category: victorian

Body of Evidence: A Conference on Crime Fiction, 24-26th February 2012

full name / name of organization: 
Department of English, St.Stephen's College, University of Delhi
contact email: 
crimeconference@gmail.com, gitichandra@yahoo.com

Concept Note:

The classic detective story (more widely, crime fiction), a popular and populist sub genre of the novel proper, is, quite wrongly, considered one of its youngest branches. In point of fact it is one of its earliest and, historically, one of its most resilient partners. If the novel is roughly 250 years old, the detective story is not very much younger, predating by several decades the modern romance and the spy story, never mind the novel for children or the fantasy novel or modern science fiction. And it has remained relatively – compared to these others – unchanged in its skeletal structure, a structure that is transparently evident: a heinous and unexpected crime, an unknown perpetrator, a group of suspects, ambiguous clues, a detective, a thrilling (often mental) pursuit, and the successful unconcealment of the CRIMINAL(s) and the motive.

Reshaping Change: The Language and Literature of Opportunity (ACLA 2012)

full name / name of organization: 
American Comparative Literature Association, Brown University, March 29 - April 1 2012
contact email: 
akudish@gmail.com AND clatham@gc.cuny.edu

Aristotle's Poetics defines complex action in tragedy as a change accompanied by reversal or recognition, or both. Given this definition, is change then not a requirement of literature?

CFP: “The Ethnic and Racial Other in Scottish and Irish Writings” (NeMLA, March 15-18, 2012; Rochester, NY)

full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA
contact email: 
kudsieh@gmail.com

Call for Papers: “The Ethnic and Racial Other in Scottish and Irish Writings”

43rd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 15-18, 2012

Enunciating the End: The Apocalypse, Textual Futures, and What Comes Next

full name / name of organization: 
Concordia English Graduate Colloquium
contact email: 
enunciating.the.end@gmail.com

Apocalyptic prophecies and futurist narratives have always had a special place in culture, from Y2K fervor to the periodically updated Rapture to the upcoming end of the Mayan calendar in December of

11th Global Conference: Environmental Justice and Global Citizenship (July 2012, Oxford: United Kingdom)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
ejgc11@inter-disciplinary.net

11th Global Conference
Environmental Justice and Global Citizenship

Tuesday 3rd July 2012 – Thursday 5th July 2012
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Call for Papers:

5th Global Conference: Diasporas: Exploring Critical Issues (July 2012, Oxford: United Kingdom)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
dias5@inter-disciplinary.net

5th Global Conference
Diasporas: Exploring Critical Issues

Friday 29th June 2012 – Sunday 1st July 2012
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Call for Papers:

8th Global Conference: Creative Engagements: Thinking with Children (July 2012, Oxford: United Kingdom)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
ce8@inter-disciplinary.net

8th Global Conference
Creative Engagements: Thinking with Children

Friday 29th June 2012 – Sunday 1st July 2012
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Call for Papers:

Call for Articles for Frame a journal of Visual and Material Culture 15 Nov 2011

full name / name of organization: 
FRAME: a journal of visual and material culture
contact email: 
editor@framejournal.org

Call for Papers: Deadline 15 November, 2011.

Send all submissions electronically in .doc or .docx format to editor@framejournal.org.

New Voices: Bodies of Influence

full name / name of organization: 
New Voices Graduate Conference, Georgia State University
contact email: 
newvoices11@gmail.com

Call for Papers
New Voices, a Graduate English Conference
Bodies of Influence: The Human Body in the Humanities and Sciences
Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
January 12-14, 2012

2012 Religion, Literature, and the Arts Conference: "Futures and Illusions"

full name / name of organization: 
Religion, Literature and the Arts
contact email: 
UIowaRLA@yahoo.com

8th Annual Religion, Literature, and the Arts Conference at the University of Iowa
Futures and Illusions: Hope and the Longing for Utopia
24-26 August 2012

Confirmed Keynote: Marilynne Robinson

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