The Victorian era embraced the notion that childhood should be set aside as a time of unbridled play and fantasy, separate from the adult world of work. Yet the worlds of childhood and adulthood were constantly blurring within and alongside books for both kinds of audiences: Catherine Robson notes the presence of men in Wonderland, and Claudia Nelson has recently shown that "precocious children" and "childish adults" populate Victorian literature.
CALL FOR PAPERS—EVIDENCE
NAVSA 2013, Pasadena, CA, Oct 23-27
The 13th Annual Craft Critique Culture Conference
"Into the Void"
March 29-30, 2012
University of Iowa
***DEADLINE EXTENDED to February 8, 2013***
See our new website at http://uiowa.orgsync.com/org/ccc/home
But in the midst of the long row there hangs a canvas which differs from the others. . . . on this one plate no name is inscribed, and the linen within the frame is snow-white from corner to corner, a blank page.
— Isak Dinesen, "The Blank Page"
The 2013 South Central MLA Conference is accepting paper proposals for its Autobiography/Biography/Memoir panel. Literary paper proposals on any aspect of biography, autobiography, and memoir are welcome. Please submit a 200-word abstract by 3/21/12 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Picking Through the Trash
English Graduate Students' Association Conference at York University, Toronto
May 10th and 11th, 2013
"Ours is a culture and a time immensely rich in trash as it is in treasures." – Ray Bradbury
"I love trash!" – Oscar the Grouch
From wisewomen, witches and warriors, to madwomen and monsters, confined females have been represented through a variety of rhetorical strategies that mask the complexities of their characters. This panel seeks papers that look beyond the rhetoric to the nuances of imprisoned women in fiction and non-fiction, such as "The Yellow Wallpaper" and Anne Frank's diary, to Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl and prisoners' memoirs. Women's prison literature is the focus of the panel, and papers by women prisoners and their teachers will be welcomed enthusiastically, but papers on male prisoners are also invited.
Dr Alison Smith (Tate Britain)
Professor Isobel Armstrong (Birkbeck)
Context and aims
In the wake of recent major exhibitions and publications such as Tate Britain's Pre-Raphaelites: Victorian Avant-Garde and The Cambridge Companion to Pre-Raphaelitism, this two-day conference will present new and innovative approaches to the study of Pre-Raphaelitism by bringing together established academics, museum curators and research students. This conference also seeks to examine Pre-Raphaelitism as a bridge between Romanticism and Aestheticism, and to engage with current critical work regarding its relationship to Modernism in literature.
Marvelous Bodies: Corporeality in Literature
Eleventh Annual Academic Conference
The Department of English
Saint Louis University, Madrid Campus, Spain
24-25 May, 2013
Submission Deadline 15 March, 2013
Keynote Speaker: Michael Davidson, Vice Chair of the Department of
Literature, University of California, San Diego
"Worlds Between: Exploring the Borders, Boundaries, and Gaps that Divide and Bind"
Saturday, April 27, 2013
California State University, Northridge
"Between two worlds life hovers like a star, twixt night and morn, upon the horizon's verge." – Lord Byron
This conference is interested in exploring the concept of the spaces between – genres, cultures, times, people, movements, nations – the possibilities are endless. How do these spaces confine? How do they enable? What moves between? What exists within?
2013 UTSA English Graduate Symposium Celebrating Women's History Month: "Technologies and Locales of Knowledge: An Interdisciplinary Symposium Exploring Discourse, Meaning, and Power"
Sponsored by the Department of English at the University of Texas at San Antonio, the Women's Studies Institute/Consortium for Social Transformation, the Inclusion and Community Engagement Center, Dr. Sonja Lanehart, and Dr. Joycelyn Moody
March 30, 2013 at The University of Texas San Antonio in San Antonio, TX
Keynote Speaker: Julia Serano, Transgendered writer, musician and spoken word artist and activist, author of Whipping Girl: A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity