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[Reminder] MLA 2015 "New Approaches to Science and Technology in Victorian Studies" (Vancouver, Canada Jan 8-11)

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Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 1:18pm
full name / name of organization: 
Jessica Kuskey
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This panel on "New Approaches to Science and Technology in Victorian Studies" to be proposed for MLA 2015 (Vancouver, Canada Jan 8-11) will feature papers that bring new approaches to science and/or technology (including but not limited to those listed below) to readings of Victorian literature and culture, and/or papers focused on the impact these new approaches may have for the field of Victorian Studies:
"New Approaches to Science and Technology in Victorian Studies"

Medieval Studies Conferences at the University of North Texas

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Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 1:08pm
full name / name of organization: 
Shana Thompson / University of North Texas
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Texas Medieval Association
October 3-4, 2014

INTERDISCIPLINARITY in the AGE OF RELEVANCE

We are happy to announce the University of North Texas (Denton) will be hosting the annual conference of the Texas Medieval Association, October 3-4, 2014. More information can be found on the TEMA website (http://www.texasmedieval.org).
This year TEMA will be held in conjunction with the annual conference of the North Texas Medieval Graduate Student Symposium, October 2, 2014. http://www.art.unt.edu/medieval-symposium/

20 March 2014 and the deadline for the online submission of the final article is 1 May 2014

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Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 12:31pm
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Prof. Mala Renganathan / North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong, India
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This is a Call for Papers announcement. We plan to bring out an edited volume of critical essays on Rabindranath Tagore's Plays to be published by reputed book publishers. The Concept Note for the volume is attached below. The deadline for the online submission of the abstract is 20 March 2014 and the deadline for the online submission of the final article is 1 May 2014.

Regards
Mala Renganathan (North-Eastern Hill Universirty) & Arnab Bhattacharjee (Rabindra Bharathi University) (Co-Editors)
Dr. Mala Renganathan
Professor, Department of English
North-Eastern Hill University
Shillong – 793022, Meghalaya
Tel: 9436732332
Email: malareng@yahoo.com

Centre for Modern Studies Symposium: 'Nature at War', 5th June, abstracts by 14th April

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Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 12:28pm
full name / name of organization: 
Emily Bowles / University of York
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Keynote: Dr James Purdon (Jesus College, Cambridge)

Taking place during the centenary of the First World War, 'Nature at War' is an interdisciplinary one-day symposium organised by the Postgraduate Forum of the Centre for Modern Studies at the University of York, exploring the dynamic between nature (broadly-conceived) and war from the mid-nineteenth to early twenty-first centuries.

Is the dynamic of nature and war essentially one of conflict, and if so, how can that conflict itself avoid being 'unnatural'? How do ideas of naturalness and unnaturalness manifest themselves in war contexts? Can 'war' reconceptualise or reform 'nature', and can 'war' be found in 'nature' – and to what end?

Diaries and Diary Fiction (MLA 2015)

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Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 9:35am
full name / name of organization: 
Desiree Henderson
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Special Session for 2015 Modern Language Association Conference (Vancouver).

How do "actual" and fictional diaries challenge conventional notions of authorship, audience, reception, plot? Diverse literary traditions, time periods, genres welcome.

250 word abstract and brief CV by 15 March 2014 to Desiree Henderson (dhenderson@uta.edu).

The Emergency: Ireland in Wartime

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Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 9:24am
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National University of Ireland, Galway
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Keynote address: Robert Fisk (seven times world journalist of the year and author of In Time of War: Ireland, Ulster and the price of neutrality, 1939-45)

In anticipation of the 75th anniversary of the outbreak of the Second World War, NUI Galway will host a conference exploring the political, social and cultural dynamics of Ireland in wartime. Papers are invited on themes that include, but are not limited to

TEXTUAL TRAILS - TRANSMISSIONS... (11th Conference of the European Society for Textual Scholarship, Helsinki 2014)

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Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 8:31am
full name / name of organization: 
The European Society for Textual Scholarship

CALL FOR PAPERS
Deadline for proposals: 15 April 2014

TEXTUAL TRAILS - TRANSMISSIONS OF ORAL AND WRITTEN TEXTS
11th Conference of the European Society for Textual Scholarship
Helsinki, 30 October - 1 November 2014

Texts tend to travel across space and time, carried by sound waves, written on parchments and codices, sealed in envelopes and travel trunks, and streaming as bits in the internet. They pass from mouth to mouth, from singers' performances to scholars' notes, from stone engravings to printed books, or from writing desks to digital editions.

Digital Humanities Roundtable, Hong Kong, May 15-17

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Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 5:27am
full name / name of organization: 
City University of Hong Kong, School of Creative Media and English Department
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In an effort to bring together literary theorists, writers, computer programmers and artists to investigate the impact of new technologies on the humanities, City University of Hong Kong has planned the first Digital Humanities Roundtable in Hong Kong.

From May 15-17, 2014, we will host several prominent, international speakers from top universities to discuss topics such as digital literatures, digital pedagogies, and visualization in the humanities.

Please join us!
*New Speakers Added and One-Day Registration Available:

http://www.english.cityu.edu.hk/en/portal/digitalhumanities/

[UPDATED] The Prosaic Imaginary: novels and the everyday, 1750-2000

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Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 4:18am
full name / name of organization: 
The University of Sydney

UPDATED CALL FOR PAPERS

The Prosaic Imaginary: novels and the everyday, 1750-2000
July 1-4 2014
University of Sydney

http://novelnetwork.org/

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:
Professor Maud Ellmann, Randy L. & Melvin R. Berlin Professor of the Development of the Novel in English, Chicago
Associate Professor Julie Park, Vassar
Professor John Plotz, Brandeis

"Human Trafficking and Postcolonial Discourse" - MLA 2015 - Vancouver

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Thursday, March 6, 2014 - 12:09am
full name / name of organization: 
Laura Barberan Reinares (CUNY) and John Maerhofer (University of Rhode Island)

Special Session

This panel welcomes papers analyzing representations of any type of human trafficking in postcolonial/transnational literature or film. Please submit a 300-word abstract and brief bio by 15 March 2014 to Laura Barberan Reinares (m_laura.barberan@bcc.cuny.edu) and John Maerhofer (jjmaer@aol.com).

Expense and Expendability - June 20-21, 2014

updated: 
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - 9:59pm
full name / name of organization: 
Simon Fraser University English Graduate Conference

2014 Simon Fraser University English Graduate Conference – June 20-21, 2014

"Expense & Expendability"

Keynote: TBA

To me it would seem only a commercial exchange, in which each wished to be benefited at the expense of the other.
- Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility

Allegory: New Ideas, New Theories at MLA (Vancouver)

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Wednesday, March 5, 2014 - 9:43pm
full name / name of organization: 
Brenda Machosky
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This is an open call for papers about new approaches to allegory in any form. Unusual approaches to canonical allegories; unconventional applications; provocative theories or readings encouraged. 500 word abstracts March 10 by 10 March 2014 Will consider standard panel or roundtable format based on submissions. Initial inquiries welcome.

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