category: science and culture

Utopian Spaces of British Literature and Culture, 1890-1945

full name / name of organization: 
English Faculty, University of Oxford (UK)
contact email: 
utopianspaces@ell.ox.ac.uk

From the fin de siècle to the Second World War, the construction of alternative social and private spaces exerted a peculiar fascination for many British writers. The cataclysmic historical events of the period stimulated Utopian thinking and feeling even as they seemed to make them problematic or impossible. At the same time radical demands for new spaces, whether political, religious or aesthetic, also generated new ways of reading and writing the familiar urban and domestic spaces of everyday life.

The focus of the conference is on the spatial manifestations, geographies and practices of Utopianism, rather than on Utopianism as a category of millenarian anticipation. Papers are invited which address the various material and imaginary spatial forms of the Utopian impulse in the literature of period. How do certain spaces become associated with particular political or aesthetic visions of modernity? Does the Utopian bear a particular affinity to some spaces, rather than to others? Is the Utopian impulse articulated as a desire for order or anarchy?

Plenary speakers: Professor Jay Winter (Yale); Dr Matthew Beaumont (UCL); Iain Sinclair (London)

Papers are invited on any aspect, historical and/or theoretical, of the conference theme. Please send an abstract of no more than 250 words in length, including your name, position and institutional affiliation to utopianspaces@ell.ox.ac.uk. Deadline for submission: 30 June 2009.

For further information, accommodation possibilities, and updates please visit our website: http://www.utopianspaces.org

CFP: Actants / Residue (GEMCS 2009, 10/22-25, Dallas); deadline May 13, 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Lizz Angello / University of South Florida
contact email: 
eangello@mail.usf.edu

Self-described “student of science” Bruno Latour defines an actor as “any thing that leaves a trace.” In keeping with this year’s theme of footprints, this panel welcomes papers that consider the traces left by any thing on the world (whether of humans or non-humans).

Reading Ethics in the 21 Century (SAMLA, Nov.6-8, 2009) [UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
Raina Kostova
contact email: 
rkostova@jsu.edu

SAMLA 2009
Reading Ethics in the 21 Century
Call for Papers

Fairy Tale Economies

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Molly Clark Hillard: University of Southern Mississippi and Group for International Fairy Tale Studies
contact email: 
mollyclarkhillard@gmail.com

Fairy Tale Economies

An interdisciplinary, international conference
October 1—3, 2009
University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg MS

Re-reading Rider Haggard (1st August)

full name / name of organization: 
John Miller and Robbie McLaughlan/ University of Glasgow
contact email: 
writinghaggard@googlemail.com

Henry Rider Haggard (1856-1925) was a novelist, country gentleman, social commentator, onetime colonial administrator and failed ostrich farmer whose prodigious output comprises a significant but unde

[UPDATE] States of Crisis - Graduate Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Brandeis University - Department of English and American Literature
contact email: 
statesofcrisis@brandeis.edu

States of Crisis
Friday, 9 October 2009
Brandeis University
Department of English and American Literature
Seventh Annual Graduate Conference

Pennsylvania Literary Journal, Summer 2009 Issue: “Experiments” – Deadline – July 6, 2009

full name / name of organization: 
Pennsylvania Literary Journal – English Literature Department, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
contact email: 
pennsylvaniajournal@yahoo.com

This is a critical and creative new journal. It is created to find, edit and publish superior works of fiction, non-fiction, art, multi-media and the like. It will be primarily an online journal.

Language, literature and cultural studies

full name / name of organization: 
Military Technical Academy, Bucharest, Romania- Department of Foreign Languages
contact email: 
ameliamolea@yahoo.com; magdamihailescu@gmail.com; daniela_mirea@yahoo.com

Language, literature and cultural studies
ISSN: 2065-3867
Call for papers
Deadline: 30 July 2009 for LLCS no.3 and 30 November 2009 for LLCS no.4
http://www.mta.ro

[CFP DEADLINE 30 APRIL 2009] Greek Drama, 1900–1950: International Dialogues

full name / name of organization: 
A special issue of Comparative Drama
contact email: 
amanda.wrigley@classics.ox.ac.uk



Translation, Performance, and Reception of Greek Drama, 1900–1950: International Dialogues

A Special Issue of Comparative Drama

Writing Rider Haggard

full name / name of organization: 
Robbie McLaughlan and John Miller/ University of Glasgow
contact email: 
writinghaggard@googlemail.com

Henry Rider Haggard (1856-1925) was a novelist, country gentleman, social commentator, onetime colonial administrator and failed ostrich farmer whose prodigious output comprises a significant but unde

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