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[UPDATE] KJV Remix: The Bible and 19th-Century British Literature (9/30)

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Thursday, August 26, 2010 - 7:47pm
full name / name of organization: 
John Acker, Ohio State U English Department
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The English Department at The Ohio State University will host an international conference in 2011 on the 400th anniversary of the publication of the King James (or Authorized) Version of the Bible. Held in Columbus, Ohio from May 5-7, 2011, the conference will focus on the making of the KJV in the context of Reformation Bible translation and printing as well as on the KJV's long literary and cultural influence from Milton and Bunyan to Faulkner, Woolf, and Toni Morrison. Events will include plenary lectures and discussions, roundtable seminars, an exhibit by the OSU Rare Books and Manuscript Library, and a special reading and Q&A session with Pulitzer-Prize-winning author Edward P.

6th International IDEA Conference: Studies in English (12-15 April 2011)

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Thursday, August 26, 2010 - 4:49am
full name / name of organization: 
The English Laguage and Literature Research Association of Turkey/ Istanbul Kultur University

Studies in English
6th International IDEA Conference
April 13 -15, 2011
Istanbul Kültür University

The Sixth International IDEA Conference will be held at
Istanbul Kültür University, Istanbul Turkey on 13 – 15 April 2011.
The Conference will be jointly hosted by The Department of English Language and Literature of Istanbul Kültür University and The English Language and Literature Research Association of Turkey (IDEA).

The Conference will address topics from the fields of English Studies, Literatures in English, Comparative Literature, Cultural Studies, Linguistics and Translation Studies in English.

PCA/ACA Material Culture CFP

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Wednesday, August 25, 2010 - 7:11pm
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Material Culture Area of PCA/ACA (Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association)
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Material Culture Area

The study of material culture offers an exciting area for interdisciplinary research and conversation, as it brings together those engaged in scholarly inquiry in areas as diverse as history, art history, design, decorative arts, cultural studies, consumer studies, literature, communications, anthropology, and sociology. If your work touches on the study of designed objects and consumer goods, we would love to learn more about it at this year's conference in San Antonio. Academics, practitioners, graduate students, museum professionals, and public historians are welcome.

NEMLA Queer Counterpublics: deadline 9/30/2010

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Wednesday, August 25, 2010 - 5:43pm
full name / name of organization: 
Grace Sikorski
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Call for Papers for a penal on queer counterpublics . . .

42nd Annual Convention
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 7-10, 2011
New Brunswick, New Jersey

The 42nd Annual Convention will feature approximately 350 sessions, as well as dynamic speakers and cultural events. Interested participants may submit abstracts to more than one NeMLA session; however, panelists can only present one paper (panel or seminar). Convention participants may present a paper at a panel and also present at a creative session or participate in a roundtable.
Abstract Deadline: September 30, 2010

Please include with your abstract:

Affect and Periodization: Rethinking the Long 19th Century

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Wednesday, August 25, 2010 - 11:37am
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Justin Rogers-Cooper & Neil Meyer / NEMLA: Northeast Modern Language Association

Brian Massumi writes that affect is "ever on the move from situation to situation." This observation might also describe the use of affect in contemporary scholarship, and raises question around periodization and the stable categories we use in our discipline to demarcate historical boundaries.

Spectacles and Things: Visual and Material Culture and/in Neo-Victorianism - Call for Contributions (deadline 30 December 2010)

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Wednesday, August 25, 2010 - 3:11am
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Dr. Nadine Boehm, Dr. Susanne Gruss, Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg

Neo-Victorian Studies invites essays for a 2011 special issue which aims to investigate a hitherto under-explored aspect of neo-Victorianism: visual and material culture and the complex relationship between the twentieth/twenty-first and nineteenth centuries in neo-Victorian products and productions.

Deadline for submission of completed papers: 30 December 2010

[UPDATE] "From Here to Modernity: New Perspectives on Victorian Sensation Fiction," NeMLA (April 7-10, 2011), Rutgers University

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Tuesday, August 24, 2010 - 2:10pm
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Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA), Hosted by Rutgers U, New Brunswick, NJ

There has been a historic tide of scholarship arguing the merits of classic Victorian Sensation texts such as The Woman in White and Lady Audley's Secret . While scholars from Oliphant to Ruskin have added valuable interpretations to the genre by focusing on its Gothic and Romance origins, contemporary critics such as Cvetkovich and Daly have begun probing the frames that closely link Victorian sensation novels to Modernity. This panel will examine the ways in which Victorian Sensation Fiction interacted with Modernity. How did the genre respond to the plethora of late 19th century Parliamentary activity? In what ways did sensation fiction challenge or reflect evolving ideas about gender and identity?

[UPDATE] FORUM journal CfP: 'Identity' issue. Submission deadline: 1st September 2010

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Monday, August 23, 2010 - 1:47pm
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FORUM: The Postgraduate Journal of Culture and the Arts; University of Edinburgh



Call for Papers, Issue 11 — IDENTITY

'Who are you?' said the Caterpillar.
This was not an encouraging opening for a conversation. Alice replied, rather shyly, 'I—I hardly know, sir, just at present—at least I know who I was when I got up this morning, but I think I must have been changed several times since then.'
       — from Alice in Wonderland


Literature and Transgression: 3rd International "Literature and..." Graduate Student Conference (May 2-3, 2011)

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Saturday, August 21, 2010 - 10:20am
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Istanbul University, Department of American Culture and Literature
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LITERATURE AND TRANSGRESSION

THE THIRD INTERNATIONAL "LITERATURE AND …" GRADUATE STUDENT CONFERENCE
2-3 May, 2011, Istanbul University

"Because the law worketh wrath: for where no law is, there is no transgression."
- Romans 4:15

"Are not laws dangerous which inhibit the passions? Compare the centuries of anarchy with those of the strongest legalism in any country you like and you will see that it is only when the laws are silent that the greatest actions appear."
- Marquis de Sade

Panel CFP: Walter Pater's Poetics **Correction**

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Thursday, August 19, 2010 - 8:20am
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Kate Hext, University of Exeter

Panel CFP: Walter Pater's Poetics
at
Decadent Poetics, a conference at the University of Exeter
1st-2nd July 2011 (& not in 2010 as I previously wrote!)

I am seeking abstracts on Walter Paters Poetics for a panel proposal at Decadent Poetics, next summer. The general conference CFP can be found here: http://www.essenglish.org/cfp/conf1103.html
The confirmed keynote speakers are Stephen Arata (Virginia), Joseph Bristow (UCLA), Regenia Gagnier (Exeter), Catherine Maxwell (Queen Mary, London).

CFP: "Angel of Newness" (Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies)

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Thursday, August 19, 2010 - 1:10am
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Dept. of English, National Taiwan Normal University

_Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies_
Vol. 37 No. 2 (to be published September 2011)
Deadline for Submissions: February 15, 2011

In his "Theses on the Philosophy of History," Walter Benjamin famously reads the Paul Klee painting _Angelus Novus_, not as a "New Angel" in keeping with the original title of this watercolor, but as an "Angel of History." Benjamin describes the angel as flying backwards (and thus looking at the past) toward the future, blown by a huge storm. This storm, Benjamin says, is what we call progress.

Georgia State University's New Voices Conference

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Wednesday, August 18, 2010 - 2:21pm
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"Always Look on the Bright Side of Life" / Georgia State University - English Department

Georgia State New Voices Conference 2010, October 7-9: What makes us laugh? Why is humor such an important cross-cultural phenomenon and universal human trait? What are the genres of humor and comedy? Can postmodernism and critical theory be funny? How can we teach humor? What are the theories of laughter? How do we research and write about humor, comedy, laughter, wit, satire, and jokes across disciplines? How global is humor? What is the place of humor in academia and in popular culture?

Filolog - journal for literary, cultural and language studies

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Wednesday, August 18, 2010 - 11:38am
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Faculty of Philology, Banja Luka

Filolog (Philologist) is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary, social sciences and humanities journal with an international Editorial Board.

We are calling for papers dealing with contemporary literary, cultural, and language theories and/or their applications to particular works. We would also welcome papers dealing with meta-theories and their significance for the human and social sciences.

Papers should be a maximum of 5000 words and use the New Harvard Citation System. Papers must include abstracts and key words in the author's native language. Authors should also provide a short bio (up to 20 lines).

UPDATE - CFP: ecloga (postgraduate journal)

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Wednesday, August 18, 2010 - 11:03am
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University of Strathclyde
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ecloga, a peer-refereed journal run by English Studies postgraduates at the University of Strathclyde, invites papers for the next issue. Established in 2001, ecloga has a growing reputation for publishing outstanding research by postgraduates and academics from Scotland, the UK and abroad.

For the next issue of ecloga we are interested in receiving papers on any topic from the broad field of English studies. Our aim in not providing a title or theme is to encourage a range of papers that reflects current research interests. We would also welcome submissions of creative writing.

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