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Saints and Sinners: Postmodernism, Feminism and Medievalism in Literature in English [UPDATE]

Friday, February 15, 2013 - 3:49pm
Faculty of English, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland

For LIES 2013, we still welcome papers about topics related but not limited to feminism, sainthood and medievalism in both contemporary and earlier literature in English as the wonderful SARAH SALIH will be our plenary speaker.

The deadline for abstract submissions is 1 March 2013. Please send your proposals and a short bio to dr Katarzyna Bronk ( and More information about LIES 2013 at:

Designing and Teaching Interdisciplinary Courses - RMMLA Conference

Friday, February 15, 2013 - 2:02pm
RMMLA Conference, Vancouver, Washington, October 10-12, 2013

We invite presentations on any aspect of interdisciplinary teaching with focus on strategies for integrating multiple perspectives and approaches into a course while maintaining an overall sense of coherence. While all areas are considered, German-related topics are especially welcome.

Please send a short abstract (100-300 words) by March 1 to

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

The Long Twentieth Century (1885-2008): Literature, Politics, Aesthetics

Friday, February 15, 2013 - 12:40pm
Goldsmiths, University of London

The Long Twentieth Century(1885-2008):Literature,Politics, Aesthetics
A one day conference

Department of English and Comparative Literature

Goldsmiths, University of London

September 18th 2013

'I see the political potential of art in art itself, in the aesthetic form as such'
-- Raymond Williams
'Literature does politics by simply being literature'
--Jacques Rancière

Keynote Speakers
Professor Paul Hamilton, Queen Mary, University of London
Professor Josh Cohen, Goldsmiths, University of London

SUBURBS before the railway & the automobile - deadline 15 March 2013

Friday, February 15, 2013 - 5:56am
Kate Scarth, Institute of Advanced Study, University of Warwick

before the railway & the automobile
A half-day, interdisciplinary workshop
Friday, 3 May, 2013
Institute of Advanced Study, Millburn House, University of Warwick

Keynote Speakers:
Professor Stephen Daniels (Cultural Geography, University of Nottingham)
Dr Elizabeth McKellar (Art History, Open University)

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

Thursday, February 14, 2013 - 5:42pm
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] Coming Home: Stony Brook University's 25th Annual English Department Graduate Conference--Rescheduled Date: March 16

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - 1:47pm
Graduate English Society, Stony Brook University, NY

Due to the weather in the northeast last week, 'Coming Home' has been rescheduled and will now be held on Saturday, March 16. Due to the rescheduling, we have extended the deadline for proposals addressing the question of what it means to come home. What is a home, and what does the idea of being "at home" signify? What are the potential problems or benefits of being removed from home?

RMMLA 19th Century British Literature Session -- Vancouver, WA (Proposals 3/1/2013; Conference 10/10-12/2013)

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - 12:09pm
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association

RMMLA 19th Century British Literature Session--Vancouver, WA.

250-word abstracts dealing with any aspect of English Nineteenth-Century Literature are welcome. Please also include a brief CV or equivalent biographical statement. Graduate students are especially encouraged to submit proposals. The deadline for submission is 3/1/2013, and the conference will be held in Vancouver, WA on October 10-12, 2013.

Please note that accepted presenters will need to be current in their RMMLA dues by 4/1/2013. Abstracts and CVs may be emailed as Word, RTF or PDF attachments to or sent via regular mail to Scott Rogers, 1404 University Circle, Weber State University, Ogden, Utah, 84408.

CFP: 30th Annual Conference of the Sport Literature Association (June 26-29, 2013)

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - 11:23am
The Sport Literature Association



June 26-29, 2013

West Long Branch, New Jersey

Abstract Deadline: April 19, 2013

The 30th Annual Conference of the Sport Literature Association will be held Wednesday, June 26 through Saturday, June 29, 2012, at Monmouth University in West Long Branch, New Jersey. The Program Committee of the Sport Literature Association invites proposals for individual papers and/or complete sessions related to the literature of sport.

Sherlock Collection of Essays 1st June 2013

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - 6:19am
Nadine Farghaly

Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson are one of the best known couples in Literature. Since Arthur Canon Doyle first published his famous detective stories in 1887, with his work covering the years 1880 until 1914 when Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson finally retired to the countryside, these stories have not lost any of their charm. Frequent adaptations in both the book world and the movie world have demonstrated that the famous detective has neither lost his charm nor his appeal. Different adaptations have added different layers to the Sherlock Holmes universe. While Robert Downey Jr.'s Sherlock brought a sexy playfulness to the screen, Benedict Cumberbatch's Sherlock made his social ineptness as well as his disabilities more prominent.