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Little Horrors: Representations of the Monstrous Child

Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - 1:08am
Simon Bacon and Leo Ruickbie

Little Horrors: Representations of the Monstrous Child

Gone is the Victorian innocence of childhood. We have entered the age of the monstrous child, the little horror.

[UPDATE] Text in Context: A Graduate Student Journal - 15 September 2013

Monday, July 29, 2013 - 11:38am
Southern Connecticut State University

Text in Context: A Graduate Student Journal

Text in Context is a graduate student journal published electronically by Southern Connecticut State University. We seek submissions exploring the text itself and its function(s) and implications both internally and externally—literary analysis, poetry studies, critical theory, popular reception of a particular work, close readings, historical relevance, etc. Though the journal primarily deals with English studies, we welcome original papers from other disciplines, provided those papers focus on the text and/or its context—pedagogy and instructional design, localization of language in the brain, regional dialects and their origins, etc.

New Media in American Literary History Symposium December 5-6 2013

Monday, July 29, 2013 - 10:19am
NULab for Texts, Maps, and Networks at Northeastern University, Boston, MA

New Media in American Literary History
Interdisciplinary Symposium
Northeastern University, December 5 & 6, 2013

Confirmed plenary panelists include: Elizabeth Maddock Dillon (Northeastern University), Ellen Gruber Garvey (New Jersey City University), Lisa Gitelman (New York University), and Meredith McGill (Rutgers University).

[UPDATE] CFP Death and Decay

Saturday, July 27, 2013 - 5:52am
HARTS & Minds postgraduate journal

This call for papers invites submissions from Postgrads or Early Career Researchers on the subject of 'Death and Decay' for the third edition of HARTS & Minds, an online journal for students of the Humanities and Arts, which is due to be published online in Winter 2013-14.

Further information can be found at and you can get updates on our journal at

Submissions should adhere to the guidelines and use the templates available on our website.

CFP: 7th Global Conference: Interculturalism, Meaning and Identity

Friday, July 26, 2013 - 3:22am
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

7th Global Conference
Interculturalism, Meaning and Identity

Tuesday 18th March – Thursday 20th March 2014
Prague, Czech Republic

Call for Presentations:

Interculturalism stands at the interface between the individual, local groups, societies and cultures. These compete, conflict, co-exist and trigger reactions and responses on a number of levels including the social, the economic, the political and the personal. These are reinforced through language, the media, cultural events, social institutions and migration policies. Amidst all these dynamic and static forms of interaction, identities are built and consolidated.

[UPDATE] Bodies in Place: Disability and the Environment in American Literature (NEMLA April 2014, Harrisburg PA)

Thursday, July 25, 2013 - 12:14pm

This panel seeks a broad range of papers that explore how disability challenges normative, even ableist, constructions of the body-environment dyad. Broadly speaking, papers in this panel will survey points of connection between disability studies and ecological criticism. For example, how does disability-centered American literature (re)negotiate the relationship between embodiment and emplacement? How might life writing by people with disabilities contribute to a richer and more inclusive ecological criticism? How might we re-examine and deconstruct "canonical" American environmental literature through a disability studies lens?