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2nd International Conference on Dialect and Literature 10-12 July 2013

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Friday, February 1, 2013 - 11:41am
University of Sheffield, UK

This conference invites papers that explore the representation of dialect in literary texts. We welcome papers from across different periods, different genres and different geographical locations. Questions that might be addressed include, but are not restricted to:

SAMLA 2013: Making Meaning in Print Culture (SHARP affiliate session)

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Thursday, January 31, 2013 - 3:24pm
SAMLA / SHARP

Papers are invited for the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing (SHARP) affiliate session at the 2013 SAMLA Convention. Potential topics include print culture, history of the book, authorship, publishing history, publishers' archives, circulation, and reception. Papers addressing this year's theme, "Cultures, Contexts, Images, Texts: Making Meaning in Print, Digital, and Networked Worlds," are especially welcome. The 85th annual SAMLA Convention will be held 8-10 November 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia, at the Marriott Atlanta Buckhead Hotel & Conference Center.

Digging the Digital 2013: Graduate Research in Digital Humanities - Saturday, April 6, 2013

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Thursday, January 31, 2013 - 12:33pm
University of Alberta Humanities Computing Graduate Student Association

The University of Alberta Humanities Computing Graduate Student Association is pleased to announce a call for abstracts for its annual conference:

"Digging the Digital 2013: Graduate Research in Digital Humanities,"

Date: Saturday, April 6, 2013
Location: Alumni House, University of Alberta, Edmonton AB
Website: http://diggingdigital2013.wordpress.com
Keynote Speakers: TBA.

Steampunk and the City, FEB 15

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Thursday, January 31, 2013 - 9:58am
Brian Croxall and Rachel Bowser

We are soliciting abstracts for essays that consider in one way or another representations of the city in steampunk. The term "city" should be understood widely to signify large and small urban spaces and need not be limited to a particular geography or time period. As texts, essays could consider one or more of the following: literature (including YA lit), film, graphic novels, anime, as well as fandom and performance.

The essay will be part of an edited collection exploring steampunk in its literary, filmic, material and fan culture instantiations. The editors have met with multiple university presses who have expressed enthusiastic interest. Completed essays will be expected in early summer 2013.

Queer Relations: Revising the Victorian Family (proposal deadline: 1 April. 2013)

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Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 10:12pm
Dr Duc Dau, University of Western Australia and Dr Shale Preston, Macquarie University

We invite contributions for an upcoming volume of essays which examine the Victorian family through a queer lens. The Victorian family can be taken to mean the nineteenth-century nuclear or extended family, or the family of texts associated with the Victorian period (e.g. nineteenth-century and neo-Victorian texts). We are looking for exciting interrogations into the discourse of the Victorian family. These interrogations can focus on untraditional familial arrangements, non-normative relationships, polyamorous attachments, queer families in disparate communities/locations (e.g.

[UPDATE] History, Postcolonialism and Tradition 09/12-13/2013 (04/15/2013)

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Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 4:44pm
Kingston University/Postcolonial Studies Association

Second call for papers:

The organisers of the 2013 Postcolonial Studies Association would like to invite proposals for papers on this year's theme: 'History, Postcolonialism and Tradition'. The theme is designed to facilitate the opportunity for interdisciplinary dialogue, particularly (but not exclusively) between the spheres of literature, cultural studies, anthropology, the visual arts, the performative arts, folklore, history, politics, and the social sciences.

Emerging Perspectives graduate conference. May 2-3, 2013.

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Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 9:56am
UCD English Graduate Society

May 2-3, 2013 at University College Dublin in association with the UCD English Graduate Society and Humanities Institute

The UCD English Graduate Society warmly invites MA and PhD students of all levels to submit abstracts of no more than 300 words which engage with the theme 'Emerging Perspectives' for the 2013 EGS Postgraduate Symposium.

Since 2010 the UCD English Graduate Society has provided early stage scholars in universities across Ireland with the opportunity to share their research in a supportive environment. Selections from conferences and seminars have been published annually in the postgraduate journal Emerging Perspectives.

Call for Papers LiNQ Volume 40 2013: Capture

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Wednesday, January 30, 2013 - 1:21am
Literature in North Queensland/ James Cook University

The verb 'capture' implies both acts of preservation and of restraint. In his novel 'The Collector', John Fowles explores this duality, implying that the paradox of art is that "in signalling the importance of freedom, art inaugurates another kind of imprisonment." In 'The Collector' the imprisoned Miranda believes "when you draw something it lives and when you photograph something it dies." Similarly, Jeanette Winterson argues that the act of capturing is not mere reproduction:

Vulnerable Victorians: Identity and "Deviance" (MLA 2014)

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Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - 10:59pm
Brandy Schillace

FOR MLA 2014:
We seek papers that explore boundaries of normative behavior and "moral disability" in Victorian Britain: identity, deviance and the vulnerable personhood of women, homosexuals, the disabled. Abstract due to bls10@case.edu 3/15/2013.

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