2013 Conference on Publishing in the 21st Century

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Thursday, December 20, 2012 - 3:24pm
University of Minnesota - Duluth

The English Graduate Student Association of the University of Minnesota-Duluth is accepting papers for our Spring 2013 publishing conference. This conference, titled "21st-Century Publishing: Industry, Media, and the Future of Print," will take place on Friday, April 12 on the Duluth campus of the University of Minnesota.

At this one-day event, students, faculty members, and industry professionals from Minnesota and the surrounding region will have the opportunity to attend panels and roundtables as well as participate in networking. We anticipate lively discussion on industry challenges and best practices, research in various aspects of publishing, and career and training opportunities for the next generation of publishing professionals.

Nathaniel Hawthorne Society at MLA (January 2014)

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Thursday, December 20, 2012 - 2:34pm
Nathaniel Hawthorne Society

MLA Chicago, January 9-12, 2014
Nathaniel Hawthorne Society: "Hawthorne in 1864"

In the last year of his life, Nathaniel Hawthorne faced a variety of challenges on the personal, professional, and national fronts: with a nation embroiled in an unthinkably bloody Civil War and with decreasing physical capacity, Hawthorne found himself unable to work and fretting about his legacy, his family, his finances, his health, and the state of his nation. To mark the 150th anniversary of Hawthorne's last year, the Nathaniel Hawthorne Society solicits proposals for a session that examines "Hawthorne in 1864." All interpretations of this topic are welcome.

[UPDATE] At the Mercy of the Masses? - Popular Culture and Academia (deadline extended)

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Thursday, December 20, 2012 - 12:18pm
School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, University of Maryland

At the Mercy of the Masses? – Popular Culture and Academia
University of Maryland, College Park

April 12-13, 2013

Keynote Speaker: George Yúdice, University of Miami

Popular culture makes up a large part of our society, from bestsellers, graphic novels and video games, to social media and wildly popular television series and movies. Critical scholars have viewed popular culture as an area of negotiation, in which meaning is both constructed and contested. This conference seeks to address these and other complexities in the study of popular culture.

[UPDATE] Keynote speakers: The Arts of Attention Conference, Budapest, Hungary (Feb. 28, 2013)

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Thursday, December 20, 2012 - 11:44am
Károli Gáspár University

Attention is increasingly regarded by cognitive scientists and evolutionary anthropologists as a faculty whose development in human animals is constitutive of what it means to be human. This conference invites papers on (1) the ways in which literary texts encode this faculty (tropologically, discoursively, narratologically, ideologically), and/or (2) the ways in which theories of reading have recognized or underestimated the arts and techniques of attention. We particularly invite contributions developing or dismissing the suggestion that literature offers privileged insight into the function of attention as a possibility condition for the imagination, for agency, and for community formation.

[UPDATE] Deadline extension: The Arts of Attention Conference, Budapest, Hungary (Feb. 28, 2013)

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Thursday, December 20, 2012 - 11:33am
Károli Gáspár University

Attention is increasingly regarded by cognitive scientists and evolutionary anthropologists as a faculty whose development in human animals is constitutive of what it means to be human. This conference invites papers on:
(1) the ways in which literary texts encode this faculty (tropologically, discoursively, narratologically, ideologically), and/or
(2) the ways in which theories of reading have recognized or underestimated the arts and techniques of attention.

We particularly invite contributions developing or dismissing the suggestion that literature offers privileged insight into the function of attention as a possibility condition for the imagination, for agency, and for community formation.

[UPDATE] "If Walls Could Scream: Gothic Houses Across Media". Seminar. August 5-8, 2013

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Thursday, December 20, 2012 - 5:50am
Francesca Saggini (Università della Tuscia)

SEMINAR ORGANISED WITHIN the Biennial Conference of the International Gothic Association, August 5 – 8, 2013: University of Surrey, United Kingdom

Seminar Convenor: Prof. Francesca Saggini (Università della Tuscia, Italy)
Seminar Co-Convenor: Prof. Anna Enrichetta Soccio (Università "G. d'Annuzio", Chieti, Italy)

[UPDATE] DEADLINE 10 JAN 2013: The Condemned Playground: Aldous Huxley and his Contemporaries

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Wednesday, December 19, 2012 - 1:11pm
Oxford University

The Condemned Playground:
Aldous Huxley and his Contemporaries
Balliol College, Oxford University
1-4* September 2013

Scheduled to coincide with the centenary of Aldous Huxley's arrival at Balliol College as an undergraduate, this major international conference seeks both to reassess his diverse oeuvre, and to bring new attention to a constellation of writers whose work developed in dialogue with literary modernism. The conference, which incorporates the Fifth Aldous Huxley Symposium, will look broadly at Huxley's engagements with fellow British and American writers and with some of the key movements of his time.

Call for Papers for a Special Issue: Popular Culture & The Context of the Body

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Wednesday, December 19, 2012 - 12:27pm
Journal of Fashion, Style & Popular Culture From Intellect Publishers of original thinking

Editors:
Dr. Tammy Kinley, University of North Texas, Guest Editor
Dr. Jessica Strubel, Univeristy of North Texas, Associate Journal Editor

Manuscript Submission Due Date: June 1, 2013

HENRY VIII: Collection of Critical Essays

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Wednesday, December 19, 2012 - 12:15pm
ROMAN Books

ROMAN Books, a leading publisher of literature and literary criticism, continues the Roman Critical Context Series with a volume of critical essays on Shakespeare's HENRY VIII. We are presently seeking articles on any topic related to HENRY VIII – textual and performance analysis, performance and critical history, textual, theatrical and historical aspects in detailed scrutiny. Submitted articles will be reviewed and published after acceptance in this critical anthology in the beginning of 2014. Young scholars are particularly encouraged to submit their works.The collection will be edited by Boris Drenkov under the general editorship of Suman Chakraborty.

TWELFTH NIGHT: Collection of Critical Essays

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Wednesday, December 19, 2012 - 12:13pm
ROMAN Books

ROMAN Books, a leading publisher of literature and literary criticism, continues the Roman Critical Context Series with a volume of critical essays on Shakespeare's comedy TWELFTH NIGHT. We are presently seeking articles on any topic related to TWELFTH NIGHT – textual and performance analysis, performance and reception history, textual, theatrical and historical aspects in detailed scrutiny. Submitted articles will be reviewed and published after acceptance in this critical anthology in the fall of 2013. Young scholars are particularly encouraged to submit their works. The collection will be edited by Boris Drenkov under the general editorship of Suman Chakraborty.

CFP: H. D. at ALA (Boston, May 23-26), DUE: Jan. 20

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Wednesday, December 19, 2012 - 10:31am
International H. D. Society

The International H.D. Society will sponsor a panel at the 2013 American Literature Association conference in Boston, May 23-26. This is an open call for papers on any aspect of H. D.'s writing, but we are particularly interested in work that addresses the idea of H.D. and Empire or that responds to the recent release of Annette Debo's The American H. D.

Please send 250 word abstracts and a brief biography or CV to Celena Kusch (ckusch@uscupstate.edu) by January 20, 2013.

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