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Animals and Nature in H.G. Wells Conference Panel

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Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 4:39pm
Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment

The abundant and eclectic writings of H.G. Wells offer many opportunities for scholars working in ecocriticism and animal studies to interrogate the attitudes people in the Victorian and modern eras held regarding the non-human world. This panel seeks to explore the many ways in which Wells' diverse corpus engages with various concerns and debates concerning nature in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Rethinking Empathy (edited volume, 10/1/2012 for proposals) [UPDATE]

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Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 3:47pm
Meghan Marie Hammond and Sue J. Kim / NYU and UMass Lowell

Rethinking Empathy: What Literature Can Teach Us About Feeling With Others

Recent years have seen exciting developments on the topic of empathy in a number of fields including neuroscience, social psychology, and philosophy. We invite proposals for essays to be included in a collection on empathy and literature. We believe this volume will serve as an important contribution to a growing field of inquiry. The collection conceives of "literature" broadly to include the graphic novel. We are also open to other narrative media, such as film, television, and online media.

[UPDATE] CFP: Edited Collection on Dark Fairy Tales in Children's and Young Adult Literature

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Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 2:52pm
Tanya Jones, M.Ed. and Joe Abbruscato, MA

Scholarly essays are sought for a collection on the "dark/gothic" fairy tale motif in children's and young adult literature. One of the most popular and long standing traditions in literature for youth, fairy tales have always had elements of fantastical horror, dark motifs, and other Gothic themes built into them. Cannibalism, murders, despair, rape, kidnapping, reincarnations, broken families and many other horrific elements are to be found in these stories. Countless experts insist that their inclusion was, and still is, vital to the growth and maturation of the child reader. The melding of the traditional fairy tale and Gothic literature themes help the reader not only to see the positive aspects of life, but the darker side as well.

Literature and Crime in the Early Nineteenth Century (NeMLA, March 21-24, 2013 - deadline for submissions, Sept 30, 2012)

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Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 12:31pm
Northeast Modern Language Association

Literature and Crime in the Early Nineteenth Century

This panel will explore ways in which nineteenth-century British literature published before 1859 engages with issues of crime and criminality. Papers might examine social responses to this literature or situate issues of class and gender in relation to the broader theme of the panel, though a focus on these particular inquiries is not required. Possible texts include, but are not limited to, gothic fiction, Newgate novels, penny 'bloods,' and works by G.W.M. Reynolds. Please send 300-500 word abstracts to Elizabeth Stearns, efporter@syr.edu.

AAH New Voices: Art and its Hierarchies

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Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 7:17am
Association of Art Historians

AAH New Voices: Art and its Hierarchies
University of Nottingham
November 24th 2012

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Gabriele Neher, University of Nottingham, 'Gender, space and plates: Renaissance hierarchies of 'art' under the spotlight'

eCanadian Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences

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Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 5:11am
Canadian Research Council

The foci of eCanadian Journals are to endorse and promote the erudite research among academicians, scientists, scholars, engineers, and students from around the world. ECJ select papers for publications throughout meticulous peer-review with a systematic assessment procedure for expeditious publications.

ECJ is pleased to welcome and receive eminence-quality and refereed papers and articles in the following areas.

Classics, History, Religion, Languages, Law, Literature, Performing Arts, Philosophy, Visual Arts, and Legitimation of the Humanities.

Anthropology, Education, Geography, History, Linguistics, Sociology, Psychology and Political Sciences

jhss@ecanadianjournals.com

Critical Identities: Finding and Expressing Critical Identities in Humanities Scholarship [10/15/12;2/15/13]

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Tuesday, September 11, 2012 - 1:49am
Natures 2013 hosted by La Sierra University (Riverside, California USA)

Have you tied the knot yet? Or are you still playing the field? Are you a committed feminist, poststructuralist, or ecocritic? Or do you pick up a critical perspective for one project and then using another for the next? Do you still fondly cling to your first love of close reading?

Festivals and Faires, March 27-30, Washington, DC

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Monday, September 10, 2012 - 9:32pm
Popular Culture Association

The Festivals & Faires Area of the Popular Culture Association welcomes submissions for the 2013 PCA/ACA conference in Washington, D.C. on any festival or faire—modern or historical. Scholars of theatre / theater, drama, performance studies, American studies, popular culture, religion, history, anthropology, folklore, English, theory, and non-western traditions are encouraged to apply. Since the conference is in Boston, MA, any papers relating to festivals and faires in the city or state are greatly appreciated. Other specific areas of interest for this year's panels include, but are not limited to:

Borders and Beyond: Considering Communities (Oct. 11-13, 2012) --- Abstracts Due Sept. 15th

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Monday, September 10, 2012 - 7:20pm
University of Florida English Graduate Organization

2012 University of Florida English Graduate Organization Conference
Borders and Beyond: Considering Communities
October 11-13, 2012 at the University of Florida

Keynote Speaker: Kristina Busse (University of South Alabama)
Guest Speaker: Catherine Tosenberger (University of Winnipeg)

Call for Papers

UPDATE:'The Road Not Taken': Explorations in Narrative Refusals, Disnarration, and Counterfactual Histories

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Monday, September 10, 2012 - 11:57am
Indian Institute of Technology [IIT] Bombay

Plenary speakers:
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Professor Jasbir Jain,
Hon Director, Institute for Research in Interdisciplinary Studies (IRIS), Sahitya Akademi Writer-in-Residence, 2009

Professor Supriya Chaudhuri
Professor and Coordinator, Centre of Advanced Study, Department of English, Jadavpur University

Papers are invited for a two-day refereed conference on Disnarration from 1st to 2nd March 2013, at IIT Bombay, Mumbai, India.

Gerald Prince's introduction of the 'disnarrated' in 1988 marks an interesting milestone in the evolution of narrative theory. The notion of what could have, but does not happen in a narrative, opens up new ways of looking at texts and at their visibility, overt and implicit.

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