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[UPDATE] New Crops, Old Fields - (Re)Imagining Irish Folklore

Monday, May 27, 2013 - 9:49am
Queen's University Belfast

Keynote Speakers :
Prof. Diarmuid Ó Giolláin (University of Notre-Dame)
Prof. Harry White (University College Dublin)
Prof. Luke Gibbons (National University of Ireland, Maynooth)

[UPDATE] Registration open for 'in:flux 1845-1945: A Century in Motion' Postgraduate Conference (27th June 2013)

Monday, May 27, 2013 - 5:35am
University of Birmingham, Centre for the Study of Cultural Modernity

We are pleased to announce that registration for 'in:flux 1845-1945: A Century in Motion' is now open. To register, please fill in the short form on our website:

Registration is free and all are welcome!


Networking and the Keats-Shelley Circle (SAMLA, 8-10 November 2013)

Friday, May 24, 2013 - 5:08pm
Keats-Shelley Association of America (affiliated session at SAMLA)

Abstracts are invited for the Keats-Shelley Association's affiliated session to be held as part of the South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) conference, November 8-10, 2013, in Atlanta, Georgia. Papers might explore various types of networking, broadly defined, associated with the Keats-Shelley circle (including such figures as John Keats, Percy Shelley, Mary Shelley, Lord Byron, Leigh Hunt, and William Hazlitt). Papers might address networks of friendship among the circle's members, networks of publishing, or networks of meaning. Other papers of interest might discuss new meanings gleaned from twenty-first-century digital networks related to the circle's members.


Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 7:00pm
Two-Year College Association - Northeast CONFERENCE


October 3-5, 2013

Hyatt Morristown / Morristown, NJ

Program by Bergen Community College

TYCA-NE of the National Council of Teachers of English is currently seeking presentation proposals for its October 2013 Conference in Morristown, NJ. Presentations should focus on some aspect of the TYCA purpose: "the intellectual and pedagogical growth of English teachers and administrators in the two-year college throughout the northeast region." Our theme for this year's conference is:

R/evolutions: Addressing Pedagogical and Institutional Change in Higher Education

Victorian Saints and Sinners NeMLA Apr. 3-6th, 2014 submission deadline Sept. 30, 2013

Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 1:17pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

The figure of the prostitute is more than an emblem for mid Victorian religious, social, and sanitary reform; she is emblematic of challenges to the domestic narrative of a morally centered middle class that was at the heart of the British Empire's self-identity. The prostitute is representative of increased anxieties about miscegenation, sexuality, suffragist movements, and the visibility of women in roles outside the private sphere.

Short Story at MMLA 2013

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 10:53pm

This session welcomes critical papers on the short story for the annual MMLA convention. Proposals may be related to the conference theme of Art & Artifice, but it is not necessary.

Please send 250-word abstracts by May 31, 2013, to Katy L. Leedy, Marquette University,

The convention will be held November 7-10, 2013, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. For more information, visit the conference website at

Reconsidering Sigourney: Essays on Lydia Sigourney (edited collection)

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 2:32pm
Mary Louise Kete and Elizabeth Petrino

The co-editors seek essays that showcase the breadth and vigor of the new scholarship on Lydia Sigourney. Though Sigourney was one of the most popular, productive and consequential authors of America's nineteenth-century (poet, entrepreneur, educational reformer, and essayist), serious critical attention to her work languished until the latter decades of the twentieth-century when the field of American literature and culture underwent the significant revision and revitalization.

From Science to Sensation: Art and Artifice in Wilkie Collins

Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 8:43am
Midwest Modern Language Association (November 7-10 2013)

From Science to Sensation: Art and Artifice in Wilkie Collins (MMLA November 7-10 2013)

A special session on the relation between science and sensation in the work of Wilkie Collins at the Midwest Modern Language Association 2013 conference that focuses on the theme of Art and Artifice.