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British Society for Literature and Science Conference 2014 - deadline 06/12/2013

Thursday, September 5, 2013 - 3:49pm
British Society for Literature and Science

The ninth annual conference of the British Society for Literature and Science will take place at the University of Surrey, Guildford, on 10-12 April 2014. Keynote speakers will include Professor Bernard Lightman (York University, Toronto) and Professor Mary Orr (University of Southampton). The conference will finish with an opportunity to visit Down House, the home of Charles Darwin, on the afternoon of Saturday 12 April.

CFP: The Vampire in Literature, Culture and Film (PCA/ACA Conference, April 16-19, Chicago)

Thursday, September 5, 2013 - 11:50am
Popular Culture American Culture Association

The Vampire in Literature, Culture and Film area of the Popular Culture, American Culture Association seeks paper and/or roundtable submissions for presentation at the PCA/ACA national conference in Chicago April 16-19. Papers and roundtable presentations on any aspect of the vampire (including the representation of werewolf culture in vampire films) is welcome. Please visit the PCA/ACA website at and submit your 250-300 word abstract under the Vampire subject area. Thank you.

February 27-28th, 2014 Mardi Gras Conference- Masking the Self: Secrets, Disguise, and Mysteries

Thursday, September 5, 2013 - 10:23am
Louisiana State University English Graduate Student Association

The 24th annual Mardi Gras Conference invites scholars to investigate discourses on secrecy, anonymity, rumor, masking/masquerading, and mysterious places in literature and writing--along with discovering the hidden treasure in the king cake.

Masquerading, secrets, and intrigue feature prominently as themes of the Carnival celebration from Venice to New Orleans. In Venice, elaborate Carnival masks enable revelers to celebrate in disguise, while in New Orleans, the tradition continues with many masked krewes. For these krewes, not only is the identity of their king unknown by the public, the theme of their parade remains a guarded secret until the day of the event, creating an air of mystery and suspense.

[UPDATE] Bodies in Place: Disability and the Environment in American Literature (April 3-6 2014); Proposals due 9/30

Thursday, September 5, 2013 - 9:16am
NEMLA 45th Annual Convention (Harrisburg PA, April 3-6))

This panel seeks a broad range of papers exploring how disability challenges normative constructions of the body-environment dyad. For example, how does disability-centered American literature negotiate the relationship between embodiment and emplacement? How might literature by people with disabilities contribute to a more inclusive ecocriticism? How might we re-examine 'canonical' American environmental literature through a disability studies lens? Please submit a 250-300 word abstract and brief bio to Matthew Cella at

Beyond the Victorian and Modernist Divide - France (Normandy- University of Rouen), March, 27-28 2014

Thursday, September 5, 2013 - 3:12am
University of Rouen ERIAC (

Last reminder : deadline September 15th 2013.

Call for papers
International Conference, organized by Anne Besnault-Levita and Anne-Florence Gillard Estrada
Université de Rouen - laboratoire ERIAC :
March, 27-28, 2014, Rouen University

Beyond the Victorian and Modernist Divide

Keynote speakers

Professor Michael Bentley, University of St. Andrews
Professor Melba Cuddy-Keane, University of Toronto