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[UPDATE] Paving the Way: Roads, Rivers, and Railways in Culture and Criticism

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Monday, September 9, 2013 - 11:27am
Natures 2014 [featuring Dr. Cheryll Glotfelty as the plenary speaker]

This conference will explore the ways in which culture has shaped and been shaped by the ever-growing and changing sources of human expansion. From ancient game trails to winding river routes, from the roads of the Roman empire to the railroads of the British Empire, from the multi-laned freeways of modernity to the internet of the new millennium, humans have marked and been marked by the earth while pushing against their physical limitations. In a parallel way, people have pushed against the ideologies of their community and forged new paths into and through social consciousness, reflecting, refining, and expanding these revolutionary ideas through cultural and critical expressions.

NeMLA 2014: Fairy Tale in Contemporary Women's Literature

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Monday, September 9, 2013 - 6:37am
NeMLA 2014 Session CFP

Fairy Tale in Contemporary Women's Literature: NeMLA 2014 Panel

This panel seeks papers that focus on contemporary female writers working in the tradition of fairy tale. Possible topics include fairy tale and the body; role of the fairy tale in memory and healing; authority and transgression; place of the fantastic in modernity; fairy tale as an alternative account of history; potential of the fantastic to disrupt, redefine, and subvert power structures; restructuring of language by the female storyteller. Please send 250-word abstracts and bios to Natalia Andrievskikh, nandrie1@binghamton.edu

CFP: Victorian Bodies and Body Parts

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Monday, September 9, 2013 - 4:17am
Victorian Network

The ninth issue of Victorian Network, guest edited by Professor Pamela K. Gilbert (University of Florida), is dedicated to a reassessment of the place of the human body in the Victorian literary and cultural imagination. Rapid medical and scientific advances, advancing industrialization and new forms of labour, legal reforms, the rise of comparative ethnology and anthropology, the growth of consumer culture, and the ever changing trends of Victorian fashion are just a few of the many forces that transformed how Victorians thought about the human body and about the relationship between the embodied, or disembodied, self and the object world.

[UPDATE] Extended Deadline: Games of Late Modernity (Leusden, NL: January 15-17 2014)

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Monday, September 9, 2013 - 3:58am
Tilburg University / Huizinga Research Institute / ISVW

The end of this year will be marked by the 75th anniversary of Johan Huizinga's classic study of the Homo Ludens. Its main thesis is as striking as it is simple: Culture is founded on and as a form of play. Huizinga's historical, philosophical and anthropological aim was to understand play as a 'totality'. The element of play can be observed in all different aspects of culture, ranging from seemingly innocuous leisure activities to the uttermost serious and advanced systems, such as the financial world, political institutions, mass media and warfare.

[UPDATE] Extended Deadline: Games of Late Modernity (Leusden, NL: January 15-17 2014)

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Monday, September 9, 2013 - 3:51am
Tilburg University / Huizinga Research Institute / ISVW

The end of this year will be marked by the 75th anniversary of Johan Huizinga's classic study of the Homo Ludens, arguably the single most important Dutch contribution to the international scholarly field of the twentieth century. As the subtitle – A Study of the Play Element in Culture – indicates, Huizinga inquires into a fundamental characteristic of human culture and society. The main thesis of the book may appear to be as striking as it seems to be simple: Culture is played from the very first till the very last minute. Culture is founded on a form of play while at the same time being an expression of play. Huizinga tried to understand play as a 'totality'.

[UPDATE] New Voices 2014 Graduate Student Conference- Origins, Identity, and Authenticity - 01/30/14 - 02/01/14 - Atlanta, GA

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Sunday, September 8, 2013 - 8:55pm
New Voices Graduate Student Conference

New Voices is an interdisciplinary graduate student conference hosted by Georgia State University's English department and sponsored by the department's Graduate English Association. The conference is designed to provide emerging and experienced graduate scholars in the humanities with a forum for sharing their latest research. While the conference has a different suggested theme each year, adherence to the suggested theme is not at all necessary to be considered for inclusion in the conference. New Voices invites papers on all topics and themes related not only to English studies, but all other humanities disciplines as well as the social sciences and political science.

Midwest Victorian Studies Association: Political Violence at Home and Abroad

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Friday, September 6, 2013 - 12:23pm
Midwest Victorian Studies Association

Midwest Victorian Studies Association Conference
April 11-13, 2014
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Political Violence at Home and Abroad
Seminar Leader: Dr. Bill Meier, Department of History, Texas Christian University

Violence harnessed to political programmes mushroomed in the 19th century alongside the growth of '-isms': socialism, conservatism, trade unionism, nationalism, terrorism, anarchism, and the like. Yet the distinction between "ordinary" crime and "political" crime was a blurry one, and governments, police, journalists, even "political criminals" themselves attributed divergent meanings to their menacing behavior.

Geocriticism and Spatial Literary Studies (new Palgrave Macmillan book series)

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Friday, September 6, 2013 - 12:19pm
Robert T. Tally Jr., series editor

Geocriticism and Spatial Literary Studies is a new book series from Palgrave Macmillan focusing on the dynamic relations among space, place, and literature. The spatial turn in the humanities and social sciences has occasioned an explosion of innovative, multidisciplinary scholarship in recent years, and geocriticism, broadly conceived, has been among the more promising developments in spatially oriented literary studies. Whether focused on literary geography, cartography, geopoetics, or the spatial humanities more generally, geocritical approaches enable readers to reflect upon the representation of space and place, both in imaginary universes and in those zones where fiction meets reality.

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