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Why Allegory Now?

Monday, October 4, 2010 - 4:00pm
University of Manchester

Call for Papers: Why Allegory Now?
A One-Day Interdisciplinary Conference

University of Manchester, Friday April 1st 2011

Confirmed plenary speaker:
Professor Jeremy Tambling, English and American Studies, University of Manchester

The University of Manchester invites scholars and early researchers to submit papers for the conference 'Why Allegory Now?', an interdisciplinary event which will allow a forum of discussion on the disparate ways in which allegory has been used throughout history, and consider how such an elusive yet prominent form can be interpreted today.

Women and Challenge - March 24-25, 2011

Monday, October 4, 2010 - 2:37pm
The University of South Dakota

Women and Challenge will be the focus of The University of South Dakota's Biennial Women's Research Conference, to be held on the USD campus in Vermillion, SD on March 24 and 25, 2011. Organizers seek proposals for individual papers or panels of three or four presenters on the challenges that women have faced, or perhaps continue to face, and on women's responses to such challenges, whether those challenges are specific to their status as women or prompted by other circumstances. Challenges may be physical, aesthetic, environmental, economic, psychological, ethical, or social (to name a few); they may be the result of war, legal inequity, colonization, ethnic/religious conflicts, or other factors.

[UPDATE] Pater's Poetics Panel Proposal

Monday, October 4, 2010 - 4:13am
Dr. Kate Hext, university of Exeter

Panel CFP: Walter Pater's Poetics
Decadent Poetics, a conference at the University of Exeter (1st-2nd July 2011)

**Please note forthcoming deadline!**

I am seeking abstracts on Walter Pater's Poetics for a panel proposal at Decadent Poetics, next summer. The general conference CFP can be found here:
The confirmed keynote speakers are Stephen Arata (Virginia), Joseph Bristow (UCLA), Regenia Gagnier (Exeter), Catherine Maxwell (Queen Mary, London).

Special Issue of Clio "Nationalism, Literature, and National Culture" (Abstracts Due October 31, 2010)

Sunday, October 3, 2010 - 5:47pm
Clio: A Journal of Literature, History, and the Philosophy of History

Call for Papers: Special Issue of Clio: A Journal of Literature, History, and the Philosophy of History "Nationalism, Literature, and National Culture"

For the special issue of Clio on "Nationalism, Literature, and National Culture" we invite papers that explore the relationship between nationalism and the creation of national literary culture. Essay may focus on any nation or time period but should align with Clio's interdisciplinary approach described below.

About Clio:
Clio, an international triennial journal, welcomes submission of scholarly essays on three interrelated topics:

The Black Maritime Atlantic in the Nineteenth Century (10/10/2010 ; 4/7-11/2011)

Sunday, October 3, 2010 - 3:18pm

[UPDATE] deadline extended:
The Black Maritime Atlantic in the Nineteenth Century (10/10/2010 ; 4/7-11/2011)


According to historical census records, over the nineteenth century a growing number of blacks – slaves liberated from slave ships, indentured servants and freed men – joined the ranks of the naval and merchant marine service as sailors, stokers, cabin boys, translators and navigators. This panel calls for papers on maritime literature that represented, for example, "Black Jacks," "Prize Negroes," "Seedy Boys" and "Kru Men," and their experience of and contribution to nineteenth-century Atlantic maritime culture.

Criterion: A Journal of Literary Criticism (2011 issue, Deadline January 21, 2011)

Friday, October 1, 2010 - 5:30pm
Brigham Young University

Criterion: A Journal of Literary Criticism

Call for Papers: Undergraduate and Master's Students
Deadline: 21 January 2011

Criterion: A Journal of Literary Criticism is published by the Department of English at Brigham Young University in collaboration with the Future Scholars Program. It is an annual journal
dedicated to publishing excellent literary analysis and criticism produced by undergraduate and master's students.

The Sincerest Form: Literary Imitation, Adaptation, and Parody

Friday, October 1, 2010 - 3:59pm
University of Notre Dame Department of English

The Sincerest Form: Literary Imitation, Adaptation, and Parody
Notre Dame English Graduate Student Conference
University of Notre Dame
South Bend, Indiana
March 3-4, 2011
Keynote Speaker: Professor Julie Sanders, University of Nottingham

[UPDATE] NVSA 2011--Systems and Archives.

Friday, October 1, 2010 - 2:42pm
Northeast Victorian Studies Association

*NVSA solicits submissions for its annual conference; the topic this year is SYSTEMS AND ARCHIVES.* The conference will take place at the University of Maryland: April 15-17, 2011. The keynote speakers will be: Bernard Lightman, Paul Saint-Amour, and Catherine Robson.


Friday, October 1, 2010 - 11:59am

How did the nineteenth century conceive, construct, and represent the physical world? In what ways did nature as an ideology and/or material reality shape the nineteenth century? How did the nineteenth century understand the relation of human beings to nature?

The 2011 Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies (INCS) Conference invites proposals that investigate any aspect of this topic from multiple interdisciplinary perspectives, including and/or integrating Literature, History, Science, Art History, Environmental Studies, Law, Philosophy, Sociology, Anthropology, Music, Economics, and Theology.

Topics may include (but are not limited to):
• human nature
• animal nature
• plant nature

[UPDATE] General Issue - Essays Due October 30

Friday, October 1, 2010 - 11:47am
Pennsylvania Literary Journal

Due to a thinner-than-expected stack of submissions for our "19th Century British Literature" call for papers, we have decided to expand this issue into a general issue. Papers on British topics will receive preference, and will be placed in a seperate section. If you are working on interesting, well-written essays in any Language or Literature fields, please send us the submission, as soon as possible, hopefully before our October 30th deadline. We have begun the peer-review process, and plan to publish the issue in December 2010. Please send a query to the Editor, Anna Faktorovich (Instructor, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania), if you have questions about your idea.

Shaw Session at 2011 Comparative Drama Conference: Deadline Dec. 10, 2010

Friday, October 1, 2010 - 11:28am
Richard Dietrich / International Shaw Society

Send abstracts for papers by December 10, 2010 on any Shaw-related topic for the 2011 CDC in Los Angeles on March 24-26. Send via attachment a 250 word abstract (with title) & CV to "Tony Stafford" , , or by mail to Dr. Tony Stafford, Department of English, University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX 79912. Information about the conference may be obtained from Kevin Wetmore at or at Or see below:

35th Comparative Drama Conference
Text & Presentation
Call for Papers
Abstract Submission Deadline: 11 December 2010

21st Annual International Virginia Woolf Conference - 'Contradictory Woolf'

Friday, October 1, 2010 - 10:58am
University of Glasgow

Call for Papers

University of Glasgow
Thursday 9th to Sunday 12th June 2011

"BUT, you may say" (A Room of One's Own)

"her own voice saying without prompting undeniable, everlasting, contradictory things" (To the Lighthouse)

Keynote Speakers:
Judith Allen, Suzanne Bellamy, Rosi Braidotti,
Marina Warner, Pat Waugh, Michael Whitworth

- Proposals for papers are invited addressing any aspect of Woolf studies, and treating the contradictory as mode and/or theme.

- Topics may include (but are not limited to):

Fall 2010 Issue of Diesis: Footnotes on Literary Identities [Submission Deadline November 22]

Tuesday, September 28, 2010 - 6:53pm
Diesis: Footnotes on Literary Identities

Fall 2010 Issue of Diesis: Footnotes on Literary Identities.
Article Submission Deadline: November 22nd

Open Call for Articles

The editorial board of Diesis: Footnotes Literary Identities welcomes submissions for our Fall 2010 issue. A diesis (or double dagger) is a typographical symbol that indicates a footnote or point of reference within a written work. Diesis seeks to act as a point of reference in the study of the maturation and diversity of socially and biologically constructed performances of identity through a variety of critical lenses. Essays that explore authorial, literary, and socio-political identities across time, space, and genre are particularly encouraged.