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

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

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

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

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



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


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

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

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

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

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)

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 by July 9th. Also included should be contact information, affiliation, and abstract title.

Gylphi SF Storyworlds [UPDATE]

Tuesday, June 8, 2010 - 8:23am
Dr Paul March-Russell

SF Storyworlds is a new critical studies series in science fiction published by UK academic press, Gylphi. Our aim is to explore the development of SF from the nineteenth century to the present day, including its impact upon social and cultural thought. We are interested in rethinking the possibilities of the genre, such as its relationship to mainstream culture, the influence of different media, and the roles of critical theory and translation studies, including SF from Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America. A central question is that of genre (for example, in the work of Gwyneth Jones, China Miéville or Jeff Vandermeer) as an indicator of the current and future directions of SF. Possible themes might include (but are not limited to):

Decadent Poetics, 1-2 July 2011

Tuesday, June 8, 2010 - 4:23am
Centre for Victorian Studies, University of Exeter, UK

Keynote speakers: Stephen Arata (Virginia); Joseph Bristow (UCLA); Regenia Gagnier (Exeter); Catherine Maxwell (Queen Mary, London)

Transatlantic Literature and the Production of National Identities, 1870-1910

Monday, June 7, 2010 - 7:55pm
Keridiana Chez

This panel has already been accepted by the Midwest Conference for British Studies, October 8-10, 2010, Cleveland. We are seeking a fourth paper.

Arizona's recent attack on ethnic studies brings to glaring light the relationship between the production of cultures, racial identities, and nations. How are national identities contingent on the constitution of, or at least the appearance of, a homogeneous racial identity, which in turn, is produced and maintained through the vigilant regularization of a distinct national culture?