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CFP: Victorian Senses, April 11-13, 2014

Friday, August 9, 2013 - 5:27pm
Northeast Victorian Studies Association (NVSA)

NVSA solicits submissions for its annual conference.
The topic this year is Victorian Senses.

The Northeast Victorian Studies Association calls for papers that treat the Victorians and the senses—sight, hearing, touch, taste, and smell.

'The Dovetail' Online Postgraduate Journal, Issue 1: 'Science and Literature', Call for Abstracts

Friday, August 9, 2013 - 10:44am
Bangor University

Issue 1: 'Science and Literature' Call for Abstracts
The Dovetail welcomes abstracts for critical articles on the theme of 'Science and Literature' from postgraduates or recent graduates studying all periods and approaches to English literature.
Topics may include but are not limited to:
- the impact of scientific developments on literature
- science fiction in literature and other media
- literary engagement with the natural sciences, medicine or social sciences
- scientific approaches to literary studies
- literary approaches to scientific texts
- science and the history of the book

CFP: SWPACA Children's/Young Adult Literature and Culture Area

Friday, August 9, 2013 - 12:21am
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association (SWPACA)

Submission deadline: November 1, 2013
Submit proposals to:

35th Annual Southwest Popular/American Culture Association Conference
February 19-22, 2014
Albuquerque, NM

Conference hotel:
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
300 Tijeras Avenue NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Further conference details are available at

[UPDATE] Resurrecting the Book Conference, 15-17th November 2013, Library of Birmingham, England

Thursday, August 8, 2013 - 10:36pm
Dr Matthew Day, Newman University, Birmingham

The earlybird cut off date for booking for the Resurrecting the Book Conference, Library of Birmingham 15-17th November 2013 is September 15th.

This event examines the book as material object in a world where ebooks are on the rise. The interdisciplinary approach brings together experts on the material book, ebooks, libraries, bindings, manuscripts, and book artists and includes a chance to see The Library of Lost Books exhibition. The conference is part of the celebration of the reopening of the Library of Birmingham following its £166m redevelopment.

2014 SE Regional Conference on Christianity and Literature

Thursday, August 8, 2013 - 12:55pm
West Palm Beach Atlantic University

Call for Papers: 2014 Southeastern Meeting of the Conference on Christianity and Literature
Palm Beach Atlantic University, April 3-5, 2014
West Palm Beach, FL

Conference theme: "Imagining Paradise"

Located on the Intracoastal Waterway about one mile from the coastline of Palm Beach Island, Palm Beach Atlantic University will host the 2014 southeastern regional meeting of the CCL and presents as its theme, "Imagining Paradise."

Sixth Biennial British Shakespeare Association Conference: Shakespeare: Text, Power, Authority 3-6- July 2014

Thursday, August 8, 2013 - 7:06am
University of Stirling

Sixth Biennial British Shakespeare Association Conference
Shakespeare: Text, Power, Authority

University of Stirling, 3-6 July 2014

Keynote speakers
Professor Margreta de Grazia (University of Pennsylvania)
Professor Andrew Murphy (University of St Andrews)
Professor John Drakakis (University of Stirling)
Dr Colin Burrow (University of Oxford)
Dr Michael Bogdanov (Director, The Wales Theatre Company)

Fire Stories (Conference, Melbourne, Australia, 4-5 December 2013) Lit studies, History, Art HIstory

Wednesday, August 7, 2013 - 9:28pm
The University of Melbourne

'Fire Stories' is a cross-disciplinary conference that will take place at the University of Melbourne, Australia December 4-6, 2013.

Keynote speakers are Danielle Clode (Flinders University), Bill Gammage (ANU), Alan Krell (CoFA, UNSW) and Pablo Mukherjee (University of Warwick).

Abstracts may be sent to

Victorian Inhumanities (NeMLA, April 3-6, 2014)

Wednesday, August 7, 2013 - 6:16pm
Northeast Modern Language Association

This panel will explore the cultural history of the nonhuman in the long nineteenth century. We invite papers that unpack historical ideas of the nonhuman or of the species barrier, especially in relation to disciplinary divisions in the arts and sciences occurring over the course of the nineteenth century. Proposals might focus on canonical cultural documents or more scientific forms like lectures, natural histories, anthropological studies, and so on. Please email abstracts of no more than 300 words to by September 30, 2013.

Please include with your abstract:

--Name and Affiliation
--Email address
--A/V requirements