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Reinventing Sublimity, Reinventing Beauty (special session): ICR 2011; proposals due March 1; conference date November 3-5 2011

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Tuesday, February 8, 2011 - 3:32pm
Matthew Borushko / 2011 International Conference on Romanticism

CFP: "Reinventing Sublimity, Reinventing Beauty" (ICR 2011; proposals due March 1; conference date November 3-5, 2011)

This CFP aims to assemble a special session for submission to the 2011 International Conference on Romanticism, "Reinventing Romanticism," to be held in Montreal on November 3-5, 2011.

http://icr2011.wordpress.com

"Reinventing Sublimity, Reinventing Beauty" seeks to bring together papers that revisit and reimagine the relationship between Romantic literature and the sublime and the beautiful. Broadly conceived, this CFP means to include topics such as the following:

[UPDATE] The Importance of Kitsch, extended deadline March 1, 2011

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Tuesday, February 8, 2011 - 12:08pm
Modern Horizons Journal

For the April 2011 edition of Modern Horizons we invite essays that explore the various intellectual, artistic, emotional, and political manifestations of kitsch in our time.

In our current culture, the word 'kitsch' has come to be associated often with tacky souvenirs and cheap trinkets. However, there is a thicker sense given to the word by various thinkers and authors in the twentieth century, even if it is regularly connected with an idea of culture.

[UPDATE] Second Call for Papers- Rupture Symposium 2011 (abstracts due 1 March 2011)

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Monday, February 7, 2011 - 10:38pm
The Division of English / Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

The Division of English at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, in association with the Centre for Liberal Arts and Social Sciences [CLASS], is organizing a three-day Contemporary Conference from 24 to 26 June, 2011. The Rupture Symposium, as part of this conference, deals specifically with the subject of "rupture" in literature.

CFP: PAMLA Conference, Scripps College, Claremont, CA (November 5-6, 2011; Paper Proposal Deadline 3/25)

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Monday, February 7, 2011 - 9:37pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

The Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference is being held November 5-6, 2011, at Scripps College in Claremont, CA. PAMLA has over a hundred approved sessions on a wide range of literary and language topics. For the list of sessions, guidelines for how to propose a paper, and the online paper proposal form, please go to: http://www.pamla.org/2011/

For any questions about PAMLA, please email PAMLA Executive Director Craig Svonkin: svonkin@netzero.com

No(bodies): Ghost Children in Juvenile Literature (15 March 2011)

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Monday, February 7, 2011 - 2:44pm
ChLA Sponsored Session for MLA 2012 Conference

ChLA Sponsored Session for MLA 2012 Conference

No(bodies): Ghost Children in Juvenile Literature

This panel seeks to explore the figure of the ghost child in children's and young adult literature. Trapped in a permanent state of childhood/adolescence, the ghost child, through its lack of body, does not physically mature, thereby experiencing a stasis that is both tragic and frightening; however, in many texts the ghost child undergoes some type of transformation that allows it to "grow up" in perhaps alternative ways. Papers might consider, but are not limited to, what the ghost child suggests about the following:

Literature, Faith, and Metamorphosis: Transformative Journeys

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Sunday, February 6, 2011 - 9:23pm
2011 West Regional Conference on Christianity & Literature, Vanguard University of Southern California

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."

Call for Applications for the Position of Editorial Assistant(s) to JVC Online

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Sunday, February 6, 2011 - 10:14am
Lisa Hager

Journal of Victorian Culture
Editorial Assistant(s) and Postgraduate Publication Opportunities

The Editorial Board of the Journal of Victorian Culture (JVC) is pleased to invite applications from doctoral or recent postdoctoral researchers in the field of Victorian Studies for the position of Editorial Assistant(s) to the JVC Online.

The Editorial Assistants will play a significant role in editing and developing content for the newly-launched JVC Online, which provides a stimulating forum for news, reviews, and short articles complementing our highly-regarded journal issues.

Old Books and New Tools (MLA 2012; abstract deadline 3/5)

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Saturday, February 5, 2011 - 10:27pm
Sarah Werner

This proposed roundtable special session aims to generate a discussion about what we gain from thinking about old books and new tools together. How might the digital help us explore the materiality of books? What might the currency of the digital offer for understanding the past of books? How might new tools reshape how we think about old books? How might old books alter how we conceive of new tools?

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
University of Lincoln (UK)

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.

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