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Alone Together/Together Alone UCLA Graduate Student Conference in French and Francophone Studies, Oct. 6-7 2011

full name / name of organization: 
UCLA Department of French and Francophone Studies Graduate Students
contact email: 
alonetogetherucla@gmail.com

Alone Together/Together Alone
16th Annual UCLA Graduate Student Conference October 6-7 2011 With Keynote Speaker Tom Conley (Harvard)

Human-Animal Relationships in Literature in the Nineteenth Century, NeMLA (9/30/11, 5/15-8/12)

full name / name of organization: 
Keridiana Chez
contact email: 
kerychez@gmail.com

Human-Animal Relationships in Literature in the Nineteenth Century

This panel explores how literature represents human subjectivity through interspecies relationships, to investigate how we produce ourselves by producing the animal producing us. To examine human-animal relations is to unearth the roots of what we understand today as the human. In the imperial/colonial context of the nineteenth-century, the representation of interspecies relationships (intimate or antagonistic) may establish the human/e as the rightful subject of dominion. At the same time, representations of animals may contest this material-semiotic imperialization. Using the works of authors like Rudyard Kipling, Jack London, Joseph Conrad, H. Rider Haggard, among others, we ask questions like: what are the connections between our concept of human empires—and relatedly, human rights—and evolving attitudes towards non-human animals? How does the century’s “civilized,” “humane” subject embody those rights by the management—social, cultural, legal and otherwise—of his relationships to “lower creation”? Approaches using affect theory and/or cultural, legal, or science studies are particularly welcome.

[UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
Maria K. Bachman / Victorians Institute
contact email: 
mbachman@coastal.edu

Call for Papers: VICTORIANS INSTITUTE CONFERENCE
Charles Dickens: Past, Present, and Future
October 21-22, 2011, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Victorian Literary Cinema, Northeast Modern Language Assoc., March 15-18, Rochester, NY

full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
contact email: 
blavin@optonline.net

When William Makepeace Thackeray included pictorial initials and drawings in his 1847 novel Vanity Fair, the author could hardly have anticipated the text’s adaptive afterlife in contempora

[FINAL CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS] Textus: Gothic Frontiers. Abstracts by 1 June, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Francesca Saggini and Glennis Byron
contact email: 
fsaggini@unitus.it and glennis.byron@stir.ac.uk

Textus: English Studies in Italy No. 3 – 2012: Gothic Frontiers
Editors: Francesca Saggini (Università della Tuscia) and Glennis Byron (University of Stirling)

[UPDATE] Unexpected Agents: Considering agency beyond the boundaries of the human (1800 — the Present)

full name / name of organization: 
University of Birmingham (English Department)
contact email: 
unexpectedagents@gmail.com

Online Registration is now open for:

'Unexpected Agents: Considering agency beyond the boundaries of the human (1800 — the Present)'

Materialist Readings of Children’s Literature and Culture: Classic and Contemporary Essays [9/18/2011]

full name / name of organization: 
Angela Hubler/Kansas State University
contact email: 
ahubler@ksu.edu

Materialist Readings of Children’s Literature and Culture:
Classic and Contemporary Essays

[UPDATE] Extended Deadline: Edited Volume on Women Writers and Psychoanalysis (June 15th Deadline)

full name / name of organization: 
Cambridge Scholars Press
contact email: 
kristinamariedarling@yahoo.com

I'm seeking article submissions for a volume of critical essays, which will be published by Cambridge Scholars Press.

Journal of Empire Studies

full name / name of organization: 
Journal of Empire Studies
contact email: 
empirestudies@gmail.com

The Journal of Empire Studies

Deadline for Fall 2011 submissions: July 10, 2011
Deadline for Winter 2012 submissions: October 15, 2011

[REMINDER] Innovations in Creative and Critical Writing: First Fictions (Applications by 30th May 2011)

full name / name of organization: 
Peter Boxall, University of Sussex
contact email: 
p.boxall@sussex.ac.uk

FIRST FICTIONS
Festival and Academic Conference
19-22nd January, 2012

We are inviting abstracts for papers for an upcoming conference on innovations in creative and critical writing.

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