Subscribe to victorian

victorian

The Fictions of Peace (Abstracts due March 25, 2011 // Session date: November 5-6)

updated: 
Thursday, February 24, 2011 - 6:33pm
full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient and Modern Languages Association
contact email: 

This panel seeks papers on works of cinematic and ancient or modern literary fiction that explore the challenges and possibilities of peace, the achievement of it, the quest for it, the anxieties of adhering to it.

Please submit your abstract online at:

http://www.pamla.org/2011/topics/fictions-peace

History and Hermeneutics in Biblical Translation - 28 May 2011

updated: 
Thursday, February 24, 2011 - 6:00pm
full name / name of organization: 
Birkbeck College, University of London

2011 marks the fourth centenary of the publication of the King James Bible, now widely recognised as the landmark work in the history of English scriptural translation, even if contemporaries were slow to embrace the work. It is an appropriate time, then, for a retrospective glance at the Bible's place in the English language, from its earliest mediaeval incarnations, through the manifold early modern versions to the present-day, when the Bible is still being adapted to the idioms of modern speech, as in Rob Lacey's Street Bible (2002). More than any other work, the Bible has participated bilaterally in the development and enrichment of the language, and of the cultures which that language has underpinned.

CFP Cine-Excess V: Subverting the Senses

updated: 
Thursday, February 24, 2011 - 6:35am
full name / name of organization: 
Cine-Excess - Brunel University

The 5th International Conference and Festival on Global Cult Film Traditions Presents

Cine-Excess V: Subverting the Senses: The Politics and Aesthetics of Excess

Law and Corporeality in Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, February 23, 2011 - 10:35pm
full name / name of organization: 
MLA 2012
contact email: 

accepting paper proposals for a panel at the 127th MLA Annual Convention in Seattle (5–8 January 2012). Note that this proposal is for a guaranteed session sponsored by the Law as Literature Discussion Group.

Law and Corporeality in Literature

This panel considers how the law regulates the body/bodies in literature and other media. Papers considering gender, race, and ethnicity are especially encouraged. 300-word abstract and bio by 5 March 2011; April Miller (april.miller@unco.edu).

CFP: 2nd Annual Gender and Sexuality Symposium

updated: 
Wednesday, February 23, 2011 - 11:32am
full name / name of organization: 
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
contact email: 

We are excited to invite you to join a multi-disciplinary dialogue on gender and sexuality. Although formal research projects and papers are welcome, the symposium is designed to encourage meaningful dialogue amongst the community; thus, we encourage you to submit semester projects and papers that will add to the conversation.

Exploring the Global Caribbean through Literary and Theoretical Texts Conference, 5-7 July 2012, Kingsville, Texas

updated: 
Wednesday, February 23, 2011 - 10:32am
full name / name of organization: 
Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Keynote Speaker:
Gustavo Pérez-Firmat, Columbia University

Call for papers:
Because the Caribbean represents the confluence of peoples and cultures—from Europe, Africa, and the Americas—first through trade routes and colonization and then through the dispersion of its literature and culture in a contemporary diaspora back out to the larger world, it provides a paradigm for studying the processes and effects of globalization. A culturally and linguistically rich region of the world that includes English, French, Spanish, Dutch and native creoles, the Caribbean also provides a fascinating literature that is complicated by its history and location.

[UPDATE] Converting Cultures, Building the Empire: American Missionaries in the 19th and 20th Centuries (Nov. 5-6, 2011)

updated: 
Tuesday, February 22, 2011 - 11:49pm
full name / name of organization: 
Pacific Ancient Modern Language Association
contact email: 

CFP: Missionaries Panel - PAMLA 2011
Scripps College in Claremont, CA (near Los Angeles)

American missionaries spread more than religious ideology as they sought to convert "others" around the world. This panel seeks to explore the ways in which American cultural expansion occurred as a consequence of the American foreign mission movement in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Possible broad paper topics are not limited to:
Architecture
Art
Children
Class
Education
Fashion
Food
Gender
Leisure
Literature
Missionary presses
Music
Race
Topic of your choosing

Disgust and Victorian Culture, Special Session, MLA 2012

updated: 
Tuesday, February 22, 2011 - 9:05pm
full name / name of organization: 
MLA
contact email: 

This panel invites papers that explore the connections between disgust and Victorian culture, particularly the role of disgust in the affective fashioning of normative or transgressive identities. Functioning as a visceral reaction to filth or as moral abhorrence toward the socially unacceptable, disgust routinely functioned to distance the middle-classes from lower-class individuals, practices, and spaces. The Victorian subject is not only constituted through the repression of the low and the disgusting but is also transformed in the very act of encountering the abject.

[UPDATE] CFP: Princeton Comparative Poetics Colloquium: Formal Measures

updated: 
Tuesday, February 22, 2011 - 11:53am
full name / name of organization: 
Kathryn Stergiopoulos (Princeton University)
contact email: 

CALL FOR PAPERS

FORMAL MEASURES

Sixth Annual Graduate Student Comparative Poetics Colloquium

Department of Comparative Literature, Princeton University
Saturday, May 7, 2011

Deadline for Proposal Submissions: March 20, 2011

On Saturday, May 7, 2011, the Department of Comparative Literature at Princeton University will host a colloquium in comparative poetics titled "Formal Measures." Graduate students at any stage in their work are welcome to submit proposals for a twenty-minute paper presentation.

"Subversive Texts/ Radical Readings" graduate student conference May 6-7th, 2011, proposals due March 13th

updated: 
Tuesday, February 22, 2011 - 1:11am
full name / name of organization: 
Hunter College Graduate Student Conference
contact email: 

If every text is a product of an established tradition, written in a preexisting language, how does a text become subversive? Does subversion lie in the speaker's voice and his or her intent? Does it depend directly on that, which it means to undermine? Is subversion created in the interaction between different cultures, and if so, in a globalized society are all texts, by definition, subversive? Is it tied directly to the language that is being used, making literature written in dialect inherently subversive, while rendering texts written "in the language of the oppressor" less likely to undermine the dominant ideology? Or does it take a reading – radical in either its extreme or fundamental perspective – to make a text (any text) subversive?

[UPDATE]: Food Panel @ PAMLA 2011 With Pens And Forks: A Frank Look At American Food Writing

updated: 
Monday, February 21, 2011 - 11:45pm
full name / name of organization: 
Lyndsey Lefebvre
contact email: 

CFP: Food Panel @ PAMLA 2011
With Pens And Forks: A Frank Look At American Food Writing

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association - Scripps College, Claremont, California (about thirty minutes east of Los Angeles, in the lovely town of Claremont, one of the real jewels of Southern California). Nov. 5 & Nov. 6, 2011

Considering the power of current food journalists, Eric Schlosser and Michael Pollan, Americans have been trying to figure out ways to write about the plate for over a century. Considering the power of the food publishing industry, many voices are starting to influence the way that Americans cook, dine, and choose their foods.

Symbolism, Its Origins and Its Consequences

updated: 
Monday, February 21, 2011 - 10:36pm
full name / name of organization: 
Rosina Neginsky/ University of Illinois at Springfield
contact email: 

Between 25-28 April, 2012 ALMSD will be hosting a second International conference, "Symbolism, Its Origins and Its Consequences" with the theme
Light and Shade or Light and Obscurity in Symbolism, its origins and its consequences. The organization would like to invite you to submit a proposal which will address the theme of the conference in art, literature and music. The proposal should be about 300 words and should be sent to symbolismabstracts@uis.edu before May 10, 2011. Please include a short version of your CV. If you have questions, please contact Rosina Neginsky at rnegi1@uis.edu.

UPDATE -- Originations: Dangers and Desires [MLA 2012] -- Proposals due March 10, 2011

updated: 
Monday, February 21, 2011 - 6:54pm
full name / name of organization: 
Modern Languages Association, Jan 5-8, 2012, Seattle, WA

This session welcomes papers concerning representations and intimations of nostalgic utopias, formative memory, and mother tongues, in order to discuss the dangerous necessities inherent in desiring origins. The session welcomes papers from across a wide array of disciplines and media.

250-word proposal and brief CV due March 10, 2011.

Justice, Law, and Literature March-May

updated: 
Monday, February 21, 2011 - 4:26pm
full name / name of organization: 
Changing Lives Through Literature
contact email: 

In 2008 we launched a blog, Changing Lives, Changing Minds: http://cltlblog.wordpress.com.
We feature essays from professors, graduate students, judges, lawyers, and other scholars. Topics range from literature and its impact on people to alternative sentencing and issues in our justice system.
We would like to invite you to submit a 500-800 word piece to be featured on the site. Any topic that deals with literature or writing and the way in which they affect individuals (now or historically) is fair game. You might consider using one or more of the questions below as a jumping off point for an entry or bring ideas of your own to the blog.

Pages