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[UPDATE] FRENZY Colloquium November 9-10, 2012

Tuesday, September 18, 2012 - 10:32am
York University English Graduate Students' Association

York University 2012 English Graduate Students' Association Colloquium: FRENZY

But everybody is drugged with his own frenzy, and the pageant marches at all hours, with music and banner and badge.
--Ralph Waldo Emerson

Prophecies of a 2012 end of days; Black Friday at Wal-Mart; Howard Beale in Network inciting viewers to scream "I'm as mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore!" From mass hysteria to individual neuroses, the elusive nature of frenzy lends itself to dramatically different conceptualizations across the disciplines.

Short Story

Monday, September 17, 2012 - 4:37pm
The College English Association

The college English Association invites papers on any aspect of the short story, from its history to its present practice, theories of the short story, individual authors, movements or schools of short story writing, pedagogy, close readings of individual stories, and so on. As the theme of the conference is "Nature," widely defined, papers may of course address stories set in natural surroundings, employing imagery or symbols from the natural world, etc.

CFP Stet Journal Issue 3

Monday, September 17, 2012 - 2:11pm
King's College London

Stet, the online postgraduate journal of the English Department at King's College London, is now accepting submissions from current postgraduate students for its third peer-reviewed publication. In this issue, we will present articles from an international pool of students on the concept of dis/orientation. We seek to explore the question of how we are and have been located or dislocated in space, time, and history. Which parts of our personal, social, cultural, geographical, genetic, or technological landscape orient us? What incidents construct our conception of ourselves and our environments?

[UPDATE] CFP Reminder: NVSA 2013 Conference (10/15; Boston 4/5-7)

Monday, September 17, 2012 - 1:21pm
Northeast Victorian Studies Association

CFP: NVSA 2013 -- 1874

Boston University: April 5-7, 2013

All the breath and the bloom of the year in the bag of one bee:
--Robert Browning

NVSA solicits submissions for its annual conference. The topic this year is 1874.

The conference will feature a keynote panel including Isobel Armstrong, Robert J. Richards, and Herbert Tucker, and a walking tour of Victorian Boston led by Martha Vicinus.

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UpStage: A Journal of Turn-of-the-Century Theatre; Winter 2012/13, Deadline: 12/10/12

Monday, September 17, 2012 - 11:14am
Helena Gurfinkel, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville; Michelle Paull, St. Mary's University College

UPSTAGE, a peer-reviewed online publication dedicated to research in turn-of-the-century dramatic literature, theatre, and theatrical culture, is seeking submissions for its Winter 2012-13 issue. This is a development of the pages published under this name as part of THE OSCHOLARS, and is now an independently edited journal in the Oscholars group published by Rivendale Press at, as part of our expanding coverage of the different cultural manifestations of the fin de siècle. UPSTAGE is indexed by the Modern Language Association.

[UPDATE] Deadline reminder: Women's and Gender Studies Caucus of NeMLA, March 21-24, 2013; due: Sept 30, 2012

Monday, September 17, 2012 - 7:11am
Northeast Modern Language Association - NeMLA

Chairs of the following pre-approved panels and roundtables of the NeMLA Women's and Gender Studies Caucus seek proposals. For panel / roundtable descriptions, and submission information, please see: Unless otherwise stated, proposals are due by September 30th
The Artemis Archetype in Fiction, Film, and Television
Between the Written and Oral: Medieval and Early Modern Women and Their
Texts (Roundtable)
Communal Modernisms: Teaching Women's Literature in the 21st-Century
Classroom (Roundtable)

Modern Soundscapes - July 10 -13, 2013

Sunday, September 16, 2012 - 10:07pm
Australasian Association of Literature & Centre for Modernism Studies in Australia (University of New South Wales)

Confirmed Keynote Speakers: Steven Connor (Cambridge) and Garrett Stewart (Iowa)

What is a modern soundscape?

Graduate call for papers: Nineteenth Century Studies Association conference, March 7-9, 2013

Saturday, September 15, 2012 - 8:58am
Nineteenth Century Studies Association

Nineteenth Century Studies Association
34th Annual Conference
Fresno, California March 7-9, 2013
Graduate Forum Call for Papers

Building on the Nineteenth Century Studies Association's 2013 conference
theme of Loco/Motion, graduate students are invited to submit proposals
about the medium of pilgrimage in the long nineteenth century (1789-1914)
to a graduate student forum session. From religious travels to personal
journeys (actual and imagined), this panel seeks abstracts that will
address the role of the pilgrim as traveler in the nineteenth century,
whether in America or abroad.