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CFP BSECS 43rd Annual Conference

Friday, October 4, 2013 - 7:07am
British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies

***registration is now open***
***abstracts due by 20 October***

Call for Papers
BSECS 43rd Annual Conference

8th – 10th January 2014
St Hugh's College, Oxford, U.K.

The annual meeting of the British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies is Europe's largest and most prestigious annual conference dealing with all aspects of the history, culture and literature of the long eighteenth century.

ReFocus: The Films of Preston Sturges

Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 4:48pm
Edinburgh University Press

ReFocus: The Films of Preston Sturges

From The Great McGinty (1940) to The Beautiful Blonde from Bashful Bend (1949), among many other titles, few filmmakers created as unique a body of work in the United States as Preston Sturges (1898-1959), but few directors have been as critically overlooked in existing scholarly literature.

We are currently soliciting abstracts of approximately 100 words for essays to be included in a book-length anthology on Sturges to appear in 2015. Essays may focus on individual films, screenplays, or on themes and topics that pervade his films. These essays may also focus on Sturges's work in other media, such as theater and television.

[UPDATE] Extended Deadline OCT 14, 2013: Early English Performance and Student-Centered Learning (Roundtable)

Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 3:03pm
NeMLA 2014, Harrisburg, PA

This roundtable explores effective teaching practices for medieval and early modern performance (non-Shakespearean). Submissions should address how student-centered activities (collaborative / experiential practices, flipped / hybrid assignments, tech / web resources) overcome challenges posed by teaching lesser canonical works. Abstracts addressing a wide range of performance genres are welcome. Interested participants see Please submit 250-word abstracts to

"Are Ghosts Unnatural" ISSN 2014 Panel

Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 10:39am
2014 ISSN Conference (March 27-30, 2014 in Cambridge, MA)

Ghosts occupy a marginal position in unnatural narrative; instead of being considered in their strangeness, they are frequently naturalized through questions of genre. Violations of time, space, or causality have been privileged over the supernatural and paranormal in foundational texts of unnatural narratology. For instance, Brian Richardson distinguishes between truly unnatural "anti-mimetic" texts and more "traditional" "non-mimetic" texts, which still rely on realist conventions. This panel seeks to counteract that division, bringing studies of spectrality and unnatural narrative together to demonstrate the radical denaturalizing potential of ghosts in narrative.

The Human journal is NOW accepting submissions for its December 2013 issue.

Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 10:05am
The Human: Journal of Literature and Culture

The Human (issn: 2147-9739) is an international and interdisciplinary journal that publishes articles written in the fields of literatures in English (British, American, Irish, etc.), classical and modern Turkish literature, drama studies, and comparative literature (where the pieces bridge literature of a country with Turkish literature). To learn more about The Human and its principles, please visit this page:

NVSA 2014 Call for Papers [UPDATE & REMINDER]

Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 9:39am
Northeast Victorian Studies Association

The deadline is approaching (15 October, 2013) for submissions to the 2014 Northeast Victorian Studies Association conference, taking place at Stony Brook University in New York, April 11-13, 2014. The conference theme is Victorian Senses. We are currently finalizing our keynote panel, and we are pleased already to announce that William Cohen (U Maryland) and Janice Carlisle (Yale) will be joining us. Dr Cohen is author of _Embodied: Victorian Literature and the Senses_, while Dr Carlisle recently published her latest book, _Common Scents: Comparative Encounters in High-Victorian Fiction_.

Exploring the Renaissance 2014

Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 7:33am
Joan Faust / South Central Renaissance Conference

Exploring the Renaissance 2014
An International Conference
Tucson, Arizona
April 3-5, 2014

Westward Look
Wyndham Grand Resort and Spa
Tucson, Arizona

Local Arrangements: Meg Lota Brown
University of Arizona

Program Chair: Elizabeth Skerpan-Wheeler
Texas State University

Keynote Lecturer:
Karen Newman
Brown University
Louis L. Martz Lecturer:
Joseph Lowenstein
Washington University
William B. Hunter Lecturer:
Jeffrey Shoulson
University of Connecticut, Storrs

CFP: Oceanic Popular Culture Association Conference (May 23-24. 2014): Proposals Due January 5, 2014

Wednesday, October 2, 2013 - 6:01pm
Oceanic Popular Culture Association

Oceanic Popular Culture Association Conference
Honolulu, HI
May 23-24, 2014
Chaminade University of Honolulu


We are pleased to invite panel and/or individual paper proposals for the 7th Oceanic Popular Culture Association Conference. All topics and proposals are welcome, particularly those treating cultural productions within and/or about the Oceanic region.

EXTENDED DEADLINE (November 1, 2013) The Economy of Scales

Wednesday, October 2, 2013 - 4:40pm
Eighteenth-Century Studies Group and the Nineteenth-Century Forum

The Economy of Scales

March 21-22, 2014

Plenary lectures by Noah Heringman (English, University of Missouri) and Craig Benjamin (History, Grand Valley State University).

Eighteenth-Century Studies Group & Nineteenth-Century Forum
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor