category: victorian

UPDATE: Literature and Medicine in the Eighteenth Century: NEMLA 2014, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; April 3-6

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Kathleen Alves/CUNY
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Literature and Medicine in the Eighteenth Century

ACLA Seminar: “Writing the Disaster in the Era of the Anthropocene,” Sept 23 deadline

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Jennifer Cazenave and Alla Ivanchikova
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ACLA 2016 (March 17-20, Harvard U)
Seminar title:
“Writing the Disaster in the Era of the Anthropocene”

Jennifer Cazenave (,


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Prof. Adam Barkam, Dr. Antonio Sanna
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A Critical Companion to Tim Burton
Edited by Adam Barkman and Antonio Sanna


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Gabriel Egan / De Montfort University
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Online registration is now open for the following conference at:

"Users of Scholarly Editions: Editorial Anticipations of
Reading, Studying and Consulting"

[UPDATE] UCLA Comparative Literature Graduate Student Conference: Mad Love

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UCLA Comparative Literature Graduate Students
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UCLA Comparative Literature Graduate Student Conference
Mad Love
February 19-20, 2016

Keynote Speaker: Lynn Enterline (Vanderbilt University)

CFP: Peripheral Modernity and the South Asian Literary-World

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24th European Conference on South Asian Studies, University of Warsaw, Poland
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The 2008 global downturn has compelled the social sciences and humanities to refocus on the concept of "crisis" in capitalism and rethink the relations between "core" and "periphery." What is crucial

Victorians Institute Journal

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Maria K. Bachman / Don Richard Cox, Co-Editors
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The editors of the award-winning Victorians Institute Journal are accepting essay submissions on all aspects of Victorian literature and culture for Volumes 43 and 44.

The Science of Affect in American Literature and Culture, (NeMLA, Hartford, CT March 17-20 2016, abstracts due Sept 30)

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Allison Siehnel (University at Buffalo) Nicole Zeftel (CUNY Graduate Center) / NeMLA
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Patricia Clough has recently identified what she calls an “affective turn” in fields across the humanities and social sciences, which reimagine the place of emotion and the body within the politic

Feminist Singularities [UPDATE]

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ACLA 2016: American Comparative Literature Association
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Co-organizers: Jacquelyn Ardam, UCLA; Ronjaunee Chatterjee, CalArts

[UPDATE] CFP: Animals, Animality, and National Identity (ACLA 3/17-3/20/2016; due 9/23/15)

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Keridiana Chez
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Submission for papers begins today through Sept. 23rd.

This seminar will explore how national identities have been forged through the manipulation and deployment of animals and animality. How have animals, and ideas associated with such animals, been used to construct imagined communities? How have these constructions helped to strengthen or weaken national borders? How have assertions of imagined community, as expressed via relations with animals, overlapped with racial/ethnic identities?

In naming both animals and animality, I allude to the intersection of material practices with the representational appropriation of ideas and values of certain animals, which together forged the affective ties of groups or nations. The seminar also hopes to pursue issues surrounding the internal production of national identities by citizens and residents, as well as tensions arising when “outsiders” attempt to challenge, co-op, or otherwise influence these identities.

Interdisciplinary studies of literature, film, and culture are welcome.

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