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Beyond Domesticity: Hemans in the Wider World, A Special Issue of _Women's Writing_

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012 - 1:39pm
Nanora Sweet, University of Missori-St Louis & Kate Singer, Mount Holyoke College

Felicia Hemans (1793-1835) was the sole British woman poet to rank alongside male Romantics in publishing and sales before and after her death. She positioned herself as a cosmopolitan writer in major forms on post-Napoleonic topics, later becoming a pioneer in Biedermeier poetics (of privatized, domestic sentiment). This later development has dominated her recovery in contemporary Romanticism, enabling a reconstruction of "domesticity" itself as a discourse. However, domesticity may be as much an artifact of her life and career as a framework for it.

Her Own Worst Enemy: The Eternal Internal Gender Wars of Our Sisters (Submit by March 1st, 2013)

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012 - 1:19pm
Dr. Monique Ferrell & Dr. Julian Williams - New York City College of Technology, City University of New York

The Editors of the new feminist theory book Her Own Worst Enemy: The Eternal Internal Gender Wars of Our Sisters are looking for scholarly, creative non-fiction, fiction, and short stories that offer a unique perspective on women. Our previous CFP asked for essays that explored how women have served as the oppressive hand in the lives of their sisters. In addition to those essays, we are now looking for writing that examines women in the following contexts: female relationships; negative or positive perceptions of women; mothers and daughters; sisters; lesbian politics and relationships; perceptions of the female body; modern day feminism and womanism; female political and personal power; women in music and entertainment.

Fwd: CFP: 11th Global Conference: Monsters and the Monstrous (July 2013; Oxford, United Kingdom)

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012 - 9:31am
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

11th Global Conference
Monsters and the Monstrous

Thursday 18th July – Saturday 20th July 2013
Mansfield College, Oxford

Call for Presentations
This inter and trans-disciplinary project examines all things monstrous; whether real or imagined, ideological or cultural, historic or futuristic. Building on the discussion points of the previous meeting, this year's event will focus upon points of concentration within issues raised at last years events as well as examining certain aspects of the current ubiquity of particular monsters in contemporary popular culture.

Presentations, papers, reports, work-in-progress, workshops and pre-formed panels are invited on issues related to any of the following themes:

Border/lands: An Interdisciplinary Ecocritical Conference

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Monday, November 26, 2012 - 9:02pm
University of Idaho, Department of English (Graduate Students)

The Graduate Students in the Department of English at the University of Idaho invite submissions for an interdisciplinary conference focusing on ecocritical issues relating to boundaries and the body. The conference will take place April 13th, 2013 and will feature a roundtable discussion with Dr. Scott Slovic, Dr. Erin James, and Dr. Anna Banks. The discussion will address the state of contemporary ecocriticism.

Sherlock Holmes, Past and Present, 21 and 22 June 2013

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Monday, November 26, 2012 - 8:09pm
Senate House, London

This conference offers a serious opportunity to bring together academics, enthusiasts, creative practitioners and popular writers in a shared discussion about the cultural legacy of Sherlock Holmes. The Strand Magazine and the Sherlock Holmes stories contribute one of the most enduring paradigms for the production and consumption of popular culture in the twentieth- and the twenty-first centuries. The stories precipitated a burgeoning fan culture including various kinds of participation, wiki and crowd-sourcing, fan-fiction, virtual realities and role-play gaming. All of these had existed before but they were solidified, magnified and united by Sherlockians and Holmesians in entirely new ways and on scales never seen before.

[UPDATE] REMINDER & EXTENSION: Chiasmi 2013, Cultural Materials / Material Culture

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Monday, November 26, 2012 - 2:46pm
Chiasmi 2013: Cultural Materials / Material Culture, Harvard and Brown Universities, Italian Studies

We are pleased to announce the sixth joint Graduate Student Conference for Italian Studies, to be held on Friday, March 8th and Saturday, March 9th, 2013 at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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