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Writing Life -- Postgraduate Symposium, Malta, 22-23 March 2013

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Monday, December 10, 2012 - 4:44am
University of Malta

Writing Life
Postgraduate Symposium
22–23 March 2013
University of Malta

http://www.facebook.com/events/292097414242784/

Keynote speakers:
Dr Stefan Herbrechter (Coventry University)
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'Life itself is a quotation.'
– Borges

'We, not Hamnet who died young, nor Susanna and Judith, who survived their father, are Shakespeare's true children.'
– C. Kegan Paul

'But now all my life grows to be story and there is nothing of my own left to me.'
– Susan Barton in Coetzee's Foe

Companion to American Gothic (Jan 31 2013)

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Sunday, December 9, 2012 - 4:15pm
Dr John Sears & Dr Jason Haslam

Call for contributors

We are currently commissioning contributions to a proposed Companion to American Gothic, to be published in 2015 by a major UK academic publisher as part of a new series of Gothic companions.

Proposals for chapters of 5500-6500 words (including notes) are invited. Early career researchers are encouraged to submit, but we welcome proposals from all American Gothic scholars.

Chapters are required that offer critically erudite, authoritative, and cogently written surveys and analyses, focused on appropriate examples, addressing the following topics:

European Ghosts, American Witches: Early American Gothic Realism / Romance

Slavery and the Gothic

Romantic Gothic: The American Tradition

Post-Graduate Conference on English Literature and Translation Studies 9-10 May 2013

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Saturday, December 8, 2012 - 6:12am
Department of Translation and Interpreting Studies and Deptartment of English Language and Literature at Cankaya University in Ankara, Turkey

English Literature and Translation Studies:
An interdisciplinary/international postgraduate conference
9-10 May 2013
Cankaya University, Ankara
Translation and Interpreting Studies and English Language and Literature Departments at Cankaya University in Ankara warmly invite our colleagues/students to send proposals for a 20-minute paper on English Literature and Translation Studies. This conference welcomes papers centering upon English Language, Translation and Interpreting Studies, Literary Translation, English Literature and Culture, American Literature and Culture, Comparative Literature and Literary and Cultural Theories.

3rd Global Conference: The Value of Work (September 2013: Oxford, United Kingdom)

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Friday, December 7, 2012 - 9:49am
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

3rd Global Conference
The Value of Work

Sunday 1st September – Tuesday 3rd September 2013
Mansfield College, Oxford

Call for Presentations
This conference aims to bring together people from a wide range of disciplines to focus on a fundamental aspect of human life: work.

Work has pervasive influence on human life. Where we live, how we live, how we learn and how we see the world is strongly shaped by the work we do. Since the industrial revolution some of the expected benefits of the implementation of technology, and contemporary management have not been realised.

Ad mea tempora: Ovid in Ovidian Times (Graduate Colloquium) - March 9, 2013 - Abstracts due January 1, 2013

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Thursday, December 6, 2012 - 11:16pm
Warburg Institute

It is by now a critical commonplace to observe that the last 30 years have seen a dramatic reversal in Ovid's critical fortunes. From a maligned harbinger of Silver Latin, Ovid has moved to the centre of Latin literary criticism and classical reception studies. This critical reappraisal can, of course, be understood as a reversion to a periodic historical norm, with Ovid returning to the high esteem in which he was held for much of the Middle Ages and Renaissance. At the same time, the recent Ovidian revival seems to follow, almost inevitably, from contemporary cultural conditions: Ovid's irony and wit, the kaleidoscopically intertextual texture of his poetry.

Update: BWWC CFP deadline 12/15/12; conference 4/4-4/6 2013 in Albuquerque, NM

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Thursday, December 6, 2012 - 5:32pm
Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century British Women Writers Association

Conference keynotes: Devoney Looser, U of Missouri; Pamela Gilbert, U of Florida,

Plenary Panelists: Diane Long Hoeveler, Marquette; Kathy Psomiades, Duke; Linda Troost, Washington and Jefferson College

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

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Thursday, December 6, 2012 - 3:25pm
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.

[Extension] Invention vs. Mimesis -- Inaugural Issue of the Rat's Mouth Review Graduate Journal

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Thursday, December 6, 2012 - 10:12am
The Rat's Mouth Review - Florida Atlantic University

Extension: all submissions now due by January 15th, 2013.

In 1913, Ezra Pound articulated the literary imperative for the modernists' age: "Any work of art which is not a beginning, an invention, a discovery is of little worth," and later urged artists to "Make it New." Conversely, the Hebraic King Solomon wrote, "What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun" (Ecc. 1:9 NIV).

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