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Gothic and Form - Dark Arts Journal - closes 28th Feb 2016

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Monday, February 8, 2016 - 5:43am
full name / name of organization: 
the Dark Arts Journal / Manchester Metropolitan University

'The Gothic and all its forms'

The theme is an intentionally broad one, and might include:

Gothic formalism
Meta-Gothic (including meta-fiction, reflexivity and others)
Post-Gothic
Gothic in New Media (encompassing gaming, hypertext fiction, online culture and others)
Gothic aesthetics
Gothic materiality and the Gothic object
Gothic popular culture (the Goth community, fashion, social identity)
Gothic music
The Gothic in print culture
The Gothic in science

American Literature Before 1900- SCMLA November 3-5, 2016

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Sunday, February 7, 2016 - 8:36pm
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South Central Modern Language Association
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The South Central Modern Language Society's regular session for American Literature Before 1900 invites submissions for the 2016 annual conference to be held November 3-5 in Dallas, Texas. This year's conference theme is "The Spectacular City: Glamour, Decadence, and Celebrity in Literature and Culture." We welcome submissions on any topic relating to American Literature Before 1900, but we are particularly interested in papers that deal with the city and urbanity.

Please send abstracts of no more than 300 words to Jamie Korsmo at jkorsmo1@gsu.edu

Deadline: March 31, 2016

UPDATE: Deadline Extended to March 1st. Teaching Nineteenth- Century Literature and Gender in the Twenty-First Century Classroom

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Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 12:19pm
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Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies-- special issue

Submission Date:
Please send articles of 5,000-8,000 word articles to both lkarpenk@carrollu.edu and ldietz@depaul.edu by MARCH 1st 2016 (earlier submissions highly encouraged.) Articles should be in MLA format and not be under consideration at any other journal. Any queries or letters of interest are welcome and should be sent to both the e-mail addresses listed above.

SPECTRUM

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Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 9:03am
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University of Dhaka
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Spectrum, a refereed journal published by the Department of English, University of Dhaka, seeks submissions of scholarly articles, book reviews, translations and creative pieces for its forthcoming issue. Spectrum welcomes contributions by teachers, alumni and current students of English Literature, ELT and Linguistics. Essays on any literary period and any aspect of literature and language, book reviews, as well as short stories, poems and translations are sought. Submissions should not have been previously published, or be under consideration for publication elsewhere. Only articles/creative pieces recommended by reviewers will be accepted for publication.

Orphan Identities

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Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 4:41am
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University of Portsmouth

Orphan Identities Symposium: Call for Papers

Keynote Speakers: Laura Peters and David Floyd

In 1975, Nina Auerbach commented: "Although we are now 'all orphans,' alone and free and dispossessed of our past, we yearn for origins, for cultural continuity. In our continual achievement of paradox, we have made of the orphan himself our archetypal and perhaps only ancestor" (416).

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

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Friday, February 5, 2016 - 6:03pm
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Shun Yin Kiang/Bunker Hill Community College
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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 as often portrayed in the Victorian period was 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 focus less on the child's proper relation to the adult world, and more on cultivating affective ties with a host of nonhuman others. E. Nesbit's "Five Children and It," J. M.

Comparative Medievalisms

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Friday, February 5, 2016 - 4:07pm
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Comparative Medieval Forum of the MLA (Philadelphia, January 2017)
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What cultural work does the medieval past perform in global media and cultural productions—textual, visual, musical, performative, cinematic? Literary scholars and theorists have increasingly explored the varied forms that "medievalism" takes in contexts around the globe.

MLA Special Session Proposal: Episteme of Inequality: Studying Postcolonial Wealth Formation

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Friday, February 5, 2016 - 3:37pm
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MLA 2017 (in Philadelphia)
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MLA Special Session:

Papers trace economic wealth, poverty, and reparation across particular colonial histories through literary texts, historical documentation, and other forms of cultural production. These are ethical readings touching the violence of capital across the _longue durée_ of modernity. Geographies under consideration include any part of the world impacted by European imperialism during the modern era. Organized by Aparajita De of UDC and Maureen Fadem of CUNY.

200-word abstract + Bio by 03/15/16 to: Aparajita De (de.aparajita@gmail.com) and Maureen Fadem (meruprecht@yahoo.com)

Cripping Keywords [abstracts due March 15]

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Friday, February 5, 2016 - 12:46pm
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TC Forum on Disability Studies for the MLA
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Influenced by factors as varied as Raymond Williams' vocabulary of culture in Keywords (1976) and contemporary Ignite talks, keywords-based collaborations have proliferated in recent MLA Conventions. Keyword sessions on Digital Pedagogy (2016), Disability Studies (2015), Queer Studies (2015), Medical Humanities (2016), Middle English (2014), and Prismatic Ecology (2014), among others, have addressed the state of their respective fields by using keywords as their structuring devices.

DIS/EASE: An Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference

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Friday, February 5, 2016 - 10:27am
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Dalhousie Association of Graduate Students in English (DAGSE)

August 19-21, 2016
Dalhousie University
Halifax, Nova Scotia

'I am Elizabeth Reegan and another day of my life is beginning' she said to herself. 'I am lying here in bed. I've been five weeks sick in bed, and there is no sign of me getting better. Though there's little pain, which is lucky, and the worst is fear and remorse and often the horrible meaninglessness of it all. Sometimes meaning and peace come but I lose them again, nothing in life is ever resolved once and for all.
- John McGahern, The Barracks (1963)

MOSF Journal of Science Fiction (Vol. 1, No. 2)

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Friday, February 5, 2016 - 6:36am
full name / name of organization: 
Monica Louzon / Museum of Science Fiction

We are soliciting manuscripts to be featured in Vol. I, No. 2 of Museum of Science Fiction's Journal of Science Fiction (MOSF Journal of Science Fiction, http://publish.lib.umd.edu/scifi/index). The inaugural issue was released on January 26, 2016, and Vol. I, No. 2 will be published by May 31, 2016. Manuscripts for Vol. I, No. 2 are due by March 25, 2016.

John Clare: the One and the Many; MLA Jan 2017

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Friday, February 5, 2016 - 5:47am
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John Clare Society of North America

The John Clare Society of North America invites proposals for its guaranteed session/panel at the Modern Language Association Convention in Philadelphia, PA, January 5th-8th, 2017.

TOPIC: "John Clare: the One and the Many" Scholarship on any aspect of singularity, multiplicity, unity, disorder, and/or the myriad meanings, images or forms in Clare's life and work.

Abstract and brief bio by 15 March 2016 to Erica McAlpine at erica.mcalpine@keble.ox.ac.uk

Vehicles for Thought: Goldsmiths Graduate Festival 2016, London, May 9-15

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Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 1:20pm
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Goldsmiths, University of London
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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.

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