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Melville and Rome: Empire–Democracy–Belief–Art; Rome, Italy; 22-26 June 2011

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Monday, May 10, 2010 - 8:30pm
The Melville Society and Dept. of Foreign Literatures, University of Roma (Sapienza)

Melville and Rome
Empire – Democracy – Belief – Art
The Eighth International Melville Conference
Rome: 22-26 June 2011
PRESENTED BY
The Melville Society
in collaboration with
The Department of Foreign Literatures, Cultures, and Languages
University of Rome (Sapienza)

[UPDATE] Utopian Animals: Society for Utopian Studies 2010 panel proposal (5/15/10)

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Monday, May 10, 2010 - 7:07pm
Keridiana Chez

In H.G. Wells's A Modern Utopia (1905), the narrator holds a remarkable conversation between the narrator and a dog-loving botanist who declares that the stated purposes of purging contagious diseases would never, for him, justify the mass extermination of pet dogs. The botanist staunchly concludes, "I do not like your utopia, if there are to be no dogs."

As evidenced by the March 2009 PMLA's special section and the October 2009 Chronicle of Higher Education's coverage on the emerging field of animal studies, the question of the animal has risen to mainstream prominence as scholars increasingly heed Claude Levi-Strauss' advice to think with the animal.

[UPDATE] The Apocalypse and its Discontents 9/1/10; 12/11/20

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Monday, May 10, 2010 - 10:24am
University of Westminster

UPDATE:

Keynote Speaker: Prof. Adam Roberts, Royal Holloway

Whereas visions of destruction and fantasies of the end have always haunted humankind, the modern period in particular has been increasingly characterised by a mixed sense of concern and fascination with the apocalypse, and even more so during the twentieth century. Today we are surrounded by scenarios of imminent destruction and annihilation, by politicians, scientists, religious groups, and writers, among others. This conference aims to explore and even question the widespread appeal of the apocalypse and we are particularly interested in narratives that either challenge or offer alternative responses to the apocalypse.

New Cartographies: Mapping Identity Politics in Theatre and Dance

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Sunday, May 9, 2010 - 9:30pm
American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR), Theatre Library Association (TLA), Congress on Research in Dance (CORD)

ASTR/TLA/CORD 2010 WORKING SESSION CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS

Session Title:

New Cartographies: Mapping Identity Politics in Theatre and Dance

Session Leader(s):

Jocelyn L. Buckner, independent scholar, jocelynbuckner@gmail.com
Aimee Zygmonski, University of California, San Diego, aimeezyg@earthlink.net

Lord Dunsany Essay Collection

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Friday, May 7, 2010 - 11:18am
Tania Scott and Douglas Small, University of Glasgow

Lord Dunsany- New Readings
Collected Essays

"Two players sat down to play a game together to while eternity away and for their board they chose the sky from rim to rim, whereon lay a little dust; and every speck of dust was a world upon the board of playing."

Publishing an Edited Collection: The Process Explained

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Thursday, May 6, 2010 - 7:05pm
Belinda Wheeler/ Midwest Modern Language Association Conference November 4-7, 2010

This is a roundtable session that aims to explain the process of proposing, collecting, publishing, editing, and marketing an edited collection of essays, particularly as a book. There will also be a discussion about the value of edited collections when applying for tenure. Roundtable participants will share their recent publishing experiences (in the form of a 5-6 minute presentation), after which there will be time for an informal discussion between conference attendees and panelists.

Female Editors Shaping Modernism

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Thursday, May 6, 2010 - 7:00pm
Belinda Wheeler/ Midwest Modern Language Association

Female editors and their important roles shaping modernist texts are often overlooked by scholars. This panel presentation seeks to recover several important female editors of little magazines, books, fliers, zines, etc in the U.S. and abroad. Papers discussing minority women are especially welcome, as are papers discussing female editors who were also artists, poets, writers, etc. Because of the important recovery aspect of this panel presentation, it is hoped that presenters will provide conference attendees with supplementary materials, in the form of handouts or PowerPoint presentations, to situate these foundational female editors for the audience.

The Hospitable Text: New Approaches to Religion and Literature (14-16/7/2011), London Notre Dame Centre, UK; deadline 15/9/2010

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Thursday, May 6, 2010 - 1:45am
Susan Felch, Emily Griesinger, Mark Knight, Emma Mason and Susannah Monta

The Hospitable Text: New Approaches to Religion and Literature, 14-16 July 2011, London Notre Dame Centre, UK.

Plenary lecturers will include: Julia Reinhard Lupton (UC Irvine) and John Schad (Lancaster University).

Other participants include: Jo Carruthers (Bristol University), Paul Contino (Pepperdine University), John Cox (Hope College), Robert Eaglestone (Royal Holloway, University of London), Mark Eaton (Azusa Pacific University), Peter Hawkins (Yale University), Emma Mason (Warwick University) and Susannah Monta (University of Notre Dame).

[UPDATE] Sirens (women and fantasy) - 10/7/2010-10/10/10, deadline extended to May 10

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Tuesday, May 4, 2010 - 4:46pm
Hallie Tibbetts / Narrate Conferences


CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Sirens - deadline extended
Vail, CO
October 7–10, 2010
A conference on women in fantasy literature presented by Narrate Conferences, Inc.

Sirens, a conference focused on literary contributions by women to the fantasy genre and on fantasy works with prominent female characters, will take place October 7–10, 2010, in Vail, CO. Guests of honor include Holly Black, Marie Brennan, and Terri Windling. The conference seeks papers, panels, interactive workshops, roundtable discussions, and other presentations suitable for an audience of academics, professionals, educators, librarians, authors, and fantasy readers.

CFP London-New York: Exchanges and Cross-Cultural Influences in the Arts and Literature ( April 1-2, 2010, Nancy, France)

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Tuesday, May 4, 2010 - 3:39pm
Université Nancy 2, France

International Conference
1-2 April 2011
Université Nancy 2

London-New York: Exchanges and Cross-Cultural Influences in the Arts and Literature

Call for paper

The Research Groups I.D.E.A. ("Interdisciplinarité dans les études
anglophones"), Nancy-Université) and ECRITURES, Université Paul
Verlaine–Metz are announcing a call for papers for their international
conference on the theme: "London-New York: Exchanges and Cross-Cultural
Influences in the Arts and Literature".

Utopian Studies Society (Europe) 12th Interantional Conference 8-11/8/2011, deadline 31/3/2011

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Tuesday, May 4, 2010 - 11:26am
University of Cyprus

From the devastation of the Athenian polis during the Peloponnesian war to the decline of the Greek world in the era of the Stoics, from the enclosures of the commons under the Tudors to the religious wars of the reformation and counter-reformation, and from the decline of the ancien régime to the upheavals of revolution and class struggle in the 19th century, "Utopia" is a name that has always been linked to crisis: as a reformist or revolutionary response to antagonisms and contradictions in the social, political and economic order, as a means of contemplating and urging a world to come during a period of transition and uncertainty.

The Industrial Revolution - Symposium - Cambridge, UK - September 2010 - Deadline June 21

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Tuesday, May 4, 2010 - 10:42am
Cambridge Victorian Studies Group

CALL FOR PAPERS

Before and After Toynbee: conceiving the Industrial Revolution during the long nineteenth century.

A one-day symposium to be held in Cambridge on September 23 2010, comprising a keynote talk by Professor Donald Winch (Sussex) and three panels of short papers.

This symposium aims to ask questions of the way industrialization was conceived both before and after Toynbee's "Lectures" in 1884, and to address the evolving idea of industrialism in the course of the long nineteenth century.

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