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Hamilton Prize

Saturday, May 11, 2013 - 2:15am
Victorian Studies Association of Western Canada

Hamilton Prize
Victorian Review invites applications for the annual Hamilton Prize for the best graduate student paper submitted to the journal in a given year. The annual award honours the effort and achievements of Susan Hamilton, editor of Victorian Review from 2000 to 2006.

Papers should be 20-25 pages in length and should not have been previously published. The winner will receive an award of $250 CAN and publication of the essay in Victorian Review. The deadline for submissions for the annual competition is June 30 of a given year.

The winning essay will be selected according to three criteria:
1.contribution to Victorian studies;
2.quality and originality; and and clarity.

[UPDATE]"Past Tense, Future Tensions" SCLA Conference Oct. 18-19, 2013 (abstract deadline extended)

Friday, May 10, 2013 - 11:30am
Society for Comparative Literature and the Arts

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Abstracts due 6/1/13.

The tenuous relationship between the past, present, and future complicates the practice of creating as well as translating time in imaginary works. Grammatically, tense marks more than temporality; it also highlights degrees of being that remain unreachable or forever distant. At the 2013 SCLA conference we will examine what it means to stage the past and direct the future in our literary and artistic texts. Whether anachronistic, politicized, or asynchronous, tense marks the uneasy space where recollection and projection meet.

Werewolves, Wolves and the Gothic

Thursday, May 9, 2013 - 5:11am
University of Sheffield

Werewolves, Wolves and the Gothic

Edited by Robert McKay & John Miller (University of Sheffield, UK)

The window blind blew back with the wind that rushed in, and in the aperture of the broken panes there was the head of a great, gaunt gray wolf (Bram Stoker, Dracula)

Writing Ireland: Identity, Memory, and Place

Monday, May 6, 2013 - 11:52pm
SAMLA (South Atlantic Modern Language Association)

"Writing Ireland: Identity, Memory, and Place"

In keeping with the special focus of SAMLA 85, we welcome papers that focus on the ways Irish identity, space, and memory are shaped through conventionally understood literary genres (poetry, fiction, drama, memoir) as well as work from related fields, including but not limited to art, critical theory, folklore, and film studies. This panel seeks to address recent trends in scholarship and the ways Irish identity (systemic or individual) and space are constructed and defined. By June 1, 2013, please send abstracts of no more than 300 words to Sarah Dyne, Georgia State University, at

'Bibliography in the Digital Age' conference: Sydney, Australia, 20–22 November 2013 [CFP deadline 26 July]

Monday, May 6, 2013 - 6:25pm
Bibliographical Society of Australia and New Zealand (BSANZ)

The annual conference of the Bibliographical Society of Australia and New Zealand will be held at the State Library of New South Wales, Sydney, 20–22 November 2013 on the theme of 'Bibliography in the Digital Age'.

The Society invites abstracts for presentations relevant to the theme of the conference, ranging from digital scholarship, digital scholarly editions, digitising and promoting collections online through to antiquarian dealers and the material book in the digital age.

Fairy Tales: articles for Topic: The W&J Review (deadline: 1 September 2013)

Monday, May 6, 2013 - 2:59pm
TOPIC: The Washington & Jefferson College Review

For the next issue of TOPIC, we are soliciting critical essays on fairy tales, either studies of classic tales or modern retellings, transformations, and refashionings (for adults or children, in poetry or prose, for film/television/web or print).
Essays should be well researched and argued, accessible to an educated reader, and written in a clear, engaging style.

Length: 4000-6000 words, including endnotes.
Style: Chicago, 15th edition (MLA or other styles are fine for submission)
Send completed essays as attachments by 1 September 2013; Word files preferred.

For more information, see