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Literary London 2012: Representations of London in Literature (4-6 July 2012)

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Wednesday, January 25, 2012 - 11:36am
Hosted by: the Institute of English Studies, University of London; Organised by: The Literary London Society

Proposals are invited for 20-minute papers, comprised panels, and roundtable sessions, which consider any period or genre of literature about, set in, inspired by, or alluding to central and suburban London and its environs, from the city's roots in pre-Roman times to its imagined futures. While the main focus of the conference will be on literary texts, we actively encourage interdisciplinary contributions relating film, architecture, geography, theories of urban space, etc., to literary representations of London. Papers from postgraduate students are particularly welcome for consideration. While papers on all areas of literary London are welcomed, the conference theme in 2012 is 'Sports, Games, and Pastimes'. Topics that might be addressed are:

[UPDATE] Hortulus Journal: March 1 Submission Deadline, Special Issue on Medieval Space and Place

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Wednesday, January 25, 2012 - 2:57am
Hortulus: The Online Graduate Journal of Medieval Studies

Hortulus: The Online Graduate Journal of Medieval Studies
Special Call For Papers for Issue on Medieval Space and Place

SUBMISSION DEADLINE FOR VOLUME 7, Issue 1: 1 March 2012

The next issue of Hortulus: The Online Graduate Journal of Medieval Studies will be published in May of 2012. This special issue will be devoted to representations and interpretations of spatial order, and place as a socially constructed category, in the art, chronicles, letters, literature, and music of the Middle Ages.

MSA 14 (Oct. 18-21, 2012)--Proposed Panel on Modernism and Psychology

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Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 8:50pm
Jen Spitzer and Meg Hammond / New York University

We are looking for a third contributor to round out a proposed panel on modernism and psychology for the 2012 Modernist Studies Association conference in Las Vegas. Papers for the panel will either explore the role(s) that psychological theories and practice played in the creation of modernist art or use recent psychology to illuminate some aspect of modernism. Although we are particularly interested in papers that treat schools of psychology other than Freudian psychoanalysis (such as behaviorism, social psychology, cognitive psychology, or self psychology), we also welcome papers that examine non-orthodox Freudian approaches. We especially hope to see proposals for papers on visual art, film, theater, or architecture.

Shakespeare and Performance [Update: January 31, 2012]

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Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 5:56pm
Early Modern Studies Journal (EMSJ) formally Early English Studies (EES)

The 2012 volume will focus on "Shakespeare and Performance." We are interested in articles that consider any aspect of performance in historical or contemporary productions of Shakespeare and his contemporary playwrights. The following list is of possible topics, but should not be considered exhaustive:



[UPDATE] Studia austriaca - An international journal devoted to the study of Austrian culture and literature

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Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 10:15am
Studia austriaca - An international journal devoted to the study of Austrian culture and literature - http://riviste.unimi.it/index.php/StudiaAustriaca/

Studia austriaca
An international journal devoted to the study of Austrian culture and literature
Published annually in the spring
ISSN 1593-2508
http://riviste.unimi.it/index.php/StudiaAustriaca/

Editor: Fausto Cercignani

Call for Submissions: Edited Collection on Celebrity in Canada

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Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 9:37am
Lorraine York & Katja Lee

Proposals due July 1st 2012 (1000-1500 words)
Final Submission due March 1st, 2013 (5,000-8,500 words)

Wayne Gretzky. Celine Dion. Rick Mercer. David Suzuki. Pierre Trudeau.

The list goes on and goes way back. Celebrity culture in Canada, although vastly under-estimated, continues to be a massive cultural and economic force to be reckoned with and such a reckoning is long overdue. This proposed edited collection seeks to uncover how celebrity operates in Canada when Canadian subjects, institutions, media, audiences and/or industries are involved.

The Body Electric, March 3rd, 2012; Graduate Conference, University of Maryland, College Park

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Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 9:28am
University of Maryland, Graduate English Organization

The Body Electric
March 3, 2012

The Graduate English Organization of the University of Maryland's Department of English invites graduate students to submit abstracts for our fifth annual interdisciplinary graduate conference. The theme of this year's conference is "The Body Electric."

Wounded Bodies, Tortured Souls: Narratives of Victorian and Neo-Victorian Trauma.

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Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 9:23am
Centre for Studies in Literature, University of Portsmouth.

Postgraduate Conference, University of Portsmouth, 14th June 2012

Keynote Speaker: Dr Marie-Luise Kohlke, University of Swansea

In recent years the study of trauma has become central to contemporary conceptualisations of personal and collective narratives of pain and loss. Often identified as a 'modern' phenomenon, a product of industrialisation and modernisation, trauma emerged as a distinct pathology alongside the rise of a middle-class readership, and accounts of physical and psychological wounds abound in Victorian fiction. In turn, Victorian tropes of trauma have been appropriated by the neo-Victorian novel, often in ways which offer a self-conscious or critical engagement with past representations.

"Freedom, Come All Ye…" Conference for Scottish Studies

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Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 7:42am
SOCIÉTÉ FRANÇAISE D’ETUDES ECOSSAISES and the ASSOCIATION FOR SCOTTISH LITERARY STUDIES and THE UNIVERSITY OF A CORUÑA (SPAIN)

"Fredome all solace to man giffis, He levys at es that frely levys!"*:

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