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Dickens Universe Nineteenth-Century Seminar---8/1--8/7 2010--Proposal due June 15th

Saturday, June 5, 2010 - 10:14am
The Dickens Project

Invitation to Apply for the Dickens Universe Nineteenth-Century Seminar

The Dickens Project is a consortium of over 30 universities, whose faculty and graduate students attend the lectures, seminars, workshops, and social events called the Dickens Universe each year in the first week of August at UC-Santa Cruz. This year the Universe is offering a new faculty/graduate student seminar to welcome participants whose schools are not currently members.

The Titanic at 100: A Critical Collection

Friday, June 4, 2010 - 4:43pm
Cameron McFarlane, Nipissing University, and Barbara Bruce, Carleton University

The Titanic at 100: A Critical Collection

In anticipation of the 100th anniversary of the Titanic disaster in 2012, we seek abstracts (300-500 words) for an edited, interdisciplinary collection of scholarly essays.

Engineering marvel, instant parable, and dramatic stage set, the Titanic is as fascinating for its long afterlife as it is for its short but spectacular career. This collection proposes a re-examination of both the immediate and enduring cultural impact of the Titanic a century after its sinking. We welcome abstracts for articles addressing any aspect of the Titanic phenomenon from any critical, theoretical, or historical approach.

Possible topics:

CFP: The Cowper and Newton Journal (Spring 2011 Issue)

Friday, June 4, 2010 - 3:24pm
The Cowper and Newton Museum, Olney, UK

The Cowper and Newton Journal


The Cowper and Newton Journal, a new scholarly annual published by the Trustees of The Cowper and Newton Museum, Olney, UK, is seeking submissions for its first issue, to be published in Spring 2011.

The Journal accepts contributions on any topic related to William Cowper, John Newton and their circle but also embraces the wider milieu – literary, artistic, religious, historical, horticultural – of their contemporaries in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. In keeping with its museum origins, the Journal's scope also covers material culture: the study of relevant objects from the period and their wider significance.

Literary Dress: Fashioning the Fictional Self (due 9/30; NEMLA 4/7-4/10, New Brunswick NJ)

Friday, June 4, 2010 - 12:29pm
Heath Sledge and Helen Dunn/ NEMLA 2011

Literary Dress: Fashioning the Fictional Self

Fashion, fabricate, artifice, make-up: all these terms have a double valence. Each term in noun form denotes a prosthetic application of something foreign atop something natural (usually a human body) with the intention of concealing or enhancing the natural item beneath. Each term in verb form, though, carries a connotation of constitution and creation: a sense of literal "becoming," or even investiture. In some way, these terms gesture towards the ephemeral, frivolous, and the temporary AND towards a sense of ontological making.

Shaping Modernism: Katherine Mansfield and her Contemporaries - University of Cambridge, UK - 25-26th March 2011

Friday, June 4, 2010 - 9:48am
Alice Kelly and Dr Kate Kennedy / University of Cambridge

Shaping Modernism: Katherine Mansfield and her Contemporaries

A two-day Conference in association with the Katherine Mansfield Society

25-26th March 2011
Faculty of English, University of Cambridge, UK

I was only thinking last night people have hardly begun to write yet. Put poetry out of it for a moment & leave out Shakespeare – now I mean prose. Take the very best of it. Aren't they still cutting up sections rather than tackling the whole of a mind? (Katherine Mansfield, 1921)


Friday, June 4, 2010 - 6:36am
Azucena G. Blanco

Granada, January 26-28, 2011
Faculty of Philosophy and Literature of the University of Granada (Campus de Cartuja, s / n)
Literary Theory and Literary Genres
Comparative Literature and Postcolonial Studies
Aesthetics, Hermeneutics, Theory of Literary Knowledge
Sociology of Literature
Cultural Studies: Literature, Film, New Media
The Conference will feature five one-hour keynote speeches, one for each theme. The
ASETEL Board of Directors and the Local Organizing Committee have received confirmation of

The Feminist Art Movement: Beyond NYC/LA Due Date: January 1, 2011

Thursday, June 3, 2010 - 7:51pm
Special Issue of Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies

In 2006 and 2007 twin events, the creation of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum and the mounting of WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution, created the sense that the 1970s feminist art movement had finally found its place in the art historical record. But significant lacunae still exist. Contemporary analyses largely focus on individual artists located in major metropolitan areas, particularly the American art centers of New York and Los Angeles or major Western European cities. Consideration of the connections among feminist artists, the movement aspect of the feminist art movement, are quite rare.

[UPDATE] after the end: medieval studies, the humanities, and the post-catastrophe

Thursday, June 3, 2010 - 4:51pm
Eileen A. Joy/The BABEL Working Group

This conference will bring together medievalists with scholars and theorists working in later periods in the humanities in order to collectively take up the broad question of what happens "after the end," by which we mean after the end of the affair, the end of the world, and everything in between. After gender, sex, love, the family, the nation-state, the body, the human, language, truth, feeling, reason, ethics, modernity, politics, religion, God, the nation-state, secularism, liberalism, the humanities, the university, teleology, progress, history, historicism, narrative, meaning, the individual, singularity, theory, practice, what else is there?