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[UPDATE] Deadline Extension: The Phenomenology of Reading: Experiencing Literature Today, Oct. 11-12, Philadelphia

Thursday, July 4, 2013 - 7:23pm
The Phenomenology of Reading: Experiencing Literature Today

The Phenomenology of Reading: Experiencing Literature Today
October 11th-12th, 2013
Temple University: Philadelphia, PA
Keynote: Charles Altieri (Berkeley)

Abstract Deadline Extension: July 21st, 2013
[Update: Scholars from varying stages in their academic careers are encouraged to apply. We've already received excellent submissions from graduate students as well as full-time professors and having representation from speakers at all levels can facilitate the kind of dialogue that makes a conference a productive experience.]

Neo-Victorian Villains: Call for Abstracts for Edited Volume

Thursday, July 4, 2013 - 5:46pm
Dr Benjamin Poore, University of York

The Victorian villain of melodramatic stereotype cuts an instantly recognisable figure: cue the top hat and opera cape, the whiskers and moustache, the tremolo fiddle. Yet the narrowing down and simplifying of the Victorian villain is to a large extent a post-Victorian convention, strongly tied to the twentieth century's cultural assumptions of the Victorians as history's 'bad guys' (as Matthew Sweet, Christine L. Krueger and Rohan McWilliam and Kelly Boyd, among others, have noted).

Crime and Detection in the Age of Electronic Reproduction: Tradition, Expectations, Genres and Codes

Thursday, July 4, 2013 - 8:46am
Zeno Vernyik / English Department, Technical University of Liberec

The English Department, Faculty of Science, Humanities and Education, Technical University of Liberec in cooperation with the Department of Foreign Languages, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Brno University of Technology kindly invite you to the international conference

Crime and Detection in the Age of Electronic Reproduction:
Traditions, Expectations, Genres and Codes.

'Neo-Victorian Experiments'

Thursday, July 4, 2013 - 6:08am
Dr Elodie Rousselot

CFP: 'Neo-Victorian Experiments'
Special Issue of Victoriographies
(Edinburgh University Press, Autumn 2014)

CEA Conference "Horizons"

Wednesday, July 3, 2013 - 2:27pm
College English Association

College English Association
45th Annual Conference


March 27-29

Hyatt Regency, 300 Light Street, Baltimore, MD 21202.

Submission deadline: November 1, 2013 at

General Program
In addition to our conference theme, we also encourage a variety of proposals in any of the areas English and writing departments encompass, including:

Call for Images: The Power of Poetry in the Modern World (Special Issue)

Wednesday, July 3, 2013 - 1:49pm
South Atlantic Review

In keeping with SAMLA's 2011 special focus, "The Power of Poetry in the Modern World," the 77.1 special issue of South Atlantic Review seeks original images for proposed journal covers that address the ways in which poetry has derived, ceded, and wielded power in a modern world.

Emphasizing an expansive sense of both "modern" and "world," this special issue welcomes submissions (images not essays) that deal with any nationality and any period of print. Images not selected for this special issue will also be considered for forthcoming issues of South Atlantic Review. Photographers will receive a byline in and a copy of the journal for their contribution.

Collecting Byron (11-13 April 2014, Drew University)

Wednesday, July 3, 2013 - 10:40am
Drew University and Byron Society of America


"Collecting Byron"
Drew University, April 11-13 2014

Drew University and the Byron Society of America announce a conference on "Collecting Byron" to be held April 11-13, 2014 at Drew celebrating the completion of the cataloging of the Byron Society Collection at its new home within the Special Collections of the Drew University Library.

Jerome McGann will deliver the ninth Leslie A. Marchand Memorial Lecture to open the conference on Friday, April 11. Over the course of the weekend, there will be several arranged panels and a roundtable on collecting, as well as an exhibition of highlights from the Byron Society Collection and a concert of Byron-inspired music.

Conference CFP: 'Translation and Transcendence' -- REVISED DEADLINE: 15 JULY, 2013

Monday, July 1, 2013 - 5:54pm
Modern Horizons Journal

Modern Horizons conference CFP – Translation and Transcendence


For the third annual Modern Horizons conference—to be held October 24th and 25th, 2013 in Toronto, Ontario—we invite proposals for 20 minutes presentations, in English or French, on 'Translation and Transcendence.'