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20th Lesbian Lives conference: THE MODERN LESBIAN - at the University of Brighton, 15&16th February 2013

Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 10:55am
Univeristy of Brighton and UCD


20th Annual Lesbian Lives Conference
'The Modern Lesbian'
15-16th February 2013
Hosted by University of Brighton LGBT and Queer Life Research Hub in conjunction with Women's Studies Centre, University College Dublin

The theme for the 20th Annual Lesbian Lives Conference is The Modern Lesbian.

MadLit 2013: Between Surface and Depth

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 - 3:55pm
University of Wisconsin-Madison

The University of Wisconsin-Madison's ninth annual Graduate Conference on Language and Literature (MadLit) will be held February 28–March 1, 2013. This year's conference, "Between Surface and Depth," investigates how humanistic disciplines articulate notions of superficiality and depth in their scholarly practices. Building from the debates surrounding Stephen Best and Sharon Marcus's "Surface Reading: An Introduction" (Representations 108.1 (Fall 2009): 1–21), this conference will explore the implications of using spatial models to conceptualize the location of meaning in language, literature, and discourse.

Feminism; Influence; Inheritance (23rd March 2013)

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 - 2:04pm
School of English and Drama - Queen Mary, University of London

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.

Valley Humanities Review seeking Undergraduate Papers

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 - 1:46pm
Valley Humanities Review

Encourage your best students to send their papers and creative writing to us; the VHR publishes the best undergraduate research in the humanities. We're in our third year, and we have published students from a wide variety of colleges including Elizabethtown College, Princeton, Harvard, Brown, Columbia, York St. John in the UK, and the Baha'i Institute for Higher Education. Our deadline is Dec 15.

7th Annual Graduate Conference: "alt/" (March 16-17, 2013; abstracts due 12/15)

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 - 1:18pm
Northeastern University English Graduate Student Association

"Alt," neither a word nor a prefix in the grammatical sense, has nevertheless been a generative concept in contemporary scholarly interrogations of non-normative ways of engaging with and inhabiting the world. Various fields and disciplines have begun to investigate the meaning, value, and application of alt, inviting critical discourses around questions of alterities, alternations, and alternatives. From considering relations with others to shifting theoretical frameworks to imagining alternate realities, alt complicates periodizations, genres, identities, subjectivities, epistemologies, and discourses.

Irish Journal of Gothic and Horror Studies: Issue 12

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 - 12:53pm
Irish Journal of Gothic and Horror Studies

The Irish Journal of Gothic and Horror Studies (ISSN 2009-0374) is a peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary, electronic publication dedicated to the exploration of Horror and Gothic literature, film, new media and television. The submission deadline for the next issue is 31st January 2013.

CFP Children in Film SWTXPCA/ACA

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 - 10:11pm
Southwest Texas Popular culture/American Culture Assocation

CFP: Children in Film
SWTXPCA/ACA, Albuquerque, NM, Feb 13-16, 2013
Deadline: November 20, 2012.

Proposals are being accepted for the Children in Film Area of the 34rd annual SWTX PCA/ACA conference "Celebrating Popular/American Culture(s) in a Global Context," February 13-16, 2013, in Albuquerque, New Mexico.(

Extended Deadline (11/8/12): Disabilities in Children's Literature

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 - 8:58pm
Children's Literature Association Quarterly

Given the devastation of Hurricane Sandy, the deadline for submission to the special volume of ChLAQ on disability is now November 8, 2012.

Disabilities in Children's Literature:

The Victorian Tactile Imagination, 19-20 July 2013

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 - 1:08pm
Birkbeck, University of London

Keynote speakers:

Professor Gillian Beer (University of Cambridge); Professor William Cohen (University of Maryland); Professor Hilary Fraser (Birkbeck, University of London); Dr Constance Classen (author of The Deepest Sense: A Cultural History of Touch)

"You people who can see attach such an absurd importance to your eyes! I set my touch, my dear, against your eyes, as much the most trustworthy, and much the most intelligent sense of the two".

(Wilkie Collins, Poor Miss Finch, 1872)