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Nineteenth Century French Aesthetics and the Coming of Modernism

Friday, April 26, 2013 - 12:41pm
November 2013 Conference of the Midwest Modern Language Association

We are seeking papers that explore or analyze French cultural aesthetics of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries as they relate to various interpretations of modernism. Preference will be given to papers that focus on the relationship between literature and other forms of art. Papers may be in English or French.

Please send 250 word proposals by May 31 to Richard Eichman at

The conference will be held Nov. 7-10, 2013, in Milwaukee, WI. Additional information can be found on the M/MLA website at

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu--life and works--for the journal Le Fanu Studies

Thursday, April 25, 2013 - 6:35pm
Gothic Press/Gary William Crawford

The journal Le Fanu Studies is calling for papers on Victorian author Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu (1814-1873). Also seeking papers for films, plays, fiction and poetry related to Le Fanu. Also seeking essays about Le Fanu's contemporaries in the ghost story or mystery novel as well as Anglo-Irish authors of Le Fanu's

[UPDATE] PAMLA 2013: Deadline EXTENDED - Autobiography and Fiction in American Women's Writing

Thursday, April 25, 2013 - 5:19pm


Topic: Autobiography and Fiction in American Women's Writing

The SCSSAWW seeks papers for a panel on the intersections between autobiography and fiction in American women's writing. How might autobiographic or semi-autobiographic novels, from Harriet Wilson's Our Nig to Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar, provide a space for various female writers to assert a voice within a dominant white, patriarchal culture? How do the formal conventions of the novel or the autobiography enhance or diminish the possibilities for this kind of agency? For what kinds of audiences?

Call for Submissions: Renascence: Essays on Values in Literature

Monday, April 22, 2013 - 4:35pm
Renascence: Essays on Values in Literature

Renascence is a scholarly journal published by Marquette University. We publish articles that explore how literature is informed by and contributes to our understanding of fundamental questions concerning values – be it moral philosophy, theology, or spirituality. Articles can discuss literature of any literary period, though we do focus on literature of the English language. To submit, please send a 3,000 to 7,500 word article to

Being Non/Human - abstract deadline: Friday 2nd August

Monday, April 22, 2013 - 7:01am
King's College London

This is a call for papers from postgraduate students and early career researchers for a new interdisciplinary discussion group (starting in the upcoming academic year at King's College London) which focuses on the interactions between the human and nonhuman, discussing relevant articles and providing a forum for graduate students and staff to present papers.

[UPDATE] Call for Papers for Collection: Captivity / Writing / Unbound

Sunday, April 21, 2013 - 2:33pm
Pat Cesarini and Becky McLaughlin / University of South Alabama

Proposals for papers are invited for a collection entitled Captivity / Writing / Unbound. We are particularly interested in papers that explore and extend the traditional boundaries of the study of captivity writing—such writing conceived generically, geographically, historically, or in disciplinary terms—and that do so through a triangulation of the three operant terms: Captivity, Writing, Unbound.

[UPDATE] CFP: Assembling Identities Postgraduate Conference

Sunday, April 21, 2013 - 12:35pm
University of Glasgow

The 'Assembling Identities' conference (University of Glasgow, 23rd-24th May) is an international and cross-disciplinary conference focusing on how we understand identity and the process of identity formation.

We are pleased to announce that registration for 'Assembling Identities' is now open. The completed registration form (available on our website) should be returned to by the 5th of May 2013.

Contact and Connection: Travel and Mobility Studies Symposium

Saturday, April 20, 2013 - 2:44am
University of Warwick, Institute of Advanced Study

"Contact and Connection": Travel and Mobility Studies Symposium
Thursday 27th June 2013, University of Warwick

Keynote speakers:
Dr Cathy Waters (University of Kent) and Professor Tim Youngs (Nottingham Trent University)