category: victorian

"Filth of all hues..." -- MLA 2016 (Austin, 01/07-01/10) Special Session

full name / name of organization: 
Chris Goldsmith
contact email: 
hgoldsmith@smu.edu

Excrement, offal, garbage, rubbish, waste, dirt, trash, lewdness, fornication, pornography: this panel seeks theoretically-grounded (but still playful) approaches to filth in literature.

After John Clare (Session for MLA Convention in Austin, TX, Jan 7-10, 2016)

full name / name of organization: 
John Clare Society of North America
contact email: 
erica.mcalpine@keble.ox.ac.uk

Scholarship on any aspect of Clare's influence on 19th, 20th, or 21st century poets and/or his poetry's continuing relevance to the field of lyric studies.

UPDATE Deadline extension 2 March 2015 Captivating Criminality 2: Crime Fiction, Traditions and Transgressions. 25- 27 June

full name / name of organization: 
Bath Spa University
contact email: 
r.stewart@bathspa.ac.uk

EXTENSION OF DEADLINE for abstracts: 2 March 2015

We have been contacted by a number of interested speakers and will be happy to accept abstracts up until 2 March 2015.

Jewish/Islamic Relations in Literature and Culture [panel proposal] MLA 2016, Austin TX

full name / name of organization: 
Modern Language Association
contact email: 
lindsay.dearinger@gmail.com

Seeking submissions for a special session for the 2016 Austin MLA convention.

23rd Annual Conference of the English and American Literature Association (extended deadline2/25)

full name / name of organization: 
English and American Literature Association of the Republic of China (EALA, Taiwan) &National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
contact email: 
2015ealaconference@gmail.com.

Originating from old Latin se- (“apart”) and cernere (“sift”), “secret” means “hidden, concealed, and private,” thereby signifying the distinction between the true and the false, the l

Day conference: Homiletics / The Game of the Name at Corpus Christi College, Oxford on 7 November 2015. Deadline 31 May

full name / name of organization: 
Christian Literary Studies Group
contact email: 
Dr Roger Kojecký secretary@clsg.org


The conference has two (not necessarily related) topics: sermon studies and names (onomastics), both as features of literary tradition.

Through Opposition and Commonality: The Role and Depiction of the Arts and Sciences in Young Adult Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Modern Language Association /Columbus, OH/ 12-15 Nov. 2015
contact email: 
amalkovich@concord.edu

Young Adult Literature
Permanent Section
Session Coordinator: Dr. Amberyl Malkovich
Dept. of English, Concord University
amalkovich@concord.edu

[UPDATE: Deadline Extended to 2/20] (Re)presentaion: Problematizing Authenticity St. John's University Grad Conference 3/28/15

full name / name of organization: 
St. John's University English Department
contact email: 
sju.grad.conference2015@gmail.com

With an increasing interest for a globalized and diverse society, the quest for an authentic self is more readily apparent and therefore further conflates the problem of representation.

CFP: MLA: Satire and the Editorial Cartoon (Austin, 7-10 Jan 16)

full name / name of organization: 
MLA Discussion Group on Comics and Graphic Narratives
contact email: 
nhoraluciaserrano@gmail.com

Call for Papers for a guaranteed panel at the Modern Language Association
(MLA) Annual Convention, 7-10 Jan. 2016, in Austin.

Satire and the Editorial Cartoon

Silence and Documentation - July 10-11

full name / name of organization: 
Simon Fraser University English Graduate Student Caucus, Vancouver BC
contact email: 
silencedocumentationconference@gmail.com

“In a world where language and naming are power, silence is oppression, is violence.”
― Adrienne Rich, On Lies, Secrets, and Silence: Selected Prose, 1966-1978

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