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CFP - Conceiving the Industrial Revolution

Tuesday, June 15, 2010 - 11:06am
Cambridge Victorian Studies Group


"Before and After Toynbee: conceiving the Industrial Revolution during the long nineteenth century".

A one-day symposium to be held in Cambridge on September 23 2010, comprising a keynote talk by Professor Donald Winch (Sussex) and three panels of short papers.

This symposium aims to ask questions of the way industrialization was conceived both before and after Toynbee's "Lectures" in 1884, and to address the evolving idea of industrialism in the course of the long nineteenth century.

[REMINDER] (Re)Reading John Addington Symonds

Tuesday, June 15, 2010 - 10:29am
Keele University, UK

(Re)Reading John Addington Symonds


Saturday 11th September 2010

A one-day conference at Keele University

Plenary Speakers: Howard J. Booth (Manchester) and Hilary Fraser (Birkbeck)

CFP: Plantation Modernity (11/1/2010; collection)

Tuesday, June 15, 2010 - 7:19am
Amy Clukey and Jeremy Wells

Once regarded as a marginal space within European and American cultural imaginaries, the plantation has lately attracted much greater notice.

[UPDATE] In/animate: The Thing (Babel Conference, Austin, TX Nov 4-6) CFP extended to July 1

Tuesday, June 15, 2010 - 6:57am
MEARCSTAPA / Babel Working Group

MEARCSTAPA (Monsters: the Experimental Association for the Research of Cryptozoology through Scholarly Theory And Practical Application) invites paper proposals for a panel inspired by the by the articles in Post/medieval, which draw Katherine Hayles' work on posthumanism into dialog with medieval scholarship.

"No medieval stone exists alone, but is an actor in a narrative that exceeds any use value, any practicality, a gem of aesthetic efflorescence that conveys conventional histories and received traditions beyond any border that they would ordinarily cross. " -Jeffery Jerome Cohen, "Stories of Stone"

[UPDATE] The Emergence of the Posthuman Subject

Tuesday, June 15, 2010 - 5:54am
University of Surrey

The Emergence of the Posthuman Subject

An Interdisciplinary Conference at the University of Surrey, 2-3 July 2010

Over the past two decades theories and critical practices associated with posthumanism have become an increasingly significant presence in the Arts and Sciences. Inspired by the radical innovation that period has seen in information and communication technology, philosophers and writers have hailed what amounts to a break with the humanist tradition that has underpinned western civilisation for over five-hundred years.

This conference sets out to trace the Emergence of the Posthuman Subject, in fields as diverse as literature, psychology, philosophy, anthropology, film, palaeontology, zoology, theatre and physics.

[UPDATE] Women Writers and Psychoanalysis Panel at the NEMLA

Monday, June 14, 2010 - 4:48pm
Northeast Modern Language Association

I'm seeking paper submissions for a panel at the Northeast Modern Language Association Conference. The focus will be on American women writers' responses to Freud.

Submissions should address one of the following subjects: Revisions of Freudian texts; Alternatives to the Freudian model of psychoanalytic practice; Responses to Freud as a cultural figure; Writing psychoanalysis through form, style, and technique.

Please email your abstract and a brief biographical statement to Kristina Marie Darling,

More information about the conference can be found here:

Hispanet Journal: Hispanic Monsters, Ghosts, & Devils - June 1st 2011

Monday, June 14, 2010 - 3:09pm
Florida Memorial University & Florida International University

Hispanet Journal: Hispanic Monsters, Ghosts, & Devils - June 1st 2011
We welcome papers of 15 to 30 pages, notes and works cited included, that represent a critical study of these topics in Latin American & Peninsular film and Literature. Hispanet is an online journal sponsored by the Modern Language Department of Florida International University, the Graduate Student Organization of this department, and Florida Memorial University. The deadline for submission is June 1st, 2011. Suggested topic headings include but are not limited to:


Monday, June 14, 2010 - 2:21pm
Media Fields Journal

Inaugural Issue: Video Stores
Call for Papers / Projects:

Please submit by August 15, 2010

This special issue pays overdue attention to the space of the video store as a site of inquiry for media and cultural studies.

We seek a wide range of works (medium–length essays of 1500–2500 words, digital art projects, audio/video interviews) that explore the significance of video stores — how they have (or have not) figured in film and media cultures, histories, and theories. In short this issue of Media Fields seeks contributions that write the video store into film and media studies.

Bold Inquiry: New Directions in Comparative Literature

Monday, June 14, 2010 - 12:26pm
Inquire: A Journal of Comparative Literature

Inquire is a new peer-reviewed international journal of Comparative Literature to be published online by the graduate students of the Program of Comparative Literature at the University of Alberta beginning January 2011. Inquire aims to build upon the successes of Comparative Literature as a multifaceted discipline that emphasizes the study of minor literatures and languages, translation, and literary theory by providing the space for informed discussion and creative research by graduate students. Accordingly, the first issue is titled Bold Inquiry: New Directions in Comparative Literature.