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[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?

LMU Munich Doctoral Fellowship Program in "Globalization and Literature"

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Monday, March 4, 2013 - 8:01am
LMu Munich

The DFG-Research Training Group "Globalization and Literature" at LMU Munich invites applications for 7 Doctoral Fellowships starting in October, 2013, for up to 3 years. Funding amounts to 1,300 Euro per month; additional funding for travel grants etc. will also be available.

Applications (in English or German) are invited from highly-qualified graduate students. Applicants should have a university degree equivalent to Master level in literature, with a G.P.A. above the average. In exceptional cases, admission is possible on the basis of a B.A. (honours).Their research projects should contribute to the thematic focus of the research training group. Projects that include the exploration of earlier historical periods are particularly welcome.

60th Annual Meeting of the Midwest Conference on British Studies, October 11-13, 2013, Chicago

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Sunday, March 3, 2013 - 10:48pm
Midwest Conference on British Studies

The Midwest Conference on British Studies is proud to announce that its 60th Annual Meeting will be hosted by DePaul University in Chicago, October 11-13, 2013.

The keynote speaker will be Professor Robert Bucholz of Loyola University of Chicago, and the plenary address will be given by Professor Jonathan Rose of Drew University. The MWCBS is also pleased to celebrate the career of Professor Walter L. Arnstein at this year's meeting.

[UPDATE] Sporting Bodies

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Sunday, March 3, 2013 - 12:57pm
Leeds Humanities Research Institute, University of Leeds, UK

Athletic competition has been a part of civil society for as long as societies have been civilized. But imperial ideologies of the nation-state as the source of communal identity and the relentless march of globalization have complicated the idea that the athletic body reflects the identity of the individual to whom it appears to belong. Sporting bodies have long since outstripped Greek wrestling philosophers, de Coubertin's Olympic ideal, or Huizinga's theory of play as socialization.

"'Is it safe to travel alone?': British Women Travelers and False Concepts of Vulnerability" MLA 2014, January 9-12, 2014

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Sunday, March 3, 2013 - 12:13pm
Modern Language Association/College English Association

During the 17th, 18th, and early 19th centuries, upper-class British men participated in the Grand Tour, visiting the Continent, exploring their sexuality, and learning about the world in ways that their churches, homes, and universities could not offer them. Women during this time period, however, were not generally offered such educational accommodations. Portrayed in literature and history as vulnerable to worldly dangers, women were believed to be better off at home, in the private sphere. By the mid-Victorian period, however, women were traveling – and writing about their travels – and their (in)vulnerability.

Human Rights International Conference (Nov. 21-23, 2013); Abstracts Due: Mar.31, 2013

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Saturday, March 2, 2013 - 6:34pm
Central Michigan University

Call For Papers: Human Rights, Literature, the Arts, and Social Sciences International Conference, Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant
November 21-23, 2013

The persistence of repressive and discriminatory national policies, cultural practices, wars, genocide, religious conflict, ethnic cleansing, terrorism, rape, child-soldiering, sex-trafficking, and other forms of violence threaten the maintenance of human rights. These conditions remind us of the ever pressing need to safeguard our humanity through the preservation of human rights.

[UPDATE] Extended Deadline: Open CFP for Shift: Graduate Journal of Visual and Material Culture

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Saturday, March 2, 2013 - 2:46pm
Shift: Graduate Journal of Visual and Material Culture

Deadline extended to March 15th!

All manuscripts should be sent by email to editors@shiftjournal.org. Submissions must be received the editors of Shift by midnight on 15 March 2013 to be considered for publication in issue 6.

See details at:

http://www.shiftjournal.org/call.html

Shift welcomes academic papers, exhibition and book reviews, as well as discussions concerning other art-related events from current graduate students. Please see Submission and Style Guidelines for appropriate guidelines.

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