category: travel writing

"Nature as Nurturer and Nemesis: Ecocritical readings of Daniel Defoe and his contemporaries [1/31/11;6/14/11]

full name / name of organization: 
Lora Geriguis; Second Biennial Conference of the Defoe Society (Worchester, England)
contact email: 
L.E.Geriguis@lasierra.edu

Defoe’s publication of the various pieces known collectively as “The Storm” (1704) set the stage, early in his career, for the significant role nature would play in his imagination. In his novels, nature alternatively functions as nurturer and nemesis to the travelers who traverse the globe. Robinson Crusoe’s relationship to animals on the island both reconciled him to the place and provided some of his greatest moments of fear and dread.

"Nature as Nurturer and Nemesis: Ecocritical readings of Daniel Defoe and his contemporaries [1/31/11;6/14/11]

full name / name of organization: 
Lora Geriguis; Second Biennial Conference of the Defoe Society (Worchester, England)
contact email: 
L.E.Geriguis@lasierra.edu

Defoe’s publication of the various pieces known collectively as “The Storm” (1704) set the stage, early in his career, for the significant role nature would play in his imagination.

Leo Bersani, Henry James: Henry James Review; deadline: Mar. 1, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Henry James Review
contact email: 
hjamesr@louisville.edu

Leo Bersani’s 1976 A Future for Astyanax: Character and Desire in Literature was, at the time of its publication, a pathbreaking work of literary criticism and theory.

24th Annual GAFIS Symposium at UW-Madison: Articulating Communities, April 15-16th 2011

full name / name of organization: 
GAFIS (Graduate Association of French & Italian Students), University of Wisconsin-Madison
contact email: 
gafisabstracts2011@gmail.com

Throughout recorded history – traversing time and space, cultures and nations – the notion of community has fostered both collaboration and conflict.

CFP: ATHE Performance Studies Focus Group Emerging Scholars Panel - DEADLINE EXTENDED: New Deadline: February 15, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Performance Studies Focus Group - Association for Theatre in Higher Education
contact email: 
jpc2143@columbia.edu

CFP: ATHE Performance Studies Focus Group Emerging Scholars Panel
DEADLINE EXTENDED! New deadline: February 15, 2011

Anomalous Ethnographies: Wild Wonders and Reticent Races,

full name / name of organization: 
Preternature
contact email: 
kirsten@uszkalo.com

Preternature: Critical and Historical Studies on the Preternatural invites articles for a special issue called Anomalous Ethnographies: Wild Wonders, Diminutive People and Reticent Races, scheduled fo

[UPDATE] Collection of Essays: Buddhism and Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Middlesex University
contact email: 
a.winch@mdx.ac.uk, lnormand@hotmail.co.uk

This is an extended deadline for the book collection, Encountering Buddhism in Twentieth-Century British and American Literature.

Forming Identity, Transforming Space: An International Graduate Student Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Saint Louis University, Madrid Campus, Spain
contact email: 
slumadridconference@gmail.com

Forming Identity, Transforming Space
Ninth Annual Graduate Student Conference
The Department of English and the Division of Languages and Literature
Saint Louis University, Madrid, Spain

Session: The Conquest in the Long-Eighteenth Century in Text and Image Oct. 27-29th, 2011 McMaster (Hamilton, ON)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Lauren Beck
contact email: 
lbeck@mta.ca

Canadian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (CSECS)

AUTOBIOGRAPHY AND POLITICAL DISCOURSE March 5 2011 DEADLINE

full name / name of organization: 
MLA 2012 SEATTLE AFRICAN LITERATURES DIVISION SESSION
contact email: 
taiwo.adetunji.osinubi_at_umontreal.ca

Inviting papers on the intersections between autobiography and political discourse in African literatures. Topics may concern circulation, audience, and form in any period.

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