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Travel in the Nineteenth Century: Narratives, Histories and Collections (14-15 July 2011, Lincoln, UK) [Reminder]

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Saturday, February 5, 2011 - 9:35am
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University of Lincoln (UK)
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In the nineteenth century, railways made distant locations ever more accessible, the Grand Tour became more and more a pastime of the middle classes and British imperial expansion brought exotic locales and non-Western cultures ever closer to home. New ways of thinking about and communicating experiences of travel and of interactions with other cultures held a significant influence in various areas of nineteenth-century culture. This period saw an enormous expansion in museums and popular exhibition culture, technological innovations such as photography and film, as well as the vast growth of a popular press that served to deliver these experiences, images and objects to an increasingly literate public.

2011 Fredson Bowers Memorial Prize

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Friday, February 4, 2011 - 5:37pm
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Society for Textual Scholarship
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The Fredson Bowers Memorial Prize

The Society for Textual Scholarship is soliciting nominations for the Fredson Bowers Memorial Prize for an outstanding essay in textual studies substantially published for the first time during 2009 or 2010. Essays published in periodicals, critical books, and collections by diverse hands are eligible for the 2011 Bowers Prize. If part of a longer work, the significance of the essay must be independent of that context. The Prize, which includes an honorarium, is presented at the biennial conference in March, this year at Penn State, and carries a cash honorarium of $500.

MLA Special Session on George Meredith's Poetry

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Friday, February 4, 2011 - 4:10pm
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Rebecca Mitchell, University of Texas-Pan American
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Call for Papers: MLA Special Session on George Meredith's Poetry

Seattle, WA (5-8 January 2012)

2012 marks the sesquicentennial of the publication of Meredith's Modern Love and Poems of the English Roadside, with Poems and Ballads. Paper proposals related to any of the poems from Modern Love, or Meredith's verse more broadly, are welcome. Topics may include, but are not limited to: Meredith and Victorian theories of the senses, Meredith's mannerism, class in Meredith's verse, fiction/verse intersections, Meredith and empiricist aesthetics. Please send abstracts of 250-300 words and a brief CV by March 10th to Rebecca Mitchell (rnmitchell@gmail.com).

[UPDATE] Women's Voices in Poetry at the RMMLA Convention October 6-8 2011, March 1 Submission Deadline

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Friday, February 4, 2011 - 1:15pm
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Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association

I'm seeking paper submissions for a panel on "Women's Voices in Poetry," which will take place at the 2011 Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona. To be considered, please send an abstract and a brief biographical statement. Email submissions by March 1st to Kristina Marie Darling, kristinamariedarling@yahoo.com

For more information about the conference, please visit this link:

http://rmmla.wsu.edu/

CFP: Monsters and the Monstrous 9 (September, 2011; Oxford, United Kingdom)

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Friday, February 4, 2011 - 10:08am
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Dr Rob Fisher/Inter-Disciplinary.Net

9th Global Conference
Monsters and the Monstrous

Saturday 10th September – Tuesday 13th September 2011
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Call for Papers
This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary project seeks to investigate and explore the enduring influence and imagery of monsters and the monstrous on human culture throughout history. In particular, the project will have a dual focus with the intention of examining specific 'monsters' as well as assessing the role, function and consequences of persons, actions or events identified as 'monstrous'. The history and contemporary cultural influences of monsters and monstrous metaphors will also be examined.

CFP: Gender and Love (September, 2011; Oxford, United Kingdom)

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Friday, February 4, 2011 - 8:37am
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Dr Rob Fisher/Inter-Disciplinary.Net

1st Global Conference
Gender and Love

Monday 19th September – Wednesday 21st September 2011
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Call for Papers
The study of gender is an interdisciplinary field intertwined with feminism, queer studies, sexuality studies, postcolonial studies, and cultural studies (to name just some relevant fields).

Literature, Faith, and Metamorphosis: Transformative Journeys

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Thursday, February 3, 2011 - 7:40pm
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2011 West Regional Conference on Christianity & Literature, Vanguard University of Southern California
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http://vanguardccl.wordpress.com/
Proposals for scholarly or creative panels, interdisciplinary sessions, round tables, or individual fifteen to twenty-minute presentations on the interface between literary studies and Christianity. Special consideration will be given to papers relating to the conference theme, "transformative journeys."

Defining Form, MLA 2012 (Proposals by 1 March)

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Thursday, February 3, 2011 - 5:58pm
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Colleen Rosenfeld and Jacqueline Wernimont

Defining Form: This round table will ask, what is form?

8-minute papers that offer a definition of form and analysis of an exemplary case study. Submissions welcome from all fields. 1-page proposals. by 1 March 2011; Colleen Rosenfeld (colleen.rosenfeld@pomona.edu) and Jacqueline Wernimont (jacqueline.wernimont@scrippscollege.edu).

[UPDATE] Deadline extended to 2/15/2011 for "Complicities," The Stony Brook Graduate English Conference

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Thursday, February 3, 2011 - 2:38pm
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Stony Brook University

Date: Friday, March 11, 2011
Location: Stony Brook Manhattan Campus, Midtown NYC

Keynote Speaker: Prof. Stanley Aronowitz – CUNY Graduate Center

Event Description:

Home to the longest-running graduate conference in the nation, the English Department at Stony Brook University invites scholars of all disciplines to submit papers to its 2011 Manhattan event.

Converting Cultures, Building the Empire: American Missionaries in the 19th and 20th Centuries (Claremont, CA - Nov. 5-6, 11)

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Thursday, February 3, 2011 - 2:03am
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Pacific Ancient Modern Language Association
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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

[UPDATE] Women Writing the Natural World, deadline 3/15

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Wednesday, February 2, 2011 - 9:52pm
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Nineteenth Century Gender Studies / Summer 2011 Special Issue

This special issue of Nineteenth Century Gender Studies will explore the way in which nineteenth-century women wrote about the natural world. It is designed to cover writings on landscape and on plant and animal life. It aims to emphasize women's participation in scientific discussion of Darwinian ideas, and also in a broader range of scientific and aesthetic engagements with nature.

Refuse and Reuse: The Challenges of Repurposing and Re-imagining in the Ancient World

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Wednesday, February 2, 2011 - 5:04pm
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The Department of Classical Studies at Duke University and the Department of Classics at UNC-Chapel Hill

The Department of Classical Studies at Duke University and the Department of Classics at UNC-Chapel Hill are proud to announce this Call for Papers for the 22nd Annual Duke-UNC Graduate Student Colloquium. This year's colloquium is entitled "Refuse and Reuse: The Challenges of Repurposing and Re-imagining in the Ancient World," to be held April 1-3, 2011. The keynote speaker will be Eric Varner of Emory University, who will be speaking on "Ambivalent Identities: Repurposing Roman Portraits."

[UPDATE] Watermark Journal Submission Deadline 2/11/2011

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Tuesday, February 1, 2011 - 11:13pm
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California State University, Long Beach, Graduate English Department

WATERMARK JOURNAL
CALL FOR PAPERS

Watermark, an annual scholarly journal published by graduate students in the Department of English at California State University, Long Beach, is now seeking papers for our fifth volume to be published in May 2011. Watermark is dedicated to publishing original critical and theoretical papers concerned with literature of all genres and periods, as well as papers representing current issues in the fields of rhetoric and composition. As this journal is intended to provide a forum for emerging voices, only student work will be considered.

RMMLA 19th Century British Literature Session--Scottsdale, Arizona (Proposals 3/1/2011; Conference 10/6-8 2011)

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Tuesday, February 1, 2011 - 4:51pm
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Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
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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 3/1/2009, and the conference dates are October 6-8, 2011.

Please note that accepted presenters will need to be current in their RMMLA dues by 4/1/2011. 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.

For further information, see the conference website:

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