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

Monday, January 10, 2011 - 1:11pm
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, 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

Monday, January 10, 2011 - 11:58am
Julia Skelly / Independent scholar

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)

Monday, January 10, 2011 - 11:50am
Department of English, SUNY College at Oneonta

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

Monday, January 10, 2011 - 9:59am
American Antiquarian Society


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.

"Women and Work" - Special Session, PAMLA - submissions due March 30, 2011

Saturday, January 8, 2011 - 8:13pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

Women and Work in Literature:

How do writers represent the work of being women—where "work" is defined broadly to encompass not only paid labor inside and outside the home, but also the work of performing femininity and domesticity? How do writers address social assumptions about who should be performing work, and for what purpose?

We welcome submissions in U.S. and British literature, though we will consider submission from other traditions.

Cfp: Commitment Conference April 29, 2011 at UC Irvine Deadline extended

Saturday, January 8, 2011 - 5:22pm
Department of Comparative Literature at UC Irvine

The Graduate Students of the Department of Comparative Literature at the University of California, Irvine present an interdisciplinary graduate student conference on April 29th, 2011.
Keynote Speaker: Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o

Literatures and Linguistics Undergraduate Colloquium (LLUC)

Friday, January 7, 2011 - 7:15pm
Gordon College

Literatures and Linguistics Undergraduate Colloquium (LLUC) at Gordon College

March 26, 2011

The Department of English Language and Literature and the Department of Languages and Linguistics at Gordon College invite paper submissions for their second annual Literatures and Linguistics Undergraduate Colloquium (LLUC) on March 26, 2011. Undergraduate students from all colleges and universities are encouraged to submit 8-10 page papers in English dealing with any linguistic or literary topic. Please provide a 100-200 word summary (abstract) of your essay in addition to your completed paper. Presentations should not exceed 20 minutes.

Gordon College is located on Boston's historic North Shore, just 25 miles north of Boston.

The Art of Outrage: Poetics, Politics, Polarization

Friday, January 7, 2011 - 5:38pm
Fordham University’s Graduate English Association

The Art of Outrage: Poetics, Politics, Polarization
Friday, October 14, 2011

"'They're not like us,' and for that reason deserve to be ruled."
Edward Said on the colonizing mindset, Culture and Imperialism (1994)

Literature and Mathematics in Nineteenth-Century Britain and Europe (16-18 May 2011)

Friday, January 7, 2011 - 10:17am
Alice Jenkins

Proposals are invited for 20-minute papers or for panels on any aspect of the relationship between literature and mathematics in Britain and Europe during the long nineteenth century. Proposals and papers should be in English.

Keynote speakers:

Professor Daniel Brown (University of Western Australia).
Professor Marilyn Gaull (The Editorial Institute, Boston University)
Professor Nigel Leask (University of Glasgow)

CFP: The Child, The First World War and the Global South (Sydney, 1-4 Dec 2011)

Friday, January 7, 2011 - 7:15am
University of Technology Sydney

'A Game That Calls Up Love and Hatred Both':
The Child, the First World War, and the Global South

1-4 December 2011

University of Technology Sydney, Australia

Australian Centre for Child and Youth: Culture and Wellbeing (ACCY) & Dromkeen National Centre for Picture Book Art

War ain't no giddy garden feete – it's war:
A game that calls up love an' 'atred both …
~ C. J. Dennis, The Moods of Ginger Mick (1916)

Criterion: A Journal of Literary Criticism (2011 issue, Deadline January 21, 2011) [UPDATE]

Thursday, January 6, 2011 - 2:18pm
Brigham Young University

Criterion: A Journal of Literary Criticism

Call for Papers: Undergraduate and Master's Students
Deadline: 21 January 2011

Criterion: A Journal of Literary Criticism is published by the Department of English at Brigham Young University in collaboration with the Future Scholars Program. It is an annual journal dedicated to publishing excellent literary analysis and criticism produced by undergraduate and master's students.