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Sleep(less) Beds

Monday, January 7, 2013 - 5:55am
The Luminary (Postgraduate Journal), Lancaster University

Sleep(less) Beds: Awakening, Journey, Movement, Stasis

Representations and meanings of the bed / bedroom space in history, the arts, society, culture, philosophy

This call for papers asks you to examine the bed / bed space / sleep / sleeplessness across media and the arts; across societies and eras. What are the functions, rules, morals, design, meanings given to 'the bed'?

[UPDATE] Postgraduate Conference on English Literature and Translation Studies 17-18 May 2012

Monday, January 7, 2013 - 3:59am
Department of Translation and Interpreting Studies and Dept. of English Language and Literature at Cankaya University in Ankara, Turkey

Translation Studies and Literatures in English:
An interdisciplinary/international postgraduate conference
13-14 May 2013
Cankaya University Ankara
Translation and Interpreting Studies and English Language and Literature Departments at Cankaya University in Ankara warmly invite our colleagues/students to send 300-word abstracts/proposals for a 20-minute paper on English Literature and Translation Studies. This conference welcomes papers centering upon English Language, Translation and Interpreting Studies, Literary Translation, English Literature and Culture, American Literature and Culture, Comparative Literature and Literary and Cultural Theories.

Call for Articles; Teaching History

Sunday, January 6, 2013 - 8:36pm
Academic Exchange Quarterly

We welcome manuscripts on teaching any historical subject, time period, or region. Here are some questions that may be addressed... other questions as well as proposals from diverse perspectives are encouraged.

Collection of Essays on Dreams in British Literature -- Romantic and Victorian periods (March 1, 2013)

Sunday, January 6, 2013 - 3:42pm
Jaime Jordan

I am inviting proposals to contribute to a collection of essays on the subject of dreams in British literature. I have collected essays covering the Renaissance period as well as one essay on dreams in 19th-century British literature. To round out this collection, I would like to have a few more essays that discuss the Romantic and Victorian periods. Please submit abstracts of 500 words by March 1. If selected for this collection, your full essay (6000-7000 words) will be requested by the end of 2013. Please use Chicago style.

EXTENDED DEADLINE 20th Jan - Feminism; Influence; Inheritance

Sunday, January 6, 2013 - 6:14am
School of English and Drama - Queen Mary, University of London

This one-day symposium hosted by the School of English and Drama at Queen Mary, University of London aims to bring together postgraduates and academics to explore how the issues of feminism, influence and inheritance animate or problematize their work and practice in the field of literary study. Through this conference we aim to begin a discussion about the challenges and anxieties, but also the significant rewards of engaging with our substantial feminist inheritance as scholars working in English Studies today. It will seek to consider how contemporary research relates to the rich, complex and extensive history of feminist research in the discipline and explore how new directions in literary study might be informed by the work of the past.

20th Annual (dis)junctions Humanities and Social Sciences Graduate Conference, April 5-6 2013. DEADLINE Feb. 1

Saturday, January 5, 2013 - 4:58pm
University of California, Riverside

(dis)junctions 2013: Encounters With(in) Texts
20th Annual Humanities and Social Sciences Graduate Conference at the University of California, Riverside April 5-6 2013

This year's (dis)junctions conference at UCR invites papers that contribute to conversations around notions of "encountering," with particular focus given to the operation of texts, understood as representational media objects, within "scenes of encounter."

Encounter: transitive verb
1 a: to meet as an adversary b: to engage in conflict with
2: to come upon face-to-face
3: to come upon or experience especially unexpectedly

Talking Beyond Disciplines: Rising Tides and Sea Changes

Saturday, January 5, 2013 - 3:03pm
University of Rhode Island - Kingston, RI

This interdisciplinary graduate conference invites scholars to turn their attention to transformations, crises, and anxieties crashing at our (real and metaphorical) shores.

Stasis in the Medieval World, 13th-14th April 2013: REGISTRATION OPEN

Friday, January 4, 2013 - 9:21pm
University College London

The Early Medieval Interdisciplinary Conference Series (EMICS) is pleased to present 'Stasis in the Medieval World', to be held at University College London on 13th-14th April 2013. Continuing the discussion begun by the University of York's 'Transition in the Medieval World' conferences in 2012, this conference will seek to establish the extent to which aspects of medieval life and culture remained static during this period.

[UPDATE] Re/Invention 2013: Hysteria - Deadline Extended

Friday, January 4, 2013 - 5:39pm
California State University, Long Beach

Re/Inventions 2013: Hysteria
2nd Annual Graduate Student Conference
California State University, Long Beach
Tentative Date: Thursday, 11 April 2013
Abstracts Due: Friday, 1 February 2013