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Victorian Women Travelers- March 15, 2014 [UPDATE]

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Monday, February 24, 2014 - 2:23pm
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Precious McKenzie, Rocky Mountain College

This edited collection of essays explores the ways Victorian women negotiated constructs of gender, society, and the politics of performance in their travels. Possible topics related to women travelers include: Modes of travel (in fiction or nonfiction);Sports; Medicine & Health; Science; Women's Rights; Technology; War & Diplomacy; The Arts.

Paper proposals are due by March 15, 2014. Email proposals and cv to: Precious McKenzie, Assistant Professor of English, Rocky Mountain College, precious.mckenzie@rocky.edu.
Authors will be notified by April 15, 2014, if their proposal has been accepted. Completed essays will be due December 1, 2014. For consistency, please use Chicago Style.

CFP: MLA 2015 Special Session: "Women on the Wrong Side of History?"

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Monday, February 24, 2014 - 12:29pm
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Emily MN KUgler
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In Emma Rothschild's recent study of what she terms "the inner life of empire," she uses the microhistory of one family to tell "a story of the multiple or multiplier effects of empire." Building the case that these "minor figures" were emblematic of "the vast changes of the times."

How can further research on women on "the wrong side of history" and their literary contributions, material traces, and political work, (broadly defined) contribute to our understanding of literary and cultural sites ranging from the long eighteenth century through the present day?

Zig-Zag, Twist and Turn: Toying with Gabriel Josipovici (International Conference, 22-23 September 2014)

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Monday, February 24, 2014 - 12:16pm
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Dalarna University, Falun, Sweden
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Dalarna University and the Transcultural Identities Research Group at Dalarna University, in conjunction with ULICES (University of Lisbon Centre for English Studies, Portugal) and ERIBIA E.A.2610 (University of Caen, France), are pleased to host an international conference on the life and work of the British writer Gabriel Josipovici. The event will be held at Dalarna University, Falun, Sweden, 22-23 September 2014.

Traversing the Transnational [UPDATE]

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Monday, February 24, 2014 - 12:08pm
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The University of Tulsa English Graduate Student Conference
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Call for Papers

Traversing the Transnational

2014 University of Tulsa English Graduate Student Conference

April 10 – April 11, 2014

Keynote Address delivered by Professor Donald Pease, Dartmouth College, April 11, 2014

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4f2-0WANLxuSGgxOFVTU3BMSjdHSUhkTWxIQk9...

Lydia Millet: A Roundtable (MLA, Jan. 8-11, 2015, Vancouver)

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Monday, February 24, 2014 - 12:01pm
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Samuel Cohen/University of Missouri
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A consideration of Lydia Millet, important and under-considered US writer. Assessments of individual works and of her relation to literary history, politics, and environmentalism welcome.

250-word abstract & CV by 15 March 2014.

Writing Rock (MLA, Jan. 8-11, 2015, Vancouver)

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Monday, February 24, 2014 - 11:58am
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Samuel Cohen//University of Missouri
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A panel on writing (critical and creative) about rock music. Interested in the history, cultural significance, and aesthetics of rock and writing about it.

250-word abstract and CV by 15 March 2014.

RMMLA 19th Century British Literature Session--Boise, ID 10/9-11

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Monday, February 24, 2014 - 11:50am
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RMMLA
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RMMLA 19th Century British Literature Session--Boise, ID

250-word abstracts dealing with any aspect of English Nineteenth-Century
Literature are welcome. Please also include a brief CV or equivalent
biographical statement. Graduate students are especially encouraged to submit
proposals. The deadline for submission is 3/1/2014, and the conference will be
held in Boise, ID on October 9-11, 2014.

Gender, Identity and Sexuality for NEPCA conference; deadline May 26, 2014; conference 10/24-25

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Monday, February 24, 2014 - 11:11am
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Northeast Popular Culture Association
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Currently soliciting proposals for the upcoming NEPCA conference at Providence College in Providence, RI, October 24/25, 1014.

Papers may deal with any aspect of gender and identity, sex and sexuality in popular culture. Papers focusing on recent public and media discourses regarding discriminatory legislation or sexuality in professional sports are especially welcome, though papers on all topics with the areas listed are encouraged.

Please submit a 250-word abstract, as an attachment in MSWord, to Dr. Donald P. Gagnon at the email address listed. Please include your university or college affiliation and preferred email and telephone contact information. Deadline for submissions is May 26.

Margaret Atwood Studies [rolling submissions]

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Monday, February 24, 2014 - 10:33am
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The Margaret Atwood Society
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Margaret Atwood Studies, the journal of The Margaret Atwood Society, invites submissions on a rolling basis from both members and nonmembers. Essays submitted must be the original work of the author(s) and neither published nor under consideration for publication elsewhere. Essays should be focused primarily on the work of Margaret Atwood, between 2,500 and 7000 words, double-spaced, and documented following the conventions outlined in the latest MLA Handbook. To facilitate blind review, submissions should include a cover sheet with contact information and include no references to authorship in the essay. Submit via email as an attachment to Dr. Karma Waltonen at kjwaltonen@ucdavis.edu.

13th International Connotations Symposium - Poetic Justice: Legal, Ethical, and Aesthetic Judgments in Literary Texts

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Monday, February 24, 2014 - 9:15am
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Connotations: A Journal for Critical Debate

The first textbook definition of the concept of poetic justice goes back to Thomas Rymer's The Tragedies of the Last Age Consider'd (1678). According to him, the term signified "the distribution, at the end of a literary work, of earthly rewards and punishments in proportion to the virtue or vice of the various characters" (Abrams, Glossary of Literary Terms 299-300). The introduction of virtue and vice into the concept immediately refers to a moral dimen-sion; on aesthetic grounds, however, it was soon (and has continued to be) criticized.

Creating Cultures Postgraduate Conference

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Monday, February 24, 2014 - 7:46am
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King's College London Department of Culture, Media and Creative Industries

CREATING CULTURES
CFP: Creating Cultures: Postgraduate conference in Culture, Media, and the Creative Industries, King's College London
June 12-13, 2014
Keynote speaker: Prof. Lev Manovich, CUNY

Excursions Vol. 5 No. 1 "Boundaries" CFP Extended deadline: 10 March 2014

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Monday, February 24, 2014 - 7:03am
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Excursions

Call for papers
Extended Deadline: 10 March 2014

Excursions Vol. 5 No. 1 "Boundaries"

'To be inside and outside a position at the same time – to occupy a territory while loitering sceptically on the boundary – is often where the most intensely creative ideas stem from. It is a resourceful place to be, if not always a painless one.' - Terry Eagleton

50 years that changed the world - translation in the 1st half of the 20th century: 10-11 July 2014, Lisbon-Portugal

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Monday, February 24, 2014 - 5:59am
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CECC-UCP (Research Centre for Communication and Culture - Catholic University of Portugal)

The first fifty years of the 20th century were a period of lively traffic of ideas, expectations, and dreams. The exaltation of progress and the 'vertigo' of novelty soon gave way to melancholia and pessimism. Radical intellectual movements, women's movements, political revolution(s), the great depression, the rise of fascism and communism, and, of course, two world wars resulted in what Eric Hobsbawm called 'the most murderous' century 'in recorded history' (2007). This conference aims to discuss how the sociopolitical, economic and ideological upheaval shaped the production of knowledge, changing the ways in which translation was thought and practiced, and translators were perceived and employed.

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