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.
The 15th Annual Conference of the Marxist Reading Group
Keynote addresses by: Fredric Jameson, Kathi Weeks, Michael Denning, and Kevin Floyd
March 21-23, 2013 at the University of Florida
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.
(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
This interdisciplinary graduate conference invites scholars to turn their attention to transformations, crises, and anxieties crashing at our (real and metaphorical) shores.
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.
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
'Navigating Networks: Women, Travel, and Female Communities'
An Interdisciplinary Conference Hosted by the Travel Cultures Seminar Series
University of Oxford
~4 October 2013~
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.
We are currently inviting submissions for a special issue of College Literature on "The Poetics of Surplus," guest-edited by Ranjan Ghosh.