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H.G. Wells Society Giles Hart Prize

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Tuesday, March 5, 2013 - 4:11pm
H.G. Wells Society

H.G. Wells Society Giles Hart Prize

The H. G. Wells Society is pleased to announce the 2013 Giles Hart Prize, in memory of the Society's former chairman, for an essay that makes an outstanding contribution to Wells studies. The prize will be awarded to the piece of work on Wells submitted to, and published in, the 2013 issue of The Wellsian the annual, peer-reviewed, learned journal of the H. G. Wells Society.

Papers concerning any aspect of Wells's life and work are invited. Possible themes might include: Wells's science fiction; Wells and the novel; Wells, utopia, politics and the World State; Wells and science; Wells and his contemporaries; Wells and gender; Wells and the Empire; Wells and the history of the book.

CALL FOR PAPERS Social Fabrics: Utopias and Dystopias in relation to the Work of William Morris and H. G. Wells, Saturday 14 Se

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Tuesday, March 5, 2013 - 4:07pm
A Conference Jointly Run by the H.G. Wells Society and the William Morris Society

Social Fabrics: Utopias and Dystopias in relation to the Work of William Morris and H. G. Wells

A Conference Jointly Run by the H.G. Wells Society and the William Morris Society

Saturday 14 September 2013, The Coach House, Kelmscott House, London, UK
10.00am-4.30pm

Etudes Irlandaises/French Journal of Irish Studies Spring 2014 issue. Deadline for submission: June 30, 2013

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Tuesday, March 5, 2013 - 5:33am
Etudes Irlandaises/French Journal of Irish Studies

Etudes Irlandaises is a peer-reviewed journal publishing articles in English and French which explore all aspects of Irish literature, history, culture and arts from ancient times to the present. Etudes Irlandaises publishes twice a year on a wide range of interdisciplinary subjects including: poetry / fiction / drama / film / music / politics / economy / social studies, etc.

General issues published in the spring alternate with special issues in the autumn.

Etudes Irlandaises is aimed at scholars, postgraduate students, institutions specializing in Irish studies as well as people who have an informed interest in the subject. Each number has a comprehensive section devoted to recently published material on Ireland.

[UPDATE] Cooper at Sea, 19th James Fenimore Cooper Conference, Oneonta, NY, July 8-12, 2012, due March 31, 2013

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Monday, March 4, 2013 - 4:10pm
19th International James Fenimore Cooper Conference/Seminar

For the 2013 conference we are seeking papers that consider Cooper's contribution to maritime literature, naval history, and his influence on subsequent authors of sea adventure and sea travel. Our keynote discussion will be lead by Nathaniel Philbrick, author of Why Read Moby-Dick, In the Heart of the Sea, and Sea of Glory.

Paper and presentation topics may include but are not limited to:
Cooper's naval career
Cooper's History of the Navy
Cooper's seascapes and landscapes
Cooper's smugglers and buccaneers
The American Revolution at Sea
Cooper's influences on Dana, Melville, Conrad
The sea novel before Cooper

2013 SFSU Humanities Symposium Conference

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Monday, March 4, 2013 - 1:46pm
San Franciscso State University Humanities Department

CONFERENCE DATE: Saturday April 13th, 2013
Proposal Deadline: Friday March 29th, 2013

The San Francisco State University Humanities Department is currently soliciting paper proposals for the 2013 Humanities Symposium to be held on Saturday April 13, 2013. Presentations should be 15-20 minutes long. We are also open to topic-centered panel proposals of 3 presenters per panel. The Humanities Symposium is interdisciplinary in scope and open to all students in all humanities-related fields.

JOURNAL PUBLICATION: All papers accepted for the Humanities Symposium will also be eligible for consideration for publication in the Humanities Department 2013 Issue of the SFSU Humanities Symposium Journal.

[UPDATE] Colloquium - Sexual Futures: Versions of the Sexual Past, Visions of the Sexual Future - 5-6 September 2013

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Monday, March 4, 2013 - 1:18pm
University of Exeter

Colloquium

Sexual Futures: Versions of the Sexual Past, Visions of the Sexual Future

University of Exeter, UK

5-6 September 2013

The future offers a critical space to negotiate sexual possibilities. It can serve as a doomsday warning, provide utopian fantasies or aspirational goals for real reform. Such visions of the sexual future are often achieved through an imaginative reworking of motifs and elements from the past. This colloquium investigates how and why sexual knowledge, articulated in science, literature, art, politics, law and religion, turns to the past to envision the future.

CFP: 2013 VISAWUS Panel Proposal for Conference on Victorian Modernities (3/12/13; 11/14-16 2013)

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Monday, March 4, 2013 - 11:26am
Victorian Interdisciplinary Society of the Western United States

Among the scientific discoveries and emerging new disciplines that contributed to a palpable sense of Victorian modernity, some of the most intriguing involved new understandings of the physical basis of mind as discoveries were made about the structure and operation of the nervous system and the brain. This proposed panel seeks papers that investigate how the emergence of new understandings and interpretations of the mind/body relationship manifested in Victorian fiction. Those interested should email Genie Babb (gbabb001@plattsburgh.edu) and Judy DeTar (jsdetar@sbcglobal.net) by March 12.

[UPDATE] Explorations of Childhood in Nineteenth Century Working Class Life Writing (PAMLA Conference, San Diego, CA, Nov 1-3, 2

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Monday, March 4, 2013 - 10:01am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

This panel is designed to examine ideas of childhood based on the life writing of working class people. How is child labor/schooling discussed in life writing from working class individuals? How are ideas of childhood vs. adulthood altered through the necessities of class and work? Questions such as these can highlight how ideas of childhood are frequently tied to middle class identity and development, especially during the nineteenth century.

Abstracts and CV via PAMLA's online proposal system by 3/31/2013: http://www.pamla.org

Questions should be directed to Sarah MacDonald (smacond8@kent.edu)

CFP: Unsettling Wonder 1.2, Wise Fools (Deadline: 20 April 2013)

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Monday, March 4, 2013 - 9:50am
Unsettling Wonder

Unsettling Wonder is a new literary journal that publishes both creative and academic work on fairy tales, folklore, and mythology. We welcome original writing that deals honestly with such topics as worthwhile in and of themselves: new stories, retellings, and imaginative appropriations. We are both an online and a print publication.

We invite submissions for Volume 1, Issue 2: Wise Fools.
Please send your poetry, prose, flash fiction, and academic abstracts to submissions(at)unsettlingwonder(dot)com by 20 April 2013. For more information and to view our submission guidelines, please visit our website

Futures of Cognitive Approaches to Literature – Nov. 1-3 2013 - PAMLA special session

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Monday, March 4, 2013 - 8:29am
Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association (PAMLA)

This special session seeks submissions that employ and/or consider cognitive approaches to literature. In the past several years, literature has proved instrumental in furthering cognitive studies, and this session looks for papers that demonstrate reciprocity in the field of literary studies. Some questions papers might consider are: How do cognitive approaches to literature further literary studies? How is our understanding of literature enhanced by applying cognitive science? Are there limits to the application of cognitive science to literature? What is the future of cognitive approaches to literature?

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