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Update--Call for Papers

Monday, August 5, 2013 - 4:52am
The Victorian

We are proud to have just published our first edition of "The Victorian" at

The articles included ran to a total length of nearly 200 pages (book length). We are now inviting contributions on all aspects of the Victorian age for our second edition, tentatively scheduled for November 2013. We are glad to receive articles of any length (though preferably of at least 10 pages), unpublished conference papers and relevant book reviews. Unpublished theses will also be considered for inclusion.

Do take a look at our first edition before making a contribution.

[UPDATE] ACIS Midwest Regional Conference (Deadline: September 6, 2013)

Sunday, August 4, 2013 - 7:53am
American Conference for Irish Studies

The 37th annual ACIS Midwest Regional Conference in Iowa City (October 10-12, 2013) welcomes proposals for papers on any and all topics related to Irish studies – from new and existing ACIS members, alike. You can join ACIS here. The conference theme of "Other Irelands" considers all disciplines and approaches as warranted in our continued explication of Irish studies. Some of the many, many topics papers might address include:

Nostromo or "Our Man"? The Role of Space, Movement and Power In Identity Construction in Joseph Conrad's Nostromo

Sunday, August 4, 2013 - 4:50am
farnaz Ahmadi Sepehri. M.A Graduate Student

Globalisation brings to the fore questions of space, place and identity. Human beings are always confined and disciplined in various spaces. And through the analysis of the characters' failure in searching for ways to get rid of loneliness, it is revealed that in a confined space loneliness is inevitable and perpetual. Geographical setting plays very crucial role in Conrad's works and the space has a significant symbolic role in the production of the identity of the main characters. Conrad's Nostromo (1904) provide a unique approach to the world-system by employing a distinct process of spatial exploration as a means of examining geographic areas of the world that are at least partially imaginary.

UPDATE: Memsahibs as Imagined and Imaged by Male Writers (Deadline: September 30, 2013)

Friday, August 2, 2013 - 9:27am
Susmita Roye, Delaware State University


45th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 3-6, 2014
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Host: Susquehanna University

Session Description:

The memsahib is perhaps the most maligned figure among the Raj women. This panel invites scholarly articles on how male writers represent the memsahib in their writings, and how they depict her impact on and/or relationship with British India.

UPDATE Staging the New Woman: Bernard Shaw, Suffrage, and Theatre as Activism

Thursday, August 1, 2013 - 2:47pm
Ellen Dolgin/NeMLA (Northeast Modern Language Association)

Sarah Grand's essays on the woman question published in the North American Review in 1894 coined the phrase 'new woman': Shaw created a series of characters and 'unwomanly' women. Actress/activists like Elizabeth Robins and Cicely Hamilton worked with Shaw and wrote their own feminist plays. This panel will examine the audience impact of these plays. 250 word abstracts to:
Ellen Dolgin by 9/30/13.
NeMLA will be in Harrisburg, Apr 3-6, 2014.

Wish You Were Here: Positions, Interactions, and Environments

Thursday, August 1, 2013 - 12:27pm
University of Florida English Graduate Organization

Wish You Were Here: Positions, Interactions, and Environments
24-26 October 2013
University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida

Keynote speaker: Mathias Nilges (St. Francis Xavier University)

The English Graduate Organization at the University of Florida is now accepting submissions for its 13th annual conference, Wish You Were Here: Positions, Interactions, and Environments. The conference will be held October 24-26, 2013.

NEMLA 2014: Empire and Manliness in Nineteenth Century British Literature and Culture (Sept. 30th)

Thursday, August 1, 2013 - 9:48am
Adam Kozaczka (Syracuse University)

This panel will explore representations of masculinity in the context of the long nineteenth century's (1789-1914) Empire-informed conceptions of national and gendered identity.

What were the politics behind representing the British soldier in the literature and/or visual arts of the long nineteenth century? Did these politics change if the soldier happened to be Scottish, Welsh, Irish, or native to the overseas colonies? What about masculinities that, though not belonging to soldiers, were highly informed by the martial aesthetics of Imperial manliness?

Apollon eJournal - Undergraduate Submissions deadline 9/15/2013

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - 2:27pm
Apollon: eJournal of Undergraduate Research in the Humanities

Check the website,, for submission details on publication, or for an application to work with us.

Apollon invites undergraduate students to get published in, review submissions for, or help edit the fourth issue of our peer-reviewed eJournal, Apollon. By publishing superior examples of undergraduate academic work, Apollon highlights the importance of undergraduate research in the humanities. Apollon welcomes submissions that feature image, text, sound, and a variety of presentation platforms in the process of showcasing the many species of undergraduate research.

HYBRIDITY CONFERENCE Arizona State University Feb 28-March 1 2013

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - 1:35pm
SWES: South West English Symposium

trans [inter] disciplinary humanities conference


PLACE: Arizona State University, Tempe
DATE: February 28th to March 1st.

Our theme for this year's interdisciplinary SWES conference is hybridity; its attractions, distractions, contradictions and complications.

Neo-Victorianism and Steampunk - SWPACA - November 1 2013

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - 9:28am
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association

Neo-Victorianism and Steampunk

The 35th Annual Conference of the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association (SWPACA)

"Popular and American Cultural Studies: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow"

February 19th – 22nd 2014

Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
Albuquerque New Mexico 87102

Submission Deadline: November 1st 2014 at