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Victorian Treasures and Trash

Saturday, October 19, 2013 - 5:27am
Victorian Popular Fiction Association

The Victorian Popular Fiction Association
CFP: Victorian Treasures and Trash

6th Annual Conference, 8-10 July 2014
Institute of English Studies, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU

Keynote Speaker: Dr Jonathon Shears (Keele), '"[...] battered [...] soiled [...] broken [...] empty [...] half-smoked [...] stale": The Hangover in Victorian Popular Fiction'.

Guest Speaker: Judith Flanders, 'Painting Reality: Home vs. Home-ness'

Senate Library Special Collections Talk and 'hands-on' mini-exhibition: Dr Karen Attar, 'Trash, Treasure or Trashy Treasure at the Institutional Library'.

AWWE 2014: In/Dependent Wales, 11-13 April 2014

Friday, October 18, 2013 - 6:48am
Association of Welsh Writing in English

Association of Welsh Writing in English - Annual Conference 2014
In/dependent Wales
Gregynog Hall, Nr Newtown, Powys
11-13 April 2014

Challenger Unbound [UPDATE]

Friday, October 18, 2013 - 6:33am
Tom Ue

Challenger Unbound
Department of English, UCL
9 December 2013

A century has passed since the publication of Arthur Conan Doyle's The Lost World. This one-day symposium offers an ideal opportunity to take stock of the Professor Challenger narratives and to reassess what these three novels and two short stories can offer to new generations of scholars, students, and enthusiasts.


Professor John Sutherland
Lord Northcliffe Professor Emeritus of Modern English Literature
Department of English Language and Literature

Keynote Speakers:

Creativity, Inc.: Intellectual Production as Capital (ACLA 2014 @ NYU)

Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 8:08pm
Yonina Hoffman, Torsa Ghosal, Michael Harwick (English, Ohio State University)

One of the decade's more contentious theories concerning the reformulation of capital in (post)industrial America was the denomination of the so-called "creative class." United by a tendency toward transient "gigs," labor that blurs the line between art and technology, and innovation, its members traffic in intellectual property and abstract skill sets while seeking venues that grant them legibility. Though much debate surrounds the validity of the term, this coinage proves useful for thinking about the dialogic relationship between capitalism and creativity.

Interpreting Appropriation/Appropriate Interpretation Feb. 28 - Mar. 2, 2014 UMass Boston

Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 5:57pm
Beacon: A Graduate Conference in the Humanities

The English Department of UMass Boston is pleased to announce our new annual event, Beacon: A Graduate Conference in the Humanities. For our inaugural conference, we are asking for papers that focus on the topics of interpretation and appropriation, and, in particular, how these terms intersect and interact with one another. How can we interpret appropriation? What constitutes appropriate interpretation?

[UPDATE] - Atlantic World Foodways CFP - Proposals now due November 1st

Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 4:13pm
Atlantic World Research Network and Quaintance-Weaver

Atlantic World Foodways: The Carolina Lowcountry, Africa, Italy, and Spain
An International, Interdisciplinary Conference Featuring Scholars and Chefs
Presented by the Atlantic World Research Network and Quaintance-Weaver
With the Sponsorship of THE FRESH MARKET

January 30-February 2, 2014
The Proximity and O.Henry Hotels, Greensboro, NC
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Elliott University Center

In/Tangibility: The Mystical, The Material and the Messy In-Between; March 6th 2014 DUE December 5th 2013

Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 10:02am
Annual Graduate Interdisciplinary Conference

In/Tangibility: The Mystical, The Material and the Messy In-Between


Submissions are welcomed for the
20th Annual Graduate Interdisciplinary Conference
To be held March 6th, 2014, Concordia University
Faculty Lounge, Hall Building H-765, 1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. West, Montreal.

[UPDATE] Registration open for 'Civic Science: Oliver Lodge, Physics, and the Modern University'

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 - 5:52am
University of Birmingham

Civic Science: Oliver Lodge, Physics, and the Modern University, Poynting Physics, University of Birmingham, 9 November 2013.

Registration is open for the first of our workshops, on Lodge, physics, and the place of science in the civic university of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The day features papers, a tour of the Lodge materials in the Cadbury Research Library, and a roundtable on Lodge and his legacy. In the evening there will be a Victorian Science Spectacular, which is also open to the public.