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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.'

Intimate Archives: Photography and Life-Writing, University of Oxford, 29 November 2013

Monday, July 1, 2013 - 4:50pm
Lee-Von Kim and Christine Fouirnaies, University of Oxford

Intimate Archives is a one-day interdisciplinary conference that seeks to explore the intersection of photography and life-writing. Photography has come to play an increasingly self-conscious role in life narratives, raising questions about truth, fictionality, authenticity and the limits of referentiality. What role does photography have in the construction of life narratives? How are intimate and affective relations negotiated and represented in photographic life narratives? Furthermore, what is at stake when intimate records of familial and private lives are published or exhibited? This conference seeks to engage with these issues.

Adaptation and the Novel - Saturday 9th November 2013

Monday, July 1, 2013 - 2:06pm
Keele University

Organisers: Joanna Taylor and Nick Seager

Plenary lectures by Rachel Carroll (Teeside University) and Sarah Wootton (Durham University)

Are novels tainted or legitimated in the process of adaptation? What aesthetic challenges and opportunities does the transition of a story from one genre to another present? And in what cultural, commercial, and artistic contexts have processes or adaptation and appropriation taken place?

[UPDATE]: CfP: The Common Denominator -- A Postgraduate Conference in British Cultural Studies, 20-22 March 2014

Monday, July 1, 2013 - 4:09am
British Cultural Studies in the Institute for British Studies of Leipzig University

NOTICE: The final date for the submission of abstracts has been extended to 15 July.

Focusing on the wider British context, the aim of this three-day interdisciplinary conference (20-22 March 2014) is to bring together researchers from diverse academic and professional disciplines. By establishing mathematics as the common denominator between the individual panels, the links between mathematics and Cultural Studies are brought into focus. The conference will explore the reception and representation of mathematical concepts in Britain and the Commonwealth across such diverse fields as popular culture, literature and linguistics.

NeMLA - WGS cfp (09/30/13; 04/3-6/14)

Sunday, June 30, 2013 - 5:55pm
Women's and Gender Studies Caucus of the Northeast Modern Language Association

NeMLA 2014 Convention
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, April 3-6, 2014

Women's and Gender Studies Caucus cfp

The following pre-approved panels welcome submissions. Please go to:
for panel descriptions and contact information as well as for cfps cross-listed with WGS.

Essay Collection: Literary History/Liberal History (Abstracts Due 8/15/2013)

Friday, June 28, 2013 - 7:08am
Literary History/Liberal History

We invite proposals for a collection of essays on the relationship between the history of literary history and the history of liberalism. If both concepts—literary history and liberalism—emerged in the late seventeenth century and if both concepts seem obsolete, outmoded, or eclipsed in the twenty-first century, then what can we learn from the history of their entanglements and estrangements? As abstract concepts whose modes of valuation have far-reaching and closely-felt material effects, literary history and liberalism are disciplinarily and ethically distinct—after all literary history is elitist and ties us to the culture of the past while liberalism imagines progress towards individuality, equality, and universality.