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

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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

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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)

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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 srogers@weber.edu 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)

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

SECOND CALL FOR PAPERS

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

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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.

Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture, Issue 12.4

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Tuesday, February 12, 2013 - 9:35pm
Alan Clinton

Introducing
Reconstruction: Studies in Contemporary Culture
Issue 12.4
Featuring Contributions from Marc Ouellette, Alan Clinton, Rebecca Adelman, Molly Brost, Emily E. Auger , Richard Brock, Vincent Caruso, Angela Eikenberry, Maria Engberg, Thomas Fink, Danuta Fjellestad, John Grzinich, Helena Gurfinkel, Corinne Thiessen Hepher, Tomas Jonsson, Brian Macaskill, Patricia Nickel, Ifeoma Udoye, and Sage Wheeler.

"Efface the Traces!" Modernism and Influence

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Tuesday, February 12, 2013 - 3:14pm
Durham University

Registration is now open for '"Efface the Traces!" Modernism and Influence', a three-day interdisciplinary conference, taking place at Durham University on 9-11 April 2013. With a total of 57 speakers, the event brings together leading academics and postgraduates from around the world to share new work on modernism, with a particular focus upon exploring previously neglected influences on modernism and influences of modernism.

To view the full conference programme please open the attached pdf, or visit our website at: http://effacethetraces.wordpress.com/programme-2/

[UPDATE] Doll Encounters, a panel at (dis)junctions Grad Conference, Apr 5-6. DEADLINE EXTENDED to Feb 22

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Tuesday, February 12, 2013 - 2:15pm
Josh Pearson, University of California Riverside

When we encounter dolls as grown-ups, what is it that we are encountering? What might personal and cultural doll-identifications betray about relationships with the past, with gender and sexuality, with play, with tenderness and with terror? This panel invites submissions which reflect upon the sociocultural meaning of the doll as text, as artifact, or, more traditionally, as an enduring literary and filmic obsession. In psychoanalysis as well as in the popular imagination, dolls have long played the role of uncanny object. This panel is particularly interested in the way in which new technologies, products and markets have uncannily reproduced, intensified and responded to anxieties and hauntings from the past.

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