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Multiple Childhoods/Multidisciplinary Perspectives: Interrogating Normativity in Childhood Studies

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Thursday, August 12, 2010 - 4:31pm
full name / name of organization: 
Department of Childhood Studies, Rutgers University-Camden

We invite submissions for participation in a conference hosted by the Department of Childhood Studies of Rutgers University in Camden, New Jersey, USA on Multiple Childhoods/ Multidisciplinary Perspectives. As a field, childhood studies has flourished in large part because scholars have recognized the necessity of moving between and beyond traditional academic disciplines and have resisted the idea that there exists one, normative version of childhood common to all.

Walter Pater's Poetics (Decadent Poetics)

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Thursday, August 12, 2010 - 12:09pm
full name / name of organization: 
University of Exeter, UK
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Panel CFP: Walter Pater's Poetics
at
Decadent Poetics, a conference at the University of Exeter (1st-2nd July 2010)

I am seeking abstracts on Walter Pater's Poetics for a proposed panel at the Decadent Poetics conference at the University of Exeter 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).

Victorian Network - Recruiting Submissions Editor

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Wednesday, August 11, 2010 - 12:30pm
full name / name of organization: 
The Victorian Network

The Victorian Network (ISSN 2042-616X), an online journal dedicated to publishing and promoting the best postgraduate work in Victorian Studies, is recruiting a Submissions Editor. We are looking for a dedicated doctoral student in the first or second year of a PhD in Victorian Studies who is interested in gaining experience and developing career-relevant skills in the publishing process.

The Submissions Editor is an executive member of the Editorial Board, involved in all stages of the publishing process and in charge of managing submissions and liaising with authors.

'Romanticism and the Tyrannies of Distance' Conference, University of Sydney, 10-12 February 2011

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Tuesday, August 10, 2010 - 8:04pm
full name / name of organization: 
Romantic Studies Association of Australasia

This is the first of the biennial conferences planned for the newly founded Romantic Studies Association of Australasia (RSAA), to take place at the University of Sydney from Thursday to Saturday, 10-12 February 2011.

Plenary speakers:

James Chandler (Chicago)
Deirdre Coleman (Melbourne)
Nicholas Roe (St Andrews)

Panel discussion with the assembled editors of 'The Oxford Companion To The Romantic Age' (1999):

Iain McCalman (Sydney)
Jon Mee (Warwickshire)
Gillian Russell (ANU)
Clara Tuite (Melbourne)

We invite submissions covering the full range of possible meanings of "distance" in Romantic studies – including (but not limited to)

INTERSECTIONS: Literature, History & Art/ Science & Technology March 24-25, 2011

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Tuesday, August 10, 2010 - 1:52pm
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McCleary Interdisciplinary Symposium, Texas Southern University
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The Department of English at Texas Southern University will host the Thirteenth Annual Interdisciplinary McCleary Symposium, March 24-25, 2011, Houston, Texas.

The general topic for the conference encompasses "Intersections: Literature, History & Art/Science & Technology."

[UPDATE]: Iconoclasm: The Breaking and Making of Images, March 17-19, 2011

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Tuesday, August 10, 2010 - 9:42am
full name / name of organization: 
Rachel Stapleton, Centre for Comparative Literature, University of Toronto

Iconoclasm: The Breaking and Making of Images
University of Toronto, March 17–19, 2011

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS NOW CONFIRMED: Carol Mavor, University of Manchester, and Michael Taussig, Columbia University.

ABSTRACT DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 10, 2010

The Tenth Annual Wenshan International Conference: The City and Literature: A Geography of Culture and Space

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Tuesday, August 10, 2010 - 3:39am
full name / name of organization: 
English Department, National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan
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The reciprocal relationship of literature and the city reveals a complexity of urban life that has given rise to literary imagery and themes that define our understanding of the city. Novelists and poets contrast ideal cities with earthly cities, culture with nature, the mechanical with the organic, and the city with nature. These writers embrace our ambivalence toward the city that captivates but threatens, excites but intimidates, showing us the potential for greatness along with the fear of failure.

Memory and Collective Identity in Comparative Literature and Others

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Monday, August 9, 2010 - 5:06am
full name / name of organization: 
452ºF Journal of Comparative Literature
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On July 31st 2010, we start the CFP for the fourth issue of 452ºF Journal
of Literary Theory and Comparative Literature.This CFP is open and
addressed to anyone that wishes to and that holds at least a BA degree.

The bidding terms, which are exposed below and that regulate the reception
and publication of the different articles are subject to the content of
the Peer review System, the Style-sheet and the Legal Notice. These can be
consulted in the Procedures area of the web page.

Cases and their Publics: Interdisciplinary and Transnational Perspectives on the Case Study Genre 26-28 Sept 2011

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Sunday, August 8, 2010 - 8:21pm
full name / name of organization: 
The University of Melbourne, Melbourne Australia
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The interdisciplinary and transnational character of the case study genre has proved of enduring interest to all Western societies, particularly in relation to questions of the sexed self, sexual subjectivity and sexual pathologies.

This workshop will investigate the case study genre and its relationship to different publics and audiences, from patients to social reformers, from moral crusaders to literary audiences.

We are interested not only in how case studies were used to communicate the findings of individual researchers to other members of their academic disciplines - and beyond that, to broader publics - but also in how in turn case studies were used by a range of publics and audiences to refute and dispute academic knowledge.

CFP: From Here to There and Back Again: Allusion, Adaptation and Appropriation

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Saturday, August 7, 2010 - 8:27pm
full name / name of organization: 
EGO - The English Graduate Organization
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From Here to There and Back Again: Allusion, Adaptation and Appropriation
2010 University of Florida Graduate Conference
October 21-22
Gainesville, FL

Keynote Speaker: Douglas Lanier, University of New Hampshire. Author of Shakespeare and Modern Popular Culture (2002)

From Here to There and Back Again: Allusion, Adaptation and Appropriation (Oct. 21-22 2010)

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Wednesday, August 4, 2010 - 4:52pm
full name / name of organization: 
EGO - The English Graduate Organization of the University of Florida
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2010 University of Florida Graduate Conference

October 21-22

Keynote Speaker: Douglas Lanier, University of New Hampshire. Author of _Shakespeare and Modern Popular Culture_ (2002)

The English Graduate Organization of the University of Florida invites papers from across the discipline(s) concerning textual adaptation or appropriation. Adaptation and appropriation, regarding questions of performance, translation, and occasionally plagiarism, concern both new and old media. The process of becoming or the process of naming a text are formulated on sometimes vague thresholds or border lines when one text becomes another.

Picturing Women's Health 1750-1910

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Wednesday, August 4, 2010 - 6:05am
full name / name of organization: 
University of Warwick



Picturing Women's Health 1750-1910
A One-Day Postgraduate Interdisciplinary Conference

University of Warwick, Saturday 22nd January, 2011

CFP: antiTHESIS Volume 21 – "Futures"

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Wednesday, August 4, 2010 - 1:57am
full name / name of organization: 
School of Culture & Communications, University of Melbourne

It has become increasingly difficult to conceive of our culture as following a dialectical progression from a shared past into a collective future, whether utopian or dystopian. We find ourselves instead at a point at which "The Future," a key concept in all branches of Western thought, creativity and experience, is replaced by myriad "Futures" of immediate relevance and consequence. How is our relationship to the future changing, and how do we actualise these potential futures?

The editors of antiTHESIS are seeking papers exploring the concept of futures to be published in Volume 21 of the journal. Graduate students and researchers from all disciplines within the arts, humanities and social sciences are invited to submit.

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