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ADAPTING HISTORY

updated: 
Wednesday, January 12, 2011 - 11:37am
full name / name of organization: 
Laurence Raw/ Defne Ersin Tutan

"When we attempt to answer the question 'What is history?,' E.H. Carr suggests, in his highly praised assessment of history and historiography, that "our answer, consciously or unconsciously, reflects our position in time, and forms part of our answer to the broader question what view we take of the society in which we live." Carr regards the present age as "the most historically-minded of all ages," as "[m]odern man is to an unprecedented degree self-conscious and therefore conscious of history." In the perspective of Eric Hobsbawm, this increasing self-consciousness coincides with "the rapid historicization of the social sciences themselves.

CFP: 'Cultural Translations' Postgraduate Symposium, Malta, 15-16 April 2011

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Wednesday, January 12, 2011 - 10:08am
full name / name of organization: 
Department of English, University of Malta

The Department of English of the University of Malta,
with the participation and collaboration of the
Centre for Critical and Cultural Theory, Cardiff University
and the
Department of English, University of Zaragoza,
is pleased to announce a call for papers for its 2011 Postgraduate Symposium:

'Cultural Translations'
Malta: 15-16 April 2011

Articles: MARGINALIA/MARGINALITY (Deadline May 31, 2011)

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Wednesday, January 12, 2011 - 8:04am
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Text Matters: A Journal of Literature, Theory & Culture
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Call for Articles, Reviews and Interviews
From
TEXT MATTERS: A JOURNAL OF LITERATURE, THEORY AND CULTURE
Published by the University of Łodź in Poland
editor-in-chief
Dorota Filipczak

No. 2
MARGINALIA/MARGINALITY

[Update] The Crisis of the Confined Body: A Conference in Romance Studies / Abstract Deadline 1/24/10

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Tuesday, January 11, 2011 - 7:06pm
full name / name of organization: 
University of California, Berkeley
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The Crisis of the Confined Body is a graduate student conference that will join five Romance languages (Catalan, French, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish), fostering a comparative approach to studies of the body in confinement, isolation and extraction. The conference will offer critical examinations of the body and its contingent relationship to spatial, temporal, cultural and/or linguistic parameters. A theme that lends itself to multiple fields, The Crisis of the Confined Body will promote interdisciplinary collaborations between the humanities, visual arts, and sciences, engaging points of overlap as well as lines of divergence. We encourage presentations that engage a comparative and/or interdisciplinary approach.

Women Writing the Natural World, deadline 3/15

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Tuesday, January 11, 2011 - 3:23pm
full name / name of organization: 
Nineteenth Century Gender Studies

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

3rd Annual Graduate and Undergraduate Student Conference on Literature, Rhetoric and Composition - April 1-2, Chattanooga TN

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Tuesday, January 11, 2011 - 2:31pm
full name / name of organization: 
Sigma Tau Delta - Xi Alpha chapter and The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

We are welcoming graduate and undergraduate student papers or full panel proposals that address any area of literature (British, American, world, colonial and post-colonial, medieval, modern, contemporary, etc.), rhetoric, composition, or pedagogical studies. Please submit a 250-300 word abstract to xialpha.utc.conference@gmail.com. Submissions must include name, institutional affiliation, student status (graduate or undergraduate), contact information (name, phone number, address, email address), and a list of any audio/visual equipment needed for your presentation. Presentation time should be limited to 20 minutes (usually about ten pages). Abstracts should be received by January 30, 2011.

3rd Annual Graduate and Undergraduate Student Conference on Literature, Rhetoric and Composition - April 1-2, Chattanooga TN

updated: 
Tuesday, January 11, 2011 - 2:30pm
full name / name of organization: 
Sigma Tau Delta - Xi Alpha chapter and The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

We are welcoming graduate and undergraduate student papers or full panel proposals that address any area of literature (British, American, world, colonial and post-colonial, medieval, modern, contemporary, etc.), rhetoric, composition, or pedagogical studies. Please submit a 250-300 word abstract to xialpha.utc.conference@gmail.com. Submissions must include name, institutional affiliation, student status (graduate or undergraduate), contact information (name, phone number, address, email address), and a list of any audio/visual equipment needed for your presentation. Presentation time should be limited to 20 minutes (usually about ten pages). Abstracts should be received by January 30, 2009.

Collections and Collaborations: Indiana U Dept of English Grad Conference, March 24-26, deadline extended to Jan. 31 [UPDATE]

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Monday, January 10, 2011 - 8:40pm
full name / name of organization: 
Indiana University Department of English Graduate Students

Call for Proposals: "Collections and Collaborations"
*Extended Deadline: Jan. 31, 2011

We are issuing a Call for Proposals for scholarly and creative submissions for an International Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference entitled "Collections and Collaborations" to be held at Indiana University – Bloomington from March 24th – 26th, 2011 (hosted by the graduate students of the IU Department of English).

[UPDATE] UpStage: A Journal of Turn-of-the-Century Theatre

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Monday, January 10, 2011 - 1:11pm
full name / name of organization: 
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, USA; St. Mary's University College, U.K.

UPSTAGE, a peer-reviewed online publication dedicated
to research in turn-of-the-century dramatic literature,
theatre, and theatrical culture, seeks submissions for its second issue scheduled for the spring or summer of 2011.

This is a development of the pages published under this name as part of THE OSCHOLARS, and will henceforth be an
independently edited journal in the oscholars group
published at www.oscholars.com, as part of our expanding
coverage of the different cultural manifestations of the
fin de siècle.

Chapter proposals for a volume on excess and visual culture - due March 1st, 2011

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Monday, January 10, 2011 - 11:58am
full name / name of organization: 
Julia Skelly / Independent scholar
contact email: 

Chapter proposals are welcomed for a proposed volume entitled The Uses of Excess in Visual and Material Culture, 1700-2010. The objective of the collection will be to illuminate the many ways that excess as a historically contingent discursive construct has influenced the production and consumption of visual and material culture. Excess has long been perceived as a negative characteristic, and has therefore been used to frame various groups and individuals as morally corrupt or degenerate. Alternatively, excess has been embraced by some in transgressive, even empowering, ways, and as a strategy for self-fashioning. Guiding questions for this project will include: Who has been represented as 'excessive'? How has excess been represented?

Cooper and His Contemporaries: 18th International James Fenimore Conference and Seminar, July 10-15, 2011 (deadline March 31)

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Monday, January 10, 2011 - 11:50am
full name / name of organization: 
Department of English, SUNY College at Oneonta
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We are seeking papers that consider Cooper and his relationships with those figures who inhabited his intellectual and cultural landscape. Paper and presentation topics may include but are not limited to:
Literary and Artistic Collaborations
The Bread and Cheese Club
Painters of the Hudson River School
Cooper's Influence and Influences on Cooper
Literary Rivalries
Competing Representations of the Frontier
Responses to Indian Relocation
The Anti-Rent War
Populism and Democracy

We are happy, of course, to consider any proposals that address Cooper's work and his time.

Papers should be 8-10 pages in length (20 minute presentation). Send proposals via e-mail to:

The Cosmopolitan Lyceum: Globalism & Lecture Culture In Nineteenth-Century America

updated: 
Monday, January 10, 2011 - 9:59am
full name / name of organization: 
American Antiquarian Society

THE COSMOPOLITAN LYCEUM: GLOBALISM & LECTURE CULTURE IN NINETEENTH-CENTURY AMERICA

An Interdisciplinary Conference
American Antiquarian Society, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA, 23-25 September 2011

Confirmed Speakers:
Thomas Augst (New York University)
Peter Gibian (McGill University)
Angela Ray (Northwestern University)
Ronald and Mary Zboray (University Of Pittsburgh)

This event will bring together scholars from a range of disciplines to consider the phenomenon of the nineteenth-century public lecture, in terms of its engagement with global and transnational themes.

NJCEA Spring Conference at Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ, on Saturday, March 26th

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Sunday, January 9, 2011 - 4:36pm
full name / name of organization: 
David McClure/ New Jersey College English Association
contact email: 

Paper deadline extended to January 16th.

The NJCEA is soliciting papers considering a broad range of literary and composition topics for its annual conference. Paper proposals are now being accepted for the following panels (contact session convener listed below).

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