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CFP: Bicycles / Bicycling in Literature and Culture, edited collection (proposals 8/1/13, essays 2/1/14)

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Wednesday, March 20, 2013 - 11:51pm
Jeremy Withers and Daniel Shea, Editors of Collection on Bicycles in Literature and Culture

The American author Charles Morley once said: "The bicycle, the bicycle surely, should always be the vehicle of novelists and poets." As Morley's quote suggests, many people have perceived an intimate connection between cycling and literature, and this edited collection aims to further reflect on that relationship between bicycles and art. We are seeking interdisciplinary essays from scholars interested in analyzing the role and significance of the bicycle in the novels, poems, short stories, plays, memoirs, films, television shows, songs (etc.) of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. Essays on texts other than literature and mass media will be considered, so long as they are primarily still engaging in textual or literary analysis.

The Weird: Fugitive Fictions/Hybrid Genres

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Wednesday, March 20, 2013 - 9:17am
Birkbeck & Institute of English Studies / University of London

Friday 8 November 2013
Institute of English Studies, Senate House, University of London

(+ Thursday 7 November: evening event / weird fiction reading: details tbc)

A one day research conference in association with the Centre for Contemporary Literature, Birkbeck, exploring the weird literary tradition and the many facets of weird writing. Keynote speakers: S. T. Joshi & Roger Luckhurst.

CALL FOR PAPERS:

(Re)Presenting the Archive [Update - Registration OPEN]

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Tuesday, March 19, 2013 - 8:32am
University of Sheffield, UK

In a Higher Education context where originality in research is increasingly valorised, what place is there for explicitly re-presentational practices such as scholarly editing and curating?

[UPDATE] Is It All About the Text? Reading, Writing, Teaching, Technologizing, Theorizing

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Monday, March 18, 2013 - 6:39pm
Annual Graduate English Conference at Southern Connecticut State University

Is It All About the Text? Reading, Writing, Teaching, Technologizing, Theorizing

Annual Graduate English Conference at Southern Connecticut State University--Saturday, April 20, 2013

Conference Organizer: Dr. Vara Neverow
neverowv1@southernct.edu

Southern Connecticut State University
New Haven, CT

Saturday, April 20, 2013
9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
English Department
Engleman Hall
(D-Wing)

Is It All About the Text?
Reading, Writing, Teaching, Technologizing, Theorizing

[UPDATE] CFP Deadline Approaching: Neo-Victorian Villainy Symposium

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Monday, March 18, 2013 - 4:55pm
Department of Theatre, Film and Television, University of York, UK

Neo-Victorian Villainy:
Adaptation and Reinvention on Page, Stage and Screen
25th May 2013

Submission deadline: 24th March 2013

This one-day symposium aims to facilitate cross-disciplinary discussion between scholars in Film, Theatre, Television, Neo-Victorian Studies, Literature, Adaptation Studies, and Fan and Popular Culture Studies. At its heart is the research question:

In what ways do modern representations of the villain in popular culture draw on the popular culture and iconic villains of the Victorian period?

Edith Wharton at MLA 2014 (9-12 January)--Deadline Extended!

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Monday, March 18, 2013 - 4:05pm
Edith Wharton Society

Queer Wharton. A panel organized by the Edith Wharton Society at the 2014 MLA (9-12 January). Homosexuality and homosociality in Wharton; queer authors, intertexts, and aesthetics in Wharton's writing; Wharton's relations with gay men, lesbians, and bisexuals; queering Wharton's travel writing and memoirs.
Submit 250-word abstracts and c.v.s to Meredith Goldsmith (mgoldsmith@ursinus.edu) by March 25, 2013.

[UPDATE] "Architecture and Literature: Reading the Room" (1-3 November, San Diego); Proposal Deadline: 15 April

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Monday, March 18, 2013 - 12:38pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Languages Association (PAMLA)

Most literary works take place within the context of some sort of constructed space, e.g. a house, an office, a transit node, a place of worship, a place of performance. The constraints and opportunities of such a setting often contribute to our understanding of characters, actions and ideas. Architecture also provides a rich system of tropes by which readers and writers can define important elements of text either literally or figuratively. This panel seeks papers on literary works from any genre, region or time period that consider the treatment of architecture as background, foreground, structural model or other component of the literary work or works in question.

[UPDATE] Legacy: Mythology and Authenticity in the Humanities, 28 June 2013 [CFP Submission Deadline 16 April 2013]

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Monday, March 18, 2013 - 10:50am
Centre for Adaptations and Centre for Textual Studies at De Montfort University

This conference focuses on the influence of cultural 'legacies' within current humanities research. By highlighting the work of postgraduates and early career researchers, this interdisciplinary conference will examine the various ways in which 'legacies' are created, restructured, perpetuated and even rejected. It will also question whether newer disciplines respond to cultural mythologies by establishing their own 'legacy' as a means of achieving academic authentication.

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