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UPDATE: LURE Journal Deadline Extended to 2/1

Monday, January 14, 2013 - 12:47pm
Literary Undergraduate Research in English

LURe: Literary Undergraduate Research (A New Journal of Undergraduate Scholarship)
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LURe: Literary Undergraduate Research is a new peer-reviewed journal dedicated to publishing original critical works by undergraduate English students in a professional medium, something for which almost no precedent now exists. The journal hopes to promote undergraduate research into and scholarship on the English language and Anglophone literatures as well as literary theory, cultural studies, and film.

[UPDATE] The Male Body in Medicine and Literature

Monday, January 14, 2013 - 9:49am
Essay Collection ed. by Greta Depledge and Andrew Mangham

[UPDATE] Call for Papers: The Male Body in Medicine and Literature (ed. by Greta Depledge and Andrew Mangham)

Abstracts by 1 June 2013.

"Victorian Commonwealths," Panel for Woolf and the Common(wealth) Reader: The 23rd Annual Conference on Virginia Woolf

Sunday, January 13, 2013 - 10:40pm
Kathryn Holland

Victorian Panel for Woolf and the Common(Wealth) Reader: The Twenty-Third Annual Conference on Virginia Woolf

This panel aims to contribute to ongoing critical discourses on the points of contact between Victorian and modernist literary cultures. Papers will explore the varied connections between nineteenth-century literary/artistic networks and those created by Woolf and her contemporaries. Organized around the theme of 'Victorian Commonwealths,' possible topics include:

[UPDATE]: Monstrous Spaces in Literature and Pedagogy -- March 9, 2013 (deadline extended)

Sunday, January 13, 2013 - 6:12pm
St. John's University Graduate English Conference

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Stephen Sicari

We welcome papers concentrating on 'spaces' that could be considered 'monstrous' or are in some way capable of creating 'monstrosity.' Spaces may be real or imagined, literal or metaphorical, psychological or material. Literal places may include sites of trauma, genocide, or biological experimentation; dystopias; colonized regions; mythical lands; etc. Psychological spaces may include memory, neurosis, philosophy, etc. Monstrosity may be perceived as depravity; social or sexual taboos; hegemonic power in the form of racism, classism, sexism; etc. Papers may challenge, call to light, or reinforce perceptions of monstrosity.

"European Cooperation/Cooptation: Ideas of Collaboration and Coordination"

Sunday, January 13, 2013 - 3:54pm
Center for European Studies, Dalhousie University

For the third annual colloquium in European Studies (26-27 April 2013, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada), we invite proposals for papers of 20 minutes that deal with any aspect of cooperation in Europe. Papers are welcome from all disciplines and historical periods, from antiquity to the present. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

*Second Call*, The Return of the Text Conference, Sept. 26-28, 2013; 20-minute Paper Proposals Due March 1, 2013

Sunday, January 13, 2013 - 1:00pm
Le Moyne College Religion and Literature Forum

The Return of the Text: A Conference on the Cultural Value of Close Reading, Sept. 26-28, 2013
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Le Moyne College Religion and Literature Forum
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Keynote Speakers: Branka Arsic, English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University Mitchell Breitwieser, English, U.C. Berkeley Charles Mathewes, Religion, University of Virginia Steven Justice, English, U.C. Berkeley Albrecht Diem, History, Syracuse University ---with a special reading and group discussion of Finnegan's Wake led by John Bishop

[UPDATE] Border/lands: An Interdisciplinary Ecocritical Conference DEADLINE EXTENDED TO FEB. 25TH

Saturday, January 12, 2013 - 9:29pm
University of Idaho, Department of English (Graduate Students)

University of Idaho Graduate Students of English Conference: BORDER/LANDS

The Graduate Students in the Department of English at the University of Idaho invite submissions for an conference focusing on issues relating to borders, boundaries, and the body. While this event is ecocritical in focus, we invite a wide interpretation of the theme. The conference will take place April 13th, 2013 and will feature a roundtable discussion with Dr. Scott Slovic (UI), Dr. Erin James (UI), Dr. Jenn Ladino (UI), Dr. Anna Banks (UI), Dr. Scott Knickerbocker (College of Idaho), and Dr. Tom Hillard (Boise State). The discussion will address the state of contemporary ecocriticism.