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MMLA 2016 Permanent Panel: Travel Writing / Writing Travel

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Friday, February 19, 2016 - 4:58pm
Midwest Modern Language Association (November 10-13 2016)

Travel Writing / Writing Travel: Permanent MMLA Panel

This year's MMLA conference theme – "Border States" – provides the perfect topical launch for papers on travel, travel writing, and writing about travel. Papers on any aspect of this topic from any time period are welcome, including but not limited to the following ideas:

• crossing geographical and/or cultural boundaries
• locating and dislocating the self through travel
• identifying or pushing the boundaries of knowledge

Of especial interest are papers that create their own border states between disciplines or genres.

[UPDATE] Georgia Philological Association: May 20, 2016 Conference and Call for Papers

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Friday, February 19, 2016 - 4:06pm
Georgia Philological Association (GPA)

The eleventh annual meeting of the Georgia Philological Association (GPA) will convene at the Middle Georgia State University Conference Center at 100 College Station Drive, Macon, Georgia on Friday, May 20, 2016. We invite proposals for session topics, panel discussion topics, and scholarly papers in English on any subjects relating to American, British, French, Hispanic, Russian, German, or Slavic literature or language, as well as composition, philosophy, history, translation, the general humanities, interdisciplinary studies, and pedagogy. Reading times for individual paper presentations will be strictly limited to 15 minutes (approximately eight double-spaced typed pages).

(Un)Bound Horizons: Flights, Faults, Ruptures, and Rhythms of Interdisciplinary Humanities, Proposal Deadline March 15, 2016

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Friday, February 19, 2016 - 4:01pm
University of California, Merced Interdisciplinary Humanities Graduate Group

(Un)Bound Horizons: Flights, Faults, Ruptures, and Rhythms of Interdisciplinary Humanities

Third Annual Interdisciplinary Humanities Graduate Student Conference

Keynote Speaker: Professor Elizabeth Freeman, University of California, Davis

Presented by the Interdisciplinary Humanities Graduate Students, Graduate Division, and the Center for the Humanities of the University of California, Merced

University of California, Merced

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Programme for 'Dressed to Kill: Fashion in Victorian Fiction and Periodicals'

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Friday, February 19, 2016 - 10:54am
Victorian Popular Fiction Assocaition

Victorian Popular Fiction Association
and Liverpool John Moores University Study Day

Dressed to Kill: Fashion in Victorian Fiction and Periodicals
Saturday 19th March 2016, Aldham Robarts Library, LJMU

Programme

9.30 – 10.00 – Registration

10.00 – 11.15 – Hands on Session with The Liddle Hart Collection of Costume

11.15 – 11.30 – Refreshment break

UPDATE: Urban Ekphrasis (SCMLA Dallas, November 3-5, 2016) Abstracts due 2/25

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Friday, February 19, 2016 - 9:30am
Proposed Special Session, South Central Modern Language

This panel will explore the interaction between verbal and visual in urban spaces. Papers focusing on interart exchange between the literary and visual arts in and/or about the city are invited.

Please submit a 250-word abstract and biographical statement to Anne Keefe at anne.keefe@unt.edu by February 25, 2016.

UPDATE: Abstract deadline extended to 2/25/16.

[REMINDER] INQUIS JOURNAL

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Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 2:54pm
https://inquisjournal.wordpress.com/

INQUIS is an online, biannual, blind peer-reviewed journal which offers graduate students in the field of literatures in English a chance to make their research known internationally. Considering that literary studies as a field of scholarly study has undergone tremendous changes and challenges, both the practice and theory of literary studies certainly need a thorough scrutiny under the light of new perspectives, new approaches, new interpretations as well as new insights. By including the works of graduate researchers, the journal primarily aims to promote dialogue and to serve as an international forum for young academics and researchers where they can share their ideas and contribute globally to the discussions on studies of literatures in English.

[UPDATE]: Panel on 'Victorian Travel Writing and the Periodical Press' for BAVS 2016

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Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 11:28am
Rebecca Butler (Nottingham Trent University)

The deadline for abstracts for my panel on Travel Writing and Periodical Press at the British Association of Victorian Studies (BAVS) annual conference (http://bavs2016.co.uk/) is fast approaching.

The panel has already generated interest from scholars of women's travel writing, the history of tourism, colonial settler poetry and urban travel in Victorian periodicals.

We are now just short of generating two panels on the topic. I therefore encourage interested scholars working in related fields to submit a proposal on any aspect of travel and the Victorian periodical for consideration by 21 February 2016.

[UPDATE] Postsecular Studies and the Rise of the English Novel, 1719-1897

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Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 3:48pm
National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar at the University of Iowa

What role do religion and secularization play in the rise of the novel? This seminar takes up the insights of postsecular studies to help scholars explore this question in new ways: in Misty Anderson's words, reading religion into rather than out of history, and as Danièle Hervieu-Léger puts it, attending to signs of religion's profound and often surprising transformations in modernity.

Where is Adaptation? Article contributions needed.

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Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 2:33pm
Edited collection for F.I.L.L.M and John Benjamins

Call for contributors: Where is Adaptation? A few (3-4) more articles needed, particularly those focusing in some way on marginalized countries, artists, cultures, works, or material.

[UPDATE] The English Language Conference: "First Contact"

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Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 9:23am
California State University Dominguez Hills English Graduate Association

The English Language Conference seeks papers from scholars in all fields of English, including but not limited to Literature, Rhetoric and Composition, TESL, Creative Writing, and Education. This year's theme is "First Contact." We are looking for stories of first encounters with uncharted themes and outlying characters, texts, and authors.

[UPDATE] Vehicles for Thought: Goldsmiths Graduate Festival 2016

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Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 11:26am
Goldsmiths University of London

DEADLINE EXTENDED MARCH 11. The Goldsmiths Graduate Festival is an important celebration of postgraduate research in Goldsmiths and in universities nationally and internationally. It is organised by and for postgraduate research students as a vital platform to present and share their work.

The Festival is scheduled to take place over one week, from 9th May until 15th May, and will consist of a broad range of activities including keynote speakers, performances, exhibitions, film screenings, papers, roundtables and panel discussions.

[UPDATED]: MLA 2017 Special Session: Nonhumans in Twentieth-Century British Children's Fiction

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Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 10:54am
Shun Y. Kiang/Bunker Hill Community College

Animals, fairies, and toys, and their relation to concepts of childhood or the child, fill the pages of British children's fiction in the twentieth century. While childhood was often portrayed in the Victorian period as that of "vulnerability and victimization . . . a comparatively brief, difficult step on the path to adulthood" (Gavin and Humphries), literary representations of childhood from the Edwardian period onward emphasize less on the child's proper relation to the adult world, but more on his or her ability/willingness to cultivate affective ties with a host of nonhuman others, as represented in such works as E. Nesbit's "Five Children and It," J. M.

The 2nd Language, Culture and Literature Workshop, Antalya, TURKEY (June 8-10, 2016)

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Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 5:43am
Akdeniz University, Faculty of Letters, Department of English Language and Literature

The 2nd Language, Culture and Literature Workshop aims to bring together academics, teachers, and artists to exchange information and share their experiences, ideas, and research results about all aspects of arts, social sciences,cultural studies, film and media studies, history and interdisciplinary studies. The workshops will be held on the days of June 8-10, 2016 at Akdeniz University's Faculty of Letters, Department of English Language and Literature, Antalya, Turkey. Academics, independent researchers, teachers, artists/performers, and graduate students are invited to submit and present their work.

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