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Bold Inquiry: New Directions in Comparative Literature

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Monday, June 14, 2010 - 12:26pm
Inquire: A Journal of Comparative Literature

Inquire is a new peer-reviewed international journal of Comparative Literature to be published online by the graduate students of the Program of Comparative Literature at the University of Alberta beginning January 2011. Inquire aims to build upon the successes of Comparative Literature as a multifaceted discipline that emphasizes the study of minor literatures and languages, translation, and literary theory by providing the space for informed discussion and creative research by graduate students. Accordingly, the first issue is titled Bold Inquiry: New Directions in Comparative Literature.

Victorian Women Writers: Constructions of Masculinity, April 7-10, 2011

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Monday, June 14, 2010 - 11:59am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

Few critics have addressed fully the various models of masculinity extant in British Victorian women's writings. How are men 'constructed'? Do these women writers adhere to the same ideals of Victorian manliness as male authors? This panel will focus on Victorian women writers' representations of masculinity in the mid to late nineteenth-century. We welcome abstracts on British authors ranging from Elizabeth Gaskell to Florence Nightingale. Please email 250-500 word abstracts by September 30, 2010.

British Women Poets and Form (3/31-4/3/2011; 10/15/10)

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Monday, June 14, 2010 - 9:44am
Noah Comet / British Women Writers Conference

British Women Writers Conference Panel Proposal:
"Formal Curiosities."

Conference: March 31-April 3, 2011 at The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

Paper proposals are invited for a panel-submission on 18th- and 19th-century British women poets and their experimentations with poetic form. How did women poets negotiate form as self-exploration and (how) was form gendered? Papers may examine a single work, the formal development of a single poet or the evolution of a form in the hands of several poets.

500-word abstracts due October 15, 2010; email to Prof. Noah Comet, comet.2@osu.edu

Please submit proposals in .doc format and attach a c.v.

Bridging the Gaps, Minding the Context: New perspectives for Young Researchers (17-18 March 2011)

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Monday, June 14, 2010 - 7:36am
Universidade de Vigo (Spain)

Bridging the Gaps, Minding the Context is a conference hosted by and designed for PhD and Postgraduate students. It seeks to address a number of issues related to literary studies today, in an attempt to bring together early-career researchers from different disciplines. As the title suggests, this conference proposes to discuss the intersection between literature and culture, and how such connection can successfully reflect deeper changes at other levels: how can borders be crossed in literature? And, how do we cross them when encountering a written text? The fragility and ever-changing nature of meaning and textual veracity will also serve as the starting point from which to explore shifting perceptions of power and authority in the text.

UPDATE: Articles for North Wind: A Journal of George MacDonald Studies

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Friday, June 11, 2010 - 1:46pm
John Pennington, Editor of North Wind

North Wind: A Journal of George MacDonald Studies

North Wind, the journal devoted to the works of George MacDonald, is seeking articles for its 2010 edition. Articles are welcome on all aspects of MacDonald: his fairy tales, fantasies, novels, poetry, and sermons. The journal is also seeking shorter "notes and queries" and "connections" that focus on issues related to MacDonald.

Feeling in Common: Cultivating Sympathy in the Writings of George Eliot, April 7-10, 2011

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Friday, June 11, 2010 - 12:18pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

42nd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

April 7-10, 2011

New Brunswick, NJ

Host Institution: Rutgers University
Seminar Co-Chairs: Meghan Freeman and David Sweeney Coombs

Feeling In Common: Cultivating Sympathy in the Writings of George Eliot

NEICN Scots/Irish Studies conference

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Friday, June 11, 2010 - 12:02pm
The University of Sunderland

Call for Papers

Kilt by kelt shell kithagain with kinagain" : Ireland and Scotland

An international conference held at the University of Sunderland

November 12th to 14th, 2010

Organised by the North East Irish Culture Network

Following the success of the previous seven international Irish Studies conferences, the University of Sunderland, in association with NEICN, is soliciting papers for an interdisciplinary conference, which will run from 12th to 14th November 2010.

[UPDATE] Common Threads: A Crazy Quilt of Literary Inquiry

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Thursday, June 10, 2010 - 6:36pm
Middle Tennessee State University English Graduate Student Organization

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JULY 1ST!

MTSU EGSO CONFERENCE CALL FOR PAPERS

The English Graduate Student Organization at Middle Tennessee State University is requesting submissions for its 3rd MTSU EGSO Conference. The theme of this year's conference is "Common Threads: A Crazy-Quilt of Literary Inquiry." Presentations of scholarly research in all areas of literature and literary studies are welcome. Some suggested topics include:

•Children's Literature

•American Literature

•British Literature

•Popular Culture, Folklore, Graphic Novels and Film Studies

•Composition, Rhetoric, Linguistics, and Critical Theory

DEFINING THE NEW: EXPERIMENTS AND INNOVATIONS IN ENGLISH STUDIES, Oct. 22-23, 2010

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Thursday, June 10, 2010 - 2:39pm
Ohio University Department of English / Quarter After Eight Literary Journal

DEFINING THE NEW: EXPERIMENTS AND INNOVATIONS IN ENGLISH STUDIES
A Conference sponsored by the Ohio University English Department and Quarter After Eight
October 22-23 / Ohio University / Athens, Ohio

Keynote Address by: Anne Francis Wysocki
Special Reading by: Imad Rahman

"Literature is news that stays news."
-Ezra Pound

Intersections, Tensions and New Dimensions: Encounters in the Contact Zone in English Studies October 8-9, 2010

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Thursday, June 10, 2010 - 9:34am
University of New Hampshire English Graduate Organization

Intersections, Tensions, and New Dimensions:
Encounters in the Contact Zone in English Studies

October 8-9, 2010
University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH

This graduate conference will explore the relevance of contact and contact zones for English Studies. As we move deeper into the twenty-first century, English Studies continues to see increasing discursive overlap. Understandings of identity and subjectivity have relied increasingly on syncretism and hybridity at the expense of rigid national, cultural, and periodic categories. As boundaries and concepts become more permeable, Mary Louise Pratt's definition of "Contact Zones" gains increasing relevance and currency.

Cuteness: Yale CompLit Graduate Conference: Dec 3 2010

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Wednesday, June 9, 2010 - 12:26pm
Yale University, Department of Comparative Literature

Cuteness, or the Pragmatics of Diminution
Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference

Department of Comparative Literature, Yale University.

December 3, 2010

Keynote address by Paul Fry

Civil Rights, Social Justice, and the Midwest: THE SOCIETY FOR UTOPIAN STUDIES 35th Annual Meeting (07/15/2010, 10/28-10/31/2010

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Wednesday, June 9, 2010 - 12:14pm
The Society for Utopian Studies

*** DEADLINE EXTENDED to July 15, 2010 ***

Hilton Milwaukee City Center
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
October 28-31, 2010

Milwaukee in the 1960s and 1970s was a key site for civil rights marches, particularly around the open housing movement. From 1897 through much of the 20th Century, the city was governed by a succession of Socialist mayors, elected on their platform of practical, "sewer socialism." And Wisconsin itself and its Midwestern neighbors have long been home to experiments inintentional community.

James and Terror, Midwest MLA, November 4-7, 2010 (Abstract deadline 7/9)

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Tuesday, June 8, 2010 - 11:59am
International Henry James Society / Midwest Modern Language Association

HJS invites papers for a panel that explores James's representations of terror and violence in his fiction and essays. Possible approaches include investigations of the aesthetics of violence; acts of abjection; the pleasures from fear; horror and Gothic Literature influences; politics, power, terrorism; and the implications of fear and violence for gender, class, nationalism, or the politics of identity. Please send 250 word abstracts electronically to June Chung at jchung10@depaul.edu by July 9th. Also included should be contact information, affiliation, and abstract title.

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